Spa, Belgium 30.08.92 Car Benetton B192 Grid 3rd
Podium Nigel Mansell, Riccardo Patrese A year on from his F1 debut, Schumacher won the Belgian GP thanks to a tactical masterstroke. As rain fell in the early laps, he quickly switched to wets. Later in the race, a dry line emerged and with worn tyres he skated off the road. This allowed his Benetton team-mate Martin Brundle to get past – but as he did, Schumacher noticed his blistered rear tyres. Michael duly chose to pit for slicks, and when the rest of the field stopped, Schumacher led from Nigel Mansell. A decisive call from the inexperienced youngster secured him the first of 91 wins.