Felipe Massa secured his first F1 career podium finish in 2006 European GP after qualifying and finishing third behind winner Michael Schumacher and championship leader Fernando Alonso.

Renault celebrated in the first three races in 2006 while Schumacher and Ferrari won in fourth race in Imola where the German won from pole position ahead of Fernando Alonso who started sixth with more fuel in his R26.

Alonso and Renault opted for different strategy in Germany and Spaniard won from pole position with two tenths advantage ahead of Schumacher while Massa was the third fastest with nearly six tenths behind.

Alonso and Massa first entered the pits in the lap 17 and Schumacher followed them one lap later. After the first pitstops there was no change at the top, but Schumacher and Ferrari put three laps more fuel at their first stop so German managed to build the advantage ahead of his second stop and take the lead.

Schumacher Alonso European GP F1 2006 Foto Reuters
Schumacher won for the second race in a row at Nurburgring

Massa had a rather lonely race in which he spent 48 out of 60 laps in third place and fourth-placed Raikkonen closed on him only in the last few laps of the race.

The Brazilian finished third and clinched his first career podium and currently has a total of 41. With Ferrari he has won 36 between 2006 and 2013 and another five in Williams – three times in 2014 and twice in 2015.

After this race, Alonso still led the drivers championship – Spaniard was the first or second in every race and had 13 points advantage over Schumacher. Renault was 16 points ahead of Ferrari.

STARTING GRID

1 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:29.819
2 5 M.Schumacher Ferrari 1:30.028 0.209
3 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:30.407 0.588
4 11 R.Barrichello Honda 1:30.754 0.935
5 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren/Mercedes 1:30.933 1.114
6 12 Jenson Button Honda 1:30.940 1.121
7 8 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:31.419 1.600
8 4 J.P.Montoya McLaren/Mercedes 1:31.880 2.061
9 17 J.Villeneuve BMW Sauber 1:36.998 7.179
10 7 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:30.944 1.125
11 2 G.Fisichella Renault 1:31.197 1.378
12 14 David Coulthard Red Bull/Ferrari 1:31.227 1.408
13 16 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:31.422 1.603
14 20 Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso/Cosworth 1:31.728 1.909
15 15 Christian Klien Red Bull/Ferrari 1:32.901 3.082
16 19 Christijan Albers Midland/Toyota 1:32.936 3.117
17 21 Scott Speed Toro Rosso/Cosworth 1:32.992 3.173
18 18 Tiago Monteiro Midland/Toyota 1:33.658 3.839
19 9 Mark Webber Williams/Cosworth 1:33.405 3.586
20 22 Takuma Sato Super Aguri/Honda 1:35.239 5.420
21 23 Franck Montagny Super Aguri/Honda 1:46.505 16.686
22 10 Nico Rosberg Williams/Cosworth 1:31.194 1.375

RACE RESULTS

1 5 M.Schumacher Ferrari 60 1:35:58.765
2 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 60 1:36:02.516 3.751
3 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 60 1:36:03.212 4.447
4 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren/Mercedes 60 1:36:03.644 4.879
5 11 R.Barrichello Honda 60 1:37:11.351 1:12.586
6 2 G.Fisichella Renault 60 1:37:12.881 1:14.116
7 10 Nico Rosberg Williams/Cosworth 60 1:37:13.330 1:14.565
8 17 J.Villeneuve BMW Sauber 60 1:37:28.129 1:29.364
9 8 Jarno Trulli Toyota 59 1:36:00.978 1 Lap
10 16 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 59 1:36:08.187 1 Lap
11 21 Scott Speed Toro Rosso/Cosworth 59 1:36:09.384 1 Lap
12 18 Tiago Monteiro Midland/Toyota 59 1:37:26.121 1 Lap
13 19 Christijan Albers Midland/Toyota 59 1:37:28.526 1 Lap
(6) 7 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 52 1:24:35.119 Engine
(9) 4 J.P.Montoya McLaren/Mercedes 52 1:24:36.992 Engine
(16) 22 Takuma Sato Super Aguri/Honda 45 1:15:57.890 Hydraulics
(17) 23 Franck Montagny Super Aguri/Honda 29 49:31.163 Hydraulics
(6) 12 Jenson Button Honda 28 46:03.526 Engine
(14) 15 Christian Klien Red Bull/Ferrari 28 46:27.318 Transmission
(12) 9 Mark Webber Williams/Cosworth 12 20:38.594 Hydraulics
(21) 14 David Coulthard Red Bull/Ferrari 2 4:21.675 Collision
20 Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso/Cosworth 0 Collision

Fastest lap: Michael Schumacher – 1:32.099 (lap 39)

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP 5/18 RACES

1 Fernando Alonso 44   10 8 10 8 8
2 Michael Schumacher 31   8 3 10 10
3 Kimi Räikkönen 23   6 8 4 5
4 Giancarlo Fisichella 18   10 4 1 3
5 Felipe Massa 15   4 5 6
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 15   4 5 6
7 Jenson Button 13   5 6 2
8 Ralf Schumacher 7   1 6
9 Rubens Barrichello 6   2 4
10 Mark Webber 6   3 3
11 Jacques Villeneuve 6   2 3 1
12 Nick Heidfeld 5   5
13 Nico Rosberg 4   2 2
14 David Coulthard 1   1
15 Christian Klien 1   1
16 Jarno Trulli 0  
17 Scott Speed 0  
18 Vitantonio Liuzzi 0  
19 Christijan Albers 0  
20 Tiago Monteiro 0  
21 Takuma Sato 0  
22 Yuji Ide 0  
Franck Montagny 0  

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Renault 62   10 18 14 9 11
2 Ferrari 46   8 7 15 16
3 McLaren/Mercedes 38   10 5 8 10 5
4 Honda 19   5 6 2 2 4
5 BMW Sauber/BMW 11   2 8 1
6 Williams/Cosworth 10   5 3 2
7 Toyota 7   1 6
8 Red Bull/Ferrari 2   1 1
9 Toro Rosso/Cosworth 0  
10 Midland/Toyota 0  
11 Super Aguri/Honda 0  

2006 EUROPEAN GP  FULL RACE – Part 1


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