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1950s

 

1948

1948

Luigi Villoresi

Maserati 4CLT/48

The two Maserati drivers, Villoresi and Ascari, who came 1st and 2nd in this first race had to start from the back of the grid as they arrived too late for official practice.

 

1949

1949

Baron DeGraffenried

Maserati 4CLT/48

The circuit was laid around the perimeter roads with a chicane at Club, it was won by Baron Emmanuel de Graffenried in the Maserati.

 

1950

1950

Giuseppe Farina

Alfa Romeo Tipo 158

Giuseppe Farina won in an Alfa Romeo at an average speed of 90.95mph. His Majesty King George VI and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth were in attendance along with other members of the Royal Family.

 

1951

1951

Frolián Gonzalez

Ferrari 375

Argentinian driver Jose Frolián Gonzalez took the first Grand Prix victory for Ferrari and proved that the all conquering Alfa-Romeo team could be defeated.

 

1953

1953

Alberto Ascari

Ferrari 500

Alberto Ascari led from start to finish in his Ferrari 500. 30 minutes before the end of the race rain flooded the track.  This had no effect on the order and Ascari finished a minute ahead of 2nd.

 

1952

1952

Alberto Ascari

Ferrari 500

Ascari led from the start and built up a strong lead from team mate Farina. Taruffi and Mike Hawthorne were able to pass Farina with Ascari taking an easy win.

 

1954

1954

Frolián Gonzalez

Ferrari 625

Gonzalez led from start to finish despite a strong challenge from Fangio in the Mercedes-Benz that was expected to do very well here.

 

1956

1956

Juan Manuel Fangio

Lancia-Ferrari D50

The race was led by the two BRM’s of Hawthorne and Brooks, however, it was the Lancia-Ferrari’s that took the top spaces in the end. It was Fangio’s only British Grand Prix win.

 

1958

1958

Peter Collins

Ferrari 246

Peter Collins in his Ferrari led from start to finish. Pole-sitter Stirling Moss held on to 2nd until lap 25 when his engine failed.

1960s

 

1960

1960

Jack Brabham

Cooper-Climax T53

Graham Hill stalled on the start but clawed his way to the front by the 55th lap with 22 to go. He made a small error at Copse Corner leaving Brabham to take the lead and win.

 

1963

1963

Jim Clark

Lotus-Climax 25

At this time the rules permitted refuelling, however, the closeness of the racing did not. Clark had to run the last laps in all top gears to conserve fuel.

 

1965

1965

Jim Clark

Lotus-Climax 33

Towards the end of the race Clark’s Climax engine was running out of oil so Clark coasted through the corners and accelerated down the straights. He went on to win with Hill in 2nd place.

 

1967

1967

Jim Clark

Lotus-Ford 49

It was looking like a Lotus 1-2 with Graham Hill in front until he suffered rear suspension failure on lap 54 while leading.  Team mate Jim Clark took the win.

 

1969

1969

Jackie Stewart

Matra-Ford MS 80

Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt were battling wheel to wheel for much of the race before Rindt had to make a pit stop which left Stewart to take the win for Matra-Ford.

1970s

 

1971

1971

Jackie Stewart

Tyrrell-Ford 003

After a tricky start Jackie Stewart’s Tyrell-Ford took him to an uncontested victory and went on to win the World Championship.

 

1973

1973

Peter Revson

McLaren-Ford M23

The race was restarted after one of the biggest accidents ever seen triggered by Jody Scheckter. Revson went on to win the race in his McLaren-Ford.

 

1975

1975

Emerson Fittipaldi

McLaren-Ford M23

The weather was very changeable during this race with not one team able to get into step with it.  The race was eventually stopped with Fittipaldi proclaimed the winner.

 

1977

1977

James Hunt

McLaren-Ford M26

Pole-sitter James Hunt found himself down in fourth after a rocky start.  He soon passed Scheckter and out-braked Lauda to finally take the lead from Watson after he retired.

 

1979

1979

Clay Regazzoni

Williams-Ford FW07

Alan Jones was dominant until his engine blew up, however, team mate Clay Regazzoni was waiting in 2nd place.  He took the lead and was able to hold onto it.

1980s

 

1981

1981

John Watson

McLaren-Ford MP4

John Watson moved into the lead with 3 laps to go after the dominating turbocharged Renaults experienced reliability issues and had to retire.

 

1983

1983

Alain Prost

Renault RE40

The beginning of the turbo era! Relative newcomer Alain Prost raised the race lap record to 140mph as well as winning the race in front of 4 other turbo cars.

 

1985

1985

Alain Prost

McLaren-TAG MP4/2B

The FIA introduced new race regulations which meant that many entries ran out of fuel before getting to the end of the race.  However, Prost put the lap record up to 151mph and took the win.

 

1987

1987

Nigel Mansell

Williams-Honda FW11B

A record crowd at the circuit saw team mates Piquet and Mansell fight all the way through the race.  Mansell took the lead and win from lap 63 of 65.

 

1988

1988

Ayrton Senna

McLaren-Honda MP4/4

With a wet race day fans saw Ayrton put on a great display of wet weather driving to beat pole-sitter Berger and take the win. Hero Mansell battled from 11th to take 2nd place!

 

1989

1989

Alain Prost

McLaren-Honda MP4/5

Alain Prost took his 3rd British Grand Prix win after team mate and pole-sitter Ayrton Senna spun out with gearbox issues.

1990s

 

1990

1990

Alain Prost

Ferrari 641/2

Pole-sitter Mansell was beaten off the start by Senna.  By lap 12 Mansell took the lead, however, his gearbox failed leading to his eventual retirement and team mate Prost took the win.

 

1991

1991

Nigel Mansell

Williams-Renault FW14

After leading for most of the race Nigel Mansell took the win. This iconic photo was taken when Ayrton ran out of fuel at Club and Mansell gave him a lift back to the pits.

 

1992

1992

Nigel Mansell

Williams-Renault FW14B

Again Nigel Mansell dominated the race taking a lead of 3s by the end of the first lap. Damon Hill made his Grand Prix debut in this race and came 16th.

 

1993

1993

Alain Prost

Williams-Renault FW15C

Damon Hill lead the race until his engine blew up which meant team mate Alain Prost went on to win the race. It was his 5th British Grand Prix win and 50th overall!

 

1994

1994

Damon Hill

Williams-Renault FW16

After battling with Schumacher for most of the race Damon Hill took the win when Schumi was given a 10s stop-go penalty. HRH Diana Princess of Wales presented the trophy.

 

1995

1995

Johnny Herbert

Benetton-Renault B195

A very eventful race!  Hill’s two stop strategy cost him the lead and while fighting with Schumacher to take it back both ended in the gravel.  After a stop-go penalty for Coulthard, Herbert took the lead and win.

 

1996

1996

Jacques Villeneuve

Williams-Renault FW18

Pole-sitter Damon Hill had a bad start dropping to 5th; he made it back to 3rd but spun out due to a loose wheel nut and team mate Villeneuve took the victory.

 

1997

1997

Jacques Villeneuve

Williams-Renault FW19

Jacques Villeneuve won his 2nd British Grand Prix in a row meaning a 100th victory for Williams at the same place they scored their first!

 

1998

1998

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari F300

A controversial one, Schumacher won while serving a stop-go penalty at the end of the final lap, crossing the finish line before reaching his pit!

 

1999

1999

David Coulthard

McLaren Mercedes MP4/14

Mika Häkkinen on pole looked set to take the win until there were problems changing his left rear wheel which eventually came off on lap 29.  Coulthard took the lead and win!

2000s

 

2000

2000

David Coulthard

McLaren Mercedes MP4/15

Coulthard won his 2nd British Grand Prix victory after a great overtake on Rubens Barrichello at Stowe on lap 31.

 

2001

2001

Mika Häkkinen

McLaren Mercedes MP4/16

Mike Häkkinen took the lead from Schumacher on lap 5.  With a two stop strategy McLaren and Häkkinen stayed in the lead and won by 34s.

 

2002

2002

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari F2002

Juan Pablo Montoya looked set to take the win until it rained.  Schumacher’s Bridgestones were much better suited to the conditions and he took the lead and win.

 

2003

2003

Rubens Barrichello

Ferrari F2003-GA

On lap 41 Barrichello took the lead from Räikkönen with a move that lasted from Stowe to Bridge.  8 laps later Montoya took 2nd, leaving Räikkönen third.

 

2004

2004

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari F2004

Michael Schumacher dominated the race despite having his 20s lead taken away due to the safety car. It was his 80th Grand Prix victory.

 

2005

2005

Juan Pablo Montoya

McLaren Mercedes MP4-20

Juan Pablo Montoya started 4th on the grid and took the lead from Alonso on the first lap. He stayed in the lead with Alonso and Räikkönen 2nd and 3rd.

 

2006

2006

Fernando Alonso

Renault R26

Fernando Alonso managed to fight off advances from both Räikkönen and Schumacher to turn his pole position into a victory.

 

2007

2007

Kimi Räikkönen

Ferrari F2007

Hamilton, Räikkönen and Alonso fought throughout the race for victory. A race win came for Räikkönen after leapfrogging both on pit stops.

 

2008

2008

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren Mercedes MP4-23

Lewis Hamilton took the win after a stunning display of wet weather driving. His pace on Intermediates while everyone else was on wets earned him his victory.

 

2009

2009

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull Renault RB5

At a Grand Prix that we feared would be our last, Red Bull took home a 1-2 win with Vettel and Webber with Barrichello and Brawn-Mercedes in 3rd.

2010s

 

2010

2010

Mark Webber

Red Bull Renault RB6

Mark Webber in his Red Bull RB6 became the 8th different winner in 8 years, beating Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to the top podium spot.

 

2011

2011

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari F150

Lewis Hamilton fought from 10th on the grid to 3rd. He then had to conserve fuel which meant that Alonso was able to pass and take the win after pit-stop errors for the Red Bulls.

 

2012

2012

Mark Webber

Red Bull Renault RB8

Alonso started on pole and looked set to take the win until Webber, who was on a different tyre strategy, began to close and eventually got past on lap 48 to take the win.

 

2013

2013

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes WO4

Hamilton led from pole until a tyre failure on lap 8, where Vettel took the lead until his retirement on lap 42. Racing resumed on lap 46 with Rosberg leading and taking the win.

 

2014

2014

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes AMG F1 W05

The 2014 race began with a crash from Kimi Räikkönen on the first lap which led to a red flag. Hamilton started from 6th on the grid and following the restart and retirement from Rosberg, due to a gearbox failure, was able to move up to first place.

 

2015

2015

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes AMG F1 W05

Hamilton took pole in qualifying but both Williams managed to get a better start and led for a lot of the race. Rain around lap 35 made the race even more interesting with different tyre strategies adopted.  Williams took 3rd & 4th with Mercedes taking the top two podium spots.

 

2016

2016

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes AMG F1 W07

Hamilton took pole position in qualifying after a blisteringly fast lap, but heavy rain meant it was a safety car start for the race. A third consecutive victory at Silverstone was never in any real danger for Lewis, putting 3.0 seconds between himself and Nico after the restart. Verstappen was awarded second after Nico received a 10 second penalty for advice over the team radio, pushing Nico back to third place.

 

2017

2017

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes AMG F1 W08

A weekend to remember for Lewis Hamilton. He set the fastest ever lap on the current circuit configuration in Qualifying with a 1:26:600 and his fine form continued into the race where he also set the fastest official race lap, a 1:30:621. The victory brought Lewis level with Jim Clark and Alain Prost on five British Grands Prix wins.

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