1960 British Grand Prix


1960 British Grand Prix

Infobox Grand Prix race report
Type = F1
Country = United Kingdom
Grand Prix = British
Official name = XIII RAC British Grand Prix
Date = July 16



Year = 1960
Race_No = 7
Season_No = 10
Location = Silverstone Circuit, Northants., England
Course = Permanent road course
Course_mi = 2.927
Course_km = 4.711
Distance_laps = 77
Distance_mi = 225.40
Distance_km = 362.75
Weather = Dry, overcast.
Pole_Driver = flagicon|AUS Jack Brabham
Pole_Team = Cooper-Climax
Pole_Time = 1:34.6
Fast_Driver = flagicon|UK Graham Hill
Fast_Team = BRM
Fast_Time = 1:34.4
Fast_L

First_Driver = flagicon|AUS Jack Brabham
First_Team = Cooper-Climax
Second_Driver = flagicon|UK John Surtees
Second_Team = Lotus-Climax
Third_Driver = flagicon|UK Innes Ireland
Third_Team = Lotus-Climax
The 1960 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, England, on 16 July 1960. The race was the seventh round of the 1960 Formula One season, the final Formula One season run to the 2.5 litre maximum engine displacement rules which had been in place since F1|1954. The race was won by reigning World Champion Jack Brabham and Innes Ireland finished in third place. Between the two, multiple motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion John Surtees (in only his second ever Formula One Grand Prix) took second place.

Classification

* Lance Reventlow and Chuck Daigh were entered with the same vehicle following extensive damage to their Scarab cars at the preceding French Grand Prix. Daigh proved the faster during practice and so Reventlow was withdrawn.

Notes

*Pole position: Jack Brabham - 1:34.6
*Fastest L

* Cooper-Climax became the first team to win the Constructors' Championship with 3 races left

References

*cite web|title=Motorcycle champion Surtees takes second place |url=http://www.gpracing.net192.com/races/reports/91.cfm |work=Grand Prix Racing |accessdate=2007-09-07
*cite web|title=GRAND PRIX RESULTS: BRITISH GP, 1960 |url=http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr091.html |work=GrandPrix.com |accessdate=2007-09-07
*cite web|title=1960 British GP |url=http://www.chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=1960&gp=British%20GP |work=ChicaneF1.com |accessdate=2007-09-07 (Race results and statistics.)

F1 race report
Name_of_race = British Grand Prix
Year_of_race = 1960
Previous_race_in_season = 1960 French Grand Prix
Next_race_in_season = 1960 Portuguese Grand Prix
Previous_year's_race = 1959 British Grand Prix
Next_year's_race = 1961 British Grand Prix


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