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HWM F2 cars at Silverstone 1952 with Hamilton and Heath

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Two HWM team cars lined up beside their transporter in the paddock at Silverstone prior to the 1952 British GP. The driver of car 30,  Duncan Hamilton is walking between them and team owner John Heath the tall figure stood to his left. In the background the legendary Alf Francis is tending car 31 (which was Lance Macklin's).

Heath was killed in the 1955 Mille Miglia when his sports racing HWM rolled over on a bend. The racing team folded soon afterwards but HWM had been a car dealership as well and continued as sellers of exotic and sporty machinery under the management of ex F1 driver George Abecass

The cars are sat on what is now the club circuit which at the time was used as the paddock.

In 1952 and 1953 all world championship Grand Prix were held to F2 regulations and Alberto Ascari dominated both years , winning back to back world title for Ferrari and in this case won the British GP at an avaerage speed of 90mph with Taruffi 2nd. of three HWMs, only Macklin finished the race in a lowly 15th.

10x7 inch (254x178mm)