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Last Updated: Sunday May 28 2006 15:59 GMT

F1: Alonso wins Monaco Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso of Spain steers his Renault

World champion Spanish driver Fernando Alonso has won the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time.

The Renault driver now has a 21-point lead over rival Michael Schumacher, whose Ferrari finished fifth.

Schumacher lost pole position after being accused of deliberately stopping on the track to prevent his rivals from setting a faster time.

McLaren's Juan Pablo Montoya finished second and Red Bull's David Coulthard took third place.

Speaking of his win Fernando Alonso said: "At Monaco you really have to keep your concentration and push to the limit all the time.

"It's a race that I put a cross against on my calendar at the start of the year, so now I have it.

"It's great for team, the Michelin and me."