2006 Molson Grand Prix of Toronto

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Canada 2006 Toronto
Race details
Race 7 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
Exhibition Place track layout
Date July 9, 2006
Official name Molson Grand Prix of Toronto
Location Exhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Course Temporary Street Course
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance 86 laps
150.930 mi / 242.864 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 28 °C (82 °F); dropping slightly to 22.3 °C (72.1 °F) by the end of the event
Pole position
Driver Justin Wilson (RuSPORT)
Time 58.182
Fastest lap
Driver Alex Tagliani (Team Australia)
Time 1:00.461 (on lap 76 of 86)
Podium
First A. J. Allmendinger (Forsythe Championship Racing)
Second Paul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
Third Sébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)

The 2006 Molson Grand Prix of Toronto was the seventh round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on July 9, 2006 on the streets of Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Justin Wilson took the pole but A. J. Allmendinger took the win, his third consecutive race victory.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 58.830 58.182 58.182
2 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 58.621 58.264 58.264
3 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 59.313 58.345 58.345
4 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 59.274 58.576 58.576
5 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 59.407 58.920 58.920
6 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:00.455 59.059 59.059
7 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 59.203 59.091 59.091
8 Brazil Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 59.343 59.102 59.102
9 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 59.367 59.116 59.116
10 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 59.626 59.120 59.120
11 Mexico Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.556 59.637 59.637
12 Australia Will Power Team Australia 1:00.588 59.687 59.687
13 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.792 1:00.132 1:00.132
14 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:00.387 1:00.176 1:00.176
15 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 1:01.191 1:00.276 1:00.276
16 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 1:00.688 1:00.688
17 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets Rocketsports Racing 1:01.530 1:01.182 1:01.182

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 86 1:38:01.286 2 33
2 3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 86 +1.851 secs 4 27
3 1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 86 +2.434 secs 3 25
4 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 86 +4.170 secs 1 25
5 10 Brazil Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 86 +6.761 secs 8 21
6 15 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 86 +8.383 secs 10 20
7 5 Australia Will Power Team Australia 86 +9.663 secs 12 18
8 2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 86 +12.177 secs 9 15
9 34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 85 + 1 Lap 14 13
10 27 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 85 + 1 Lap 6 11
11 19 Mexico Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 83 + 3 Laps 11 10
12 6 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 76 Contact 5 10
13 4 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 76 Contact 7 9
14 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 65 Contact 15 7
15 18 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets Rocketsports Racing 49 Half shaft 17 6
16 11 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 44 Rear axle 13 5
17 14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 14 Contact 16 4

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
9-12 Legge (20), Clarke (14), Kasemets (18) & Heylen (11) crash
16-18 Zwolsman (34) & Clarke (14) crash
77-82 Philippe (4) & Servià (6) crash

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-10 Justin Wilson
11-34 Nelson Philippe
35-49 A. J. Allmendinger
50-53 Oriol Servià
54-63 Nelson Philippe
64-86 A. J. Allmendinger
 
Driver Laps led
A. J. Allmendinger 38
Nelson Philippe 34
Justin Wilson 10
Oriol Servià 4

Championship standings after the race[edit]