• Short Summary

    Leading British racing car drivers, manufacturers and enthusiasts were up in arms when the International Sporting Commission's ruling on Grand Prix class cars was announced recently.

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    Leading British racing car drivers, manufacturers and enthusiasts were up in arms when the International Sporting Commission's ruling on Grand Prix class cars was announced recently. The Committee, striving to make racing safer, had decreed that from January 1961, the formula one cars -- which have 2 1/2 litre engines -- will not be permitted to race in Grand Prix events. The new limit will be 1 1/2 litres. In addition there will be restrictions on the weight of the cars and on methods of "hotting" up the engines, such as supercharging.

    During this season's Grand Prix racing, British 2 1/2 litre cars have swept the board. Many critics of the new ruling look on it as an attempt to stem Britain's recent run of success in the bigger type car. Whatever the reasons, and safety seems to be the predominate, British drivers, Hawthorn -- this year's world champion -- and Moss -- the runner-up -- were acid in their comments.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4DH3JC8XSPZMU1NDZR7L5JTD0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DH3JC8XSPZMU1NDZR7L5JTD0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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