1960 BRDC International Trophy

The 12th BRDC International Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 14 May 1960 at the Silverstone Circuit, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, and was won by British driver Innes Ireland in a Lotus 18. The race was marred by the death of experienced American driver Harry Schell in a violent accident during practice in wet conditions.[1]

1960 BRDC International Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1960 Formula One season
Race details
Date 14 May 1960
Official name XII BRDC International Trophy
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.714 km (2.93 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 235.7 km (146.5 mi)
Weather Practice: wet
Race: dry, sunny, windy
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:50.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax
Time 1:34.2
First Lotus-Climax
Second Cooper-Climax
Third BRM

The field also included several Formula Two cars. They were the Coopers of Denis Hulme, Tony Marsh, John Campbell-Jones, Tim Parnell and Chris Bristow.


Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 10   Innes Ireland Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.20:41.1 11
2 1   Jack Brabham Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax + 1.9 s 5
3 4   Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM + 1:10.6 s 8
4 11   Alan Stacey Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 49 laps 9
5 25   Phil Hill Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 49 laps 4
6 9   Masten Gregory Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 48 laps 12
7 23   Jack Fairman C.T. Atkins / High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax 48 laps 13
8 24   Cliff Allison Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 47 laps 7
9 8   Ian Burgess Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 46 laps 18
10 7   Maurice Trintignant David Brown Corporation Aston Martin 46 laps 14
11 15   Brian Naylor JBW Car Co. JBW-Maserati 46 laps 25
12 29   Denis Hulme New Zealand International Grand Prix Team Cooper-Climax (F2) 46 laps 21
13 17   Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Cooper-Maserati 46 laps 16
14 2   Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 45 laps 15
15 31   Tony Marsh Tony Marsh Cooper-Climax (F2) Fuel line 19
16 30   John Campbell-Jones DRW Engineering Ltd Cooper-Climax (F2) Clutch 23
Ret 5   Jo Bonnier Owen Racing Organisation BRM Brakes / overheating 2
Ret 16   Bruce Halford Fred Tuck Cars Cooper-Climax Brakes 20
Ret 20   Stirling Moss Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax Wishbone 1
NC 19   Mike Taylor Taylor & Crawley Racing Lotus-Climax 32 laps 24
Ret 18   David Piper Robert Bodle Ltd Lotus-Climax Clutch 17
Ret 28   Tim Parnell R.H.H. Parnell Cooper-Climax (F2) Overheating 22
Ret 12   John Surtees Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Oil leak 6
Ret 3   Dan Gurney Owen Racing Organisation BRM Engine 3
Ret 6   Roy Salvadori David Brown Corporation Aston Martin Misfire 10
DNS 22   Harry Schell Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax Fatal accident in practice
DNS 27   Chris Bristow Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax (F2) Withdrawn
DNS 12   Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Car driven by Surtees
DNA 26   Tony Brooks Vandervell Products Vanwall Car not ready
DNA 8   Carlos Menditeguy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati Car driven by Burgess
DNA 14   Ron Flockhart Alan Brown Equipe Cooper-Climax Car not ready
DNA 21   Ken Gregory Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax Car driven by Moss

Other carsEdit

  • Stirling Moss also practiced in a different Cooper-Climax (car #20T) but it was damaged in an accident. He subsequently practiced and raced Ken Gregory's car.
  • John Surtees also practiced in a privately entered Formula Two Cooper-Climax (car #32) but did not race it. He may also have been entered for the race in a Vanwall, but this is not confirmed.[2]


  1. ^ "Harry Schell Profile". GP.com. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  2. ^ "XII B.R.D.C. Daily Express International Trophy 1960". F2 Register. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Results at www.silhouet.com [1]

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