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Michael Schumacher's 1992 was his second season in Formula One.

The season provided Schumacher with his first win at the 1992 Belgian Grand Prix, the same Grand Prix that he had made his debut one year earlier.

Pre-SeasonEdit

After the conclusion of the 1991 Formula One Season, Schumacher had been tipped as a potential future World Champion after his enormously succesful debut the previous season. Schumacher in his first race at the Jordan team had outpaced his teammate the highly experienced Andrea de Cesaris throughout the weekend. When he made his debut with Benetton the following weekend at Italy, he was able to significantly outpace his new teammate and three time World Champion Nelson Piquet for the rest of the season. Schumacher nearly came close to securing his first F1 Podium in his fourth race at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Moving ahead into 1992, Schumacher would undertake his first full season in Formula One. After outpacing Nelson Piquet significantly throughout 1991, Piquet was dropped by the Benetton Management in favour of British Driver Martin Brundle. Brundle was a mature driver entering his eighth season in Formula One, he had always held a reputation as a strong driver in F1 but had never been able to get a competitive drive. Like Schumacher, Brundle saw 1992 as his grand opportunity to prove his talent in Formula One.

With a very strong driver line-up, Benetton had been considered potential championship contenders who could rival McLaren and Williams for the 1992 title. The team however saw an early setback when it was confirmed that the team would use the 1991 chassis, the Benetton B191 for the first three races before the B192 would be released for the Spanish Grand Prix.


South African Grand PrixEdit

Main article: 1992 South African Grand Prix

In qualifying, Schumacher qualified on the third row of the grid in 6th place, 2 seconds behind polesitter Nigel Mansell.

In the race, Schumacher got ahead of McLaren's Gerhard Berger in the start. Schumacher eventually went to finish the race in 4th, which is a largely quiet race for the German.

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