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The 2006 Spanish Grand Prix (officially XLVIII Gran Premio Telefonica de Espana) was race number 6 of the 2006 Formula One Season. It took place at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 14 2006. The race was won by Renault F1 driver Fernando Alonso with Michael Schumacher for Scuderia Ferrari in second and Giancarlo Fisichella of Renault F1 in third.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Spain Fernando Alonso France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R26 Renault RS26 V8 2.4 M
2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R26 Renault RS26 V8 2.4 M
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom Team McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-21 Mercedes FO 108S V8 2.4 M
4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Team McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-21 Mercedes FO 108S V8 2.4 M
5 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 248 F1 Ferrari 056 V8 2.4 B
6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 248 F1 Ferrari 056 V8 2.4 B
7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF106 Toyota RVX-06 V8 2.4 B
8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF106 Toyota RVX-06 V8 2.4 B
9 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW28 Cosworth CA2006 V8 2.4 B
10 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW28 Cosworth CA2006 V8 2.4 B
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA106 Honda RA806E V8 2.4 M
12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA106 Honda RA806E V8 2.4 M
14 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 V8 2.4 M
15 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 V8 2.4 M
16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 V8 2.4 M
17 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 V8 2.4 M
18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Russia Midland F1 Racing Midland M16 Toyota RVX-06 V8 2.4 B
19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Russia Midland F1 Racing Midland M16 Toyota RVX-06 V8 2.4 B
20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR1 Cosworth TJ2006 V10 3.0 M
21 United States Scott Speed Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR1 Cosworth TJ2006 V10 3.0 M
22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri F1 Team Super Aguri SA05 Honda RA806E V8 2.4 B
23 France Franck Montagny Japan Super Aguri F1 Team Super Aguri SA05 Honda RA806E V8 2.4 B
Test Drivers for Free Practice Sessions
35 Austria Alexander Wurz United Kingdom Williams F1 Team Williams FW28 Cosworth CA2006 V8 2.4 B
36 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson Japan Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA106 Honda RA806E V8 2.4 M
37 Netherlands Robert Doornbos United Kingdom Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 V8 2.4 M
38 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 V8 2.4 M
39 Switzerland Giorgio Mondini Russia Midland F1 Racing Midland M16 Toyota RVX-06 V8 2.4 B
40 Switzerland Neel Jani Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR1 Cosworth TJ2006 V10 3.0 M

Practice OverviewEdit

Free Practice 1Edit

Free Practice 2Edit

Free Practice 3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

No. Driver Constructor FP1 FP2 FP3
Time Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos.
1 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault DNP 1:16.860 3 1:16.595 8
2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault DNP 1:17.291 7 1:15.707 2
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes DNP 1:17.933 15 1:16.705 10
4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes DNP 1:18.261 18 1:16.660 9
5 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:16.099 2 1:17.100 6 1:15.658 1
6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 1:15.796 1 1:18.223 17 1:16.410 7
7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota DNP 1:17.506 10 1:17.199 13
8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota DNP 1:17.610 11 1:18.411 18
9 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth DNP 1:17.908 14 1:17.743 16
10 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth DNP 1:18.283 19 1:17.645 15
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Honda DNP 1:17.417 9 1:16.399 6
12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Honda DNP 1:17.414 8 1:16.999 11
14 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Red Bull-Ferrari DNP 1:18.410 20 1:16.352 5
15 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Red Bull-Ferrari DNP 1:17.086 5 1:16.277 4
16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber DNP 1:17.622 12 1:16.057 3
17 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany BMW Sauber DNP 1:18.007 16 1:17.924 17
18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Russia Midland-Toyota DNP 1:20.311 27 1:18.747 19
19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Russia Midland-Toyota DNP 1:19.358 25 1:19.587 21
20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth DNP 1:19.334 24 1:17.240 14
21 United States Scott Speed Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth DNP 1:19.257 23 1:17.004 12
22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 1:20.744 9 1:19.616 26 1:18.857 20
23 France Franck Montagny Japan Super Aguri-Honda DNP 1:22.222 28 1:20.031 22
35 Austria Alexander Wurz United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 1:16.125 3 1:17.075 4 DNP
36 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson Japan Honda 1:16.961 5 1:16.533 1 DNP
37 Netherlands Robert Doornbos United Kingdom Red Bull-Ferrari 1:17.424 6 1:16.824 2 DNP
38 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 1:16.628 4 1:17.844 13 DNP
39 Switzerland Giorgio Mondini Russia Midland-Toyota 1:20.708 8 1:18.910 22 DNP
40 Switzerland Neel Jani Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:19.720 7 1:18.774 21 DNP

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying 1Edit

Qualifying 2Edit

Qualifying 3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Time Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos.
1 1 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:15.816 1 1:15.124 4 1:14.648 1 1
2 2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 1:16.046 2 1:14.766 2 1:14.709 2 2
3 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:16.049 3 1:14.637 1 1:14.970 3 3
4 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 1:16.359 11 1:15.245 7 1:15.442 4 4
5 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Honda 1:16.266 9 1:15.258 8 1:15.885 5 5
6 7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 1:16.234 8 1:15.164 6 1:15.885 6 6
7 8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 1:16.174 6 1:15.068 3 1:15.976 7 7
8 12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Honda 1:16.054 5 1:15.150 5 1:16.008 8 8
9 3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.613 12 1:15.422 9 1:16.015 9 8
10 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 1:16.322 10 1:15.468 10 1:17.144 10 10
11 9 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 1:16.685 14 1:15.502 11 11
12 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.195 7 1:15.801 12 12
13 10 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 1:17.213 16 1:15.804 13 13
14 17 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany BMW Sauber 1:16.066 4 1:15.847 14 22*
15 15 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Red Bull-Ferrari 1:16.627 13 1:15.928 15 14
16 20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:17.105 15 1:16.661 16 15
17 21 United States Scott Speed Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 1:17.361 17 16
18 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Russia Midland-Toyota 1:17.702 18 17
19 19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Russia Midland-Toyota 1:18.024 19 18
20 22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 1:18.920 20 19
21 23 France Franck Montagny Japan Super Aguri-Honda 1:20.763 21 20
22 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Red Bull-Ferrari DNQ 22 21
  • * Villeneuve received a ten-place grid penalty after changing his engine as he started at the back of the grid.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Fernando Alonso 2
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 2 3 ______________
Michael Schumacher 4
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 3 5 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 6
______________ Ralf Schumacher
Row 4 7 ______________
Jarno Trulli 8
______________ Jenson Button
Row 5 9 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 10
______________ Nick Heidfeld
Row 6 11 ______________
Mark Webber 12
______________ Juan Pablo Montoya
Row 7 13 ______________
Nico Rosberg 14
______________ Christian Klien
Row 8 15 ______________
Vitantonio Liuzzi 16
______________ Scott Speed
Row 9 17 ______________
Tiago Monteiro 18
______________ Christijan Albers
Row 10 19 ______________
Takuma Sato 20
______________ Franck Montagny
Row 11 21 ______________
David Coulthard 22
______________ Jacques Villeneuve*
  • * Villeneuve received a ten-place grid penalty after changing his engine as he started at the back of the grid.

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 66 1:26:21.759 1 10
2 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 66 +18.502s 3 8
3 2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 66 +23.951s 2 6
4 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 66 +29.859s 4 5
5 3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 66 +56.875s 9 4
6 12 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Honda 66 +58.347s 8 3
7 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Honda 65 +1 lap 5 2
8 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 65 +1 lap 10 1
9 9 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 65 +1 lap 11
10 8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 65 +1 lap 7
11 10 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 65 +1 lap 13
12 17 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany BMW Sauber 65 +1 lap 22
13 15 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Red Bull-Ferrari 65 +1 lap 14
14 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Red Bull-Ferrari 65 +1 lap 21
15* 20 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 63 Hydraulics 15
16 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Russia Midland-Toyota 63 +3 laps 17
17 22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 62 +4 laps 19
Ret 19 Netherlands Christijan Albers Russia Midland-Toyota 48 Chassis 18
Ret 21 United States Scott Speed Italy Toro Rosso-Cosworth 47 Engine 16
Ret 7 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 31 Electronics 6
Ret 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 17 Spin 12
Ret 23 France Franck Montagny Japan Super Aguri-Honda 10 Transmission 20
  • * Liuzzi was classified as a finished despite retiring.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

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
V T E Spain Spanish Grand Prix
Circuits Pedralbes (1951, 1954), Jarama (1967-1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976-1981), Montjuïc (1969, 1971, 1973, 1975), Jerez (1986-1990), Catalunya (1991-Present)
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