'Driven to do better' - curated by Lewis and Jenson
The Santander British Grand Prix Photographic Exhibition
When Silverstone hosted the first Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix in 1950, petrol was still rationed in the UK and the winning cars had been designed and built before World War II. While the world has changed beyond recognition since then, and F1 has become a constantly evolving technical showcase with millions of viewers across the globe, Silverstone remains the crucible of British motorsport.
Curated by Formula 1 World Champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, The Santander 'Driven to do better' exhibition features magic moments from over 60 years of British Grands Prix, including rarely seen shots from the Getty Images archive.
Lewis and Jenson have handpicked evocative images that sum up the enduring appeal of the British Grand Prix: the characters, the colour, the noise, the speed, the memories – but most of all, the passion.
The iconic images in the exhibition include Nigel Mansell giving arch-rival Ayrton Senna a lift back to the pits on the sidepod of his car after an emotional win in 1991; Graham Hill arriving for work on a monkey bike; Daily Express journalist Bob McKenzie running the track in silver body paint after losing a bet with McLaren Chairman Ron Dennis; and, of course, Sir Stirling Moss carrying the nation's hopes in his British-built Vanwall.
As well as curating the exhibition, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers have each selected five personal favourites from the tens of thousands of British Grand Prix pictures archived by Getty Images.