2006 Canadian Grand Prix

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Canada  2006 Canadian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 18 in the 2006 Formula One season
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.svg
Date June 25, 2006
Official name XLIII Grand Prix du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada
Course Street circuit
4.361 km (2.71 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 305.27 km (189.7 mi)
Weather Sunny, warm, 26°C
Pole position
Driver Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Time 1:14.942
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:15.841 on lap 22
Podium
First Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Second Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Third Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Jenson Button out-qualified his Honda team-mate Rubens Barrichello and took the eighth place on the grid.
Nico Rosberg qualified in sixth place but retired on the first lap of the race.
Fernando Alonso during his pole position lap.
Michael Schumacher qualified his Ferrari 248 F1 in fifth position.
The two Midland drivers, Christijan Albers and Tiago Monteiro, collided on the first lap of the race.
Giancarlo Fisichella finished in fourth after qualifying second because of a drive-through penalty during the race.
The Toyota drivers, Jarno Trulli and Ralf Schumacher, during the race. Ralf eventually retired on lap 58.
Barrichello and Klien battling during the race.

The 2006 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on June 25, 2006 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. The race, contested over 70 laps, was the ninth round of the 2006 Formula One season.

Race[edit]

Polesitter Fernando Alonso took his sixth win of the season and increased his championship lead over Michael Schumacher, who finished second after passing Kimi Räikkönen with two laps remaining when the Finn ran wide. Räikkönen subsequently finished in third position, completing the podium for the McLaren team. Alonso had now taken six wins and three second places from the first nine races.

There was problems at the start of the race when the two Midland cars collided at the tight hairpin on Lap 1, before Juan Pablo Montoya and Nico Rosberg collided on Lap 2 (which necessitated bringing out the safety car). Rosberg retired, whilst Montoya continued until he collided with a wall later in the race. Schumacher was stuck behind Jarno Trulli for a large proportion of the race before he finally managing to overtake him; although, Alonso had gained a considerable lead over him by this point.

With just a handful of laps left the safety car was out for a second time when home-town hero Jacques Villeneuve crashed into the wall because of brake failure. Räikkönen, who was 2nd in the snake of cars behind the safety car, was unable to take advantage of closing up to Alonso due to the presence of back-markers in front of him. He eventually lost the position to Schumacher.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

From:[1]

Pos Nat Driver Constructor Part 3 Part 2 Part 1
1 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:14.942 1:14.726 1:15.350
2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:15.178 1:15.295 1:15.917
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.386 1:15.273 1:15.376
4 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:15.968 1:15.506 1:16.455
5 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:15.986 1:15.139 1:15.716
6 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1:16.012 1:15.269 1:16.404
7 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.228 1:15.253 1:16.251
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 1:16.608 1:15.814 1:16.594
9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:16.912 1:15.601 1:16.735
10 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:17.209 1:15.555 1:16.259
11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 1:15.832 1:16.493
12 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 1:15.833 1:16.585
13 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:15.885 1:15.906
14 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:15.888 1:16.702
15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:16.116 1:16.581
16 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 1:16.301 1:16.514
17 Australia Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 1:16.985
18 United States Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:17.016
19 Portugal Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 1:17.121
20 Netherlands Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 1:17.140
21 Japan Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:19.088
22 France Franck Montagny Super Aguri-Honda 1:19.152
  • David Coulthard was demoted to 22nd because of an engine change after qualifying.

Race[edit]

From:[2]

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 70 1:34:37.308 1 10
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 +2.111 5 8
3 3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 70 +8.813 3 6
4 2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 70 +15.679 2 5
5 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 +25.172 10 4
6 8 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 69 +1 lap 4 3
7 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 69 +1 lap 13 2
8 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 22 1
9 12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 69 +1 lap 8
10 21 United States Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 69 +1 lap 17
11 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 12
12 9 Australia Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 69 +1 lap 16
13 20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 68 +2 laps 15
14 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 66 +4 laps 18
15 22 Japan Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 64 Accident 20
Ret 17 Canada Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 58 Accident 11
Ret 7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 58 Withdrew 14
Ret 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 13 Accident 7
Ret 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 11 Engine 9
Ret 23 France Franck Montagny Super Aguri-Honda 2 Engine 21
Ret 10 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1 Collision 6
Ret 19 Netherlands Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 0 Collision 19


Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A. p. 138. ISBN 2-84707-110-5. 
  2. ^ a b c Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A. p. 141. ISBN 2-84707-110-5. 

External links[edit]


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2005 Canadian Grand Prix
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2007 Canadian Grand Prix

Coordinates: 39°47′42″N 86°14′05″W / 39.79500°N 86.23472°W / 39.79500; -86.23472