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BRDC Daily Express International Trophy

Silverstone, Great-Britain

Date: 14/9/1957
Track length: 4.710 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 34
Starters: 30?
Finishers: 27?

Pole position: Probably Le Mans start by engine size order
Fastest lap: Hawthorn and Scott-Brown, 2.05 = 135,67 kmh

Distance: 15 laps
Average speed: 132,27 kmh
Weather: Sunny but very cold
Ruleset: Modifications “somewhat controlled” “More closely resembling production models” “Amelioration”-only modifications of production parts allowed
Car info:  

 

Postponed from its traditional May date because of the Suez crisis, the opening laps saw a splendid fight between Hawthorn, Scott Brown, Hamilton and Bueb all in the “new” 3.4 litre Jaguars. Their cornering was spectacular “door-handles nearly scraping the ground”. Scott Brown’s car expired in a cloud of brake fluid smoke. Harold Grace beat main rival Sears (both in BMC assisted cars) with Flockhart’s Coombs Jag 2.4 as interloper. Noel Cunningham Reid was impressive in the AFN DKW. Foster and Waller in their BMC assisted MGs narrowly beat Bridger’s Borgward. M. Adler had a very lucky escape when he clipped the inside concrete wall at Club and rolled his Austin A105 practically into a ball!


Touring cars
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 61  
Jaguar 3.4 Litre
Mike Hawthorn, GB
3442 L6 E (C according to contemporary mags) 15 laps, 32.03     2.05  
2 2    
Jaguar 3.4 Litre
Duncan Hamilton, GB
3442 L6 E (C according to contemporary mags) 15 laps, 32.14        
3 3    
Jaguar 3.4 Litre
Ivor Bueb, GB
3442 L6 E (C according to contemporary mags) 15 laps, 32.53        
4 1    
Riley Pathfinder
Harold Grace, GB
2443 L4 D 14 laps, 32.15        
5 2   John Coombs
Jaguar 2.4 Litre
Ron Flockhart, GB
2483 L6 D 14 laps, 32.16        
6 3    
Austin A105
Jack Sears, GB
2639 L6 D 14 laps, 32.26        
7 4    
Ford Zephyr Mk II
Jeff Uren, GB
2553 L6 D          
8 5    
Ford Zephyr Mk II
Ian Walker
2553 L6 D          
9 6    
Ford Zephyr Mk II
Dennis Scott, GB
2553 L6 D          
10 7    
Ford Zephyr Mk II
Edward Harrison, GB
2553 L6 D          
11 8    
Ford Zephyr Mk II
Cuth Harrison, GB
2553 L6 D          
  1   Dick Jacobs/BMC
MG Magnette
Alan Foster, GB
1489 L4 B 14 laps, 32.02     2.24,2  
  2   Dick Jacobs/BMC?
MG Magnette
John Waller
1489 L4 B 14 laps, 34.04        
  3   Metcalfe & Munday?
Borgward Isabella TS
Tommy Bridger
1493 L4 B 14 laps, 34.06        
  1   AFN/W.H. Aldington
DKW
Noel Cunningham-Reid
896 L3 A 13 laps, 32.55        
  2   Team Speedwell
Austin A35
John Sprinzel, GB
948 L4 A 13 laps, 32.55     x  
  3    
Morris Minor
W.G. Wright
948 L4 A 13 laps, 34.17        
    43  
Ford Zephyr Mk II
Peter Riley, GB
2553 L6 D          
       
Wolseley 15/50
P.J. Simpson
1250 L4 B          
       
Standard Ten
J.P. Baldam
948 L4 A          
       
MG Magnette
Vic Derrington
1489 L4 B          
      Gregor Grant
MG Magnette
John Dalton
1489 L4 B          
       
Renault Dauphine
D.S. Boston
845 L4 A          
       
Austin A35
Bob Gerard, GB
948 L4 A          
       
Borgward Isabella TS
John Wallwork
1493 L4 B          
DNF      
Austin A90
Alan Adler
2639 L6 D         Acccident
DNF      
Jaguar 3.4 Litre
Archie Scott Brown, GB
3442 L6 E (C according to contemporary mags) 5     2.05 Brakes
       
Wolseley 15/50
Eric Fenning
1250 L4 B          
DNS?      
DKW
Ian Scott-Watson
896 L3 A          
DNS?      
Renault Dauphine
V. Wydham-Hatton
845 L4 A          
DNS?      
Borgward Isabella TS
A. Hind
1493 L4 B          
DNS?      
Austin A35
R. Richards
948 L4 A          

Remarks: Team prize: Jaguar (with Dunlop tires and Shell fuel)