CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE - WILLIAMSF1 Report
SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2006 Montreal, (CAN) 4.361km / 2.709 miles Sunny, 29°C air, 37-48°C track
1 F Alonso Renault F1 (M) 1 1:15.911, lap 22 2 M Schumacher Ferrari (B) 5 1:15.993, lap 68 3 K Raikkonen McLaren Mercedes (M) 3 1:15.841, lap 22 12 M Webber WilliamsF1 (B) 16 1:17.705, lap 17 (11th) DNF N Rosberg WilliamsF1 (B) 6 Accident on lap 1
Sam Michael, Technical Director, WilliamsF1:
"It was obviously a disappointing race and the tyre Williams chose here was not suitable and we suffered large degradation. Because of this it proved to be a difficult race for Mark, while Nico had a coming together with another car at the start of the race, which he will have to look at. Looking forward to next weekend, there is no reason why we can’t return competitively for Indianapolis with a better tyre."
Mark Webber (Chassis FW28 03, engine CA2006/019, 1st GP):
"For this event we picked the wrong tyres and we didn’t have any grip at all due to the high levels of degradation the tyres suffered. I got a little bit of grip back towards the end of the stints but when all four tyres were completely grained, it was unfortunately impossible to drive the car. On the positive side, we got to the end of the race which is good from a reliability perspective and the team did a good job in the pitstops, but we were too far off the pace today."
"I claimed one place off the start and I thought that the car felt really good and we could possibly be in with a chance of some points today. I was aware Montoya was close behind me, but I knew I could defend my position as the car was really good on the brakes. I choose an outside line and left enough room for him to come inside me into the chicane, as I knew if he did pass me, I would get ahead again coming out of the corner. However, he came in really tight and we were never going to make it round the corner together. I felt him hit me from the rear once, then again, and that was it, my race was over."
Sean O’Mahony, Principal Engineer – F1 Race Engineering, Cosworth Ltd:
"We didn’t encounter any engine issues with Mark today. We will need to inspect the engine from Nico’s car carefully to assess if there was any damage from the crash. We hope that both engines will stay in for Indianapolis next week which brings a fresh challenge as it has the longest straight of the year."
-Liam CLOGGER, Claire WILLIAMS - photos copyright WILLIAMSF1
US NEXT**We're off to the US next and maybe it's US next for a point?
Scott Speed: "Another top ten for the resume! No, seriously, it was a very intense race. It was very treacherous out there, with all the loose rubber and asphalt on t weiter >>
1 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 70 Winner 1 10 2 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 +2.1 secs 5 8 3 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 70 +8.8 secs 3 6 4 2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 70 +15.6 secs 2 5 5 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 +25.1 secs 10 4 6 8 Jarno Trulli Toyota 69 +1 Lap 4 3 7 16 Nick Heidfeld Sauber-BMW 69 +1 Lap 13 2 8 14 David Coulthard RBR-Ferrari weiter >>
DAVID COULTHARD, Position 16
"I had a lot of oversteer during qualifying, which I've had all weekend and it basically means I can't carry speed into the corners. That's where you lose the time here, so it doesn't surprise me that I was at the back end of th weiter >>
Tonio Liuzzi: "This was another good qualifying for me. Everything has been moving in the right direction since we started practice on Friday. We should have a good pace for the race as the car feels consistent and quite quick. I think that in the second part of qualifying I might ha weiter >>
Saturday 24 June 2006 QUEBEC ON SCHEDULE
Panasonic Toyota Racing is celebrating its best qualifying performance of 2006 after Jarno Trulli took 4th place on the grid for tomorrow's Canadian Grand Prix. After a week of mixed weather, the sun appeared for Saturday's hour of weiter >>
Saturday June 24th, 2006
Despite making substantial gains in pace between practice and qualifying, MF1 Racing came up a bit short in qualifying and was unable to repeat its feat of entering the second session, as it had at the British Grand Prix.
SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2006Montreal, (CAN) 4.361km / 2.709 miles Sunny, 27°C air, 46°C track
1 F Alonso Renault F1 (M) - - 1:14.9422 G Fisichella Renault F1 (M) - - 1:15.1783 K Raikkonen McLaren Mercedes (M) - - 1:15.3866 N Rosberg WilliamsF1 (B) 1:16.404 (8th) 1:15. weiter >>
Montreal, Saturday 24th June 2006
Kimi Raikkonen MP4-21 03 Juan Pablo Montoya MP4-21 05 T-car (Kimi) MP4-21 04
CANADIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya will start tomorrow's Canadian weiter >>
Weather: sunny and dry, 26°C air, 40-46°C track
Montreal (CAN). After very promising practice sessions, the BMW Sauber F1 Team failed to make it into the top ten in qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. In the morning's third free practice session only the two Renault drivers were faster than Jac weiter >>
The Renault F1 Team locked out the front row for the Canadian Grand Prix during qualifying today at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, with Fernando Alonso on pole position and Giancarlo Fisichella second. This was the team’s second all-Renault front row of the 2006 season, following on from the Spanish Gran weiter >>
1 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:15.350 1:14.726 1:14.942
2 2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:15.917 1:15.295 1:15.178
3 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.376 1:15.273 1:15.386
4 8 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:16.455 1:15.506 1:15.968
5 5 Micha weiter >>
1 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:15.455
2 2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:15.521
3 17 Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-BMW 1:15.554
4 16 Nick Heidfeld Sauber-BMW 1:15.616
5 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.902
6 5 Michael Sch weiter >>
KEEP IT ON THE ISLAND
Panasonic Toyota Racing began its preparations for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix under cloudy skies in Montreal today. Formula 1 cars do not run on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve outside of the race weekend so grip is always hard to come by on the first day. Sure enough, weiter >>
"Je chauffe mon char"*
*Even French people would struggle to understand this means "je conduis ma voiture" (I drive my car) in the strange but entertaining Quebecois language. Literal translation? "I heat my chariot!"
Tonio Liuzzi: "I spent the morning learni weiter >>
Friday June 23rd, 2006
Tiago Monteiro (POR)Chassis: M16-04, Car #18First Timed Session Classification: 11th, 1:20.799 (+4.409), 8 laps completedSecond Timed Session Classification: 28th, 1:20.262 (+3.297), 18 laps completed
Quote: "This morning, we only did weiter >>
Montreal, Friday 23rd June 2006
Kimi Raikkonen MP4-21 03 Juan Pablo Montoya MP4-21 05 T-car (Kimi) MP4-21 04
Team McLaren Mercedes drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya finished today's second free practice session for the Canadian Grand Prix in fourth and 17th posit weiter >>
Großer Preis von Kanada – Training, Freitag – 23.06.06 Wetter: trocken, erst stark bewölkt, später sonnig, 20-24°C Luft, 25-36°C Asphalt
Starker Auftakt des BMW Sauber F1 Teams in Montréal: Robert Kubica fuhr am ersten Trainingstag zum Großen Preis von Kanada die Tagesbestzeit. Nick Heidfeld und Jacques Villeneuve belegten die Positionen neun und zehn. weiter >>
DAVID COULTHARD, 1st Practice P-, 2nd Practice P24
"I like being in Canada. We were suffering with telemetry problems during the second session so we didn't do much running today. This track is similar to Silverstone where you need overall efficiency of the car. There are a lot of high speed sections here, so it remains to be seen where we end up." "I've got you ba weiter >>
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Although M weiter >>
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