• Short Summary

    IN A STORY-BOOK FINISH, THE AUSTRALIAN RACING DRIVER, JACK BRABHAM TODAY (SATURDAY) WON THE 150-MILE (240-KM) INTERNATIONAL "DAILY EXPRESS" TROPHY RACE AT SILVERSTONE BY A BARE CAR'S LENGTH.

  • Description

    IN A STORY-BOOK FINISH, THE AUSTRALIAN RACING DRIVER, JACK BRABHAM TODAY (SATURDAY) WON THE 150-MILE (240-KM) INTERNATIONAL "DAILY EXPRESS" TROPHY RACE AT SILVERSTONE BY A BARE CAR'S LENGTH.

    DRIVING THE CAR HE BUILT HIMSELF, BRABHAM SWEPT PAST BRITAIN'S GRAHAM HILL ON THE FINAL BEND TO WIN THE 52-LAP CLASSIC IN RECORD TIME.

    BOTH BRABHAM AND HILL CUT THE RECORD BOOK TO SHREDS. BRABHAM EVENTUALLY LEFT THE LAP RECORD AT 112.58 MPH (181.18 KPH). BOTH DRIVERS FINISHED IN THE SAME TIME: 1 HOUR 22 MINUTES 45.2 SECONDS. NOT ONLY WAS BRABHAM'S CIRCUIT RECORD TIME OF 1 MINUTE 33.6 SECONDS ALMOST TWO SECONDS FASTER THAN THE PREVIOUS FORMULA ONE RECORD (SET LAST YEAR BY INNES IRELAND, IN A LOTUS) BUT IT WAS .6 OF A SECOND FASTER THAN THE OUTRIGHT LAP RECORD ALSO HELD BY IRELAND IN A TWO-AND-A-HALF LITRE LOTUS.

    REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION JIM CLARK OF BRITAIN, IN A LOTUS, WAS THE EARLY LEADER. THEN MISFORTUNE - AN ENGINE SEIZURE - OVERTOOK HIM AND AMERICAN DAN GURNEY, BRABHAM AND HILL PASSED HIM. LATER OVERHEATED BRAKES FORCED GURNEY'S RETIREMENT.

    HILL AGAIN TOOK THE LEAD, AND WITH FOUR LAPS TO GO BRABHAM PUT THE PRESSURE ON. IN AN INCREDIBLE FINISH THE FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS WERE ALMOST LEVEL WHEN HILL GOT A FEW YARDS IN FRONT, CUTTING THE CORNER SO CLOSE THAT HE WAS SENDING THE RUBBER PYLONS FLYING. UNABLE TO GET BY ON THE INSIDE BRABHAM ACCELERATED TO THE LIMIT AND SWEPT BY ON THE OUTSIDE TO SNATCH VICTORY.

    INNES IRELAND WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER HE CRASHED IN THE LAST LAP OF THE BIG RACE.

    HIS B.R.P. - B.R.M. RAN OFF THE ROAD HALF WAY ROUND THE COURSE WHEN HE WAS LYING FOURTH. THE CAR WAS DAMAGED BUT IRELAND CLIMBED OUT AND SEEMED TO BE UNHURT. AS HE WAS WALKING AROUND HE COLLAPSED AND WAS TAKEN TO HOSPITAL.

    FINAL PLACINGS: 1. BRABHAM (DRIVING A BRABHAM) 2. HILL (DRIVING A B.R.M) 3. PETER ARUNDELL (DRIVING A LOTUS).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE0LKL8A50BWQAC59HHHEA2TFA
    Media URN:
    VLVAE0LKL8A50BWQAC59HHHEA2TFA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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