1950 BRDC International Trophy

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Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1950 Formula One season
Silverstone circuitmap 1950-51.jpg
Date 26 August 1950
Official name II Daily Express BRDC International Trophy
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Course Permanent racing facility
4.649 km (2.888 mi)
Distance 35 laps, 162.716 km (101.106,8 mi)
Pole position
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo
Fastest lap
Drivers Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Italy Nino Farina
Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo
Time 1:52.0
Podium
First Italy Nino Farina Alfa Romeo
Second Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo
Third United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari

The 2nd BRDC International Trophy meeting – formally the Daily Express BRDC International Trophy – was held on 26 August 1950 at the Silverstone Circuit, England. The race was run to Formula One regulations, and was held over two heats of 15 laps each, followed by a final race of 35 laps. Italian driver Nino Farina emerged the winner, in an Alfa Romeo 158, repeating his victory from the 1950 British Grand Prix, held at the same circuit in May. He beat his Argentine team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio, and British driver Peter Whitehead in a Ferrari. Other notable entrants were the two BRM V16 cars entered for Raymond Sommer, Peter Walker, Raymond Mays and Reg Parnell. Unfortunately, their legendary lack of reliability resulted in neither car completing a lap in anger.

Results[edit]

Final – 35 Laps[edit]

Pos Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time/Ret.
1 Italy Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo 35 1:07:17.0
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo 35 + 10.4s
3 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari 35 + 1:04.4
4 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison ERA B ERA 35 + 1:05.0
5 United Kingdom Brian Shawe-Taylor ERA B ERA 34 + 1 lap
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss HWM Alta 34 + 1 lap
7 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 34 + 1 lap
8 Monaco Louis Chiron Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 33 + 2 laps
9 United Kingdom Bob Gerard ERA B ERA 32 accident
10 United Kingdom David Hampshire Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 32 + 3 laps
11 France Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 32 + 3 laps
12 United Kingdom Philip Fotheringham-Parker Maserati 6CM Maserati 32 + 3 laps
13 United Kingdom Geoff Richardson RRA RRA 31 + 4 laps
NC United Kingdom Gordon Watson Alta F2 Alta 30 + 5 laps
Ret United Kingdom Fergus Anderson HWM HWM 28 Gearbox
Ret United Kingdom Colin Murray Maserati 6CL Maserati 13  ?
Ret United Kingdom Reg Parnell Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 9 Engine
Ret United Kingdom David Murray Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 2 Oil pipe
Ret France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 2 Rear axle

Heats – 15 Laps[edit]

(Note: Drivers indicated in bold qualified for the final)

Heat 1
Pos Driver Constructor Laps Time/Ret.
1 Italy Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 15 28:53
2 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Maserati 15 + 29s
3 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari 15 + 31s
4 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison ERA 15 + 33s
5 France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago 15 + 56s
6 France Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago 14 + 1 lap
7 United Kingdom Fergus Anderson HWM 14 + 1 lap
8 United Kingdom Philip Fotheringham-Parker Maserati 14 + 1 lap
9 United Kingdom Colin Murray Maserati 13 + 2 laps
NC United Kingdom Geoff Richardson RRA 12 + 3 laps
Ret United Kingdom Tony Rolt Delage 15S8  ? Gearbox
Ret United Kingdom Archie Butterworth AJB-Steyr 1 Crankshaft
Heat 2
Pos Driver Constructor Laps Time/Ret.
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 15 33:53
2 United Kingdom Brian Shawe-Taylor ERA 15 + 32s
3 United Kingdom Bob Gerard ERA 15 + 1:27
4 United Kingdom David Hampshire Maserati 14 + 1 lap
5 United Kingdom David Murray Maserati 14 + 1 lap
6 United Kingdom Gordon Watson Alta 14 + 1 lap
7 Monaco Louis Chiron Maserati 14 + 1 lap
8 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago 14 + 1 lap
9 United Kingdom Stirling Moss HWM 14 + 1 lap
Ret United Kingdom Joe Kelly Alta GP  ? DNF
Ret Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 125 7 Spin
Ret United Kingdom Leslie Brooke Maserati 4CLT-48 6 Accident
Ret United Kingdom Michael Chorlton Bugatti T51A 4 Valve
Ret Belgium Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago T26C 1 Spin
Ret France Raymond Sommer BRM P15 1 Transmission

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