Named after the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, the Richmond Formula One race was traditionally for contemporary Formula One cars, often billed as the Richmond Formula One Race for the Glover Trophy.
At the Goodwood Revival 2010, the Richmond Trophy is for front-engined Formula One cars of a type that raced between 1950 and 1960. It offers exciting racing between such legendary cars as the Maserati 250F; Lancia D50; Ferrari 212, 500 and 246 Dino; Aston Martin DBR4; BRM Type 25; Connaught and Cooper-Bristol.
Historics veteran Gary Pearson claimed a deserved win at Goodwood Revival 2010 in the Richmond Trophy for front-engined Grand Prix cars made from 1948-60. But it was evergreen septuagenarian Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams who made the early running, blasting the unique Ferguson Project 99 into the lead by Madgwick for the first time. Within two laps of the 25-minute race he was a full ten car lengths ahead of Pearson’s ex-Bonnier BRM P25 as Richard Attwood’s Ferrari Dino 246 vied with Frank Stippler’s Maserati 250F for third.
The two Italian cars were locked in battle for the entire duration, joined briefly in the first half of the race by Patrick Orosco’s super-quick Scarab. Orosco worked his way up as far as third – on more than one occasion, only to lose out repeatedly after a series of off-road excursions. At the end of the ninth lap, he had a sideways moment at the chicane, fourth-placed Attwood performing a miraculous avoidance, only to lose out to Stipler in the ensuing chaos.
A lap later, Orosco rotated fully at the same spot, while up front Pearson had closed in on Williams and took the lead into Madgwick into lap eleven as the Ferguson momentarily lapsed onto three cylinders. Williams chased hard but was unable to find his way past Pearson as they encountered back markers, the positions remaining the same to the flag with Attwood placing third.
Similar to our Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 coverage, photographer Tim Scott of Fluid Images also documented this year’s Goodwood Revival, including the following images from the Richmond Trophy race. To see more from Tim, visit fluidimages.co.uk.
Goodwood Revival 2010 – Richmond Trophy Photo Gallery (click image for larger picture and description)