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On This Day

Sunday 11th July 1999

20 years ago

Jacques Villeneuve and Alessandro Zanardi both stalled on the grid causing a restart at the British Grand Prix. While the red flags were out, Michael Schumacher crashed his Ferrari at Stowe corner due to brake failure, breaking his leg. This would keep him out of Formula One until the Malaysian Grand Prix, ending his championship hopes. David Coulthard won the race in a McLaren-Mercedes MP4-14 after he started from third position. Eddie Irvine finished second for the Ferrari team and Williams driver Ralf Schumacher came in third. Following a difficult season Damon Hill performed well to finish 5th in his home race and seemed happy enough to carry on for the rest of the season. He had also briefly led the race for a lap, which was the last time he would lead a Grand Prix. This was Toranosuke Takagi's final classified Formula One race finish. He failed to finish each of his subsequent eight races.

Schumacher and Irvine - 1999 British Grand Prix

Schumacher and Irvine - 1999 British Grand Prix