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Last Updated: Sunday July 16 2006 14:20 GMT

F1: Schumacher takes France win

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher has another racing record under his belt, as victory at Magny-Cours makes him the first person to win eight French Grand Prix.

Fernando Alonso, who's 17 points ahead of him in the Championship table, bagged himself second place.

Schumi's Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa showed his form is still improving, taking the third place.

Red Bull's David Coulthard took ninth place, while fellow Briton Jenson Button retired his Honda on lap 62.

A few races earlier, it looked like Fernando Alonso was secure in the Championship, but Schumi is now a very real challenger.

Given more performances like this, and a few wobbles by Alonso, and Schumacher could be taking yet another title.