Video: Silverstone 1950 – the first official F1 Grand Prix
The very first official Formula 1 Grand Prix was held on the May 13th, 1950. The track was Silverstone, and although there had already been Grands Prix held at the venue, this was of course the first to count towards the World Drivers’ Championship.
Giuseppe Farina won the event in an Alfa Romeo 158. He’d go on to win two more rounds that year – enough to secure him the inaugural world title.