For any classic F1 fans, the Glover Trophy might be the jewel in the crown of the Goodwood Revival. With no Revival in 2020, this fight for rear-engined Formula 1 cars is moving to Goodwood SpeedWeek.
Goodwood SpeedWeek: Ferrari and Lotus in classic F1 fight
What is the Glover Trophy?
The Glover Trophy celebrates one of the high points of racing at Goodwood in period. During the 1960s Goodwood held a series of non-championship Formula 1 races, many of them for the Glover Trophy. This period saw some of the world’s greatest racing drivers doing battle at Goodwood in the latest F1 cars. The likes of Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, Graham Hill and John Surtees all won the Glover Trophy in its ‘60s period, which is the era this race celebrates – the time of sleek, lightweight, 1.5-litre-engined racing cars.
What cars will race in the Glover Trophy?
The Glover Trophy is for 1.5-litre F1 cars that raced between 1961 and 1965; the period before the famous ‘Return to Power’ in 1966. The regular battle at the front is between the Climax-engined Lotus 25 and Ferrari’s iconic 1512, with one of the smallest V12 engines the world has ever seen, but also the most powerful 1.5-litre F1 engine of all. Other competitors in recent years have included the BRM-engined Lotus 24, and Scirroco SP2, Brabham BT11, Cooper T66 and more.
What drivers will I see in the Glover Trophy?
Andy Middlehurst has shown himself to be the king of the Glover Trophy, winning multiple times in the very same Lotus 25 that Jim Clark raced in period. But he doesn’t have it all his own way, he’s regularly been challenged, and at times beaten, by Joe Collasacco in the screaming Ferrari 1512, and also has to fight off Goodwood regulars including Simon Diffey, Nick Fennell, Andy Wolfe and Sam Wilson. Oh, and there race has been led, and won, in recent years by some guy called Richard Attwood, Formula 1 racer and Le Mans winner.
When and how can I watch the race?
The Glover Trophy is part of Goodwood’s once-in-a-lifetime SpeedWeek which means you can watch the race, as well and qualifying on the Goodwood Road & Racing website or on GRR, Revival and Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard social media channels over 16th-18th October 2020.
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