Practically every time Michael Schumacher leaves the pits, it means a rewrite of the record books is necessary, but this weekend the German passed some notable milestones as he makes a championship charge that seemed unlikely just a few weeks ago.
As was widely reported in advance, victory at Magny-Cours meant Schumacher was the first driver to win at the same track on eight different occasions.
Michael Schumacher (Benetton-Ford B194) leads Damon Hill (Williams-Renault FW16) to his first French Grand Prix victory in 1994 © LAT
He already took the record of most wins of the same Grand Prix when he won his seventh Canadian Grand Prix in 2004, matching that tally in the French Grand Prix the same season and repeating the feat earlier this season at Imola.
The only other man to win as many as six races in one place is Ayrton Senna, who (still) holds the Monaco GP record. By contrast, no other active driver has won more than twice on any circuit, although Jacques Villeneuve has the curious distinction of winning on the same track twice in different events (the 1996 European GP and 1997 Luxembourg GP, both at the Nurburgring).