icon of a key in a circle icon of a shopping bag icon of hand pointing to scroll right icon of an arrow pointing right icon of a house icon of an identification badge

The Birth of Formula One - Part Two - 88p Sheet

The Birth of Formula One - Part Two - 88p Sheet

£8.80

A sheet of 10x 88p stamps from our issue "The Birth of Formula One - 75 Years: The British World Champions - Part Two".

This stamp sheet depicts British Formula One World Champion James Hunt. Making the step up to McLaren from the small Hesketh team, the 1976 season saw Hunt battling with World Champion Niki Lauda. Whilst Lauda was hospitalised after a crash, Hunt closed the gap in the Championship. The battle for the title went down to the last dramatic rain-hit race in Japan, with Lauda withdrawing and Hunt finishing third to win the title by a single point. His battle with Lauda is one of Formula One’s epic stories, a season that lifted the sport to greater popularity.

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 88p

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 Two is made up of five stamps, a miniature sheet and a souvenir sheetlet showcasing five British world champions. The five stamps feature Graham Hill, John Surtees, James Hunt, Nigel Mansell and Lewis Hamilton. The miniature sheet features Jim Clark.

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 Two is made up of five stamps, a miniature sheet and a souvenir sheetlet showcasing five British world champions. The five stamps feature Graham Hill, John Surtees, James Hunt, Nigel Mansell and Lewis Hamilton. The miniature sheet features Jim Clark.


More from this collection...