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Moments in time - the British Grand Prix

In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through a selection of iconic images, we focus our lens on Great Britain, paying particularly close attention to Silverstone - the venue for the very first world championship race. This look back through history takes in a British clean sweep of the podium, a dramatic nine-car pile-up, Williams’ first win, Mansell mania, and more…Farina off to a flyer as the world championship gets underway, Silverstone, 1950It was on a mild Saturday in May 1950 that the inaugural Formula One world championship began at a former RAF base in Silverstone. 21 cars took the start of the race, which was attended by the reigning British monarch, King...
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