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Since the start of Formula one in 1950 two tracks have been used in every season, The Italian Grand Prix in Monza and the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, although it hasn’t always been held at Silverstone other sites such as Brand Hatch and the Aintree circuit have also been used. Its amazing to think how many racing greats have graced the tracks presence. They would make a brilliant addition to a Sportscar Lap tray. These are great for when you’re watching a race and need somewhere to sit your sandwiches and tea on. You can have a look at this website https://personalisedlaptrays.co.uk/collections/sport-lap-trays for some ideas so you can get your own personalised one. Let’s see how the British Grand Prix became the institution that it is.

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Before 1950 there was still a British Grand Prix it just wasn’t as regulated or part of a proper global competition. …

On 14 April 1929 the first ever Grand Prix of Monaco was held on the streets of Monte Carlo. The challenging course, which included many bends and two hairpins, had to be completed 100 times to complete the race.

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The history

The race was established by wealthy cigarette manufacturer Antony Noghès. Along with some friends, he had set up the Automobile Club de Monaco and the invited 16 participants raced for a prize of 100,000 French francs. The race was supported by Prince Louis II and the Monegasque driver of that time, Louis Chiron, and was cleared by Prince Pierre of Monaco, who drove the course in a Voisin car just prior to the race itself.

There were no qualifying heats and the grid positions were drawn by a ballot. Philippe Étancelin drew pole position; his main rival, Rudolf Caracciola, started 15th.

The race

The race was not …