Formula 1's First Ever Grand Prix

By: Ashley McNertney

Photo By: Don Price

Photo By: Klemantaski Collection

Photo By: Klemantaski Collection

Photo By: Klemantaski Collection

Photo By: Bettmann

Photo By: Popperfoto

Photo By: Klemantaski Collection

Photo By: Klemantaski Collection

Photo By: Klemantaski Collection

Photo By: Paul Popper/Popperfoto

The start of the European Grand Prix at Silverstone, won by Italian driver Giuseppe Farina, 13th May 1950. (Photo by Don Price/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Alfa Romeo team cars lined up in front of the temporary pits, which were then located between Abbey and Woodcote corners. Only Juan Manuel Fangio's car would fail to finish, the other three cars taking the top three places. (Photo by Klemantaski Collection/Getty Images)

The mechanics are all over the Alfa Romeo 158 which was driven into third place by Reg Parnell. (Photo by Klemantaski Collection/Getty Images)

The crowd had hoped to see the much-heralded B.R.M. V-16's. Alas, once again, they were not ready for competition, but one was driven around the citcuit slowly by Raymond Mays, here about to leave on his demonstration lap. (Photo by Klemantaski Collection/Getty Images)

Italian wins Grand Prix of Europe. Silverstone, England: The crack Italian driver Farina roars past the finish line to win the Grand Prix of Europe, May 13, at Silverstone, Northants. C. Fagioli, also of the Italian team, was second, with Reg Parnell, a British driver, third. All three winners drove Alfa-Romeos.

Argentinian driver Juan Manuel Fangio, pictured in his Alfa Romeo, before he had to retire with oil problem on the car, Juan Fangio won the world championship five times in the 1950's (Photo by Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

The Alfa Romeo 159 of Giuseppe Farina (no. 2) leading the sister car driven by Luigi Fagioli during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, 13th May 1950. (Photo by Klemantaski Collection/Getty Images)

A congratulatory crowd surrounds Giuseppe (Nino) Farina, the winner, on his way to the first postwar World Championship. (Photo by Klemantaski Collection/Getty Images)

"Nino" Farina is all smiles as he receives his trophy with his victory garland already around his neck. (Photo by Klemantaski Collection/Getty Images)

Italian racing driver, Giuseppe Farina, who drove an Alfa Romeo, photographed after winning the European Grand Prix at Silverstone race circuit, 13th, May 1950 (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

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