Silverstone GP next for Historic GP2

12 June 2018

The spectacle of period Formula 2 cars on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit will mark rounds five and six of the Historic Sports Car Club’s Historic Formula 2 FIA International Series at the HSCC International Trophy meeting on the 16th and 17th of June.

Another field of at least 25 cars will bring F2 action back to the home of the British Grand Prix for the first time in 34 years. For several years towards the end of the Formula 2 era the International Trophy was a round of the European Formula 2 Championship. However, since the end of F2 as an international category in 1984, it is not thought that these cars have had for a dedicated race on the Silverstone GP circuit.

The Formula 2 story at Silverstone started back in 1952 in the original F2 era when Lance Macklin’s HWM won the Daily Express International Trophy race. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the annual International Trophy race was run for the later era of Formula 2 cars and winners included Rene Arnoux, Eddie Cheever, Mike Thackwell, Stefan Bellof and Beppe Gabbiani.

The 2018 series covers 10 races at five race meetings, and still to come are the Zandvoort Historic Grand Prix and the Dijon Motors Cup in October. The season started at Hockenheim in April and then moved to Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit three weeks ago. The championship is open to cars built to period regulations for Formula 2, Formula Atlantic and Formula B, from 1967 through to the end of 1978.

Famous cars are packed into the field, including the ex-Eddie Cheever Ralt RT1 of Steve Seaman, the ex-Derek Bell Brabham BT30 of Lincoln Small and the ex-Richard Morgan/Wheatcroft Racing Chevron B29 of Paul Tonkin.


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