The other British F1 drivers

Reg Parnell was not strictly a works driver but raced Tony Vandervell's Ferrari 375 'Thinwall Special' to fourth place in the 1951 French Grand Prix.

Roy Salvadori made a one-off appearance for Ferrari when he finished eighth in the 1952 British GP.

Cliff Allison joined the Ferrari grand prix team in 1959 with Tony Brooks but with little success. In 1960 he finished second in Argentina but crashed out of practice and his Ferrari career at Monaco.

Jonathan Williams was drafted into the team for the 1967 Mexican GP. He finished eighth describing the experience as "a bit of a waste of time".

Derek Bell (above) made his grand prix debut at Monza in 1968, retiring after five laps. Drove again at Watkins Glen but again failed to Finish.

The ones that got away included Stirling Moss, who Ferrari so wanted in his team that he was prepared let him race in 1962 under Rob Walker colours. The plan, along with Moss's career, ended at Goodwood. Innes Ireland was considered that year too, but was contracted to BP while Ferrari used Shell. Both drivers won Tourist Trophy races in Ferraris though, Moss in 1960-1 in a 250SWB, Ireland in '62 in a 250GTO.