1954 II Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race
|Non-Championship race in the 1954 Formula One season|
|Date||2 August 1954|
|Official name||II Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race|
|Location||Davidstow Circuit, Davidstow, Cornwall|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
2.973 km (1.8475 mi)
|Distance||20 (reduced from 30) laps, 59.46 km (36.95 mi)|
|Drivers|| Rodney Nuckey
The 2nd Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 2 August 1954 at the Davidstow Circuit, Cornwall. The race was to be run over 30 laps of the little circuit, but this was reduced to 20 laps due to the bad weather. The race was won by British driver John Coombs in a Lotus Mk VIII.
This was the second of three Formula One races held in Cornwall during 1954 and 1955, and is particularly notable for being the first Formula One race to be won by a Lotus.
Rodney Nuckey led the race until lap 17, when he suffered oil pressure problems, leaving Coombs and Kyffin to battle for the lead until the end.
|1||John Coombs||J. Coombs||Lotus-Connaught||6|
|2||Tom Kyffin||Equipe Devone||Cooper-Bristol||2|
|3||Dick Gibson||R. Gibson||Cooper-Bristol||3|
|4||Gordon Rolls||Equipe Devone||Cooper-Bristol||19 laps||4|
|Ret||Rodney Nuckey||Eric Brandon||Cooper-Bristol||Oil pressure||1|
|Ret||Albert Wake||A. Wake||Alta-Bristol||5|
|DNS||Jack Walton||J.H. Walton||Cooper-Bristol||–|
|DNS||Peter Bolton||J.H. Walton||Frazer Nash-BMW||–|
|DNS||Eric Brandon||E. Brandon||Cooper-Aston Martin||Engine in practice||–|
- Brandon's Cooper-Aston Martin blew its engine in practice, and a Bristol engine was installed in its place. This car was the Cooper-Bristol that Nuckey used during the race.
- "Davidstow", Peter Tutthill, 1996.
1954 August Trophy
|Formula One Non-Championship races
1954 International Gold Cup
1954 I Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race
|Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race||Next race:
1955 Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race