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Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 debut

The Belgian Grand Prix was the eleventh spherical of the 1991 championship, a season consisting of 16 races.

Ayrton Senna, McLaren, got here to Spa because the chief, 12 factors forward of Nigel Mansell (Williams). Nonetheless, hopes of a comeback for the Briton got here to nothing that weekend, when the Woking workforce managed a double with Senna forward of Berger, whereas Mansell himself needed to withdraw resulting from an digital downside.

After the three historic groups (McLaren, Williams and Ferrari) and Benetton, which three years later would win the championship, the Jordan workforce appeared within the classification, which got here to the Belgian Grand Prix because the protagonist resulting from an occasion that had occurred outdoors the circuits. Bertrand Gachot, a Belgian workforce driver, had been sentenced to 2 years in jail for an altercation he had with a taxi driver on the finish of the earlier yr. The pilot was being threatened and defended himself utilizing a tear fuel canister, an motion that put him behind bars.

Eddie Jordan was satisfied by Willy Webber, who informed him about the advantages of a 22-year-old younger man who the earlier yr had gained the German Formula Three title and the victory in Macau. Webber even lied to the Irish director, assuring him that Michael Schumacher knew Spa completely since he lived a number of kilometers away. Neither of these two info was actual. By the point Jordan realized the reality it was too late, and the rookie rider had achieved an astonishing seventh place within the Belgian standings.

Within the race he had no luck, and firstly he suffered a clutch downside that he had already warned about within the formation lap. The workforce may do nothing and Schumacher stop with out finishing a single lap. Nonetheless, the primary impression – which is often a very powerful – had been excellent. A lot, that hours later Flavio Briatore signed him for Benetton, from the place, with out pondering twice, he fired the Brazilian Roberto Moreno to put the German as a companion of Nelson Piquet.

Jordan tried to keep away from that signing even by authorized means, however he may do nothing and the next race, at Monza, Schumacher would rating his first level in Formula 1, already on the wheel of the Benetton, the place he was till the tip of 1995.

You already know all the things that got here after: 91 victories, 68 pole positions, 155 podiums, 77 quickest laps and seven world championships. And 307 races, with that of August 25, 1991 as the primary stone of an unbeatable profession.

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