2006 Grand Prix of Cleveland

The 2006 Grand Prix of Cleveland was the sixth round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on June 25, 2006 at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. It was the 25th anniversary edition of the event. A. J. Allmendinger took the pole and the win, his second consecutive victory.

United States 2006 Cleveland
Race details
Race 6 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
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Logo for the 2006 Grand Prix of Cleveland
DateJune 25, 2006
Official nameGrand Prix of Cleveland presented by U.S. Bank
LocationBurke Lakefront Airport
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
CourseTemporary Airport Course
2.106 mi / 3.389 km
Distance95 laps
200.070 mi / 321.955 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 73.9 °F (23.3 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 8.9 miles per hour (14.3 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverA. J. Allmendinger (Forsythe Championship Racing)
Time56.283
Fastest lap
DriverNelson Philippe (CTE Racing-HVM)
Time57.508 (on lap 91 of 95)
Podium
FirstA. J. Allmendinger (Forsythe Championship Racing)
SecondBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdOriol Servià (PKV Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 56.965 56.283 56.283
2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 56.851 56.638 56.638
3   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 57.312 56.651 56.651
4   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 57.782 56.855 56.855
5   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 57.011 57.604 57.011
6   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 57.779 57.162 57.162
7   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 57.564 57.178 57.178
8   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 57.931 57.401 57.401
9   Will Power Team Australia 58.115 57.538 57.538
10   Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 58.499 57.570 57.570
11   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 59.372 57.619 57.619
12   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 58.585 57.772 57.772
13   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 58.859 58.023 58.023
14   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 58.722 58.048 58.048
15   Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 59.410 58.179 58.179
16   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 58.532 58.261 58.261
17   Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 58.801 58.801
18   Tõnis Kasemets Rocketsports Racing 1:00.530 59.549 59.549

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 95 2:00:22.619 1 33
2 2   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 95 +3.279 secs 7 28
3 6   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 95 +3.505 secs 4 26
4 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 95 +6.708 secs 8 24
5 11   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 95 +11.031 secs 16 22
6 19   Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 94 Contact 17 19
7 14   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 94 Contact 11 17
8 20   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 94 + 1 Lap 14 15
9 5   Will Power Team Australia 94 + 1 Lap 9 13
10 4   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 93 + 2 Laps 6 13
11 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 92 + 3 Laps 12 10
12 18   Tõnis Kasemets Rocketsports Racing 91 + 4 Laps 18 9
13 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 77 Contact 3 8
14 10   Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 75 + 20 Laps 10 7
15 34   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 68 Steering 13 6
16 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 41 Contact 5 5
17 8   Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 22 Contact 15 4
18 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 0 Contact 2 4

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-10 Bourdais (1), Tracy (3) & Ranger (27) crash
11-12 Zwolsman (34) spin, stall
23-26 Tracy (3) & Pastorelli (8) crash
38-40 Kasemets (18) spin, stall
43-47 Tracy (3) crash
48 Yellow restart
63-65 Ranger (27) spin, stall
66 Yellow restart
78-83 Wilson (9) crash; Philippe (4) off course

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-23 Oriol Servià
24-26 Bruno Junqueira
27-38 A. J. Allmendinger
39-54 Alex Tagliani
55 Nelson Philippe
56-63 A. J. Allmendinger
64-71 Bruno Junqueira
72-77 Nelson Philippe
78-79 Alex Tagliani
80-95 A. J. Allmendinger
 
Driver Laps led
A. J. Allmendinger 36
Oriol Servià 23
Alex Tagliani 18
Bruno Junqueira 11
Nelson Philippe 7

Championship standings after the raceEdit