2006 Champ Car season

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2006 Champ Car season
2006 Champ Car season
Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford
Season
Races 14
Start date April 9
End date November 12
Awards
Drivers' champion France Sébastien Bourdais
Nations' Cup France France
Rookie of the Year Australia Will Power
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2005 2007

The 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season was the third and penultimate season of the Champ Car World Series era of American open wheel racing. It began on April 9, 2006 in Long Beach, California and ended on November 12 in Mexico City, Mexico after 14 races. The Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford Drivers' Champion was Sébastien Bourdais, his third consecutive championship. He was the first driver to win three American open wheel National Championships in a row since Ted Horn in 1948. The Rookie of the Year was Will Power.

Drivers and Teams[edit]

The 2.65 liter turbo V8 FordCosworth XFE engine continued to be the exclusive power plant for the series. Bridgestone also continued as the exclusive series tire supplier. The two companies continued the marketing agreement that branded the series Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. All teams ran the Lola B03/00 chassis, the final year these chassis would be run in the series.

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2006 Champ Car season.

Team No Drivers Races
United States Newman/Haas Racing 1 France Sébastien Bourdais All
2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira All
United States Forsythe Racing 3 Canada Paul Tracy 1-13
Mexico David Martínez 14
7 Mexico Mario Domínguez 1-4
United States A. J. Allmendinger 5-13
United States Buddy Rice 14
United States CTE Racing-HVM 4 France Nelson Philippe All
14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke All
Australia Team Australia 5 Australia Will Power All
15 Canada Alex Tagliani All
United States PKV Racing 6 Spain Oriol Servià All
12 United States Jimmy Vasser 1
20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge All
United States Rocketsports Racing 8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 1
Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli 2-6, 8-11
Mexico Mario Domínguez 12-14
18 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets 5-8, 12
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 11, 13-14
United States RuSPORT 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 1-12, 14
10 United States A. J. Allmendinger 1-4
Brazil Cristiano da Matta 5-9
Australia Ryan Briscoe 13-14
United States Dale Coyne Racing 11 Belgium Jan Heylen All
19 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 1-4
Mexico Mario Domínguez 5-11
Uruguay Juan Cáceres 12
Germany Andreas Wirth 13-14
United States Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 27 Canada Andrew Ranger All
34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman All

Team and driver changes[edit]

Newman/Haas Racing retained their 2005 Series Champion Sébastien Bourdais for the season, who was re-joined by Bruno Junqueira, who began the 2005 season with Newman-Haas but was replaced by Oriol Servià after sustaining a season-ending back injury in the 2005 Indianapolis 500. Oriol Servià, in turn, joined PKV Racing, replacing Cristiano da Matta.[1] Joining Servià was newcomer Katherine Legge, a three-time race winner in Champ Car's primary feeder series, the Toyota Atlantic Championship. Legge became the first woman to run a full season of Champ Car racing.[2] PKV co-owner Jimmy Vasser, the 1996 IndyCar champion, drove a third team car at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. While a preseason press release hinted at further appearances in 2006, it was Vasser's only appearance as a driver in a Champ Car until the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the final race contested under Champ Car rules.[3]

Two teams standing pat with their driving lineup for 2006 were Forsythe Championship Racing, retaining Paul Tracy and Mario Domínguez,[4] and RuSPORT with Justin Wilson and A. J. Allmendinger. However, both teams would see changes while the season was still young.

Walker Racing continued its branding as Team Australia and kept the same drivers that they ended the 2005 season with, retaining both Alex Tagliani and Will Power.[5] Mi-Jack Conquest Racing kept Andrew Ranger from their 2005 team. Ranger was joined by Charles Zwolsman, Jr., the 2005 Toyota Atlantic Championship series champion.[6] CTE-HVM Racing signed two new drivers after using four last year, with Nelson Philippe[7] matched up with rookie Dan Clarke as his teammate.[8] Dale Coyne Racing picked up the biggest wild card for 2006, signing 2002 series champion Cristiano da Matta as their number one driver alongside a debutant Belgian, Jan Heylen.[9]

Rocketsports Racing began the year as a one-car team. Former WilliamsF1 driver Antônio Pizzonia signed on with a one-race contract for Long Beach.[10]

Mid-season changes[edit]

  • Dutchman Nicky Pastorelli was announced as Rocketsports Racing's "full-time" driver on April 28.[11] Pastorelli was a test driver for Jordan Grand Prix in 2005 and in October 2005 had been originally introduced as the third driver for the team which was renamed Midland F1 Racing after the 2005 season,[12] but that opportunity fell through in December when one of Pastorelli's investors backed out of the deal.[13] It would not be the last time Nicky would have sponsorship problems.
  • On June 12 Forsythe Racing announced that they were parting company with Mario Domínguez. Domínguez had crashed on this opening lap of the Milwaukee race, taking out himself and his teammate Paul Tracy as well as Bruno Junqueira. The series stewards penalized him for the crash, stripping him of the points earned for his 14th place finish.[15] Two days later the open seat was filled as A. J. Allmendinger was announced as Domínguez's replacement at Forsythe, a pairing that was quickly rewarded with victories in the following three races starting at Portland.[16] Meanwhile, Domínguez moved to Dale Coyne Racing to take the seat vacated by da Matta.
  • Rocketsports Racing expanded back to a two-car team beginning with the Portland race. Atlantic series veteran Tõnis Kasemets became the first Champ Car driver of Estonian descent. Kasemets was initially slated to run six races for the team, but would only end up running five races.[17]
  • Rocketsports Racing reverted to a one-car team at Toronto when one of Nicky Pastorelli's sponsors defaulted and his #8 car was not run.[18] The sponsorship problem was solved in time for the next round in Edmonton.
  • On August 3 Cristiano da Matta was seriously injured after colliding with a deer during testing at Road America. While da Matta would eventually recover, the crash ended his open-wheel racing career.[19] RuSPORT did not run da Matta's #10 car again until the final two rounds of the season when IndyCar veteran Ryan Briscoe made his Champ Car debut at his home race, Surfers Paradise.[20]
  • Antônio Pizzonia returned to Rocketsports Racing as the driver of the #18 car for the race in Montreal.[21] Pizzonia would go on to sit out the Road America round in favor of Tõnis Kasemets, but would finish out the remainder of the year for the team in the #18 car.[22]
  • Mario Domínguez found a home at his third race team for the year by signing up to join Rocketsports Racing before the Elkhart Lake race weekend, taking over the #8 car from Nicky Pastorelli.[23] Dale Coyne Racing replaced Domínguez in the #19 car with Euroseries 3000 driver and one-time Minardi F1 tester Juan Cáceres of Uruguay.[24]
  • On October 31, the Forsythe Racing team announced that they would run a third car in Mexico City. Mexican David Martínez, a veteran of the Atlantics series, was signed to make his Champ Car debut driving the #33 car.[28]
  • Paul Tracy did not race in the final round in Mexico City after he broke his right scapula in an alcohol-fueled accident that was alternately reported as happening on either an ATV or a golf cart.[29][30] David Martínez ended up making his Champ Car debut driving Tracy's #3 car instead of the #33 he was originally slated to drive.

Races[edit]

Rnd Race Name Circuit City/Location Date
1 United States Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California April 9
2 United States Grand Prix of Houston Streets of Houston Houston, Texas May 13
3 Mexico Tecate Grand Prix of Monterrey Presented by Roshfrans Fundidora Park Monterrey, Mexico May 21
4 United States Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin June 4
5 United States Grand Prix of Portland Presented by G. I. Joe's Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon June 18
6 United States Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by U. S. Bank Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio June 25
7 Canada Molson Grand Prix of Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario July 9
8 Canada West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix Presented by The Brick JAGflo Speedway Edmonton, Alberta July 23
9 United States Canary Foundation Grand Prix of San José Presented by Taylor Woodrow Streets of San Jose San Jose, California July 30
10 United States Grand Prix of Denver Streets of Denver Denver, Colorado August 13
11 Canada Champ Car Grand Prix de Montréal Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montreal, Quebec August 27
12 United States Grand Prix of Road America Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin September 24
13 Australia Lexmark Indy 300 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia October 22
14 Mexico Gran Premio Telmex Presented by Banamex Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Mexico City, Mexico November 12
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit

The initial 2006 schedule announced by Champ Car on August 13, 2005 contained 15 races.[31] The 15th race was scheduled to take place on a new permanent road course in Ansan, South Korea. The scheduled 2005 race at the track was canceled in September 2005 when the circuit was determined to be unready to host the event. A return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was also on the initial schedule, but on November 29, 2005 it was announced that the Champ Cars would be returning to Road America after a one year hiatus instead of returning to the banked oval in Vegas.[32] The race schedule shrank back to 14 races in July 2006 when it was announced that the event in Ansan had been canceled yet again.[33] It was the third year in a row a Champ Car event in South Korea failed to materialize.

Full series results[edit]

Races[edit]

Rnd Race Name Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 United States Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
2 United States Grand Prix of Houston Mexico Mario Dominguez France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
3 Mexico Tecate Grand Prix of Monterrey Presented by Roshfrans France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
4 United States Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
5 United States Grand Prix of Portland Presented by G. I. Joe's Brazil Bruno Junqueira Australia Will Power United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing Report
6 United States Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by U. S. Bank United States A. J. Allmendinger France Nelson Philippe United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing Report
7 Canada Molson Grand Prix of Toronto United Kingdom Justin Wilson Canada Alex Tagliani United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing Report
8 Canada West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix Presented by The Brick France Sébastien Bourdais United Kingdom Justin Wilson United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT Report
9 United States Canary Foundation Grand Prix of San José Presented by Taylor Woodrow France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
10 United States Grand Prix of Denver France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing Report
11 Canada Champ Car Grand Prix de Montréal France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
12 United States Grand Prix of Road America United Kingdom Dan Clarke France Sébastien Bourdais United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing Report
13 Australia Lexmark Indy 300 Australia Will Power Canada Paul Tracy France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM Report
14 Mexico Gran Premio Telmex Presented by Banamex United Kingdom Justin Wilson France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report

Final driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver LBH United States HOU United States MTY Mexico MIL United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada EDM Canada SJO United States DEN United States MTL Canada ROA United States SRF Australia MXC Mexico Pts
1 France Sébastien Bourdais 1* 1 1* 1* 3 18 3 2* 1* 7 1* 3* 8 1 387
2 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 2 5 2 2 2 13 4 1 3 8 14 5 Wth 5 2* 298
3 United States A. J. Allmendinger 16 8 3 4 1* 1* 1* 3 7 1* 17 1 16 285
4 France Nelson Philippe 13 4 17 3 8 10 13 14 4 5 3 14 1* 7 231
5 Brazil Bruno Junqueira 15 10 10 15 4 2 8 15 17 2 12 2 6 4 219
6 Australia Will Power 9 7 11 11 18 9 7 6 6 4 5 13 12 3 213
7 Canada Paul Tracy 17 2 4 16 7 16 2 5 15 3 6 4 2 10 4 209
8 Canada Alex Tagliani 3 11 5 Wth 1 11 4 6 12 14 16 7 11 3 5 205
9 Mexico Mario Domínguez 4 3* 6 14 2 14 6 11 8 5 13 10 12 2 17 202
10 Canada Andrew Ranger 6 6 7 7 9 11 10 7 13 14 15 8 5 8 200
11 Spain Oriol Servià 18 12 8 5 10 3 12 4 8 15 16 4 13 6 197
12 United Kingdom Dan Clarke 11 16 13 8 6 7 17 9 16 3 4 6 17 18 175
13 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman 12 15 12 9 12 15 9 10 9 10 8 7 7 11 162
14 Belgium Jan Heylen 7 13 16 12 15 5 16 16 11 11 9 9 14 13 140
15 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 5 9 9 13 5 14 5 18 2 134
16 United Kingdom Katherine Legge 8 14 14 6 13 8 14 13 12 9 13 16 15 16 133
17 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli 17 15 10 17 17 17 10 12 6 73
18 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 10 11 10 12 43
19 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets 16 12 15 11 17 34
20 Germany Andreas Wirth 9 15 19
21 Australia Ryan Briscoe 11 14 17
22 Mexico David Martínez 9 13
23 United States Buddy Rice 10 11
24 United States Jimmy Vasser 14 7
25 Uruguay Juan Cáceres 15 6
Pos Driver LBH United States HOU United States MTY Mexico MIL United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada EDM Canada SJO United States DEN United States MTL Canada ROA United States SRF Australia MXC Mexico Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Point Scoring System:

  • Points are awarded based on each driver's resulting place (regardless of whether the car is running at the end of the race):
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Points 31 27 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Bonus Points:

  • 1 For Fastest Race Lap
  • 1 For Fastest Friday Qualifying Lap
  • 1 For Fastest Saturday Qualifying Lap
  • 1 For Leading A Lap Of The Race
  • 1 For Most Positions Gained From Starting Position (in the event of tie, the better-placed driver gets the point)

Notes[edit]

1 Alex Tagliani withdrew from the race in Milwaukee after his car was heavily damaged in a crash during practice[34]
2 Mario Domínguez was docked 7 points for causing an avoidable crash in Milwaukee[35]
3 Paul Tracy was docked 7 points for causing an avoidable crash in San Jose[36]
4 Paul Tracy was once again docked 3 points for causing an avoidable crash in Denver[37]
5 Justin Wilson withdrew from the race in Surfers Paradise after breaking his wrist in a crash during practice[38]

Nation's Cup[edit]

  • Top result per race counts towards the Nation's Cup
Pos Country LBH United States HOU United States MTY Mexico MIL United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada EDM Canada SJO United States DEN United States MTL Canada ROA United States SRF Australia MXC Mexico Pts
1 France France 1 1 1 1 3 10 3 2 1 5 1 3 1 1 397
2 England England 2 5 2 2 2 7 4 1 3 3 4 5 15 2 331
3 United States United States 14 8 3 4 1 1 1 3 7 1 17 1 16 10 292
3 Canada Canada 3 2 4 7 7 4 2 5 13 6 2 8 3 5 292
5 Brazil Brazil 5 9 9 13 4 2 5 15 2 2 11 2 6 4 266
6 Mexico Mexico 4 3 6 141 14 6 11 8 5 13 10 12 2 9 209
7 Australia Australia 9 7 11 11 18 9 7 6 6 4 5 13 11 3 209
8 Spain Spain 18 12 8 5 10 3 12 4 8 15 16 4 13 6 192
9 Netherlands Netherlands 12 15 12 9 12 15 9 10 9 10 6 7 7 11 163
10 Belgium Belgium 7 13 16 12 15 5 16 16 11 11 9 9 14 13 137
11 Estonia Estonia 16 12 15 11 17 34
12 Germany Germany 9 15 19
12 Uruguay Uruguay 15 6
Pos Country LBH United States HOU United States MTY Mexico MIL United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada EDM Canada SJO United States DEN United States MTL Canada ROA United States SRF Australia MXC Mexico Pts

Notes[edit]

1 Mexico was penalized 7 points as a result of a penalty applied to Mario Domínguez in Milwaukee[35]

Driver Breakdown[edit]

Pos Driver Team Entries Wins Podiums Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Pts
1 France Bourdais United States Newman-Haas Racing 14 7 11 11 13 7 522 387
2 United Kingdom Wilson United States RuSPORT 13 1 7 10 11 2 172 298
3 United States Allmendinger United States Forsythe Racing
United States RuSPORT
13 5 7 8 10 1 246 285
4 France Philippe United States CTE Racing - HVM 14 1 3 6 9 -- 65 231
5 Brazil Junqueira United States Newman-Haas Racing 14 -- 3 5 9 1 37 219
6 Australia Power (R) Australia Team Australia 14 -- 1 3 9 1 14 213
7 Canada Tracy United States Forsythe Racing 13 -- 3 6 9 -- 5 209
8 Canada Tagliani Australia Team Australia 14 -- 2 5 7 -- 19 205
9 Mexico Domínguez United States Rocketsports Racing
United States Dale Coyne Racing
United States Forsythe Racing
14 -- 2 4 8 1 64 202
10 Canada Ranger United States Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 14 -- -- 1 10 -- -- 200
11 Spain Servià United States PKV Racing 14 -- 1 4 8 -- 51 197
12 United Kingdom Clarke (R) United States CTE Racing - HVM 14 -- 1 2 7 1 4 175
13 Netherlands Zwolsman (R) United States Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 14 -- -- -- 8 -- 16 162
14 Belgium Heylen (R) United States Dale Coyne Racing 14 -- -- 1 4 -- 11 140
15 Brazil da Matta United States RuSPORT
United States Dale Coyne Racing
9 -- 1 4 6 -- -- 134
16 United Kingdom Legge (R) United States PKV Racing 14 -- -- -- 4 -- 12 133
17 Netherlands Pastorelli (R) United States Rocketsports Racing 9 -- -- -- 3 -- -- 73
18 Brazil Pizzonia (R) United States Rocketsports Racing 4 -- -- -- 2 -- 10 43
19 Estonia Kasemets (R) United States Rocketsports Racing 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- 34
20 Germany Wirth (R) United States Dale Coyne Racing 2 -- -- -- 1 -- -- 19
21 Australia Briscoe (R) United States RuSPORT 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 17
22 Mexico Martínez (R) United States Forsythe Racing 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- 13
23 United States Rice (R) United States Forsythe Racing 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- 11
24 United States Vasser United States PKV Racing 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 7
25 Uruguay Cáceres (R) United States Dale Coyne Racing 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 6

Notes[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 4[edit]

Round 9[edit]

Round 10[edit]

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