1954 Lady Wigram Trophy

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Flag of New Zealand.svg   1954 Lady Wigram Grand Prix
Race details
4th Lady Wigram Trophy
Wigram Airfield Circuit map.png
Date 6th February 1954
Location Wigram Airfield Circuit, Christchurch, New Zealand
Course Temporary racing facility
Course length 3.403 km (2.116 mi)
Distance 24 laps, 163.344 km (101.568 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver BRM P15
TimeDetermined by heats
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Wharton BRM P15
Time 1:23.5
Podium
First Ferrari 125
SecondHWM
Third BRM P15

The 1954 Lady Wigram Trophy was a motor race held at the Wigram Airfield Circuit on 6 February 1954. It was the third Lady Wigram Trophy to be held and was won by Peter Whitehead in the Ferrari 125, thereby becoming the first international driver to win the Lady Wigram Trophy.

Wigram Airfield Circuit

Wigram Airfield Circuit was a temporary motor racing circuit at Wigram Aerodrome, Christchurch, New Zealand. The airfield is a former base of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. It is named after Sir Henry Wigram. The temporary circuit was 3 km with a 1.3 km (0.8mile) main straight. The first summer meetings held at Wigram Aerodrome in 1949 are considered the oldest motor races in New Zealand. The track hosted the 1964-1969 Tasman Series. For safety reasons, the last race at Wigram was held in the year 2000.

Peter Whitehead (racing driver) English racing driver (1914-1958)

Peter Nield Whitehead was a British racing driver. He was born in Menston, Yorkshire and was killed in an accident at Lasalle, France, during the Tour de France endurance race. A cultured, knowledgeable and well-travelled racer, he was excellent in sports cars. He won the 1938 Australian Grand Prix, which along with a 24 Heures du Mans win in 1951, probably was his finest achievement, but he also won two 12 Heures internationales de Reims events. He was a regular entrant, mostly for Peter Walker and Graham Whitehead, his half-brother. His death in 1958 ended a career that started in 1935 – however, he was lucky to survive an air crash in 1948.

The 125 F1 was Ferrari's first Formula One car. It shared its engine with the 125 S sports racer which preceded it by a year, but was developed at the same time by Enzo Ferrari, Valerio Colotti and designer, Gioacchino Colombo.

Classification

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time Grid
1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 / Ferrari 1995cc V12 s/c481hr 09min 51.3sec 2
2 Flag of Australia.svg Tony Gaze HWM / Alta 1972cc 4cyl 48 + 31.0 s 3
3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Wharton BRM P15 / BRM 1496cc V16 s/c 48 + 6:28.2 s 1
4 Flag of New Zealand.svg John McMillan Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c 48 + 7:08.1 s 10
5 Flag of New Zealand.svg Arnold Stafford Cooper Mk VII / Norton 498cc 1cyl 48 + 7:08.7 s 8
6 Flag of New Zealand.svg Ray Archibald Jaguar XK120 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 48 + 8:28.2 s 6
7 Flag of New Zealand.svg Allan Freeman Cooper Mk VII / Norton 498cc 1cyl 46 + 2 Laps 9
8 Flag of New Zealand.svg John Horton MG TD / MG 1250cc 4cyl s/c 45 + 3 Laps 13
9 Flag of New Zealand.svg Wally Darrell ACE Special / Vauxhall 1300cc 4cyl 43 + 5 Laps 16
10 Flag of New Zealand.svg Halsey Logan HRG / Singer 1496cc 4cyl s/c 41 + 7 Laps 12
11 Flag of New Zealand.svg Arthur Kennard Fiat Special / Fiat 1094cc 4cyl 35 + 13 Laps 17
Ret 11 Flag of New Zealand.svg Hec Green RA / RA 2100cc 4cyl s/c 42 Engine 7
Ret Flag of New Zealand.svg Peter Ward JBS / Norton 498cc 1cyl 47 Engine 15
Ret Flag of New Zealand.svg Morrie Stanton Stanton Special / DeHavilland 6124cc 4cyl 32 Gear Lever 5
Ret Flag of New Zealand.svg Ross Jensen Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl 14 Rocker Arm 14
Ret Flag of New Zealand.svg Frank Shuter Edelbrock Special / Ford 3992cc V8 7 Retired 11
Ret Flag of New Zealand.svg Fred Zambucka Maserati 8CM / Maserati 2992cc 8cyl s/c 5 Oil Leak 4
Ret Flag of New Zealand.svg Ron Roycroft Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa 2905cc 8cyl s/c 2 Engine 19
Ret Flag of New Zealand.svg Ronnie Moore Kieft C50 / Vincent 998cc V2 s/c 1 Clutch 18
DNS Flag of New Zealand.svg Don Ransley Ransley-Riley / Riley 2443cc 6cyl s/c Did Not Start
DNA Flag of New Zealand.svg Syd Jensen JBS / JAP 1098cc V2 Did Not Attend
DNA Flag of New Zealand.svg Max Winterbourn RA Vauxhall / Vauxhall 1442cc 4cyl s/c Did Not Attend
DNA Flag of New Zealand.svg Hec McLean SH Special / RA 2088cc 4cyl s/c Did Not Attend
Source: [1]

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References

  1. "4th Lady Wigram Trophy". sergent.com.au. Retrieved 2016-08-13.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
1953 Lady Wigram Trophy
Lady Wigram Trophy
1954
Succeeded by
1956 Lady Wigram Trophy