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22px-Flag of the United Kingdom  2006 British Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 18 in the 2006 Formula One season
Circuit Silverstone
The Silverstone Circuit modified in 2000
Date 11 June 2006
Official name 2006 Formula 1 Foster's British Grand Prix[1]
Location Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, England
Course Permanent Road Facility
5.141 km (3.194 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 60 laps, 308.355 km (191.603 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Time 1:20.253
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Time 1:21.599 on lap 21
Podium
First 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Second Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Third 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes

The 2006 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on June 11, 2006 at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. The race, contested over 60 laps, was the eighth round of the 2006 Formula One season.

Ticket sales were rather slow; the race was scheduled far earlier than normal, and local Jenson Button had a rather poor season the previous year. When the race sold out in 2005, Button had been coming off one of his best years. Also, the weekend clashed with England's first World Cup game.

Button had a very poor qualifying run and started the race 19th; after a blinding first few laps, Jenson's engine caught fire on lap 9, due to an oil leak that also caused the car to spin out of the race. Scotsman David Coulthard also had a poor race suffering from understeer.

Fernando Alonso became the first Spanish driver and the youngest driver (24 years, 10 months, 13 days) to get the Hat Trick (pole position, winning and fastest lap in same Grand Prix). He fell one lap short of clinching the Grand Chelem (he would finally achieve this at the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix).

This race also featured the first ever pit stop to have involved a woman, during a Midland F1 pit stop for Tiago Monteiro, ITV-F1's then pit-lane reporter Louise Goodman was the left rear tyre changer.

The only other noticeable incident of the race happened on the very first lap, when Scott Speed pushed Ralf Schumacher's Toyota right in the path of Mark Webber at the entrance on the Hangar Straight. Schumacher and Webber retired on the spot, while Speed crawled to the pits and drove straight into the garage at the end of lap 1.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Fernando Alonso 2006 Britain

Fernando Alonso took pole position, fastest lap, and race victory, leading every lap of the race except one.

From:[2]

Pos Nat Driver Constructor Part 3 Part 2 Part 1
1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:20.253 1:20.271 1:21.018
2 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.397 1:20.497 1:21.648
3 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:20.574 1:20.659 1:22.096
4 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:20.764 1:20.846 1:21.647
5 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:20.919 1:20.594 1:22.411
6 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:20.943 1:20.929 1:22.965
7 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:21.073 1:21.043 1:22.886
8 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.107 1:20.816 1:22.169
9 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:21.329 1:20.629 1:21.670
10 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 1:21.599 1:20.672 1:21.637
11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 1:21.442 1:22.424
12 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1:21.567 1:23.083
13 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:21.699 1:22.685
14 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 1:21.990 1:22.773
15 USAflagsmall Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:22.076 1:22.541
16 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 1:22.207 1:22.860
17 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 1:23.129
18 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 1:23.210
19 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 1:23.247
20 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:26.158
21 22px-Flag of France Franck Montagny Super Aguri-Honda 1:26.316
22 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota No time

RaceEdit

From:[3]

Michael Schumacher 2006 Britain

Michael Schumacher finished second, just under 14 seconds behind Fernando Alonso

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 60 1:25:51.927 1 10
2 5 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 60 +13.951 3 8
3 3 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 60 +18.672 2 6
4 2 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 60 +19.976 5 5
5 6 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 60 +31.559 4 4
6 4 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 60 +1:04.769 8 3
7 16 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 60 +1:14.594 9 2
8 17 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 60 +1:18.299 10 1
9 10 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 60 +1:19.008 12
10 11 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Honda 59 +1 lap 6
11 8 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 59 +1 lap 22
12 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 59 +1 lap 11
13 20 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 59 +1 lap 13
14 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 59 +1 lap 14
15 19 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 59 +1 lap 18
16 18 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 58 +2 laps 16
17 22 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 57 +3 laps 20
18 23 22px-Flag of France Franck Montagny Super Aguri-Honda 57 +3 laps 21
Ret 12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 8 Oil leak 19
Ret 21 USAflagsmall Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1 Collision damage 15
Ret 7 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 0 Collision 7
Ret 9 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 0 Collision 17

Standings after the raceEdit

Note, only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Drivers' Championship standings[3]
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 74
2 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 51
3 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 33
4 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 32
5 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 26
Constructors' Championship standings[3]
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of France Renault 106
2 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 75
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 59
4 Flag-of-japansmall Honda 29
5 Flag of Germany BMW Sauber 17

ReferencesEdit

  1. Formula 1 Fosters British Grand Prix Official Program. 2007. http://www.progcovers.com/motor/silverstone060611.jpg. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  2. Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A.. p. 132. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A.. p. 135. 

External linksEdit


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