Farina writes up the first chapter of the history of F1

On this day in 1950, Giuseppe Farina became the first victor of a Formula 1 World Championship event by triumphing in the inaugural British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The Italian launched his race from pole and led an Alfa Romeo top-3 clean sweep, with team mates Luigi Fagioli and Reg Parnell completing the podium.

Juan-Manuel Fangio, also driving for Alfa Romeo, was in the running early on but was put out of the race with engine troubles.

A total of 21 cars took part in the Formula 1 world championship's very first event. And six races later, Farina became Grand Prix racing's first world champion.