BrazilianGP-Massa A Winner, Alonso The Champ, Schumi A Champ

Brazilian GP: Massa the victor, Alonso the champ
22nd October 2006

Felipe Massa won his second grand and Fernando Alonso secured his second World Championship as Michael Schumacher bowed out of F1 in heroic style.

The slim possibility of Schumi snatching an eighth title effectively ended with his Ferrari suffered a puncture in the early stages of the race as he passed Alonso’s Renault team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella. While the German, in his customary never-say-die fashion, battled back into the points, his sterling efforts were not sufficient to deny Alonso retaining his Drivers’ Championship.

In front of a partisan Sao Paulo crowd, Massa produced a flawless performance to become the first Brazilain to win his home grand prix since 1993.

Alonso, after a steady drive, finished second, while Honda’s Jenson Button took third.

Full report to follow

Source: http://www.planet-f1.com/News/Story_Pag … 06,00.html

Geez… What an unlucky day for Schumacher… :frowning:

The final results.

Results
01 F. Massa Ferrari 1:31:53.751
02 F. Alonso Renault + 18.658
03 J. Button Honda + 19.394
04 M. Schumacher Ferrari + 24.094
05 K. Rikknen McLaren + 28.503
06 G. Fisichella Renault + 30.287
07 R. Barrichello Honda + 40.294
08 P. de la Rosa McLaren + 52.068
9 R. Kubica BMW + 1:07.642
10 T. Sato Super Aguri + 1 laps
11 S. Speed Scuderia Toro Rosso + 1 laps
12 R. Doornbos Red Bull + 0 laps
13 V. Liuzzi Scuderia Toro Rosso + 1 laps
14 C. Albers Spyker MF1 + 1 laps
15 T. Monteiro Spyker MF1 + 2 laps
16 S. Yamamoto Super Aguri + 2 laps
Did not finish
17 N. Heidfeld BMW + 7 laps
18 D. Coulthard Red Bull + 56 laps
19 J. Trulli Toyota + 61 laps
20 R. Schumacher Toyota + 62 laps
21 M. Webber Williams + 70 laps
22 N. Rosberg Williams + 71 laps