Gallery: Schumacher, Raikkonen decide the title in Japan, 2003

Fourteen years ago - October 12, 2003 - the Japanese Grand Prix was the race that would decide the outcome of the drivers' world title, with Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen being the contenders.

Gallery: Schumacher, Raikkonen decide the title in Japan, 2003

The obvious favorite was Schumacher for Ferrari. But with the weather being unpredictable, all drivers did not get much time on track in qualifying. 

McLaren's Raikkonen finished second, while Schumacher finished eighth and Rubens Barrichello won the race for Ferrari. However, it was enough for Schumacher to win his sixth world title.

 

Rubens Barrichello takes the lead at the start

Rubens Barrichello takes the lead at the start
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Rubens Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello
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Rubens Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello
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Michael Schumacher pit stop

Michael Schumacher pit stop
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Michael Schumacher ahead of Mark Webber, but behind Takuma Sato

Michael Schumacher ahead of Mark Webber, but behind Takuma Sato
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Takuma Sato and Michael Schumacher

Takuma Sato and Michael Schumacher
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Race winner Rubens Barrichello

Race winner Rubens Barrichello
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Rubens Barrichello

Rubens Barrichello
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World champion Michael Schumacher

World champion Michael Schumacher
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Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello congratulate each other

Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello congratulate each other
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Podium with winner Rubens Barrichello, Kimi Raikkonen second and David Coulthard third

Podium with winner Rubens Barrichello, Kimi Raikkonen second and David Coulthard third
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Rubens Barrichello celebrates as Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard look on

Rubens Barrichello celebrates as Kimi Raikkonen and David Coulthard look on
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Rubens Barrichello celebrates

Rubens Barrichello celebrates
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David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen celebrate

David Coulthard and Kimi Raikkonen celebrate
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The top three on the podium with Ferrari team principal Jean Todt

The top three on the podium with Ferrari team principal Jean Todt
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Michael Schumacher celebrates with the team members

Michael Schumacher celebrates with the team members
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The Ferrari team celebrate

The Ferrari team celebrate
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Ferrari celebrate

Ferrari celebrate
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Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Jean Todt, Luca Badoer and Schumacher's wife Corrina

Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Jean Todt, Luca Badoer and Schumacher's wife Corrina
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Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Jean Todt, Luca Badoer and Schumacher's wife Corrina

Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Jean Todt, Luca Badoer and Schumacher's wife Corrina
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Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Jean Todt and Ross Brawn

Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Jean Todt and Ross Brawn
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Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Jean Todt and Ross Brawn

Michael Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello, Jean Todt and Ross Brawn
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Michael Schumacher celebrates with team members

Michael Schumacher celebrates with team members
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Bridgestone staff congratulate Michael Schumacher

Bridgestone staff congratulate Michael Schumacher
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Ferrari celebrate

Ferrari celebrate
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Happy Ferrari team members

Happy Ferrari team members
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Photo by: Brousseau Photo

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