II Daily Telegraph Trophy. (Formula Libre) Aintree 17 laps = 51.00 miles, 03-09-1955
Pole: R.Salvadori 2'07.0"
1st (No 22) P.Collins, BRM V16 Mk II, 17 laps, 35'54.8" = 85.20 mph
2nd (No 5) R.Salvadori, Maserati 250F, 17 laps, 37'13.0"
3rd (No 17) T.Brooks, Connaught A-Lea Francis, 17 laps, 37'40.4"
4th (No 11) B.Halford, Cooper 23-Bristol, 16 laps
5th (No 19) T.Holt, Connaught A-Lea Francis, 16 laps
6th (No 2) H.Richards, HAR-Riley, 16 laps
(No 10) B.Gerard, Cooper 23-Bristol, 12 laps, valves
(No 23) G.Richardson, RRA-ERA, 11 laps
(No 12) T.Kyffin, Cooper 23-Bristol, 6 laps
(No 14) A.Birrell, Cooper 20-Bristol, 5 laps
Did Not Start.
No 1, J.Fairman, Connaught B-Alta, 2'11.8" (3rd row)
No 2, R.Parnell, Connaught B-Alta, (2nd row ??)
No 3, M.Young, Connaught A-Alta (5th row ??)
No 4, H.Gould, Maserati 250F, 2'09.0" (front row)
No 6, L.Rosier, Maserati 250F, 2'11.0" (3rd row)
No 7, L.Leston, Maserati 250F, 2'13.4" (4th row)
No 8, P.Emery, Emeryson-Alta (7th row)
No 15, J.Sumervail, Cooper 20-Bristol (6th row)
No 18, J.Young, Connaught A-Lea-Francis (6th row) engine
No 20, D.Gibson, Connaught A-Lea-Francis (???)
A check on results on main race of day (II Daily Telegraph Trophy for F1 cars) may give an indication on why several drivers did not start in Formula Libre race.
J.Fairman, retired 2 laps, crash
L.Rosier, retired 8 laps, clutch
P.Emery, retired 7 laps, oil pressure
J.Sumervail, retired, 0 laps, crash
D.Gibson, retired, 3 laps, oil pressure
M.Young (qualified 5th row, did not start)
J.Young (qualified 5th row, did not start)
Although R.Parnell finished 5th in main race one lap behind winner, he had some problem with the car, and pushed it over finish line. Perhaps it was not possible to repair car for Formula Libre race.