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22 Years Ago: Schumacher Scores 1st F1 Podium

Mexico 92 Patrese, Mansell & Schumacher—Mexico 1992

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of Michael Schumacher’s first podium finish in Formula 1 at the 1992 Mexican Grand Prix — a feat that he would go on to repeat a further 154 times across the next 20 years of his illustrious career.

F1 Flashback: Schumacher scores his first podium finish | MotorSportsTalk.

Schumacher—Mexico 92 Schumacher—Mexico 92

In the race, Nigel Mansell won from a narrow pole (just .016 over teammate Ricardo Patrese) by 13s from Patrese, with Michael putting his Benetton-Ford B192 into 3rd place over Gerhard Berger’s McLaren-Honda, all the field having been lapped.

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 5 Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 69
2 6 Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 69 12.971 12.971
3 19 Michael Schumacher Benetton-Ford 69 21.429 8.458
4 2 Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 69 33.347 11.918
5 4 Andrea de Cesaris Tyrrell-Ilmor 68 1 Lap
6 11 Mika Håakkinen Lotus-Ford 68 1 Lap
7 12 Johnny Herbert Lotus-Ford 68 1 Lap
8 21 JJ Lehto Dallara-Ferrari 68 1 Lap
9 26 Erik Comas Ligier-Renault 67 2 Laps
10 25 Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Renault 67 2 Laps
11 29 Bertrand Gachot Venturi-Lamborghini 66 3 Laps
12 30 Ukyo Katayama Venturi-Lamborghini 66 3 Laps
13 9 Michele Alboreto Footwork-Mugen-Honda 65 4 Laps
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20 Martin Brundle Benetton-Ford 47 Engine
15 Gabriele Tarquini Fondmetal-Ford 45 Clutch
14 Andrea Chiesa Fondmetal-Ford 37 Spun off
22 Pierluigi Martini Dallara-Ferrari 36 Handling
27 Jean Alesi Ferrari 31 Engine
24 Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Lamborghini 29 Spun off
32 Stefano Modena Jordan-Yamaha 17 Gearbox
3 Olivier Grouillard Tyrrell-Ilmor 12 Engine
1 Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 11 Transmission
23 Christian Fittipaldi Minardi-Lamborghini 2 Spun off
33 Mauricio Gugelmin Jordan-Yamaha 0 Engine
16 Karl Wendlinger March-Ilmor 0 Collision
28 Ivan Capelli Ferrari 0 Collision
Mansell—Mexico92 A happy Nigel takes the checkered flag after complaining crankily about the bumpy track surface.

 

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