2006 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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The 2006 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was the second round of the 2006 IndyCar Series season, held on April 2, 2006 on the Streets of St. Petersburg city track and covered by ESPN. Dario Franchitti won the pole, but was knocked out early due to mechanical failure. The race finished under the yellow flag after Tomas Scheckter and Buddy Rice hit the barrier with 4 laps to go.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual Time Best Lap Laps
1 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Andretti Green Racing 1:02.2753 5 6
2 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 1:02.5951 4 7
3 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 1:02.6127 7 11
4 United States Sam Hornish Jr. Team Penske 1:02.6758 3 5
5 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 1:02.7482 4 8
6 United States Bryan Herta Andretti Green Racing 1:02.8774 6 7
7 United States Buddy Rice Rahal Letterman Racing Team 1:03.5648 1 1
8 South Africa Tomas Scheckter Vision Racing 1:03.7143 1 1
9 Japan Kosuke Matsuura Super Aguri Fernandez Racing 1:03.8033 1 1
10 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 1:03.8853 1 1
11 Brazil Roberto Moreno Vision Racing 1:03.9455 1 1
12 Brazil Vitor Meira Panther Racing 1:04.0206 1 1
13 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing 1:04.0267 1 1
14 United States Danica Patrick Rahal Letterman Racing Team 1:04.4436 1 1
15 United States Scott Sharp Super Aguri Fernandez Racing 1:04.8588 1 1
16 Brazil Felipe Giaffone A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1:05.3845 1 1
17 United States Eddie Cheever Jr. Cheever Racing 1:05.5475 1 1
18 United States Buddy Lazier Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:06.2425 1 1
19 United States P. J. Chesson Hemelgarn Racing 1:08.8266 1 1

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Lead Points
1 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 100 1:56:57.5172 5 40 53
2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 100 +0.1386 secs 2 36 40
3 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 100 +0.6284 secs 3 0 35
4 7 United States Bryan Herta Andretti Green Racing 100 +0.7813 secs 6 0 32
5 4 Brazil Vitor Meira Panther Racing 100 +2.5995 secs 12 0 30
6 16 United States Danica Patrick Rahal Letterman Racing Team 100 +3.0433 secs 14 0 28
7 55 Japan Kosuke Matsuura Super Aguri Fernandez Racing 100 +52.7172 secs 9 0 26
8 6 United States Sam Hornish Jr. Team Penske 99 + 1 Lap 4 2 24
9 14 Brazil Felipe Giaffone A. J. Foyt Enterprises 99 + 1 Lap 16 0 22
10 8 United States Scott Sharp Super Aguri Fernandez Racing 99 + 1 Lap 15 0 20
11 51 United States Eddie Cheever Jr. Cheever Racing 99 + 1 Lap 17 0 19
12 2 South Africa Tomas Scheckter Vision Racing 96 Accident 8 0 18
13 15 United States Buddy Rice Rahal Letterman Racing Team 96 Accident 7 8 17
14 5 United States Buddy Lazier Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 59 Mechanical 18 0 16
15 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 58 Halfshaft 10 0 15
16 10 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing 57 Accident 13 0 14
17 91 United States P. J. Chesson Hemelgarn Racing 55 Suspension 19 0 13
18 20 Brazil Roberto Moreno Vision Racing 32 Steering 11 0 12
19 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Andretti Green Racing 15 Wheel Bearing 1 1 12

Caution flags[edit]

  • Caution 1: Laps 53-59 (7) - Spin: Car 91 in Turn 10
  • Caution 2: Laps 97-100 (4) - Contact: Cars 2 and 15 in Turn 4

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