BRAZILIAN GP - SUNDAY - RACE INCIDENTS

Start, Brazilian GP 2006

Start, Brazilian GP 2006 

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* Lap 1: Felipe Massa makes a clean start from his third pole position of the season to lead Kimi Räikkönen into Turn One. Jarno Trulli settles into third ahead of world championship leader Fernando Alonso. Rubens Barrichello, Giancarlo Fisichella, Michael Schumacher (who gains two of three places by passing both BMW Saubers in one move), Ralf Schumacher, Robert Kubica, Jenson Button, Pedro de la Rosa, Nick Heidfeld, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Scott Speed, Takuma Sato, David Coulthard, Christijan Albers, Sakon Yamamoto, Robert Doornbos and Tiago Monteiro. Williams team-mates Mark Webber and Nico Rosberg tangle at Turn Four. Webber continues to the pits, where he retires minus rear wing. Rosberg dislodges his front wing and crashes heavily later in the lap, at Turn 14.

* Lap 2: Fisichella and M Schumacher pass Barrichello. The Safety Car is deployed to allow debris from Rosberg's high-speed accident to be cleared.

* Lap 7: Race restarts. Massa pulls 2.7s clear of Räikkönen. Button passes Kubica and R Schumacher to move up to eighth.

* Lap 8: M Schumacher edges past Fisichella on the pit straight.

* Lap 9: M Schumacher has a moment at Turn One and Fisichella repasses. The German has a deflated left rear tyre. He crawls to the pits for a replacement and refuels while he's at it. The other Schumacher pits, too, terminally in this instance. Massa leads by 5.5s.

* Lap 10: Trulli pits to retire. Alonso moves up to third. Speed passes Liuzzi for 10th.

* Lap 11: Coulthard passes Sato.

* Lap 14: Coulthard slows down and heads for the pits.

* Lap 16: Massa leads by 9.8s. Alonso is 1.5s behind Räikkönen. M Schumacher, 17th, is running at a similar pace to the leaders but is 70s adrift, about three seconds ahead of the leader on the road.

* Lap 20: Massa posts a 1m13.288s - the race's fastest lap yet. He leads by 10.6s.

* Lap 21: Räikkönen, Fisichella and Barrichello all pit. They rejoin seventh, eighth and ninth respectively. Massa leads Alonso by 13.0s.

* Lap 23: Massa laps in 1m12.877s.

* Lap 24: Massa pits. He drops to third. Alonso leads Button by 10.8s.

* Lap 25: Button pits and rejoins in seventh, ahead of Fisichella.

* Lap 26: Alonso and Albers pit. Alonso rejoins fifth, ahead of Räikkönen. Massa leads comfortably again.

* Lap 27: Kubica and Yamamoto pit.

* Lap 28: Heidfeld and Sato pit.

* Lap 29: Button passes Räikkönen for fourth at Turn One.

* Lap 30: Heidfeld passes Liuzzi with the help of a gentle nudge.

* Lap 32: M Schumacher passes Doornbos for 12th. Liuzzi pits.

* Lap 33: Massa leads by 21.6s. Second-placed de la Rosa has Alonso, Button and Räikkönen right behind. Speed pits.

* Lap 35: Pit time for de la Rosa and Doornbos.

* Lap 36: Just past half-distance, Massa leads Alonso by 24.5s. Button, Räikkönen, Fisichella, Barrichello, Kubica and M Schumacher complete the top eight.

* Lap 37: M Schumacher laps in 1m12.832s?:

* Lap 38: ?and 1m12.438s. Heidfeld pits.

* Lap 39: Monteiro is the last driver to make a first scheduled stop.

* Lap 40: M Schumacher passes Kubica at Turn One but the Pole retaliates.

* Lap 41: M Schumacher passes Kubica and makes it stick.

* Lap 42: Sato, 10th, laps in 1m13.779s for Super Aguri - 0.2s faster than the leader.

* Lap 46: Barrichello makes his second stop as, some time later, does Yamamoto.

* Lap 47: M Schumacher makes the final scheduled stop of his F1 career.

* Lap 48: Sato and Albers pit.

* Lap 49: Fisichella and Kubica pit. M Schumacher laps in 1m12.385s.

* Lap 50: Button pits.

* Lap 51: Räikkönen pits. M Schumacher passes Barrichello for sixth.

* Lap 52: Massa pits and rejoins with his lead intact.

* Lap 53: Liuzzi pits. Doornbos passes Heidfeld for 11th.

* Lap 54: Alonso pits and stays second.

* Lap 55: With the leaders having made their final stops, Massa leads Alonso by 27.5s. Button is third from Räikkönen. Fisichella has M Schumacher right on his tail. Barrichello, de la Rosa, Kubica and Sato complete the top 10.

* Lap 59: Doornbos pits

* Lap 63: Fisichella runs wide at Turn One and M Schumacher moves up to fifth. Yamamoto pits.

* Lap 64: Heidfeld crashes out at Turn One. M Schumacher is bearing down on Räikkönen.

* Lap 69: M Schumacher muscles Räikkönen aside at Turn One. The 37-year-old lies fourth.

* Lap 70: M Schumacher posts a 1m12.162s. Alonso sets a personal best, too: 1m12.961s.

* Lap 71: Massa becomes the first Brazilian to win his home grand prix since Ayrton Senna in 1993. Alonso is second, 18.6s in arrears, and becomes the sport's youngest double world champion. Button, M Schumacher, Räikkönen, Fisichella, Barrichello and de la Rosa complete the top eight from Kubica and Sato, who secures Super Aguri's first top 10 finish.