Fernando Alonso drives a 1951 Ferrari 375 at Silverstone
This Sunday’s race is the 65th British Grand Prix - it and the Italian event at Monza are the only two races never to have dropped off the Formula 1 calendar.
Silverstone was originally an old wartime airfield and the track used the perimeter roads. On 13th May 1950 it hosted the first ever race in the new world championship, with Alfa Romeo taking the top three places, watched by King George VI, with the legendary ‘three Fs,' Farina, Fangio and Fagioli.
Ferrari was not at this race, showing up for the next round in Monaco, but Silverstone still played an important part in the Prancing Horse’s history. It was in 1951 here...
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