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2006 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton

The 2006 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton was the eighth round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on July 23, 2006 at JAGFlo Speedway, a temporary track laid out at City Centre Airport in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Sébastien Bourdais took the pole but the race was won by Justin Wilson.

Canada 2006 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton
Race details
Race 8 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Edmonton Grand Prix racing track.svg
DateJuly 23, 2006
Official nameWest Edmonton Mall Grand Prix Presented by The Brick
LocationJAGFlo Speedway
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CourseTemporary Airport Course
1.973 mi / 3.175 km
Distance85 laps
167.705 mi / 269.875 km
WeatherSunny with temperatures reaching up to 34.5 °C (94.1 °F); wind speeds remained calm throughout the event
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (United States Newman/Haas Racing)
Time58.560
Fastest lap
DriverJustin Wilson (United States RuSPORT)
Time59.200 (on lap 82 of 85)
Podium
FirstJustin Wilson (United States RuSPORT)
SecondSébastien Bourdais (United States Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdA. J. Allmendinger (United States Forsythe Championship Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 59.895 58.560 58.560
2   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:00.067 58.622 58.622
3   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:00.251 58.665 58.665
4   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 1:03.971 58.893 58.893
5   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 1:01.321 59.324 59.324
6   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 1:00.675 59.510 59.510
7   Will Power (R) Team Australia 59.539 59.539
8   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.672 1:00.071 1:00.071
9   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:00.085 1:06.279 1:00.085
10   Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.647 1:00.106 1:00.106
11   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:01.461 1:00.110 1:00.110
12   Jan Heylen (R) Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.603 1:00.199 1:00.199
13   Charles Zwolsman (R) Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.393 1:00.291 1:00.291
14   Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 1:00.412 1:00.305 1:00.305
15   Katherine Legge (R) PKV Racing 1:01.417 1:00.358 1:00.358
16   Nicky Pastorelli (R) Rocketsports Racing 1:01.760 1:00.978 1:00.978
17   Dan Clarke (R) CTE Racing-HVM 1:01.215 1:01.215
18   Tõnis Kasemets (R) Rocketsports Racing 1:02.755 1:01.704 1:01.704

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 85 1:40:30.635 3 33
2 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 85 +5.319 secs 1 30
3 7   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 85 +9.946 secs 4 25
4 6   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 85 +12.650 secs 5 23
5 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 85 +16.609 secs 2 22
6 5   Will Power (R) Team Australia 85 +27.803 secs 7 19
7 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 84 + 1 Lap 8 17
8 19   Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 84 + 1 Lap 10 15
9 14   Dan Clarke (R) CTE Racing-HVM 84 + 1 Lap 17 14
10 34   Charles Zwolsman (R) Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 82 + 3 Laps 13 11
11 18   Tõnis Kasemets (R) Rocketsports Racing 82 + 3 Laps 18 10
12 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 78 Contact 11 9
13 20   Katherine Legge (R) PKV Racing 73 + 12 Laps 15 8
14 4   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 69 Contact 6 7
15 2   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 54 Gearbox 9 6
16 11   Jan Heylen (R) Dale Coyne Racing 10 Contact 12 5
17 8   Nicky Pastorelli (R) Rocketsports Racing 4 Contact 16 4
18 10   Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 0 Contact 14 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-3 Junqueira (2) & da Matta (10) crash
5-9 Pastorelli (8) crash; Heylen (11) crash
65-69 Tagliani (15) crash
70-72 Philippe (4) crash

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-35 Sébastien Bourdais
36-37 Paul Tracy
38-53 Sébastien Bourdais
54-60 Justin Wilson
61-64 Sébastien Bourdais
65-85 Justin Wilson
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 55
Justin Wilson 28
Paul Tracy 2

Championship standings after the raceEdit