2006 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

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United States   2006 Long Beach
Race details
Race 1 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Long Beach Track Layout
Long Beach Track Layout
Date April 9, 2006
Official name Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Location Long Beach Grand Prix
Long Beach, California, United States
Course Temporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance 74 laps, 145.632 mi / 234.358 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 68 °F (20 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:06.886
Fastest lap
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:07.931 (on lap 71 of 74)
Podium
First France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Second United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT
Third Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia

The 2006 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the first round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on April 9, 2006 on the streets of Long Beach, California. The pole and race win were both captured by the two-time running Champ Car champion, Sébastien Bourdais. The race was billed at the time as Jimmy Vasser's final Champ Car race, ending a 15 year career that featured 10 wins and the series championship in 1996, though he would later make a come out of retirement to drive in the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the final race run under Champ Car sanction.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:07.675 1:06.886 1:06.886
2 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:08.318 1:07.208 1:07.208
3 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:07.741 1:07.225 1:07.225
4 United States A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:08.030 1:07.249 1:07.249
5 Mexico Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 1:08.871 1:07.301 1:07.301
6 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:07.947 1:07.408 1:07.408
7 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:08.102 1:07.717 1:07.717
8 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1:08.753 1:07.869 1:07.869
9 Australia Will Power Team Australia 1:08.515 1:07.965 1:07.965
10 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Dale Coyne Racing 1:08.594 1:07.982 1:07.982
11 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 1:09.476 1:08.242 1:08.242
12 United States Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:09.091 1:08.246 1:08.246
13 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 1:08.766 1:08.410 1:08.410
14 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 1:11.078 1:08.641 1:08.641
15 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 1:08.905 1:08.647 1:08.647
16 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:10.063 1:08.855 1:08.855
17 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 1:09.747 1:09.254 1:09.254
18 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:10.147 1:09.554 1:09.554

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 74 1:40:07.670 1 35
2 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 74 +14.096 secs 2 27
3 15 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 74 +20.485 secs 7 25
4 7 Mexico Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 74 +22.612 secs 5 23
5 19 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Dale Coyne Racing 74 +36.800 secs 10 21
6 27 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 74 +54.924 secs 16 20
7 11 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 74 +1:01.648 14 18
8 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 74 +1:02.208 17 15
9 5 Australia Will Power Team Australia 73 + 1 Lap 9 13
10 8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 73 + 1 Lap 11 11
11 14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 72 + 2 Laps 13 10
12 34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 67 Suspension 18 9
13 4 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 46 Gearbox 15 8
14 12 United States Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 24 Engine 12 7
15 2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1 Sidepod 3 6
16 10 United States A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 0 Contact 4 5
17 3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 0 Contact 6 4
18 6 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 0 Contact 8 3

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-4 Servià (6), Tracy (3), Junqueira (2) & Allmendinger (10) crash
13-15 Clarke (14) crash
25-27 Vasser (12) stopped on course
36-38 Legge (20) spin, stall
50-54 Pizzonia (8) stopped on course

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-47 Sébastien Bourdais
48-51 Jan Heylen
52-74 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 70
Jan Heylen 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weather information for the 2006 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 

External links[edit]

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