The two Maserati drivers, Villoresi and Ascari who came 1st and 2nd in this first race had to start from the back of the grid as they arrived too late for official practice.
The circuit was laid around the perimeter roads with a chicane at Club, it was won by Baron Emmanuel de Graffenried in the Maserati.
Giuseppe Farina won in an Alfa Romeo at an average speed of 90.95mph. His Majesty King George VI and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth were in attendance along with other members of the Royal Family.
Argentinian driver Jose Frolián Gonzalez took the first Grand Prix victory for Ferrari and proved that the all conquering Alfa-Romeo team could be defeated.
Ascari led from the start and built up a strong lead from team mate Farina. Taruffi & Mike Hawthorne were able to pass Farina with Ascari taking an easy win.
Alberto Ascari led from start to finish in his Ferrari 500. 30 minutes before the end of the race rain flooded the track, this had no effect on the order & Ascari finished a minute ahead of 2nd.
Gonzalez led from start to finish despite a strong challenge from Fangio in the Mercedes-Benz that was expected to do very well here.
The race was led by the two BRM's of Hawthorne and Brooks however it was the Lancia-Ferrari's that took the top spaces in the end. It was Fangio's only British Grand Prix win.
Peter Collins in his Ferrari led from start to finish. Pole-sitter Stirling Moss held on to 2nd until lap 25 when his engine failed.
Graham Hill stalled on the start but clawed his way to the front by the 55th lap with 22 to go. He made a small error at Copse Corner leaving Brabham to take the lead and win.
At this time the rules permitted refuelling, however the closeness of the racing did not. Clark had to run the last laps in all top gears to conserve fuel.
Towards the end of the race Clark's Climax engine was running out of oil so Clark coasted through the corners and accelerated down the straights. He went on to win with Hill in 2nd place.
It was looking like a Lotus 1-2 with Graham Hill in front until he suffered rear suspension failure on lap 54 while leading; team mate Jim Clark took the win.
Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt were battling wheel to wheel for much of the race before Rindt had to make a pit stop which left Stewart to take the win for Matra-Ford.
After a tricky start, Jackie Stewart's Tyrell-Ford took him to an uncontested victory and went on to win the World Championship.
The race was restarted after one of the biggest accidents ever seen triggered by Jody Scheckter. Revson went onto win the race in his McLaren-Ford.
The weather was very changeable during this race with not one team able to get into step with it; the race was eventually stopped with Fittipaldi proclaimed the winner.
Pole-sitter James Hunt found himself down in fourth after a rocky start, he soon passed Scheckter and out-braked Lauda to finally take the lead from Watson after he retired.
Alan Jones was dominant until his engine blew up, however team mate Clay Regazzoni was waiting in 2nd place took the lead and was able to hold onto it.
John Watson moved into the lead with 3 laps to go, after the dominating turbocharged Renaults experienced reliability issues and had to retire.
The beginning of the turbo era! Relative newcomer Alain Prost raised the race lap record to 140mph as well as winning the race in front of 4 other turbo cars.
The FIA introduced new race regulations which meant that many entries ran out of fuel before getting to the end of the race however, Prost put the lap record up to 151mph and took the win.
A record crowd at the circuit saw team mates Piquet and Mansell fight all the way through the race, Mansell took the lead and win from lap 63 of 65.
With a wet race day, fans saw Ayrton put on a great display of wet weather driving and beat pole-sitter Berger to take the win. Hero Mansell battled from 11th to take 2nd place!
Alain Prost took his 3rd British Grand Prix win, after team mate and pole-sitter Ayrton Senna spun out with gearbox issues.
Pole-sitter Mansell was beaten off the start by Senna, by lap 12 Mansell took the lead however his gearbox failed leading to his eventual retirement and team mate Prost took the win.
After leading for most of the race Nigel Mansell took the win. This iconic photo was taken when Ayrton ran out of fuel at Club and Mansell gave him a lift back to the pits.
Again Nigel Mansell dominated the race taking a lead of 3s by the end of the first lap. Damon Hill made his Grand Prix debut in this race & came 16th.
Damon Hill lead the race until his engine blew up which meant team mate Alain Prost went on to win the race. It was his 5th British Grand Prix win and 50th overall!
After battling with Schumacher for most of the race Damon Hill took the win when Schumi was given a 10s stop-go penalty. HRH Diana, Princess of Wales presented the trophy.
A very eventful race, Hill's two stop strategy cost him the lead & while fighting with Schumacher to take it back both ended in the gravel. After a stop-go penalty for Coulthard, Herbert took the lead & win.
Pole-sitter Damon Hill had a bad start, dropping to 5th; he made it back to 3rd but spun out due to a loose wheel nut and team mate Villeneuve took the victory.
Jacques Villeneuve won his 2nd British Grand Prix in a row meaning a 100th victory for Williams at the same place they scored their first!
A controversial one, Schumacher won while serving a stop-go penalty at the end of the final lap, crossing the finish line before reaching his pit!
Mika Häkkinen on pole looked set to take the win until there were problems changing his left rear wheel which eventually came off on lap 29, Coulthard took the lead and win!
Coulthard won his 2nd British Grand Prix victory after a great overtake on Rubens Barrichello at Stowe on lap 31.
Mike Häkkinen took the lead from Schumacher on lap 5, with a two stop strategy McLaren & Häkkinen stayed in the lead and won by 34s.
Juan Pablo Montoya looked set to take the win until it rained; Schumacher's Bridgestones were must better suited to the conditions and took the lead and win.
On lap 41 Barrichello took the lead from Räikkönen with a move that lasted from Stowe to Bridge, 8 laps later Montoya took 2nd, leaving Räikkönen third.
Michael Schumacher dominated the race despite having his 20s lead taken away due to the safety car. It was his 80th Grand Prix victory.
Juan Pablo Montoya started 4th on the grid and took the lead from Alonso on the first lap. He stayed in the lead with Alonso and Räikkönen 2nd and 3rd.
Fernando Alonso managed to fight off advances from both Räikkönen and Schumacher to turn his pole position into a victory.
Hamilton, Räikkönen and Alonso fought though out the race for victory. A race win came for Räikkönen after leapfrogging both on pit stops.
Lewis Hamilton took the win after a stunning display of wet weather driving. His pace on Intermediates while everyone else was on wets earned him his victory.
At a Grand Prix that we feared would be our last, Red Bull took home a 1-2 win with Vettel and Webber with Barrichello & Brawn-Mercedes in 3rd.
Mark Webber in his Red Bull RB6 became the 8th different winner in 8 years, beating Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to the top podium spot.
Lewis Hamilton fought from 10th on the grid to 3rd. He then had to conserve fuel which meant that Alonso was able to pass and take the win after pit-stop errors for the Red Bulls.
Alonso started on pole and looked set to take the win, until Webber, who was on a different tyre strategy began to close and eventually got past on lap 48 to take the win.
Hamilton led from pole until a tyre failure on lap 8, where Vettel took the lead until his retirement on lap 42. Racing resumed on lap 46 with Rosberg leading & taking the win.