Alonso equals Stewart; Mansell next up

Alonso equals Stewart; Mansell next up

Fernando Alonso's British Grand Prix victory was the 27th of his Formula 1 career, equalling the number won by three-time world champion Jackie Stewart. Michele Merlino analyses this and the rest of the statistics from Silverstone

Fernando Alonso's British Grand Prix win was not only his first of 2011 - and Ferrari's first for 10 races - but it also came at the same Silverstone circuit where Jose Froilan Gonzalez had taken the team's first World Championship race win almost 60 years previously to the day.

There was more reason for the Spaniard to be joyous though. Last weekend's result gave him the 27th grand prix win of his career, equalling the number of victories achieved by Britain's three-time world champion Jackie Stewart and leaving him joint fifth in the all-time winners' list.

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