50 years of British champions in pictures (Autosport International 2009)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Cars from Lewis Hamilton, Nigel Mansell and other British world champions
Cars from Lewis Hamilton, Nigel Mansell and other British world champions

One of the first exhibitions I wanted to see at the Autosport International show today was the celebration of 50 years of British world champions.

Sadly there was no car belonging to Mike Hawthorn, the first British world champion in 1958, because many early Ferrari F1 cars were used to build later racing machines.

But there were cars raced by Nigel Mansell, Jim Clark, James Hunt, Graham Hill, Damon Hill, Jackie Stewart and, of course, Lewis Hamilton. Here’s over 100 pictures from the collection.

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