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Sunday, July 12, 1998 Published at 15:36 GMT 16:36 UK

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Schumacher wins British GP

MOTOR RACING: Michael Schumacher, in a Ferrari, has won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone ahead of Mika Hakkinen in a McLaren, and Eddie Irvine in the second Ferrari.

In a dramatic race, Hakkinen was forty seconds ahead of Schumacher when heavy rain forced the organisers to bring on the safety car.

Shortly after the restart, Hakkinen spun off and Schumacher took the lead.

He went on to win, despite a ten-second penalty imposed by the stewards.

It was Schumachers's third successive Grand Prix victory, leaving him only two points behind Hakkinen in the drivers' championship.

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