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Event: The British Empire TrophyDate: 8.7.1961
Track: Silverstone Circuit (United Kingdom), unknown lengthOrganiser: BRDC

British Empire Trophy - Grand Touring

Non championship race
Weather:unknown
Start time:17:00
Grid:unknown
Distance:25 laps
Attendance:unknown
Entered:31
Practiced:unknown
Started:unknown
Finished:unknown
Classes:
Grand Touring over 2000 cc
Grand Touring 2000 cc
Grand Touring 1000 cc
Winners:
Overall:32Ferrari 250 GT SWBStirling Moss
Grand Touring 2000 cc:19Lotus EliteDavid Hobbs
Grand Touring 1000 cc:2Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite SprinzelIan Walker
Fastest Laps:
Overall:32Ferrari 250 GT SWBStirling Moss (GB)1:49.800154.449 km/h
Grand Touring 2000 cc:14Lotus EliteLes Leston (GB)1:52.000151.407 km/h
Grand Touring 1000 cc:1Austin-Healey SpritePaul Hawkins (AUS)1:57.800143.956 km/h
Pole Positions:
Overall:32Ferrari 250 GT SWBStirling Moss1:47.600
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Lotus (7), Austin-Healey (4), Jaguar (3), Ferrari (2), Morgan (2), TVR (2)
Top engines by numbers:Climax (8), BMC (6), Jaguar (3), Ferrari (2), Triumph (2)
Top car types by numbers:Lotus Elite (7), Jaguar E-type (3), Ferrari 250 GT (2), Austin-Healey Sebring Sprite (2), Morgan Plus 4 (2), TVR Grantura (2)
Driver nationalities:GB (21), AUS (2)
Engine positions:front-engined (95%), rear-engined (5%)
Average engine size:1895 cc
Oldest known drivers:Les Leston (41), Graham Whitehead (39), Roy Salvadori (39)
Youngest known drivers:David Hobbs (22), Graham Hill (22), John Whitmore (24)

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