Just under 20 years ago, Imola played host to the first of two enthralling scraps between established star Michael Schumacher and new challenger Fernando Alonso, kick-starting a rivalry that yielded plenty more thrills over the years – and this weekend, we’re giving you the chance to watch it in full via a livestream.
With Renault winning the first three races of the 2005 season, and Ferrari starting the campaign on the back foot, few would have expected a head-to-head Alonso versus Schumacher battle at the San Marino Grand Prix – but that’s exactly what fans witnessed.
WATCH: Fernando Alonso relives his epic 2005 Imola battle with Michael Schumacher
Would it be front row starter Alonso, or Schumacher – working his way up the order from a midfield grid slot – who came out on top? Maybe you remember it like it was yesterday. Maybe your memory of that afternoon is a little hazy. Or maybe you are new to the sport and have yet to experience it.
One thing’s for sure: it’s a race replay not to be missed. Hit play to relive a true F1 classic.
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Full Race: Alonso And Schumacher Duel At The 2005 San Marino Grand Prix