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GP Week : Issue 231
Percent – Jim Clark scored six wins in the 1965 season, giving him the highest score possible that season as only the best six results counted towards the drivers’ championship. British drivers finished 1-2-3 that year (Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart) 100 Hamilton moved past Sebastian Vettel and into sole possession of third place on the all-time win list with his United States GP victory. Only Alain Prost (51) and Michael Schumacher (91) now lie ahead 43 Number of times a British driver has been the championship runner-up. Stirling Moss was the runner-up four times in a row without ever winning the championship (1955–58) 21 Number of world titles won by British drivers 16 27 Nigel Mansell’s world title ended a 16-year drought for Britain, the longest in championship history 1992 2004-2005 It seems barely believable right now, but both the 2004 and 2005 seasons passed without any British driver winning a race Jackie Stewart remains the last British driver to hold the outright wins record in F1 history. He overhauled Jim Clark’s record in 1973, and his final tally of 27 stood until beaten by Alain Prost (above) at the 1987 Portuguese GP Hamilton clinched the title with three rounds remaining. It is the first time he has clinched a title at any time other than in the final race of the season 3 247 British drivers have scored 247 Grand Prix victories, 91 more than any other nation (Germany is second, on 156) BEsT OF BRITIsH 34 GPWEEK.com // 34 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> UNITED STATES PARTNERS: THE NUMBERS