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Last Updated: Sunday, 23 April 2006, 11:29 GMT 12:29 UK
San Marino GP photos

Michael Schumacher (right) leads the San Marino Grand Prix going into the first corner

Michael Schumacher takes full advantage of his pole position to lead into the first corner at Ferrari's home track

Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button follow the safety car

But a spectacular crash involving Christijan Albers and Yuji Ide on the opening lap brings out the safety car

Michael Schumacher leads from Jenson Button and Felipe Massa

Schumacher clocks the fastest lap early on, but struggles to shake off Jenson Button and fellow Ferrari driver Felipe Massa

Ferrari's Felipe Massa fends off the challenge of Renault's Fernando Alonso

Massa moves up to second when Button pits, but he holds up Renault's Fernando Alonso to help Schumacher extend his lead

Fernando Alonso

But Renault's pit strategy appears to pay off when Alonso comes out ahead of Massa and Button to go second

Jenson Button

Button's hopes of a podium finish are severely dented by a poor second pit stop and the British driver finishes seventh

Michael Schumacher leads from Fernando Alonso

Alonso closes right up on Schumacher, who is suffering from tyre problems, but the Spaniard cannot find a way past

Michael Schumacher takes the chequered flag ahead of Fernando Alonso

And Schumacher manages to hold off the reigning world champion to record his seventh victory at Imola

A Ferrari fans holds out a flag for Michael Schumacher

Ferrari fans swarm onto the track to congratulate Schumacher on his 85th Grand Prix victory

Fernando Alonso (left), Michael Schumacher (centre) and Juan Pablo Montoya on the podium at Imola

The German ace celebrates in trademark fashion alongside Alonso and third-placed Juan Pablo Montoya



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