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2006 Champ Car Grand Prix de Montreal

The 2006 Champ Car Grand Prix de Montreal was the eleventh round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on August 27 and August 28, 2006 on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Canada 2006 Montreal
Race details
Race 11 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Track Layout
DateAugust 28, 2006
Official nameChamp Car Grand Prix de Montreal
LocationCircuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
CoursePermanent Road Course
2.709 mi / 4.360 km
Distance67 laps
181.503 mi / 292.120 km
WeatherMonsoonal Rain (Sunday)/Overcast (Monday)
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:20.005
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:22.325 (on lap 58 of 67)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondPaul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
ThirdNelson Philippe (CTE Racing-HVM)

The race began on Sunday the 27th, but the race was red flagged due to excessive rain after only 6 laps were completed. The remainder of the race was rescheduled for 10:00am the following day, with all retired cars allowed to restart in the positions they held at the time of the red flag, albeit laps down if they were on the Sunday. The final 61 laps were completed without further weather stoppages. Sébastien Bourdais took the race win from the pole as well as a stranglehold on his third consecutive season championship with his closest competitors A. J. Allmendinger and Justin Wilson both finishing well back.

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:21.193 1:20.005 1:20.005
2   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 1:20.361 1:20.361
3   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:22.085 1:20.587 1:20.587
4   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:22.222 1:20.669 1:20.669
5   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1:21.523 1:20.691 1:20.691
6   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:21.856 1:20.772 1:20.772
7   Will Power Team Australia 1:22.796 1:21.156 1:21.156
8   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 1:22.800 1:21.555 1:21.555
9   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:22.655 1:21.561 1:21.561
10   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 1:22.513 1:21.725 1:21.725
11   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:23.114 1:21.771 1:21.771
12   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:22.803 1:21.916 1:21.916
13   Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 1:22.767 1:22.050 1:22.050
14   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 1:22.999 1:22.096 1:22.096
15   Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 1:22.796 1:22.581 1:22.581
16   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 1:23.663 1:22.902 1:22.902
17   Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 1:24.204 1:25.338 1:24.204

RaceEdit

The restart order on Monday was as follows:

Row Inside Outside
1 7   A. J. Allmendinger 1   Sébastien Bourdais
2 3   Paul Tracy 9   Justin Wilson
3 2   Bruno Junqueira 6   Oriol Servià
4 5   Will Power 27   Andrew Ranger
5 34   Charles Zwolsman 14   Dan Clarke
6 15   Alex Tagliani 18   Antônio Pizzonia
7 19   Mario Domínguez 4   Nelson Philippe
8 8   Nicky Pastorelli 11   Jan Heylen
9 20   Katherine Legge
Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 67 2:01:09.290 1 35
2 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 67 +1.398 secs 4 27
3 4   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 67 +2.750 secs 10 26
4 14   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 67 +3.120 secs 8 23
5 5   Will Power Team Australia 67 +6.359 secs 7 21
6 8   Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 67 +7.432 secs 17 20
7 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 67 +8.321 secs 12 17
8 34   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 67 +8.410 secs 11 15
9 11   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 67 +10.529 secs 14 13
10 19   Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 67 +10.618 secs 15 11
11 18   Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 67 +11.266 secs 13 11
12 2   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 66 + 1 Lap 6 9
13 20   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 61 + 6 Laps 16 8
14 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 48 Contact 3 8
15 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 36 Contact 9 6
16 6   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 30 Contact 5 5
17 7   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 14 Driveshaft 2 5

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
3-5 Legge (20) Crash
6 Rain (Red Flag)
7-9 Yellow Restart
11-13 Ranger (27) Spin/Stall
19-21 Legge (20) Spin/Stall
32-35 Servià (6) Crash
39-41 Ranger (27) Crash
49-53 Wilson (9) Crash
64-66 Debris

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-13 A. J. Allmendinger
14-30 Sébastien Bourdais
31-33 Justin Wilson
34-49 Sébastien Bourdais
50-51 Antônio Pizzonia
52-62 Nelson Philippe
63-67 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 38
A. J. Allmendinger 13
Nelson Philippe 11
Justin Wilson 3
Antônio Pizzonia 2

Championship standings after the raceEdit