2006 Lexmark Indy 300

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Australia 2006 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 13 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit.svg
Track map of the Surfers Paradise street circuit at Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Date 21 October, 2006
Official name Lexmark Indy 300
Location Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
Queensland, Australia
Course Temporary Street Circuit
2.795 mi / 4.498 km
Distance 59 laps
164.905 mi / 265.382 km
Weather Sunny with temperatures rising up to 28.3 °C (82.9 °F)
Pole position
Driver Will Power (Team Australia)
Time 1:31.403
Fastest lap
Driver Paul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
Time 1:33.776 (on lap 39 of 59)
Podium
First Nelson Philippe (CTE Racing-HVM)
Second Mario Domínguez (Rocketsports Racing)
Third Alex Tagliani (Team Australia)

The 2006 Lexmark Indy 300 was the thirteenth and penultimate round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on 21 October 2006 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in Queensland, Australia. The pole was won by native Queenslander Will Power, the first of his Champ Car career. The race was won by Nelson Philippe, the first and only win of his Champ Car career. By virtue of his eighth-place finish, Sébastien Bourdais clinched his third consecutive Champ Car season title, the first man to achieve this feat since Ted Horn won three consecutive National Championships from 1946 through 1948.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 Australia Will Power Team Australia 1:31.403 1:31.839 1:31.403
2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:31.774 1:32.212 1:31.774
3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing —- 1:31.959 1:31.959
4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:32.265 1:32.809 1:32.265
5 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 1:32.783 1:32.348 1:32.348
6 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1:32.371 1:33.674 1:32.371
7 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 1:32.536 1:33.761 1:32.536
8 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 1:32.821 1:33.750 1:32.821
9 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:32.933 1:32.845 1:32.845
10 Mexico Mario Domínguez Rocketsports Racing 1:33.267 1:32.974 1:32.974
11 Australia Ryan Briscoe RuSPORT —- 1:33.043 1:33.043
12 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:34.155 1:33.564 1:33.564
13 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 1:33.736 —- 1:33.736
14 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 1:34.593 1:34.182 1:34.182
15 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:35.017 1:34.282 1:34.282
16 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing —- 1:34.634 1:34.634
17 Germany Andreas Wirth Dale Coyne Racing 1:37.300 1:35.176 1:35.176
- United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT —- —- No time*

* Justin Wilson fractured the scaphoid bone in his wrist in a crash during practice on Friday and took no further part in the event as a result.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 59 1:50:50.985 5 32
2 8 Mexico Mario Domínguez Rocketsports Racing 59 +0.728 secs 10 29
3 15 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 59 +6.054 secs 9 25
4 3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 59 +7.238 secs 3 25
5 27 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 59 +9.377 secs 12 21
6 2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 59 +10.247 secs 4 19
7 34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 59 +16.849 secs 15 18
8 1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 59 +18.978 secs 2 15
9 19 Germany Andreas Wirth Dale Coyne Racing 59 +22.195 secs 17 13
10 18 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 59 +44.086 secs 13 12
11 10 Australia Ryan Briscoe RuSPORT 58 + 1 Lap 11 10
12 5 Australia Will Power Team Australia 58 + 1 Lap 1 12
13 6 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 43 Gearbox 6 9
14 11 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 42 Contact 14 8
15 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 42 Contact 16 6
16 7 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 18 Contact 7 5
17 14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 12 Contact 8 4
- 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT —- Withdrawn —- 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start
14-16 Clarke (14) crash
20-23 Allmendinger (7) crash
29-32 Power (5) stopped on course
44-49 Heylen (11) crash; Legge (20) crash

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-13 Will Power
14-20 Jan Heylen
21-30 Charles Zwolsman
31-34 Oriol Servià
35-39 Nelson Philippe
40-42 Paul Tracy
43 Mario Domínguez
44-51 Antônio Pizzonia
52-59 Nelson Philippe
 
Driver Laps led
Nelson Philippe 13
Will Power 13
Charles Zwolsman 10
Antônio Pizzonia 8
Jan Heylen 7
Oriol Servià 4
Paul Tracy 3
Mario Domínguez 1

Championship standings after the race[edit]