How misplaced instinct created Schumacher's biggest title controversy

How misplaced instinct created Schumacher's biggest title controversy

Was the F310B of 1997 a great Formula 1 car? That would be stretching it. But for all its clear inferiority to the rival Williams-Renault FW18, it was almost good enough to carry Michael Schumacher to his first world championship in red. Almost - says DAMIEN SMITH

The 1997 Ferrari now represents what we remember as the best and worst characteristics of a colossal talent who continues to split opinion about the definition of 'greatness'.

As its name suggests, F310B also represents an interim season for the Scuderia, as it transitioned from one era of oh-so-familiar unfulfilled promise to one of unmatched, record-breaking dominance.

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