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Last Updated: Sunday October 01 2006 10:48 GMT

F1: Drivers' championship hots up

Schumacher celebrates

The F1 drivers' championship race is really hotting up after Michael Schumacher drew level on points with last year's winner Fernando Alonso.

Schumacher raced to victory in the Chinese Grand Prix, with Alonso coming in second.

It means they are both on 116 points, with just two races remaining.

Schumacher, who is retiring from the sport at the end of the season, currently has the edge because he's got one more win than Alonso.

Schumacher pulled off the win despite starting sixth on the grid.

As the fastest qualifier, Alonso started in the best spot - called pole position.

Alonso was in front, but lost his lead on the 31st lap.

F1 fans say his team made a wrong decision about his car's tyres, and he wasn't able to perform so well.

Britain's Jenson Button finished in fourth place.