Schumacher wins Malay GP

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src=' ' class='caption'> World champion Michael Schumacher continued his claimed his second win of the season at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:05 IST
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Kuala Lumpur:

World champion Michael Schumacher continued his ruthless domination of Formula One as he claimed his second win of the season and the 72nd of his career in today's Malaysian Grand Prix. Ferrari's Schumacher, who won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix two weeks ago, made the perfect start and was never seriously troubled as he led home Williams driver Juan Pablo Montoya. The six-time world champion came home five seconds clear of Montoya in the 56-lap race to maintain his 100 per cent start to the season and claim his third win at Sepang and his first in Malaysia since 2001. Montoya made a flying start and benefited from a mistake by Ferrari's Rubens Barrichello to claim the runners-up spot, while Button was left in ecstasy after finishing in third. BAR driver Button, who had finished fourth on five occasions, finally stood on the podium after an impressive drive to finish ahead of Barrichello. Renault's Jarno Trulli won a battle with David Coulthard, of McLaren, for fifth place while Fernando Alonso, who started from the back of the grid, scored points in seventh with Sauber's Felipe Massa eighth. Mark Webber, who had started second on the grid, endured a nightmare race and spun out while championship hopefuls Kimi Raikkonen and Ralf Schumacher retired because of mechanical problems. (PTI)

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