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How Michael Schumacher changed F1 forever

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How Michael Schumacher changed F1 forever
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Dec 7, 2018, 12:58 PM

Michael Schumacher broke the mould in terms of what it meant to be a Formula 1 driver - and while he's no longer competing, his legacy lives on in a whole new generation of thoroughly modern racers.

The resigned slump of their shoulders said it all.

The way a driver had to apply himself to racing in Formula 1 had changed forever - and they knew it. The podium at the 1992 Belgian Grand Prix heralded the revolution.

Nigel Mansell, then 39, and his Williams teammate Riccardo Patrese, 38, looked weary. Standing between them was a sprightly, ebullient Michael Schumacher, 15 years their junior, who had just taken his first grand prix victory to establish himself as the new heir to the Formula 1 throne.

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