Alex Bkk (@alex-bkk) 25th August 2017, 14:18. Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here. David (@davidjwest) 28th August 2020, 10:11. The move sealed the win for Hakkinen, which he collected three laps later, along with 10 precious championship points. He knew that the game is over with the chequered flag, not before it. @keithcollantine how strange, I was about to post almost exactly the same thing. He noted that he ‘kicked ass’ and Michael saw in the mirrors, how quickly Hakkinen was bearing down on him. Hakkinen passed his championship rival Michael Schumacher to win the race after the Ferrari driver had edged him towards the grass at one of the fastest places on the circuit a … Only guy to take it on prime Schumacher and win two from him.
This prompted the ten-novel decision to start the race behind the Safety Car, the organisers anxious to avoid a repeat of the carnage which occured two years earlier. “It was natural that I went to talk to him after the race,” said Hakkinen in an interview with Unibet. Hakkinen was not deterred, however, and as they hit the Kemmel straight next time around he tried again. Hakkinen grabbed his fourth win of the yearIt was an instantly iconic move, and a huge blow for Schumacher both in terms of the championship, and an on-track victory for a driver often considered less than a match for Schumacher’s formidable racecraft. © 2020 Collantine Media Ltd | About RaceFans. Hamilton masters tricky Algarve conditions to break Schumacher’s victories record, 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix championship points, Rate the race: 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix, Schumacher seals record-breaking 10th constructors championship for Ferrari, Strategic superiority clinches Schumacher’s first Ferrari title, After a tough start, Honda’s fourth F1 era continued their race-winning legacy, Mercedes are nearing a record of dominance which eluded F1’s greatest cars, Disaster for Hakkinen brings title within Schumacher’s grasp, Read more about Keith Collantine, find all their articles and get in touch with them, Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here, Become a RaceFans Supporter to hide this ad and others, https://www.formula1.com/en/video/2017/8/Classic_onboard__Hakkinen's_epic_pass_on_Schumacher.html?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&iid=b28fce8ff52243bfacfd0fd4d7f7d8f7&nid=244+277352456&refsrc=email&t=1&uid=425637901.
Mika Hakkinen has shed new light on his famous overtaking move which won him the 2000 Belgian Grand Prix. Always flat out, brake discs burning bright red.”, “When it comes to the fights on the track Michael sometimes used extreme defensive moves on the track. Robbie (@robbie) 25th August 2017, 16:27. : All currencies accepted. But Schumacher “didn’t praise” his rival, according to Hakkinen. Then, after you’ve read that, watch this on-board; pay attention to the throttle as Mika goes through Eau Rouge each time. verstappen (@verstappen) 25th August 2017, 21:25, I can’t find the quote but I thought Mika said they had a sigar afterwards and talked about it in schumi’s motor home- but this is probably about the talk they had when the photo was taken, Ashwin (@redbullf1) 25th August 2017, 15:03. Whereas, according to Symmonds, Hill intentionally driving slow parade laps with the intention of trying to make Schumacher’s engine overheat and blow up is an acceptable tactic (his especially slow parade laps at the British GP potentially being the reason why there were a high number of engine failures for other drivers in the opening few laps)? He never gave up, no matter what. so i guess he had a fan in his car so he only overheated other drivers engines and not his? The might venue itself was under something of a shadow, having been omitted from the provisional 2001 schedule due to the country’s hardline stance on tobacco advertising. Your email address will not be published. MSC always confirmed Mika as his hardest rival. How many F1 races will record-breaking Hamilton win? Clay Regazonni even said that Schumacher, by being overtaken that way, was not the same after his 1999 crash. On the morning of the race we were disappointed to discover our ‘Forza Minardi’ banner had been taken down (or washed away!). During the last laps he did extreme defensive moves. It was a huge attendance, I think, and definitely a special atmosphere. Schumacher ran well, albeit eight-tenths of a second adrift of Coulthard on Friday. Hakkinen was soon 10 seconds up the road from the Jordan. Hubert’s number 19 permanently retired by F2, Hubert’s crash could have happened to any of us – Latifi, Bottas doesn’t understand why he didn’t have the pace to beat Hamilton, Hamilton says he “could only have dreamed” of becoming F1’s most successful driver, Stroll handed three penalty points for Norris clash and violating track limits. Win Codemasters F1 2017 by making your Belgian GP predictions, Hamilton on top as rain halts second practice, Become a RaceFans Supporter and go ad-free, Bottas doesn’t understand why he didn’t have the pace to beat Hamilton, Hamilton says he “could only have dreamed” of becoming F1’s most successful driver, Stroll handed three penalty points for Norris clash and violating track limits. Unfortunately for him, Schumacher tried every trick in the book to keep the defending champion at bay. “along with 20 precious championship points” I thought that a win in the 2000 season was only worth 10 points? Its place was eventually reinstated for the following season, but the very fact it had ever been in doubt was a depressing indication of where F1’s priorities lay. He really is one of the top legends. By lap nine, with the track drying, the field began to pit for Bridgestone’s grooved dry-weather tyres. Hakkinen reaped the advantage of running four laps longer on his last few kilos of fuel before pitting. All comments are moderated. Recently, former F1 champion Mika Hakkinen spoke to the F1 Nation podcast. It really did rain on that Sunday morning, didn’t it? José Lopes da Silva 27th August 2020, 14:43. One reason for Schumacher’s early speed became clear as he pitted relatively early. Back in the pits after the race, Hakkinen let Schumacher know what he thought of his earlier Kemmel swerve in no uncertain terms. Although Spa was a long track, the straight was the only logical place. So, Hakkinen jinked to the other side of Zonta and killed two birds with one stone.
Its all about camera angle and vibration! But this race was also his highwater mark. In these incredibly difficult times, we at RaceFans need the support of our readers more than ever. Mika Hakkinen McLaren 44 1:28’14.494 2 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 44 +1.104 3 Ralf Schumacher Williams 44 +38.096 4 David Coulthard McLaren 44 +43.281 5 Jenson Button Williams 44 +49.914 6 Heinz-Harald Frentzen 44 That move will remain in history of sport, not just of F1. But halfway through the race he did leave a small gap between tyres. Mika Hakkinen has shed new light on his famous overtaking move which won him the 2000 Belgian Grand Prix.
He always drove on the limit. After a single lap the Safety Car released Hakkinen and the rest of the field. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Some media were questioning if Schumacher undisputed status since 1994 could be kept after that (at the time, winning championships still mattered a lot). Schumacher was seriously injured in a skiing accident at the end of 2013. Two legends. Shame Mika stopped so early. '”, “He didn’t say ‘sorry, I was too aggressive’. He just blitzed through in a much faster car, even benefitting from Zonta’s slipstream. Coulthard was only fifth, the McLaren driver frustrated as he felt he could have gone faster, while Ralf Schumacher completed the top six in the second Williams. ‘What did I do wrong? Hakkinen is not overrated 1 bit. The single most overrated overtaking manoever EVER. I’m sure that if it had been someone else against Michael front wings would have flown.”.
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