home icon / Race and classic pictures / Eddie Irvine steps out of Schumacher's shadow

Eddie Irvine steps out of Schumacher's shadow

On this day in 1999, Eddie Irvine won the Australian Grand Prix, his first win for Ferrari. Irvine's luck that day was two-fold however. Scuderia leader Michael Schumacher had to start from the back of the grid while both McLarens ahead of him retired, gifting the Irishman his very first F1 triumph.