Mika Hakkinen: Dicing with Schumacher at Spa

Mika Hakkinen: Dicing with Schumacher at Spa

Mika Hakkinen made one of Formula 1's most famous passes in the 2000 Belgian Grand Prix, snatching victory from Michael Schumacher. He relives every detail of it with EDD STRAW

August 27, 2000. Lap 41. The silver McLaren-Mercedes driven by Mika Hakkinen closes in on the scarlet Ferrari of Michael Schumacher through Eau Rouge and down the long Kemmel Straight. F1's greatest drivers of the era going head-to-head for Belgian Grand Prix victory.

Schumacher had defended robustly on the previous lap, almost putting the Finn onto the grass. But this time, Schumacher has a decision to make. Ricardo Zonta's ailing BAR-Honda is in the middle of the track. Schumacher goes left, Hakkinen dives right into a gap barely big enough for the McLaren. Moments later, the pass is complete.

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