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British Grand Prix Winners and Runners Up - Drivers and Cars

by Maximo Moto 27 Jun 2024 0 Comments

The British Grand Prix is a cornerstone of the Formula One World Championship, celebrated for its rich history and high-speed thrills. 

Since its inception in 1950, this iconic race has seen numerous legendary drivers and memorable moments that have left an indelible mark on the sport. 

Held at Silverstone Circuit, the British Grand Prix is a favorite among drivers and fans alike, known for its challenging corners and electric atmosphere.

Year

Winner

Winner Country

Winner Car

Runners Up

Runners Up Country

Runners Up Car

1950

Giuseppe Farina

Italy

Alfa Romeo

Luigi Fagioli

Italy

Alfa Romeo

1951

José Froilán González

Argentina

Ferrari

Juan Manuel Fangio

Argentina

Alfa Romeo

1952

Alberto Ascari

Italy

Ferrari

Piero Taruffi

Italy

Ferrari

1953

Alberto Ascari

Italy

Ferrari

Juan Manuel Fangio

Argentina

Maserati

1954

José Froilán González

Argentina

Ferrari

Mike Hawthorn

UK

Ferrari

1955

Stirling Moss

UK

Mercedes

Juan Manuel Fangio

Argentina

Mercedes

1956

Juan Manuel Fangio

Argentina

Lancia-Ferrari

Stirling Moss

UK

Maserati

1957

Stirling Moss

UK

Vanwall

Luigi Musso

Italy

Ferrari

1958

Peter Collins

UK

Ferrari

Mike Hawthorn

UK

Ferrari

1959

Jack Brabham

Australia

Cooper-Climax

Stirling Moss

UK

BRM

1960

Jack Brabham

Australia

Cooper-Climax

John Surtees

UK

Lotus-Climax

1961

Wolfgang von Trips

Germany

Ferrari

Phil Hill

USA

Ferrari

1962

Jim Clark

UK

Lotus-Climax

John Surtees

UK

Lola-Climax

1963

Jim Clark

UK

Lotus-Climax

Graham Hill

UK

BRM

1964

Jim Clark

UK

Lotus-Climax

Graham Hill

UK

BRM

1965

Jim Clark

UK

Lotus-Climax

Graham Hill

UK

BRM

1966

Jack Brabham

Australia

Brabham-Repco

Denny Hulme

New Zealand

Brabham-Repco

1967

Jim Clark

UK

Lotus-Ford

Denny Hulme

New Zealand

Brabham-Repco

1968

Jo Siffert

Switzerland

Lotus-Ford

Chris Amon

New Zealand

Ferrari

1969

Jackie Stewart

UK

Matra-Ford

Jacky Ickx

Belgium

Brabham-Ford

1970

Jochen Rindt

Austria

Lotus-Ford

Jack Brabham

Australia

Brabham-Ford

1971

Jackie Stewart

UK

Tyrrell-Ford

Ronnie Peterson

Sweden

March-Ford

1972

Emerson Fittipaldi

Brazil

Lotus-Ford

Jackie Stewart

UK

Tyrrell-Ford

1973

Peter Revson

USA

McLaren-Ford

Ronnie Peterson

Sweden

Lotus-Ford

1974

Jody Scheckter

South Africa

Tyrrell-Ford

Emerson Fittipaldi

Brazil

McLaren-Ford

1975

Emerson Fittipaldi

Brazil

McLaren-Ford

Carlos Pace

Brazil

Brabham-Ford

1976

James Hunt

UK

McLaren-Ford

Niki Lauda

Austria

Ferrari

1977

James Hunt

UK

McLaren-Ford

Niki Lauda

Austria

Ferrari

1978

Carlos Reutemann

Argentina

Ferrari

Niki Lauda

Austria

Brabham-Alfa Romeo

1979

Clay Regazzoni

Switzerland

Williams-Ford

René Arnoux

France

Renault

1980

Alan Jones

Australia

Williams-Ford

Nelson Piquet

Brazil

Brabham-Ford

1981

John Watson

UK

McLaren-Ford

Carlos Reutemann

Argentina

Williams-Ford

1982

Niki Lauda

Austria

McLaren-Ford

Didier Pironi

France

Ferrari

1983

Alain Prost

France

Renault

Nelson Piquet

Brazil

Brabham-BMW

1984

Niki Lauda

Austria

McLaren-TAG

Derek Warwick

UK

Renault

1985

Alain Prost

France

McLaren-TAG

Michele Alboreto

Italy

Ferrari

1986

Nigel Mansell

UK

Williams-Honda

Nelson Piquet

Brazil

Williams-Honda

1987

Nigel Mansell

UK

Williams-Honda

Nelson Piquet

Brazil

Williams-Honda

1988

Ayrton Senna

Brazil

McLaren-Honda

Nigel Mansell

UK

Williams-Judd

1989

Alain Prost

France

McLaren-Honda

Nigel Mansell

UK

Ferrari

1990

Alain Prost

France

Ferrari

Thierry Boutsen

Belgium

Williams-Renault

1991

Nigel Mansell

UK

Williams-Renault

Gerhard Berger

Austria

McLaren-Honda

1992

Nigel Mansell

UK

Williams-Renault

Riccardo Patrese

Italy

Williams-Renault

1993

Alain Prost

France

Williams-Renault

Michael Schumacher

Germany

Benetton-Ford

1994

Damon Hill

UK

Williams-Renault

Jean Alesi

France

Ferrari

1995

Johnny Herbert

UK

Benetton-Renault

Jean Alesi

France

Ferrari

1996

Jacques Villeneuve

Canada

Williams-Renault

Gerhard Berger

Austria

Benetton-Renault

1997

Jacques Villeneuve

Canada

Williams-Renault

Jean Alesi

France

Benetton-Renault

1998

Michael Schumacher

Germany

Ferrari

Mika Häkkinen

Finland

McLaren-Mercedes

1999

David Coulthard

UK

McLaren-Mercedes

Eddie Irvine

UK

Ferrari

2000

David Coulthard

UK

McLaren-Mercedes

Rubens Barrichello

Brazil

Ferrari

2001

Mika Häkkinen

Finland

McLaren-Mercedes

Michael Schumacher

Germany

Ferrari

2002

Michael Schumacher

Germany

Ferrari

Rubens Barrichello

Brazil

Ferrari

2003

Rubens Barrichello

Brazil

Ferrari

Juan Pablo Montoya

Colombia

Williams-BMW

2004

Michael Schumacher

Germany

Ferrari

Kimi Räikkönen

Finland

McLaren-Mercedes

2005

Juan Pablo Montoya

Colombia

McLaren-Mercedes

Fernando Alonso

Spain

Renault

2006

Fernando Alonso

Spain

Renault

Michael Schumacher

Germany

Ferrari

2007

Kimi Räikkönen

Finland

Ferrari

Fernando Alonso

Spain

McLaren-Mercedes

2008

Lewis Hamilton

UK

McLaren-Mercedes

Nick Heidfeld

Germany

BMW Sauber

2009

Sebastian Vettel

Germany

Red Bull-Renault

Mark Webber

Australia

Red Bull-Renault

2010

Mark Webber

Australia

Red Bull-Renault

Lewis Hamilton

UK

McLaren-Mercedes

2011

Fernando Alonso

Spain

Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel

Germany

Red Bull-Renault

2012

Mark Webber

Australia

Red Bull-Renault

Fernando Alonso

Spain

Ferrari

2013

Nico Rosberg

Germany

Mercedes

Mark Webber

Australia

Red Bull-Renault

2014

Lewis Hamilton

UK

Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas

Finland

Williams-Mercedes

2015

Lewis Hamilton

UK

Mercedes

Nico Rosberg

Germany

Mercedes

2016

Lewis Hamilton

UK

Mercedes

Max Verstappen

Netherlands

Red Bull-TAG Heuer

2017

Lewis Hamilton

UK

Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas

Finland

Mercedes

2018

Sebastian Vettel

Germany

Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton

UK

Mercedes

2019

Lewis Hamilton

UK

Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas

Finland

Mercedes

2020

Lewis Hamilton

UK

Mercedes

Max Verstappen

Netherlands

Red Bull-Honda

2021

Lewis Hamilton

UK

Mercedes

Charles Leclerc

Monaco

Ferrari

2022

Carlos Sainz Jr.

Spain

Ferrari

Sergio Pérez

Mexico

Red Bull-RBPT

2023

Max Verstappen

Netherlands

Red Bull-RBPT

Lando Norris

UK

McLaren-Mercedes

(This data is compiled from historical records and sources such as the official Formula One website and other motorsport archives.)

The British Grand Prix has seen many multiple winners, with Jim Clark and Lewis Hamilton being particularly dominant. Clark's mastery of Silverstone during the 1960s set a high standard, while Hamilton's recent victories have cemented his status as one of the all-time greats. Each win not only contributed to their championship campaigns but also enthralled fans with their skill and determination.

Evolution of the British Grand Prix

Over the decades, the British Grand Prix has evolved in terms of track layout and technology. Originally held at Silverstone, the race briefly moved to Aintree and Brands Hatch before settling permanently back at Silverstone. Technological advancements in F1 have seen faster lap times and improved safety, making the race more competitive and thrilling.

Memorable Moments and Controversies

The British Grand Prix has been the backdrop for some of F1's most dramatic moments. From Mansell's famous pass on Piquet in 1987 to Hamilton's wet-weather masterclass in 2008, the race has consistently delivered excitement. Controversies, such as the collision between Hamilton and Verstappen in 2021, add to the race's storied history.

Impact on British Motorsport

The British Grand Prix has played a significant role in promoting motorsport in the UK. It has inspired generations of British drivers and contributed to the UK's strong presence in F1. Drivers like Stirling Moss, Jackie Stewart, and Jenson Button have all made their mark, thanks in part to the prestige of their home Grand Prix.

The British Grand Prix remains one of the most anticipated events on the F1 calendar, rich in history and excitement. As we look forward to future races, the legacy of past winners and memorable moments will continue to inspire and captivate fans around the world.

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