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1955 Crystal Palace F1

International Trophy

Saturday, July 30, 1955
Laps:
15
Pole position:
Fastest Lap:
Hawthorn, 1m03.4
Country:
Britain
Circuit:
1955 season:
Report

Hawthorn Wins International Trophy Race in Moss' Maserati

The Crystal Palace was again the scene of motor-racing on July 30th, when the B.A.R.C. staged its so-called International Meeting at the rather bumpy London circuit. Hawthorn won the big event of the day, the International Trophy race, run in two heats and a final of 21 miles. He drove the Stirling Moss Maserati, as Stirling arrived from Germany too late to practise and so was not allowed to compete, holding off Harry Schell in the Vanwall and setting a new lap record of 78.93 m.p.h., which betters Parnell's former figure with the Ferrari by 3.11 m.p.h.!

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