In Silverstone, England, David Coulthard finally won a race. It was his first victory in 15 months.
Michael Schumacher, however, might be through for the season. His day lasted just 30 seconds after an early crash left him with a broken leg. Schumacher lost control of his Ferrari's braking and steering as he tried to turn out of the longest straightaway on the circuit.
His team said he broke his right leg in two places but had no back or spine injuries. He was operated on at Northampton General Hospital and is expected to be released today, doctors said.
Coulthard won for the fifth time in his career and led a strong finish for the home country, with Britons taking three of the first six places.
"It was more nerve-wracking than at any point in my career," Coulthard said. "It had been such a long time since I had a win. With Mika out I knew the whole team was hanging on me to score those points.
Eddie Irvine of Northern Ireland was second in a Ferrari with Ralf Schumacher third in a Williams. Heinz-Harald Frentzen was fourth for Jordan. Jordan's Damon Hill of England, who has postponed an announcement on retirement for a few days, was fifth, followed by Sauber's Pedro Diniz.
Coulthard's average speed was 124.253 mph. He finished 1.829 seconds ahead of Irvine in 1 hour 32 minutes 30.144 seconds on a course that was an airfield during World War II.
"I'd have to say this is definitely the best feeling I've ever had in my racing career," Coulthard said. "To win this race . . . is the one I would trade for any other win."