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Schumacher and Ferrari win again

By Will Gray 16/08/2004 05:10:49 AM Comments (0)

World champion Michael Schumacher claimed a record 12th win of the season as he led Ferrari to a world championship-winning one-two in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

German Schumacher displayed his dominance with a demolition of his rivals as he started from pole position and led every lap to claim his 82nd career win and hand Ferrari their sixth consecutive constructors' title.

"To win in this style was great and to clinch the constructors' championship is very important," said Schumacher, a six-time world champion.

"Everyone in the team deserves this win. It is just so perfect, outstanding.

"Inside the car there was more work going on than it may have looked. The circuit is demanding and it is not easy.

"A lot of lapping was going on even if a couple of guys did not respect that very well. Hungary is a difficult track to pass or work your way through, but I am very happy for the team today."

Brazilian Rubens Barrichello followed him home to secure Ferrari's seventh one-two finish of the season and extend their points haul to an unreachable 202 as closest rivals Renault managed only third with Spaniard Fernando Alonso.

"I had a good start and I think the rain cleaned it off a little bit on my side," said Barrichello. "But it was hard to chase Michael or overtake him because I had to defend myself.

Australian Mark Webber finished 10th for Jaguar.

Schumacher has outclassed Barrichello this season and can take his seventh drivers' title with victory at the next race in Belgium after extending his advantage over the Brazilian to 38 points with 50 remaining.

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