Question: who's the most recent British driver to take his maiden Formula 1 win?
Chances are you've had to think about this, but of course it's Lewis Hamilton, way back on June 10 2007 in the Canadian Grand Prix. Over nine years have elapsed since then, in which time Hamilton has accumulated three world championship titles and almost a half-century of grand prix wins. But in his wake? Nobody.
Which is not to say that the UK has been entirely deprived of promising drivers entering F1. The most recent is Jolyon Palmer, who as a GP2 champion automatically must be considered as worthy of an F1 seat.