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Eddie Irvine: Fighting Ayrton Senna and matching Michael Schumacher

Eddie Irvine ahead of the 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix

“I just never have, or ever will, bow down to people.”

Former Formula 1 racer Eddie Irvine has never been one to shy away from an opinion, both on and off the race track.

Runner-up in the championship in 1999, the Northern Irishman’s career was certainly colourful and varied, from making a statement on his debut with the lowly Jordan outfit before racing for the biggest name of all – Ferrari.

Just over 25 years on from his debut at the Japanese Grand Prix in 1993, Irvine, now 53, reflects on some of the moments that defined his time in the sport.

Laughing his head off on Grand Prix debut

This article is from the BBC Sport website / bbc.co.uk - Eddie Irvine: Fighting Ayrton Senna and matching Michael Schumacher

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