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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 October 2006, 22:15 GMT 23:15 UK

How Alonso won the title
Schumacher (left) can only watch on as Alonso (right) clinches victory
Suzuka, 8 October 2006

Fernando Alonso - 126 points
Michael Schumacher - 116 points

Alonso's title hopes were hanging by a thread at the start of the Japanese race; by the end the world crown was his to lose.

Alonso had gone to Japan knowing anything less than eighth plus a Schumacher win would instantly hand the championship to his rival.

Schumacher looked set to fulfil his part of the bargain before a rare Ferrari engine failure on the 37th lap gifted victory to Alonso, who moved 10 points clear and one race from ultimate glory.



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