Brooklands to celebrate British GP’s birthday

| 3 Aug 2021
Classic & Sports Car – Brooklands to celebrate British GP’s birthday

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The first British Grand Prix, held at Brooklands in 1926, will be celebrated at the Surrey museum on 7 August with a special event on the famous banking and Finishing Straight.

A Delage 15-S-8 from that very race will be in attendance at Brooklands Relived, along with later cars such as a 1928 Aston Martin LM1 and 2013 Mercedes W04. A car from each decade since that first British round is expected to chart the development of Grand Prix racing.

The cars will provide a moving spectacle, tearing down the straight and on to the banking, while parts of the rest of the venue will be transformed into a scene from 95 years ago.

Some machines will tackle the 1-in-4 Test Hill, too.

Classic & Sports Car – Brooklands to celebrate British GP’s birthday
Fans will be able to see historic machinery back at the first home of British motorsport

“In 1926, Britain’s motorsport industry didn’t hold the position it does today. The running of the first British Grand Prix at Brooklands was a huge step for motorsport in this country and brought top level drivers, teams and engineers to compete here,” said Samantha Hart of the Brooklands Museum. 

“We hope that by bringing together examples of Grand Prix cars spanning 10 decades, we can inspire the next generation to see the possibilities that engineering can make into reality and look towards engineering for their future careers.” 

Booking in advance is advised, with adult passes £17.95. Visitors will also be able to visit the new Driven by Design exhibition, in partnership with McLaren, featuring the Senna GTR prototype, concept and the Lego version.


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