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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 September 2006, 11:44 GMT 12:44 UK
Italian Grand Prix photos

Renault's Fernando Alsonso

Championship leader Fernando Alonso starts in 10th after being penalised for allegedly blocking Felipe Massa in qualifying

Ferrari's Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher's bid to close the 12-point gap on Alonso is dealt a boost by the penalty; he starts in second spot

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen starts in pole on what could be a memorable day for the Finn; confirmation of a move to Ferrari is expected

Nick Heidfeld attempts to overtake Michael Schumacher (centre) while Raikkonen leads

BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld (left) attempts to move up from third on the opening lap, but Schumacher holds firm

Robert Kubica of BMW Sauber

Poland's Robert Kubica puts in a strong early drive, overtaking Jenson Button, Felipe Massa and team-mate Heidfeld

Michael Schumacher takes the lead

Third-placed Kubica leads while Schumacher and Raikkonen pit, but it's the seven-time world champion in front by lap 23

Giancarlo Fisichella's solitary pit-stop

Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella pits just once, a successful strategy which sees him leap-frog Jenson Button

Alonso moves up the pack

Defending champion Alonso makes steady progress; by lap 36 he is in fifth, with Rubica and Massa in his sights

Fernando Alonso retires with nine laps to go

But with just nine laps to go and holding third spot, Alonso's engine blows and he is forced to out of the race

Michael Schumacher wins the Italian Grand Prix to the delight of the Ferrari fans

Michael Schumacher holds on to claim victory, and 10 valuable points in his bid to win an eighth title

Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari directer Jean Todt, Michael Schumacher and Robert Kubica

Ecstatic Ferrari fans cheer as Schumacher smiles alongside second-placed Raikkonen (l) and a delighted Kubica (r)

Schumacher holds the winner's trophy aloft

The racing legend celebrates his 90th career win before announcing that he will retire at the end of the season

Kimi Raikkonen will aim to follow in Schumacher's footsteps at Ferrari

And it is confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen will leave McLaren to join Ferrari next season, having signed a three-year deal

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