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Remembering Stirling Moss’ 1955 British Grand Prix Victory at Aintree

In the first five British Grands Prix of the Formula One world championship era (beginning in 1950), only two British drivers finished on the lead lap. Reg Parnell was third in 1950, 52 seconds behind the winner, Nino Farina. Mike Hawthorn finished second in 1954, one minute, 10 seconds adrift of Jose Froilan Gonzalez.London-born Stirling Moss arrived at the 1955 race at Aintree, outside Liverpool, after finishing second to his Mercedes team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio at the previous two grands prix. Fangio was on his way to his third championship that year and was the clear No. 1 driver for the German team.But everyone was aware of what a home win would mean to Moss and to the British fans. A victory at Aintree would not only be the first hom...

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