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The 2006 Canadian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 25 June 2006 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The 70-lap race was the ninth round of the 2006 Formula One season.

2006 Canadian Grand Prix
Race 9 of 18 in the 2006 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.svg
Race details
Date 25 June 2006
Official name XLIII Grand Prix du Canada
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Course Street circuit
Course length 4.361 km (2.710 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 305.270 km (189.686 mi)
Weather Sunny and warm with temperatures reaching up to 28 °C (82 °F); wind speeds up to 4.1 kilometres per hour (2.5 mph)[1]
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:14.942
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:15.841 on lap 22
Podium
First Renault
Second Ferrari
Third McLaren-Mercedes
Jenson Button out-qualified his Honda teammate Rubens Barrichello and took the eighth place on the grid.
Nico Rosberg qualified in sixth place but retired on the first lap of the race.
Fernando Alonso during his pole position lap.
Michael Schumacher qualified his Ferrari 248 F1 in fifth position.
The two Midland drivers, Christijan Albers and Tiago Monteiro, collided on the first lap of the race.
Giancarlo Fisichella finished in fourth after qualifying second because of a drive-through penalty during the race.
The Toyota drivers, Jarno Trulli and Ralf Schumacher, during the race. Ralf eventually retired on lap 58.
Barrichello and Klien battling during the race.

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RaceEdit

Polesitter Fernando Alonso took his sixth win of the season and increased his championship lead over Michael Schumacher, who finished second after passing Kimi Räikkönen with two laps remaining when the Finn ran wide. Räikkönen subsequently finished in third position, completing the podium for the McLaren team. Alonso had now taken six wins and three second places from the first nine races.

There were problems at the start of the race when the two Midland cars collided at the tight hairpin on Lap 1, before Juan Pablo Montoya and Nico Rosberg collided on Lap 2 (which necessitated bringing out the safety car). Rosberg retired, whilst Montoya continued until he collided with a wall later in the race. Schumacher was stuck behind Jarno Trulli for a large proportion of the race before finally managing to overtake him, although Alonso had gained a considerable lead over him by this point.

With just a handful of laps left the safety car was out for a second time when home-town hero Jacques Villeneuve crashed into the wall due to brake failure. Räikkönen, who was second in the snake of cars behind the safety car, was unable to take advantage of the closed gap to Alonso due backmarkers in front of him. He eventually lost the position to Schumacher.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q3 Q2 Q1 Grid
1 1   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:14.942 1:14.726 1:15.350 1
2 2   Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:15.178 1:15.295 1:15.917 2
3 3   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.386 1:15.273 1:15.376 3
4 8   Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:15.968 1:15.506 1:16.455 4
5 5   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:15.986 1:15.139 1:15.716 5
6 10   Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1:16.012 1:15.269 1:16.404 6
7 4   Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.228 1:15.253 1:16.251 7
8 12   Jenson Button Honda 1:16.608 1:15.814 1:16.594 8
9 11   Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:16.912 1:15.601 1:16.735 9
10 6   Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:17.209 1:15.555 1:16.259 10
11 17   Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 1:15.832 1:16.493 11
12 15   Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 1:15.833 1:16.585 12
13 16   Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:15.885 1:15.906 13
14 7   Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:15.888 1:16.702 14
15 20   Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:16.116 1:16.581 15
16 14   David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 1:16.301 1:16.514 221
17 9   Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 1:16.985 16
18 21   Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:17.016 17
19 18   Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 1:17.121 18
20 19   Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 1:17.140 19
21 22   Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:19.088 20
22 23   Franck Montagny Super Aguri-Honda 1:19.152 21
Source:[2]
Notes
  • ^1 – David Coulthard was demoted to 22nd because of an engine change after qualifying.

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Fernando Alonso Renault 70 1:34:37.308 1 10
2 5   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 +2.111 5 8
3 3   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 70 +8.813 3 6
4 2   Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 70 +15.679 2 5
5 6   Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 +25.172 10 4
6 8   Jarno Trulli Toyota 69 +1 lap 4 3
7 16   Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 69 +1 lap 13 2
8 14   David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 22 1
9 12   Jenson Button Honda 69 +1 lap 8
10 21   Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 69 +1 lap 17
11 15   Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 12
12 9   Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 69 +1 lap 16
13 20   Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 68 +2 laps 15
14 18   Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 66 +4 laps 18
15 22   Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 64 Accident 20
Ret 17   Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 58 Accident 11
Ret 7   Ralf Schumacher Toyota 58 Withdrew 14
Ret 4   Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 13 Accident 7
Ret 11   Rubens Barrichello Honda 11 Engine 9
Ret 23   Franck Montagny Super Aguri-Honda 2 Engine 21
Ret 10   Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1 Collision 6
Ret 19   Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 0 Collision 19
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the "2006 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  2. ^ Domenjoz, Luc; et al. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A. p. 138. ISBN 2-84707-110-5.
  3. ^ a b Domenjoz, Luc; et al. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A. p. 141. ISBN 2-84707-110-5.
  4. ^ a b "Canada 2006 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.

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