Belgian GP: Why Spa 1998 remains one of the most remarkable F1 races ever

Jordan’s Ralf Schumacher was right in the middle of it all – but he was extremely lucky. But the start of the race is not what sticks in Benson’s mind. Most of it involves Michael Schumacher in one way or another,” said the BBC’s chief F1 writer. On the downhill straight to the 150mph Pouhon corner, Coulthard, on the racing line, backed off to let Schumacher by. “Everyone who knows Coulthard knows that’s a nonsense, but Schumacher three-wheeled his car back to the pits, stormed out of it, and raced off down to confront his rival in the McLaren pit. Team boss Eddie Jordan agreed and insisted that Ralf Schumacher, who was leaving the team at the end of the season, could not overtake Hill.

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