The foundations for Benetton's remarkable 1994 season were laid three years earlier. The team was in competitive limbo when Tom Walkinshaw came on board to manage the engineering side, alongside commercial boss Flavio Briatore.
The Scot brought in his Jaguar sportscar technical director Ross Brawn, and subsequently headhunted Michael Schumacher after the German's debut for Jordan at Spa.
Through 1992-93 Schumacher and Benetton began to develop into a serious force, although Williams remained dominant. The 1994 rules then presented a reset for everyone, as they brought the end of driver aids such as traction control.