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Renault World Champions for 2006

 

After a perfect performance in the weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix, Renault has won the FIA World Constructors title and Fernando Alonso is the new Formula One Drivers World Champion.

Untitled Document The Renault F1 Team has repeated its 2005 double after a highly spectacular season, during which the team again proved its sporting, technical and human qualities by producing the R26 single-seater that has been consistently fast and reliable.

An exciting, roller-coaster season, from Bahrain all the way to Brazil Fernando Alonso made a fantastic start to the season, with six victories and three second places. By June, he held a strong lead in the championship, with a points total of 84 out of a possible 90.

At Hockenheim, the Ferraris finished first and second. In Turkey, a titanic struggle between Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher saw the Spaniard finish second, behind a Schumacher who was more determined than ever. Spectators the world over were thrilled by the battle between Alonso and Schumacher for the title, while their team mates, Fisichella and Massa, fought it out for third and fourth places.

The Renault-Michelin combination was again dominant in China, but Alonso had to settle for second placed, behind Schumacher. After the Chinese round, the two title challengers had exactly the same number of points and Renault regained the lead of the Constructors to take the double title at the season ending Brazil Grand Prix.

"What a wonderful feeling this is. We have done a fantastic last part of the championship, scoring 26 points out of 30 possible, and that was enough to make us double champions. It is such a special moment to win both titles on the same day, and the atmosphere in the team is unbelievable right now. I have to say thank you; thank you to everybody in the team, to all the people at Enstone and Viry, to Michelin, to my team-mate Giancarlo and to Heikki, who has done so much good work this year," said double champion Fernando Alonso.



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