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2006 GP2 Series season

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The 2006 GP2 Series season began at Valencia, Spain on April 8, 2006 and ended in Monza, Italy on September 10, 2006. The season was won by Briton Lewis Hamilton, with Brazilian Nelson Angelo Piquet finishing second.

2006 GP2 car modifications

The chassis

The 2006 specification GP2 Car has been designed by Dallara Automobili. The 2006 GP2 car features a biplane rear wing, with the triplane rear wing used in 2005 only to be used at the Monaco race. The front upper and lower wishbones have been reinforced, as have the front and rear suspension uprights.

Engine

The 4 litre V8 engine features internal, cartographic and software upgrades designed to improve performance and fuel consumption.

The gearbox

The 2006 gearbox has been manufactured by GearTek, and features an 8 position barrel, with ratchet body and software upgrades, as well as a new transverse shafts fixing system designed to facilitate improved gear selection.

The tyres

The tyres supplied by Bridgestone for the 2006 season are slick, not featuring the grooves seen in the 2005 season. Bridgestone will supply a soft, medium, and hard compound tire, with the tyre choice being made by Bridgestone and the GP2 Series prior to each event. The wet specification tyre remains the same as 2005.

Other parts

Brembo is supplying a new development of monobloc brake calipers and disc bells, which are exclusive to GP2.

The car also features internal cooling upgrades, a new water radiator, radiator duct, oil/water heat exchanger, modified oil degazer, new oil and water pipes and new heat exchanger fixing brackets.

Sporting regulations changes

The only change to the sporting regulations for the 2006 season is that drivers will only be awarded a single point for fastest lap in a race, rather than the two points that were awarded in 2005. The driver must now also start the race from his allocated grid position to be eligible to claim the fastest lap.

Drivers and constructors

Team # Driver Rounds
22px-Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix 1 22px-Flag of France.png Alexandre Prémat All
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Arden International 3 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Ammermüller All
4 22px-Flag of France.png Nicolas Lapierre 1-5, 8-11
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Neel Jani 6-7
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Super Nova Racing 5 22px-Flag of Argentina.svg.png José María López All
6 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Fairuz Fauzy All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png iSport International 7 22px-Flag of Venezuela.svg.png Ernesto Viso All
8 22px-Flag of France.png Tristan Gommendy 1-5
22px-Flag of Germany.png Timo Glock 6-11
22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Racing Engineering 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Adam Carroll All
10 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Javier Villa All
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Piquet Sports 11 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Angelo Piquet All
12 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Alexandre Negrão All
22px-Flag of France.png DAMS 14 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferdinando Monfardini All
15 22px-Flag of France.png Franck Perera All
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Petrol Ofisi FMS International 16 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Filippi 1-3
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giorgio Pantano 4-11
17 22px-Flag of Turkey.svg.png Jason Tahincioglu All
22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png BCN Competicion 18 22px-Flag of Japan.png Hiroki Yoshimoto All
19 22px-Flag of Germany.png Timo Glock 1-5
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Filippi 6-11
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png DPR Direxiv 20 22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Pla 1-5, 7
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Conway 6
22px-Flag of Russia.svg.png Vitaly Petrov 8-11
21 22px-Flag of Monaco.svg.png Clivio Piccione All
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Durango 22 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Lucas Di Grassi All
23 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Sergio Hernández All
22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Campos Racing 24 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Adrián Vallés All
25 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Félix Porteiro All
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Trident Racing 26 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gianmaria Bruni All
27 22px-Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg.png Andreas Zuber All

Race calendar

Round Location Circuit Date Winning Driver Winning Team
1 22px-Flag of Spain.png Valencia, Spain Circuit de Valencia April 8 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Angelo Piquet Piquet Sports
2 April 9 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Ammermüller Arden International
3 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Imola, Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari April 22 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gianmaria Bruni Trident Racing
4 April 23 22px-Flag of Venezuela.png Ernesto Viso iSport International
5 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nürburg, Germany Nürburgring May 6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton ART Grand Prix
6 May 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton ART Grand Prix
7 22px-Flag of Spain.png Barcelona, Spain Circuit de Catalunya May 13 22px-Flag of France.png Alexandre Prémat ART Grand Prix
8 May 14 22px-Flag of Venezuela.png Ernesto Viso iSport International
9 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Monte Carlo, Monaco Circuit de Monaco May 27 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton ART Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Silverstone, Great Britain Silverstone Circuit June 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton ART Grand Prix
11 June 11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton ART Grand Prix
12 22px-Flag of France.png Magny-Cours, France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours July 15 22px-Flag of Germany.png Timo Glock iSport International
13 July 16 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giorgio Pantano Petrol Ofisi FMS International
14 22px-Flag of Germany.png Hockenheim, Germany Hockenheimring July 29 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gianmaria Bruni Trident Racing
15 July 30 22px-Flag of Germany.png Timo Glock iSport International
16 22px-Flag of Hungary.png Budapest, Hungary Hungaroring August 5 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Angelo Piquet Piquet Sports
17 August 6 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Angelo Piquet Piquet Sports
18 22px-Flag of Turkey.png Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul Racing Circuit August 26 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Angelo Piquet Piquet Sports
19 August 27 22px-Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg.png Andreas Zuber Trident Racing
20 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Monza, Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza September 9 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giorgio Pantano Petrol Ofisi FMS International
21 September 10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giorgio Pantano Petrol Ofisi FMS International

Full Series Results

Drivers

Pos Driver VAL FEA 22px-Flag of Spain.png VAL SPR 22px-Flag of Spain.png SAN FEA 22px-Flag of San Marino.png SAN SPR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png EUR FEA 22px-Flag of Europe.png EUR SPR 22px-Flag of Europe.png ESP FEA 22px-Flag of Spain.png ESP SPR 22px-Flag of Spain.png MCO FEA 22px-Flag of Monaco.png GBR FEA 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GBR SPR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png FRA FEA 22px-Flag of France.png FRA SPR 22px-Flag of France.png GER FEA 22px-Flag of Germany.png GER SPR 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN FEA 22px-Flag of Hungary.png HUN SPR 22px-Flag of Hungary.png TUR FEA 22px-Flag of Turkey.png TUR SPR 22px-Flag of Turkey.png ITA FEA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif ITA SPR 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Points
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Hamilton 2 6 DSQ 10 1* 1 2 4 1 1* 1* 19* 5 2 3 10 2 2 2* 3* 2* 114
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Piquet 1 4* 5 2 Ret 19 4 2 Ret 4 5 4 2 13 DNS 1* 1* 1* 5 2 6 102
3 22px-Flag of France.png Prémat 9 Ret 4 Ret 2 17 1 3 3 6 Ret 2 3 19* Ret 6 3 3 7 5 Ret 66
4 22px-Flag of Germany.png Glock 16 8 7 4 17 Ret 11 10 Ret 2 6 1 4* 3 1 2 5 4 4 Ret DNS 58
5 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Pantano 9 7 Ret 5 4 6 1 4 5 3 13 Ret Ret 1 1 44
6 22px-Flag of Venezuela.png Viso 8 2 6 1* 6 11 8 1 Ret Ret 8 10 Ret 5 4 4 4 Ret 13 Ret 10 42
7 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Bruni 6 5 1* Ret Ret 16* Ret 17* Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 1 6 Ret 8 Ret 15 Ret 9 33
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Carroll 14 Ret Ret 12 3 5 10 12 Ret 3 2 20 14 6 8 7 Ret 6 3 Ret Ret 33
9 22px-Flag of France.png Lapierre 4* 3 3 7 5 2 Ret Ret Ret 20 7 Ret Ret 14 6 6 4 32
10 22px-Flag of Argentina.png López 5 Ret Ret Ret 4 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 3 Ret 7 2* 8 Ret 9 11 Ret Ret 30
11 22px-Flag of Germany.png Ammermüller 7 1 2 Ret 10 6 3 8 7 Ret Ret 12 8 9 Ret Ret 11 13 Ret 12 Ret 25
12 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Piccione Ret Ret Ret 16 11 8 16 Ret 4 7 3 13 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 3 18
13 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Negrão 13 7 Ret 11 7 7 7 18 Ret Ret 12 5 Ret 16 9 5 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 13
14 22px-Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg.png Zuber Ret 13 Ret 8 14 Ret Ret 11 5 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 14 14 9 7 1 Ret Ret 12
15 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yoshimoto Ret 12 8 3 8 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 9 Ret 23 Ret Ret Ret Ret 19 8 5 12
16 22px-Flag of France.png Perera 11 14 Ret 14 Ret 15 13 Ret 2 Ret 10 Ret 12 14 11 9 Ret 12 8 15 15 8
17 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Di Grassi 17 16 Ret Ret 18 13 12 9 11* Ret EX 7 6 Ret Ret 13 Ret 5 9 10 14 8
18 22px-Flag of Spain.png Vallés 3 Ret 9 Ret Ret 14 18* 16 Ret 9 Ret 15 13 18 Ret Ret 7 Ret 14 Ret 11 7
19 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Filippi Ret Ret 11 5 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret 21 16 12 Ret 10 Ret 4 7 7
20 22px-Flag of France.png Gommendy Ret 11 Ret 17 13 12 5 5 Ret 6
21 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Monfardini 12 Ret 12 9 Ret 10 6 6 9 Ret DNS 8 Ret Ret 12 11 6 Ret 12 Ret Ret 6
22 22px-Flag of Spain.png Porteiro Ret Ret 10 6 16 Ret 17 Ret 6 8 DSQ 18 10 12 18 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5
23 22px-Flag of Spain.png Hernández Ret Ret Ret 13 12 Ret Ret 13 8 10 EX 14 11 10 Ret Ret Ret 11 10 13 Ret 1
24 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Fauzy 15 10 Ret 15 19 9 Ret 14 10 12 7 Ret 15 22 10 16 Ret Ret Ret 14 10 0
25 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Jani Ret Ret 11 7 0
26 22px-Flag of Spain.png Villa 18 9 13 18 9 20 14 15 Ret 14 13 17 16 11 13 Ret 15 15 16 9 Ret 0
27 22px-Flag of France.png Pla 10 15 Ret Ret 15 Ret DSQ 20 Ret 16 9 0
28 22px-Flag of Russia.png Petrov 15 15 15 10 16 18 Ret 12 0
29 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Conway 11 11 0
30 22px-Flag of Turkey.png Tahinci Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS 18 15 19 Ret 13 16 Ret 17 17 17 Ret 14 17 17 11 13 0
Pos Driver VAL FEA 22px-Flag of Spain.png VAL SPR 22px-Flag of Spain.png SAN FEA 22px-Flag of San Marino.png SAN SPR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png EUR FEA 22px-Flag of Europe.png EUR SPR 22px-Flag of Europe.png ESP FEA 22px-Flag of Spain.png ESP SPR 22px-Flag of Spain.png MCO FEA 22px-Flag of Monaco.png GBR FEA 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GBR SPR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png FRA FEA 22px-Flag of France.png FRA SPR 22px-Flag of France.png GER FEA 22px-Flag of Germany.png GER SPR 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN FEA 22px-Flag of Hungary.png HUN SPR 22px-Flag of Hungary.png TUR FEA 22px-Flag of Turkey.png TUR SPR 22px-Flag of Turkey.png ITA FEA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif ITA SPR 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Points
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate
Blank Injured (INJ)
Blank Excluded (EX)

Polesitter for the feature race on bold. Driver with asterisk has been awarded point for fastest lap.

Notes

  • Lewis Hamilton was disqualified during the first race at Imola for passing the safety car. Team McLaren's statement on this is that he was following the Campos Racing cars which led him past the car. [1] (archive [2])
  • Olivier Pla was disqualified in Barcelona from 8th place for car being under weight limit
  • Durango cars were excluded from second Silverstone race for illegal rear wing which caused di Grassi's accident in first race.
  • Felix Porteiro was disqualified from 2nd place in Silverstone sprint race for illegal position of steering rack.

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