Aintree Race Circuit

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Aintree motor racing circuit 3 mile

Aintree has also been used as a venue for motor racing. The British Grand Prix was staged there on five occasions, in 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961 and 1962. Aintree was the location for the famous race in 1955 in which Stirling Moss won his first British Grand Prix, driving a Mercedes. Two years later, he became the first British driver to win a British Grand Prix whilst driving a British car, a Vanwall. The full Grand Prix circuit was last raced on in 1964, but part of it (the 1.64-mile Club Circuit) is still open and was used for racing until the early 1980s. A limited amount of motor sport continues today in the form of car sprints, track days and motorcycle racing. A Festival of Historic Motorsport was held in November 2004 but building work on the Grand Prix side of the circuit has made future events unlikely, though the full Grand Prix circuit basically exists. Liverpool Motor club continue to use the circuit for Sprints and Track Days.