Glorious images of F1's golden era

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Silverstone and Schumacher occupy motor racing followers this weekend, but the drivers in Sunday's British Grand Prix are only the latest of Formula One's dashing daredevils.

Speed kings like Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss were heroes of the Fifties and Sixties, and the romance and the spirit of those times is captured in "Formula One - The Golden Era", an exhibition of the work of Michael Tee at The Special Photographers Company's gallery in London, which runs until 30 August.

Tee took the picture of Fangio (above) as he crossed the line to win the 1951 Spanish Grand Prix and clinch the drivers' title.

A frozen moment (left) at the 1953 Dutch GP captures (left to right) Giuseppe Farina, the unnamed Ferrari team manager, Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villores taking a coffee break. Consalvo Sanesi (bottom left) pilots his Alfa Romeo through the rain in the 1951 Daily Express Trophy, while (below) Farina is applauded after winning the GP of Europe at Silverstone in 1951.

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