On This Day: Michael Schuamcher breaks leg in Silverstone crash

Wednesday, 11 july 2018, 05:40 , by Matthew Scott

Michael Schumacher's leg-breaking crash ended his British Grand Prix and 1999 Formula 1 championship hopes on this day 19 years ago. The Ferrari great spun off the track trying to pass team-mate Eddie Irvine at Stowe corner, slamming into the barriers with enough force to fracture the tibia and fibula in his right leg.

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Comments (9)

  • Fab Teidy Ricio
    Still dont know what exactly happened...very weird looks almost as if he picked up speed after locking up
  • Robert Lenny
    Arguably, the best formula one driver , ever ..... Some may disagree Cat Smith.... Lol
  • Michael Coen
    At the time wished I was his neck. Get better Michael
  • Jose Antonio Perez
    The day I started disliking Silverstone until this last sunday!
  • Cat Smith
    I was there....awful waiting to see and hear that Schumi was 9k
  • Deborah Harrod
    We were there Dad Ian Keith Guard.x
  • Louise Hamilton
    John Hamilton we were there!
  • Andy Sibley
    ...and I was there to see it!

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