1952 British Grand Prix
The 1952 British Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 19 July 1952 at Silverstone Circuit. It was race 5 of 8 in the 1952 World Championship of Drivers, in which each Grand Prix was run to Formula Two rules rather than the Formula One regulations used. New pit facilities had been built on the straight between Copse corners. Jean Behra was unable to take part in the British Grand Prix, having broken his shoulder blade at the non-championship Grand Prix de Sables d'Olonne the previous weekend. Maurice Trintignant took over Behra's Gordini T16 for Silverstone, having driven a Simca-Gordini T15 at Rouen-Les-Essarts; the Gordini team fielded regular drivers Robert Manzon and Prince Bira. As in the previous race, Belgian driver Johnny Claes entered a privateer Simca-Gordini under the'Ecurie Belge' moniker. Ferrari stuck with the same three drivers — Alberto Ascari, Nino Farina and Piero Taruffi — who had monopolised the podium positions at the French Grand Prix. There were a number of privateer Ferrari entrants: Fischer and Hirt for Ecurie Espadon, Peter Whitehead and Roy Salvadori.
HWM continued their policy of partnering regulars Peter Collins and Lance Macklin with a local driver, in this case Duncan Hamilton. The Connaught team ran a quartet of Lea Francis-engined entries — McAlpine, Downing and Poore — while the remainder of the grid was made up of a series of privateers of various constructors, including Coopers and Maseratis; the three works Ferraris, led on this occasion by Farina, again qualified in the top three positions on the grid, this time being joined on the four-car front row by Manzon. The second row consisted of Downing alongside Reg Parnell and Mike Hawthorn in a pair of Cooper-Bristols; the Connaughts of Poore and Thompson shared row three with Bira's Gordini and Hamilton in his HWM. Ascari took the lead at the start of the race and held onto it for the whole 85 laps, taking his third consecutive victory in the World Championship. Polesitter Nino Farina was in second place for the first 26 laps but he dropped down the field when he needed to pit to change spark plugs finishing in sixth, just outside the points.
Despite making a bad start that saw him drop to ninth by the end of the first lap, fellow Ferrari driver Taruffi recovered to take second place, finishing a lap behind Ascari. Dennis Poore, running in third after Farina's pit stop, needed to make a stop of his own in order to refuel his car; this allowed Hawthorn to inherit third place. He finished a lap behind Taruffi and took his first World Championship podium in just his third race. Poore took ahead of Connaught teammate Eric Thompson in the fifth and final points position. Ascari's win, coupled with yet another fastest lap, allowed him to extend his lead in the Drivers' Championship once again, he now enjoyed an eight-point lead over fellow Ferrari driver Taruffi. Farina, having not scored any points, was seven points adrift of Taruffi. ^1 — Roy Salvadori qualified and drove the entire race in the #14 Ferrari. Bobbie Baird, named substitute driver for the car, was not used during the Grand Prix. ^2 — Louis Rosier and Ken Wharton both withdrew from the event prior to practice.
Notes^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap Final Grand Prix drive for: David Murray First podium: Cooper Drivers' Championship standingsNote: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship
Lea-Francis is a motor manufacturing company that began by building bicycles. LEA & FRANCIS LIMITED Coventry, Warwickshire England 1904-1935 LEA-FRANCIS CARS LIMITED Coventry, England 1937-1960 A. B. PRICE LIMITED Studley, England 1980-1990s R. H. Lea and G. I. Francis started the business in Coventry in 1895, they branched out into car manufacturing in 1903 and motorcycles in 1911. Lea-Francis built cars under licence for the Singer company. In 1919, they started to build their own cars from bought-in components. From 1922, Lea-Francis had a tie up with Vulcan of Southport sharing manufacturing and dealers. Vulcan in return got gearboxes and steering gear. Two six-cylinder Vulcan designed cars were marketed as Lea-Francis 14/40 and 16/60 as well as Vulcans; the association finished in 1928. A sporting image began to appear from about 1925, leading to models such as the Hyper and the Ace of Spades; the Hyper was the first British supercharged production car with a 1.5 litre Meadows engine, in 1928 a Lea-Francis Hyper won the Ulster TT, a 30-lap race on the 13.5-mile Ards circuit on the roads of Northern Ireland in the hands of legendary race car driver, Kaye Don.
The race was watched by a record 250,000 spectators, the victory placed Lea-Francis on the map. The company was re-formed in 1937 under the chairmanship of George Leek with other ex-Riley men such as R. H. Rose who designed a new engine for Lea-Francis which had a similar layout to the Riley 12/4; the 12 hp and the 14 hp were introduced in 1937 and continued until the start of the war in 1939 when production ceased and the factory concentrated on manufacturing for the war effort. Post-war car production commenced in 1946 with updated vehicles based on the pre-war designs; the 14 hp Saloon and Sports were luxurious and sporty vehicles, were popular, if expensive. An improved chassis with independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes was introduced across the range and in 1950 the 18 h.p. saloon and 2½ litre Sports, both with the more powerful 2½ litre engine, were introduced. Production once again came to a halt in 1954, after not having been present at Earl's Court since 1952. A number of 14 hp Sports chassis were sold to Connaught Engineering where they became the L2 and L3 sports-racing cars.
Connaught developed a Formula 2 racing engine for their "A" type single seater, based on the Lea-Francis design. The company had a chequered history with some notable motorcycles and cars but financial difficulties surfaced on a regular basis; the Hillfields site was abandoned in 1937 when it was sold by the receiver and a new company, under a different name moved to Much Park Street in Coventry. It survived there until 1962, when the company closed; the Lynx, a tube-framed 2+2 roadster with a Ford Zephyr 2.6 litre inline-six engine, is the final model produced by Lea-Francis. Unveiled at the October 1960 British Motor show, it was famously painted in mauve with gold trim; the model remained only in prototype form and only 3 Lynx cars were made as no production was started due to lack of demand of this new sports car. A total of 10,000 Lea-Francis vehicles were made until production ceased due to the Lynx's failure to capture the buying public's attention. By the time of its launch, Lea-Francis was so financially distressed that they could not afford to build Lynxes unless they had been ordered, as none were only three Lynxes were made, all prototypes.
Lea Francis fabbled into starting producing the Fuldamobil Nobel bubble car to keep busy but proved a silly plan as the famous MINI was introduced in the late 1950s. Some work was undertaken when a new prototype was built for a possible brand new saloon using a Chrysler V8 engine but remained unfinished; the motor manufacturing parts of the company passed into the hands of the receiver in 1962, leaving Lea-Francis to continue with their engineering business. The company were purchased by Quinton Hazell Ltd. a motorvehicle component manufacturer, while the Lea-Francis name was purchased by English entrepreneur Barrie Price at about the same time. In 1976 Barrie Price began work on a handmade new car, to be an expensive LEA FRANCIS Nostalgia type tourer powered by a Jaguar running gear recalling the same cars LEA FRANCIS was known for in the 1930. By 1980 since his firm A. B. PRICE LIMITED has continued to provide service and spares for the surviving cars and has built a number of retro Lea-Francis modern motor cars to special order reviving the "Ace of Spades."
Name to their unique handbuilt model. These have a handsome aluminium bodyshell with a number of domestic components and have been produced as a two-seat coupes and as convertible car and in both versions these have been powered by Jaguar Cars mechanicals making an average of 12-14 cars for sale with a pricetag at 20000 GBP according to motorbook author and writer G. N Georgano. In 1998 it was believed that the Lea-Francis name might yet be seen again on the road when a new Lea-Francis sports car by the name of the 30/230, designed by James Randle, was shown at the Motor Show. Only a prototype was built; the Lea-Francis Owners' Club has an ever-growing membership of around 340 members who own around 420 vehicles. Citations Bibliography Price, Barrie; the Lea Francis Story. Veloce Publishing. ISBN 1-901295-01-X. Lawrence, Mike. A to Z Of Sports Cars 1945-1990. Bay View Books. ISBN 1870979818. Georgano, G. N.. The Complete Encyclopedia Of Motorcars 1885 To The Present. Ebury Press London. ISBN 0852232349.
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Formula One is the highest class of single-seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile and owned by the Formula One Group. The FIA Formula One World Championship has been one of the premier forms of racing around the world since its inaugural season in 1950; the word "formula" in the name refers to the set of rules to which all participants' cars must conform. A Formula One season consists of a series of races, known as Grands Prix, which take place worldwide on purpose-built circuits and on public roads; the results of each race are evaluated using a points system to determine two annual World Championships: one for drivers, the other for constructors. Drivers must hold valid Super Licences, the highest class of racing licence issued by the FIA; the races must run on tracks graded "1", the highest grade-rating issued by the FIA. Most events occur in rural locations on purpose-built tracks, but several events take place on city streets. Formula One cars are the fastest regulated road-course racing cars in the world, owing to high cornering speeds achieved through the generation of large amounts of aerodynamic downforce.
The cars underwent major changes in 2017, allowing wider front and rear wings, wider tyres, resulting in cornering forces closing in on 6.5g and top speeds of up to 375 km/h. As of 2019 the hybrid engines are limited in performance to a maximum of 15,000 rpm and the cars are dependent on electronics—although traction control and other driving aids have been banned since 2008—and on aerodynamics and tyres. While Europe is the sport's traditional base, the championship operates globally, with 11 of the 21 races in the 2018 season taking place outside Europe. With the annual cost of running a mid-tier team—designing and maintaining cars, transport—being US$120 million, Formula One has a significant economic and job-creation effect, its financial and political battles are reported, its high profile and popularity have created a major merchandising environment, which has resulted in large investments from sponsors and budgets. On 8 September 2016 Bloomberg reported that Liberty Media had agreed to buy Delta Topco, the company that controls Formula One, from private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners for $4.4 billion in cash and convertible debt.
On 23 January 2017 Liberty Media confirmed the completion of the acquisition for $8 billion. The Formula One series originated with the European Grand Prix Motor Racing of the 1930s; the formula is a set of rules. Formula One was a new formula agreed upon after World War II during 1946, with the first non-championship races being held that year. A number of Grand Prix racing organisations had laid out rules for a world championship before the war, but due to the suspension of racing during the conflict, the World Drivers' Championship was not formalised until 1947; the first world championship race was held at Silverstone, United Kingdom in 1950. A championship for constructors followed in 1958. National championships existed in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. Non-championship Formula One events were held for many years, but due to the increasing cost of competition, the last of these occurred in 1983. On 26 November 2017, Formula One unveiled its new logo, following the 2017 season finale in Abu Dhabi during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit.
The new logo replaced F1's iconic'flying one', the sport's trademark since 1993. After a hiatus in European motor racing brought about by the outbreak of World War II in 1939, the first World Championship for Drivers was won by Italian Giuseppe Farina in his Alfa Romeo in 1950, narrowly defeating his Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio. However, Fangio won the title in 1951, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, his streak interrupted by two-time champion Alberto Ascari of Ferrari. Although the UK's Stirling Moss was able to compete he was never able to win the world championship, is now considered to be the greatest driver never to have won the title. Fangio, however, is remembered for dominating Formula One's first decade and has long been considered the "Grand Master" of Formula One; this period featured teams managed by road car manufacturers Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati. The first seasons were run using pre-war cars like Alfa's 158, they were front-engined, with narrow tyres and 1.5-litre supercharged or 4.5-litre aspirated engines.
The 1952 and 1953 World Championships were run to Formula Two regulations, for smaller, less powerful cars, due to concerns over the paucity of Formula One cars available. When a new Formula One, for engines limited to 2.5 litres, was reinstated to the world championship for 1954, Mercedes-Benz introduced the advanced W196, which featured innovations such as desmodromic valves and fuel injection as well as enclosed streamlined bodywork. Mercedes drivers won the championship for two years, before the team withdrew from all motorsport in the wake of the 1955 Le Mans disaster. An era of British dominance was ushered in by Mike Hawthorn and Vanwall's championship wins in 1958, although Stirling Moss had been at the forefront of the sport without securing the world title. Between Hawthorn, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, John Surtees and Graham Hill, British drivers won nine Drivers' Championships and British teams won fourteen Constructors' Championsh
Rob Walker Racing Team
Rob Walker Racing Team was a privateer team in Formula One during the 1950s and 1960s. Founded by Johnnie Walker heir Rob Walker in 1953, the team became F1's most successful privateer in history, being the first and only entrant to win a World Championship Formula One Grand Prix without building their own car. Born in 1917, the 35-year-old Rob Walker founded his team in 1953, debuting in the Lavant Cup Formula 2 race, entering a Connaught for driver Tony Rolt, where he achieved a third place; the next race, at Snetterton, Eric Thompson was the first winner with a Rob Walker car. Between Rolt and Thompson, the Rob Walker Racing Team had an auspicious debut season, with eight wins in British club racing series, their international debut was at the Rouen Grand Prix, a mixed F1/F2 race, with Stirling Moss's Cooper-Alta, who managed to take 4th place among the F2 cars. The 1953 British Grand Prix was Walker's first World Championship outing, but Rolt's Connaught did not last the full distance. Walker, who entered his cars in Scottish national colours, continued to race in British club events in the following years.
From 1954 to 1956, Walker made a few scattered appearances, only winning a Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch in 1956 with Tony Brooks. Walker returned full-time in 1957 with an F2 Cooper-Climax. Tony Brooks, who shared driving duties during the season with Jack Brabham and Noel Cunningham-Reid, won the Lavant Cup, but the team failed to finish most of its races. In 1958, Rob Walker concentrated only on the large international events. Pre-WWII veteran Maurice Trintignant was signed full-time, with Moss and Brooks racing when they were free from their Vanwall commitments; the season started well enough for the team, with Moss and Trintignant winning at Argentina and Monaco, the first wins for a Cooper chassis. Those would be the only World Championship victories, but Trintignant triumphed at Pau and Auvergne, while Moss took the victory at the BARC 200, Caen Grand Prix and Kentish 100. Moss and Trintignant remained with the team for 1959, with the British driver winning at the Glover Trophy in Goodwood, but for the French and British GP races, he left Walker for his father's British Racing Partnership outfit, where he failed to score.
Moss returned in the German Grand Prix, where he retired, but returned to winning form in Portugal and International Gold Cup. Trintignant's best score was second place at the US Grand Prix. Walker decided to concentrate on Moss and switched to a Lotus in 1960, starting from Monaco, which Moss won, the first time a Lotus won a Formula 1 race. Moss would triumph only at the non-championship International Gold Cup in Oulton Park and the US GP at Riverside, but still managed to finish the season in third place overall, as had happened the previous year. After the end of the season, in December, Walker took Moss to two South African races. In 1961, F1 adopted the new 1.5 L engine regulations, Walker flirted with the idea of building his own chassis, but retained the Lotus 18 for the season. Moss won the non-championship races at Goodwood in the 2.5 L Intercontinental Formula and Vienna, as well as the Monaco and German Grands Prix. At the 1961 British Grand Prix, Rob Walker Racing became the first team to enter a four-wheel drive car for a World Championship Grand Prix, when they entered the Ferguson P99 on behalf of Ferguson Research.
Moss won that season's Oulton Park International Gold Cup race in the same car. The 1962 season started well enough, with the returning Trintignant winning at Pau, but Walker's plans were shaken when Moss had an accident at the Goodwood Glover Trophy meeting driving a BRP-entered Lotus, finishing his career. Walker had planned to enter a Ferrari for the British driver in the World Championship, but was forced to retain Trintignant, the elder French driver becoming uncompetitive, not scoring a single championship point; the year's misfortunes continued in Mexico and South Africa, where Walker saw drivers Ricardo Rodriguez and Gary Hocking die at the wheel of his cars. Rob Walker changed strategy for 1963, employing Jo Bonnier and returning to the Cooper chassis, but once more results were sparse and mechanical failures frequent. Still, the team beefed up its operations for 1964, first with a new Cooper and with a Brabham-BRM, with Bonnier and other guest drivers driving at several World Championship events.
From the Italian GP, Walker had decided to run two cars, a BT11 chassis with BRM power, a BT7 chassis with Climax power. In 1965, Jo Siffert partnered Bonnier, although the more experienced Swede was fastest, it was the Swiss who managed to score 5 championship points. With constant mechanical failure plaguing him, Bonnier's best result was a third place at the non-championship Race of Champions. With the new 3.0 L regulations starting in 1966, Bonnier left Walker to restart Ecurie Bonnier, Siffert remained alone with Walker, with the Maserati-engined Cooper T81. The car was uncompetitive in 1967, in 1968 Walker, now partnered with entrepreneur Jack Durlacher, purchased a Cosworth-powered Lotus 49; that year, Siffert won the British Grand Prix through attrition, after the works Lotuses retired, Siffert overpowered Chris Amon to take what would be Rob Walker's final win. Siffert left the team at the end of 1969, after finishing the year in 9th place, Rob Walker Racing Team competed for the last time in 1970, entering a Lotus 72 for driver Graham Hill, now 40 years old
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1953 Dutch Grand Prix
The 1953 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 7 June 1953 at the Circuit Zandvoort. It was race 3 of 9 in the 1953 World Championship of Drivers, run to Formula Two rules in 1952 and 1953, rather than the Formula One regulations used; the 90-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari. His teammate Nino Farina finished second and Maserati drivers José Froilán González and Felice Bonetto came in third The Dutch Grand Prix, held in August the previous year, moved to an earlier June calendar slot in 1953. Ferrari retained the same four drivers who had competed at Buenos Aires—Alberto Ascari, Luigi Villoresi, Nino Farina and Mike Hawthorn—while there was a privateer Ferrari for Frenchman Louis Rosier; the Scuderia's most significant competition came from the Maserati team, who came to Zandvoort with three of their four drivers from the Argentine Grand Prix: Juan Manuel Fangio, José Froilán González and Felice Bonetto. Swiss driver Toulo de Graffenried raced in a privateer Maserati for Enrico Platé's team.
Gordini entered three cars for this event, with Maurice Trintignant and Harry Schell being retained from their lineup for Argentina. Roberto Mieres made his Grand Prix debut in the team's third car; the Connaught works team retained Kenneth McAlpine and Stirling Moss from their lineup for the previous European race, the Italian Grand Prix, while fellow British driver Roy Salvadori drove for the team, Johnny Claes entered a privateer Connaught. HWM stuck with the drivers who had competed for them in Monza—Peter Collins and Lance Macklin—while Ken Wharton completed the field in his privateer Cooper-Bristol. Ascari took his fifth consecutive pole position, he was joined on the front row by Fangio in his Maserati and the second Ferrari of Farina. Villoresi in the third Ferrari started from the second row, alongside the Maserati of González, while the third row consisted of Hawthorn in the remaining works Ferrari and a pair of privateers—de Graffenried in a Maserati and Rosier in his Ferrari; the final works Maserati of Bonetto could only manage to qualify on the fifth row of the grid, starting from thirteenth.
The race was held in difficult conditions – the track was made slippery by loose grit. The Ferraris had better road holding and once again Alberto Ascari led from start to finish, while the main competition for second place was between his teammates Farina and Villoresi. Farina finished second, while Villoresi, who took the point for fastest lap, was forced to retire with a throttle issue. A problem with his suspension forced González to retire. Three laps however, he took over his teammate Felice Bonetto's car and ran out the winner of an exciting duel with Mike Hawthorn, once again depriving Ferrari of a 1-2-3. González and Bonetto shared the four points for third place. Fangio retired with a broken back axle, having been in fourth behind the leading Ferrari trio at the time. Toulo de Graffenried took the final points position in fifth, his first points since the 1951 Swiss Grand Prix. Ascari's eight consecutive World Championship race victory gave him a clear lead in the points standings, he was eight points clear of Bill Vukovich, the winner at Indianapolis, while his nearest genuine rivals for the Drivers' Championship were his teammates Villoresi and Farina, who were in third and fourth, respectively.
González and Hawthorn were level on points with Farina, eleven points adrift of Ascari. ^1 — Felice Bonetto qualified and drove 25 laps of the race in the #16 Maserati. José Froilán González, whose own car had retired, took over the car for the remainder of the race. ^2 — Jean Behra was due to drive the #22 Gordini, due to injuries suffered at the non-championship Pau Grand Prix, he was unable to participate, so was replaced by Roberto Mieres. ^3 — Fred Wacker neither set a qualifying time nor started the race, as his engine was used by Harry Schell. Notes^1 – 1 point for fastest lap Shared Drives: Car #16: Felice Bonetto and José Froilán González, they shared the points for 3rd place. Grand Prix debut for Roberto Mieres. Drivers' Championship standingsNote: Only the top five positions are included