Formula One driver Stirling Moss placed first at the Pescara Grand Prix in a Vanwall 57 on this day in 1957, marking the first time that he won a race in a British car. This Grand Prix was the only Formula One World Championship held at the track. The 25 km (16 mi) course is now part of a highway along the coast of Pescara.
August 18, 1957 – Stirling Moss wins an F1 race in a British car for the first time
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