About Formula One
Formula One, often referred to as F1 and Formula 1, is a form of open wheeled auto racing that began in 1950. Races, usually known as Grand Prix take place all around the world on purpose built circuits as well as temporary street circuits.
Many of the world's top car manufacturers compete in F1. The new cars are capable of speeds up to 225 mph, are turbo-charged, and rev to up to 15000RPM.
The 2010 season received a global audience of 527 million people. Around 100,000 people attend each Grand Prix in person.
A Formula One race is typically 305 km in length (190 miles) and lasts around one and a half hours.
For more information see Formula One.
Michael Schumacher's 1991 season was his first in Formula One. Driving in the last six races, he scored four points and was classified in fourteenth place in that season's championship.
Making his début aged 22 at the Belgian Grand Prix for Jordan-Ford Cosworth, replacing a jailed Bertrand Gachot, he outperformed veteran Andrea de Cesaris to qualify seventh ahead of his teammate before retiring on the first lap with clutch failure.
A controversial move to Benetton followed. Schumacher, signing a contract to the end of 1995, replaced Roberto Moreno at the Anglo-Italian team and partnered three-time World Champion Nelson Piquet. Moreno took Schumacher's seat at Jordan.
Schumacher's talent shone through, immediately outperforming the aging Piquet to score a strong fifth place at the Italian Grand Prix, which was followed by a sixth place at the next race in Portugal. In Spain, Schumacher qualified fifth and scored a point with sixth.
Schumacher did not score in the final two races of the season, having an engine failure in Japan and spinning in the rain-shortened Australian Grand Prix.
Read more about Michael Schumacher's 1991 season
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