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

2. British GP - 1955

In 1955, the British Grand Prix was organised at Aintree, just Liverpool, where the mighty Mercedes squad would continue its summer supremacy. Armed with the redoubtable W196, Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss were the class of the field.

However, for most of the race the great Argentine was content to remain in the wake of the massive crowd's local hero, allowing Moss to savour the joys of leading a Grand Prix on home soil.

On the final lap, barely a yard separated the two cars as they powered into the last corner. Fangio drew alongside his team mate and Moss waved him through. But the Brit crossed the line first, as Fangio appeared to hang back.

Had it been a magnanimous sporting gesture? Fangio - a racer and a gentleman - never uttered a word about it…