1957 Goodwood F1

Glover Trophy

Monday, April 22, 1957
Laps:
32
Fastest Lap:
Brooks, 1m29.6
Country:
Britain
Circuit:
1957 season:
Report

From the Motor Sport Archive

The B.A.R.C. obtained an excellent entry of 127 cars for its International Easter Race Meeting at Goodwood. The programme embraced the appearance of two each of Britain's Grand Prix cars in one race, with the additional interest of a race for the new FII cars and the possibility that these unblown 1,500s might even " mix-it " with the F1 machinery on the twisty Sussex circuit.

Saturday practice was remarkably uneventful but extremely well attended. The public was admitted free but in future a small charge, perhaps refundable on the Monday, would be justified. All six F1 cars were out, the " Monza " Connaught with high tail and square air-intake reminiscent of something left over from Brooklands. Moss was trying as hard as he has ever tried, in a Vanwall, resulting in fastest lap, at 1 min. 28.2 sec. Salvadori seemed ill at ease in a B.R.M. and spun after the chicane when he turned the power on a fraction too early. This put out the caution-flag and Fairman was so cautious he went through the chicane-wall in Walker's Connaught, damaging its front suspension. Stoop's Frazer-Nash was fastest of the production sports cars but was starving out of Levant corner, so his Sunday was devoted to rigging up an additional fuel pump; of the big sports cars, Salvadori's DBR1 and the other works Aston Martins beat the Lister-Jaguar and Whitehead's DB3S was as fast. Monday promised well . . .

Read more...