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Last Updated: Sunday, 1 October 2006, 05:46 GMT 06:46 UK
China GP photos

Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso on the Sunday morning drivers' parade

Michael Schumacher and Fernando Alonso join the drivers as they tour the circuit on the traditional pre-race parade

Models in the paddock before the Chinese Grand Prix

Despite the inclement weather, the Chinese organisers are determined to present a glamorous image to the world

Fernando Alonso is surrounded by photographers

Alonso is far from happy at being surrounded by photograpers on the grid prior to the race starting

The start of the Chinese Grand Prix

The Renaults of Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella lead the field at the start in very difficult conditions

Visibility is horrible at times as the racing heated up in Shanghai

The treacherous conditions make visibility horrible for the drivers at times as the racing heats up in Shanghai

Alonso leads in China

Alonso opens up a lead and is soon 20 seconds in front of Schumacher back in third

Pit stop mistakes cost Fernando Alonso

But Renault throw away victory with mistakes in both of Alonso's pit stops - including a wrong tyre choice

Schumacher wins the Chinese Grand Prix

Schumacher edges out Alonso to win the race and now leads the world championship for the first time this season

Michael Schumacher celebrates

Schumacher's delight is clear - with just two races to go the German is on course to land another world title

Schumacher embraces his pit crew

While Renault are left to assess what went wrong, an overjoyed Schumacher embraces his pit crew

Schumacher and Alonso on the podium

The very different facial expressions of Schumacher and Alonso on the podium tells its story



SEE ALSO
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30 Sep 06 |  Formula One
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