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  Sunday, 28 July, 2002, 13:01 GMT 14:01 UK
Lapwatch: German Grand Prix
BBC Sport Online brings you all the action as it happens from the German Grand Prix
All the action as Michael Schumacher celebrates his fifth title with a win in front of his home fans at the German Grand Prix.

All times BST.


1430: Recording his 62nd victory, Michael Schumacher takes the plaudits as the partisan crowd cheer him past the chequered flag. Montoya takes second with Ralf Schumacher in third.

1429: Michael Schumacher sets off on his final lap.

1427: With just two laps to go, Michael Schumacher is 24 seconds clear and cruising.

1425: Ralf Schumacher goes into the pits. It seems a mystery stop and costs him second place as team-mate Montoya takes advantage.

1424: Raikkonen's miserable day ends in despair on lap 61. The Finn spins off and out of the race.

1422: Fisichella and Irvine are out of the race. The searing heat is taking its toll and there are now only 10 cars left.

1421: In front of the Mercedes grandstand, Michael Schumacher underlines his superiority by lapping Couuthard.

1419: The current top six:

1.Michael Schumacher
2. Ralf Schumacher
3. Montoya
4. Barrichello
5. Coulthard
6. Nick Heidfeld

1417: Ferrari confirm that a nozzle problem delayed the re-fuelling of Barrichello's car.

1415: With 12 laps to go, it is increasingly looking like a German one-two on home soil. Michael Schumacher is set to crown his world title success with victory at his home circuit, while brother Ralf is favourite for the runners up spot.

1410: There is oil on the track as a result of Bernoldi's blown engine.

1408: On lap 51, Michael Schumacher leads by over nine seconds.

Enrique Bernoldi retires following mechanical problems. It is not a good day for Arrows, who have already seen Frentzen drop out.

1405: Ralf Schumacher is the next to come in. Despite the problems Raikonnen had when his tyre exploded, McLaren decide not to change the German's wheels.

1404: Michael Schumacher has no such problems as he comes in for his second stop.

1403: Barrichello suffers a re-fuelling problem as he pits for the second time.

1401: With only 23 laps remaining, Michael Schumacher is closing in on his first-ever victory for Ferrari in his home race.

1359: Massa enters the pits on lap 44.

1355: After 41 laps, there is no sign of Michael Schumacher loses his lead.

1354: Olivier Panis, who was in 6th place, spins off the race track as he gets his braking wrong at turn two.

1353: Raikkonen rejoins the race. His chance of winning championship points now looks slim. He drops from 5th place to 14th position.

1351: Raikkonen suffers a tyre blowout. The decision not to change them at his first pit-stop proves a costly one.

1348: There are 33 laps remaining. Michael Schumacher leads his brother Ralf by 3.5 seconds. Barrichello is third with Montoya in fourth.

1344: The Williams cars are now flying through the second phase of the race. On lap 33, Montoya is the fastest man on the track, clearly benefitting from his tyre change.

1343: Villeneuve retires on lap 30, leaving 15 cars battling it out.

1342: Next into the pits is Montoya. He is off the pace so far and struggling to make an impact.

1341: Coulthard comes into the pits and unlike team-mate Raikkonen, he gets new tyres.

1340: Ralf Schumacher is held up once more as Villeneuve gets in his way in the pit lane. The German loses two or three seconds as a result.

1338: David Coulthard locks out the front wheel and runs wide and off the track. He rejoins after taking a short detour.

1337: Raikkonen is into the pits on 26. The tyres look in a state, but the McLaren team only re-fuel the car, gambling that the tyres can stand up to more circuits.

1336: Power problems have disrupted Button's race and the Briton has finally given up. He is the latest to drop out.

1334: Allan McNish is out of the race after his Toyota's engine blows on lap 24. Smoke is billowing from his car, which is parked by the trackside.

1332: After 22 laps, Ralf Schumacher is gaining on Michael. Stung into action after criticism by Frank Williams, Ralf is driving as though he has a point to prove.

1331: Frentzen retires from the race.

1327: Ralf Schumacher is held up by Button and then frustrated by Trulli's reluctance to move aside. Ralf shakes his fist in frustration as he loses time to his brother Michael.

1326: On lap 19, Michael Scumacher hits traffic. He slips by the troubled Renault of Button.

1325: Ralf Schumacher sets a new fastest lap of 1:17.284 - he is now 3.4 seconds behind his brother Michael.

1322: Jarno Trulli and Giancarlo Fisichella are duelling for 10th position.

1321: There are 53 laps remaining and Michael Schumacher is under no pressure as he continues to pull away from the field.

1319: Montoya and Raikkonen continue to engage each other in battle. The Colombian is almost off the track as the competition between the two intensifies.

1318: Button has signalled to his mechanics that he is suffering a loss of power.

1317: On lap 12, Raikkonen has to give way as Montoya is all over him. With just enough room, the Colombian slips by as the McLaren driver locks his wheels.

The two race side-by-side to the Sachs Curve, where Montoya outbrakes the Finn on the outside, claiming fourth place.

1314: Button's Renault appears to have a problem. The Briton continues to lose ground and with such a long way to go, he may soon be forced to quit the race.

1311: The battle for 12th place is an interesting one as future team-mates Jenson Button and Jacques Villeneuve swap places. Button then loses another place as Takuma Sato slips by.

1308: Michael Schumacher leads brother Ralf by over three seconds after five laps of the race. It is already looking ominous for the rest as the world champion appears to be in imperious form once more.

1306: Frentzen has joined the race, nearly three laps behind the field.

1305: Michael Schumacher is pulling away, establishing Ferrari's dominance. He is already 2.5 seconds up at the end of lap two.

1300: Both Schumachers are off brilliantly. Kimi Raikkonen gets an excellent start and moves ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen is left on the grid. Pedro de la Rosa is an early casualty.

1259: The cars set off for the parade ap. There is no repeat of last week's problems for Rubens Barrichello, who was left on the grid with his Ferrari up on jacks.

1230: The pit lane opens and the cars go out on their final reconnaissance laps before forming up on the grid, with Michael Schumacher on pole position.


The world champion is on pole for the first time since the Spanish Grand Prix at the end of April.

Ferrari have looked dauntingly strong throughout the weekend at the revamped Hockenheim track but Williams believe they are stronger in race trim than in recent Grands Prix.

Schumacher is gunning for his first win at Hockenheim since 1995, when he was driving for Benetton.

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