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Event: British Empire Trophy Meeting Oulton ParkDate: 11.4.1959
Track: Oulton Park (United Kingdom), unknown lengthOrganiser: BRDC

British Empire Trophy [S+1.5]

Non championship race
Weather:cold, heavy rain
Start time:15:30
Grid:4-3-4, PP right
Distance:20 laps
Attendance:unknown
Entered:27
Practiced:24
Qualified:24
Started:22
Finished:16
Classified:16
Classes:PractStartClass
Sports +1500242216
Race notes:
The main race for the British Empire Trophy was a Formula 2 race after many years of Sports Cars races..
Pre-race sessions:
1 qualifying session held for a total of 60 minutes on 10/4
Winners:
Overall:7Cooper Monaco T49 ClimaxJim Russell
Fastest Laps:
Overall:1Lister Costin JaguarIvor Bueb (GB)2:03.800129.197 km/h
:6Cooper Monaco T49 ClimaxJack Brabham (AUS)2:03.800129.197 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:3Lotus 15 ClimaxGraham Hill (GB)1:52.200142.572 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Lister (8), Cooper (5), Lotus (3), Aston Martin (3)
Top engines by numbers:Jaguar (9), Climax (7), Aston Martin (3)
Top car types by numbers:Cooper Monaco (5), Lotus 15 (3), Lister Costin (2), Aston Martin DB3S (2)
Driver nationalities:GB (20)
Team nationalities:GB (21)
Most used colours:green (35%), silver (13%), blue (13%), grey (13%), red (8%), yellow (8%)
Engine positions:front-engined (75%), mid-engined (25%)
Average engine size:3014 cc
Oldest known drivers:Graham Whitehead (37), Roy Salvadori (37), Brian Naylor (36)
Youngest known drivers:Graham Hill (20), Chris Bristow (22), Jim Clark (23)

Official Race Programme:

CoverEntry ListScheduleTrack Map
Programme Cover - British Empire Trophy [S+1.5] 1959Entry List - British Empire Trophy [S+1.5] 1959Schedule of events is not available.Track map is not available.
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