Tag Archives: International Trophy

Ferrari, klemcoll, silverstone, Mike Hawthorn

The Farnham Flyer

Here is Mike Hawthorn with a Scuderia Ferrari 500F2 during the Daily Express International Trophy meeting at Silverstone on May 9, 1953. The International Trophy was a non-Championship race but by being promoted by the British Racing Drivers Club nevertheless usually attracted a broad Formula 1 entry. For the 1953 event Scuderia Ferrari sent only […]

A Le Mans Start

This fabulous photograph, was taken just in front of the Motor bridge at Silverstone at the entrance to Copse Corner on September 14, 1957. Here we see the Le Mans type start which was used for the over 1.5 liter Sports Car Race which took place before the non-championship F1 race at the International Trophy […]

Harry Schell, Vanwall, Silverstone

An American in Paris

This tough looking guy behind the wheel of his Vanwall is Harry Schell, a Franco-American living in Paris, but wearing a USAC emblem on his helmet. This photograph was taken on May 5, 1956, just before the start of the Daily Express International Trophy, then an annual non-Championship F1 race held at Silverstone. Schell shared pole […]

Froilan Gonzalez, Ferrari, Silverstone

Waiting for a Wet Start

It is raining at Silverstone on May 15, 1954 before the start of the first heat of the International Daily Express Trophy race, a non-championship event for F1 cars. This popular race always attracted a large early season entry of both factory cars and privateers. Sitting in his Ferrari 553 “Squalo” is the well-known Argentinean driver […]