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The Birth of Formula One - Part One - 54p Sheet

The Birth of Formula One - Part One - 54p Sheet

£5.40

This stamp sheet depicts British Formula One World Champion Mike Hawthorn. Britain’s first Formula One World Champion was by no means the best-known British driver of his era, for most of his career he was overshadowed by Stirling Moss who never became World-Champion. Racing for Ferrari and leading the 1958 championship going into the final race, his rival Moss won driving a Vanwall, but Hawthorn’s second place secured him the title. He immediately announced that he was to quit the sport at the age of only 29, but three months later he was tragically killed in a road accident

Date of issue 2021-09-01 00:00:00 +0100
Withdrawal date 2023-09-01 00:00:00 +0100
Size 45mm x 28mm
Process Four colour process lithography plus spot metallic litho silver and silver hot foil.
Denominations 54p

Additional Information

Formula One is the highest class of international auto racing for single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Originally called Formula A, the first race to approved Formula One rules was a Grand Prix race held at Valentino Park, Turin, Italy, in 1946. In celebration of the Formula One World Championships, we have issued a total of 10 stamps, over a two-part series featuring ten of the top British Formula One champions.

Part One is made up of five stamps, a miniature sheet and a souvenir sheetlet showcasing five British world champions. The five stamps feature Mike Hawthorn, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill and Jenson Button. The miniature sheet features James Hunt.

Additional Information

Formula One is the highest class of international auto racing for single-seater formula racing cars sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Originally called Formula A, the first race to approved Formula One rules was a Grand Prix race held at Valentino Park, Turin, Italy, in 1946. In celebration of the Formula One World Championships, we have issued a total of 10 stamps, over a two-part series featuring ten of the top British Formula One champions.

Part One is made up of five stamps, a miniature sheet and a souvenir sheetlet showcasing five British world champions. The five stamps feature Mike Hawthorn, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Damon Hill and Jenson Button. The miniature sheet features James Hunt.


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