Michael Schumacher used daredevil tactics to extend his lead in the Formula One standings with a wet and wild victory that withstood a protest at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Belgium’s trademark showers turned the race into a spectacular head-to-head between the defending series champion and Damon Hill. But Schumacher, driving a Benetton Renault, outwitted and outmuscled the Briton.
Hill’s Williams Renault team protested the tactics that allowed Schumacher to stay ahead halfway through the race. The cars touched at top speeds, but race officials disallowed the protest.
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