2006 British Grand Prix

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United Kingdom  2006 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 18 in the 2006 Formula One season
The Silverstone Circuit modified in 2000
The Silverstone Circuit modified in 2000
Date 11 June 2006
Official name 2006 Formula 1 Foster's British Grand Prix[1]
Location Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, England
Course Permanent Road Facility
5.141 km (3.194 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 308.355 km (191.603 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Time 1:20.253
Fastest lap
Driver Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Time 1:21.599 on lap 21
Podium
First Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Second Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Third Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes

The 2006 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on June 11, 2006 at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. The race, contested over 60 laps, was the eighth round of the 2006 Formula One season.

Ticket sales were rather slow; the race was scheduled far earlier than normal, and local Jenson Button had a rather poor season the previous year. When the race sold out in 2005, Button had been coming off one of his best years. Also, the weekend clashed with England's first World Cup game.

Button had a very poor qualifying run and started the race 19th; after a blinding first few laps, Jenson's engine caught fire on lap 9, due to an oil leak that also caused the car to spin out of the race. Scotsman David Coulthard also had a poor race suffering from understeer.

Fernando Alonso became the first Spanish driver and the youngest driver (24 years, 10 months, 13 days) to get the Hat Trick (pole position, winning and fastest lap in same Grand Prix). He fell one lap short of clinching the Grand Chelem (he would finally achieve this at the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix).

This race also featured the first ever pit stop to have involved a woman, during a Midland F1 pit stop for Tiago Monteiro, ITV-F1's then pit-lane reporter Louise Goodman was the left rear tyre changer.

The only other noticeable incident of the race happened on the very first lap, when Scott Speed pushed Ralf Schumacher's Toyota right in the path of Mark Webber at the entrance on the Hangar Straight. Schumacher and Webber retired on the spot, while Speed crawled to the pits and drove straight into the garage at the end of lap 1.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Fernando Alonso took pole position, fastest lap, and race victory, leading every lap of the race except one.

From:[2]

Pos Nat Driver Constructor Part 3 Part 2 Part 1
1 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:20.253 1:20.271 1:21.018
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.397 1:20.497 1:21.648
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:20.574 1:20.659 1:22.096
4 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:20.764 1:20.846 1:21.647
5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:20.919 1:20.594 1:22.411
6 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:20.943 1:20.929 1:22.965
7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:21.073 1:21.043 1:22.886
8 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.107 1:20.816 1:22.169
9 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:21.329 1:20.629 1:21.670
10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 1:21.599 1:20.672 1:21.637
11 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 1:21.442 1:22.424
12 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1:21.567 1:23.083
13 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:21.699 1:22.685
14 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 1:21.990 1:22.773
15 United States Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:22.076 1:22.541
16 Portugal Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 1:22.207 1:22.860
17 Australia Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 1:23.129
18 Netherlands Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 1:23.210
19 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 1:23.247
20 Japan Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:26.158
21 France Franck Montagny Super Aguri-Honda 1:26.316
22 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota No time

Race[edit]

From:[3]

Michael Schumacher finished second, just under 14 seconds behind Fernando Alonso
Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 60 1:25:51.927 1 10
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 60 +13.951 3 8
3 3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 60 +18.672 2 6
4 2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 60 +19.976 5 5
5 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 60 +31.559 4 4
6 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 60 +1:04.769 8 3
7 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 60 +1:14.594 9 2
8 17 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 60 +1:18.299 10 1
9 10 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 60 +1:19.008 12
10 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 59 +1 lap 6
11 8 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 59 +1 lap 22
12 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 59 +1 lap 11
13 20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 59 +1 lap 13
14 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 59 +1 lap 14
15 19 Netherlands Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 59 +1 lap 18
16 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 58 +2 laps 16
17 22 Japan Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 57 +3 laps 20
18 23 France Franck Montagny Super Aguri-Honda 57 +3 laps 21
Ret 12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 8 Oil leak 19
Ret 21 United States Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1 Collision damage 15
Ret 7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 0 Collision 7
Ret 9 Australia Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 0 Collision 17

Standings after the race[edit]

Note, only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Formula 1 Fosters British Grand Prix Official Program. 2007. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  2. ^ Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A. p. 132. ISBN 2-84707-110-5. 
  3. ^ a b c Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A. p. 135. ISBN 2-84707-110-5. 

External links[edit]

Race Reports[edit]


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Coordinates: 52°04′43″N 1°01′01″W / 52.07861°N 1.01694°W / 52.07861; -1.01694