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1994 Belgian Grand Prix

Grand Prix de Belgique

Sunday, August 28, 1994
Round:
11
Weather:
Warm, dry and cloudy
Laps:
44
Fastest Lap:
Hill, 1m57.117
Country:
Belgium
1994 season:
Report

As thick as a plank

Schumacher was beaten to pole position by a combination of the weather and Rubens Barrichello, but on race day he was in a class of his own... Until they measured his skidblock.

There were two Belgian Grands Prix this year.

In the first, Michael Schumacher simply blasted into what on race day was a wide blue yonder, to beat arch-rival and pre-race favourite Damon Hill by a comfortable 13.6s.

The second race was witnessed by few and took place in parc ferme, where instead of green lights it was initiated by FIA Technical delegate Charlie Whiting wielding a pair of vernier calipers with which he measured the skidblock, or 'plank' on the underside of Schumacher's Benetton-Ford.

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