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Schumacher wins British Grand Prix

July 11, 2004 19:15 IST

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher fended off McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen to win the British Grand Prix, the German's 10th victory in 11 races this season.

The deployment of the safety car after Jarno Trulli crashed out of the race gave Raikkonen the glimmer of an opportunity to get past Schumacher in the last 15 laps but the six-times world champion held his ground to take his 80th grand prix win.

Raikkonen was second to give resurgent McLaren their first podium finish of the season, while Schumacher's Brazilian team mate Rubens Barrichello held off British hopeful Jenson Button for third place.

Before Trulli's crash, from which the Italian walked away apparently unhurt, Ferrari's superbly executed two pit-stop strategy for Schumacher first overhauled and then outpaced Raikkonen after the Finn had made a flying start from pole position on Sunday.

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Number of User Comments: 4




Sub: From Alexander the Great to the Aussies...winners are boring...

Hey, Once Nirmal Shekhar wrote about Schumi, Tendulkar, Sampras, Woods, Aussies etc. all dominant winners and attached the 'boring' tag reluctantly. Why can't we see ...


Posted by Gopal





Sub: Sportsmen are entitles to create record

Though I agree with Ashraf Ahamed's comment on Micheal Schumi, he is proving his dominance in F1 & he is there creating record for himself ...


Posted by Prabakar





Sub: Put Schumi in a Minardi...

Boring?! Hardly. It's the capabilities of both Schumi and his Ferrari team that allowed him from a 4th place on the grid to Chequered Flag. ...


Posted by Gopal





Sub: He's Making the Game Boring

Though he deserves the victory, he is really making this game unexciting. I think i have to become anti schumaker guy. Hail Raikkonen ;)


Posted by Ashraf Ahmed




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