'It's beautiful'

Five-time world champion Michael Schumacher clinched his fifth career Spanish Grand Prix win and then announced he's in love with his new car.

Michael Schumacher of Germany in action in his new Ferrari at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Barcelona, Spain. — Pic. BRYN LENNON/GETTY IMAGES-

"It's beautiful, it's very special," said the German star after taking the new Ferrari F2003-GA to a 5.7sec win over the Renault of Fernando Alonso of Spain.

It was Schumacher's 66th win of his career and his second this season as he moved ominously into second place in the world championship, just four points behind Kimi Raikkonen whose McLaren crashed out on the grid after smashing into the back of Antonio Pizzonia's Jaguar.

"We have been very lucky with the new car. The old one would not have made it because it was such a tough race with Renault and we knew from their qualifying times that it would be a tough fight."

"We had the better start but then I got held up in traffic and Renault's tyres got stronger. But at the end it all worked out as our car and tyres were more consistent."

Alonso, 21, confirmed his position as the hottest prospect in the sport. His second place here, made him overall third in the drivers' championship. He has now scored points in all five races this season.

He made his intentions clear right at the start as he charged from third place on the grid and got between the two Ferraris but he was unable to squeeze past and had to wait until the first round of pit stops to get in front of Rubens Barrichello who eventually finished in third spot.