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1958 FERRARI D246 AND VANWALL VW(57)s, REIMS F1 cover
1958 FERRARI D246 AND VANWALL VW(57)s, REIMS F1 cover

Cover No 9 features the first British World Champion, Mike Hawthorn in his Ferrari D246 (No 4), winning the French Grand Prix at Reims from Stirling Moss (No 8). On the track, Moss had led for most of the season and only his gentlemanly gesture towards Hawthorn regarding potential disqualification for pushing his Ferrari, prevented Moss from taking the title. Hawthorn went on to take the 1957 drivers title by a single point from Moss. Vanwall took the constructors trophy, the first time it had been awarded, with fine performances from Moss and Tony Brooks; the latter is shown on the cover (No 12). Them cover bears the stamp label featuring the Ferrari and Vanwall, denoting the shared honours for the season. This cover truly marks the arrival of British drivers and cars on the F1 scene to challenge the Italian domination of the sport more than just briefly as Mercedes had done in the 1954 & 55 seasons.