The XXVIII Graham Hill International Trophy was a non-championship race, held at Silverstone on April 11, 1976. It was renamed in memory of two-time World Champion Graham Hill, who was killed in a private plane crash the previous November.

The race was won by James Hunt in a McLaren, ahead of Vittorio Brambilla in a March and Jody Scheckter in a Tyrrell. The weekend marked the first competitive appearance of the revolutionary Tyrrell P34, but Scheckter used his older 007 in the race.

Background[edit | edit source]


Entry List[edit | edit source]

The full entry list for the 1976 BRDC International Trophy is outlined below:

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Austria Niki Lauda Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 312T2 Ferrari 015 F12 3.0 G
3 South Africa Jody Scheckter United Kingdom Elf Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 007 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
5 United Kingdom Bob Evans United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 77 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
6 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 77 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
8 Brazil Carlos Pace United Kingdom Martini Racing Brabham BT45 Alfa Romeo 115-12 F12 3.0 G
9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla United Kingdom Beta Team March March 761 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
11 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom Marlboro Team McLaren McLaren M23 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier United Kingdom Shadow Racing Team Shadow DN5B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
18 United States Brett Lunger United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
19 Australia Alan Jones United Kingdom Team Surtees Surtees TS19 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
20 Belgium Jacky Ickx United Kingdom Wolf-Williams Racing Wolf-Williams FW05 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
21 United States Mario Andretti United Kingdom John Player Team Lotus Lotus 77 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
22 New Zealand Chris Amon United Kingdom Team Ensign Ensign N176 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
24 United Kingdom Guy Edwards United Kingdom Penthouse Rizla Racing Hesketh 308D Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
28 United Kingdom John Watson United States Citibank Team Penske Penske PC3 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
32 Belgium Patrick Nève United Kingdom RAM Racing Brabham BT44B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
33 Switzerland Loris Kessel United Kingdom RAM Racing Brabham BT44B Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
36 Italy Giancarlo Martini Italy Scuderia Everest Ferrari 312T Ferrari 015 F12 3.0 G
40 United Kingdom Damien Magee United Kingdom RAM Racing Brabham BT42 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G
41 Australia Brian McGuire Australia Privateer Williams FW04 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.0 G

Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Report[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

The full qualifying results for the 1976 BRDC International Trophy are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 11 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Cosworth 1:17.91
2 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford Cosworth 1:18.76 +0.85s
3 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford Cosworth 1:19.20 +1.29s
4 5 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:19.41 +1.50s
5 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:19.70 +1.79s
6 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford Cosworth 1:19.70 +1.79s
7 19 Australia Alan Jones Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:20.12 +2.21s
8 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 1:20.24 +2.33s
9 21 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Cosworth 1:20.25 +2.34s
10 36 Italy Giancarlo Martini Ferrari 1:20.28 +2.37s
11 32 Belgium Patrick Nève Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:20.38 +2.47s
12 33 Switzerland Loris Kessel Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:20.48 +2.57s
13* 22 New Zealand Chris Amon Ensign-Ford Cosworth 1:21.14 +3.23s
14 40 United Kingdom Damien Magee Brabham-Ford Cosworth 1:21.32 +3.41s
15 20 Belgium Jacky Ickx Wolf-Williams-Ford Cosworth 1:21.45 +3.54s
16* 18 United States Brett Lunger Surtees-Ford Cosworth 1:21.57 +3.66s
17 24 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 1:22.28 +4.37s
18 41 Australia Brian McGuire Williams-Ford Cosworth 1:22.65 +4.74s
WD 1 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Withdrawn
WD 28 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Ford Cosworth Withdrawn
WD 5 United Kingdom Bob Evans Lotus-Ford Cosworth Reserve driver
  • * Amon and Lunger were unable to take the start.

Grid[edit | edit source]

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 James Hunt
Vittorio Brambilla ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Tom Pryce
Gunnar Nilsson ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Jody Scheckter
Jean-Pierre Jarier ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Alan Jones
Carlos Pace ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Mario Andretti
Giancarlo Martini ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Patrick Nève
Loris Kessel ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Chris Amon*
Damien Magee ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Jacky Ickx
Brett Lunger* ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Guy Edwards
Brian McGuire ______________
  • * Amon and Lunger were unable to take the start.

Race[edit | edit source]

Report[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

The full results for the 1976 BRDC International Trophy are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 11 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Cosworth 40 53'04.57 1
2 9 Italy Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford Cosworth 40 +11.24s 2
3 3 South Africa Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 40 +37.37s 5
4 16 United Kingdom Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford Cosworth 40 +42.66s 3
5 17 France Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow-Ford Cosworth 40 +43.70s 6
6 5 Sweden Gunnar Nilsson Lotus-Ford Cosworth 40 +44.07s 4
7 21 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Cosworth 40 +1:10.71 9
8 19 Australia Alan Jones Surtees-Ford Cosworth 40 +1:28.61 7
9 8 Brazil Carlos Pace Brabham-Alfa Romeo 39 +1 lap 8
10 36 Italy Giancarlo Martini Ferrari 39 +1 lap 10
11 32 Belgium Patrick Nève Brabham-Ford Cosworth 39 +1 lap 11
12 33 Switzerland Loris Kessel Brabham-Ford Cosworth 39 +1 lap 12
DSQ 41 Australia Brian McGuire Williams-Ford Cosworth 30 Oil line 18
Ret 40 United Kingdom Damien Magee Brabham-Ford Cosworth 23 Engine 14
Ret 20 Belgium Jacky Ickx Wolf-Williams-Ford Cosworth 20 Gearbox 15
Ret 24 United Kingdom Guy Edwards Hesketh-Ford Cosworth 17 Exhaust 17
DNS 22 New Zealand Chris Amon Ensign-Ford Cosworth
DNS 18 United States Brett Lunger Surtees-Ford Cosworth
WD 1 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari
WD 28 United Kingdom John Watson Penske-Ford Cosworth
WD 5 United Kingdom Bob Evans Lotus-Ford Cosworth

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

V T E 1976 Formula One Season
Constructors Boro • Brabham • BRM • Ensign • Ferrari • Fittipaldi • Hesketh • Kojima • Lotus • Maki • March • McLaren • Parnelli • Penske • Shadow • Surtees • Tyrrell • Wolf-Williams
Engines Alfa Romeo • BRM • Ferrari • Ford Cosworth
Drivers by number Lauda • 2 Regazzoni • 35 Reutemann • 3 J. Scheckter • 4 Depailler • 5 Peterson • 5 Evans • 5/6 Andretti • 6 Nilsson • 7 Reutemann • 7/77 Stommelen • 7 Perkins • 8 Pace • 9 Brambilla • 10 Lombardi • 10 Peterson • 34 Stuck • 35 Merzario • 11 Hunt • 12 Mass • 13 Galica • 14 Ashley • 15 I. Scheckter • 16 Pryce • 17 Jarier • 18 Lunger • 18 Andersson • 18 Takahara • 19 Jones • 20 Ickx • 20 Merzario • 21 Zorzi • 21 Leclère • 21 Amon • 21 Brown • 21 Binder • 21 Kuwashima • 22 Amon • 22 Nève • 22 Binder • 22 Ickx • 24 Ertl • 25 Edwards • 25 Stommelen • 25 Ribeiro • 25 Zapico • 26 Laffite • 27 Andretti • 28 Watson • 30 Fittipaldi • 31 Hoffmann • 32 Kessel • 32 Evans • 33 De Villota • 33 Nève • 33 Nellemann • 33 Magee • 33 Lombardi • 37/40 Perkins • 37/39/40 Pesenti-Rossi • 38 Pescarolo • 39 Hayje • 39 Stuppacher • 40 Wilds • 51 Hasemi • 52 Hoshino • 54 Trimmer
Drivers alphabetically Amon • Andersson • Andretti • Ashley • Binder • Brambilla • Brown • Depailler • Edwards • Ertl • Evans • Fittipaldi • Galica • Hasemi • Hayje • Hoffmann • Hoshino • Hunt • Ickx • Jarier • Jones • Kessel • Kuwashima • Laffite • Lauda • Leclère • Lombardi • Lunger • Magee • Mass • Merzario • Nellemann • Nève • Nilsson • Pace • Perkins • Pescarolo • Pesenti-Rossi • Peterson • Pryce • Regazzoni • Reutemann • Ribeiro • I. Scheckter • J. Scheckter • Stommelen • Stuck • Stuppacher • Takahara • Trimmer • De Villota • Watson • Wilds • Zapico • Zorzi
Cars Boro 001 • Brabham BT44B • Brabham BT45 • BRM P201B • Ensign N174 • Ensign N176 • Ferrari 312T • Ferrari 312T2 • Fittipaldi FD03 • Fittipaldi FD04 • Hesketh 308D • Kojima KE007 • Ligier JS5 • Lotus 77 • Maki F102A • March 761 • McLaren M23 • McLaren M26 • Parnelli VPJ4B • Penske PC3 • Penske PC4 • Shadow DN3 • Shadow DN5B • Shadow DN8 • Surtees TS16 • Surtees TS19 • Tyrrell 007 • Tyrrell P34 • Williams FW04 • Williams FW05
Tyres Goodyear • Dunlop • Bridgestone
Races Brazil • South Africa • U.S. West • Spain • Belgium • Monaco • Sweden • France • Britain • Germany • Austria • Netherlands • Italy • Canada • United States • Japan
Non-championship Races Race of Champions • International Trophy
See also 1975 Formula One Season • 1977 Formula One Season • Category
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