Monday, 7 July 2008

British Grand Prix - part II

How many winners of the British Grand Prix have been British?

Can you name them?
ANSWER - Lewis Hamilton, David Coulthard, Johnny Herbert, Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, John Watson, James Hunt, Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, Peter Collins, Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks,

Which nationality of driver has won the most Grand Prix since the inception of the World Championship?
ANSWER – British. British drivers have won nearly twice as many as the next nationality which is German. (198 races – 20 drivers; 103 races – 5 drivers)

Who has won most British Grand Prix in his career?
ANSWER - Jim Clark and Alain Prost are tied on five; Mansell won four as did Jack Brabham.

How many drivers have won more than one British Grand Prix?

ANSWER – 13 {The above four plus Lauda (3); Schumacher (3); Ascari, Gonzalez, Moss, Stewart, Fittipaldi, Coulthard, Jacques Villeneuve (2)}.

How many British Grand Prix have there been (as part of the Formula One World Championship)?
ANSWER - 59 - one a year since the very first Grand Prix as part of a World Formula One Championship in 1950.
(A supplementary question - How many British Grand Prix winners have there been? May seem obvious – but it isn’t. There have been 60. In 1957 Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks shared the win.)

Can you name the three venues at which the British Grand Prix has been held?
ANSWER - Brands Hatch, Aintree and Silverstone. (The race at Donington Park in the ‘90s was the European Grand Prix, Brooklands was used in the 1920s.)

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