Michael Schumacher was in dominant form Sunday in front of his home crowd, winning his third German Grand Prix from pole position and giving Bridgestone its 90th victory since entering the FIA Formula One World Championship as a tyre supplier in 1997.

The world champion stormed off into the distance at the start of the race and won with a clear margin, giving the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro driver another ten points for his 11th win of the season.

He now has 110 points to Rubens Barrichello's 74, the Brazilian finishing in 12th place after an unlucky race.

The Scuderia Ferrari team meanwhile continues to lead the Constructors' Championship with a large margin of 184 points to Renault's 85.

"Today was a great race for Michael Schumacher - his eleventh win of the season. He is quite incredible and we are delighted to have been able to provide him with the tyres to achieve this result from pole," said Bridgestone's technical manager, Hisao Suganuma. "It was a fascinating race which saw many exciting overtaking manoeuvres.

"The nature of this circuit means that Hockenheim always throws up a few surprises and it was unfortunate for Rubens that he suffered a suspected puncture after working so hard to work his way up the field. Jordan's Giorgio Pantano also had a tyre problem and we are investigating both of these issues.

"However, overall, this has been a very satisfying weekend for Bridgestone. We had worked hard to re-establish our competitiveness on this circuit and victory for Michael was a great way to finish the weekend."