2006 Champ Car Grand Prix de Montreal

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Canada   2006 Montreal
Race details
Race 11 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Track Layout
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Track Layout
Date August 28, 2006
Official name Champ Car Grand Prix de Montreal
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Permanent Road Course
2.709 mi / 4.360 km
Distance 67 laps, 181.503 mi / 292.120 km
Weather Monsoonal Rain (Sunday)/Overcast (Monday)
Pole position
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:20.005
Fastest lap
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:22.325 (on lap 58 of 67)
Podium
First France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Second Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Championship Racing
Third France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM

The 2006 Champ Car Grand Prix de Montreal was the eleventh round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on August 27 and August 28, 2006 on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The race began on Sunday the 27th, but the race was red flagged due to excessive rain after only 6 laps were completed. The remainder of the race was rescheduled for 10:00am the following day, with all retired cars allowed to restart in the positions they held at the time of the red flag, albeit laps down if they were on the Sunday. The final 61 laps were completed without further weather stoppages. Sébastien Bourdais took the race win from the pole as well as a stranglehold on his third consecutive season championship with his closest competitors A. J. Allmendinger and Justin Wilson both finishing well back.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:21.193 1:20.005 1:20.005
2 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 1:20.361 1:20.361
3 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:22.085 1:20.587 1:20.587
4 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:22.222 1:20.669 1:20.669
5 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1:21.523 1:20.691 1:20.691
6 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:21.856 1:20.772 1:20.772
7 Australia Will Power Team Australia 1:22.796 1:21.156 1:21.156
8 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 1:22.800 1:21.555 1:21.555
9 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:22.655 1:21.561 1:21.561
10 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 1:22.513 1:21.725 1:21.725
11 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:23.114 1:21.771 1:21.771
12 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:22.803 1:21.916 1:21.916
13 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 1:22.767 1:22.050 1:22.050
14 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 1:22.999 1:22.096 1:22.096
15 Mexico Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 1:22.796 1:22.581 1:22.581
16 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 1:23.663 1:22.902 1:22.902
17 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 1:24.204 1:25.338 1:24.204

Race[edit]

The restart order on Monday was as follows:

Row Inside Outside
1 7 United States A. J. Allmendinger 1 France Sébastien Bourdais
2 3 Canada Paul Tracy 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson
3 2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira 6 Spain Oriol Servià
4 5 Australia Will Power 27 Canada Andrew Ranger
5 34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman 14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke
6 15 Canada Alex Tagliani 18 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia
7 19 Mexico Mario Domínguez 4 France Nelson Philippe
8 8 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli 11 Belgium Jan Heylen
9 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 67 2:01:09.290 1 35
2 3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 67 +1.398 secs 4 27
3 4 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 67 +2.750 secs 10 26
4 14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 67 +3.120 secs 8 23
5 5 Australia Will Power Team Australia 67 +6.359 secs 7 21
6 8 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 67 +7.432 secs 17 20
7 15 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 67 +8.321 secs 12 17
8 34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 67 +8.410 secs 11 15
9 11 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 67 +10.529 secs 14 13
10 19 Mexico Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 67 +10.618 secs 15 11
11 18 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 67 +11.266 secs 13 11
12 2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 66 + 1 Lap 6 9
13 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 61 + 6 Laps 16 8
14 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 48 Contact 3 8
15 27 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 36 Contact 9 6
16 6 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 30 Contact 5 5
17 7 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 14 Driveshaft 2 5

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
3-5 Legge (20) Crash
6 Rain (Red Flag)
7-9 Yellow Restart
11-13 Ranger (27) Spin/Stall
19-21 Legge (20) Spin/Stall
32-35 Servià (6) Crash
39-41 Ranger (27) Crash
49-53 Wilson (9) Crash
64-66 Debris

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-13 A. J. Allmendinger
14-30 Sébastien Bourdais
31-33 Justin Wilson
34-49 Sébastien Bourdais
50-51 Antônio Pizzonia
52-62 Nelson Philippe
63-67 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 38
A. J. Allmendinger 13
Nelson Philippe 11
Justin Wilson 3
Antônio Pizzonia 2

Championship standings after the race[edit]