British and European Grand Prix May 13th 1950 – Film

It came as quite a shock to realise that May 13th celebrated something rather special in the motorsport world.
This video is rare BBC Newsreel footage of the British and European Grand Prix on 13 May 1950, designated as the first ever F1 World Championship race.
The race took place at Silverstone in the presence of King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, and was dominated by the Alfa Romeo cars.
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