Stirling Moss's 1955 British Grand Prix victory celebrated at Aintree

65 after Stirling Moss won the 1955 British Grand Prix, his first World Championship victory was commemorated at Aintree

Rick Hall sets off at Aintree in Stirling Moss's Maserati 250F to commemorate his 1955 British GP win

Carl Pastor, Operations Manager of Aintree Racecourse drops the flag, 65 years to the minute that the 1955 British GP started

Haydn Lloyd Jones

At 2.30pm, exactly 65 years after the start of the 1955 British Grand Prix, a crowd once more gathered at Aintree to watch a Formula 1 car set off from the grid.

Celebrating Stirling Moss’s first World Championship victory and the first home winner of a British Grand Prix, the three-lap demonstration run took place on the full Grand Prix circuit on Thursday 16 July.

Moss won the race in a Mercedes W196, but the anniversary was commemorated with his Maserati 250F, which he drove to victory in the following year’s Monaco Grand Prix.

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At the wheel was historic racer and restorer Rick Hall “It was a real privilege to drive around this historic track and a truly fantastic experience,” he said.

Rick Hall wearing Juan Manuel Fangio's goggles worn in the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree

Hall at the wheel of the Maserati

Haydn Lloyd Jones

“Aintree was the scene of so many big events in its heyday, it really is a magical and unique place. There is so much motor racing history history here; you can feel it as soon as you arrive.”

Following the Maserati’s run, 80 cars including vintage Bentleys and Jaguar C and D types took part in a support parade.