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Schumacher's win builds momentum for eighth title

Updated: October 2, 2006, 3:08 PM ET
By Michael Kelley | Special to ESPN.com

Michael Schumacher looks likely to head into retirement with his reputation as Formula One's rain king undiminished after a weekend performance that defied both weather and tire conditions propelled him into a tie for the driving championship with momentum in hand for the season's last two races.

First, Schumacher overcame a wear issue with his Bridgestone Corp. tires on a wet Saturday to qualify sixth, when no other Bridgestone-shod runner placed higher than 14th on the starting ...

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