Schumacher didn't expect French win

Schumacher didn't expect French win

On Sunday Michael Schumacher won his 88th Formula One Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver didn't expect to beat his competitors under the warm conditions at Magny-Cours. "To be honest, I didn't expect this," Schumacher said.
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  1. Monday 17 July 2006

  2. Schumacher didn't expect French win 16:34

    Schumacher didn't expect French win

    On Sunday Michael Schumacher won his 88th Formula One Grand Prix. The Ferrari driver didn't expect to beat his competitors under the warm conditions at...

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  3. Sunday 16 July 2006

  4. Ferrari celebrates continued dominance 19:21

    Ferrari celebrates continued dominance

    Fourth win of the season for Ferrari. This is the fifteenth French Grand Prix win for the Prancing Horse, number 187 from 734 races. For Michael Schumacher...

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  5. Double points finish for McLaren's new line-up 19:16

    Double points finish for McLaren's new line-up

    McLaren driver Kimi Raikkonen finished fifth in today's French Grand Prix. In only his first race for over a year Pedro de la Rosa put in a steady...

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  6. Midland happy with Albers finish 19:11

    Midland happy with Albers finish

    Christijan Albers delivered his and MF1 Racing's most competitive performance of the season at the French Grand Prix today. Despite encountering...

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  7. Aguri hopes turn to new car 18:55

    Aguri hopes turn to new car

    Super Aguri driver Franck Montagny took the chequered flag in 16th position for his home race, the 2006 French Grand Prix, today. It was a disappointing end...

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  8. 18:53

    Photos - Sunday at Magny-Cours

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  9. Heidfeld scrapes point for BMW 18:29

    Heidfeld scrapes point for BMW

    Nick Heidfeld secured another World Championship point for the BMW Sauber F1 Team in the French Grand Prix, after moving up from 11th on the grid to eighth....

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  10. Toyota happy with fourth 18:25

    Toyota happy with fourth

    Toyota has recorded its second consecutive fourth-place finish after Ralf Schumacher took five points at today's French Grand Prix. Running on a two-stop...

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  11. Double DNF compounds Honda misery 18:20

    Double DNF compounds Honda misery

    A double retirement in the French Grand Prix this afternoon completed a disappointing weekend for the Honda Racing F1 Team in Magny Cours. After a...

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  12. Tough race for Toro Rosso duo 18:10

    Tough race for Toro Rosso duo

    It was a tough afternoon for both Toro Rosso drivers as Scott Speed fought up to tenth while suffering from serious back pain and Liuzzi took an engine...

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  13. More woe for Williams 18:04

    More woe for Williams

    There was more disappointment for Williams today when both its drivers suffered from voerheating tyres. Both Webber and Rosberg ended up retiring. "We had...

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  14. Red Bull miss out on points 17:54

    Red Bull miss out on points

    Red Bull Racing missed out on the chance of points in France today after David Coulthard and Christian Klien finished ninth and twelfth, the same positions...

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  15. More damage limitation for Renault 17:45

    More damage limitation for Renault

    The Renault F1 Team emerged from a demanding French Grand Prix with a strong second place finish for Fernando Alonso after a consistent, attacking drive and...

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  16. Schumi says shame Massa couldn't take second 17:00

    Schumi says shame Massa couldn't take second

    Michael Schumacher was overjoyed with his dominant victory at the French Grand Prix, but in the back of his mind it looked as though he had hoped to have...

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  17. Dominant Schumacher takes eighth French win 16:50

    Dominant Schumacher takes eighth French win

    Michael Schumacher dominated the French Grand Prix to claim his eighth victory at the Magny-Cours circuit. Fernando Alonso climbed up to second place to...

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  18. Saturday 15 July 2006

  19. Honda analyses dreadful qualifying 19:24

    Honda analyses dreadful qualifying

    After a solid start to the weekend yesterday, the Honda team endured a disappointing qualifying session in Magny Cours. With both drivers lacking grip and...

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  20. Red Bull delighted with Coulthard top ten 18:45

    Red Bull delighted with Coulthard top ten

    Red Bull Racing was delighted with a qualifying run from David Coulthard which earned the team the tenth fastest time in qualifying. Coulthard will now...

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  21. Midland makes second knock-out again 18:42

    Midland makes second knock-out again

    Christijan Albers extended Midland F1 Racing's recent string of encouraging performances by once again piloting his M16 into the second qualifying session...

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  22. Ferrari savours third front row of season 18:32

    Ferrari savours third front row of season

    Fourth pole position of the season for Ferrari, after those obtained in Sakhir, Imola and Indianapolis all of them with Michael Schumacher and the third...

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  23. 18:30

    Photos - Saturday at Magny-Cours

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  24. Top five qualifying for Toyota 17:56

    Top five qualifying for Toyota

    Panasonic Toyota Racing will line up with two drivers in the top five of the grid for tomorrow's French Grand Prix after today's hour of qualifying at...

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  25. Rosberg and Webber satisfied 17:53

    Rosberg and Webber satisfied

    Williams drivers Nico Rosberg and Mark Webber qualified themselves for Sunday's French Grand Prix in 9th and 11th respectively. Both drivers were happy with...

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  26. Disappointing qualifying session for BMW 17:40

    Disappointing qualifying session for BMW

    Although BMW-Sauber dominated the two practice sessions on Friday and the one this morning their drivers were unable to show a strong performance in...

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  27. Renault focussed on the race 17:31

    Renault focussed on the race

    The Renault F1 Team emerged from a busy and challenging qualifying session this afternoon at Magny-Cours with third and seventh positions for Fernando...

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  28. McLaren satisfied with today's result 17:20

    McLaren satisfied with today's result

    McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen will be starting tomorrow's French Grand Prix from sixth on the grid having set a time of 1:16.281 in the final...

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  29. Toro Rosso drivers disappointed with quali result 16:58

    Toro Rosso drivers disappointed with quali result

    Both Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers were unhappy with Saturday's qualifying performance at Magny-Cours. Scott Spe qualified himself in fifteenth position while...

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  30. Ferrari locks out French front row 16:02

    Ferrari locks out French front row

    Michael Schumacher stormed to pole position at Magny Cours and Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa completed a perfect afternoon for the Italian team to qualify...

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  31. New engine for Nico Rosberg 14:26

    New engine for Nico Rosberg

    The WilliamsF1 team has decided it will place a new Cosworth engine in Nico Rosberg's car. It means Rosberg will drop back 10 places at Sunday's French...

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  32. BMW dominates final practice 13:06

    BMW dominates final practice

    BMW dominated final practice at Magny Cours on Saturday morning with Jacques Villeneuve posting the lead time of 1m17.005s. Team mate Heidfeld was second,...

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  33. Friday 14 July 2006

  34. Honda suffers Barrichello smash 18:24

    Honda suffers Barrichello smash

    The Honda team had a mixed start to its French Grand Prix weekend during Free Practice at Magny Cours today. In the afternoon session Rubens clipped the...

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  35. Low key Friday for McLarens new line-up 18:00

    Low key Friday for McLarens new line-up

    McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Pedro de la Rosa finished today's second free practice session for the 2006 French Grand in 15th and 22nd...

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  36. Ferrari prepares for hot weekend 17:47

    Ferrari prepares for hot weekend

    Ferrari's Michael Schumacher finished sixth fastest while team mate Massa was thirteenth at the end of practice at Magny Cours. Both drivers didn't take to...

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  37. Super Aguri happy with Friday practice 17:35

    Super Aguri happy with Friday practice

    Super Aguri made an encouraging start to the French Grand Prix weekend during the free practice sessions at the Circuit de Nevers in Magny-Cours today. The...

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  38. Williams back on the pace 17:25

    Williams back on the pace

    The WilliamsF1 team was back on the paceat Magny Cours with Alex Wurz finishing Friday practice in fourth place. Mark Webber was eighteenth and Rosberg...

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  39. BMW happy with early French pace 17:16

    BMW happy with early French pace

    In the burning heat of Magny Cours Robert Kubica once again set the best time of the day for the BMW Sauber F1 Team. Nick Heidfeld and Jacques Villeneuve...

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  40. Renault optimistic after first practice 17:07

    Renault optimistic after first practice

    The Renault F1 Team began the French Grand Prix weekend in optimistic mood and diligent fashion today at Magny-Cours. As usual, both drivers completed a...

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  41. Solid start for Toyota 17:00

    Solid start for Toyota

    Toyota today began its preparations for the French Grand Prix on a hot Bastille Day at Magny-Cours. The two practice sessions around the Circuit de Nevers...

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  42. Kubica fastest on Friday 16:13

    Kubica fastest on Friday

    BMW third driver Robert Kubica finished half a second faster than championship leader Fernando Alonso at the close of Friday's second practice session at...

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  43. 13:47

    Photos - Friday at Magny Cours

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  44. Kubica sets early practice pace 13:15

    Kubica sets early practice pace

    BMW third driver Robert Kubica set the early pace in first practice for this weekend's French Grand Prix at Magny Cours. The Polish driver covered 31 laps...

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  45. Thursday 13 July 2006

  46. 14:35

    Photos - Thursday at Magny Cours

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  47. Wednesday 12 July 2006

  48. Schumacher: Closing the gap brings out the best 18:00

    Schumacher: Closing the gap brings out the best

    Following his win at the United States Grand Prix, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher is preparing for a new challenge, this time the French Grand Prix at...

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  49. McLaren hopeful of victory at Magny-Cours 13:21

    McLaren hopeful of victory at Magny-Cours

    The McLaren Formula 1 team has yet to win its first race this season. A few times they were close, but while the team is being outpaced by Renault in the...

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  50. Montagny to race at home Grand Prix 12:28

    Montagny to race at home Grand Prix

    Franck Montagny will race this weekend during his home Grand Prix at Magny-Cours. It will be his last Grand Prix though for Super Aguri. Montagny can't wait...

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  51. Bridgestone prepared for French Grand Prix 12:17

    Bridgestone prepared for French Grand Prix

    Bridgestone will bring 1,200 Bridgestone Potenza Formula One tyres to the French Grand Prix this weekend. The Japanese tyre manufacturer took first and...

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  52. Sutil ready for second Grand Prix weekend 11:24

    Sutil ready for second Grand Prix weekend

    Midland's test driver Adrian Sutil will be back in action for the team this Friday during the French Grand Prix. Sutil made his Grand Prix debut at the...

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  53. Midland drivers ready for French Grand Prix 11:19

    Midland drivers ready for French Grand Prix

    Midland Formula 1 Racing heads to the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours for Round 11 of the 2006 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the French Grand Prix - the...

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  54. Monday 10 July 2006

  55. Alonso: I will keep on winning 13:28

    Alonso: I will keep on winning

    Fernando Alonso didn't manage to be on the podium at the last race at Indianapolis for the first time this season. For Renault's home Grand Prix Alonso is...

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  56. Sunday 9 July 2006

  57. France gives Ralf mixed feelings 15:32

    France gives Ralf mixed feelings

    Ralf Schumacher is looking ahead to the French Grand Prix with mixed feelings. The German doesn't think the Circuit de Nevers is a fabulous track to drive...

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  58. Tuesday 28 February 2006

  59. French GP plans parade 12:29

    French GP plans parade

    Organisers of the French Grand Prix are to organise a parade through Paris in June and stage a concert by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd fame to celebrate the...

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