2006 Canadian Grand Prix
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|
|Date||25 June 2006|
|Official name||XLIII Grand Prix du Canada|
|Location||Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|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)|
|Time||1:15.841 on lap 22|
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.
|7||4||Juan Pablo Montoya||McLaren-Mercedes||1:16.228||1:15.253||1:16.251||7|
|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|
|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|
|18||21||Scott Speed||Toro Rosso-Cosworth||1:17.016||17|
|21||22||Takuma Sato||Super Aguri-Honda||1:19.088||20|
|22||23||Franck Montagny||Super Aguri-Honda||1:19.152||21|
- ^1 – David Coulthard was demoted to 22nd because of an engine change after qualifying.
Championship standings after the raceEdit
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "Weather information for the "2006 Canadian Grand Prix"". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
- Domenjoz, Luc; et al. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A. p. 138. ISBN 2-84707-110-5.
- Domenjoz, Luc; et al. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A. p. 141. ISBN 2-84707-110-5.
- "Canada 2006 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
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