2006 Monte Carlo Grand Prix - Race 7/18

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Race Results.
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[b]Pos	No	Driver			Team			Laps	Time		Grid	Points[/b]
1	1	Fernando Alonso		Renault			78	1:43:43.116	1	10 
2	4	Juan Pablo Montoya	McLaren-Mercedes	78	+14.5 secs	4	8 
3	14	David Coulthard		RBR-Ferrari		78	+52.2 secs	7	6 
4	11	Rubens Barrichello	Honda			78	+53.3 secs	5	5 
5	5	Michael Schumacher	Ferrari			78	+53.8 secs	22	4 
6	2	Giancarlo Fisichella	Renault			78	+62.0 secs	9	3 
7	16	Nick Heidfeld		Sauber-BMW		77	+1 Lap		15	2 
8	7	Ralf Schumacher		Toyota			77	+1 Lap		10	1 
9	6	Felipe Massa		Ferrari			77	+1 Lap		21	 
10	20	Vitantonio Liuzzi	STR-Cosworth		77	+1 Lap		12	 
11	12	Jenson Button		Honda			77	+1 Lap		13	 
12	19	Christijan Albers	MF1-Toyota		77	+1 Lap		16	 
13	21	Scott Speed		STR-Cosworth		77	+1 Lap		18	 
14	17	Jacques Villeneuve	Sauber-BMW		77	+1 Lap		14	 
15	18	Tiago Monteiro		MF1-Toyota		76	+2 Laps		17	 
16	23	Franck Montagny		Super Aguri-Honda	75	+3 Laps		20	 
17	8	Jarno Trulli		Toyota			72	Hydraulics	6	 
Ret	15	Christian Klien		RBR-Ferrari		56	Transmission	11	 
Ret	10	Nico Rosberg		Williams-Cosworth	51	Accident	8	 
Ret	3	Kimi Räikkönen		McLaren-Mercedes	50	Heatshield fire	3	 
Ret	9	Mark Webber		Williams-Cosworth	48	Exhaust		2	 
Ret	22	Takuma Sato		Super Aguri-Honda	46	Electrical	19

Fastest Laps.

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[b]Pos	No	Driver			Team			Lap	Time		Speed		Laptime[/b]
1	5	Michael Schumacher	Ferrari	74	15:42:29	160.014	1:15.143 
2	3	Kimi Räikkönen		McLaren-Mercedes	19	14:27:25	159.628	1:15.325 
3	1	Fernando Alonso		Renault	11	14:17:12	158.898	1:15.671 
4	9	Mark Webber		Williams-Cosworth	23	14:32:32	158.879	1:15.680 
5	2	Giancarlo Fisichella	Renault	58	15:22:12	158.379	1:15.919 
6	4	Juan Pablo Montoya	McLaren-Mercedes	20	14:28:48	158.193	1:16.008 
7	6	Felipe Massa		Ferrari	40	14:56:39	156.946	1:16.612 
8	8	Jarno Trulli		Toyota	30	14:42:27	155.791	1:17.180 
9	10	Nico Rosberg		Williams-Cosworth	43	15:00:16	155.696	1:17.227 
10	12	Jenson Button		Honda	59	15:23:59	155.549	1:17.300 
11	16	Nick Heidfeld		Sauber-BMW	72	15:40:57	155.511	1:17.319 
12	11	Rubens Barrichello	Honda	67	15:33:23	155.509	1:17.320 
13	18	Tiago Monteiro		MF1-Toyota	71	15:40:49	155.491	1:17.329 
14	21	Scott Speed		STR-Cosworth	77	15:47:55	155.186	1:17.481 
15	7	Ralf Schumacher		Toyota	72	15:40:58	155.068	1:17.540 
16	19	Christijan Albers	MF1-Toyota	77	15:47:53	154.942	1:17.603 
17	20	Vitantonio Liuzzi	STR-Cosworth	75	15:44:54	154.828	1:17.660 
18	17	Jacques Villeneuve	Sauber-BMW	74	15:44:01	154.615	1:17.767 
19	14	David Coulthard		Red Bull Racing	45	15:02:50	154.452	1:17.849 
20	15	Christian Klien		Red Bull Racing	19	14:28:13	154.292	1:17.930 
21	22	Takuma Sato		Super Aguri-Honda	39	14:55:31	152.602	1:18.793 
22	23	Franck Montagny		Super Aguri-Honda	72	15:42:57	152.002	1:19.104

Pit Stops

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[b]Stop	No	Driver			Team			Lap	Time Of Day	Time	Total Time[/b]
1	18	Tiago Monteiro		MF1-Toyota		1	14:04:37	29.002	29.002 
1	19	Christijan Albers	MF1-Toyota		18	14:27:06	14.781	14.781 
1	4	Juan Pablo Montoya	McLaren-Mercedes	21	14:29:59	26.513	26.513 
1	3	Kimi Räikkönen		McLaren-Mercedes	22	14:31:07	26.739	26.739 
1	10	Nico Rosberg		Williams-Cosworth	23	14:33:08	28.155	28.155 
1	1	Fernando Alonso		Renault			24	14:33:40	24.857	24.857 
1	9	Mark Webber		Williams-Cosworth	25	14:34:58	27.378	27.378 
1	2	Giancarlo Fisichella	Renault			27	14:38:26	27.419	27.419 
1	14	David Coulthard		Red Bull Racing		29	14:41:00	29.227	29.227 
1	5	Michael Schumacher	Ferrari			36	14:50:45	25.331	25.331 
1	6	Felipe Massa		Ferrari			37	14:52:16	29.217	29.217 
1	7	Ralf Schumacher		Toyota			39	14:54:46	28.923	28.923 
1	16	Nick Heidfeld		Sauber-BMW		40	14:56:07	25.857	25.857 
2	19	Christijan Albers	MF1-Toyota		40	14:56:22	28.604	43.385 
1	15	Christian Klien		Red Bull Racing		41	14:57:01	26.222	26.222 
1	12	Jenson Button		Honda			41	14:57:44	25.337	25.337 
1	17	Jacques Villeneuve	Sauber-BMW		44	15:01:38	24.670	24.670 
1	11	Rubens Barrichello	Honda			45	15:02:08	25.702	25.702 
1	8	Jarno Trulli		Toyota			45	15:02:09	25.997	25.997 
1	22	Takuma Sato		Super Aguri-Honda	46	15:05:12	29.380	29.380 
2	1	Fernando Alonso		Renault			49	15:06:27	23.553	48.410 
2	3	Kimi Räikkönen		McLaren-Mercedes	49	15:06:28	23.555	50.294 
1	23	Franck Montagny		Super Aguri-Honda	47	15:06:36	26.176	26.176 
2	18	Tiago Monteiro		MF1-Toyota		47	15:06:37	26.110	55.112 
2	2	Giancarlo Fisichella	Renault			48	15:06:40	24.510	51.929 
2	4	Juan Pablo Montoya	McLaren-Mercedes	49	15:06:44	26.060	52.573 
1	20	Vitantonio Liuzzi	STR-Cosworth		48	15:06:49	26.521	26.521 
2	10	Nico Rosberg		Williams-Cosworth	48	15:06:50	26.630	54.785 
1	21	Scott Speed		STR-Cosworth		48	15:07:00	36.640	36.640 
2	17	Jacques Villeneuve	Sauber-BMW		58	15:22:34	14.733	39.403 
2	11	Rubens Barrichello	Honda			63	15:27:52	14.686	40.388
 
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Current Standings

2006 Drivers Championship.
Code:
[b]Pos	Driver			Nationality	Team			Points[/b]
1	Fernando Alonso		Spanish		Renault			64
2	Michael Schumacher	German		Ferrari			43
=4	Giancarlo Fisichella	Italian		Renault			27
=4	Kimi Räikkönen		Finnish		McLaren-Mercedes	27
5	Juan Pablo Montoya	Colombian	McLaren-Mercedes	23
6	Felipe Massa		Brazilian	Ferrari			20
7	Jenson Button		British		Honda			16
8	Rubens Barrichello	Brazilian	Honda			13
=10	Ralf Schumacher		German		Toyota			8
=10	Nick Heidfeld		German		Sauber-BMW		8
11	David Coulthard		British		RBR-Ferrari		7
=13	Mark Webber		Australian	Williams-Cosworth	6
=13	Jacques Villeneuve	Canadian	Sauber-BMW		6
14	Nico Rosberg		German		Williams-Cosworth	4
15	Christian Klien		Austrian	RBR-Ferrari		1

2006 Constructors Championship.
Code:
[b]Pos	Constructor 		Points[/b]
1 	Renault 		91 
2 	Ferrari 		63 
3 	McLaren-Mercedes 	50 
4 	Honda 			29 
5 	Sauber-BMW 		14 
6 	Williams-Cosworth 	10 
=8 	Toyota 			8 
=8 	RBR-Ferrari 		8
 
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Albers confused by penalty
Christijan Albers said he was baffled by the penalty he was given following an accident with Midland teammate Tiago Monteiro at the start of the Monaco Grand Prix.

Albers and Monteiro collided on the main straight when the Portuguese was squeezed against the barriers.

The two cars made contact and Monteiro lost his front wing. Albers was then given a drive-through penalty which dropped him to the bottom of the field.

"It was just a shame to get a drive-through penalty," said Albers, who went on to finish in 12th place.

"I have no clue why, to be honest, because from my point of view, my front wing was ahead and I had position. But everyone has their own opinion of that, so we'll leave that alone for now.

"I have to say I'm quite happy with our result today because my car struggled quite badly at the beginning of the weekend and ended up being very good."

Monteiro, who finished in 15th place, branded the incident as "unnecessary".

"Unfortunately, we had that unnecessary incident at the start, and I lost a lot of time on the ensuing pitstop," said Monteiro. "I had to make up about 30 seconds and get past the Super Aguris, so my race was effectively shot right there.

"I was very happy with the car all weekend, and I have to thank my team of engineers and mechanics for that. Things didn't turn out as well as we would have liked but on the positive side we were quick, so that's a good sign for the future."

Erm, what is there to be confused about, he drove Montiero into the wall! I don't care if his front wing was ahead, he gave Tiago nowhere to go.
 
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Zanardi planning to test F1 car
Former Grand Prix driver Alessandro Zanardi is hoping to make his return to the Formula One cockpit with BMW-Sauber later this year for the first time since he lost his legs in a Champ Car accident.

Zanardi, who currently competes for BMW in the World Touring Car Championship, had been previously linked with a test for Williams but those plans fell through after he and the team could not find a suitable date.

However, speaking to Sportautomoto, Zanardi has said that he now plans to get a run with BMW-Sauber before the end of the year.

Speaking about his chance with Williams, he said: "It's true, it was (co-owner) Patrick Head making the offer, but other commitments made us neglect this one.

"At the end of the year I will definitely do a test with the BMW F1 car. As long as I manage to get inside it."

Zanardi lost his legs in a crash at the Lausitzring in September 2001.

Kudos to the guy for keeping going, it's just a shame his time with Williams didn't tally with his CART or Lotus days.
 
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Q. (Damien Smith - Autosport) A question for David: apparently on television before the race, Christian Horner said that if Red Bull scored a podium today he would jump in the harbour naked. Are you going to make sure he goes through with that?
DC: Well, he did tell me, when I was doing the slowing-down lap, that it was actually to jump in the pool at the energy centre naked so my advice was to give his 'wally' a good rub before he does it because if you are going to get photographed naked you want to look as favourable as possible

LOl good point :p
 

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Memphis said:
Alonso was not lucky in the slightest, sounds like blatent fanboy-ism to me. He won the race convincingly, hardly his fault for any of the events that happened.

Be fair Memphis - Kimi and Webber dropping out really did remove anything resembling on-track pressure against him :)
 
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JRS said:
Be fair Memphis - Kimi and Webber dropping out really did remove anything resembling on-track pressure against him :)


Completely agree, however his car still finished the race, and even had Kimi and Webber finished, the safety car pretty much ment that barring a do-or-die move, they would never have been able to pass (ignoring a traffic misshap etc).


EDIT - I'm disagreeing with the factless manor in which the post was made.
 

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Memphis said:
Completely agree, however his car still finished the race, and even had Kimi and Webber finished, the safety car pretty much ment that barring a do-or-die move, they would never have been able to pass (ignoring a traffic misshap etc).


EDIT - I'm disagreeing with the factless manor in which the post was made.

Oh I agree that it would have taken some work for Kimi or Webber to win the race, but they did seem to have a better fuel strategy going for them (before Webber's blow-up and the resulting Safety Car) and neither man is exactly shy about going for a gap when overtaking :)

So, anyone think that Kimi isn't completely hacked off with Mercedes/Ilmor/Mclaren now? I know I'd be looking for a drive elsewhere from next season on. Also, hands up anyone who thinks that Alonso may just be starting to wonder if Mclaren will be able to give him a car that's even half as reliable as the one he will be leaving?
 

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I think that race probably put the final nail in Kimi's McLaren career.

McLaren have been trying to get it together since 1999 and have so far failed to do so. Compared to Renault or Ferrari they are simply not in the same ballpark. How many times has Kimi been let down by retirements in recent years?
 

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Lets see now....

2002 - Kimi retired from 10 races.
2003 - Kimi retired from 3 races.
2004 - Kimi retired from 8 races.
2005 - Kimi retired from 3 races.
2006 - Kimi has retired from 2 races so far.

So out of the last 77 races, he's failed to finish in 26 of them. That's about a third, a fairly cruddy strike rate really and something that Mclaren are really going to have to work at to avoid it getting any worse.
 
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JRS said:
Oh I agree that it would have taken some work for Kimi or Webber to win the race, but they did seem to have a better fuel strategy going for them (before Webber's blow-up and the resulting Safety Car) and neither man is exactly shy about going for a gap when overtaking :)

So, anyone think that Kimi isn't completely hacked off with Mercedes/Ilmor/Mclaren now? I know I'd be looking for a drive elsewhere from next season on. Also, hands up anyone who thinks that Alonso may just be starting to wonder if Mclaren will be able to give him a car that's even half as reliable as the one he will be leaving?

Webber's engine was ok - it was the exhaust that failed and burnt through a wiring loom.

Same with Rosberg apparently.

Raikkonen has a heat shield failure which caused things around it to catch fire.

F1 mech have always said that it's easier to make a fast car reliable than a reliable car fast. I'd take last years McLaren over say...last years Jordan any day.

As for the list of Raikkonens failures to finish - how many were mechanical failure? Would you consider his suspension failure last year mechanical failure or driver error?

Would go through my stats - but really can't be bothered at the moment. Too knackered.

Anyway - Williams and BMW wasn't exactly a match made in heaven either. 200 engine failures in the first season together. :eek:
 
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Just found out why M.Schumacher 'chose' to start from the pitlane

The set up of car number 05 was changed. Article 121 of the 2006 Formula One Sporting Regulations requires this car starting the race from the pit lane.

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

That will be why he managed a half distance fuel load - they loaded the car up.

Oh and for a laugh...guess who's car had these pieces replaced on the Saturday night...

Front wing assembly
Nose assembly
LHS front top wishbone and chassis supports
LHS front lower wishbone
LHS front pushrod and load cell
LHS front rocker and rocker pin and spring and roll bar
LHS front upright
LHS front camber plate
LHS front suspension potentiometer
LHS front brake caliper
LHS front brake duct assembly
LHS steering trackrod
Steering rack
Steering column and joint
Brake pedal
Throttle pedal
Seat belts
Front horizontal damper
Front floor
Main floor
Front lower wishbone keel
Forward turning vane
LHS & RHS rear turning vanes and support
Pitot
Radio antenna
Telemetry antenna
Associated nuts, bolts and washers
Engine
 

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Flibster said:
Raikkonen has a heat shield failure which caused things around it to catch fire.

Alright, so do we chalk that one down to Mclaren rather than Mercedes? And either way, he's got to be falling out with the team by now, unless he has the patience of a saint.

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F1 mech have always said that it's easier to make a fast car reliable than a reliable car fast.

Indeed. And for several years Ferrari showed how you can do both right from the introduction of a new car. For some reason, no-one else cottoned on to that idea......

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As for the list of Raikkonens failures to finish - how many were mechanical failure? Would you consider his suspension failure last year mechanical failure or driver error?

Knew that was coming ;) Simple answers to those questions - 1) can't remember, and 2) it's a point that could be debated ad infinitum.

Flibster said:
Anyway - Williams and BMW wasn't exactly a match made in heaven either. 200 engine failures in the first season together. :eek:

Didn't realise it was that many. Knew it was quite a few though.
 
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