The British Grand Prix returns on July 3 as the excitement is high. As reported by Formula One, the race-day crowd will surpass 140,000 as Silverstone will roar for the brand new British Grand Prix winner.

The oldest race in the Formula One World Championship calendar, the British and Italian Grand Prix, are the only races that have featured in every season of the World Championships Formula One GP. 

Before we move on to the excitement building up for the race on July 3, let's talk about the prestigious racers who graced the tournament with their exceptional skills. 

Starting all the way in 1926, the first edition of the British Grand Prix saw two French winners, Robert Senechal, and Louis Wagner. After a year, another French driver, Robert Benoist, won the championship. 

Unfortunately, the championship was canceled and returned after two decades in 1948. The British Grand Prix has been held annually ever since. During the 1900s, Jim Clark and Alan Prost dominated the championship, winning five British GP each, second-best in history. 

Also, the British racer Nigel Mansell currently sits in the third position on most British GP wins, recording four wins throughout his career. Let's move on to something more recent. 

Here is a list of players who have won the British Grand Prix since the turn of the century. 

1. David Coulthard (1999, 2000)


The McLaren driver competed in 15 seasons of Formula One, winning 13 Grand Prix races throughout his career. The racing driver's most notable season came in 2001 when he was a runner-up in the F1 World Championships. 

Moreover, the Scottish racer does have an excellent record in the British Grand Prix. He was honored in front of the Silverstone crowd on the top of the podium twice, in 1999 and 2000. 

In a career of 15 years, Coulthard was a McLaren driver for 11 years until 2004. In 2005, he moved to Redbull and retired from racing in 2008. Post-retirement, the 51-year-old is a TV presenter and analyst for BBC. 

As of 2022, David Coulthard has a net worth of $80 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.

2. Mika Häkkinen (2001)


The Finnish racing sensation was active for ten years and managed to win two consecutive Formula One World Championships in 1998 and 1999. 

Moreover, the McLaren driver had to wait until he could write his name in the honors of the British Grand Prix. Due to his exceptional driving skills, the 53-year-old was often termed "The Flying Finn."

Mika Häkkinen is the only Finnish driver to win the World Drivers Championship more than once and only one of three to win the championship. Due to injury and personal reasons, he decided to take a break in 2001 and eventually retired in 2002. 

After ten years of a stellar career, Häkkinen turned into driver management. Besides, he is also the brand ambassador for companies like Johnnie Walker and Mercedes-Benz AMG. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mika Häkkinen's net worth of $50 million in 2022. 

3. Michael Schumacher (1998, 2002, 2004)


Arguably the best Formula One driver in history, Schumacher has won the World F1 Championships seven times, tied with British Lewis Hamilton. 

At the time of his retirement in 2012, the Ferrari driver had won everything there was to win as a Formula One driver. He held the records of almost everything in the sport, which Hamilton has since broken. 

Also, the German racing legend stood on the top of the podium amongst Silverstone crowds thrice in 1998, 2002, and 2004. The driver secured five consecutive World Championships from 2000 to 2004. 

Furthermore, Schumacher is also the wealthiest Formula One driver in the world. Sources say that the German driver has amassed over $1 billion in prize money throughout his career. 

Celebrity Net Worth reports his net worth as $600 million. 

4. Rubens Barrichello (2003)


The only Brazilian to win the British Grand Prix in the 2000s, Barrichello has 11 Grand Prix wins and 68 podiums throughout his 18 years of Formula One Career. 

The Ferrari motorsports racer left Formula One in 2011 and currently competes in the Brazilian Stock Car Pro Series. Even at the age of 50, the passion has not worn thin for him. 

As a Schumacher's teammate, he was a runner-up in the 2002 and 2004 championships and finished 3rd in 2005. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Barichello has a net worth of around $100 million in 2022. 

5. Juan Pablo Montoya (2005)


The only Colombian to win the British Grand Prix, Juan Pablo Montoya, did it in 2005. He is best known for his wins in Indy, Formula One, and NASCAR cup car races. 

In October 2009, Times Online ranked him the 30th in the Top 50 Formula One Drivers of All Time. The Williams and McLaren driver spent just 6 years in Formula One, winning British GP once, Italian GP twice, Monaco GP once, and Grand Prix of Long Beach once. 

As per Celebrity Net Worth, the Bogota-born racer has a net worth of $35 million. 

6. Fernando Alonso (2006, 2011)


The 40-year-old Spanish racing driver won two World Championships consecutively in 2005 and 2006. 

Moreover, the newly signed Alpine driver hasn't won any Grand Prix since the Spanish GP in 2013. The prime time of his career came when he was driving for Renault. 

Alonso is one of the standout contenders for the upcoming British Grand Prix. It has been a long time since he registered a GP win, and this is the perfect opportunity for him. He is currently sixth in the most Grand Prix wins in history, recording 32 and 98 podiums.  

Still a Formula One racer, Fernando Alonso has a net worth of $260 million, making millions of earnings throughout his career of over 20 years. 

7. Kimi Räikkönen (2007)


Best known as "The Iceman," Räikkönen is only one of three players from Finland to win the World Drivers Championships. 

The Ferrari motorcar racer last won the World Championships in 2007, the latest for the most successful Formula One constructor. With 21 wins and 103 podium finishes, he is among the elite five drivers to cross the century mark. 

In his prime, Kimi Räikkönen was the most Formula One driver and the second-highest-paid athlete in the world. In 2008, the Finnish driver reportedly had around $50 million in annual earnings. 

Celebrity Net Worth reports that his current net worth is $250 million. 

Räikkönen has decided to leave Formula One again, a decision he once made a decade back only to come back stronger. His last race came in the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 

8. Lewis Hamilton (2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021)


As 2012 was in conclusion, everyone thought that the records held by Michale Schumacher were too ridiculous to be broken. But a young racing driver from Hertfordshire had other ideas. 

Lewis Hamilton currently holds the record for most Grand Prix wins, most podiums, and the jointed-most World Championships wins, which he shares with the German racing legend. 

Moreover, the 37-year-old Mercedes driver is the most successful racer in the British Grand Prix and many others. He has won 109 races in the past 15 years. The English driver is arguably considered the greatest Formula One Racer of all time. 

Moving on to his finances, Hamilton makes around $50 million annually and his current net worth is $285 million. 

9. Sebastian Vettel (2009, 2018)


Hamilton's closest challenger, the German driver has four World Championships titles to his name. He was also the youngest driver to become the world champion when he was victorious in 2010, aged 23. 

Through the years of Hamilton's dominance, Vettel was always catching up to him, although he often finished runner-up. The former Redbull driver holds the record for third highest Grand Prix wins and podium finishes. 

Moreover, the 34-year-old's last win came in the 2019 Singapore Grand Prix. He is more than motivated to go for the British GP this season. 

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Vettel has a net worth of $140 million. 

10. Mark Webber (2010, 2012)


The Australian won the British Grand Prix in 2010 and 2012, the latter being his last GP wins. He moved to the FIA WEC championship in 2013, winning the championship in 2015 for Porsche. 

The 45-year-old has already retired from racing sports and he currently works as a pundit and analyst for Network 10 and British Channel 4. The Redbull-Reanult driver has been indicated to the Australia Motor Sports Hall of Fame and FIA Hall of Fame. 

As of 2022, Mark Webber has an approximate net worth of $10 million. 

11. Nico Rosberg (2013)


A son of former F1 World Champion Keke Rosberg, Nico followed in his father's footsteps as he too was crowned champion in 2016. 

The Finnish-German driver was the only Mercedes driver to win the British Grand Prix in the last 20 years, except for Hamilton. He concluded his racing career just after the 2016 championship. 

As of now, Rosberg works in driver management and as a pundit and presenter for various TV channels. He was inducted into the FIA Hall of Fame in 2017. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rosberg has a net worth of $50 million. 

All the above-mentioned active drivers will be giving quite a competition in the upcoming British Grand Prix while the defending champion Hamilton sits as a favorite. 

But will the likes of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez break Hamilton's run at British GP? We will know soon.