‘The Waiting Game’: Monaco Grand Prix 1956

Posted: December 6, 2015 in Compound curvature, F1
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British privateer, Horace Gould’s ‘crew’ time his Maserati 250F, he finished eighth in the race won by Moss’ similar car…i love this unattributed shot, it somehow captures the waiting game of a drivers lover in those very dangerous days…

Gould was a Bristol motor trader who competed in sixteen Grands’ Prix, his best result in this car , an ex-works 1954 250F ‘2514’, in the 1956 British Grand Prix, finishing fifth and earning two championship points.

He raced Jack Brabhams’ similar Cooper Bristol on an ‘Australasian Tour’, at Mount Druitt, New South Wales, in 1953 beaten by Jack, and in the 1954 New Zealand Grand Prix, the race won by Stan Jones’ Maybach 2.

Horace Gould Mt Druitt

Horace Gould in his Cooper T23 Bristol at Mt Druitt, he ‘was left for dead off the line, Jacks car with its lightweight flywheel, Harley clutch and Stromberg carbs’. (aussieroadracing.homestead.com)

Gould was the quintessential passionate privateer, eking out an existence on start and finish money in events throughout Europe in the late 1950’s, he stopped racing around 1959 and died of a heart attack in 1968, aged 47.

 

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