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How close was Michael Schumacher to joining McLaren?

Article To news overview © Ferrari Former Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Vice President Norbert Haug has revealed that secret talks were held with Michael Schumacher to try and bring the German to McLaren, though the move never materialised. Schumacher made his name in the Mercedes junior racing programme before getting his F1 chance with Jordan in 1991. After that the German found success with Benetton and Ferrari, ending the Scuderia's 21-year title drought in 2000. Although Schumacher is best remembered for his time with Ferrari, Haug revealed there was an attempt to bring him to McLaren prior to his run of championships with the Italian outfit. "I knew Michael from when he was a...
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