- Schumacher during 1991 Belgian GP Race Weekend (c/o speedmastercars.com.)

You Can Buy It: 1991 Jordan 191-6

The car used by Michael Schumacher to qualify for the 1991 Belgian GP is for sale in Great Britain.

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The date: the 25th of August, 1991. Location: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium. A young 22-year old German named Michael Schumacher is brought in by Eddie Jordan to replace one of the team's regular drivers, the recently-jailed Bertrand Gachot, and qualifies seventh-up the grid for that year's Belgian Grand Prix. At the start, he made up a few positions before retiring halfway through the first lap with a clutch problem. He was immediately signed by the Benetton team, joining them for the Italian Grand Prix and, the rest, is history.

1991 Jordan 191-6 (c/o speedmastercars.com.)

1991 Jordan 191-6 (c/o speedmastercars.com.)

The car in which Schumacher qualified, not his actual race car, is currently for sale by Speedmaster Cars in the United Kingdom with price on application. This Chassis, Number Six, was driven by Schumacher's teammate Andrea de Cesaris in the Belgian GP where it actually ran as high as second before retiring. Chassis Six was then made the Jordan team's spare car for the remainder of the season available for de Cesaris, Roberto Moreno and Alex Zanardi.

1991 Jordan 191-6 (c/o speedmastercars.com.)

1991 Jordan 191-6 (c/o speedmastercars.com.)

According to Speedmaster, the car was acquired by a Belgian car collector, Jean Blatton, following the 1991 season and remained in his collection until 2005. Then bought by Didier Sirugh, it was raced in occasional Boss F1 series races, run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and used most recently at the 2021 Donington Park Masters Historic Race Weekend.

Ford HB F1 Engine (c/o speedmastercars.com.)

Ford HB F1 Engine (c/o speedmastercars.com.)

The Jordan 191-6 remains in working condition, with an original Ford HB F1 engine maintained by Langford Performance Engineering, the same company who maintained the engines for Jordan back in 1991. The sale package includes: a pre-heater, a detailed history file, a Jordan 191 model car signed by Michael Schumacher and, framed, the original steering wheel.

Schumacher preparing during the 1991 Belgian GP Race Weekend (c/o Speedmasters.com.)

Schumacher preparing during the 1991 Belgian GP Race Weekend (c/o Speedmasters.com.)

The Jordan 191-6: not only what many consider of the most beautiful F1 cars of all time but also one of sport's most important. It launched the career of an F1 Legend as well as laid the foundation for the team that would, eventually, become another green-liveried F1 entrant: Aston Martin. I hope this car finds its way into the garage of a collector who appreciates its contributions to F1 history.

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