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Schumacher surpasses Fangio with sixth crown

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On this day in 2003, Michael Schumacher entered the history books by adding a historic sixth drivers' crown to his collection, surpassing the great Fangio's record of five titles.

The Ferrari driver was a distant eighth in a Japanese GP won by team mate Rubens Barrichello, a result which denied Schumacher's closest rival, Kimi Raikkonen, a final shot at the championship.

While Fangio had won all his titles consecutively in the 1950s, Schumacher's 2003 championship was his fourth in a row.