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1965 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

15th may, 1965

The 17th BRDC International Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 15th May 1965 at the Silverstone Circuit, England. The race was run over 52 laps of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, and was won by British driver Jackie Stewart in a BRM P261.

The Driver

Sir Jackie Stewart – 1965 was a hallmark year amongst Sir Jackie Stewart’s successes, as not only did he win this 16th BRDC International Trophy, but this was also his first year in the Formula One World Championship.

Known as the “Flying Scot”, Jackie raced in Formula One between 1965 and 1973, winning three World Championships, and finishing twice as runner-up over those nine seasons. He is regarded by many as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport, some consider him the greatest ever. Jackie signed with BRM, alongside teammate Graham Hill, in 1965. His first major competition victory came in the BRDC International Trophy at Silverstone, driving the beautiful BRM P261 and beating Surtees in the Ferrari. Before the end of the year, he had won his first World Championship race at Monza, fighting wheel-to-wheel with Hill’s P261.

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 of Stewart during his time at BRM.

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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