|R.H.H. Parnell: 1959 Formula One Season|
| ||In 1951, Reg Parnell pulled off a huge upset surviving an absolute deluge of rain that flooded the Silverstone circuit during the BRDC International Trophy race. Parnell would manage to keep his Ferrari 375 under control long enough to be declared the winner. By the end of the decade, Reg would be, once again, positioning himself to steal away victory from the elite of Formula One.
Reg Parnell would step away from driving Formula One by 1955. He would still be present taking part in the occas...[Read more...]|
|Schell Shocked: 1958 Dutch Grand Prix|
| ||All throughout his career Harry Schell would be recognized as a very consistent, and professional, racer. While he was known to be quick, he was not among the very best of his generation. But, there would be those moments when Schell drove like the best. The result was an American driver that had the potential to surprise. One of those moments would come in 1958.
Monza, 1956. The attrition for the Italian Grand Prix would be disconcerting. Though relatively new, the steep banking would be pun...[Read more...]|
|1955 Syracuse Grand Prix: A Dentist Fills the British Manufacturing Cavity|
|Ever since Raymond Mays laid a BRM egg, the promise of British manufacturing in Formula One had been left unfulfilled and there were very few signs of that hole being filled any time soon. British manufacturing appeared disease-riddled. Therefore, it would be no minor miracle Tony Brooks would perform on the 23rd of October in 1955.
Connaught had earned respect and success in Formula 2 with its Lea-Francis-powered car. The tiny firm from Send, outside of Woking, would provide drives for some ...[Read more...]|
|1958 British Grand Prix: A Brit Finally Triumphs at Silverstone|
|By the start of the 1958 Formula One season there had been two British victories at the home grand prix. However, the post-war home of the British round of the World Championship was yet to be conquered by a native driver. Only Aintree had served British euphoria. However, that would change on the 19th of July courtesy of Peter Collins.
In the minds of the British, the greatest victory to that point in Formula One history, at least in the British Grand Prix, had come in 1957 when Stirling Mos...[Read more...]|
|1958 Monaco Grand Prix: An Unlikely Frenchman Steals the Show…Again|
|In 1955, perhaps the most unlikely of drivers would survive the attrition and the beckoning Monaco harbor to claim his only victory in Formula One. Some three years later, and more unlikely than ever to even win a second race at any circuit, the same Frenchman would steal the crown jewel to become just the second man in Formula One history to earn two or more victories on the streets of the principality.
Maurice Trintignant's victory in the chaotic and drama-filled 1955 Monaco Grand Prix was...[Read more...]|