Race Results 2006


Round 10 - USA, Indianapolis - Race Results

Conditions: dry; Air 37°C, Track 42-56°C
Posn  Driver  Car (Tyres)  Time/Retirement Laps Pitstops Grid
1  Michael SCHUMACHER  Ferrari (B)  1h 34m 35.199s 73 2 1
2  Felipe MASSA  Ferrari (B)  + 0m 7.9s 73 2 2
3  Giancarlo FISICHELLA  Renault (M)  + 0m 16.5s 73 2 3
4  Jarno TRULLI  Toyota (B)  + 0m 23.6s 73 1 19
5  Fernando ALONSO  Renault (M)  + 0m 28.4s 73 2 5
6  Rubens BARRICHELLO  Honda (M)  + 0m 36.5s 73 2 4
7  David COULTHARD  Red Bull Ferrari (M)  + 1 lap 72 1 17
8  Vitantonio LIUZZI  STR Cosworth (M)  + 1 lap 72 1 21
9  Nico ROSBERG  Williams Cosworth (B)  + 1 lap 72 1 22
 Not classified
Ret  Ralf SCHUMACHER  Toyota (B)  Wheel bearing 62 3 8
Ret  Christijan ALBERS  MF1 Toyota (B)  Transmission failure 37 4 14
Ret  Jacques VILLENEUVE  BMW Sauber (M)  Engine failure 23 0 6
Ret  Tiago MONTEIRO  MF1 Toyota (B)  Accident damage 9 2 15
Ret  Takuma SATO  Super Aguri Honda (B)  Accident 6 0 18
Ret  Jenson BUTTON  Honda (M)  Accident damage 3 2 7
Ret  Kimi RAIKKONEN  McLaren Mercedes (M)  Accident 0 0 9
Ret  Nick HEIDFELD  BMW Sauber (M)  Accident 0 0 10
Ret  Juan Pablo MONTOYA  McLaren Mercedes (M)  Accident 0 0 11
Ret  Mark WEBBER  Williams Cosworth (B)  Accident 0 0 12
Ret  Scott SPEED  STR Cosworth (M)  Accident 0 0 13
Ret  Christian KLIEN  Red Bull Ferrari (M)  Accident 0 0 16
Ret  Franck MONTAGNY  Super Aguri Honda (B)  Accident 0 0 20

Post-qualifying grid changes: Liuzzi drops to back following engine change; Rosberg has qualifying time deleted having missed a weight check and Trulli starts from pit-lane having removed his car from parc ferme for work on the suspension.

Two opening lap accidents - one between the back-markers at Turn 1 and a second between the mid-field at Turn 2. Seven cars out, Safety Car deployed. Button retires 3 laps later with damage sustained in the Turn 2 accident.

Massa took the lead off the line and got a great re-start when the Safety Car went in. On next lap, Sato tags Monteiro taking himself out of the race. Monteiro pits for repairs and carries on but his sidepod is badly damaged and is shedding debris on the main straight - he pits again and retires.

So, lap 10 and down to 12 cars.

The first mechanical retirement is the fate of Villeneuve, with engine failure. M Schumacher (2nd) and Fisichella (3rd) both pit on Lap 29, as Massa sets the fastest lap of the race in the lead. Massa pits in next lap, has a shorter stop than his team-mate but comes out behind M Schumacher .. a very slow in lap, presumably under the instructions of the team, puts M Schumacher into the lead.

Massa backing off the pace a little, allowing M Schumacher to extend his lead over the rest of the field. Trulli, who started from the pits fuelled heavy for a one-stop, was running 3rd before his stop and comes back out in 7th. Albers retires after a fourth pitstop, apparently with hydraulic failure.

Coulthard, the last to pit, stays out a few laps beyond the other one-stoppers and takes 8th place from Rosberg and Liuzzi. Slow second stop from Alonso sees him drop behind the two Toyotas into 6th. Liuzzi slipstreams Rosberg down the straight and takes 9th.

R Schumacher cruises into the pits and retirement just 11 laps from the finish, a bearing failure on his front left wheel bringing an early end to his race. With only 9 cars taking the chequered flag, Rosberg is the unfortunate driver not to score any points.

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