The first four places in the Pau Formula II Grand Prix were filled by British Cooper cars, May 18.
GV. Cars pass crowded stands after start.
SV.PAN.No. 6 Gregory -America - in a Cooper leads.
GV.PAN. Three cars and PAN to No.8, McLaren - New Zealand - in a Cooper.
LV.PAN Cars race under bridge.
GV.PAN.No.10 Harry Schell - America - in a Porsche, followed by no. 25.
LV.PAN.No. 2 Maurice Trintignant in a Cooper. Borgward - France - in the lead.
STV.PAN. Four cars following No. 2.
GV.PAN.Cars No.2 and 8 through stadium PAN to BV.
GV. Cars Nos. 18 and 26.
LV. Place-board with winners No. 2 and 8 and 18
GV.PAN.Cars through stadium.
GV. Winner flagged in.
CU. Man with flag.
LV.Nos. 8 and 18 flagged in.
SV. No. 2, the winner, drives into pits.
SV. Maurice Trintignant congratulated.
LV Trintignant kissed and receives flowers.
SV. Bruce McLaren, second, kissed and receives flowers, Lucien Bianchi, third.
CU. Car No 8 Bruce McLaren's car.
FRONT VIEW Winning 3 pose for cameras.
SPORT: CAR RACING
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Background: The first four places in the Pau Formula II Grand Prix were filled by British Cooper cars, May 18. French Maurice Trintignant, with a time of 2hr. 35 mins. 34.5 secs. and an average speed of 57.334mph over the 136.7 mile-long race, was the winner.
New Zealander Bruce McLaren was second, followed by Lucien Bianchi, Belgium, and Tony Marsh, Britain.
The race was very nearly washed out by a heavy rain-storm. Cars skidded frequently on the soaked track but there was only one crash - Norman Barclay of Britain crashed his Cooper into a sidewall. It overturned several times and he escaped with minor cuts on face and hands.
Jean Behra, France drove a Porsche he made himself and set the day's lap record. He went out of the race with a blown tyre on the second lap but started off again two laps behind the leaders. After some fine driving he finished fifth.
The prizes were 500,000 francs (GBP370) for first place, 300,000 for second 200,000 francs for third.
It was Cooper's day. Of the twelve cars that finished nine were Coopers.