British GP 1960

British GP, 1960

Although there was only a fortnight between the French and British GPs there were several changes when the F1 circus arrived at Silverstone. The Vanwall VW11 did not reappear: Tony Brooks going back to his BRP Cooper and with both Scarabs having blown up at Reims they were not present although Chuck Daigh and Lance Reventlow shared a third factory Cooper, Daigh being faster and thus getting to race.

Aston Martin showed up with DBR5s for Roy Salvadori and Maurice Trintignant while John Surtees reappeared in a works Lotus and there was the usual crop of British privateers including Keith Greene in the GilbyEngineering Cooper-Maserati and Brian Naylor in his JBW-Maserati.

Qualifying resulted in pole position for Jack Brabham, a second faster than Graham Hill's BRM with Bruce McLaren's Cooper and Jo Bonnier's BRM making it a balanced front row.

The start saw three cars stall: G Hill (his second race running) and the two BRP Coopers of Brooks and Henry Taylor.

McLaren was second on the first lap but soon dropped behind Bonnier and the factory Lotus of Innes Ireland. Ireland then passed Bonnier to take second place. G Hill drove a storming race from the back of the field and worked his way back, passing Ireland for second after 37 laps and setting off after Brabham. To the delight of the crowd he caught him and on lap 55 took the lead. Further back Surtees displaced Ireland in third place.

Hill had been suffering brake problems for some time and on lap 72 he spun at Copse Corner. He was out. Brabham took the lead and five laps later took the chequered flag with Surtees and Ireland second and third for Team Lotus.

Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax T53 77 2h04m24.600s  
John Surtees Lotus-Climax 18 77 2h05m14.200s  11 
Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 18 77 2h05m54.200s  
Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax T53 76  
12 Tony Brooks Cooper-Climax T51 76  
11 Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari D246 75  
10 Phil Hill Ferrari D246 75  10 
15 Henry Taylor Cooper-Climax T51 74  16 
14 Olivier Gendebien Cooper-Climax T51 74  12 
10 Dan Gurney BRM P48 74  
11 19 Maurice Trintignant Aston Martin DBR5 72  21 
12 26 David Piper Lotus-Climax 16 72  23 
13 25 Brian Naylor JBW-Maserati (59) 72  18 
Graham Hill BRM P48 71 Accident 
14 16 Masten Gregory Cooper-Maserati T51 71  14 
15 21 Gino Munaron Cooper-Castellotti T51 68  24 
16 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 18 68  
24 Lucien Bianchi Cooper-Climax T51 60 Magneto 17 
Jo Bonnier BRM P48 59 Suspension 
Chuck Daigh Cooper-Climax T51 56 Overheating 19 
17 Ian Burgess Cooper-Maserati T51 56 Engine 20 
23 Jack Fairman Cooper-Climax T51 44 Fuel Pump 15 
18 Roy Salvadori Aston Martin DRB5 44 Steering 13 
22 Keith Greene Cooper-Maserati T45 12 Overheating 22 
ns Lance Reventlow Cooper-Climax T51  Car Raced By Daigh 25