Aintree Motor Racing Circuit

53.475693 - 2.935491Koordinaten: 53 ° 28 ' 32 " N, 2 ° 56 ' 8 " W

The Aintree Circuit is a former racecourse in Aintree, England. Between 1955 and 1962, five times the Grand Prix of Great Britain took place here.


Very close to the track, which was first used in 1954, also has a racecourse, on which the major horse Steeplechase Grand National will be held. The track was very fast. At that time, when there were very few well-developed racing equipment, Aintree had the advantage that the tribunes of the racecourse could be shared. Thus, it quickly gained in importance.

1955 here the Grand Prix of Great Britain was held for the first time. Stirling Moss and his Mercedes -Benz team -mate Juan Manuel Fangio fought for most of the race for the leadership and Moss crossed the finish line just ahead of Fangio in the second closest finish in Formula 1 history. In 1957, the Grand Prix of Great Britain was held again at Aintree. The British racing car began to be successfully and Stirling Moss won with Tony Brooks in a Vanwall. This was the first victory for a British racing car in a World Championship race. In 1959, Jack Brabham secured the victory in a Cooper. 1961 Wolfgang von Trips won in a Ferrari, Jim Clark won the race in 1962 and the first six places were exclusively British racing cars.

The circuit was then sold and doubts about the future of the course ensured that the British Grand Prix was held in the following years at Silverstone and Brands Hatch. The focus at Aintree is now back on the Equestrian, in October 1994 a golf course was opened in the infield of the race track. A shortened version of the old route is still used for Clubsport events.


All winners of Formula 1 racing at Aintree

Record winner driver: S. Moss ( 2), record winner designers: -