On 29 June, Formula 1 had something of family feel about it, with both Schumacher’s winning races on this day in time.
Not so much for Alan Jones, whose Williams FW07 Cosworth beat off a mighty local contingent to win the 1980 French Grand Prix. F1 had resumed a modicum of sense – Ferrari, Renault and Alfa Romeo returned after boycotting the Spanish race as the FISA and FOCA camps came to agreement in time for the on-form Aussie to beat Ligier JS11/15 Cosworth duo Didier Pironi and long-time race leader Jacques Laffite in what proved to be the Shadow team’s final outing.
Seventeen years later, Michael Schumacher won the 1997 French Grand Prix – he started from pole as he beat Heinz-Harald Frentzen’s Williams Renault to second with Ferrari F310B teammate Eddie Irvine third.
The family bit comes in when brother Ralf Schumacher won the 2003 European Grand Prix ahead of Williams FW25 BMW teammate Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello’s Ferrari.
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