How a fight led to Michael Schumacher’s debut

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Michael Schumacher is one of the greatest drivers to have ever raced in Formula 1. However, the story of how Schumi got his debut in the topflight of world motor racing came about after a confrontation that saw a Formula 1 driver put behind bars.
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  • Lol Bantu Holomisa does not approve of this message

    Benjamin PhiriBenjamin Phiri3 päivää sitten
  • if he were to win, would they just play ode to joy?

    Tobias PellondouTobias Pellondou7 päivää sitten
  • Don't worry he drove number 7 in 2011 and 2012 his last 2 seasons in F1.

    Samet ÖzkanSamet Özkan8 päivää sitten
  • Michael Schumacher Benetton 1994-1995 Ferrari 2000-2004

    louielouie95louielouie9513 päivää sitten
  • Say Southwark again

    gurrrngurrrnUukausi sitten
  • this is not the first time im hearing about a fight between an angry frenchman and an englishman right? oh sorry that one was a fight over engines,

    Alok LokhandeAlok LokhandeUukausi sitten
  • I never knew thing about F1 as a kid and even I knew off schumi, he's a household name for sure.

    Wind of changeWind of changeUukausi sitten
  • Great vid! Still waiting on the Rosset video 🤣

    Michael VerdelisMichael VerdelisUukausi sitten
  • Gachot is also the owner of Hype Energy and a former Le Mans Winner

    Mohit GouthiMohit GouthiUukausi sitten
  • Only South African can relate to the fish metaphor

    Jonathan HaywardJonathan HaywardUukausi sitten
  • And the story is even more complicated as Zanardi explained in a recent Beyond the Grid episode as how Moreno after being fired from Benetton got the Jordan seat for two races, and Zanardi only for the last two, albeit he was waiting to race in Italy for either of those two teams who were fighting for Schumacher and himself too.

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  • G.O.A.T. Michael Schumacher

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  • Josh, you do know that the background music is from the sims? Irritates the hell outta me, shame cuz I like ur vids a lot

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  • Now gotta thank a cab driver

    Liam HornLiam HornUukausi sitten
  • Imagine being that cab driver and knowing this man is now a legend because of you

    Daniel SouzaDaniel SouzaUukausi sitten
  • Love the story ! Great stuff. It’s these antidotes the Sky Guys need to enlighten the viewers with instead of the tribble they spew now. I’m hooked - subscribed .... more please!

    dgretleindgretleinUukausi sitten
  • If Gachot was never jailed, Schuey would still have raced in F1. Likely Sauber's debut season in 1993 (as he raced their sportscars), unless Bernie wanted a rapid German fast-tracked. So still probably would have won titles - as the early Saubers were about as good as the Jordan 191 pace-wise and his talents would have shone - but maybe not as many.

    terminateshereterminateshereUukausi sitten
  • There are worst ways to lose your seat.

    Maximum BlueMaximum BlueUukausi sitten
  • Weird for Gachot to have retaliated first when he identifies as a habitual surrenderer.

    Matt TeeeMatt TeeeUukausi sitten
  • If i met you irl we would be friens. just sayin. great work as always m8.

    George K.George K.Uukausi sitten
  • I used to call them Merdeces, now I'll call them Mercedes Bins, thanks for the idea!

    Олег КувшиновОлег КувшиновUukausi sitten
  • 5:30

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  • "Suthock".... not Southwalk ;)

    TheBizzehTheBizzehUukausi sitten
  • Why are all my irish compatriots in f1 called eddie...

    Daniel Ricciardo's MemesDaniel Ricciardo's MemesUukausi sitten
  • The Belgian stock market guru looks like the Rich Energy guy. Coincidence? I think not!

    SuperGenericUserSuperGenericUserUukausi sitten
  • What's up with the KSP background music at the start??? - lol

    Felix HinzeFelix HinzeUukausi sitten
  • Thank you for 7Up, thank you for the London meetup, thank you cab driver, thank you for the trial, thank you for Mercedes, and thank you for f1. King Schumacher is King.

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  • Funny Mercedes have a hand in this too. All the best things they will have a hand in.

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  • that fight led him to crash his opponents twice, one succeeded to win the championship.

    Ed FongEd FongUukausi sitten
  • Michael Schumacher, the Red Baron, was one of my favorite driver ever... Even if his blood was hot.

    David Tous.David Tous.Uukausi sitten
  • I still remember this eternal legend, michael schumacher.

    Damar FadlanDamar FadlanUukausi sitten
  • I watched the news thing live lol

    Lwazi MthalaneLwazi MthalaneUukausi sitten

    Juan Sebastian Rossiasco G.Juan Sebastian Rossiasco G.Uukausi sitten
  • Please do a vid on Tatiana Calderon. Thank you!

    Chrysafis StamoudisChrysafis StamoudisUukausi sitten

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  • Southwark - pronounced 'suh-thuk' with a soft th

    borandiUKborandiUKUukausi sitten
  • so... schumi was a pay driver originally

    Rhphoenix5 5Rhphoenix5 5Uukausi sitten
  • A : Bro, where are you from? Gachot : Europe A : Yeah, I mean what country? Gachot : E U R O P E A : Well ok then

    Kalifa FawwaziKalifa FawwaziUukausi sitten
  • When you realize vettel would be driving a car that give Schumacher his winning debut

    Yehezkiel RickjoynerYehezkiel RickjoynerUukausi sitten
  • Josh ... the 191 was far better than a "decent" car. It was an incredible car. It worked right out of the box.

    sledger2003sledger2003Uukausi sitten
  • Luxembourg mentionned in your video. I am happy now :D

    Florentin MayonFlorentin MayonUukausi sitten
    • TheLindo98 there is Pereira as well in the Porsche Supercup!

      Florentin MayonFlorentin MayonUukausi sitten
    • I personally consider Gachot Luxembourgish above all. Shame there aren't too many of you kicking around in motorsport these days, although Olivier Grotz could pull off the European Ferrari Challenge Pro-Am title this year with a bit of luck.

      TheLindo98TheLindo98Uukausi sitten
  • Will you ever do a Roberto Moreno story?

    Zachary TanZachary TanUukausi sitten
  • Thanks for doing this without ads. That's becoming a rare thing on FIworld.

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  • I know its trivially but its a London Taxi driver, a cab driver is a private hire taxi called a minicab in the UK.

    Jaye O'FarrellJaye O'FarrellUukausi sitten
  • The only good thing that Mercedes has done is get Schumacher into the sport

    Sindhu SojanSindhu SojanUukausi sitten

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  • Lets all be thankful for that London Cab driver who crashed into Gachot, for without him, we wouldn't have met a Schumi

    Solstice KilleningstonSolstice KilleningstonUukausi sitten
  • Butterfly effect for gachot..

    Genta SepriandiGenta SepriandiUukausi sitten
  • Cab driver! Seriously

    NMNMUukausi sitten
  • do what happened to rio haryanto

    Putra Hadiyanto NugrohoPutra Hadiyanto NugrohoUukausi sitten
  • Gratz on 100k josh, just a vid idea, you could make a wtf happened to f1 drivers that has a short time on f1 like nasr, sirotkin, haryanto etc

    m Daffa M dmm Daffa M dmUukausi sitten
  • Dutch racing driver Cor Euser once said in an interview that he had an agreement with Jordan to race in Spa, but when Schumacher came, Eddie Jordan backed out of the deal. He did pay the money back which Euser already paid for the drive and some extra money for breaking a contract.

    Jurgen KnepperJurgen KnepperUukausi sitten
  • This dude's voice is like milk

    Priyanuj BordoloiPriyanuj BordoloiUukausi sitten
  • The manager's name was WILLIE WHIPPER?! BWAHAHAHA!

    NASCAR N WrasslinNASCAR N WrasslinUukausi sitten
  • I like your storytelling but, as Aidan Millward can attest to, be careful on what content you use.

    snappy452snappy452Uukausi sitten
  • if gachot did not get in the fight who knows? maybe he might have been the 7 time world champion and not schumacher

    The Ferrari Guru34The Ferrari Guru34Uukausi sitten
  • Congrats on getting 100K subscribers, Josh! P.S., it would be awesome if you could do a video on the "almost" F1 champions like Montoya, Herbert, Barrichello...

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  • Once again top work mate Bravo keep it up

    Joshua ChandraJoshua ChandraUukausi sitten
  • Michael would probably have debuted with Sauber Mercedes in 1993 as he had been driving for Sauber Mercedes in GT racing anyway. God only knows how it would have changed his trajectory but I suspect his first titles might have come slightly later at least. He might even have ended up in Mclaren in 1995 when Ron Dennis somehow talked Mercedes in to abandoning what had essentially been their works team before then. Now think about Schuey and Mika as Mclaren team-mates in '98, '99 and '00 carving up the sport between like Senna and Prost had done a decade prior. Pretty entertaining thought honestly. Hell, if we want to go really far that might have lead to Brundle winning the '92 Belgian grand prix and him getting the nod for the '93 Williams seat ahead of Damon Hill. Who knew Gachot was such a pivot point for F1 history?

    Elizabeth SterlingElizabeth SterlingUukausi sitten
  • Good job Josh for hitting 100k and the old outro is back

    Just A NameJust A NameUukausi sitten
  • Overrated.

    Matthew TrivettMatthew TrivettUukausi sitten
    • Should be overrated for his 7 titles

      Scar SamScar SamUukausi sitten
  • Englishman here. Southwark Crown Court. The name Southwark is pronounced SUTH-ARK. Just to clarify LOL.

    The White WolfThe White WolfUukausi sitten
  • 4:56 potential meme template here. i has told that the f1 driver punched a cab driver its from a certain f1 channel.

    Luke Daniel GalonLuke Daniel GalonUukausi sitten
  • If you ever want some minor humor, read the 1997 JGTC archive from round 3 on with any interview with the #510 Supra, it's just Gachot and Paul Belmondo complaining about their 1996 spec car and it's hilarious

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  • Funny for a kiwi

    Andrew ParkerAndrew ParkerUukausi sitten
  • Definitely agree, that 7UP and Tictac livery was great.

    Audy BharksuwanaAudy BharksuwanaUukausi sitten
  • I'm glad the video's end sequence is like the one on your previous videos! No disrespect to Ward, but it was a much cooler way to end your videos mate!

    CarBastardCarBastardUukausi sitten
  • Funnily enough Gachot after leaving F1 became the head of Hype Energy Drinks, who would later sponsor the Racing Point which formerly was known as Jordan the same team he was kicked out of.

    Kwame Bamfo-QuaicoeKwame Bamfo-QuaicoeUukausi sitten
  • You should do WTF happened to Markus Winkelhock

    Greg WattsGreg WattsUukausi sitten
  • A can of CS gas gave Michael Schumacher 7 F1 titles.

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  • Loving the vids josh❤️❤️

    Trouble 029Trouble 029Uukausi sitten
  • Hahaha! Loved the Bantu Holomisa insert

    Golf Is My GameGolf Is My GameUukausi sitten
  • That story is why I really don't get all the people who gave/give Mick a hard time and judging him that harshly. They all seem to forget that his father wasn't a well known prodigy. His junior result weren't that impressive, and he only got the drive because of this freaky coincidence and because his manager LIED to Jordan about his experience at Spa. One of the most unlikely ways to get into F1 ended in producing one of the all time greats of the sport. In the end a driver can only be judged AFTER he's doing proper racing in a F1 car and his father is the best proof of exactly that.

    David PapeDavid PapeUukausi sitten
  • 0:41 your "Ayrton" Senna is spot-on 👍

    Fernando FernandesFernando FernandesUukausi sitten
  • So basically Schumacher is a paydriver 🤷‍♂️

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  • Gachot was actually properly good but those days money paid your seat probably even more than now. Did become a succesfull businessman after his career

    Bert DemeulemeesterBert DemeulemeesterUukausi sitten
    • Beside the fact that Gachot won the 24H of Le Mans with Mazda in 1991.

      Dorientje WollerDorientje WollerUukausi sitten
  • now I wanna know what you give to the man after you teach him to fish

    aleralerUukausi sitten
    • you give him the fish and he learns for a life- ah no no

      Eric ShiraEric ShiraUukausi sitten
  • 7up car livery, P7 in his firs quali session, 7 world championships. One of my heroes. I hope he is okay and can at least communicate in some way with his family.

    Hallison MichelHallison MichelUukausi sitten
  • hey can you do wtf happened to Axcil Jefferies

    Jabulani SimangoJabulani SimangoUukausi sitten
  • "South-wark..." Aaargh, its pronounced Suth-ark...

    paul04041988paul04041988Uukausi sitten
    • @Infidellic In Serbian, everything is pronounced the way its spelled, it's great. Every letter has a sound and that sound never changes. So there's no way you can spell a word wrong as long as you know your alphabet.

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    • @Bennis Fixy fair point, I hadn't thought those examples through

      InfidellicInfidellicUukausi sitten
    • @Infidellic Cologne isn't a good example. In German (I'm a native speaker) it's spelled Köln and pronounced exactly like the letters it's made up of would lead you to believe. Even the French city, Reims, is pronounced exactly like a French speaker would expect, native or not. But Southwark is not, that was my whole point

      Bennis FixyBennis FixyUukausi sitten
    • @Bennis Fixy English (NB I'm a native speaker) is full of this s*** though: knife, tear (eye water) vs tear (rip), etc. Hardly unique to place names. All languages have their problems with this: Reims (France), Cologne (Germany), spring to mind.

      InfidellicInfidellicUukausi sitten
    • If you want people to pronounce it Suthark, then spell it that way. Words should be pronounced like they're spelled, otherwise what's the point of spelling it right anyhow?

      Bennis FixyBennis FixyUukausi sitten
  • Was anyone else distracted by the Kerbal Space Program music in the intro?

    NarmatoniaNarmatoniaUukausi sitten
  • Could you do a WTF Happened to Christijan Albers? Absolute loving the channel dude, congrats on the 100K!

    Kareem VianenKareem VianenUukausi sitten
  • Apparently deletraz was having issues with oil or petrol surge, the reason why he was moving the car like that in the race.

    Edward OsmanEdward OsmanUukausi sitten
  • WTF Happened to Pedro Diniz, the Lance Stroll of the 90s

    Romax 24245Romax 24245Uukausi sitten
    • @Romax 24245 I see where you're coming from now. I was about to say, Stroll's done way too well to be compared to Diniz from a talent standpoint.

      NASCAR N WrasslinNASCAR N WrasslinUukausi sitten
    • NASCAR N Wrasslin This is only in terms of financial backing.

      Romax 24245Romax 24245Uukausi sitten
    • Dude, Stroll is way better than Diniz ever was.

      NASCAR N WrasslinNASCAR N WrasslinUukausi sitten
  • I will always think of Michael Schumacher as that guy who wasn't The Stig on Top Gear that time.

    Matthew RobareMatthew RobareUukausi sitten
  • F to the 91 wins record this year

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  • Can you do who is mazepin next?

    TheZefBoiTheZefBoiUukausi sitten
  • Instead of 'Manus' you can also write 'Kontol'. It's just as fitting!

    Manoah van der wolfManoah van der wolfUukausi sitten
  • Could You Do #WTFHappenedTo Enrique Bernold?

    louielouie95louielouie95Uukausi sitten
  • You said “fly” hella weird

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  • Many Irish Rally Crew Use The European Flag During British Rallies

    louielouie95louielouie95Uukausi sitten
  • Another cracking video.

    Cammie RacingCammie RacingUukausi sitten
  • Wtf happened to Onyx f1, EuroBrun f1, FIRST f1, Life Racing f1, Scuderia Italia, Arrows

    slick_speed Entertainmentslick_speed EntertainmentUukausi sitten
  • Crashing before he even got into the car. What the hell does that mean?

    Mr. IssuMr. IssuUukausi sitten
  • Gachot's son Louis did a few stints in the German and Italian F4 championships.

    Jack MonaghanJack MonaghanUukausi sitten
  • 0:06 Many people who dont know much about F1 have heard the name Michael Schumacher. I have seen this time and time again.

    Barison DudeBarison DudeUukausi sitten
  • Wasnt Gachot Belgian ?

    Dimitris QwertyDimitris QwertyUukausi sitten
  • De late 90's.Can understand coincidence of those era.Remember a friend telling his father scooter mercedez and some year later a ordinary labour's cycle as mercedez.Just heard a truck horn here at late 12:50 a.m in city.Someone unknown use to steal my cycle at late night like a ghost.

    Karan MadanKaran MadanUukausi sitten
  • Wait, So technically Schumacher is a pay driver

    Danger DuckyDanger DuckyUukausi sitten
  • That black guy speaks like the mexican president

    Angel Eulogio De León PecinaAngel Eulogio De León PecinaUukausi sitten