British Grand Prix

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The British Grand Prix is an Grand Prix motor race organised in the United Kingdom by the Royal Automobile Club. First organized in 1926, it was brought back to Grand Prix status in 1948 before becoming the first ever Formula One only two years later.

History[edit | edit source]

Early start[edit | edit source]

The history of the British Grand Prix could be traced right back to 1926 with the first edition of the Grand Prix being held at Brooklands as part of the World Manufacturers' Championship. The race was won by French pair Robert Sénéchal and Louis Wagner driving a Delage 15 S 8. The following year saw Edmond Bourlier win the race also in a Delage race. During the time that the race wasn't held, a race held in Domington was held for four years under the name of the Domington Grand Prix with some saying that it could be a future British Grand Prix venue. But that was later scrapped when World War II began.

Silverstone and a brand new series[edit | edit source]

Winners[edit | edit source]

A green background indicates an event which was part of the AIACR World Manufacturers' Championship.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1926 France Robert Sénéchal
France Louis Wagner
Delage Brooklands Report
1927 France Edmond Bourlier Delage Report
1950 Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Silverstone Report
1951 Argentina José Froilan Gonzalez Alfa Romeo Report
1952 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report
1953 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report
1954 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes Report
1955 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes Aintree Report
1956 Spain Alfonso de Portago
United Kingdom Peter Collins
Ferrari Silverstone Report
1957 Italy Luigi Musso Ferrari Aintree Report
1958 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes Silverstone Report
1959 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes Aintree Report
1960 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes Silverstone Report
1961 West Germany Wolfgang Von Trips Mercedes Aintree Report
1962 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Aintree Report
1963 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus Silverstone Report

External Links[edit | edit source]

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