1957 Goodwood F1

  • Monday, April 22, 1957
  • Glover Trophy

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 . . .

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Rudd's A.C. Ace led all the way in the Production Sports Car Race (13 laps), chased by Stoop's Frazer-Nash, which was troubled by a locking brake after closing right up on Rudd, who won at 79.66 m.p.h. and made fastest lap, at 82.76 m.p.h. Utley's Frazer-Nash spent the race chasing Dalton's Austin-Healey 100S, got past it on lap 11 but was repassed by Dalton, who made a magnificent effort on the closing lap. Sargeant's well-driven XK120 deserved to win the over-2,700-c.c. class, although the only opposition was the pathetically-cautious Maude (300SL Mercedes-Benz). The remarkable Lotus-Fords of Barnard and Walker took the 1,500-c.c. class, Barnard averaging 75.51 to Sargeant's 74.8 m.p.h. Third in this class was Calvert's pretty and notably stable Alfa-Romeo Sprint-Veloce saloon.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Goodwood

Country

Britain

Location

Goodwood, West Sussex

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.4 (Miles)

Record

Nick Padmore (Lola T70-Chevrolet), 1m18.217, 110.462 mph, Historic Can-Am, 2015

First Race

1948 Goodwood F1

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