2006 Grand Prix of Denver

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Race details
Race 10 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Paul Tracy and Sébastien Bourdais in a confrontation at the 2006 Denver Grand Prix.
Paul Tracy and Sébastien Bourdais in a confrontation at the 2006 Denver Grand Prix.
Date August 13, 2006
Official name 2006 Grand Prix of Denver
Location The Streets of Denver, Colorado, United States
Course Temporary street circuit
1.657 mi / 2.667 km
Distance 97 laps, 160.729 mi / 258.699 km
Weather Sunny with temperatures reaching up to 80.1 °F (26.7 °C); wind speeds approaching 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 59.096
Fastest lap
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:00.314 (on lap 90 of 97)
Podium
First United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Championship Racing
Second Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Third United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM

The 2006 Grand Prix of Denver was the tenth round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on August 13, 2006 on the streets of Denver, Colorado. Sébastien Bourdais took the pole while the race was won by A. J. Allmendinger. Bourdais' race ended when he and Paul Tracy crashed in the final turn of the final lap of the race as Tracy attempted to pass Bourdais to take second place. Tracy and Bourdais got into a confrontation outside their cars (pictured). Tracy was subsequently fined and penalized three championship points for avoidable contact for the incident.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:00.763 59.096 59.096
2 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 1:00.714 59.350 59.350
3 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:00.991 59.878 59.878
4 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:05.531 59.903 59.903
5 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:00.988 59.919 59.919
6 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.724 1:00.007 1:00.007
7 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:01.141 1:00.029 1:00.029
8 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1:01.302 1:00.096 1:00.096
9 Mexico Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.304 1:00.147 1:00.147
10 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 1:01.767 1:00.333 1:00.333
11 Australia Will Power Team Australia 1:01.599 1:00.405 1:00.405
12 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.644 1:00.453 1:00.453
13 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 1:02.706 1:00.887 1:00.887
14 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 1:02.502 1:01.201 1:01.201
15 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 1:01.777 1:01.370 1:01.370
16 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 1:04.251 1:03.472 1:03.472

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 97 1:44:59.557 2 33
2 2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 97 +20.588 secs 7 28
3 14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 97 +50.261 secs 13 26
4 5 Australia Will Power Team Australia 97 +55.915 secs 11 23
5 4 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 97 +1:14.187 10 21
6 3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 96 Contact 4 16*
7 1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 96 Contact 1 20
8 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 96 + 1 Lap 3 16
9 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 96 + 1 Lap 15 13
10 34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 95 + 2 Laps 12 11
11 11 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 95 + 2 Laps 14 10
12 8 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 27 Brakes 16 9
13 19 Mexico Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 21 Suspension 9 8
14 27 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 18 Gearbox 6 7
15 6 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 14 Engine 8 6
16 15 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 0 Contact 5 5

* Paul Tracy, who was already on probation for an incident and fight with Alex Tagliani at the prior race in San Jose, was penalized 3 points and fined $25,000 for avoidable contact for his part in a final lap accident with Sébastien Bourdais. His probation was extended to include the Surfer's Paradise event. Bourdais was not assessed a penalty.

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-2 Tracy (3) spin/stall
35-38 Debris

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-20 Sébastien Bourdais
21-31 Bruno Junqueira
32-47 Sébastien Bourdais
48-59 A. J. Allmendinger
60-61 Justin Wilson
62-64 Bruno Junqueira
65-97 A. J. Allmendinger
 
Driver Laps led
A. J. Allmendinger 45
Sébastien Bourdais 36
Bruno Junqueira 14
Justin Wilson 2

Championship standings after the race[edit]