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Highlights of the British GP over the last 50 years

This year Silverstone is celebrating it's 50th Grand Prix so we thought we'd take you through some highlights of the British Grand Prix over the years. In 1946 the racing circuit at Brooklands, the birthplace of British motor-sports, was deemed to be beyond repair and was sold off to Vickers-Armstrong, in its wake there was no clear heir to the title of being the major racetrack of Britain. Silverstone was nothing more than one of many new tracks built on one of the many abandoned airfields around the country following the end of Wold War II. Back then it was a basic site with bales of hay and ropes set out to protect the farmers crops in the middle of the circuit but by October 1948 nearly...
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