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The 2006 Grand Prix of Denver was the tenth round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on August 13, 2006 on the streets of Denver, Colorado. Sébastien Bourdais took the pole while the race was won by A. J. Allmendinger. Bourdais' race ended when he and Paul Tracy crashed in the final turn of the final lap of the race as Tracy attempted to pass Bourdais to take second place. Tracy and Bourdais got into a confrontation outside their cars (pictured). Tracy was subsequently fined and penalized three championship points for avoidable contact for the incident.

United States 2006 Denver
Race details
Race 10 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
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Paul Tracy and Sébastien Bourdais in a confrontation at the 2006 Denver Grand Prix.
DateAugust 13, 2006
Official name2006 Grand Prix of Denver
LocationThe Streets of Denver, Colorado, United States
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.657 mi / 2.667 km
Distance97 laps
160.729 mi / 258.699 km
WeatherSunny with temperatures reaching up to 80.1 °F (26.7 °C); wind speeds approaching 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time59.096
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:00.314 (on lap 90 of 97)
Podium
FirstA. J. Allmendinger (Forsythe Championship Racing)
SecondBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdDan Clarke (CTE Racing-HVM)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:00.763 59.096 59.096
2   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 1:00.714 59.350 59.350
3   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:00.991 59.878 59.878
4   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:05.531 59.903 59.903
5   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:00.988 59.919 59.919
6   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.724 1:00.007 1:00.007
7   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:01.141 1:00.029 1:00.029
8   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1:01.302 1:00.096 1:00.096
9   Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.304 1:00.147 1:00.147
10   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 1:01.767 1:00.333 1:00.333
11   Will Power Team Australia 1:01.599 1:00.405 1:00.405
12   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.644 1:00.453 1:00.453
13   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 1:02.706 1:00.887 1:00.887
14   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 1:02.502 1:01.201 1:01.201
15   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 1:01.777 1:01.370 1:01.370
16   Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 1:04.251 1:03.472 1:03.472

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 97 1:44:59.557 2 33
2 2   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 97 +20.588 secs 7 28
3 14   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 97 +50.261 secs 13 26
4 5   Will Power Team Australia 97 +55.915 secs 11 23
5 4   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 97 +1:14.187 10 21
6 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 96 Contact 4 16*
7 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 96 Contact 1 20
8 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 96 + 1 Lap 3 16
9 20   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 96 + 1 Lap 15 13
10 34   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 95 + 2 Laps 12 11
11 11   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 95 + 2 Laps 14 10
12 8   Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 27 Brakes 16 9
13 19   Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 21 Suspension 9 8
14 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 18 Gearbox 6 7
15 6   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 14 Engine 8 6
16 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 0 Contact 5 5

* Paul Tracy, who was already on probation for an incident and fight with Alex Tagliani at the prior race in San Jose, was penalized 3 points and fined $25,000 for avoidable contact for his part in a final lap accident with Sébastien Bourdais. His probation was extended to include the Surfer's Paradise event. Bourdais was not assessed a penalty.

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-2 Tracy (3) spin/stall
35-38 Debris

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-20 Sébastien Bourdais
21-31 Bruno Junqueira
32-47 Sébastien Bourdais
48-59 A. J. Allmendinger
60-61 Justin Wilson
62-64 Bruno Junqueira
65-97 A. J. Allmendinger
 
Driver Laps led
A. J. Allmendinger 45
Sébastien Bourdais 36
Bruno Junqueira 14
Justin Wilson 2

Championship standings after the raceEdit