The Aintree 200 was the ninth 200-mile race (67 laps) held at Aintree Circuit, just outside of Liverpool. The site is better known for organizing a different kind of race: the Grand National, one of the most iconic horse races in the world. Continue reading
The Syracuse Grand Prix was the third non-championship Grand Prix held in 1964. The triangle shaped circuit just outside the Sicilian coastal town of Syracuse was not the most interesting track on the calendar, but it did present its own unique challenges. Continue reading
The News of the World Trophy, formerly known as the Richmond or Glover Trophy, was the second event on the 1964 Formula 1 calendar. Because of the sponsorship from News of the World, the Glover Trophy would not be awarded to the winner of this event, breaking with a tradition that started in 1950. Nonetheless, the traditional distance of 100 miles remained unchanged. Continue reading
The Daily Mirror Trophy was the first race of the 1964 season run to Formula 1 regulations. The race was held at Snetterton Circuit, about 30 kilometres outside Norwich. Like in 1963, the circuit hosted the opening round of the Grand Prix season, though back then it was known as the Lombark Trophy, won by Graham Hill for BRM. Continue reading
In this second part of the drivers’ preview we turn our attention to Brabham’s and Cooper’s drivers, as well the leading driver for BRP and an old privateer.
This is the first of two parts in which we take a look at the drivers to look out for during the 1964 Formula 1 season. This part introduces the drivers of the three teams with the most advanced cars: Team Lotus, BRM and Ferrari.
The objective for the design teams is clear: copy the revolutionary Lotus 25. BRM and Ferrari have made their own versions of the monocoque Lotus, where Brabham and Cooper were forced to resort to more conventional designs. Can BRM and Ferrari challenge Lotus for the title this year?