Michael Schumacher has become one of the formula 1 legends by achieving the record of more championships in the big top motoringwhich today shares
Michael Schumacher has become one of the formula 1 legends by achieving the record of more championships in the big top motoringwhich today shares with Lewis Hamilton. However, a Colombian was able to fight hand to hand against the German pilot.
Is about John Paul Montoyawho starred in great battles aboard a Williams-BMW when “Schumi” enjoyed his glory years with the Scuderia Ferrari. In Antena 2 we review those great duels between Montoya and Schumacher.
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2001 Brazilian Grand Prix
The first great duel between the two was lived in the 2001 Brazilian Grand Prix; Montoya debuted in the category, while Schumacher already held two titles won with the Benetton team (1994 and 1995). It was in the interlagos circuit where the Bogotano achieved one of the best passes in the history of Formula 1.
The German left in the ‘pole position’ of the career. However, at the beginning of the second round he already had Montoya on top of him, who started from fourth position. After leaving the main straight, the Colombian took advantage of the famous S curve (named after Ayrton Senna) to win the rope and stay in first place of the career.
Despite the maneuver, Montoya had to abandon the race on lap 38 due to a collisionbut without a doubt that ‘claw’ went down in history.
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