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When Ecclestone threatened to strip Schumacher of his World Championship

Article To news overview © Ferrari Michael Schumacher was mathematically the 2001 World Champion when F1 visited Indianapolis for the United States Grand Prix, but the German's initial refusal to take part in the race made him the focus of F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone. The September 11 attacks on the United States were still fresh in everyone's minds, with F1 travelling to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix two weeks later. It was at this point that several drivers indicated they didn't want to travel to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the end of the month. Ralf Schumacher thought it was a joke to hold the event and had reservations about taking his family to the USA. He wasn't alone in...
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