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The 2006 United States Grand Prix was held on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 2nd. The Ferraris dominated qualifying, and the race was won by Scuderia driver Michael Schumacher, who passed teammate and early leader Felipe Massa midway through the race. Massa held on for a close second, and Renault driver Giancarlo Fisichella was a distant third.

Two separate incidents at the first two corners of the race eliminated seven cars on the spot, including BMW Sauber driver Nick Heidfeld, who was bumped into a spectacular triple barrel roll. Three other cars soon retired from accident damage, with the depleted field leaving the race looking somewhat similar to the embarrassing 2005 race.


BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2006 United States Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Spain Fernando Alonso France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R26 Renault RS26 M
2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R26 Renault RS26 M
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Team McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-21 Mercedes FO 108S M
4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Team McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-21 Mercedes FO 108S M
5 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 248 F1 Ferrari 056 B
6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 248 F1 Ferrari 056 B
7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF106B Toyota RVX-06 B
8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF106B Toyota RVX-06 B
9 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW28 Cosworth CA2006 B
10 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW28 Cosworth CA2006 B
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA106 Honda RA806E M
12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA106 Honda RA806E M
14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 M
15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 M
16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 M
17 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 M
18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Russia MF1 Racing Midland M16 Toyota RVX-06 B
19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Russia MF1 Racing Midland M16 Toyota RVX-06 B
20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR1 Cosworth TJ2006 M
21 United States Scott Speed Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR1 Cosworth TJ2006 M
22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri F1 Super Aguri SA06 Honda RA806E B
23 France Franck Montagny Japan Super Aguri F1 Super Aguri SA06 Honda RA806E B

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 2 1:11.588 1 1:10.636 1 1:10.832 1
2 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 1 1:11.088 2 1:11.146 2 1:11.435 2
3 2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 8 1:12.287 3 1:11.200 3 1:11.920 3
4 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Honda 6 1:12.156 4 1:11.263 4 1:12.109 4
5 1 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 9 1:12.416 9 1:11.877 5 1:12.449 5
6 17 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany BMW Sauber 5 1:12.114 7 1:11.724 6 1:12.479 6
7 12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Honda 7 1:12.238 8 1:11.865 7 1:12.523 7
8 7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 3 1:11.879 5 1:11.673 8 1:12.795 8
9 3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 14 1:12.777 10 1:12.135 9 1:13.174 9
10 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 4 1:11.891 6 1:11.718 10 1:15.280 10
11 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 10 1:12.477 11 1:12.150 11
12 9 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 15 1:12.935 12 1:12.292 12
13 21 United States Scott Speed Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 16 1:13.167 13 1:12.792 13
14 19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Russia Midland-Toyota 12 1:12.711 14 1:12.854 14
15 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Russia Midland-Toyota 11 1:12.627 15 1:12.864 15
16 15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Ferrari 13 1:12.773 16 1:12.925 16
17 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Ferrari 17 1:13.180 17
18 22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 18 1:13.496 18
19 10 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 19 1:13.506 21
20 8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 20 1:13.787 PL
21 20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 21 1:14.041 20
22 23 France Franck Montagny Japan Super Aguri-Honda 22 1:16.036 19

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 73 1:34:35.199 1 10
2 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 73 + 7.984 2 8
3 2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 73 + 16.595 3 6
4 8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 73 + 23.604 PL 5
5 1 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 73 + 28.410 5 4
6 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Honda 73 + 36.513 4 3
7 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Ferrari 72 + 1 Lap 17 2
8 20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 72 + 1 Lap 20 1
9 10 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 72 + 1 Lap 21
Ret 7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 62 Wheel bearing 8
Ret 19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Russia Midland-Toyota 37 Transmission 14
Ret 17 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany BMW Sauber 23 Engine 6
Ret 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Russia Midland-Toyota 9 Collision damage 15
Ret 22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 6 Collision 18
Ret 12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Honda 3 Collision damage 7
Ret 3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 9
Ret 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 0 Collision 10
Ret 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 11
Ret 9 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 0 Collision 12
Ret 21 United States Scott Speed Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 0 Collision 13
Ret 15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Ferrari 0 Collision 16
Ret 23 France Franck Montagny Japan Super Aguri-Honda 0 Collision 19

MilestonesEdit

  • Final race of Juan Pablo Montoya, who announced that he would move to the NASCAR series in 2007. McLaren released him immediately after the race.

Standings after raceEdit

V T E United States United States Grand Prix
Circuits Sebring (1959), Riverside (1960), Watkins Glen (1961–1980), Phoenix (1989–1991), Indianapolis (2000–2007), Austin (2012–present)
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See also United States Grand Prix West • Indianapolis 500 • Detroit Grand Prix • Caesars Palace Grand Prix • Dallas Grand Prix • Questor Grand Prix
V T E 2006 Formula One Season
Teams Renault • McLaren • Ferrari • Toyota • Williams • Honda • Red Bull • BMW Sauber • Midland • Toro Rosso • Super Aguri
Engines BMW • Cosworth • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • Toyota
Drivers Alonso • 2 Fisichella • 3 Räikkönen • 4 Montoya • 4 De la Rosa • 5 M. Schumacher • 6 Massa • 7 R. Schumacher • 8 Trulli • 9 Webber • 10 Rosberg • 11 Barrichello • 12 Button • 14 Coulthard • 15 Klien • 15 Doornbos • 16 Heidfeld • 17 Villeneuve • 17 Kubica • 18 Monteiro • 19 Albers • 20 Liuzzi • 21 Speed • 22 Sato • 23 Ide • 23 Montagny • 23 Yamamoto
Other Drivers Badoer • Davidson • Hamilton • Kovalainen • Piquet • Sutil • Vettel • Wurz
Cars Renault R26 • Ferrari 248 F1 • McLaren MP4-21 • Honda RA106 • BMW Sauber F1.06 • Toyota TF106 • Red Bull RB2 • Williams FW28 • Toro Rosso STR1 • Midland M16 • Super Aguri SA05 • Super Aguri SA06
Tyres Bridgestone • Michelin
Races Bahrain • Malaysia • Australia • San Marino • Europe • Spain • Monaco • Britain • Canada • United States • France • Germany • Hungary • Turkey • Italy • China • Japan • Brazil
See also 2005 Formula One Season • 2007 Formula One Season • Category
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