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Michael Schumacher wins Italian GP

The German claims his 90th career victory and his fifth at Monza.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2006 19:43 IST

Germany's Michael Schumacher further boosted his chances of an eighth world drivers' title in Formula One when he won the Italian Grand Prixon Sunday.

Schumacher, who started from second in the grid behind Finland's Kimi Raikkonen, finished comfortably ahead of the McLaren driver to claim his 90th career victory and his fifth at Monza.

Robert Kubica of BMW Sauber finished third.

Championship rival and reigning champion Fernando Alonso of Spain finished out of the top ten, failing to pick up any points in what was the last race of the season in Europe.

The Renault driver began with a 12-point lead over Schumacher but was relegated from fifth to 10th on the grid because of an infraction in qualifying on Saturday.

First Published: Sep 10, 2006 19:02 IST