Team-mate wars and a wonky gearbox – F1's 600th race

Team-mate wars and a wonky gearbox – F1's 600th race

The history books record that eventual 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve won that season's Argentine Grand Prix, which was also F1's 600th world championship event. But that fact misses most of the key talking points from the race

In a season remembered for the confrontational rivalry between title contenders Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher, paddock talk on the day of the 600th world championship Formula 1 race was aimed elsewhere.

It was focused on future rule changes aimed at improving the racing, which teams were coming and going, and the surging fortunes of one team and a particular driver from another squad.

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