Raikkonen wins Hungarian GP

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src=' ' class='caption'> McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen has won the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix.

Updated: February 25, 2007 10:54 IST
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Narain Karthikeyan finished a creditable 12th in the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix today. McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen stormed his way to the fourth win of the season to close in on championship leader Fernando Alonso, the Renault driver ending 11th and outside the points placing after being caught up in a first lap melee. Michael Schumacher, on pole position, escaped the muddle at the first corner, which saw Christian Klein's Red Bull flip out of the track, with a clean get away. But the Ferrari driver could not hold on to the advantage and had to fend off a challenge from younger brother Ralf in Toyota for a second place finish. Spaniard Alonso, who lost his nose cone in the first lap and whose own debris put another Red Bull racer David Coulthard out of the race, was on 87 points with his Finnish rival Raikkonen 14 points down with six races to go. Michael Schumacher, the seven-time World Champion, is third in the overall standings with 55 points. Narain's better placing could look exaggerated with six cars failing to finish, but that in itself showed the hard work put in by the Jordan team on a punishing circuit. Tiago Monteiro overcame a slow start to finish behind his Jordan teammate. (PTI)

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