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Michael Schumacher: We rank all 20 of his F1 cars

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As part of Autosport’s celebration of Michael Schumacher’s career on his 50th birthday, we attempted to rank all 20 of his Formula 1 cars.

Autosport Editors Kevin Turner and Glenn Freeman and Grand Prix Editor Edd Straw engaged in a lively debate in which the criteria was left deliberately open.

Does a dominant car such as the Ferrari F2004 outweigh one of the underdog Benetton – or even Jordan – designs that were so important to Schumacher’s early career? Should the terrible 1996 Ferrari move up the list because of the miracles Schumacher worked in it and the fact it kickstarted his Ferrari era?

Find out our final ranking in the video below:

Autosport and the whole Motorsport Network are running a host of features to mark Schumacher’s achievements, and this week’s episode of the Autosport Podcast focuses on the seven-time champion’s early years in F1.

Schumacher’s Benetton engineer Pat Symonds joins us to recount his rise and first two titles, and there’s also insight on Schumacher’s F1 debut at the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix from Gary Anderson – who was technical director at Jordan at the time.

Our other Schumacher celebration content includes a spectacular Motorsport Images gallery offering new insight on some of his most famous moments, a countdown of his top 10 grand prix wins and a unique guided tour of the Michael Schumacher Collection of cars and artefacts with his former Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo.

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