The 2012 Formula One World Championship has been one of the most exciting and unpredictable in the sports history with their having been seven different winners from the first seven races of the season.
Fernando Alonso heads to round nine as the first driver to have added a second 2012 race win to his name thanks to a stunning drive last time out in Valencia in the much improved Ferrari. He now has a solid 20 point lead over Mclaren’s Lewis Hamilton in the drivers’ championship, who will be keen to win his home race for the second time in his career this weekend and regain his position at the top of the table.
In fact, history is on Hamilton’s side because Britain is the most successful nation in its home event, with British drivers having won the British Grand Prix on 22 different occasions; over four times more than any other nation.
This is according to a infographic which has been released ahead of this year’s race by MoneySupermarket, highlighting key facts and figures about the British Grand Prix: