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  Sunday, 13 October, 2002, 05:14 GMT 06:14 UK
Lapwatch: Japanese Grand Prix
All the action from Suzuka as Michael Schumacher ends a record-breaking season with victory in Japan.

Michael Schumacher at Suzuka
Schumacher has dominated the season
Finishing positions

1 M Schumacher
2 Barrichello
3 Raikkonen
4 Montoya
5 Sato
6 Button

Major incidents (All times BST):

Lap 53: Michael Schumacher wins his record-breaking 11th Grand Prix of the season. Rubens Barrichello is second with Kimi Raikkonen taking the final position on the podium.

Juan Pablo Montoya is fourth, while Japan's Takuma Sato takes a hugely acclaimed fifth place. Briton Jenson Button finishes sixth.

Lap 52: Michael Schumacher is over 35 seconds ahead of third-placed Kimi Raikkonen and looks set for his record-breaking 11th win of the season.

Lap 50: With just three laps to go leader Michael Schumacher has eased off and is now lapping in the one minute 39 second region, three seconds off his quickest lap of the race.

Lap 48: Ralf Schumacher's engine has gone and he drops out of third position, lifting Button into the points.

Lap 46: World champion Michael Schumacher looks on course for his 11th victory of the season as he leads by just under 10 seconds from team-mate Barrichello with seven laps to go.

Button is the highest-placed Briton in seventh position, while David Coulthard is long since out of the race.

Lap 43: World champion Michael Schumacher continues on his serene way at the head of the field, with team-mate Barrichello second, and Ralf Schumacher third.

Lap 41: After the top six have pitted the order is as it was before the second round of stops.

Raikkonen was the last in and he gets out comfortably ahead of Montoya to take fourth.

Lap 40: Ralf Schumacher pits from second place and returns in fifth.

But it looks as though the positions will revert to how they were before the second round of stops when all the drivers have come in.

Lap 39: Michael Schumacher makes his second pit stop and returns to the track in the lead ahead of brother Ralf, who has yet to make his second stop.

Lap 38: The second round of pit stops are under way, with Barrichello the first of the top five to pit.

Lap 37: Sato pits and gets out ahead of Button to maintain his sixth place after two stops.

Lap 34: Michael Schumacher leads by 9.4 seconds from Barrichello and just over 30 seconds from third-placed Ralf Schumacher.

Lap 33: Jarno Trulli pulls over from sixth, and with Button taking his second pit stop Sato is up to a points finish.

Lap 31: Michael Schumacher leads from Ferrari team-mate Barrichello with Ralf Schumacher in third.

Lap 29: The Honda engine in Jacques Villeneuve's BAR blows up and he parks it, rather appropriately, in front of the Honda grandstand.

Lap 26: After the flurry of first pit stops Michael Schumacher continues his serene progress at the front of the field.

His Ferrari team-mate Barrichello is second, with younger brother Ralf Schumacher third in a Williams and Raikkonen fourth.

The second Williams of Montoya is fifth with Trulli, believed to be on a three-stop strategy, in sixth.

Lap 23: Ralf Schumacher pits and slips from second to fourth.

Lap 22: Raikkonen pits and slips back to fifth, while Sato slips to eighth behind Trulli after pitting.

Lap 21: Michael Schumacher regains the lead as Barrichello takes a 9.8-second pit stop.

Barrichello slips to fourth behind Ralf Schumacher and Raikkonen.

Lap 20: Michael Schumacher comes in for a 9.4-second pit stop and comes out in front of Ralf Schumacher and Raikkonen in third and fourth.

Lap 15: For the third time Alex Yoong spins off in his Minardi, and this time he is out of the race.

Lap 13: Jordan's Japanese driver Sato is in the points in his home Grand Prix thanks to Coulthard's retirement.

At the front the two Ferraris continue to extend their lead, with Michael Schumacher setting a lap record of 1:36.477 to lead by five seconds from team-mate Barrichello.

Lap 10: After 10 laps world champion Michael Schumacher leads by five seconds from second-placed Barrichello.

Third-placed Ralf Schumacher is over 16 seconds behind his brother.

Lap eight: Coulthard is out of the race because of a throttle problem. The Scot was running in third, a position now held by Ralf Schumacher.

The Williams driver's brother, Michael, leads from his Ferrari team-mate Barrichello.

Olivier Panis is in the pits and his race looks to be over as well.

Lap six: Leader Michael Schumacher is lapping over a second quicker than third-placed Coulthard.

Schumacher is 3.8 seconds ahead of second-placed Barrichello.

Lap four: Felipe Massa's final drive for Sauber comes to an abrupt end as he clips the curb and slides into the barriers on the fourth lap.

Lap two: Michael Schumacher leads by three seconds from team-mate Barrichello after two laps.

Lap one: Pole-sitter Michael Schumacher makes a superb start to take a significant lead.

Barrichello weaves twice to keep Coulthard behind him at the start and the Brazilian lies second, with Coulthard in third.

0631: The cars complete the parade lap and line up ready to race.

0630: The cars leave the pits for their final warm-up laps before forming up on the grid.

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