2006 Formula 1 season starts with GP of Bahrain

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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Bahrain International Circuit course, home of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Source: Michael Reeve
Fernando Alonso (of the Renault team) qualifying at the 2005 US Grand Prix.

The 2006 Formula One season has started with the 57 lap Grand Prix of Bahrain on the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir. It is the first time since Melbourne winning the Australian GP from Adelaide in 1996 that the opening race of the season has not been held in Australia. The date was changed to avoid conflicts with the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

It is the third grand prix that has been raced at Bahrain, since it was completed in 2004. Last year's race was won by Fernando Alonso of the Renault F1 Team, who went on to win the championship.

This year the results were as follows:

1. Fernando Alonso Renault 1.29.46.205
2. Michael Schumacher Ferrari +1.246
3. Kimi Räikkönen McLaren +19.360
4. Jenson Button Honda +19.992
5. Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren + 37.048
6. Mark Webber Williams + 41.932
7. Nico Rosberg Williams + 1.03.043
8. Christian Klien Red Bull + 1.06.771
9. Felipe Massa Ferrari + 1.09.907
10. David Coulthard Red Bull + 1.15.541
11. Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso + 1.25.997
12. Nick Heidfeld BMW + 1 lap
13. Scott Speed Toro Rosso + 1 lap
14. Ralf Schumacher Toyota + 1 lap
15. Rubens Barrichello Honda + 1 lap
16. Jarno Trulli Toyota + 1 lap
17. Tiago Monteiro MF1 + 2 laps
18. Takuma Sato Super Aguri + 4 lap


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