Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Home Formula 1 Schumacher tricked me into making my Formula 1 debut

Schumacher tricked me into making my Formula 1 debut

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
WhatsApp
Linkedin
ReddIt
Tumblr
Telegram
Mix
VK
Digg
LINE
Naver


When the equator of the 1991 Formula 1 season had already passed (10 races out of 16 had elapsed), the Gran Circo faced the Belgian Grand Prix, at the end of August.

Bertrand Gachot, a Belgian team Jordan rider, was sentenced to two years in jail after spraying a taxi driver with tear gas in an altercation the previous year, and the team had to find a replacement.

Eddie Jordan revealed many years later that Willy Webber he had persistently persuaded him that he had to give a 22-year-old named Michael Schumacher, a Macau and German F3 winner, a chance. Even resorting to lies.

The team boss wanted to know if the pilot knew Spa-Francorchamps, the circuit where it would be released. Webber, Schumacher’s manager, assured him that his pupil was fully used to the track, since he lived nearby. But no, he didn’t live in the area, nor did he know it.

And Schumacher himself played with words to, without giving false information, not revealing the whole truth. This is how Eddie Jordan reminded the BBC laughing: “He cheated on me, and blatantly.”

“Before the race, I asked him if he had been to the Spa circuit before. And when you ask a driver something like that, you don’t mean if he has been there as a tourist. You ask him if he has been as a driver, competing.”

“He, as a driver, did not know the track. He went to Spa with his father when he was still karting, but he had never driven on that circuit.”

Also read:

When reality was discovered, Michael sSchumacher He had already surprised the world with a seventh position in the rankings. The race was much more unfortunate, and the one who would later become the most successful rider in history could not even complete a lap due to clutch problems.

However, Eddie Jordan admits the great impression that Schumacher left from the beginning, and more considering that it was a circuit that he really did not know: “That makes his achievements that weekend even more significant.”

The one in Belgium was Schumacher’s only race with Jordan, and from the next in Italy the German went on to Benetton, with whom he would later become two-time champion. In fact, that signing generated controversy, although Flavio Briatore explained the intrahistory of a curious movement that you can read below.

Also read:

GALLERY: Michael Schumacher’s debut with Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan 191

1/20

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

2/20

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

3/20

Photo by: LAT Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

4/20

Photo by: LAT Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan 191 Ford

Michael Schumacher, Jordan 191 Ford

5/20

Photo de: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

6/20

Photo de: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

7/20

Photo de: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

8/20

Photo de: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

9/20

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

10/20

Photo by: LAT Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan 191 Ford

Michael Schumacher, Jordan 191 Ford

11/20

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan 191 Ford

Michael Schumacher, Jordan 191 Ford

12/20

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

13/20

Photo de: Rainer W. Schlegelmilch

Michael Schumacher, Jordan y Andy Stevenson

Michael Schumacher, Jordan y Andy Stevenson

14/20

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

15/20

Photo by: LAT Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

16/20

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

17/20

Photo by: LAT Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan 191

Michael Schumacher, Jordan 191

18/20

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

Michael Schumacher con Eddie Jordan

Michael Schumacher con Eddie Jordan

19/20

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

Michael Schumacher, Jordan

20/20

Photo by: Sutton Motorsport Images

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
WhatsApp
Linkedin
ReddIt
Tumblr
Telegram
Mix
VK
Digg
LINE
Naver

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments