British GP 1960
JULY 16, 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.
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.
|1||1||Jack Brabham||Cooper-Climax T53||77||2h04m24.600s||1|
|2||9||John Surtees||Lotus-Climax 18||77||2h05m14.200s||11|
|3||7||Innes Ireland||Lotus-Climax 18||77||2h05m54.200s||5|
|4||2||Bruce McLaren||Cooper-Climax T53||76||3|
|5||12||Tony Brooks||Cooper-Climax T51||76||9|
|6||11||Wolfgang von Trips||Ferrari D246||75||7|
|7||10||Phil Hill||Ferrari D246||75||10|
|8||15||Henry Taylor||Cooper-Climax T51||74||16|
|9||14||Olivier Gendebien||Cooper-Climax T51||74||12|
|10||5||Dan Gurney||BRM P48||74||6|
|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|
|r||4||Graham Hill||BRM P48||71||Accident||2|
|14||16||Masten Gregory||Cooper-Maserati T51||71||14|
|15||21||Gino Munaron||Cooper-Castellotti T51||68||24|
|16||8||Jim Clark||Lotus-Climax 18||68||8|
|r||24||Lucien Bianchi||Cooper-Climax T51||60||Magneto||17|
|r||6||Jo Bonnier||BRM P48||59||Suspension||4|
|r||3||Chuck Daigh||Cooper-Climax T51||56||Overheating||19|
|r||17||Ian Burgess||Cooper-Maserati T51||56||Engine||20|
|r||23||Jack Fairman||Cooper-Climax T51||44||Fuel Pump||15|
|r||18||Roy Salvadori||Aston Martin DRB5||44||Steering||13|
|r||22||Keith Greene||Cooper-Maserati T45||12||Overheating||22|
|ns||3||Lance Reventlow||Cooper-Climax T51||Car Raced By Daigh||25|