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The International Trophy is a prize awarded annually by the British Racing Drivers' Club to the winner of a motor race held at the Silverstone Circuit, England. For many years it formed the premier non-championship Formula One event in Britain, alongside the Race of Champions at Brands Hatch.

The event was instituted by the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) in August 1949, sponsored by the Daily Express newspaper, for cars meeting contemporary Grand Prix motor racing regulations. The BRDC drew the name from that of an extinct event formerly held at the Brooklands circuit in the early 1930s. The first Silverstone event was noteworthy as it was the first to use the former airfield's perimeter roadways rather than the main runways; a circuit layout that persisted for over forty years, and is little altered today.

With the introduction of the new World Championship, in 1950 the International Trophy became a non-Championship race held to Formula One rules. The 1950 event was again held in August, but from 1951 onwards - apart from 1957 - the International Trophy was contested in April or May, near the beginning of the World Championship season. The timing of the event often attracted many top teams and drivers, allowing them to practice in racing conditions before the season became too serious. From 1952 the trophy was also sporadically opened to drivers in the Formula 2 category, as well as being run to F2 regulations in those years that the World Championship was also. 1978 saw the 30th running of the International Trophy, and the last under these rules; with the increasing complexity of F1 cars it simply became too expensive for teams to contest non-Championship events.

From 1979, the trophy continued as a Formula 2-only event. When F2 was replaced at the end of 1984, the trophy switched to the new Formula 3000 rules from 1985. In turn, it was replacement of F3000 by GP2 in 2005 that ended the International Trophy as an event for cutting-edge racing cars.

Since 2005 the trophy has been awarded to the winner of a race for historic F1 cars at the annual Silverstone Classic race meeting.

Winners of the International Trophy

2005 -  : The Historic F1 Years

Year Driver Constructor Report
2008 Template:Country flagicon Peter Sowerby Williams-Cosworth Report
2007 Template:Country flagicon Peter Dunn March-Cosworth Report
2006 Template:Country flagicon Manfredo Rossi Brabham-Repco Report
2005 Template:Country flagicon Duncan Dayton Williams-Cosworth Report

2008 - : FIA Historic F1
2006 - 2007: Grand Prix Masters
2005: Thoroughbred Grand Prix

1985 - 2004: The Formula 3000 Years

Year Driver Constructor Report
2004 Template:Country flagicon Vitantonio Liuzzi Lola-Zytek Judd Report
2003 Template:Country flagicon Björn Wirdheim Lola-Zytek Judd Report
2002 Template:Country flagicon Tomáš Enge Lola-Zytek Judd Report
2001 Template:Country flagicon Sébastien Bourdais Lola-Zytek Report
2000 Template:Country flagicon Mark Webber Lola-Zytek Report
1999 Template:Country flagicon Nicolas Minassian Lola-Zytek Report
1998 Template:Country flagicon Juan Pablo Montoya Lola-Zytek Report
1997 Template:Country flagicon Tom Kristensen Lola-Zytek Report
1996 Template:Country flagicon Kenny Bräck Lola-Zytek Report
1995 Template:Country flagicon Ricardo Rosset Reynard-Cosworth Report
1994 Template:Country flagicon Franck Lagorce Reynard-Cosworth Report
1993 Template:Country flagicon Gil de Ferran Reynard-Cosworth Report
1992 Template:Country flagicon Jordi Gené Reynard-Mugen Honda Report
1991 Not held, due to track refurbishment
1990 Template:Country flagicon Allan McNish Lola-Mugen Honda Report
1989 Template:Country flagicon Thomas Danielsson Reynard-Cosworth Report
1988 Template:Country flagicon Roberto Moreno Reynard-Cosworth Report
1987 Template:Country flagicon Maurício Gugelmin Ralt-Honda Report
1986 Template:Country flagicon Pascal Fabre Lola-Cosworth Report
1985 Template:Country flagicon Mike Thackwell Ralt-Cosworth Report

1977 - 1984: The Formula Two Years

Year Driver Constructor Report
1984 Template:Country flagicon Mike Thackwell Ralt-Mugen Honda Report
1983 Template:Country flagicon Beppe Gabbiani March-BMW Report
1982 Template:Country flagicon Stefan Bellof Maurer-BMW Report
1981 Template:Country flagicon Mike Thackwell Ralt-Honda Report
1980 Template:Country flagicon Derek Warwick Toleman-Hart Report
1979 Template:Country flagicon Eddie Cheever Osella-BMW Report
1977 Template:Country flagicon René Arnoux Renault-Gordini Report

1949 - 1978: The Formula One Years

Year Driver Constructor Report
1978 Template:Country flagicon Keke Rosberg Theodore-Cosworth Report
1976 Template:Country flagicon James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
1975 Template:Country flagicon Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1974 Template:Country flagicon James Hunt Hesketh-Cosworth Report
1973 Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
1972 Template:Country flagicon Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Report
1971 Template:Country flagicon Graham Hill Brabham-Cosworth Report
1970 Template:Country flagicon Chris Amon March-Cosworth Report
1969 Template:Country flagicon Jack Brabham Brabham-Ford Report
1968 Template:Country flagicon Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Report
1967 Template:Country flagicon Mike Parkes Ferrari Report
1966 Template:Country flagicon Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco Report
1965 Template:Country flagicon Jackie Stewart BRM Report
1964 Template:Country flagicon Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax Report
1963 Template:Country flagicon Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report
1962 Template:Country flagicon Graham Hill BRM Report
1961 Template:Country flagicon Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax Report
1960 Template:Country flagicon Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax Report
1959 Template:Country flagicon Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Report
1958 Template:Country flagicon Peter Collins Ferrari Report
1957 Template:Country flagicon Jean Behra BRM Report
1956 Template:Country flagicon Stirling Moss Vanwall Report
1955 Template:Country flagicon Peter Collins Maserati Report
1954 Template:Country flagicon José Froilán González Ferrari Report
1953 Template:Country flagicon Mike Hawthorn Ferrari Report
1952 Template:Country flagicon Lance Macklin HWM-Alta Report
1951 Template:Country flagicon Reg Parnell Ferrari Report
1950 Template:Country flagicon Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Report
1949 Template:Country flagicon Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report

References

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