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1955 Snetterton F1

Redex Trophy

Saturday, August 13, 1955
Pole position:
Fastest Lap:
Moss, 1m56.0
1955 season:

Formula 1 Vanwall and Connaught Win Convincingly at Snetterton International Meeting

The ambitious and untiring West Essex C.C. were unlucky with their International Meeting at Snetterton on August 13th, inasmuch as after a record dry, hot summer, familiar weather returned on this day and rain fell during the earlier races. This did not prevent, however, a great crowd of 40,000 keen spectators from attending the racing. They were rewarded by seeing the Vanwalls win their first victory, Schell and Wharton finishing first and second in the F.1. race. The Formula Libre race developed into a great duel between Peter Walker in Rob Walker's new F.1 Connaught and Roy Salvadori's Maserati 250F, Walker driving this privately-owned British G.P. car magnificently to pass the Italian car and win, after Salvadori had spun off the course.