• Short Summary

    Cars from the Alfa Romeo team take the first three places in the British Grand Prix motor race.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Italian Cars 1,2,3 In Grand Prix".

    Silverstone, Northamptonshire.

    LV Alfa Romeo racing cars lined up at pits. SV No 3 - Fagilio - climbing into car. SV No 4 - Reg Parnell - sitting in car. GV Cars at pits. SV Bob Gerrard. CU Nose of ERA. SV Pan Royal party with Raymond Mays looking at BRM car on show. SV Royal party looking at BRM CU Nose of BRM. SV Photographers. LV King George VI shaking hands with Prince Bira of Siam. CU Baron de Graffenried pan to Bira. MV Lord Louis Mountbatten and Lady Edwina Mountbatten shaking hands with drivers. CU Nose of car 19 pan to Louis Chiron sitting in cockpit. SV Official holding up 3 minute warning card.

    GV Cars lined up at start. They start pan to back view on way to Woodcote Corner. LV Pan with leader - No 1, Juan Fangio - to back view. Cars racing along straight. SV Pan No 3 - C Fagioli - round Copse Corner. LV Towards and pan No 18 - Johnny Claes - closely followed by No 12 - Bob Gerrard - racing down straight from Copse Corner. SV Royal party looking on. LV Towards No 3 rounding Becketts Corner closely followed by No 4. Pan with No 4. LV Towards No 3 coming into pits. SV Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) and Princess Margaret in pits. LV Pan No 5 and 14 racing down Hangar straight. 14 overtakes. SV Official altering lap board to 24. LV Leaders rounding Stowe corner, closely followed by Reg Parnell. Pan with Parnell. LV Towards and pan Fangio passing another car at Copse Corner pan with Fangio to back view. SV Pan No 23 - J Kelly - racing round Copse Corner. SV Pan No 6 - D Hampshire - rounding Stowe Corner. LV Towards winners all Alfa Romeos passing checkered flag. LV Towards Farina arriving at pits after winning, He is surrounded by his mechanics. SV Farina being embraced by officials. SV Farina receiving winner's wreath from official. CU Farina.

    (Orig.Neg. & Lav.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:43:00 / 01:14:37:00

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  1. Miles B Aspey says

    This is the first official Formula 1 race

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