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.

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