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‘Today was a little present to myself’ – The story of Michael Schumacher's 91st and final F1 win

Hall of Fame F1 Journalist

David Tremayne
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SHANGHAI, CHINA - OCTOBER 01:  Michael Schumacher of Germany and Ferrari celebrates winning the

A Grand Prix exactly 17 years ago today would prove a key historical stage in Michael Schumacher’s great career, as he landed a crucial punch in his season-long battle with Renault’s Fernando Alonso to regain the World Championship crown the Spaniard had relieved him of the previous season...

Fernando’s team mate Giancarlo Fisichella could have won the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix, helping his team mate’s cause, once Alonso had run into trouble after leading.

Instead, a mistake from the Italian gifted Schumacher his seventh win of the season – and it gave him the lead for the first time in the 2006 title chase, even though he and Fernando, who recovered to finish second, shared 116 points; where Michael had those seven wins, Fernando had only six.

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