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The 2006 Lexmark Indy 300 was the thirteenth and penultimate round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on 21 October 2006 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in Queensland, Australia. The pole was won by native Queenslander Will Power, the first of his Champ Car career. The race was won by Nelson Philippe, the first and only win of his Champ Car career. By virtue of his eighth-place finish, Sébastien Bourdais clinched his third consecutive Champ Car season title, the first man to achieve this feat since Ted Horn won three consecutive National Championships from 1946 through 1948.

Australia 2006 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 13 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit.svg
Track map of the Surfers Paradise street circuit at Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Date21 October, 2006
Official nameLexmark Indy 300
LocationSurfers Paradise Street Circuit
Queensland, Australia
CourseTemporary Street Circuit
2.795 mi / 4.498 km
Distance59 laps
164.905 mi / 265.382 km
WeatherSunny with temperatures rising up to 28.3 °C (82.9 °F)
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Australia)
Time1:31.403
Fastest lap
DriverPaul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
Time1:33.776 (on lap 39 of 59)
Podium
FirstNelson Philippe (CTE Racing-HVM)
SecondMario Domínguez (Rocketsports Racing)
ThirdAlex Tagliani (Team Australia)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Will Power Team Australia 1:31.403 1:31.839 1:31.403
2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:31.774 1:32.212 1:31.774
3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing —- 1:31.959 1:31.959
4   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:32.265 1:32.809 1:32.265
5   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 1:32.783 1:32.348 1:32.348
6   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1:32.371 1:33.674 1:32.371
7   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 1:32.536 1:33.761 1:32.536
8   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 1:32.821 1:33.750 1:32.821
9   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:32.933 1:32.845 1:32.845
10   Mario Domínguez Rocketsports Racing 1:33.267 1:32.974 1:32.974
11   Ryan Briscoe RuSPORT —- 1:33.043 1:33.043
12   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:34.155 1:33.564 1:33.564
13   Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 1:33.736 —- 1:33.736
14   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 1:34.593 1:34.182 1:34.182
15   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:35.017 1:34.282 1:34.282
16   Katherine Legge PKV Racing —- 1:34.634 1:34.634
17   Andreas Wirth Dale Coyne Racing 1:37.300 1:35.176 1:35.176
-   Justin Wilson RuSPORT —- —- No time*

* Justin Wilson fractured the scaphoid bone in his wrist in a crash during practice on Friday and took no further part in the event as a result.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 59 1:50:50.985 5 32
2 8   Mario Domínguez Rocketsports Racing 59 +0.728 secs 10 29
3 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 59 +6.054 secs 9 25
4 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 59 +7.238 secs 3 25
5 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 59 +9.377 secs 12 21
6 2   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 59 +10.247 secs 4 19
7 34   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 59 +16.849 secs 15 18
8 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 59 +18.978 secs 2 15
9 19   Andreas Wirth Dale Coyne Racing 59 +22.195 secs 17 13
10 18   Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 59 +44.086 secs 13 12
11 10   Ryan Briscoe RuSPORT 58 + 1 Lap 11 10
12 5   Will Power Team Australia 58 + 1 Lap 1 12
13 6   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 43 Gearbox 6 9
14 11   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 42 Contact 14 8
15 20   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 42 Contact 16 6
16 7   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 18 Contact 7 5
17 14   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 12 Contact 8 4
- 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT —- Withdrawn —- 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start
14-16 Clarke (14) crash
20-23 Allmendinger (7) crash
29-32 Power (5) stopped on course
44-49 Heylen (11) crash; Legge (20) crash

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-13 Will Power
14-20 Jan Heylen
21-30 Charles Zwolsman
31-34 Oriol Servià
35-39 Nelson Philippe
40-42 Paul Tracy
43 Mario Domínguez
44-51 Antônio Pizzonia
52-59 Nelson Philippe
 
Driver Laps led
Nelson Philippe 13
Will Power 13
Charles Zwolsman 10
Antônio Pizzonia 8
Jan Heylen 7
Oriol Servià 4
Paul Tracy 3
Mario Domínguez 1

Championship standings after the raceEdit