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Last Updated: Sunday, 25 September 2005, 16:20 GMT 17:20 UK
Brazilian Grand Prix photos

Fernando Alonso leads into the first corner

Fernando Alonso makes a good start from pole position as the race gets underway on a damp track at Interlagos

David Coulthard (left) and Antonio Pizzonia crash out before turn one

Britain's David Coulthard collides with Antonio Pizzonia before they reach the first corner forcing the safety car out

Australia's Mark Webber is forced out on lap one

Mark Webber gets caught up in the crash and returns to the pits where mechanics are swift to deal with an engine fire

Juan Pablo Montoya (right) leads Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen

Alonso knows he will clinch the world title with a podium finish, but he is soon overtaken by Juan Pablo Montoya

Fernando Alonso is content to sit in third place

The Spaniard briefly drops to sixth after a pit stop, but by the mid-point in the race, he is sitting comfortably in third

Juan Pablo Montoya wins the Brazilian Grand Prix from Kimi Raikkonen

Montoya maintains his advantage at the front though and holds off McLaren team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to win

Fernando Alonso celebrates his third place finish at Interlagos

And Alonso cruises home in third place to clinch his first drivers' world championship with two races to spare

Fernando Alonso starts the celebrations

The 24-year-old Renault driver becomes the youngest Formula One champion in history, breaking Emerson Fitipaldi's record

Fernando Alonso cuddles the world championship trophy

And it is a magical moment for the Spaniard when he finally lays his hands on the coveted trophy

Juan Pablo Montoya (left) applauds Fernando Alonso

Race winner Montoya acknowledges Alonso's achievement from the top step of the podium in Sao Paulo

Fernando Alonso's fans celebrate

Alonso's supporters, in his hometown of Oviedo in northern Spain, start the celebrations

Montoya storms to Italian GP pole
03 Sep 05 |  Formula One

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