Silverstone Driver Wins

Below is a table of Formula One World Championship driver-wins at Silverstone (Ascari’s two wins were in the years the championship ran to F2 rules).

Driver  Nat.   No. of
Wins
Years     Car         
Alain Prost  FRA   5    1983
1985
1989
1990
1993
    Renault
McLaren-TAG Porsche
McLaren-Honda
Ferrari
Williams-Renault
Jim Clark  GB   3    1963
1965
1967
    Lotus-Climax
Lotus-Climax
Lotus-Ford
Nigel Mansell  GB   3    1987
1991
1992
    Williams-Honda
Williams-Renault
Williams-Renault
Michael Schumacher  GER   3    1998
2002
2004
    Ferrari
Ferrari
Ferrari
José Froilán González  ARG   2    1951
1954
    Ferrari
Ferrari
Alberto Ascari  ITA   2    1952
1953
    Ferrari
Ferrari
Jackie Stewart  GB   2    1969
1971
    Matra-Ford
Tyrrell-Ford
Jacques Villeneuve  CDN   2    1996
1997
    Williams-Renault
Williams-Renault
David Coulthard  GB   2    1999
2000
    McLaren-Mercedes
McLaren-Mercedes
Giuseppe Farina  ITA   1    1950     Alfa Romeo
Juan Manuel Fangio  ARG   1    1956     (Lancia) Ferrari
Peter Collins   GB   1    1958     Ferrari
Jack Brabham  AUS   1    1960     Cooper-Climax
Peter Revson  USA   1    1973     McLaren-Ford
Emerson Fittipaldi  BRA   1    1975     McLaren-Ford
James Hunt  GB   1    1977     McLaren-Ford
Clay Regazzoni  SWI   1    1979     Williams-Ford
John Watson  GB   1    1981     McLaren-Ford
Ayrton Senna  BRA   1    1988     McLaren-Honda
Damon Hill  GB   1    1994     Williams-Renault
Johnny Herbert  GB   1    1995     Benetton-Ford
Mika Häkkinen  FIN   1    2001     McLaren-Mercedes
Rubens Barrichello  BRA   1    2003     Ferrari
Juan Pablo Montoya  COL   1    2005     McLaren-Mercedes
Fernando Alonso  SPA   1    2006     Renault
Kimi Räikkönen  FIN   1    2007     Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton  GB   1    2008     McLaren-Mercedes
Sebastian Vettel  GER   1    2009     RBR-Renault

Home drivers have done well with sixteen wins in 43 events at Silverstone. The race in 1965 featured a British 1-2-3-4-5, the only by any nation, with Jim Clark winning, followed by Graham Hill (BRM), John Surtees (Ferrari), Mike Spence (Lotus-Climax), and Jackie Stewart (BRM).

It has been a happy hunting ground for McLaren with twelve wins, including the first win for the team under Ron Dennis when John Watson was victorious in 1981.

Nigel Mansell won, took pole, fastest lap, and led from start to finish in both 1991 and 1992. Alberto Ascari led all the laps in the ’53 race as well as taking pole and fastest lap, but the latter was shared with José Froilán González. (In 1954 at Silverstone, they only timed the fastest lap to the nearest second resulting in seven drivers splitting the point that that earned between them.) Other ocassions drivers did the triple of win, pole and fastest lap are:

1977 James Hunt
1994 Damon Hill
2003 Rubens Barrichello
2006 Fernando Alonso
2009 Sebastian Vettel

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