Michael Schumacher wins 2006 United States Grand Prix

From Wikinews, the free news source you can write!
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sunday, July 2, 2006

Michael Schumacher on his first pit stop

Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher and his teammate Felipe Massa won the first and second place on the FIA Formula-1 United States Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Schumacher became the winner on this track for the 5-th time.

Renault driver Giancarlo Fisicella pushed hard on Ferrari's, but finished third. Fernando Alonso, his teammate, was only fifth.

Michael Schumacher passes the final banking to win the GP

A major incident right after the start terminated the race for a number of drivers, including the only American Formula-1 driver Scott Speed and both the McLaren-Mercedes cars of Kimi Raikkonen and Juan-Pablo Montoya.

Also tough luck for both MF1-Toyota team drivers, Tiago Monteiro, who collided with Japanese driver Takuma Sato, and Christijan Albers, who ended the race due to technical problems.

The race ended with only nine cars finished, much better though, than a year before, when Michelin's tyre scandal broke.

Sources

Wikinews
This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details.
Wikinews
This article features first-hand journalism by Wikinews members. See the collaboration page for more details.


Bookmark-new.svg