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22px-Flag of France  2006 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 18 in the 2006 Formula One season
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours.svg
The Nevers Circuit modified in 2003
Date July 16, 2006
Official name XCII Grand Prix de France
Location Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours, France
Course Permanent racing facility
4.411 km (2.74 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 70 laps, 308.77 km (191.8 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Sunny, warm
Pole position
Driver Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:15.493
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:17.111 on lap 46
Podium
First Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Third 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari

The 2006 French Grand Prix (formally the XCII Grand Prix de France) was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, near Magny-Cours, France on 16 July 2006. The race, contested over 70 laps, was the eleventh round of the 2006 Formula One season, the 57th French Grand Prix as part of the World Championship, and the 92nd overall.

This race was a scene of yet another record breaking milestone for Michael Schumacher, who became the first driver in F1 history to win the same Grand Prix on eight different occasions (having previously won the French Grand Prix in 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002 and 2004). Schumacher also achieved his 22nd career hat trick (pole position, win & fastest lap at the same race), also a record. Fernando Alonso, driving a Renault at the team's home race, finished second, whilst Schumacher's Ferrari team-mate, Felipe Massa, completed the podium by finishing in third position.

ReportEdit

Practice and qualifyingEdit

Friday driversEdit

The bottom 6 teams in the 2005 Constructors' Championship and Super Aguri were entitled to run a third car in free practice on Friday. These drivers drove on Friday but did not compete in qualifying or the race.

Constructor Nat Driver
Williams-Cosworth 22px-Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz
Honda 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Red Bull-Ferrari 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos
BMW Sauber 22px-Flag of Poland Robert Kubica
MF1-Toyota Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil
Toro Rosso-Cosworth 20px-Flag of Switzerland Neel Jani
Super Aguri-Honda Flag-of-japansmall Sakon Yamamoto

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Franck montagny

Home driver Franck Montagny driving for Super Aguri. It would be his last outing for the team in the 2006 season.

From:[1]

Pos Driver Constructor Part 3 Part 2 Part 1
1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:15.493 1:15.111 1:15.865
2 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:15.510 1:15.679 1:16.277
3 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:15.785 1:15.706 1:16.328
4 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:16.036 1:15.776 1:15.550
5 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:16.091 1:15.625 1:15.949
6 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.281 1:15.742 1:16.154
7 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:16.345 1:15.901 1:16.825
8 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.632 1:15.902 1:16.679
9 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1:18.272 1:15.926 1:16.534
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 1:18.663 1:15.974 1:16.350
11 25px-AustraliaFLAG || Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 1:16.129 1:16.531
12 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:16.294 1:16.686
13 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 1:16.433 1:16.921
14 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:17.027 1:17.022
15 USAflagsmall Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:17.063 1:17.117
16 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 1:17.105 1:16.962
17 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:17.164
18 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 1:17.304
19 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 1:17.495
20 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 1:17.589
21 22px-Flag of France Franck Montagny Super Aguri-Honda 1:18.637
22 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:18.845

RaceEdit

Michael Schumacher 2006 France

The race was won by Ferrari's Michael Schumacher.

From:[2]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 1:32:07.803 1 10
2 1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 70 +10.131 3 8
3 6 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 +22.546 2 6
4 7 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 70 +27.212 5 5
5 3 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 70 +33.006 6 4
6 2 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 70 +45.265 7 3
7 4 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 70 +49.407 8 2
8 16 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 69 +1 lap 11 1
9 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 9
10 21 USAflagsmall Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 69 +1 lap 14
11 17 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 69 +1 lap 16
12 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 12
13 20 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 69 +1 lap 22
14 10 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 68 +2 laps 18
15 19 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 68 +2 laps 15
16 23 22px-Flag of France Franck Montagny Super Aguri-Honda 67 +3 laps 20
Ret 12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 61 Engine 17
Ret 9 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 55 Wheel rim 10
Ret 8 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 39 Brakes 4
Ret 11 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Honda 28 Engine 13
Ret 18 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 11 Accident 19
Ret 22 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 0 Transmission 21

Standings after the raceEdit

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

Drivers' Championship standings[2]
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 96
2 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 79
3 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 46
4 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 43
5 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa 42
Constructors' Championship standings[2]
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of France Renault 142
2 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 121
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 71
4 Flag-of-japansmall Honda 32
5 Flag-of-japansmall Toyota 21

ReferencesEdit

  1. Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A.. p. 152. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A.. p. 155. 

External linksEdit



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