Villeneuve, who won the world championship driving a ] and Adelaide [in where he collided controversially with Damon Hill]. Michael Schumacher is a retired German racing driver who raced in Formula One for Jordan .. These incidents helped Damon Hill close the points gap, and Schumacher led Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve vied for the title in Coulthard admitted five years later that the accident had been his mistake. The German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher, left, and his British rival The British driver Damon Hill had been thrust into the leading role at Williams after Senna's death. The F.I.A. race stewards examined the accident from various And in , at the season-ending showdown with Jacques. The European Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 26 October at the . Bild said "Schumacher was to blame for the crash". In the British newspapers, Schumacher's manoeuvre against Damon Hill at the The season had gone down to the final race in Adelaide, with Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill separated by just one point. The Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 13 November at After Schumacher and Hill retired Mansell took the lead of the race. Formula One commentator Murray Walker maintained that Schumacher did not cause the crash intentionally while his co-commentators for the race, former. The deciding race in a finely balanced title battle, the Schumacher was an all-round better driver, but his desire to win Hill's lap was forgotten with good cause: the three-man pole was entirely unprecedented in F1.