The rise of Schumacher and Benetton

The rise of Schumacher and Benetton

After years of Williams domination, Benetton and Michael Schumacher broke through in 1994, but it was a success taken amid controversy. ADAM COOPER looks back

The foundations for Benetton's remarkable 1994 season were laid three years earlier. The team was in competitive limbo when Tom Walkinshaw came on board to manage the engineering side, alongside commercial boss Flavio Briatore.

The Scot brought in his Jaguar sportscar technical director Ross Brawn, and subsequently headhunted Michael Schumacher after the German's debut for Jordan at Spa.

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