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Flag-of-japansmall  2006 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 17 of 18 in the 2006 Formula One season
Circuit Suzuka
The Suzuka circuit
Date October 8, 2006
Official name XXXII Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
Location Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Mie, Japan
Course Permanent racing facility
5.807 km (3.608 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 53 laps, 307.573 km (191.224 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari
Time 1:29.599
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Time 1:32.676 on lap 14
Podium
First 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Second 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari
Third 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault

The 2006 Japanese Grand Prix was the seventeenth race of the 2006 Formula One season. It was held between 6–8 October at Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka. It was won by Fernando Alonso, his last win for the Renault team before he moved to McLaren the following season. It was the first Formula One race to be broadcast in HDTV by Fuji Television,[1] and was the 20th Grand Prix to be held at Suzuka.

Schumacher car Suzuka 2006

Michael Schumacher's Ferrari is returned to the pits after an engine failure cost him the race lead, and handed Fernando Alonso a ten point advantage in the Drivers' Championship with one race remaining.

From:[2]

Felipe Massa started the race from pole, but Michael Schumacher soon passed him on lap 3 to take the lead. Schumacher was well on his way to victory and an undisputed lead in the championship with 1 race to go. On lap 37, Schumacher's engine failed, his first engine failure since the 2000 French Grand Prix, giving the lead to Fernando Alonso, who went on to win the race. This virtually gave the championship to Alonso. This was the most recent victory for Michelin, who pulled out of Formula One at the end of the season. Giancarlo Fisichella dedicated his third place finish to his best friend, Tonino Visciani, who died on 5 October 2006 after a heart attack.[3]

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.

Team Nat Driver
Williams-Cosworth 22px-Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz
Honda 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Red Bull-Ferrari Flag of Germany Michael Ammermüller
BMW Sauber Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel
Spyker MF1-Toyota Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil
Toro Rosso-Cosworth 20px-Flag of Switzerland Neel Jani
Super Aguri-Honda 22px-Flag of France Franck Montagny

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

From:[4]

Pos Driver Constructor Part 3 Part 2 Part 1
1 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:29.599 1:29.830 1:30.112
2 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:29.711 1:28.954 1:31.279
3 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:29.989 1:30.299 1:30.595
4 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:30.039 1:30.204 1:30.420
5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:30.371 1:30.357 1:30.976
6 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:30.599 1:30.306 1:31.696
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 1:30.992 1:30.268 1:30.847
8 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:31.478 1:30.598 1:31.972
9 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:31.513 1:30.470 1:31.811
10 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1:31.856 1:30.321 1:30.585
11 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:30.827 1:32.080
12 22px-Flag of Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:31.094 1:31.204
13 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.254 1:31.581
14 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 1:31.276 1:31.647
15 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:31.943 1:31.741
16 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers Spyker MF1-Toyota 1:33.750 1:32.221
17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 1:32.252
18 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos Red Bull-Ferrari 1:32.402
19 USAflagsmall Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:32.867
20 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:33.666
21 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro Spyker MF1-Toyota 1:33.709
22 Flag-of-japansmall Sakon Yamamoto Super Aguri-Honda

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Lap Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 53 1:23:52.413 5 10
2 6 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 53 +16.151 1 8
3 2 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 53 +23.953 6 6
4 12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 53 +34.101 7 5
5 3 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +43.596 11 4
6 8 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 53 +46.717 4 3
7 7 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 53 +48.869 3 2
8 16 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 53 +1:16.095 9 1
9 17 22px-Flag of Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 53 +1:16.932 12
10 10 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 52 +1 lap 10
11 4 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 52 +1 lap 13
12 11 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Honda 52 +1 lap 8
13 15 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos Red Bull-Ferrari 52 +1 lap 18
14 20 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 52 +1 lap 15
15 22 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 52 +1 lap 20
16 18 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro Spyker MF1-Toyota 51 +2 laps 21
17 23 Flag-of-japansmall Sakon Yamamoto Super Aguri-Honda 50 +3 laps 22
18 21 USAflagsmall Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 48 Power steering 19
Ret 9 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 39 Accident 14
Ret 5 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 36 Engine 2
Ret 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 35 Gearbox 17
Ret 19 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers Spyker MF1-Toyota 20 Driveshaft 16

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 126
2 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 116
3 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa 70
4 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 69
5 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 61
Constructors' Championship standings[2]
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of France Renault 195
2 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 186
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 105
4 Flag-of-japansmall Honda 78
5 Flag of Germany BMW Sauber 36

External linksEdit


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ReferencesEdit

  1. ZAKZAK
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A.. p. 205. 
  3. "Fisi dedicates third to dead pal" ITV Sport. Retrieved 9 October 2006
  4. Domenjoz, Luc et al.. Formula One Yearbook 2006-2007. Chronosports S.A.. p. 200. 
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