British Grand Prix, Silverstone 1998: F1 free practice day (Friday 10 July)

From the exit of Club Corner

This page was last modified on 11 October 2007.

[PHOTO: Alex Wurz at Club: 52kB]

Above: Alex Wurz in the Benetton-Mecachrome: because it’s a public sporting event in Britain, the wording of all cigarette-advertising has to be removed; in this case it’s replaced half by the Mild Seven logo and on the rear wing by “Benetton”.

[PHOTOS: Michael Schumacher at Club: 47kB]

Above: Michael Schumacher in the Ferrari (minus its Marlboro branding).

[PHOTO: Heinz-Harald Frentzen: 75kB]

A different angle showing Heinz-Harald Frentzen tackling the adverse camber of Club corner, with the spectator banking in the background.

[PHOTO: Ralf Schumacher at Club: 49kB]

Michael’s brother Ralf in the Jordan (showing Buzzin’ & Hornets where Benson & Hedges normally is).

[PHOTO: Tuero passing exit of Club: 17kB]

Above: The Argentine driver Esteban Tuero in the Minardi.

Tuero only competed in F1 for one year, during which he showed more promise than many expected in the underpowered Minardi; for reasons never revealed, he suddenly retired from his F1 seat prior to the start of the 1999 season.

October 2007: Many thanks to Agustín Vivo for emailing me from Argentina to point out that I’d mistakenly captioned this photo as being of Shinji Nakano (Tuero’s Minardi team-mate).

[PHOTO: Mika Hakkinen at Club: 48kB]

Mika Hakkinen, since crowned Formula One World Champion both in 1998 and in 1999, in the McLaren-Mercedes.

[PHOTO: Michael Schumacher (sun shining): 51kB]

Schuey again but in sunshine this time.

[PHOTO: Rosset in the distance: 58kB]

Turning into the slowest-but-one corner on the circuit, is Ricardo Rosset who many think is out of his depth in F1.

Continue to page 2 for more trackside photos (Damon gets sideways)

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