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Schumacher wins pole position in Barcelona

May 8, 2004 at 5:12 PM   |   Comments

BARCELONA, Spain, May 8 (UPI) -- Michael Schumacher, a six-time Formula One world champion, won the pole position for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.

Schumacher, representing Ferrari, drove the 2.939-mile course at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona in 1 minute, 15.22 seconds, Saturday to earn his 59th pole in 200 Formula One races.

"We'll take it," Schumacher told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "I knew that I had a very good first and second sector which meant I could be safe on the last sector."

Schumacher has been the winner in Barcelona five times, including the past three years.

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