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Today marks 70 years of Formula 1 competition, with the first world championship race held at Silverstone on May 13th 1950. Officially titled The Royal Automobile Club Grand Prix d'Europe (incorporating The British Grand Prix) it was preceded by four non-championship races at Pau, San Remo, Goodwood (the Richmond Trophy) and Paris.

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