Formula 1 2006 Australian Grand Prix

data

2006-04-02
3
Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit
Fernando Alonso ALO
Jenson Button BUT
Kimi Räikkönen
lap 57 - 1:26.45
RAI

The 2006 Australian Grand Prix was won by Fernando Alonso of Renault.
Despite being on pole position in Australia, Jenson Button could not convert this into a win.

The race in Australia was round 3 of 18 of the 2006 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 2 April 2006 14:00 GMT (raceday).

Mostly Cloudy
rain
55.42°F
67%
1.69 mph
259°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 57 1:34:27.870 10
2 57 +1.8 8
3 57 +24.8 6
4 57 +31.0 5
5 57 +38.1 4
6 57 +49.5 3
7 57 +51.9 2
8 57 +53.9 1
9 57 +78.8 0
10 56 +1 Lap 0
11 56 +1 Lap 0
12 55 +2 Laps 0
13 54 +3 Laps 0
46 Electrical 0
39 Mechanical 0
37 Accident 0
32 Accident 0
22 Transmission 0
4 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0
0 Accident 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Jenson Button Honda 1:25.229
2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault +0.406
3 Fernando Alonso Renault +0.549
4 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren +0.593
5 Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren +0.747
6 Ralf Schumacher Toyota +1.383
7 Mark Webber Williams +1.708
8 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber +2.350
9 Jacques Villeneuve BMW Sauber +4.010
10 Jarno Trulli Toyota +1.098
11 Michael Schumacher Ferrari +1.489
12 David Coulthard Red Bull +1.794
13 Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso +1.990
14 Christian Klien Red Bull +2.362
15 Nico Rosberg Williams +4.193
16 Felipe Massa Ferrari +3.639
17 Rubens Barrichello Honda +4.714
18 Christijan Albers MF1 +4.997
19 Scott Speed Toro Rosso +5.197
20 Tiago Monteiro MF1 +5.480
21 Takuma Sato Super Aguri +7.050
22 Yuji Ide Super Aguri +10.935

driver positions through the laps

2006 Australian Grand Prix

The 2006 Australian Grand Prix (formally the LXXI Foster's Australian Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Albert Park, Melbourne on 2 April 2006. The 57-lap race was the 22nd Australian Grand Prix as part of the World Championship, and the 71st Australian Grand Prix overall. It was also the third round of the 2006 Formula One season; the Australian Grand Prix had been the season opener since 1996, but this race was held later due to the 2006 Commonwealth Games being held in Melbourne at the time of the opening round. The season was instead opened in Bahrain, and Australia regained its first round of the season slot for 2007.

The race was won by Renault's Fernando Alonso (Renault's third win from three races), with the McLaren of Kimi Räikkönen second. Ralf Schumacher finished in third place to take the last podium of his career with the Toyota team. Polesitter Jenson Button retired from the race when his engine blew on the final lap. He eventually stopped roughly ten metres from the finish line, losing a points scoring position (fifth place) in the process.

Murray Walker made a return to the commentary box for a one-off with Australia's Network Ten.

When Mark Webber took the lead on lap 21 in his Williams-Cosworth he became the first Australian driver to lead his home Grand Prix since John Bowe led the early laps of the non-championship 1984 race driving a Ralt RT4 Ford.

This was the last race until the 2015 Mexican Grand Prix that neither Ferrari was classified.


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