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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 October 2006, 16:28 GMT 17:28 UK
Brazilian Grand Prix photos

Michael Schumacher prepares for his last ever race

Michael Schumacher is the centre of attention as he prepares to start his last ever race from 10th on the grid

Fernando Alonso shakes hands with Michael Schumacher

Renault's Fernando Alonso joins the German in the pit straight as he looks to clinch a second world championship

Schumacher is presented with a trophy by Pele

Schumacher is presented with a trophy to mark his achievements in Formula One by another sporting icon, Pele

Felipe Massa leads through the first corner

Felipe Massa makes a great start from pole to lead into the first corner while Michael Schumacher gains two places

Massa trails the pace car

The pace car soon intervenes after Nico Rosberg crashes out after his Williams clashes with team-mate Mark Webber

Massa leads the race

Massa holds a comfortable lead in his home Grand Prix with McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen in second spot

Hundreds of Michael Schumacher fans gather to watch the race in his home town of Kerpen

Hundreds of Michael Schumacher fans gather to watch his final race in his home town of Kerpen in Germany

Schumacher attempts to overtake Giancarlo Fisichella

Schumacher attempts to overtake Giancarlo Fisichella but soon slows dramatically as he appears to have a problem

Schumacher's car crawls back to the pits with a puncture

The Ferrari's left rear tyre is punctured and Schumacher is forced to crawl back to the pits as his slim title hopes fade

Alonso corners in the Renault

Alonso claims second spot from Raikkonen and seems destined to collect the title after Schumacher's tyre mishap

Alonso is trailed by Jenson Button

Great Britain's Jenson Button is in fine form as he weaves his Honda from 14th on the grid to third behind Alonso

Massa celebrates his win

Massa claims the win to become the first Brazilian to win his home race since the late Ayrton Senna in 1993

Alonso celebrates winning the title with a bottle of champagne

Alonso finishes second to Massa and becomes the eighth driver in Formula One history to win successive world titles

Jenson Button celebrates his third place in Brazil

Button's superb drive earns him a place on the podium as he claims third spot and sixth place in the championship

Schumacher retires to the pits

Schumacher finishes fourth and is left to retreat to the pits while celebrations continue elsewhere



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22 Oct 06 |  Formula One


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