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Statistics for the European GP

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May 03, 2006 19:36 IST

Formula One statistics for Sunday's European Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring:

WINNERS

Michael Schumacher's victory in last month's San Marino Grand Prix was the 85th of his career. No other driver comes close to his record, with Frenchman Alain Prost second in the all-time rankings with 51.

The seven times world champion has now won at least one race every year for the last 15 seasons.

Ferrari's win ended Renault's run of four in a row and was the Italian team's first for 13 races (since the six-car U.S. Grand Prix fiasco of June 2005).

Ferrari have had 184 wins since 1950. McLaren are second with 148 and Williams third on 113.

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ALONSO

Alonso has led the championship since he won the Malaysian Grand Prix of March 20, 2005.

The Spaniard has finished on the podium for 10 races in a row, still well off Schumacher's run of 19 in 2001-2002.

Alonso is also the only driver to have scored points in every race this season.

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QUALIFYING

Schumacher's pole at Imola was the 66th of his career, one more than the record he had held jointly with Brazil's late champion Ayrton Senna.

Honda's Briton Jenson Button, still without a win in 104 starts, has qualified in the top three in all four races so far this season. He has also qualified on the first two rows for the last seven grands prix.

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POINTS

Toyota's Italian Jarno Trulli has yet to score a point this season after finishing second twice in the first four races of 2005.

Three teams -- Midland, Toro Rosso and Super Aguri -- are still without points.

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NUERBURGRING

Ferrari are the most successful team at the Nuerburgring with 13 wins.

Canada's Jacques Villeneuve claimed the first grand prix win of his career at the 1996 European Grand Prix and also the last in 1997.

Italy's Jarno Trulli took his first Formula One podium finish at the Nuerburgring in 1999 (second with Prost).

Germany's Nick Heidfeld celebrated his first pole position there last year.

Honda made their Formula One debut at the old Nuerburgring circuit in 1964.

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MILESTONE

Toyota's Ralf Schumacher, one of four Germans on the starting grid, will be starting his 150th Grand Prix.

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