2006 German Grand Prix

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2006 German Grand Prix
Race 12 of 18 in the 2006 Formula One World Championship
Hockenheim2012.svg
The Hockenheimring
Race details
DateJuly 30, 2006
Official name LXVIII Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.574 km (2.842 mi)
Distance 67 laps, 306.458 km (190.424 mi)
Weather Sunny, warm
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:14.070
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:16.357 on lap 17
Podium
First
  • Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
SecondFerrari
Third
  • Flag of Finland.svg Kimi Räikkönen
McLaren-Mercedes
David Coulthard qualified in the top ten in Red Bull Racing's second season of Formula One. Formel1 Rennwagen 'RedBul-Racing' Hockenheim 2006 001.JPG
David Coulthard qualified in the top ten in Red Bull Racing's second season of Formula One.

The 2006 German Grand Prix (formally the Mobil 1 Grand Prix of Germany) was a Formula One motor race held at the Hockenheimring on 30 July 2006. The 67-lap race was the twelfth round of the 2006 Formula One season and was won by Michael Schumacher. The Grand Prix weekend got off to a controversial start when the mass damper system fitted by Renault was deemed legal by the FIA appointed stewards, despite the FIA banning the use of these devices. The FIA appealed against the steward's decision, but Renault then withdrew the system after Friday practice to avoid further sanctions.

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Hockenheimring German motor racing circuit

The Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg  is a motor racing circuit situated in the Rhine valley near the town of Hockenheim in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, located on the Bertha Benz Memorial Route. Amongst other motor racing events, it biennially hosts the German Grand Prix, with the most recent being in 2019. The circuit has very little differences in elevation. The circuit has an FIA Grade 1 license.

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Kimi Räikkönen took pole position, but it proved artificial as McLaren had inadvertently not put enough fuel as intended in his car before qualifying. In the race, Räikkönen's early pitstop left him unable to challenge at the front, and the way was left clear for Ferrari to score a dominant one-two. Perhaps due to the damper issue, Renault were not competitive; it was the first time in 2006 that neither of their cars finished the race on the podium.

Kimi Räikkönen Finnish race driver

Kimi-Matias Räikkönen, nicknamed "Iceman", is a Finnish racing driver currently driving in Formula One for Alfa Romeo Racing. He won the 2007 Formula One World Championship in his first season at Scuderia Ferrari. After nine seasons racing in Formula One he left the sport to compete in the World Rally Championship in 2010 and 2011, returning to Formula One from 2012. In addition to this title, Räikkönen also finished second overall in 2003 and 2005, and third in 2008, 2012 and 2018. Räikkönen has won 21 Grands Prix, making him the most successful Finnish driver in terms of Formula One race wins. He is the only driver to take a race win in the V10, V8 and the hybrid V6 engine eras.

2006 Formula One World Championship sports season

The 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 60th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 57th FIA Formula One World Championship which began on 12 March and ended on 22 October after eighteen races. The Drivers' Championship was won by Fernando Alonso of Renault for the second year in a row, with Alonso becoming the youngest ever double world champion at the time. Then-retiring multiple world champion Michael Schumacher of Scuderia Ferrari finished runner-up, 13 points behind. The Constructors' Championship was won by Renault, which defeated Ferrari by five points.

Sakon Yamamoto made his Formula One début at the Grand Prix, starting from pit lane after changing chassis after the qualifying session. He was not the only one to suffer changes after qualifying, as Jarno Trulli and Christijan Albers both had to change engines, incurring ten-place penalties. A nightmare weekend for Albers was summed up with his disqualification, along with team-mate Tiago Monteiro, as the Midlands were disqualified after the race for having illegally flexing rear wings. [1] The race also saw the last appearance by 1997 champion Jacques Villeneuve, who blamed the split on the "lack of assurances about his short-term future with BMW Sauber". [2] [3] [4] Robert Kubica was promoted internally at BMW to drive at the Hungaroring because Villeneuve was still recovering from the after-effects of his crash in Germany, and went on to race in all the remaining Grands Prix.

Sakon Yamamoto Japanese racing driver

Sakon Yamamoto is a Japanese racing driver. He competed in 21 Formula One Grands Prix during the 2006, 2007 and 2010 seasons.

Jarno Trulli Italian racecar driver

Jarno Trulli is an Italian professional automotive racing driver. He regularly competed in Formula One from 1997 to 2011, driving for Minardi, Prost, Jordan, Renault, Toyota, Lotus Racing and Team Lotus. His best result in the World Drivers' Championship was sixth place in 2004; this was also the year in which he scored the only win of his Formula One career at the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix.

Christijan Albers racecar driver

Christijan Albers is a Dutch professional racing driver. After success in the DTM he drove in Formula One from 2005 until the 2007 British Grand Prix, shortly after which he was dropped by the Spyker F1 team. In 2008, he returned to the DTM series as a driver for the Audi Futurecom TME team. Albers acted as Team Principal and CEO of the Caterham F1 Team from July to September 2014 after it was acquired by new team owners.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos.No.DriverConstructorQ1Q2Q3Grid
13 Flag of Finland.svg Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.2141:14.4101:14.0701
25 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:14.9041:13.7781:14.2052
36 Flag of Brazil.svg Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:14.4121:14.0941:14.5693
412 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jenson Button Honda 1:15.8691:14:3781:14:8624
52 Flag of Italy.svg Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:15.9161:14.5401:14.8945
611 Flag of Brazil.svg Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:15.7571:14.6521:14:9346
71 Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso Renault 1:15.5181:14.7461:15.2827
87 Flag of Germany.svg Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:15.7891:14.7431:15.9238
94 Flag of Spain.svg Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.6551:15.0211:15.9369
1014 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 1:15.8361:14.8261:16.32610
119 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 1:15.7191:15.09411
1215 Flag of Austria.svg Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 1:15.8161:15.14112
138 Flag of Italy.svg Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:15.4301:15.15020 1
1417 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 1:16.2811:15:32913
1510 Flag of Germany.svg Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 1:16.1831:15.38014
1616 Flag of Germany.svg Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:16.2341:15.39715
1720 Flag of Italy.svg Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:16.39916
1819 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 1:17.09321 2
1922 Flag of Japan.svg Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:17.18517
2018 Flag of Portugal.svg Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 1:17.83618
2123 Flag of Japan.svg Sakon Yamamoto Super Aguri-Honda 1:20.444PL 3
2221 Flag of the United States.svg Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth No time19
Source: [5]
Notes

Race

Jacques Villeneuve walks away from his crashed F1.06 in his final F1 race. Villeneuve Germany2006.jpg
Jacques Villeneuve walks away from his crashed F1.06 in his final F1 race.
Pos.No.DriverConstructorLapsTime/RetiredGridPoints
15 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Schumacher Ferrari 671:27:51.693210
26 Flag of Brazil.svg Felipe Massa Ferrari 67+0.72038
33 Flag of Finland.svg Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 67+13.20616
412 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jenson Button Honda 67+18.89845
51 Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso Renault 67+23.70774
62 Flag of Italy.svg Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 67+24.81453
78 Flag of Italy.svg Jarno Trulli Toyota 67+26.544202
815 Flag of Austria.svg Christian Klien Red Bull-Ferrari 67+48.131121
97 Flag of Germany.svg Ralf Schumacher Toyota 67+1:00.3518
1020 Flag of Italy.svg Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Cosworth 66+1 lap16
1114 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Coulthard Red Bull-Ferrari 66+1 lap10
1221 Flag of the United States.svg Scott Speed Toro Rosso-Cosworth 66+1 lap19
Ret9 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Webber Williams-Cosworth 59Water Leak11
Ret22 Flag of Japan.svg Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 38Gearbox17
Ret17 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber 30Accident13
Ret11 Flag of Brazil.svg Rubens Barrichello Honda 18Engine6
Ret16 Flag of Germany.svg Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 9Brakes15
Ret4 Flag of Spain.svg Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 2Fuel Pump9
Ret23 Flag of Japan.svg Sakon Yamamoto Super Aguri-Honda 1Driveshaft22
Ret10 Flag of Germany.svg Nico Rosberg Williams-Cosworth 0Accident14
DSQ19 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Christijan Albers MF1-Toyota 66Disqualified 1 21
DSQ18 Flag of Portugal.svg Tiago Monteiro MF1-Toyota 65Disqualified 1 18
Source: [6]
Notes
Tiago Monteiro racing driver for Castrol Honda in the World Touring Car Championship

Tiago Vagaroso da Costa Monteiro is a Portuguese professional racing driver currently competing in the World Touring Car Cup, driving a Honda Civic TCR for KCMG. He competed in Formula One between 2005 and 2006 for the Jordan Grand Prix, Midland and Spyker MF1 teams – all different iterations of the same team as it was bought by new owners during a two-year stint as part of the Formula One paddock. He is the only Portuguese driver to have scored a Formula One podium finish.

Championship standings after the race

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