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On Board With A Young Michael Schumacher At The 1991 Spanish Grand Prix

Michael Schumacher owns just about all the important records in Formula 1. Among which include the most wins and championships of all time. He is a legend, but even legends have to start somewhere. In 1991 Schumacher was just a 22 year old rookie. In only his 4th race he showed that he was indeed a force to be reckoned with. The site was Circuit de Catalunya. Catalunya was new to the F1 calendar, replacing Jarez as the site for the Spanish Grand Prix. At the start of the race in slick conditions Schumacher passed the likes of Nigel Mansel and Ayrton Senna. We didn’t know it but we were witnessing the birth of a legend.


About Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.

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