Nigel Mansell’s epic chase, a ‘lunatic’ protestor risking his life, Michael Schumacher controversially winning from the pit lane and Lewis Hamilton’s classic in the rain – Silverstone’s five greatest F1 races ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix

Few circuits can boast the same level of rich history as Silverstone and the Formula One circus arrives this week ahead of what fans will hope to be another classic race. Schumacher finished second, but he was disqualified for ignoring the black flag and subsequently handed a two-race ban. Schumacher was at the centre of controversy again four years later after winning the race while stationary in the pit-lane. At the end of the final lap, Schumacher entered the pits to serve his penalty, but had already crossed the start-finish line and won the race. Schumacher had not served his penalty within the race distance and should have been disqualified. But Barrichello carved his way back through the field before executing a wonderful move on McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen on lap 42 to claim the lead, and ultimately, the race victory. Barrichello spent much of his Ferrari career in the shadow of Schumacher but did win nine races, with Silverstone the pick of those. For all of Barrichello’s brilliance, the race is remembered for the protestor.

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