When the Blues offered Kevin McLeod,Sean O'Hanlon, Leon Osman, Stephen Schumacher, Michael
Symes and Alan Moogan a one-year extension to their stay with the club earlier this month, it was vindication of the work done at youth level by Academy director Ray Halland his staff.
Hill, who was available at 66-1 with Coral before the final qualifying practice but down to 14-1 with Stan James before the start of the race, pipped teammate Ralf Schumacher, Michael
's brother, to capture his first race victory since he won the title two years ago.
re-signed for Ferrari until 2002, Mercedes sources insisted they had not been looking to land Germans Ralf Schumacher, Michael
's younger brother, or Heinz-Harald Frentzen who are both on the market.