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October 16, 2005

Chinese Grand Prix

Ferrari's seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher was first to end the season, colliding on the way to the starting grid and spinning off during the race while following the safety car.

Australian Paul Stoddart, watching his final race as Minardi boss before handing over to new owners Red Bull, blamed the German for the astonishing collision with his Dutch driver Christijan Albers.

Schumacher and Albers both started from the pit lane, with the German working his way back up to 10th place before spinning off into the gravel on the 23rd of 56 laps. He got out and trudged back to the paddock.

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