2006 Grand Prix of Portland

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This article is about the Champ Car World Series race. For the American Le Mans Series race, see 2006 Portland Grand Prix.
United States   2006 Portland
Race details
Race 5 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Portland International Raceway Track Layout
Portland International Raceway Track Layout
Date June 18, 2006
Official name Grand Prix of Portland Presented by G.I. Joe's
Location Portland International Raceway
Portland, Oregon, United States
Course Permanent Road Course
1.964 mi / 3.161 km
Distance 105 laps, 206.220 mi / 331.905 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 71.1 °F (21.7 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Time 57.631
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Will Power Team Australia
Time 59.259 (on lap 70 of 105)
Podium
First United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Championship Racing
Second United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT
Third France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing

The 2006 Grand Prix of Portland was the fifth round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on June 18, 2006 at the Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon. Bruno Junqueira won the pole. A. J. Allmendinger won the race, his first Champ Car victory, in his first race since leaving RuSPORT, the team which brought him to Champ Car, for Forsythe Championship Racing.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 59.576 57.631 57.631
2 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 58.378 57.639 57.639
3 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 58.464 57.646 57.646
4 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 59.283 57.818 57.818
5 Brazil Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 59.575 58.018 58.018
6 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 59.416 58.214 58.214
7 Australia Will Power Team Australia 59.160 58.244 58.244
8 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 59.354 58.297 58.297
9 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 59.275 58.328 58.328
10 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 59.121 58.376 58.376
11 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 1:00.333 58.826 58.826
12 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 59.485 58.830 58.830
13 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 59.633 58.885 58.885
14 Mexico Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.035 59.233 59.233
15 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 59.903 59.297 59.297
16 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:00.612 59.315 59.315
17 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 59.861 59.589 59.589
18 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets Rocketsports Racing 1:01.089 1:00.607 1:00.607

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 105 1:48:32.853 2 33
2 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 105 +5.420 secs 4 27
3 1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 105 +6.006 secs 3 26
4 2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 105 +36.368 secs 1 24
5 10 Brazil Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 105 +39.552 secs 5 21
6 14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 105 +50.287 secs 6 19
7 3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 105 +52.296 secs 10 17
8 4 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 105 +52.677 secs 8 15
9 27 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 104 + 1 Lap 13 14
10 6 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 104 + 1 Lap 12 11
11 15 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 104 + 1 Lap 9 10
12 34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 103 + 2 Laps 16 9
13 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 103 + 2 Laps 15 8
14 19 Mexico Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 103 + 2 Laps 14 7
15 11 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 103 + 2 Laps 17 6
16 18 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets Rocketsports Racing 102 + 3 Laps 18 5
17 8 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 101 + 4 Laps 11 4
18 5 Australia Will Power Team Australia 92 + 13 Laps 7 4

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-31 A. J. Allmendinger
32 Sébastien Bourdais
33-62 A. J. Allmendinger
63-65 Sébastien Bourdais
66-84 A. J. Allmendinger
85 Sébastien Bourdais
86-105 A. J. Allmendinger
 
Driver Laps led
A. J. Allmendinger 100
Sébastien Bourdais 5

Championship standings after the race[edit]