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Last Updated: Saturday July 15 2006 14:55 GMT

F1: Schumi takes pole in France

Michael Schumacher

Ferrari have control of the front row of the grid in the French Grand Prix after Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa bagged the first two places.

Schumacher took pole at Magny-Cours - the 68th of his career - after lapping 0.017 seconds quicker than Massa.

World champion Fernando Alonso was third for Renault with Toyota's Jarno Trulli and Ralf Schumacher just behind.

It was another disappointing day for Britain's Jenson Button, who will start the race from 18th in his Honda.