A 21-picture salute to Formula 1 ahead of 'Race 1000'

10. British Grand Prix - 1977

In a nutshell, the 1977 British Grand Prix was all about a yellow "tea pot" and a young Canadian driving a third McLaren entry.

Renault made history that year at Silverstone when it rolled out its RS01 powered by turbo-engine technology that would later usher in a new era for Formula 1.

But another first chapter of F1 history was written at the same event when a Formula Atlantic driver by the name of Gilles Villeneuve lined up ninth on the grid.

The future Ferrari star drove his heart out at the outset, running seventh in the opening ten laps before a faulty temperature gauge erroneously forced him into the pits and down the order.

But Gilles Villeneuve had arrived on the scene!