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2006 Formula One season

sports season

Teams and driversEdit

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Drivers Rounds No Third driver Test driver(s)
  Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault Renault R26 Renault RS26 2.4 L V8 M 1   Fernando Alonso All n/a   Heikki Kovalainen
  José María López
  Nelson Piquet, Jr.
  Jonathan Cochet
2   Giancarlo Fisichella All
  Team McLaren Mercedes McLaren McLaren MP4-21 Mercedes FO 108S 2.4 L V8 M 3   Kimi Räikkönen All n/a   Pedro de la Rosa

  Gary Paffett
  Lewis Hamilton

4   Juan Pablo Montoya 1-10
  Pedro de la Rosa 11-18
  Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari Ferrari 248 F1 Ferrari 056 2.4 L V8 B 5   Michael Schumacher All n/a   Luca Badoer

  Marc Gené

6   Felipe Massa All
  Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota Toyota TF106
Toyota TF106B 1
Toyota RVX-06 2.4 L V8 B 7   Ralf Schumacher All n/a   Ricardo Zonta

  Olivier Panis
  Andy Soucek

8   Jarno Trulli All
  WilliamsF1 Team Williams Williams FW28 Cosworth CA2006 2.4 L V8 4 Series B 9   Mark Webber All 35   Alexander Wurz   Narain Karthikeyan
10   Nico Rosberg All
  Lucky Strike Honda Racing F1 Team Honda Honda RA106 Honda RA806E 2.4 L V8 M 11   Rubens Barrichello All 36   Anthony Davidson   James Rossiter
  Marco Andretti
12   Jenson Button All
  Red Bull Racing Red Bull Red Bull RB2 Ferrari 056 2.4 L V8 M 14   David Coulthard All 37   Robert Doornbos
  Michael Ammermüller
none
15   Christian Klien 1-15
  Robert Doornbos 16-18
  BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber BMW Sauber F1.06 BMW P86 2.4 L V8 M 16   Nick Heidfeld All 38   Robert Kubica
  Sebastian Vettel
  Marco Holzer
17   Jacques Villeneuve 1-12
  Robert Kubica 13-18
  Midland F1 Racing

  Spyker MF1[1]

MF1

Spyker

Midland M16 Toyota RVX-06 2.4 L V8 B 18   Tiago Monteiro All 39   Markus Winkelhock
  Giorgio Mondini
  Adrian Sutil
  Alexandre Prémat
  Ernesto Viso
  Roman Rusinov
  Fabrizio del Monte
  Adrián Vallés
  Ronnie Quintarelli
19   Christijan Albers All
  Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR01 Cosworth TJ2006 3.0 V10 14 Series M 20   Vitantonio Liuzzi All 40   Neel Jani none
21   Scott Speed All
  Super Aguri F1 Team Super Aguri Super Aguri SA05
Super Aguri SA06
Honda RA806E 2.4 L V8 B 22   Takuma Sato All 41   Franck Montagny
  Sakon Yamamoto
  Yuji Ide
23   Yuji Ide 1-4
  Franck Montagny 5-11
  Sakon Yamamoto 12-18

Team changesEdit

Four prominent names in the sport disappeared for this season, with Minardi, Sauber, BAR and Jordan withdrawing, and one new team, Super Aguri entered at the last moment. The Sauber name remained, although largely as a sentiment, as BMW owned 80% of the team to Peter Sauber's 20%. Jordan became MF1 Racing, as Midland started afresh after a disappointing first season under the Jordan name. Late in the season, the team was bought by Spyker. Honda, who already owned a 45% stake in the BAR team, completed their takeover of the team and changed its name to Honda Racing F1 Team at the start of the season. Super Aguri F1 also entered their first season after having problems entering. They received backing from Honda Racing F1 including technology and engines, due to them running Honda driver Takuma Sato.

Williams introduced numerous changes for 2006, particularly changing to Cosworth V8 engines after they and BMW split. Red Bull Racing (RBR) had Ferrari engines, replacing the Cosworth power which gained them seventh in the standings in 2005. Williams and Toyota changed tyre suppliers to Bridgestone, due to Michelin's desire to supply fewer teams in the championship. Despite this Toro Rosso who under the Minardi name ran Bridgestone tyres switched to Michelin in line with parent team RBR.

Driver changesEdit

At The Start of the Season

During the Season

Formula One 2006 race scheduleEdit

Results and standingsEdit

In the 2006 Formula One calendar the Australian Grand Prix was put back to a few weeks to avoid a clash with the 2006 Commonwealth Games. For the first time, Bahrain hosted the first Grand Prix. Brazil hosted the last race and Japan and China swapped their original dates.

Grands PrixEdit

Rd. Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Constructor
1   Bahrain Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Nico Rosberg   Fernando Alonso   Renault
2   Malaysian Grand Prix   Giancarlo Fisichella   Fernando Alonso   Giancarlo Fisichella   Renault
3   Australian Grand Prix   Jenson Button   Kimi Räikkönen   Fernando Alonso   Renault
4   San Marino Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Fernando Alonso   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
5   European Grand Prix   Fernando Alonso   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
6   Spanish Grand Prix   Fernando Alonso   Felipe Massa   Fernando Alonso   Renault
7   Monaco Grand Prix   Fernando Alonso   Michael Schumacher   Fernando Alonso   Renault
8   British Grand Prix   Fernando Alonso   Fernando Alonso   Fernando Alonso   Renault
9   Canadian Grand Prix   Fernando Alonso   Kimi Räikkönen   Fernando Alonso   Renault
10   United States Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
11   French Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
12   German Grand Prix   Kimi Räikkönen   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
13   Hungarian Grand Prix   Kimi Räikkönen   Felipe Massa   Jenson Button   Honda
14   Turkish Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Michael Schumacher   Felipe Massa   Ferrari
15   Italian Grand Prix   Kimi Räikkönen   Kimi Räikkönen   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
16   Chinese Grand Prix   Fernando Alonso   Fernando Alonso   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
17   Japanese Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Fernando Alonso   Fernando Alonso   Renault
18   Brazilian Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Michael Schumacher   Felipe Massa   Ferrari

DriversEdit

Pos Driver BHR
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
SMR
 
EUR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
GBR
 
CAN
 
USA
 
FRA
 
GER
 
HUN
 
TUR
 
ITA
 
CHN
 
JPN
 
BRA
 
Pts
1   Fernando Alonso 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 5 2 5 Ret 2 Ret 2 1 2 134
2   Michael Schumacher 2 6 Ret 1 1 2 5 2 2 1 1 1 8 3 1 1 Ret 4 121
3   Felipe Massa 9 5 Ret 4 3 4 9 5 5 2 3 2 7 1 9 Ret 2 1 80
4   Giancarlo Fisichella Ret 1 5 8 6 3 6 4 4 3 6 6 Ret 6 4 3 3 6 72
5   Kimi Räikkönen 3 Ret 2 5 4 5 Ret 3 3 Ret 5 3 Ret Ret 2 Ret 5 5 65
6   Jenson Button 4 3 10 7 Ret 6 11 Ret 9 Ret Ret 4 1 4 5 4 4 3 56
7   Rubens Barrichello 15 10 7 10 5 7 4 10 Ret 6 Ret Ret 4 8 6 6 12 7 30
8   Juan Pablo Montoya 5 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret 2 6 Ret Ret 26
9   Nick Heidfeld 12 Ret 4 13 10 8 7 7 7 Ret 8 Ret 3 14 8 7 8 17* 23
10   Ralf Schumacher 14 8 3 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 4 9 6 7 15 Ret 7 Ret 20
11   Pedro de la Rosa 7 Ret 2 5 Ret 5 11 8 19
12   Jarno Trulli 16 9 Ret Ret 9 10 17* 11 6 4 Ret 7 12* 9 7 Ret 6 Ret 15
13   David Coulthard 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 3 12 8 7 9 11 5 15* 12 9 Ret Ret 14
14   Mark Webber 6 Ret Ret 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 10 8 Ret Ret 7
15   Jacques Villeneuve Ret 7 6 12 8 12 14 8 Ret Ret 11 Ret 7
16   Robert Kubica DSQ 12 3 13 9 9 6
17   Nico Rosberg 7 Ret Ret 11 7 11 Ret 9 Ret 9 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 10 Ret 4
18   Christian Klien 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 14 11 Ret 12 8 Ret 11 11 2
19   Vitantonio Liuzzi 11 11 Ret 14 Ret 15* 10 13 13 8 13 10 Ret Ret 14 10 14 13 1
20   Scott Speed 13 Ret 9 15 11 Ret 13 Ret 10 Ret 10 12 11 13 13 14 18* 11 0
21   Tiago Monteiro 17 13 Ret 16 12 16 15 16 14 Ret Ret DSQ 9 Ret Ret Ret 16 15 0
22   Christijan Albers Ret 12 11 Ret 13 Ret 12 15 Ret Ret 15 DSQ 10 Ret 17 15 Ret 14 0
23   Takuma Sato 18 14 12 Ret Ret 17 Ret 17 15* Ret Ret Ret 13 NC 16 DSQ 15 10 0
24   Robert Doornbos 12 13 12 0
25   Yuji Ide Ret Ret 13 Ret 0
26   Sakon Yamamoto Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 17 16 0
27   Franck Montagny Ret Ret 16 18 Ret Ret 16 0
Pos Driver BHR
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
SMR
 
EUR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
GBR
 
CAN
 
USA
 
FRA
 
GER
 
HUN
 
TUR
 
ITA
 
CHN
 
JPN
 
BRA
 
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

(*) Driver did not finish the race but was classified, having raced more than 90% of race distance.

Pos Driver Constructor(s) Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1   Fernando Alonso   Renault 18 7 14 6 5 134
2   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari 18 7 12 4 7 121
3   Felipe Massa   Ferrari 18 2 7 3 2 80
4   Giancarlo Fisichella   Renault 18 1 5 1 0 72
5   Kimi Räikkönen   McLaren-Mercedes 18 0 6 3 3 65
6   Jenson Button   Honda 18 1 3 1 0 56
7   Rubens Barrichello   Honda 18 0 0 0 0 30
8   Juan Pablo Montoya   McLaren-Mercedes 10 0 2 0 0 26
9   Nick Heidfeld   BMW Sauber 18 0 1 0 0 23
10   Ralf Schumacher   Toyota 18 0 1 0 0 20
11   Pedro de la Rosa   McLaren-Mercedes 8 0 1 0 0 19
12   Jarno Trulli   Toyota 18 0 0 0 0 15
13   David Coulthard   Red Bull-Ferrari 18 0 1 0 0 14
14   Mark Webber   Williams-Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 7
15   Jacques Villeneuve   BMW Sauber 12 0 0 0 0 7
16   Robert Kubica   BMW Sauber 6 0 1 0 0 6
17   Nico Rosberg   Williams-Cosworth 18 0 0 0 1 4
18   Christian Klien   Red Bull-Ferrari 15 0 0 0 0 2
19   Vitantonio Liuzzi   Toro Rosso-Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 1
20   Scott Speed   Toro Rosso-Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 0
21   Tiago Monteiro   MF1-Toyota 18 0 0 0 0 0
22   Christijan Albers   MF1-Toyota 18 0 0 0 0 0
23   Takuma Sato   Super Aguri-Honda 18 0 0 0 0 0
24   Robert Doornbos   Red Bull-Ferrari 3 0 0 0 0 0
25   Yuji Ide   Super Aguri-Honda 4 0 0 0 0 0
26   Sakon Yamamoto   Super Aguri-Honda 7 0 0 0 0 0
27   Franck Montagny   Super Aguri-Honda 7 0 0 0 0 0

ConstructorsEdit

Pos Constructor Car
No.
BHR
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
SMR
 
EUR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
GBR
 
CAN
 
USA
 
FRA
 
GER
 
HUN
 
TUR
 
ITA
 
CHN
 
JPN
 
BRA
 
Pts
1   Renault 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 5 2 5 Ret 2 Ret 2 1 2 206
2 Ret 1 5 8 6 3 6 4 4 3 6 6 Ret 6 4 3 3 6
2   Ferrari 5 2 6 Ret 1 1 2 5 2 2 1 1 1 8 3 1 1 Ret 4 201
6 9 5 Ret 4 3 4 9 5 5 2 3 2 7 1 9 Ret 2 1
3   McLaren-Mercedes 3 3 Ret 2 5 4 5 Ret 3 3 Ret 5 3 Ret Ret 2 Ret 5 5 110
4 5 4 Ret 3 Ret Ret 2 6 Ret Ret 7 Ret 2 5 Ret 5 11 8
4   Honda 11 15 10 7 10 5 7 4 10 Ret 6 Ret Ret 4 8 6 6 12 7 86
12 4 3 10 7 Ret 6 11 Ret 9 Ret Ret 4 1 4 5 4 4 3
5   BMW Sauber 16 12 Ret 4 13 10 8 7 7 7 Ret 8 Ret 3 14 8 7 8 17 36
17 Ret 7 6 12 8 12 14 8 Ret Ret 11 Ret DSQ 12 3 13 9 9
6   Toyota 7 14 8 3 9 Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 4 9 6 7 15 Ret 7 Ret 35
8 16 9 Ret Ret 9 10 17 11 6 4 Ret 7 12 9 7 Ret 6 Ret
7   Red Bull-Ferrari 14 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret 14 3 12 8 7 9 11 5 15 12 9 Ret Ret 16
15 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 14 11 Ret 12 8 Ret 11 11 12 13 12
8   Williams-Cosworth 9 6 Ret Ret 6 Ret 9 Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 10 8 Ret Ret 11
10 7 Ret Ret 11 7 11 Ret 9 Ret 9 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 10 Ret
9   Toro Rosso-Cosworth 20 11 11 Ret 14 Ret 15 10 13 13 8 13 10 Ret Ret 14 10 14 13 1
21 13 Ret 9 15 11 Ret 13 Ret 10 Ret 10 12 11 13 13 14 18 11
10   MF1-Toyota 18 17 13 Ret 16 12 16 15 16 14 Ret Ret DSQ 9 Ret Ret Ret 16 15 0
19 Ret 12 11 Ret 13 Ret 12 15 Ret Ret 15 DSQ 10 Ret 17 15 Ret 14
11   Super Aguri-Honda 22 18 14 12 Ret Ret 17 Ret 17 15 Ret Ret Ret 13 NC 16 DSQ 15 10 0
23 Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 16 18 Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 17 16
Pos Constructor Car
No.
BHR
 
MAL
 
AUS
 
SMR
 
EUR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
GBR
 
CAN
 
USA
 
FRA
 
GER
 
HUN
 
TUR
 
ITA
 
CHN
 
JPN
 
BRA
 
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Pos Constructor Engine Tyre Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1   Renault   Renault M 18 8 19 7 5 206
2   Ferrari   Ferrari B 18 9 19 7 9 201
3   McLaren   Mercedes M 18 0 9 3 3 110
4   Honda   Honda M 18 1 3 1 0 86
5   BMW Sauber   BMW M 18 0 2 0 0 36
6   Toyota   Toyota B 18 0 1 0 0 35
7   Red Bull   Ferrari M 18 0 1 0 0 16
8   Williams   Cosworth B 18 0 0 0 1 11
9   Toro Rosso   Cosworth M 18 0 0 0 0 1
10   MF1   Toyota B 18 0 0 0 0 0
11   Super Aguri   Honda B 18 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Midland team bought by Spyker". formula1.com. 2006-09-09. Retrieved 2006-09-09.
  2. "Kubica replaces Villeneuve".
  3. "Villeneuve parts company with BMW".
  4. "Robert Doornbos replaces Klien at Red Bull".
  5. "Red Bull confirms Ammermuller".
  6. "Third drivers for Midland for the last three races".
  7. "New test drivers at Silverstone".