Monday, 7 July 2008

British Grand Prix

Yesterday, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton dominated a wet and chaotic British Grand Prix to storm back to the top of the Formula One standings in front of his home fans. Hamilton, the first British winner at Silverstone since David Coulthard in 2000, was fourth on the grid but ended up lapping all but second placed Nick Heidfeld in a BMW Sauber (who was 68 seconds behind him) and the Honda of a jubilant Rubens Barrichello who took third place.

One minute and eight second sounds like the sort of gap caused by tyre changes, pit stops and things like that but he and Heidfeld were on the same tyres throughout and most of the field, including Heidfeld, only had one stop. For the last twelve laps Hamilton was told by McLaren to slow down!

Anyone who doesn’t rate Hamilton as one of the best drivers ever should replay this race and his Formula Two winning race of two years ago when he came from the back of the field. They are classic wins. Hamilton described it as "... the best weekend ever."

The 23-year-old's third win of the season ended a two race barren run to send him level on 48 points with Ferrari's Brazilian Felipe Massa, who was 13th and last, and world champion Kimi Raikkonen.

But how many winners of the British Grand Prix have been British?
And can you name them?

And some more questions.
Which nationality of driver has won the most Grand Prix since the inception of the World Championship?
Who has won most British Grand Prix in his career?
How many drivers have won more than one British Grand Prix?
How many British Grand Prix have there been (as part of the Formula One World Championship)?
Can you name the three venues at which the British Grand Prix has been held?

The answers will be posted later today – around 6 pm assuming Google’s scheduling works OK.

1 comment:

  1. That race was amazing Particularly the last lap was really entertaining.
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