1950 European Grand Prix report
When the first world championship grand prix was run at Silverstone, on May 13, 1950, AUTOSPORT magazine was still months away from being conceived. So to celebrate its 60th anniversary we got current grand prix editor to write his own report on the Grand Prix d'Europe
Yes, the excitement of the works 'Alfettas' returning to the fray after their '49 sabbatical was considerable – and hearing the 'varoom-varoom-varoom' of their straight-eights warming-up in the Silverstone paddock was to have the hairs on the back of the neck standing to attention.
And the thought of the exciting Juan Manuel Fangio in one of the cars, fresh from his wonderful San Remo debut with the team was reason enough to trade in your month's petrol coupons just to be in Northamptonshire last weekend.
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