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Alonso finishes second in Brazil, wins F1 title again

Updated: October 22, 2006, 4:13 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Fernando Alonso won his second straight Formula One championship Sunday by finishing runner-up to Felipe Massa in the Brazilian Grand Prix, a race that marked the end of Michael Schumacher's mighty career.

Schumacher, a seven-time Formula One champion, needed to win his final race before retirement to keep alive his remote chance of another title. But the German punctured a tire less than 10 laps into the race, dropped out of contention early and finished ...

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