The 12 Brits Who've Won Their Home Grand PrixPeter Orosz6/20/09 1:30pmFiled to: Formula OneBritish Grand Prix2009 British Grand PrixsilverstoneJenson Buttonstirling mossAintreeBrands HatchJuan Manuel FangioMotor racingVanwallVW5Vanwall VW5Mercedes-Benz W196Mercedes-BenzW196Tony BrooksPeter CollinsFerrariNürburgring nordschleifeNurburgringNordschleifeFerrari 246 F1German Grand PrixJimmy ClarkJim ClarkColin ChapmanLotus 49BLotus49B201EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkA dozen men have walked on the Moon—and twelve Brits have won the British GP since first held in 1950 at Silverstone. Meet the men whose shoulders Jenson Button is set to stand on this Sunday.Stirling Moss: 1955, 1957It took the Brits six tries to crack their home grand prix and it took their greatest driver and the car the Germans came back to Formula One with. Held at Aintree, it was the only race of the season where Moss managed to beat his teammate Juan Manuel Fangio, who went on to claim his third world title. As his win came after a pass at the last corner, Moss wondered whether Fangio had let him win, but the Argentine would always say: “No. You were just better than me that day.” British-Argentine relations would, in a few decades, take a turn for the worse.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.