Jean Alesi, Monza 1996.
To celebrate Michael Schumacher’s 300th Grand Prix this weekend, lets take a look through the ages from his first star, his first win, and through multiple wins and world champion winning cars.
1991-1998. Schumacher did not race in 1999 due to injury.
Leaning into it! Jean Alesi leads one of the Williams in 1991.
In 1996, after switching to Benetton in a duel trade with Gerhard Berger for Michael Schumacher, designers noted that Jean Alesi’s helmet movement, in particular his “leaning into corners”, was serious effecting air flow into the overhead intake common on all Formula One cars.
That said, if this is what caused Benetton to go from the dominate force in Formula One in 1995 to solid-midfielders in 1996 then I’ll eat my shorts.
from 16 to 1 …
the Belgian Grand Prix of 1995 at Francorchamps saw one of the most impressive races Michael Schumacher ever pulled off …
during qualifying under chancing weather conditions Schumacher only managed to secure 16th place on the grid on Saturday, but on Sunday he showed why he is King of the Ardennes & with some great racing grabbed victory in front of his arch rival, Damon Hill
Michael Schumacher, Benetton-Renault B195, leading Damon Hill in his Williams-Renault FW17 through the Busstop chicane
One of the finest ever drives from one of the finest ever drivers.