1964 Daily Mirror Trophy

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United Kingdom  1964 Daily Mirror Trophy
Race details
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
4.361 km (2.71 mi)
Distance 35 (reduced from 50) laps, 152.635 km (94.85 mi)
Weather Cold, sleet, snow
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:32.8
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Peter Arundell Lotus-Climax
Time 1:51.2
Podium
First United Kingdom Innes Ireland BRP-BRM
Second Sweden Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax
Third New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax

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.

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. [1] 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.

Giancarlo Baghetti was unable to make the start after his car's engine failed while it was being practiced by Phil Hill.

Results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 14 United Kingdom Innes Ireland British Racing Partnership BRP-BRM 1.12:53.4 17
2 20 Sweden Jo Bonnier Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax + 20.0 s 6
3 9 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax + 1:03.0 s 4
4 11 United States Phil Hill Scuderia Centro Sud BRM + 1:36.2 8
5 17 New Zealand Chris Amon Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM 33 laps 9
6 25 United Kingdom Jackie Epstein Epstein-Eyre Racing Team BRM 32 laps 14
7 26 Belgium André Pilette Equipe Scirocco Belge Scirocco-Climax 31 laps 16
Ret 18 United States Peter Revson Revson Racing (America) Lotus-BRM Accident 11
Ret 19 United Kingdom Ian Raby Ian Raby (Racing) Brabham-BRM Accident 12
Ret 2 United Kingdom Peter Arundell Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Gearbox 3
Ret 5 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham Racing Organisation Brabham-Climax Scavenge pump 5
Ret 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Ignition 1
Ret 16 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Reg Parnell (Racing) Lotus-BRM Engine 18
Ret 15 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor British Racing Partnership Lotus-BRM Engine 7
Ret 3 United Kingdom Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM Accident 2
Ret 23 United Kingdom Jock Russell Jock Russell Lotus-Climax Engine 15
Ret 22 France Bernard Collomb Bernard Collomb Lotus-Climax Engine 13
DNS 12 Italy Giancarlo Baghetti Scuderia Centro Sud BRM Engine (10)
WD 4 United States Richie Ginther Owen Racing Organisation BRM Car not ready -
WD 21 United Kingdom Bob Anderson DW Racing Enterprises Brabham-Climax Car not delivered -
WD 24 United Kingdom Graham Eden Graham Eden Cooper Arden-Climax Car not ready -

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.


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