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Verstappen's missed chance: What if Jos had replaced Hill?

Article To news overview © Getty Images/Red Bull Contentpool In the mid 1990s to early 2000s, Jos Verstappen was regarded as something of a 'comeback kid'. The young Dutch driver, having foundered at Benetton alongside Michael Schumacher, had driven for Simtek, Footwork, Tyrrell and Stewart but failed to make any sort of impression in the largely uncompetitive machinery. But Verstappen almost earned himself a lifeline in 1999. Jordan's 199 had proven to be something of revelation, winning the French Grand Prix in the hands of Heinz-Harald Frentzen at Magny-Cours. But Damon Hill, the 1996 World Champion, was in the final year of his career and struggled to unlock any form that season....
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