Unexpected F1 Winners Who Defied Expectations


10. Johnny Herbert (Europe 1999)

Unexpected F1 winners

Rain is always a good partner of surprising results and giving us an expected F1 winners, and that was exactly the case on Nurburgring that day. A Stewart-Ford was a nice package, but not a winning one, unless all Hell breaks loose in front of you. One by one, Frentzen, Salo and Coulthard dropped out, while Ralf Schumacher lost precious time. Johnny Herbert needed no more than that to seize the opportunity.

It all started with chaos in the first few meters, as Damon Hill’s Jordan ground to a halt. Alex Wurz tried to avoid him but touched Pedro Diniz’ Sauber. The Brazilian flipped but luckily, with no serious consequences. Herbert benefitted from the chaos and the Briton claimed an unexpected win. This is why he is on our list of Unexpected F1 winners. Teammate Rubens Barrichello earned third spot.


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