In a dry Sunday warm-up, Williams set their cars up for a dry race and started the race with dry tyres. Schumacher set his car for a wet race, and started with wet tyres. By lap 5, Schumacher was ahead by 22 seconds. He won the race by nearly a minute to future team mate and fellow wet weather specialist Rubens Barrichello, while both Williams drivers crashed out.
Sure as hell made up for the embarrassment of crashing out on the first lap the year earlier.
Kimi, JPM and Michael. Oh and Bernie. Indianapolis 2003.
Jean and Michael, Portugal 1996.
DC and Schumacher, Monaco 2002.
Schumacher, Imola 1999. Distressed his rival Mika Hakkinen would take the win, the Finn binned it with a brain fade through the last chicane before the start-line straight whilst in the lead. All for naught, though, as Hakkinen took the title and Schumacher would miss a large portion of the season due to injury.
2000-2011. No Belgian Grand Prixs held in 2003 and 2006, and Schumacher was “retired” from 2007 to 2009.
More wins, more championships, and a couple of gaffs.