As Michael Schumacher celebrates his 48th birthday on this date, let’s look back at the top 10 cars the most successful Formula One driver in history raced during his illustrious career. The order might be chronological but the selection remains subjective.
Jordan 191 - 1991
Michael Schumacher was a fresh-faced 22-year-old when he received a late call-up from Jordan to replace Bertrand Gachot in the nimble, albeit modest, 191 for the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix.
Although the German had no prior knowledge of the daunting Spa-Francorchamps circuit, let alone in a Formula One car, Schumacher stunned the paddock by qualifying seventh, four spots ahead of his more experienced team-mate Andrea de Cesaris.
Schumacher’s maiden Grand Prix would only last a few meters as he retired with clutch issues on the opening lap, but he undeniably left a mark, so much in fact that he would join Benetton after that single race with Jordan.