Bring Back V10s: Schumacher deprives Raikkonen in France
The 2002 French Grand Prix will forever be remembered as the day Michael Schumacher made history by equalling the great Juan Manuel Fangio’s then-record of five Formula 1 world championships.
But it so nearly went down in F1 folklore as the scene of Kimi Raikkonen’s maiden victory.
Gary Anderson and Mark Hughes join Glenn Freeman to recall their memories from being at Magny-Cours that weekend.
As well as hearing Gary’s first-hand insight from a dramatic weekend for Jordan – which included almost bringing back Heinz-Harald Frentzen as a last-minute stand-in one year on from him being fired by the team – we look back on the beginning of the end for Arrows, why Ferrari was so dominant in 2002, what made Williams so fast on Saturdays and so underwhelming on Sundays, how Jenson Button lost his Renault drive and ended up at BAR for 2003, and the controversy surrounding Schumacher’s pass for the win as Raikkonen slid wide on oil – which almost resulted in a McLaren protest after the race.
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July 22, 2021 at 08:42AM