2006 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton

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Canada   2006 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton
Race details
Race 8 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Edmonton Grand Prix racing track.svg
Date July 23, 2006
Official name West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix Presented by The Brick
Location JAGFlo Speedway
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Course Temporary Airport Course
1.973 mi / 3.175 km
Distance 85 laps, 167.705 mi / 269.875 km
Weather Sunny with temperatures reaching up to 34.5 °C (94.1 °F); wind speeds remained calm throughout the event
Pole position
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais United States Newman/Haas Racing
Time 58.560
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Justin Wilson United States RuSPORT
Time 59.200 (on lap 82 of 85)
Podium
First United Kingdom Justin Wilson United States RuSPORT
Second France Sébastien Bourdais United States Newman/Haas Racing
Third United States A. J. Allmendinger United States Forsythe Championship Racing

The 2006 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton was the eighth round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on July 23, 2006 at JAGFlo Speedway, a temporary track laid out at City Centre Airport in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Sébastien Bourdais took the pole but the race was won by Justin Wilson.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 59.895 58.560 58.560
2 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:00.067 58.622 58.622
3 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:00.251 58.665 58.665
4 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 1:03.971 58.893 58.893
5 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1:01.321 59.324 59.324
6 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 1:00.675 59.510 59.510
7 Australia Will Power (R) Team Australia 59.539 59.539
8 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.672 1:00.071 1:00.071
9 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:00.085 1:06.279 1:00.085
10 Mexico Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.647 1:00.106 1:00.106
11 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:01.461 1:00.110 1:00.110
12 Belgium Jan Heylen (R) Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.603 1:00.199 1:00.199
13 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman (R) Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.393 1:00.291 1:00.291
14 Brazil Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 1:00.412 1:00.305 1:00.305
15 England Katherine Legge (R) PKV Racing 1:01.417 1:00.358 1:00.358
16 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli (R) Rocketsports Racing 1:01.760 1:00.978 1:00.978
17 England Dan Clarke (R) CTE Racing-HVM 1:01.215 1:01.215
18 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets (R) Rocketsports Racing 1:02.755 1:01.704 1:01.704

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 85 1:40:30.635 3 33
2 1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 85 +5.319 secs 1 30
3 7 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 85 +9.946 secs 4 25
4 6 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 85 +12.650 secs 5 23
5 3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 85 +16.609 secs 2 22
6 5 Australia Will Power (R) Team Australia 85 +27.803 secs 7 19
7 27 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 84 + 1 Lap 8 17
8 19 Mexico Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 84 + 1 Lap 10 15
9 14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke (R) CTE Racing-HVM 84 + 1 Lap 17 14
10 34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman (R) Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 82 + 3 Laps 13 11
11 18 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets (R) Rocketsports Racing 82 + 3 Laps 18 10
12 15 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 78 Contact 11 9
13 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge (R) PKV Racing 73 + 12 Laps 15 8
14 4 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 69 Contact 6 7
15 2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 54 Gearbox 9 6
16 11 Belgium Jan Heylen (R) Dale Coyne Racing 10 Contact 12 5
17 8 Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli (R) Rocketsports Racing 4 Contact 16 4
18 10 Brazil Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 0 Contact 14 3

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-3 Junqueira (2) & da Matta (10) crash
5-9 Pastorelli (8) crash; Heylen (11) crash
65-69 Tagliani (15) crash
70-72 Philippe (4) crash

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-35 Sébastien Bourdais
36-37 Paul Tracy
38-53 Sébastien Bourdais
54-60 Justin Wilson
61-64 Sébastien Bourdais
65-85 Justin Wilson
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 55
Justin Wilson 28
Paul Tracy 2

Championship standings after the race[edit]