Michael Schumacher – The first F1 race in Stavelot

The 1991 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on 25 August 1991. It was the eleventh round of the 1991 Formula One World Championship.

The Jordan team dominated the headlines leading up to the Belgian Grand Prix. Driver Bertrand Gachot was serving a two month prison sentence in an English jail as a result of an altercation with a London taxi driver. Team owner Eddie Jordan replaced him with young German driver Michael Schumacher.

Spa-Francorchamps , the site of debut race of the future World Champion Michael Schumacher / Image source / Discover the circuit here

Schumacher made his Formula One debut with the Jordan-Ford team at the Belgian Grand Prix, driving car number 32. German driver qualified eighth, behind Ayrton Senna, Riccardo Patrese, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Gerhard Berger, Jean Alesi and Nelson Piquet. Patrese’s time was disallowed when the scrutineers found his reverse gear wasn’t working, which promoted Schumacher to seventh.

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