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Michael sSchumacher became a great F1 driver, but to get to fulfill that dream that I had as a child, had to resort to deception, ‘white lies’ as some would say; which, as time passed, became a fun anecdote.
Eddie Jordan revealed how it was that he gave Schumacher the opportunity to reach Formula 1.
Willy Webber had managed to convince Jordan to give the opportunity to that 22-year-old named Michael, who had won Macau and Formula 3 in Germany.
And is that Bertrand Gachot, a team Jordan driver, was sentenced to two years in prison for spraying a taxi driver with tear gas, so the replacement was sought for the Belgian Grand Prix in 1991.
The team leader wanted to know if the pilot knew Spa-Francorchamps, the circuit where it would be released.
Webber, manager de Schumacher, Jordan was assured that he knew that circuit from the race, since he lived in the area; however, this was a lie.
“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 pilot something like that, you don’t mean if he has been there as a tourist. You ask him if he’s been a pilot, racing, “Jordan told the BBC.
“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.”
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