1954 Formula Libre Races


3 AprCastle Combe
19 AprChichester Cup, Goodwood
19 AprGlover Trophy, Goodwood
24 AprAMOC Trophy, Trophy
? May500 Millas de Rafaele
8 MayWHDCC Trophy, Ibsley
9 MayDjurgard Park, Helsinki
29 MayDaily Telegraph 200, Aintree
5 JunWECC Trophy, Snetterton
7 JunWhitsuntide Race, Goodwood
7 JunDavidstow
12 JunMCMRC Trophy, Oulton Park
10 JulChester Trophy, Oulton Park
2 AugBank Holiday Race, Brands Hatch
2 AugDavidstow
7 AugOulton Park
14 AugWECC Trophy, Snetterton
28 AugHastings Trophy, Castle Combe
4 SepWJC Trophy, Charterhall
18 SepLondon Trophy, Crystal Palace
25 SepWoodcote Cup, Goodwood
2 OctBARC Trophy, Aintree
9 OctSnetterton
27 DecBrands Hatch

3 April 1954 - Castle Combe: 29.61 km (2.961 km x 10 laps)


 1 Les Leston                   Cooper-JAP              13m40.6, 80.68mph/129.84kph
 2 Jimmy Stewart                Connaught F2
 3 George Abecassis             HWM
 4 W.Sleeman                    Cooper-JAP
 R J.D.Lewis                    ERA                     accident/hit plough/fuel leak


VI Chichester Cup
19 April 1954 - Goodwood: 27.04 km (3.86 km x 5 laps)


 1 Ken Wharton                  BRM P30                 8m07.2, 142.75kph
 2 Roy Salvadori                Maserati 250F           8m07.6
 3 Reg Parnell                  Ferrari 500/625         8m08.4
 4 Ron Flockhart		BRM P15

Fastest Lap: Wharton, Salvadori and Ron Flockhart (BRM P15), 1m35.6



II Glover Trophy
19 April 1954 - Goodwood: 81.06 km (3.86 km x 21 laps)


 1 Ken Wharton                  BRM P15                 35m00.0, 139.05kph
 2 Kenneth McAlpine             Connaught A             35m40.0
 3 Leslie Marr                  Connaught A             36m00.4
 4 Ron Flockhart                BRM P30                 36m08.0
 5 Peter Whitehead              Cooper-Alta T24         37m29.4
 6 Charles Boulton              Connaught A

Fastest Lap: Wharton and Roy Salvadori (Maserati 250F), 1m37.8



AMOC Trophy
24 April 1954 - Snetterton: 27.00 miles (2.70 miles x 10 laps)


 1 Ron Flockhart                BRM                     18m12s, 89.01 mph 
 2 Horace Gould                 Cooper-Bristol          19m02.6
 3 Leslie Marr                  Connaught               19m20

Fastest Lap: Lockhart, 1m46.8



500 Millas de Rafaele
May 1954 - Rafaele


1 Roberto Bonomi                Ferrari 250MM
2 ?? 
3 Ernesto Blanco                Reo



WHDCC Trophy
8 May 1954 - Ibsley: 72.0 km (4.80 km x 15 laps)


 1 Ron Flockhart                BRM V16                 32m09.3, 134.35 kph
 2 Jimmy Stewart                Jaguar C-Type
 3 Ninian Sanderson             Jaguar C-Type
 4 A G Whitehead                ERA 
 5 Alistair Birrell		ERA
 6 Roy Salvadori		Maserati A6GCS
 R Colin Chapman                Emeryson                

Fastest Lap: Flockhart, 87.39mph



Djurgard Park Race
9 May 1954 - Helsinki


 1 Rodney Nuckey                Cooper-Bristol 
 2 G Carlsson                   Ford Special
 3 Roger Laurent                Ferrari



Daily Telegraph 200
29 May 1954 - Aintree: 2x17 laps (Heats), 1x25 laps (Final)


Run anti-clockwise

Heat 1
 1 Reg Parnell                  Ferrari 625/500 '0188-F2'       39m45s, 76.97mph 
 2 Peter Collins                Ferrari 375 Thinwall Special    40m07
 3 Stirling Moss                Maserati 250F '2508'            40m12
 4 Ken Wharton                  BRM T15 MKII V16
 5 Jean Behra                   Gordini
 6 J K Hall                     Cooper-Bristol
 7 Leslie Marr                  Connaught
 8 Ken McAlpine                 Connaught
 9 Jack Fairman                 Turner
10 Alastair Birrell             ERA

Fastest Lap: Collins, 2m15.2s (79.88mph) 


Heat 2
 1 Ron Flockhart                BRM T15 MKII V16                39m47.2s, 76.92mph
 2 Roy Salvadori                Maserati 250F '2507'            39m50.2
 3 Bob Gerard                   Cooper Bristol
 4 André Pilette                Gordini 31 T16
 5 Philippe Etancelin           Talbot T26C DA '110054'
 6 Rodney Nuckey                Cooper-Bristol
 7 Leslie Thorne                Connaught
 8 C D Boulton                  Connaught
 9 Tony Rolt                    Connaught
10 Graham Whitehead             ERA

Fastest Lap: Salvadori, 2m16.2s (79.30mph)


Final
 1 Stirling Moss                Maserati 250F                   1h18m48.4, 77.70mph 
 2 Reg Parnell                  Ferrari 625/500 '0188-F2'       1h19m36.6
 3 Ron Flockart                 BRM T15 MKII V16                1h20m32.6
 4 Bob Gerrard                  Cooper-Bristol                  1h20m34
 5 Roy Salvadori                Maserati                        33 laps 
 6 K McAlpine                   Connaught
 7 Jean Behra                   Gordini 34 T16
 8 A G Whitehead                ERA
 9 Leslie Marr                  Connaught
10 J K Hall                     Cooper-Bristol
11 Philippe Etancelin           Talbot Lago T26C DA '110054'
12 André Pilette                Gordini 31 T16
13 B Bira                       Maserati
14 C D Boulton                  Connaught
 R Peter Collins                Ferrari 375 Thinwall Special

Fastest Lap: Collins, 2m12s (81.82mph)



WECC Trophy
5 June 1954 - Snetterton: 43.61 km (4.361 km x 10 laps)


 1 Roy Salvadori                Maserati                        18m33.2s, 87.63mph 
 2 W J Whitehouse               Connaught                       19m02.6
 3 T A D Crook                  Cooper-Bristol                  19m04.2
 4 C D Boulton                  Connaught                       19m07.8

Fastest Lap: Salvadori, 90.19mph 



Whitsuntide Race
7 June 1954 - Goodwood: 57.9 km (3.86 km x 15 laps)


1 Peter Collins                 Ferrari Thinwall                23m35.4, 147.01 kph
2 Ron Flockhart                 BRM P30 MkII                    23m50.4
3 Roy Salvadori                 Maserati 250F                   23m58.0
4 Ken Wharton                   BRM                             24m33
5 Reg Parnell			Ferrari 500
6 J.Hall			Cooper-Bristol t23		14 laps

Fastest Lap: Collins, 1m32.6s 



7 June 1954 - Davidstow


 1 G.Scali                      HWM-Jaguar
 2 Tony Brooks                  HWM F2
 3 John Riseley-Prichard        Cooper-Connaught
 4 A.W.Birrell                  ERA R1A



MCMRC Trophy
12 June 1954 - Oulton Park: 25 laps


 1 Bob Gerrard                  Cooper Bristol                  44m20.4, 75.44mph 
 2 Geoff Richardson             RRA                             44m30.2, 24 laps
 3 Ninian Sanderson             Jaguar                          44m49, 24 laps



Chester Trophy
10 July 1954 - Oulton Park: 53.28 km (2 x 4.440 km x 12 laps


Race 1
 1 Don Beauman                  Connaught                       21m55s, 73.26mph 
 2 M F Young                    Connaught                       23m39.2
 3 C D Boulton                  Connaught

Race 2
 1 Don Beauman                  Connaught                       21m33.4s, 74.48mph 
 2 Geoff Richardson             RRA
 3 M F Young                    Connaught



Bank Holiday Race
2 August 1954 - Brands Hatch: 79.80 km (2 x 1.995 km x 20 laps)


Race 1
 1 Don Beauman                  Connaught                       20m35.2s 
 2 Bill Whitehouse              Connaught
 3 Alan Brown                   Cooper-Alta
 4 C D Boulton                  Connaught

Race 2
 1 Bill Whitehouse              Connaught                       20m45.8s
 2 Don Beauman                  Connaught
 3 C D Boulton                  Connaught
 4 Leslie Marr                  Connaught

Aggregate
 1 Bill Whitehouse              Connaught
 2 Don Beauman                  Connaught
 3 C D Boulton                  Connaught



2 August 1954 - Davidstow: 20 laps (Handicap)


 1 G.Rolls                      Cooper-Bristol                  67.19mph
 2 Bruce Halford                Riley Sprite
 3 G.Hays                       Bentley "Embiricos"
 4 G.Scali                      HWM
 5 Clay                         Austen Healey
 6 Ken Tyrrell                  Cooper-Norton



7 August 1954 - Oulton Park: 20 laps


 1 Stirling Moss                Maserati                        39m58s, 83.91mph 
 2 Bob Gerrard                  Cooper-Bristol                  40m41.4
 3 Leslie Marr                  Connaught                       41m51.8
 4 Bill Whitehouse              Connaught                       43m03.6
 5 Duncan Hamilton              HWM-Jaguar                      19 laps

Fastest Lap: Moss, 1m56.4 (85.40mph)



WECC Trophy
14 August 1954 - Snetterton: 174.45 km (4.361 km x 40 laps)


 1 Peter Collins                Ferrari Thinwall Special        1h10m57.8s, 146.97 kph
 2 Rodney Nuckey                Cooper-Bristol                  37 laps
 3 Ron Flockhart                BRM                             36 laps 
 4 Bob Gerrard                  Cooper Bristol                  35 laps 
 5 J A Williamson               ERA                             35 laps 
 6 Alastair Birrell             ERA                             32 laps 
 7 E G Greenwall                Cooper-JAP                      31 laps 

Fastest Lap: Collins, 1m43s (94.37 mph)



Hastings Trophy
28 August 1954 - Castle Combe: 27.30 miles (1.82 miles x 15 laps)


 1 Bob Gerard                   Cooper-Bristol                  19m10.2, 86.25mph 
 2 Ron Flockhart                BRM                             19m10.6
 3 Horace Gould                 Cooper-Bristol                  19m42.2

Fastest Lap: Gerard and Flockhart, 1m15.6s (88.32mph) 

Note date or something might be wrong here - Gerard was at Charterhall in Scotland
on the 28th in an F1 race.


WJC Trophy
4 September 1954 - Charterhall: 64.36 km (3.218 km x 20 laps)


 1 Bob Gerard                   Cooper-Bristol                  28m59.2, 82.70mph/133.09kph
 2 Geoff Richardson             RRA
 3 Les Leston                   Cooper



II London Trophy
18 September 1954 - Crystal Palace: 44.74 km (2 x 2.237 km x 10 laps)


Race 1
 1 Bob Gerard                   Cooper-Bristol                  11m28.4s, 72.69mph/116.98kph
 2 Don Beauman                  Connaught                       11m41.4
 3 Horace Gould                 Cooper-Bristol                  12m00.6

Race 2
 1 Bob Gerard                   Cooper-Bristol                  11m18.6s, 71.61mph/115.24kph
 2 Don Beauman                  Connaught                       11m47
 3 M Keen                       Cooper-Alta                     11m58.8

Aggregate
 1 Bob Gerard                   Cooper-Bristol
 2 Don Beauman                  Connaught
 3 Horace Gould                 Cooper-Bristol
 4 John Risely-Pitchard         Connaught
 5 Jack Fairman                 Turner

Fastest Lap: Gerard, 1m07.2, 119.84 kph



VII Woodcote Cup
25 September 1954 - Goodwood: 38.6 km (3.86 km x 10 laps)


 1 Peter Collins                Ferrari Thinwall                15m38.4, 148.08 kph
 2 Ken Wharton                  BRM P30 MkII                    15m44.4
 3 Stirling Moss                Maserati 250F                   15m48.0
 4 Mike Hawthorn                Vanwall Special 		15m48.2
 5 Ron Salvadori                Maserati			16m21.6
 6 Bob Gerard                   Cooper-Bristol			16m26.4
 7 Alan Brown                   Cooper-Alta
 8 John Risely-Pitchard         Connaught
 9 Sir Jeremy Blocs             Connaught
10 Leslie Marr                  Connaught

Fastest Lap: Collins, 1m32.2, 150.81 kph



BARC Trophy
2 October 1954 - Aintree: 82.08 km (4.83 km x 17 laps)

Course now run clockwise

 1 Stirling Moss                Maserati                        35m53.4, 85.26mph 
 2 Sergio Mantovani             Maserati                        36m04.4
 3 Ron Flockhart                BRM                             36m21.2
 4 André Pilette                Gordini                         37m05.5
 5 Roy Salvadori                Maserati
 6 Don Beauman                  Connaught
 7 Bob Gerard                   Cooper-Bristol
 8 Louis Rosier                 Maserati

Fastest Lap: Moss, 2m00.6s (89.55mph) 



9 October 1954 - Snetterton: 43.61 km (4.361 km x 10 laps)


 1 Roy Salvadori                Maserati                        18m07.6, 80.37mph/129.34kph 
 2 Don Beauman                  Connaught                       18m41
 3 W J Whitehouse               Connaught                       19m14
 4 John Risely-Pritchard        Connaught

Fastest Lap: Salvadori, 91.26mph 



27 December 1954 - Brands Hatch: 29.925 km (1.995 km x 15 laps)


 1 Don Beauman                  Connaught                       15m40.8, 71.18mph/114.55kph
 2 A E Marsh                    Cooper-JAP                      15m42.8
 3 Horace Gould                 Cooper-Bristol                  16m04.3
 4 Paul Emery                   Emeryson                        16m14.4
 5 Geoff Richardson             RRA                             16m32.6
 6 Les Leston                   Cooper-JAP                      16m48.8