Famous British Grand Prix MomentsWritten by Marcus Hall in Sport on July 6th, 2016
We look back at some of the classic moments that have taken place at the British Grand Prix.
Mansell Gives Senna A Lift
The 1991 race was actually a great one, won by home favourite Nigel Mansell, but the most iconic moment was the one shown above. When the victorious Mansell gave a lift to the great Ayrton Senna, who’s car had run out of fuel.
The Carnage Of The 1973 Start
Possibly the worst big crash that the British Grand Prix has seen took place in 1973. When Jody Scheckter lost control of his car and spun into the middle of track, it caused 11 cars to retire and the crash ended Andrea de Adamich’s career.
Mansell v Piquet (1987)
Forget Hamilton and Rosberg, Nigel Mansell v Nelson Piquet was one of the most entertaining team-mate rivalries. One of the best remembered moments of their battles took place at the 1987 British Grand Prix. Piquet led for most of the race, until Mansell hunted him down, and with two laps to go he sold Piquet a dummy and swooped down the inside. Mansell’s car ran out of fuel just after he passed the chequered flag. Perfect timing.
Schumacher Crashes (1999)
At the Birtish Grand Prix in 1999 the legendary Micheal Schumacher suffered the worst crash of his career. His brakes failed at the end of the Hangar Straight and sent him hurtling into the barriers at Stowe. Schumacher broke his leg in the crash, but as you’ll see from the footage below, it could have been far worse!
The Mad Priest
Probably the most bizarre incident to take place at the British Grand Prix happened during the 2003 race. Neil Horan, a religious protestor and priest decided to invade the track and run onto the track towards the oncoming race cars that were travelling at 160mph! He did this while wearing a kilt and carrying protest banners. Absolute mad man.