1964 Daily Mirror Trophy
The 2nd Daily Mirror Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 14 March 1964 at Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, England. The race was run over 35 laps of the circuit, and was won by British driver Innes Ireland in a BRP.
|1964 Daily Mirror Trophy|
|Non-championship race in the 1964 Formula One season|
|Date||14 March 1964|
|Official name||II Daily Mirror Trophy|
|Location||Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit, West Sussex|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.361 km (2.71 mi)|
|Distance||35 (reduced from 50) laps, 152.635 km (94.85 mi)|
|Weather||Cold, sleet, snow|
The weather conditions for this race were atrocious, with driving sleet and snow, and the length of the race was cut from 50 laps to 35.  Three of the favourites were out of contention early in the race, as Jim Clark and Jack Brabham suffered badly from their cars being fitted with smaller wheels than the others, while Graham Hill had an accident on lap 6, aquaplaning into an earth bank while leading. Peter Arundell led from then until lap 22 when his gearbox failed, and after Jo Bonnier led briefly, Ireland took the lead on lap 26 and pulled away to take the victory.
Scuderia Ferrari had entered two cars, numbered 7 and 8, but withdrew before naming drivers. Brabham and Cooper entered cars given numbers 6 and 10 respectively, which were also withdrawn.
- "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp.174-175
- "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
- "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp.174-175.
1963 Rand Grand Prix
|Formula One non-championship races
1964 News of the World Trophy
1961 Daily Mirror Trophy
|Daily Mirror Trophy||Next race:|
1965 Daily Mirror Trophy