The 2nd F1 World Championship kicked off at Bremgarten in Switzerland on May 27th 1951. There were 21 Entries, consisting of mostly Italian Alfa Romeos, Ferraris and Maseratis and French Talbot-Lagos and Simca-Gordinis. The few exceptions were local hero Peter Hirt in a German Veritas and British marque Hersham and Walton Motors with co-founder George Abecassis in one car. In the other HWM was a promising young British driver in his early 20’s. He was the reigning British F3 500cc Champion and was destined not to become an F1 World Champion but a Motor Racing Legend just the same. For now, this future Motorsport hero had to be content with qualifying the highest of the 3 non-French-or-Italian cars in 14th place and being the only one to finish, coming a twice-lapped 8th out of 14 finishers. His name was Stirling Moss.
R.I.P Sir Stirling