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2006 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

The 2006 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the first round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on April 9, 2006 on the streets of Long Beach, California. The pole and race win were both captured by the two-time running Champ Car champion, Sébastien Bourdais. The race was billed at the time as Jimmy Vasser's final Champ Car race, ending a 15-year career that featured 10 wins and the series championship in 1996, though he would later make a come out of retirement to drive in the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the final race run under Champ Car sanction.

United States 2006 Long Beach
Race details
Race 1 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Long Beach Street Circuit.svg
Long Beach Track Layout
DateApril 9, 2006
Official nameToyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
LocationLong Beach Grand Prix
Long Beach, California, United States
CourseTemporary street circuit
1.968 mi / 3.167 km
Distance74 laps
145.632 mi / 234.358 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 68 °F (20 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:06.886
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:07.931 (on lap 71 of 74)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondJustin Wilson (RuSPORT)
ThirdAlex Tagliani (Team Australia)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:07.675 1:06.886 1:06.886
2   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:08.318 1:07.208 1:07.208
3   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:07.741 1:07.225 1:07.225
4   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:08.030 1:07.249 1:07.249
5   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 1:08.871 1:07.301 1:07.301
6   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:07.947 1:07.408 1:07.408
7   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:08.102 1:07.717 1:07.717
8   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1:08.753 1:07.869 1:07.869
9   Will Power Team Australia 1:08.515 1:07.965 1:07.965
10   Cristiano da Matta Dale Coyne Racing 1:08.594 1:07.982 1:07.982
11   Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 1:09.476 1:08.242 1:08.242
12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:09.091 1:08.246 1:08.246
13   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 1:08.766 1:08.410 1:08.410
14   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 1:11.078 1:08.641 1:08.641
15   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 1:08.905 1:08.647 1:08.647
16   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:10.063 1:08.855 1:08.855
17   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 1:09.747 1:09.254 1:09.254
18   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:10.147 1:09.554 1:09.554

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 74 1:40:07.670 1 35
2 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 74 +14.096 secs 2 27
3 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 74 +20.485 secs 7 25
4 7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 74 +22.612 secs 5 23
5 19   Cristiano da Matta Dale Coyne Racing 74 +36.800 secs 10 21
6 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 74 +54.924 secs 16 20
7 11   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 74 +1:01.648 14 18
8 20   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 74 +1:02.208 17 15
9 5   Will Power Team Australia 73 + 1 Lap 9 13
10 8   Antônio Pizzonia Rocketsports Racing 73 + 1 Lap 11 11
11 14   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 72 + 2 Laps 13 10
12 34   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 67 Suspension 18 9
13 4   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 46 Gearbox 15 8
14 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 24 Engine 12 7
15 2   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1 Sidepod 3 6
16 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 0 Contact 4 5
17 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 0 Contact 6 4
18 6   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 0 Contact 8 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1–4 Servià (6), Tracy (3), Junqueira (2) & Allmendinger (10) crash
13–15 Clarke (14) crash
25–27 Vasser (12) stopped on course
36–38 Legge (20) spin, stall
50–54 Pizzonia (8) stopped on course

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1–47 Sébastien Bourdais
48–51 Jan Heylen
52–74 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 70
Jan Heylen 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the 2006 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-10-11.

External linksEdit