British GP Ferrari race notes

Silverstone, 11th July Eddie Irvine: second at 1.829, 60 laps Michael Schumacher: accident, lap 1 Jean Todt "Michael Schumacher had an accident on the opening lap because of a problem with the rear brakes. We are investigating the cause.

Silverstone, 11th July

Eddie Irvine: second at 1.829, 60 laps Michael Schumacher: accident, lap 1

Jean Todt "Michael Schumacher had an accident on the opening lap because of a problem with the rear brakes. We are investigating the cause. Michael has broken the tibia and fibula of the right leg. He is currently undergoing an operation in Northampton General Hospital."

Eddie Irvine "I am sorry if my remarks in the press conference about Michael's accident were misunderstood, but I was unaware, until after the conferences that he had been injured. I wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back in the car as soon as possible. I got a good start. Then Michael came flying past me with the front brakes locked up. I was driving flat out every lap. In the morning we tried a different set-up to help the tyres, but it did not work and we oversteer all the time. Any chance I had of winning was lost because of my long first pit-stop. When I came down the pit lane, the McLaren crew were also out and this unsighted me. The result was that I over-shot my mark for the refuelling and that was the race gone."

Chassis: Schumacher 192, Irvine 191 Temperatures: air 23 C, track 40 C

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Michael Schumacher , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari , McLaren