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Schumacher almost wasn't signed, reveals Briatore

Former Benetton chief Flavio Briatore says nobody at the team was convinced Michael Schumacher was worth signing before he brought him to the squad. Schumacher joined Benetton after debuting in F1 with Jordan and won two world titles with the team in 1994 and 1995 before moving to Ferrari. Having impressed in qualifying on his F1 debut at Spa in 1991, Schumacher won his maiden grand prix back in Belgium a year later, having switched to Benetton. Schumacher won 19 of Benetton's 27 grand prix victories as his union with the likes of Ross Brawn and Rory Byrne brought success to the Enstone team before all three moved on to even greater success at Maranello. The German great was signed on the...
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