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SCHU 'BEST ADVERTISING'

2005-05-13 10:56

Nurburgring boss Dr Walker Kafitz said he would be keeping a sharp eye on the Ferrari driver's Monaco fortune.

"A successful Schumi," said the man who runs the nearest grand prix to Michael and brother Ralf's birthplace, "is still the best advertising."

Meanwhile, exactly fifty years ago today (May 13, 1950), the first ever round of the modern world championship was held at Silverstone.

Alfa Romeo's supercharged 158 won all six grand prix that year, excluding the fabled Indy 500.

Later in 1950, at Monaco, an American driver by the name of Harry Schell debuted the first rear-engine grand prix car.

He was killed during practice at Silverstone, on May 13, 1960.

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