Gallery: Revival's magical tribute to Britain's greatest F1 moment
We’ve covered it at length over the past couple of months. It’s a moment in historic motorsport that we as Brits are quite rightly very proud of.
A British star riding a bow wave of success, with the energy of a vendetta against the establishment. Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks and Stuart Lewis-Evans were the three-man Brit dream team to take determined upstart Vanwall toe-to-toe and beyond with “those bloody red cars”.
Aintree would demand true teamwork, reward the most committed drivers and the best-engineered cars. Our teardrop-jockeying squad were comfortably furnished in all the above areas. Moss’s car would duck out part way through and Brooks, who had been babying his car very deliberately keeping it in reserve following a nasty Le Mans smash, would graciously hand it over to Moss, who would return to the action in ninth.
Working his way up the grid, he would dispatch a reluctant Fangio, catch a determined but mechanically hampered Behra, and go on to win the race. A Brit, driving a Brit, on British soil. It was a world first. That incredible moment in our motorsports history we celebrated at Revival, with the help of Tony Brooks himself and a selection of ‘57 grid stars, including the winning Vanwall. Sixty years on from that tumultuous season, it was a magical picture at Goodwood.