|2006 German Grand Prix|
|Race 12 of 18 in the 2006 Formula One World Championship|
|Date||July 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)|
|Time||1:16.357 on lap 17|
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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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.
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|21||23||Super Aguri-Honda||1:20.444||PL 3|
|22||21||Toro Rosso-Cosworth||No time||19|
|10||20||Toro Rosso-Cosworth||66||+1 lap||16|
|11||14||Red Bull-Ferrari||66||+1 lap||10|
|12||21||Toro Rosso-Cosworth||66||+1 lap||19|
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