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The 2006 Chinese Grand Prix was the 16th race of the 2006 Formula One season and the third Chinese Grand Prix since the inaugural event. It was won by Michael Schumacher of Ferrari, ahead of both Renaults of Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella.


BackgroundEdit

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Spain Fernando Alonso France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R26 Renault RS26 M
2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R26 Renault RS26 M
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Team McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-21 Mercedes FO 108S M
4 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Team McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-21 Mercedes FO 108S M
5 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 248 F1 Ferrari 056 B
6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 248 F1 Ferrari 056 B
7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF106B Toyota RVX-06 B
8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF106B Toyota RVX-06 B
9 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW28 Cosworth CA2006 B
10 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW28 Cosworth CA2006 B
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA106 Honda RA806E M
12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA106 Honda RA806E M
14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 M
15 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 M
16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 M
17 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 M
18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Russia Spyker MF1 Racing Midland M16 Toyota RVX-06 B
19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Russia Spyker MF1 Racing Midland M16 Toyota RVX-06 B
20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR1 Cosworth TJ2006 M
21 United States Scott Speed Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR1 Cosworth TJ2006 M
22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri F1 Super Aguri SA06 Honda RA806E B
23 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Japan Super Aguri F1 Super Aguri SA06 Honda RA806E B
Free Practice 2 only
35 Austria Alexander Wurz United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW28 Cosworth CA2006 B
36 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson Japan Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA106 Honda RA806E M
37 Germany Michael Ammermüller Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 M
38 Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 M
39 France Alexandre Premat Russia Spyker MF1 Racing Midland M16 Toyota RVX-06 B
40 Switzerland Neel Jani Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR1 Cosworth TJ2006 M
41 France Franck Montagny Japan Super Aguri F1 Super Aguri SA06 Honda RA806E B

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q3 Q2 Q1 Grid
1 1 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:44.360 1:43.951 1:44.128 1
2 2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 1:44.992 1:44.336 1:44.378 2
3 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Honda 1:45.503 1:45.228 1:47.072 3
4 12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Honda 1:45.503 1:44.662 1:45.809 4
5 3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:45.754 1:45.622 1:44.909 5
6 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:45.775 1:45.660 1:47.366 6
7 4 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:45.877 1:45.095 1:44.808 7
8 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 1:46.053 1:45.055 1:46.249 8
9 17 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 1:46.632 1:45.576 1:46.049 9
10 15 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Austria Red Bull-Ferrari 1:48.021 1:45.747 1:46.387 10
11 21 United States Scott Speed Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:45.851 1:46.222 11
12 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Ferrari 1:45.968 1:45.931 12
13 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 1:45.970 1:47.231 20
14 20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:46.172 1:45.564 13
15 9 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 1:46.413 1:48.560 14
16 10 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 1:47.419 1:47.535 15
17 7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 1:48.894 16
18 8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 1:49.098 17
19 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Russia Midland-Toyota 1:49.903 18
20 22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 1:50.326 21
21 23 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Japan Super Aguri-Honda 1:55.560 19
22 19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Russia Midland-Toyota DSQ 22
Source:

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Fernando Alonso 2
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 2 3 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 4
______________ Jenson Button
Row 3 5 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 6
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 4 7 ______________
Pedro de la Rosa 8
______________ Nick Heidfeld
Row 5 9 ______________
Robert Kubica 10
______________ Robert Doornbos
Row 6 11 ______________
Scott Speed 12
______________ David Coulthard
Row 7 13 ______________
Vitantonio Liuzzi 14
______________ Mark Webber
Row 8 15 ______________
Nico Rosberg 16
______________ Ralf Schumacher
Row 9 17 ______________
Jarno Trulli 18
______________ Tiago Monteiro
Row 10 19 ______________
Sakon Yamamoto 20
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 11 21 ______________
Takuma Sato 22
______________ Christijan Albers

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Lap Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 56 1:37:32.747 6 10
2 1 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 56 +3.121 1 8
3 2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 56 +44.197 2 6
4 12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Honda 56 +1:12.056 4 5
5 4 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 56 +1:17.137 7 4
6 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Honda 56 +1:19.131 3 3
7 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 56 +1:31.979 8 2
8 9 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 56 +1:43.588 14 1
9 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Ferrari 56 +1:43.796 12
10 20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 55 +1 lap 13
11 10 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 55 +1 lap 15
12 15 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Austria Red Bull-Ferrari 55 +1 lap 10
13 17 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 55 +1 lap 9
14 21 United States Scott Speed Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 55 +1 lap 11
15 19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Russia Midland-Toyota 53 +3 laps 22
16 23 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Japan Super Aguri-Honda 52 +4 laps 19
17 7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 49 Exhaust 16
Ret 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 44 Accident 20
Ret 8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 38 Water leak 17
Ret 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Russia Midland-Toyota 37 Spun off 18
Ret 3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 18 Gearbox 5
DSQ 22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 55 Disqualified 21
Source:
  • Christijan Albers was handed a 25-second time penalty for ignoring blue flags.
  • Takuma Sato was disqualified from the race on lap 55 for ignoring blue flags.

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

V T E 2006 Formula One Season
Teams Renault • McLaren • Ferrari • Toyota • Williams • Honda • Red Bull • BMW Sauber • Midland • Toro Rosso • Super Aguri
Engines BMW • Cosworth • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • Toyota
Drivers Alonso • 2 Fisichella • 3 Räikkönen • 4 Montoya • 4 De la Rosa • 5 M. Schumacher • 6 Massa • 7 R. Schumacher • 8 Trulli • 9 Webber • 10 Rosberg • 11 Barrichello • 12 Button • 14 Coulthard • 15 Klien • 15 Doornbos • 16 Heidfeld • 17 Villeneuve • 17 Kubica • 18 Monteiro • 19 Albers • 20 Liuzzi • 21 Speed • 22 Sato • 23 Ide • 23 Montagny • 23 Yamamoto
Other Drivers Badoer • Davidson • Hamilton • Kovalainen • Piquet • Sutil • Vettel • Wurz
Cars Renault R26 • Ferrari 248 F1 • McLaren MP4-21 • Honda RA106 • BMW Sauber F1.06 • Toyota TF106 • Red Bull RB2 • Williams FW28 • Toro Rosso STR1 • Midland M16 • Super Aguri SA05 • Super Aguri SA06
Tyres Bridgestone • Michelin
Races Bahrain • Malaysia • Australia • San Marino • Europe • Spain • Monaco • Britain • Canada • United States • France • Germany • Hungary • Turkey • Italy • China • Japan • Brazil
See also 2005 Formula One Season • 2007 Formula One Season • Category
China Chinese Grand Prix
Circuits Shanghai International Circuit (2004–present)
ShanghaiCircuit1
Races 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017


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