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British GP Heroes

BRITISH GRAND PRIX HEROES JIM CLARK "One of the greatest natural talents to "Sublime driving talent. How much more might ever grace a race car" he have achieved?" ( ( "Arguably the most naturally gifted racing driver of all time" "The fastest "Who has won British driver British GP 5 times in 6 years, Deserving winner of the competition. Sublime talent who is considered by many to be the greatest of all time. Won 2 drivers championships for Lotus in the 1960s and won his home Grand Prix on 5 occasions. Would likely have gone on to achieve far more if it had not been for a tragic F2 accident. ever." ( unbelievable!!" ( ( "Had all qualities of a perfect racing driver" ( "Taken from the F1 world while on the cusp of greatness" ( "Quite possibly the best ever from anywhere, let alone from Britain." ( JACKIE STEWART (2 "Has been a leading force bringing Safety to the sport" ( "Whole life has "Living legend" ( been dedicated STEWART to excellence" ( The 'Flying Scot' was famous for his silky smooth style which did nothing to dent his raw speed and bravery. Won three drivers championships for Tyrrell and was just as successful in his quest to improve driver safety levels in the sport. "Unbeatable in "An intelligent racer. The his Tyrrell years" smoothest and easiest on the ( cars whilst still wiping the floor with most of the opposition" ( 3) NIGEL MANSELL "His pace, fighting spirit and self assured persona made him a great champion." ( "Emanates everything that is British - fighting spirit, aggression and determination" ( "An uncanny ability to deliver multiple wins under pressure at his home GP" ( "Incredible driving style" ( Remarkably determined racer famous for his fighting spirit. Would have been a 3 times world champion if it had not been for bad luck, but it all came good in 1992 for Williams Renault. Was also pretty much unbeatable on home soil. "Deserves recognition for brawler, he would never winning both the F1 and indy car titles" ( "The ultimate F1 give up." ( "He is Mr. Silverstone. The way the crowd invaded the circuit after his mesmerising victory in 1992 to me is the most iconic moment in the history of the British GP." ( STIRLING MOSS 4) "Unfulfilled racing "Fantastic racer with genius" (formula1 outstanding comradery" (bensweeneysf1blog. "Although never a World Champion, the Englishman is often regarded as one of the best" ( Generally regarded as the greatest driver never to win the championship. Finished runner up on 5 occasions, owing largely to his propensity to drive uncompetitive equipment "Stood bravely against Fangio" ( 5. GRAHAM HILL "The most "Iron will and determination versatile driver enabled him to overcome in racing history." ( other more gifted drivers" ( The most versatile driver in motorsport history, being the only man to win the indy 500, Le mans 24 hours and F1 World Championship. "Had it all: the speed, the technical knowledge, the charm, the humour and of course the 5 Monaco victories made him king of the principality." ( "Shows his talent across various platforms" ( LEWIS HAMILTON (6 "One of the most naturally SAITAN BRI A GR D PR gifted, passionate, on the edge drivers to come through F1 in recent times" ( TONE 20 Form Santander "Has amazing raw speed and overtaking ability is immense." ( Stunning natural talent who is undoubtedly the fastest of the modern era. Made an immediate "The best rookie of all time" ( impression alongside Alonso at McLaren on his debut in 2007. 7) JOHN SURTEES "One of the best there has ever been. Also, his work for the Henry Surtees Foundation, following the sad death of his son is a massive achievement." ( The only man to win the World Championship on bikes and cars. A remarkable achievement which largely goes unrecognised "He possessed such dexterity to win World Championships on both Motorcycles and cars." ( MIKE HAWTHORN (8 PUNTOP P EN "The first British World Champion" ( "Became the youngest Formula 1 Grand Prix winner at the French Grand Prix in 1953" Became the first British World Champion in 1958 for Ferrari before heading off into retirement. Tragically died in a road car accident. ( TOM PRYCE "If it wasn't for his fatal accident he would have gone on to some very big things." ( "Reckoned to be the most naturally gifted of his generation" ( A surprise entrant at 9. The only Welshman to ever start a race on pole position. Was remarkable in wet conditions and would surely have gone on to win races and championships if fate hadn't intervened. JAMES HUNT 10 "Not only a great driver but lived the lifestyle too. A character missed from modern F1" ( Just as famous for his antics off track as his was for those on them. Went onto form a famous commentary partnership with Murray Walker after retiring from racing. MoneySupermarket com

British GP Heroes

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Jim Clark has been voted the great British Motor Racing Driver of all time according to a survey carried out by MoneySupermarket. The double World Champion came in just ahead of fellow Scot Jackie Ste...


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