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Stirling Moss, Maserati 250F, leads Juan Manuel Fangio, Mercedes W196 (#1), Jean Behra, Gordini T16 (#17), Karl Kling, Mercedes W196 (#2), and Mike Hawthorn, Ferrari 625 (#11), at the start.
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When Stirling Moss’s Silverstone near-miss launched him to F1 stardom

He never won the British Grand Prix when it was staged at Silverstone, but for Stirling Moss a standout performance at the 1954 event would make him impossible to ignore by Formula 1's leading teams. BEN EDWARDS remembers one of Britain’s greatest GP drivers and the race that propelled him into top factory machinery for 1955

The thrill of seeing a British driver going well at Silverstone is always special. New F1 winner Lando Norris achieved his first British Grand Prix podium last year as Lewis Hamilton took his 13th, just a few seconds behind.

Now 70 years ago, Stirling Moss was on target for a first home world championship podium in a truly competitive F1 car. The event proved fundamental to his future as one of the greatest motorsport drivers ever seen, a career which earned a knighthood and which recently was remembered at a poignant memorial at Westminster Abbey to celebrate his life.

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