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British Grand Prix 2014: Silverstone Celebrates 50th GP With All-Star Driver Parade (PHOTOS)

03/07/2014 13:14 BST | Updated 03/07/2014 13:59 BST

It's the British Grand Prix this weekend and Silverstone is celebrating its 50th GP since it first staged the race in 1948.

To mark the occasion, cars and drivers will take part in parades over the race weekend, including one of Britain's favourite Formula 1 drivers, Nigel Mansell, for whom Silverstone is a particularly special place and where he won three times.

“Silverstone is the spiritual home of Formula 1 and we should all feel proud of the circuit hosting its 50th Grand Prix," said Mansell, who is one of the stewards at this weekend's race.

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"It has a special place in my heart and.. it’s still one of the most exhilarating circuits in the world, but it’s the fans and their passion that make the British Grand Prix so special."

Another returning winner is Emerson Fittipaldi who won the British GP twice and who expects an emotional event.

“It is an honour to be able to celebrate this 50th running of the Grand Prix at Silverstone, as well as the 40th anniversary of winning the first ever World Championship for the iconic McLaren F1 Team,w2 he said.

"More than that, it will be with great emotion that I will be able to do that in front of the British fans, because England is the place where I started my international career, a second home for me. I have many friends here and shared a lot of success with the Brits in racing."

Enjoy more great moments from Silverstone in the gallery below.