Grand Prix Gold: Malaysia 1999
AUTOSPORT relives the great races of the past. The inaugural Malaysian Grand Prix saw Michael Schumacher making an explosive return after his broken leg and ensuring that his title-chasing team-mate Eddie Irvine took victory.
The first ever Malaysian Grand Prix in 1999 saw Michael Schumacher return after a long lay-off with a broken leg and help his Ferrari team-mate Eddie Irvine to a victory that left the latter ideally placed to become Ferrari's first world champion in two decades.
But hours after the race, the stewards disqualified both Ferrari for barge board irregularities, handing Hakkinen the race win and the world championship.
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