Before taking part in its first Formula One World Championship race the car would undergo some evolutions with its engine. The first upgrade would see the displacement of the engine increase from 2.0-liters up to 2.3-liters. In this version, raced by Peter Collins in the British Grand Prix, the car also featured a cowling placed over the top of the radiator. Collins would put the car on the third row of the grid but would still fail to complete the race distance when a head gasket failure led to the team’s exit from the race after just 16 of the 90 scheduled laps.
See also 1954 Vanwall Special models from BRDC International Trophy and Goodwood Trophy.
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