1955 Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race

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United Kingdom  1955 Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race
Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1955 Formula One season
Date 30 May 1955
Official name III Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race
Location Davidstow Circuit, Davidstow, Cornwall
Course Permanent racing facility
2.973 km (1.8475 mi)
Distance 20 laps, 59.46 km (36.95 mi)
Weather Dry, sunny
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Leslie Marr Connaught-Alta
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Leslie Marr Connaught-Alta
Time 1:15.4
First United Kingdom Leslie Marr Connaught-Alta
Second United Kingdom Charles Boulton Connaught-Lea Francis
Third United Kingdom Tom Kyffin Cooper-Bristol

The 3rd Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 30 May 1955 at the Davidstow Circuit, Cornwall. The race was run over 20 laps of the little circuit, and was won by British driver Leslie Marr in a Connaught Type B.

This was the third and last Formula One race to be held in Cornwall.


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 United Kingdom Leslie Marr L. Marr Connaught-Alta 25:57.2 1
2 United Kingdom Charles Boulton Ecurie Ane Connaught-Lea Francis 20 laps 3
3 United Kingdom Tom Kyffin Equipe Devone Cooper-Bristol 20 laps 2
4 United Kingdom Dick Gibson Tony Crook Cooper-Bristol 19 laps 6
5 United Kingdom Freddie Sowrey F. Sowrey Cooper-JAP 19 laps 5
Ret United Kingdom Robert Harris Dick Gibson Connaught-Lea Francis 4
DNS United Kingdom Gordon Rolls G.H. & J.F. Rolls Tojeiro-Bristol -
WD United Kingdom Ken Tyrrell R.K. Tyrrell Cooper-Norton -
WD United Kingdom Tony Crook Tony Crook Cooper-Bristol Car raced by Gibson -
DNA United Kingdom Tony Rolt Rob Walker Racing Team Connaught-Alta Car not ready -
DNA United Kingdom Peter Collins Owen Racing Organisation Maserati Raced elsewhere -


  • "Davidstow", Peter Tutthill, 1996.
  • Race results at www.silhouet.com [1]

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