B.R.D.C. "Daily Express" trophy
Silverstone, April 29th.
Altering the date of the Monaco Grand Prix this year brought it uncomfortably close to the B.R.D.C. "Daily Express" meeting at Silverstone, with the result that the entry list was somewhat sparse. Neither the works Cooper-Maserati nor Eagle teams were present, while B.R.M., Lotus and Ferrari were represented by a single car apiece.
The entry was further reduced when the team of three cars entered by the J. A. Pearce Racing Organisation was burnt out in a fire in the paddock on Wednesday evening, before first practice. The transporter was parked well away from the other teams, in the middle of the Club circuit at the time, and drivers Lanfranchi, Darlington and Jones were all denied their debut in Formula One racing.