Schumacher’s latest victory is Canadian Grand Prix

Associated Press

Montreal, June 14:

Michael Schumacher is just as happy to outsmart the field as he is to dominate it.

He and his Ferrari team won the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday for his seventh victory in eight races, using a two pit-stop strategy to perfection to overcome a season-worst sixth-place start. The German, who holds just about every major record in the globe-trotting Formula One series, also picked up his third straight victory and fourth in five years on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Schumacher, well on his way to a seventh world championship and fifth in a row, added to his career victory mark with his 77th Formula One triumph. The winner will go into next Sunday’s US Grand Prix in Indianapolis with a point lead of 70-54 over Ferrari teammate Rubens Barrichello, who was awarded second place hours after the race when race stewards disqualified four cars for using illegal front brake ducts. It was nearly four hours after the race when the results of runner-up Ralf Schumacher, his Williams-BMW teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who finished fourth, as well as the Toyotas of eighth-place Cristiano da Matta and 10th-place Olivier Panis, were excluded from the official results.