1956 Connaught B-Type#B5

Contact Information
Contact Vince Dennis
+44 (0) 1778 392562
Visit Website
More Information

Connaught first appeared after the 2nd World war along with other British companies including BRM, HWM, Cooper, Lotus, etc. Based at Send in Surrey they started by making Lea-Francis based sportscars and progressed onto Formula 2 single seater race cars. The brains behind Connaught were Rodney Clarke and Mike Oliver, the finances coming from Kenneth McAlpine. The B-Type Formula 1 cars were first seen in 1955 powered by a 2.5ltr Alta twin overhead camshaft engine, on a ladder frame with wishbones and coils at the front and de Dion rear axle. The most memorable victory for Connaught in a B-Type was when Tony Brooks won at Syracuse in 1955. Chassis B5 achieving two podiums in the 1956 season, taking 2nd at Bands Hatch driven by Stuart Lewis Evans and a 3rd place podium at Pue Grand Prix France driven by Ivor Bueb.

This Ad has been viewed 118 times.