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McLaren’s Juan Pablo Montoya took his fifth career win at Silverstone
Alonso marches onwards to what seems more likely to be his first World Championship with every race - he now leads by two wins (20 pts) and a third place (6 pts) with just eight races to go.
Raikkonen has been the fastest driver at most recent Grands Prix but for one reason or another, has failed to bring home the points to make an impression on Alonso's lead
Michael Schumacher, despite an awful year and a car that has been competitive only a few times, still keeps in distant touch with Alonso's points lead
Fernando Alonso took pole for the British GP and despite losing the lead within a few corners of the start, always looked likely to extend his points lead in the championship
Though it doesn't look likely here, within two corners Montoya (directly behind Alonso's blue Renault) had overtaken both Jenson Button and Alonso to run away with the race win.
Alonso chases Montoya with Button, Barrichello and Fisichella in hot pursuit during the early laps
Jarno Trulli still holds fourth place in the drivers championship, equal with Rubens Barrichello
Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli meet Arsenal FC's head coach Arsene Wenger
McLaren finished one and three on the road, but the home result did not enhance the team's drivers championship hopes. It did however, prove that with two winning drivers, the manufacturers title will be fought down to the wire
Dr Mario theissen of BMW Motorsport presents Nick Heidfeld with a baby seat to commemorate the birth of his first child
Ferrari and Michael Schumacher remain in the race, though it will take an extraordinary turn of events to see the team retain its titles in 2005
July 10, 2005 McLaren’s Juan Pablo Montoya took his fifth career win here at Silverstone, but the real story played out on the lower podium steps where Renault’s Fernando Alonso took second place and extended his championship lead over third placed Kimi Raikkonen. For Montoya, it was his first ever win for West McLaren Mercedes (indeed his first ever podium with the team) since he joined at the start of this season. Kimi Raikkonen put in another gritty drive, overcoming a ten place penalty on the grid due to an engine change after qualifying, fighting his way up from 12th on the grid to third at the flag.
Read the full article: British F1 GP: McLaren 1st and 3rd but Alonso/Renault extend lead
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