Thursday 25 August 2016

New Grand Prix Times article: Why F1 did not see Michael Schumacher's stunning Spa debut coming

We are 25 years on from an F1 watershed. Michael Schumacher's stunning debut in the Jordan 191 at Spa. That which we know so well. Almost overnight the sport knew pretty much for certain who the next generation's standard-bearer would be.

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But perhaps not even that in itself is the most remarkable part of the story. And no, I'm not talking either about the curious story of how the Jordan vacancy opened up in the first place, involving altercations with taxi drivers and pepper spray...

No, the most amazing part is that prior to Michael turning F1 on its head in Belgium a quarter of a century ago almost no one in the paddock knew the first thing about him. Somehow he had operated off the radar.

In my latest article for Grand Prix Times I tell this amazing story. You can have a read here:

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