Future F1 racers Michael Schumacher and Vincenzo Sospiri competed in the 1988 Formula Ford Festival, which saw spectacular races but also shocking crashes and controversies, as this exclusive book excerpt relates.
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Schumacher seals record-breaking 10th constructors championship for Ferrari
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Michael Schumacher signed off his triumphant 2000 season on this day 20 years ago with a win which confirmed Ferrari as constructors champions for the 10th time.
Strategic superiority clinches Schumacher’s first Ferrari title
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On this day 20 years ago Michael Schumacher defeated Mika Hakkinen in a strategic fight at Suzuka to cliinch his third world title – and first for Ferrari.
Disaster for Hakkinen brings title within Schumacher’s grasp
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On this day 20 years ago an engine failure for Mika Hakkinen drastically changed the complexion of the 2000 championship fight, and brought Michael Schumacher within touching distance of the title.
Schumacher turns the tide against McLaren on tragic day at Monza
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An emotional Michael Schumacher wept after equalling Ayrton Senna’s victory tally 20 years ago today, following a crash which claimed the life of a marshal at Monza.
Hakkinen stuns Schumacher with three-wide pass for fourth win
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Mika Hakkinen denied Michael Schumacher victory in the Belgian Grand Prix with a thrilling, three-wide pass on this day 20 years ago.
Hakkinen’s flying start fires him into championship lead
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On this day 20 years ago Michael Schumacher lost the championship lead for the first time in his bid to win the 2000 title after a stunning start by Mika Hakkinen at the Hungaroring.
Barrichello takes maiden win as Mercedes protester disrupts race
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Michael Schumacher suffered his second first-lap crash in as many races in the German Grand Prix 20 years ago today, but that was only the first of the day’s dramas.
Schumacher crashes, Hakkinen wins – but McLaren lose their points
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Michael Schumacher’s progress to his first world title with Ferrari suffered a blow when he crashed out on lap one in Austria 20 years ago today, and Mika Hakkinen won.
Bonus for Coulthard after passing Schumacher to win
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The French Grand Prix, 20 years ago today, marked the mid-point in the season. Michael Schumacher started from pole position, but had David Coulthard’s rapid McLaren alongside.
“One day I will pay him back”: Barrichello follows Schumacher home in Canada
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Michael Schumacher won in the wet 20 years ago today in Canada after Ferrari told Rubens Barrichello to follow his brake-troubled team mate home.
Coulthard triumphs as Schumacher’s luck deserts him in Monaco
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Michael Schumacher was romping to victory in the Monaco Grand Prix 20 years ago today when misfortune struck the Ferrari driver.
Schumacher passes Hakkinen to win rain-hit home race and extend points lead
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Michael Schumacher edged closer to his first world title for Ferrari 20 years ago today by passing Mika Hakkinen to win in the rain at home.
Hakkinen leads McLaren one-two as Coulthard races on after plane crash
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Mika Hakkinen cut Michael Schumacher’s points lead by winning the Spanish Grand Prix 20 years ago today, while David Coulthard rebounded after a fatal plane crash.
Coulthard stops Schumacher’s winning run amid Silverstone’s April showers
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Michael Schumacher’s pursuit of his first championship with Ferrari suffered a setback 20 years ago today following a resurgent performance by McLaren at Silverstone.
Strategic superiority extends Schumacher’s winning streak
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Michael Schumacher extended his championship lead after coming from behind to beat Mika Hakkinen at Imola 20 years ago today.
Schumacher doubles up as McLaren fail to score again
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Michael Schumacher’s pursuit of his first world championship as a Ferrari driver took another step forward 20 years ago today in Brazil, while McLaren were stung by a disqualification.
Schumacher’s winning start to bid for first Ferrari world title
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In a new series, RaceFans reviews every race from the 2000 season, marking 20 years since Michael Schumacher won his first world championship as a Ferrari driver.
Wurz, Brabham and Gene win the Le Mans 24 Hours for PeugeotPosted on
Peugeot’s squad of three former F1 drivers claimed overall victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. Alexander Wurz, David Brabham and Marc Gene led home a Peugeot one-two. The French team resisted the temptation to swap the running order of its leading cars and promote the second-placed all-French (and all-F1) car of Sebastien Bourdais, Franck … Continue reading Wurz, Brabham and Gene win the Le Mans 24 Hours for Peugeot
F1 drivers in the 2009 Le Mans 24 HoursPosted on
Senna, Mansell, Prost… the 2009 Le Mans entry list has some famous F1 names on it. Those three are, of course, ‘sons of…’ plus one ‘nephew of…’. But there are 23 other drivers racing at Le Mans this weekend who all have F1 starts to their name. Here’s a list of all of them, including … Continue reading F1 drivers in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours