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Video: Silverstone 1950 – the first official F1 Grand Prix

Submitted by on April 10, 2014

1950 British Grand PrixBahrain was the 900th Formula 1 Grand Prix – let’s wind the clock back 64 years and take a look at the first!

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.

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