The event took place early in the season and was sometimes the first Formula One race of the year. The 1961 race was the first event in Europe to be run according to the new 1.5-litre regulations for Formula One.
After the event was dropped from the Formula One calendar, the Lombank Trophy was held for Formula 3 cars at Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent in 1965. This race was marred by the fatal accident suffered by George Crossman. Crossman had previously served in the Royal Lancers, Catterick, a cavalry regiment that fought in Palestine and trained as a pilot in the Royal Air Force. When he came out of the army he started farming in Somerset and continued when he moved to Withycombe a few years later.
Lombank, part of the Lombard North Central finance company, also sponsored the British Formula Three Championship in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Under the Lombard name, the company also sponsored the RAC Rally for many years until the 1990s.
Lombank Trophy Formula One results
|1960||Innes Ireland||Lotus 18-Climax||Report|
|1961||Jack Brabham||Cooper T53-Climax||Report|
|1962||Jim Clark||Lotus 24-Climax||Report|
|1963||Graham Hill||BRM P57||Report|
- "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974, pp 10-11
- F2 Register - 1965 Lombank Trophy