Michael Schumacher, more than any other modern driver is synonymous with Spa-Francorchamps.
Schumacher was a replacement driver for the imprisoned Gachot © LAT
But since then the seven-time world champion has owned Spa. Until his retirement in 2006, 12 races heralded 10 finishes and in none of them did he place lower than second. He won six times - a record - and scored his maiden grand prix victory on only his second visit to the track.
Of the two races he was not classified in during that period, the first in 1994, he actually won on the road before being disqualified for shaving the plank too thin when spinning over a kerb. The other occasion was in 1998, when he crashed into David Coulthard in heavy rain, before storming down to the McLaren pit intent on venting fury.
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