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The International Trophy is a prize awarded annually by the British Racing Drivers' Club to the winner of a motor race held at the Silverstone Circuit, England. For many years it formed the premier non-championship Formula One event in Britain, alongside the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch.

The event was instituted by the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) in August 1949, sponsored by the Daily Express newspaper, for cars meeting contemporary Grand Prix motor racing regulations. The BRDC drew the name from that of an extinct event formerly held at the Brooklands circuit in the early 1930s. The first Silverstone event was noteworthy as it was the first to use the former airfield's perimeter roadways rather than the main runways; a circuit layout that persisted for over forty years, and is little altered today.

With the introduction of the new World Championship, in 1950 the International Trophy became a non-Championship race held to Formula One rules. The 1950 event was again held in August, but from 1951 onwards - apart from 1957 - the International Trophy was contested in April or May, near the beginning of the World Championship season. The timing of the event often attracted many top teams and drivers, allowing them to practice in racing conditions before the season became too serious. From 1952 the trophy was also sporadically opened to drivers in the Formula 2 category, as well as being run to F2 regulations in those years that the World Championship was also. 1978 saw the 30th running of the International Trophy, and the last under these rules; with the increasing complexity of F1 cars it simply became too expensive for teams to contest non-Championship events.

From 1979, the trophy continued as a Formula 2-only event. When F2 was replaced at the end of 1984, the trophy switched to the new Formula 3000 rules from 1985. In turn, it was replacement of F3000 by GP2 in 2005 that ended the International Trophy as an event for cutting-edge racing cars.

Since 2005 the trophy has been awarded to the winner of a race for historic F1 cars at the annual Silverstone Classic race meeting.

Winners of the International TrophyEdit

2005 - : The Historic F1 YearsEdit

Year Driver Constructor Report
2012 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Bill Coombs Tyrrell-Cosworth Report
2008 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Sowerby Williams-Cosworth Report
2007 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Dunn March-Cosworth Report
2006 22px-Flag of Italy Manfredo Rossi Brabham-Repco Report
2005 USAflagsmall Duncan Dayton Williams-Cosworth Report

2008 - : FIA Historic F1
2006 - 2007: Grand Prix Masters
2005: Thoroughbred Grand Prix

1985 - 2004: The Formula 3000 YearsEdit

Year Driver Constructor Report
2004 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Lola-Zytek Judd Report
2003 22px-Flag of Sweden Björn Wirdheim Lola-Zytek Judd Report
2002 22px-Flag of the Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Lola-Zytek Judd Report
2001 22px-Flag of France Sébastien Bourdais Lola-Zytek Report
2000 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Lola-Zytek Report
1999 22px-Flag of France Nicolas Minassian Lola-Zytek Report
1998 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Lola-Zytek Report
1997 22px-Flag of Denmark Tom Kristensen Lola-Zytek Report
1996 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Bräck Lola-Zytek Report
1995 25px-Brazilflag Ricardo Rosset Reynard-Cosworth Report
1994 22px-Flag of France Franck Lagorce Reynard-Cosworth Report
1993 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran Reynard-Cosworth Report
1992 22px-Flag of Spain Jordi Gené Reynard-Mugen Honda Report
1991 Not held, due to track refurbishment
1990 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Allan McNish Lola-Mugen Honda Report
1989 22px-Flag of Sweden Thomas Danielsson Reynard-Cosworth Report
1988 25px-Brazilflag Roberto Moreno Reynard-Cosworth Report
1987 25px-Brazilflag Maurício Gugelmin Ralt-Honda Report
1986 22px-Flag of France Pascal Fabre Lola-Cosworth Report
1985 25px-Newzealand flag Mike Thackwell Ralt-Cosworth Report

1977 - 1984: The Formula Two YearsEdit

Year Driver Constructor Report
1984 25px-Newzealandflag Mike Thackwell Ralt-Mugen Honda Report
1983 22px-Flag of Italy Beppe Gabbiani March-BMW Report
1982 Flag of Germany Stefan Bellof Maurer-BMW Report
1981 25px-Newzealandflag Mike Thackwell Ralt-Honda Report
1980 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart Report
1979 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever Osella-BMW Report
1977 22px-Flag of France René Arnoux Renault-Gordini Report

1949 - 1978: The Formula One YearsEdit

Year Driver Constructor Report
1978 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Theodore-Cosworth Report
1976 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
1975 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1974 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Hunt Hesketh-Cosworth Report
1973 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
1972 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Report
1971 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Graham Hill Brabham-Cosworth Report
1970 25px-Newzealandflag Chris Amon March-Cosworth Report
1969 25px-AustraliaFLAG Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford Report
1968 25px-Newzealandflag Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Report
1967 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mike Parkes Ferrari Report
1966 25px-AustraliaFLAG Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Report
1965 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM Report
1964 25px-AustraliaFLAG Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax Report
1963 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report
1962 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Report
1961 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax Report
1960 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax Report
1959 25px-AustraliaFLAG Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Report
1958 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari Report
1957 22px-Flag of France Jean Behra BRM Report
1956 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Stirling Moss Vanwall Report
1955 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Collins Maserati Report
1954 25px-ARGENntina José Froilán González Ferrari Report
1953 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari Report
1952 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lance Macklin HWM-Alta Report
1951 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Reg Parnell Ferrari Report
1950 22px-Flag of Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Report
1949 22px-Flag of Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report

ReferencesEdit



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