Controversial win for Schumi at Austrian GP

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:27 IST

Michael Schumacher gifted a controversial last-lap victory at the Austrian Grand Prix from team-mate Rubens Barrichello.

Spielberg, Austria:

Michael Schumacher was gifted a controversial last-lap victory at the Austrian Grand Prix from team-mate Rubens Barrichello today as Ferrari's domination of Formula One tightened. Schumacher, who had trailed teammate Barrichello throughout the entire race, was handed the win when the Brazilian pulled aside to let the four-time world champion through just before the chequered flag. The controversial finish angered fans at the A1 ring, who booed and whistled the Ferraris as they came into the pits at the end of an incident-packed race. The victory saw Schumacher tighten his grip on the World Drivers Championship, extending his lead at the top to 27 points from Williams' Juan-Pablo Montoya, who finished third. Afterwards as whistles and jeers bombarded the pits, a shame-faced Schumacher urged teammate Barrichello - who had started on pole and been quicker all weekend - to stand on the winners' position at the podium. (PTI)

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