Next weekend the Formula 1 circus rolls into Silverstone for the British Grand Prix and the weekend after it will host the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, to commemorate the very first race of what would become known as the Formula 1 World Championship, held at this very circuit in May 1950. What the organisers will be forgiven for omitting to mention was that it was a staggeringly dull race. Four Alfas took the first four places on the grid, one retired, the others came first, second and third, lapping the entire field. Twice.
The 1951 British GP was one of the most significant – Thank Frankel it’s Friday
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