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British Grand Prix

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Template:F1 race The British Grand Prix is a race in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It is currently held at the Silverstone Circuit near the village of Silverstone in Northamptonshire.

Grand Prix motor racing was first established in Britain by Henry Segrave at the Brooklands course in 1926 after his winning of the French Grand Prix in 1923 and the following year at the Spanish Grand Prix which raised interest in the sport. The first ever British Grand Prix was won by the French team of Louis Wagner and Robert Senechal driving a Delage 155B.

Silverstone has hosted the race regularly since the start of the F1 championship in 1950 and every year since 1987; it alternated with Brands Hatch between 1964 and 1986, and with Aintree (better known as a horse-racing course) between 1955 and 1962.

A dispute between Silverstone's owners, the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), and the Formula One authorities in 2003 over the funding of necessary improvements to the track's facilities has led to doubts over the future of the race.

In October 2004 the British Grand Prix was left off the preliminary race schedule for 2005 because the BRDC refused to pay the race fee demanded by Bernie Ecclestone, overall controller of Formula One. However, after months of negotiation between the BRDC, Ecclestone and the Formula One constructors, an deal was made for the Grand Prix to be held at Silverstone until 2009.

London has been mooted as a possible venue for a Grand Prix after a parade of Formula One cars was held on Regent Street in London in July 2004. This parade, which was widely considered to be successful with about 500,000 spectators turning up, has led to speculation that a street circuit in London could replace or alternate with Silverstone as the venue of the British Grand Prix. Another possibility is that a separate London Grand Prix could be held whilst keeping the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. London Mayor Ken Livingstone said he supports the idea of a race around the streets of London, saying it would be highly beneficial to the city. However, opinion is split in the Formula One community about whether any of these options would be practical or desirable.

During the 2003 British Grand Prix, Neil Horan, an Irish ex-priest, ran onto the track at the Hangar Straight, waving religious banners. He was immediately tackled by race officials and removed from the premises.

Winners of the British Grands Prix

Non-Formula One races are indicated with a pink background.

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Silverstone Report
2003 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Silverstone Report
2002 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Silverstone Report
2001 Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Report
2000 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Report
1999 David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes Silverstone Report
1998 Michael Schumacher Ferrari Silverstone Report
1997 Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1996 Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1995 Johnny Herbert Benetton-Renault Silverstone Report
1994 Damon Hill Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1993 Alain Prost Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1992 Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1991 Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault Silverstone Report
1990 Alain Prost Ferrari Silverstone Report
1989 Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Silverstone Report
1988 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Silverstone Report
1987 Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Silverstone Report
1986 Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda Brands Hatch Report
1985 Alain Prost McLaren-TAG Silverstone Report
1984 Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Brands Hatch Report
1983 Alain Prost Renault Silverstone Report
1982 Niki Lauda McLaren-Cosworth Brands Hatch Report
1981 John Watson McLaren-Cosworth Silverstone Report
1980 Alan Jones Williams-Cosworth Brands Hatch Report
1979 Clay Regazzoni Williams-Cosworth Silverstone Report
1978 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Brands Hatch Report
1977 James Hunt McLaren-Cosworth Silverstone Report
1976 Niki Lauda Ferrari Brands Hatch Report
1975 Emerson Fittipaldi McLaren-Cosworth Silverstone Report
1974 Jody Scheckter Tyrrell-Cosworth Brands Hatch Report
1973 Peter Revson McLaren-Cosworth Silverstone Report
1972 Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Cosworth Brands Hatch Report
1971 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Cosworth Silverstone Report
1970 Jochen Rindt Lotus-Cosworth Brands Hatch Report
1969 Jackie Stewart Matra-Cosworth Silverstone Report
1968 Jo Siffert Lotus-Ford Brands Hatch Report
1967 Jim Clark Lotus-Cosworth Silverstone Report
1966 Jack Brabham Brabham Brands Hatch Report
1965 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Silverstone Report
1964 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Brands Hatch Report
1963 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Silverstone Report
1962 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Aintree Report
1961 Wolfgang von Tripps Ferrari Aintree Report
1960 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Silverstone Report
1959 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Aintree Report
1958 Peter Collins Ferrari Silverstone Report
1957 Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks Vanwall Aintree Report
1956 Juan-Manuel Fangio Lancia-Ferrari Silverstone Report
1955 Stirling Moss Mercedes Aintree Report
1954 Froilan Gonzalez Ferrari Silverstone Report
1953 Alberto Ascari Ferrari Silverstone Report
1952 Alberto Ascari Ferrari Silverstone Report
1951 Froilan Gonzalez Ferrari Silverstone Report
1950 Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Silverstone Report
1949 Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati Silverstone Report
1948 Luigi Villoresi Maserati Silverstone Report
1938 Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union Donington Report
1937 Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union Donington Report
1936 Hans Ruesch, Richard Seaman Alfa Romeo Donington Report
1935 Richard Shuttleworth Alfa Romeo Donington Report
1927 Robert Benoist Delage Brooklands Report
1926 Louis Wagner, Robert Senechal Delage Brooklands Report


Races in the Formula One championship:
2005 championship Grand Prix events:

Australian | Malaysian | Bahrain | San Marino | Spanish | Monaco | European | Canadian | U.S.
French | British | German | Hungarian | Turkish | Italian | Belgian | Brazilian | Japanese | Chinese

Past championship Grand Prix events:

Argentine | Austrian | Czechoslovakian | Dutch | Indy 500 | Las Vegas | Luxembourg | Mexican | Morocco
Pacific | Pescara | Portuguese | South African | Swedish | Swiss | USA East | USA West

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