'I told Schumacher: F*** off out of my garage!'

Friday, 11 january 2019, 09:07 , by Matthew Scott

Eddie Jordan has recounted a furious exchange with Michael Schumacher following the bonkers 1998 Belgian Grand Prix that handed the Irishman his first race win as a team owner in Formula 1 at the expense of the German great, and his brother Ralf.

Damon Hill took victory at Spa-Francorchamps after a 13-car pile-up had caused the race to be restarted and Michael Schumacher crashed out of the lead in treacherous conditions after smashing into the back of McLaren's David Coulthard.

The image of Schumacher charging to the McLaren garage to confront Coulthard is legendary, but it transpires, he also took a trip to admonish Jordan after team orders were handed down to prevent the faster Ralf Schumacher from overtaking Hill.

Jordan told the Irish Independent: "Damon should never have won. [Q: Because Ralf was quicker?] Of course, but I wouldn't let him pass, or I made it very clear to him that he wasn't to pass.

"And then Michael came to me after, upset because he should have won and because of Ralf.

"I said, 'Look, Ralf has been driving for me [for years] and I haven't seen you. The last time I saw you was when you fucked off to Benetton and thought you were smart but I still got your money. Now fuck off out of my garage.'

"He said, 'My brother will never drive for you next year.'

"I said, 'Let me give you a small piece of advice. There is a document. It's called a contract. Ralf has a contract with me next year and in that contract there's a buy-out clause. So pay the money and you can have your brother.'"

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Comments (13)

  • Dave Elliott
    Easy to make those comments years later when the other bloke cant speak to the public. Congrats Eddie you showed him up
  • Lee Anderson
    Its old news he said this ages ago so those saying he is saying it when shummi cant defend himself are wrong
  • Vikrant Rao
    Eddie and Michael were good friends after that so, water on a duck's back...
  • Santhosh Kumar
    Disgraceful to attack a man when he can’t defend himself
  • David Thomas Morse
    Cool he really was an arrogant ass wipe
  • Gavan Mitchell
    Eddie Jordan is a wanker. Who cares what he said.
  • Ricardo Gilperez
    That was all over the world...
  • Youssef Jaidi
    Angry at David coultard
  • Dan Muldowney
    Linda Muldowney
  • Társio Sagges Venâncio
    Zambrotti Rodrigo

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