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  Sunday, 12 May, 2002, 13:06 GMT 14:06 UK
Lap by lap: Austrian GP
Follow the action as it happens from the Austrian Grand Prix
Lap-by-lap action from Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix at the A1.

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Rubens Barrichello dominated the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday before handing victory to Michael Schumacher in the closing seconds of the race.

Barrichello had led virtually the entire race and was one second clear of his team-mate as they entered the final lap.

As they came round the last corner the Brazilian looked set for victory, but he stamped on the brakes and allowed the world champion to claim the victory.

The incident stunned the crowd and there was wide-spread booing as Michael Schumacher embarked on his victory lap.

After stepping out of their cars both drivers seemed embarrassed.

Schumacher ushered an uncomfortable-looking Barrichello onto the winner's podium as the crowd's jeers continued to ring round the circuit.


Final lap: Rubens Barrichello has a one-second lead over Michael Schumacher at the start of the final lap and as he comes round the final corner the Brazilian stamps on the brakes to allow Schumacher to claim victory.

Lap 70: Michael Schumacher is taking a second a lap off Montoya as they move into the penultimate lap.

Lap 69: Fourth-placed Ralf Schumacher is closing up on team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya in the battle for third, while Michael Schumacher sets the fastest lap as he closes on leader Rubens Barrichello.

Lap 64: It looks like being a Ferrari one-two but in a reversal of the normal order Rubens Barrichello is leading from world champion Michael Schumacher.

The Brazilian out-qualified his illustrious team-mate and now looks on course for victory.

Lap 62: Michael Schumacher pits on the very next lap after team-mate Rubens Barrichello and the Brazilian re-takes the lead from the world champion with seven laps to go.

Lap 61: Barrichello takes a 6.2 second pit stop and Michael Schumacher takes the lead.

Lap 60: Barrichello leads from Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher with the Williams of Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher in third and fourth.

Giancarlo Fisichella is in fifth, one place ahead of David Coulthard.

Lap 57: Barrichello sets a new fastest lap and leads by three-and-a-half seconds from Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher.

Lap 51: Montoya pits and just takes on fuel, enabling him to get back out in front of his Williams team-mate Ralf Schumacher and retain third place.

Lap 48: Ralf Schumacher has been relegated to fifth place after taking his only scheduled pit stop of the race.

The two Ferraris of race leader Rubens Barrichello and world champion Michael Schumacher are setting the pace, but both are expected to have to make another stop.

Crash update: Jordan's Japanese driver Takuma Sato, who was involved in a major crash with Nick Heidfeld, is reported to have escaped the incident uninjured.

Team boss Eddie Jordan said F1 doctor Sid Watkins told him Sato's escape was one of the "biggest miracles he's seen for a while".

Lap 43: Michael Schumacher is really fighting to challenge the front two and the back of his car steps out of line as he pushes it too hard.

Lap 41: Jacques Villeneuve, who has had a stop-go penalty imposed after a collision with Heinz-Harald Frentzen at the start of the race, passes David Coulthard for fifth.

Lap 39: Just over four seconds separate leader Rubens Barrichello from fourth-placed Juan Pablo Montoya, with the Schumacher brothers sandwiched in the middle.

Lap 36: Villeneuve passes Giancarlo Fisichella to move into the points and the French-Canadian is climbing all over the back of fifth-placed Coulthard.

Lap 35: The safety car pulls in at the end of the lap, leaving Barrichello leading from Ralf Schumacher, with his brother Michael in third.

Montoya is fourth, Coulthard fifth and Fisichella sixth.

The Ferraris' big lead has disappeared and the top six are tightly bunched together.

Crash update: Japanese driver Sato has been lifted out of his Jordan car and is been taken to the medical centre in an ambulance.

His car was hit on the side by Nick Heidfeld's out-of-control Sauber. The safety car is out on the track for the second time in the race.

Lap 31: The field is still following the safety car. Rubens Barrichello leads, Ralf Schumacher, who has yet to pit, is second, just ahead of his brother Michael. Both Ferraris have been in the pits.

Lap 27: No sooner does the race re-start than Heidfeld flies across the corner at the bottom of the straight and crashes into Sato.

The two cars go careering into the gravel trap. Heidfeld is helped out and the medical car rushes to the aid of Sato, who is conscious.

The rest of the field follows the safety car, which is back on the track.

Lap 26: The safety car pulls in at the end of the lap leaving Rubens Barrichello at the head of the train.

Barrichello pours on the power and pulls away from the Schumacher brothers, who are stuck behind two back markers.

Lap 24: The field is trailing round behind the safety car with Rubens Barrichello in the lead and Michael Schumacher down in third following his pitstop, behind his brother Ralf.

Lap 23: The safety car is out after Olivier Panis spins and parks his car in the middle of the straight after his engine blows up.

Both Ferraris take the chance to come into the pits to change tyres and put in fuel.

Lap 21: Jacques Villeneuve in a BAR dives through on the inside of Toyota¿s Mika Salo to take seventh place.

Last year's winner David Coulthard is now a minute behind the leader, Rubens Barrichello.

Lap 19: The two Ferraris appear to be in a class in their own, but may be on a two-stop strategy, which means they would have to come into the pits twice.

If they are on a two-stop strategy that means drivers on a one-stop strategy will spend less time off the track and will close up on the leaders.

However, at the moment the Ferraris look set to dominate the race.

Lap 16: Barrichello and Michael Schumacher are trading fastest times and Barrichello now leads third-placed Ralf Schumacher by over 23 seconds.

The only McLaren driver left in the race, David Coulthard, is just behind Nick Heidfeld in the battle for fifth place.

Lap 13: Barrichello is just over a second ahead of team-mate Michael Schumacher as the Brazilian sets the fastest lap so far of one minute 0.016 seconds.

Lap 10: Barrichello and Michael Schumacher are flying away from the rest, with third-placed Ralf Schumacher already 15 seconds off the lead and Williams team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya a further six seconds behind.

Lap eight: Barrichello leads by 0.7 seconds from Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher and the famous red machines from Italy are pulling rapidly away from the rest of the field.

Lap five: Barrichello continues to lead the way from his Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher as the race begins to settle into a pattern.

The Ferraris are leading the way from the Williams, with Sauber's Heidfeld holding up the rest of the field in fifth.

McLaren driver Kimi Raikkonen is out of the race after his engine blows up - it is the third straight retirement for the unfortunate Finn.

Lap two: Barrichello leads by just under a second from Ferrari team-mate Michael Schumacher.

The duo are already pulling away from the Williams pair of Ralf Schumacher and Montoya, who have passed Heidfeld.

Lap one: They're off and Barrichello leads into the first corner with world champion Michael Schumacher passing his brother Ralf to take second place.

Heidfeld takes the chance to also pass Ralf Schumacher, who is relegated to fourth place, with Montoya in fifth.

Parade lap: The cars are off on their parade lap with pole-sitter Rubens Barrichello leading the way.

Conditions are currently dry, but there are concerns that rain may appear later.


Michael Schumacher starts the race in third - the first time since Monza in September 2001 that the world champion has failed to win a place on the front row of the grid.

His Ferrari team-mate Rubens Barrichello claimed pole during Saturday's qualifying with the younger Schumacher brother, Ralf of BMW-Williams, in second.

Barrichello was enjoying a memorable weekend right up to the Grand Prix itself, as he also went quickest in Sunday's warm-up.

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