1960 BRDC International Trophy

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1960 BRDC International Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1960 Formula One season
Race details
Date 14 May 1960
Official name XII BRDC International Trophy
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.714 km (2.93 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 235.7 km (146.5 mi)
Weather Practice: wet
Race: dry, sunny, windy
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Climax
Time 1:50.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax
Time 1:34.2
First Lotus-Climax
Second Cooper-Climax
Third BRM

The 12th BRDC International Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 14 May 1960 at the Silverstone Circuit, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, and was won by British driver Innes Ireland in a Lotus 18. The race was particularly notable for the death of experienced American driver Harry Schell in a violent accident during practice in wet conditions.[1]

The field also included several Formula Two cars. They were the Coopers of Denis Hulme, Tony Marsh, John Campbell-Jones, Tim Parnell and Chris Bristow.


Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 10 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 1.20:41.1 11
2 1 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax + 1.9 s 5
3 4 United Kingdom Graham Hill Owen Racing Organisation BRM + 1:10.6 s 8
4 11 United Kingdom Alan Stacey Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 49 laps 9
5 25 United States Phil Hill Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 49 laps 4
6 9 United States Masten Gregory Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 48 laps 12
7 23 United Kingdom Jack Fairman C.T. Atkins / High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax 48 laps 13
8 24 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 47 laps 7
9 8 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati 46 laps 18
10 7 France Maurice Trintignant David Brown Corporation Aston Martin 46 laps 14
11 15 United Kingdom Brian Naylor JBW Car Co. JBW-Maserati 46 laps 25
12 29 New Zealand Denis Hulme New Zealand International Grand Prix Team Cooper-Climax (F2) 46 laps 21
13 17 United Kingdom Keith Greene Gilby Engineering Cooper-Maserati 46 laps 16
14 2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax 45 laps 15
15 31 United Kingdom Tony Marsh Tony Marsh Cooper-Climax (F2) Fuel line 19
16 30 United Kingdom John Campbell-Jones DRW Engineering Ltd Cooper-Climax (F2) Clutch 23
Ret 5 Sweden Jo Bonnier Owen Racing Organisation BRM Brakes / overheating 2
Ret 16 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Fred Tuck Cars Cooper-Climax Brakes 20
Ret 20 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax Wishbone 1
NC 19 United Kingdom Mike Taylor Taylor & Crawley Racing Lotus-Climax 32 laps 24
Ret 18 United Kingdom David Piper Robert Bodle Ltd Lotus-Climax Clutch 17
Ret 28 United Kingdom Tim Parnell R.H.H. Parnell Cooper-Climax (F2) Overheating 22
Ret 12 United Kingdom John Surtees Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Oil leak 6
Ret 3 United States Dan Gurney Owen Racing Organisation BRM Engine 3
Ret 6 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori David Brown Corporation Aston Martin Misfire 10
DNS 22 United States Harry Schell Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax Fatal accident in practice
DNS 27 United Kingdom Chris Bristow Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax (F2) Withdrawn
DNS 12 United Kingdom Jim Clark Team Lotus Lotus-Climax Car driven by Surtees
DNA 26 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Vandervell Products Vanwall Car not ready
DNA 8 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati Car driven by Burgess
DNA 14 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart Alan Brown Equipe Cooper-Climax Car not ready
DNA 21 United Kingdom Ken Gregory Rob Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax Car driven by Moss

Other cars[edit]

  • Stirling Moss also practiced in a different Cooper-Climax (car #20T) but it was damaged in an accident. He subsequently practiced and raced Ken Gregory's car.
  • John Surtees also practiced in a privately entered Formula Two Cooper-Climax (car #32) but did not race it. He may also have been entered for the race in a Vanwall, but this is not confirmed.[2]


  1. ^ "Harry Schell Profile". GP.com. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  2. ^ "XII B.R.D.C. Daily Express International Trophy 1960". F2 Register. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  • "The Grand Prix Who's Who", Steve Small, 1995.
  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.
  • Results at www.silhouet.com [1]

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