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1957 BRDC INTERNATIONAL TROPHY

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be showcasing the 4 BRM Trophies currently on display at the Silverstone Interactive Museum – read more about the trophy move here.

Silverstone Circuit

14th September, 1957

On the 14th September, 1957, the 9th BRDC International Trophy was held at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire. The race was run over two 15 lap heats and a 35 lap final, over a distance of 4.71 km.

Thanks to decisive victories in the heats, the BRM racers took the front row of the starting grids. The race was an overwhelming victory for both BRM and British engineering, with the team taking first, second, and third place.

Jean Behra came in first, smashing Stirling Moss’ lap record, closely followed by Harry Schell and Ron Flockhart. All three drivers raced in the BRM P25, fitted with a 2.5-litre straight-4 engine, producing some 275 horsepower.

The Drivers

Photo Archive

Credit: SHL BRDC Archive

A huge thank you to Silverstone Heritage Ltd for sharing these images from the British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) archive, giving a flavour of the bustle and excitement that went on behind the scenes at this infamous race.

Watch the Race

Credit: British Pathé

Watch a snippet summary of the 1957 race at Silverstone, documenting the key highlights of BRM’s victory. The film also provides a brilliant insight into the enthusiasm and passion everyone had for the BRM team, and there is a palpable excitement in seeing a quintessentially British car triumph on British soil.

An enormous thank you to everyone at Silverstone and particularly the Silverstone Interactive Museum for showcasing such a spectacular piece of BRM’s motoring history.

Make sure you head over to see the trophies on display, and explore the museum for yourself!


For 36% off on the day prices or 20% off advanced online price, use code:
BRM2021
and see the collection for yourself!

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