Nineteen British drivers have won a race in the Formula 1 World Championship. It's a record that no other country can match. And when you take into account the plethora of potentially race-winning drivers who either never got into a competitive car, or whose time was cut short, the depth of talent hailing from the shores of the United Kingdom is undeniable.
Picking out the 10 greatest is no easy task. So strong is the field that one British world champion fails even to make the list, while you can make a strong case for any number of greats to be awarded the top spot.
Tough as it is, AUTOSPORT has taken on the challenge of picking the top 10 British drivers in F1 history. And there are a good half-a-dozen drivers who would waltz into similar lists for most countries that miss out on this ranking.
Agree or disagree, its testament to the pre-eminence of drivers from the country that hosted the first World Championship race at Silverstone over six decades ago.
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