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S_P23 A wet International Trophy race~Silverstone 1951. As the grid lined up for the start of the International Trophy race, the heavens opened. With cars spinning off all round the circuit and the timekeepers unable to see through the spray, the race lasted just six laps before it was abandoned. . .~Silverstone 1951. As the grid lined up for the start of the International Trophy race, the heavens opened. With cars spinning off all round the circuit and the timekeepers unable to see through the spray, the race lasted just six laps before it was abandoned, Reg Parnell in the 4.5 litre unsupercharged Ferrari "Thin Wall Special" being declared the winner, ahead of the usually all-conquering works 1.5 litre supercharged 158 Alfa Romeos. Perhaps it was an omen, for at the British GP two months later, Gonzalez in the works Ferrari beat Fangio's Alfa into second place, marking the end of the Alfa Romeo post-war supremacy and the arrival of Ferrari as a force in GP racing.~A wet race A4|sS_P23_A4|A wet race A3|sS_P23_A3|A wet race Super A3|sS_P23_S3|~832~833~~
S_P18 Prince Bira portrait~'B Bira', or in full, Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh of Siam, at Silverstone to drive a works Gordini in 1952. . .~'B Bira', or in full, Prince Birabongse Bhanudej Bhanubandh of Siam, at Silverstone to drive a works Gordini in 1952. From the mid thirties until the war stopped racing in 1939, Bira built his reputation driving ERAs 'Romulus' and 'Remus' in voiturette racing. His cousin Prince Chula ran the 'White Mouse Stable' for him from their manor house in Cornwall.~Prince Bira portrait A4|sS_P18_A4|Prince Bira portrait A3|sS_P18_A3|Prince Bira portrait Super A3|sS_P18_S3|~832~834~~
S_P20 Taruffi Farina and Ascari~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. The three works Ferrari drivers Piero Taruffi, Guiseppe Farina and Alberto Ascari. Ascari won the GP with Taruffi finishing second.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1952. The three works Ferrari drivers Piero Taruffi, Guiseppe Farina and Alberto Ascari. Ascari won the GP with Taruffi finishing second.~Taruffi Farina Ascari A4|sS_P20_A4|Taruffi Farina Ascari A3|sS_P20_A3|Taruffi Farina Ascari Super A3|sS_P20_S3|~832~835~~
S_P17 de Graffenreid~Silverstone 1952. Swiss driver E de Graffenreid relaxes in the paddock. de Graffenreid was the winner of the 1949 British Grand Prix, driving a Maserati.~Silverstone 1952. Swiss driver E de Graffenreid relaxes in the paddock. de Graffenreid was the winner of the 1949 British Grand Prix, driving a Maserati.~de Graffenried A4|sS_P17_A4|de Graffenreid A3|sS_P17_A3|de Graffenreid Super A3|sS_P17_S3|~832~836~~
S_P19 Lance Macklin~Silverstone 1952. Lance Macklin, works HWM driver and winner of the Daily Express International Trophy.~Silverstone 1952. Lance Macklin, works HWM driver and winner of the Daily Express International Trophy.~Lance Macklin A4|sS_P19_A4|Lance Macklin A3|sS_P19_A3|Lance Macklin Super A3|sS_P19_S3|~832~837~~
S_P01 Ferrari drivers~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Animated discussion by the four Ferrari team drivers, Ascari, Farina, Hawthorn and Villoresi. In the centre, French motoring journalist, a young Bernard Cahier.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Animated discussion by the four Ferrari team drivers, Ascari, Farina, Hawthorn and Villoresi. In the centre, French motoring journalist, a young Bernard Cahier.~Ferrari drivers A4|sS_P01_A4|Ferrari drivers A3|sS_P01_A3|Ferrari drivers Super A3|sS_P01_S3|~832~838~~
S_P02 Ascari Gonzalez Farina~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. On the grid preparing for the start, Maserati driver Gonzalez looks relaxed between Ferrari rivals Ascari and Farina.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. On the grid preparing for the start, Maserati driver Gonzalez looks relaxed between Ferrari rivals Ascari and Farina.~Ascari Gonzalez Farina A4|sS_P02_A4|Ascari Gonzales Farina A3|sS_P02_A3|Ascari Gonzales Farina Super A3|sS_P02_S3|~832~839~~
S_P03 Gonzalez Fangio~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Maserati team mates Gonzalez and Fangio in belligerent mood before the start.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Maserati team mates Gonzalez and Fangio in belligerent mood before the start. They were to finish second and fourth behind the Ferraris of Ascari and Farina respectively.~Gonzalez Fangio A4|sS_P03_A4|Gonzalez Fangio A3|sS_P03_A3|Gonzalez Fangio Super A3|sS_P03_S3|~832~840~~
S_P05 Ascari Ferrari 500~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Double World Champion Alberto Ascari prepares to take his 2-litre Ferrari 500 out for qualifying. He set pole and won the race.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Double World Champion Alberto Ascari prepares to take his 2-litre Ferrari 500 out for qualifying. He set pole and won the race.~Ascari Ferrari 500 A4|sS_P05_A4|Ascari Ferrari 500 A3|sS_P05_A3|Ascari Ferrari 500 Super A3|sS_P05_S3|~832~841~~
S_P08 Schell Gordini~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A pensive Harry Schell waits on the grid with his Gordini. He qualified on the third row, but retired on the 6th lap with magneto failure.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A pensive Harry Schell waits on the grid with his Gordini. He qualified on the third row, but retired on the 6th lap with magneto failure.~Schell Gordini A4|sS_P08_A4|Schell Gordini A3|sS_P08_A3|Schell Gordini Super A3|sS_P08_S3|~832~842~~
S_P10 Farina portrait~Silverstone 1953. The first F1 World Champion Dr. Guiseppe Farina has already driven to third place in the Grand Prix, completing 88 laps in 2hrs 50 mins. Here, he is sitting relaxed on the grid of the Formule Libre Trophy to be run just following the GP - a mere 17 laps.~Silverstone 1953. The first F1 World Champion Dr. Guiseppe Farina has already driven to third place in the Grand Prix, completing 88 laps in 2hrs 50 mins. Here, he is sitting relaxed on the grid of the Formule Libre Trophy to be run just following the GP - a mere 17 laps. He won, driving the 4.5 litie Ferrari 'Thin Wall Special', from the two V16 supercharged 1.5 litire BRMs of Fangio and Ken Wharton. Farina also set the first official 100mph lap of Silverstone in this race.~Farina portrait A4|sS_P10_A4|Farina portrait A3|sS_P10_A3|Farina portrait Super A3|sS_P10_S3|~832~843~~
S_P11 Villoresi and Ugolini~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Ferrari driver Luigi Villoresi gets his last minute grid briefing from team manager Ugolini.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Ferrari driver Luigi Villoresi gets his last minute grid briefing from team manager Ugolini.~Villoresi and Ugolini A4|sS_P11_A4|Villoresi and Ugolini A3|sS_P11_A3|Villoresi and Ugolini Super A3|sS_P11_S3|~832~844~~
S_P12 Fortissimo!~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Fortissimo! Ferrari team manager Ugolini psyches up Mike Hawthorn before the start. Possibly too enthusiastlically - on the third lap, Mike lost it exiting Woodcote . . .~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Fortissimo! Ferrari team manager Ugolini psyches up Mike Hawthorn before the start. Possibly too enthusiastlically - on the third lap, Mike lost it exiting Woodcote and went through 360 degrees several times on the grass along the whole length of the pit straight, collecting it just in time to pass under the bridge. He went on to fifth place - a disappointment after his French GP triumph over Fangio two weeks earlier.~Fortissimo A4|sS_P12_A4|Fortissimo A3|sS_P12_A3|Fortissimo Super A3|sS_P12_S3|~832~845~~
S_P22 Maurice Trintignant portrait~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Works Gordini driver, Maurice Trintignant.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Works Gordini driver, Maurice Trintignant.~Maurice Trintignant portrait A4|sS_P22_A4|Maurice Trintignant portrait A3|sS_P22_A3|Maurice Trintignant portrait Super A3|sS_P22_S3|~832~846~~
S_P04 Silverstone GP53 grid front row~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Seconds to go, the front row of the grid. On pole, far side, Ascari (Ferrari), then Gonzalez (Maserati), Hawthorn (Ferrari) and Fangio (Maserati).~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Seconds to go, the front row of the grid. On pole, far side, Ascari (Ferrari), then Gonzalez (Maserati), Hawthorn (Ferrari) and Fangio (Maserati). Hawthorn is fresh from his exciting close victory over Fangio two weeks earlier in the French Grand Prix at Reims.~GP53 grid front row A4|sS_P04_A4|GP53 grid front row A3|sS_P04_A3|Gonzalez Fangio Super A3|sS_P04_S3|~832~847~~
S_P15 Silverstone GP53 start~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. The start, with Fangio nearest camera leading the front row away as he glances across to poleman Ascari and Gonzalez...~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. The start, with Fangio nearest camera leading the front row away as he glances across to poleman Ascari and Gonzalez. Hawthorn makes a poor getaway and has dropped back among the second row Farina, Villoresi and Marimon.~Silverstone GP53 start A4|sS_P15_A4|Silverstone GP53 start A3|sS_P15_A3|Silverstone GP53 start Super A3|sS_P15_S3|~832~848~~
S_P06 Ascari Ferrari 500~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Alberto Ascari balancing his Ferrari 500 in a flat-out drift through the 'old' Woodcote Corner. He won the GP from Fangio's Maserati.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. Alberto Ascari balancing his Ferrari 500 in a flat-out drift through the 'old' Woodcote Corner. He won the GP from Fangio's Maserati.~Ascari Ferrari 500 A4|sS_P06_A4|Ascari Ferrari 500 A3|sS_P06_A3|Ascari Ferrari 500 Super A3|sS_P06_S3|~832~849~~
S_P09 Schell Gordini~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A determined Harry Schell in the works Gordini flat out through Woodcote before retiring with magneto failure on the 6th lap.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1953. A determined Harry Schell in the works Gordini flat out through Woodcote before retiring with magneto failure on the 6th lap.~Schell Gordini A4|sS_P09_A4|Schell Gordini A3|sS_P09_A3|Schell Gordini Super A3|sS_P09_S3|~832~850~~
S_H31 Farina Thin Wall Special~Silverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina, having just completed 88 laps in 2hrs 50 minutes to finish third in the Grand Prix, prepares for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy race, which he won in the "Thin Wall Special". Fangio (just above windscreen), who finished second in the BRM, looks on.~Silverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina, having just completed 88 laps in 2hrs 50 minutes to finish third in the Grand Prix, prepares for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy race, which he won in the "Thin Wall Special". Fangio (just above windscreen), who finished second in the BRM, looks on.~Farina Thin Wall Special A4|sS_H31_A4|Farina Thin Wall Special A3|sS_H31_A3|Farina Thin Wall Special Super A3|sS_H31_S3|~832~851~~
S_H33 Formule Libre grid~Silverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. . .~Silverstone 1953. The front row of the grid for the 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy following the Grand Prix. On pole, far side, Fangio's BRM, then Farina's "Thin Wall Special", Ken Wharton's BRM and, nearest camera, Mike Hawthorn in his works Ferrari. On the second row, Ron Flockhart in the pre-war ERA. All except Flockhart have just driven for nearly 3 hours in the Grand Prix.~Formule Libre grid A4|sS_H33_A4|Formule Libre grid A3|sS_H33_A3|Formule Libre grid Super A3|sS_H33_S3|~832~852~~
S_H35 Formule Libre start~Silverstone 1953. The start of the 17 lap Formule Libre Race, run just after the Grand Prix. Hawthorn (right) in his GP Ferrari appears to have the advantage on pole setter Fangio's BRM, Farina's "Thin Wall Special" and Wharton's BRM, all spinning their rear wheels.~Silverstone 1953. The start of the 17 lap Formule Libre Race, run just after the Grand Prix. Hawthorn (right) in his GP Ferrari appears to have the advantage on pole setter Fangio's BRM, Farina's "Thin Wall Special" and Wharton's BRM, all spinning their rear wheels.~Formule Libre start A4|sS_H35_A4|Formule Libre start A3|sS_H35_A3|Formule Libre start Super A3|sS_H35_S3|~832~853~~
S_H36 Formule Libre start~Silverstone 1953. The 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy. From the second, third and fourth rows, a mix of types including G N Richardson's RRA leading, Flockhart searching for gears in his ERA, Louis Rosier's Ferrari (No. 18) and nearest, Somervail's Cooper-Bristol. Flockhart came in fourth and Richardson fifth.~Silverstone 1953. The 17 lap Formule Libre Trophy. From the second, third and fourth rows, a mix of types including G N Richardson's RRA leading, Flockhart searching for gears in his ERA, Louis Rosier's Ferrari (No. 18) and nearest, Somervail's Cooper-Bristol. Flockhart came in fourth and Richardson fifth.~Formule Libre start A4|sS_H36_A4|Formule Libre start A3|sS_H36_A3|Formule Libre start Super A3|sS_H36_S3|~832~854~~
S_P07 Fangio V16 BRM~Silverstone 1953. Juan Manuel Fangio drifts the 1.5 litre supercharged V16 BRM through the "old" Woodcote corner. He qualified on pole but finished second in the Formule Libre Trophy race to Farina's "Thin Wall Special".~Silverstone 1953. Juan Manuel Fangio drifts the 1.5 litre supercharged V16 BRM through the "old" Woodcote corner. He qualified on pole but finished second in the Formule Libre Trophy race to Farina's "Thin Wall Special".~Fangio V16 BRM A4|sS_P07_A4|Fangio V16 BRM A3|sS_P07_A3|Fangio V16 BRM Super A3|sS_P07_S3|~832~855~~
S_P25 Farina Ferrari Thin Wall Special~Silverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina winning the Formule Libre Trophy and setting a record fastest lap at 100.16mph ( the first official 100mph lap at Silverstone) driving the Ferrari 'Thin Wall Special'…~Silverstone 1953. Guiseppe Farina winning the Formule Libre Trophy and setting a record fastest lap at 100.16mph ( the first official 100mph lap at Silverstone) driving the Ferrari 'Thin Wall Special'. This race followed the Grand Prix, in which Farina drove his works Ferrari 500 to third place, completing 88 laps in 2hrs 50mins - a pretty full day!~Farina Ferrari Special A4|sS_P25_A4|Farina Ferrari Special A3|sS_P25_A3|Farina Ferrari Special Super A3|sS_P25_S3|~832~856~~
S_K28 Karl Kling portrait~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz driver Karl Kling, number two to Fangio, watches last minute preparations to his car on the grid, shortly before the start.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz driver Karl Kling, number two to Fangio, watches last minute preparations to his car on the grid, shortly before the start.~Karl Kling A4|sS_K28_A4|Karl Kling A3|sS_K28_A3|Karl Kling Super A3|sS_K28_S3|~832~857~~
S_E11 Mercedes-Benz W196~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The two Mercedes-Benz W196 "Stromlinienwagen" cars, to be driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling, receive attention behind the pits. Fangio is back to camera at the left. . .~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The two Mercedes-Benz W196 "Stromlinienwagen" cars, to be driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling, receive attention behind the pits. Fangio is back to camera at the left. Just two weeks earlier, they had finished first and second in the French GP at Riems, first time out, but the team were to come down to earth here with Fangio only managing fourth, the streamlined bodies not suiting the airfield course.~Mercedes-Benz W196 A4|sS_E11_A4|Mercedes-Benz W196 A3|sS_E11_A3|Mercedes-Benz W196 Super A3|sS_E11_S3|~832~858~~
S_E08 Mercedes-Benz W196~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' of Karl Kling splashes through Woodcote corner during practise. He was to qualify in the middle of the second row.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. The Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' of Karl Kling splashes through Woodcote corner during practise. He was to qualify in the middle of the second row.~Mercedes-Benz W196 A4|sS_E08_A4|Mercedes-Benz W196 A3|sS_E08_A3|Mercedes-Benz W196 Super A3|sS_E08_S3|~832~859~~
S_G14 Mercedes-Benz W196~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' exiting Chapel Curve and heading into Hangar Straight.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Mercedes-Benz W196 'Stromlinienwagen' exiting Chapel Curve and heading into Hangar Straight. The streamlined bodies did not suit the airfield circuit - even Fangio clouting the sand-filled oil drums which marked the corners, and he only managed fourth place, Gonzalez winning his second GP for Ferrari.~Mercedes-Benz W196 A4|sS_G14_A3|Mercedes-Benz W196 A3|sS_G14_A3|Mercedes-Benz W196 A3|sS_G14_S3|~832~860~~
S_P13 Behra Gordini~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. French driver Jean Behra drifting his works 2.5 litre Gordini through Chapel Curve.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. French driver Jean Behra drifting his works 2.5 litre Gordini through Chapel Curve.~Behra Gordini A4|sS_P13_A4|Behra Gordini A3|sS_P13_A3|Behra Gordini Super A3|sS_P13_S3|~832~861~~
S_P14 Gonzalez Ferrari 625~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Jose Frolian Gonzalez in the works 2.5 litre Ferrari 625 drifting through Chapel Curve on his way to his second British GP victory.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1954. Jose Frolian Gonzalez in the works 2.5 litre Ferrari 625 drifting through Chapel Curve on his way to his second British GP victory.~Gonzalez Ferrari 625 A4|sS_P14_A4|Gonzales Ferrari 625 A3|sS_P14_A3|Gonzales Ferrari 625 Super A3|sS_P14_S3|~832~862~~
S_A11 Fangio Ferrari D50~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Five times F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio drifting through Beckets in the Ferrari D50.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Five times F1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio drifting through Beckets in the Ferrari D50. This Vittorio Jano design, originally for Lancia in '54, was taken over by Ferrari soon after the death of Ascari in '55 and was to give Fangio his fourth World Championship in '56. Fangio had a lucky victory with early leaders Hawthorn, Brooks - both BRMS - and then Moss, Maserati, retiring.~Fangio Ferrari D50 A4|sS_A11_A4|Fangio Ferrari D50 A3|sS_A11_A3|Fangio Ferrari D50 Super A3|sS_A11_S3|~832~863~~
S_A16 Hawthorn portrait~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. A relaxed Mike Hawthorn in the pits during practise. Driving the BRM P25, he was an early leader in the race, but soon retired.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. A relaxed Mike Hawthorn in the pits during practise. Driving the BRM P25, he was an early leader in the race, but soon retired.~Hawthorn portrait A4|sS_A16_A4|Hawthorn portrait A3|sS_A16_A3|Hawthorn portrait Super A3|sS_A16_S3|~832~864~~
S_A28 Hawthorn Copse~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Mike Hawthorn rounding Copse Corner in the BRM P25 during practise. Hawthorn retired early in the race while leading.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Mike Hawthorn rounding Copse Corner in the BRM P25 during practise. Hawthorn retired early in the race while leading..~Hawthorn Copse A4|sS_A28_A4|Hawthorn Copse A3|sS_A28_A3|Hawthorn Copse Super A3|sS_A28_S3|~832~865~~
S_A34 Fairman Connaught~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman drifts the British works Connaught through Copse Corner on his way to fourth place. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman drifts the British works Connaught through Copse Corner on his way to fourth place behind the two Lancia-Ferraris of Fangio and de Portago/Collins and Behra's Maserati. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.~Fairman Connaught A4|sS_A34_A4|Fairman Connaught A3|sS_A34_A3|Fairman Connaught Super A3|sS_A34_S3|~832~866~~
S_B12 Fairman Connaught~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman in his British works Connaught drifts out of Chapel Curve on his way to fourth place. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.~British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1956. Jack Fairman in his British works Connaught drifts out of Chapel Curve on his way to fourth place behind the two Lancia-Ferraris of Fangio and de Portago/Collins and Behra's Maserati. This was Fairman's highest placing in a Grand Prix.~Fairman Connaught A4|sS_B12_A4|Fairman Connaught A3|sS_B12_A3|Fairman Connaught Super A3|sS_B12_A3|~832~867~~
S_P21 Sports car line-up~Silverstone. Sports cars being lined up in front of the pits, ready for a Le Mans-type start.~Silverstone. Sports cars being lined up in front of the pits, ready for a Le Mans-type start.~Sports car line-up A4|sS_P21_A4|Sports car line-up A3|sS_P21_A3|Sports car line-up Super A3|sS_P21_S3|~832~868~~
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