The Race That Was: Belgium 1998

The 1998 Belgian Grand Prix would go down as one of Formula 1’s most famous and dramatic races – and it certainly played into the hands of Team Silverstone!. After a topsy-turvy wet race, it was Jordan’s Damon Hill who took his 22nd career win at the age of 37, with second-placed Ralf Schumacher ensuring that Jordan took not only its first World Championship win but a memorable 1-2 as well. Hill would star in a to-and-fro qualifying battle with Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher, with the Jordan man coming out on top for P3. With just 19 laps left to go, Hill was into the lead, but Ralf was pressuring him constantly and there were plenty of nerves on the pitwall. If we race, if we two race, we could end up with nothing so it’s up to [team boss] Eddie [Jordan].”.

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