Schumacher wins 12th race this season

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:08 IST

Michael Schumacher set another record by winning Hungarian Grand Prix and becoming the first driver to claim 12 races in a single season.

Schumacher wins 12th race this season
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Michael Schumacher set another record in winning the Hungarian Grand Prix, becoming the first driver to claim 12 races in a single season. He's failed to win only once all season (Monaco), and he probably should have won it, too. Schumacher's victory, with second for teammate Rubens Barrichello, also brought Ferrari its sixth straight constructors' championship with five races remaining. All but mathematically clinched, Schumacher could wrap up an unprecedented seventh drivers' title in two weeks at the Belgian Grand Prix. In the most lopsided season in F1 history, the 35-year old German on Sunday also became the first to win seven consecutive races in a single season. Italian Alberto Ascari won nine straight, but that was over two seasons - 1952-53 - and in a different era. Schumacher won five straight to start the season. In Monaco, he was leading when he was knocked out in a freak crash with Juan Pablo Montoya as the cars were running under the safety flag. Renault's Fernando Alonso, who won in Budapest last year, was third and 44.5 seconds behind the winner with fourth place for Williams-BMW's Juan Pablo Montoya. Jenson Button of BAR-Honda was fifth followed by teammate Takuma Sato. (AP)

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