2006 Italian Grand Prix

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Italy  2006 Italian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 18 in the 2006 Formula One season
The Monza circuit after modified in 2000
The Monza circuit after modified in 2000
Date September 10, 2006
Official name LXXVII Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
5.793 km (3.6 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 307.029 km (190.8 mi)
Weather Warm, sunny
Pole position
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1.21.484
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:22.559 on lap 13
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Third Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber

The 2006 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 10 September 2006 at Autodromo Nazionale Monza. It was the fifteenth round of the 2006 Formula One season, and was won by Michael Schumacher driving a Ferrari car.

Immediately following the race, Michael Schumacher announced that he would retire from motor racing at the end of the 2006 season. Robert Kubica achieved his first career podium finish, in only his third Grand Prix. It was also only the second Grand Prix meeting appearance of Kubica's Friday driver successor, Sebastian Vettel. Vettel had impressed at the Turkish Grand Prix by setting the fastest time in one session, but he set the fastest time in both Friday practice sessions at this Grand Prix.[1][2] The race was also the first race to see the introduction of a new High Speed Barrier developed by the FIA Institute and the FIA. The system, which was installed at the end of the run-off areas at the circuit’s second chicane and Parabolica corners, was designed for use at corners with high speed approaches and limited run-off areas.[3] Also this was the last race of the Red Bull driver Christian Klien, until his return to a race seat at the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix.

After the race, in the press conference, Michael Schumacher announced his retirement from Formula One.[4] The race was his 90th victory. Three years later however in 2010, Schumacher returned to F1 with Mercedes.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

From:[5]

Pos Nat Driver Constructor Part 3 Part 2 Part 1
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.484 1:21.349 1:21.994
2 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:21.486 1:21.353 1:21.711
3 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:21.653 1:21.425 1:21.764
4 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:21.704 1:21.225 1:22.028
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 1:22.011 1:21.572 1:22.512
6 Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:22.258 1:21.270 1:22.437
7 Spain Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.280 1:21.878 1:22.422
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:22.787 1:21.688 1:22.640
9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:23.175 1:21.722 1:22.486
10 Spain Fernando Alonso* Renault 1:25.688 1:21.526 1:21.747
11 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:21.924 1:22.093
12 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1:22.203 1:22.581
13 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:22.280 1:22.622
14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 1:22.589 1:22.618
15 United States Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:23.165 1:22.943
16 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 1:22.898
17 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:23.043
18 Netherlands Christijan Albers Spyker MF1-Toyota 1:23.116
19 Australia Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 1:23.341
20 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Spyker MF1-Toyota 1:23.920
21 Japan Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:24.289
22 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Super Aguri-Honda 1:26.001

Notes

  • * Fernando Alonso originally qualified with a time of 1:21.829 in Q3, but had his three fastest Q3 times deleted, effectively demoting him from fifth to tenth, after Monza stewards controversially penalized him, judging he had impeding Ferrari's Felipe Massa during qualifying.[6]

Race[edit]

From:[7]

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 1:14:51.975 2 10
2 3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +8.046 1 8
3 17 Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 53 +26.414 6 6
4 2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 53 +32.045 9 5
5 12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 53 +32.685 5 4
6 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 53 +42.409 8 3
7 8 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 53 +44.662 11 2
8 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 53 +45.309 3 1
9 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 53 +45.995 4
10 9 Australia Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 53 +72.602 19
11 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 52 +1 lap 16
12 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 52 +1 lap 14
13 21 United States Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 52 +1 lap 15
14 20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 52 +1 lap 17
15 7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 52 +1 lap 13
16 22 Japan Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 51 +2 laps 21
17 19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Spyker MF1-Toyota 51 +2 laps 18
Ret 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Spyker MF1-Toyota 44 Brakes 20
Ret 1 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 43 Engine 10
Ret 4 Spain Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 20 Engine 7
Ret 23 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Super Aguri-Honda 18 Hydraulics 22
Ret 10 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 9 Driveshaft 12

Standings after the race[edit]

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


Previous race:
2006 Turkish Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2006 season
Next race:
2006 Chinese Grand Prix
Previous race:
2005 Italian Grand Prix
Italian Grand Prix Next race:
2007 Italian Grand Prix

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FORMULA 1 Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia 2006". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "FORMULA 1 Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia 2006". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  3. ^ The High Speed Safety Barrier FIA.com. Retrieved 4 October 2006
  4. ^ "Schumacher confirms his retirement". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  5. ^ http://www.grandprix.com/race/r765q1results.html
  6. ^ "Alonso punished for blocking Massa". Archived from the original on 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2006-09-08. 
  7. ^ http://www.grandprix.com/race/r765raceresults.html
  8. ^ a b Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A. p. 189. ISBN 2-84707-110-5. 

Coordinates: 45°36′56″N 9°16′52″E / 45.61556°N 9.28111°E / 45.61556; 9.28111