Herbert's breakthrough F1 victory

Herbert's breakthrough F1 victory

Twenty years ago, Johnny Herbert took his first Formula 1 win in the 1995 British Grand Prix. EDD STRAW hears the then-Benetton driver's story

When Damon Hill launched his Williams up the inside of Michael Schumacher's Benetton at the Priory left-hander on lap 46 of the 1995 British Grand Prix, he believed the move would seal a famous home win.

As both cars flew into the gravel trap after the inevitable and infamous collision, it's doubtful that Hill spent any time reflecting on the fact that he had guaranteed a British victor - it just wasn't him.

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