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It happened on November 13th: Michael Schumacher wins first F1 title

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Josée Paquet
Michael Schumacher won his first Formula 1 championship on November 13th, 1994. The Benetton driver was leading Damon Hill by a tiny point in the standings before the final race of the season in Australia. Both got involved in an incident during the 35th lap and had to retire, so Schumacher ended up securing the title.

F1 Michael Schumacher 1994
Michael Schumacher, F1 world champion 1994, with Benetton. (Photo: WRi2)

After winning the 1995 drivers' championship as well, Schumacher joined Ferrari in 1996. He went on to earn five consecutive titles from 2000-2004.

His seven F1 championships and 91 victories are records that still stand.

Schumacher officially retired in 2012.

Source: Wikipedia

Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
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