The 2006 Japanese Grand Prix started October 8th, 2006 at 16:00 on Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, Japan. Felipe Massa started from pole position with Michael Schumacher next to him. Ralf Schumacher started from third place.
After 1 hour, 23 minutes and 52 seconds Fernando Alonso finished the race first. The podium was completed with Felipe Massa in second and Giancarlo Fisichella in third place.
The fastest laps was driven by Fernando Alonso in a time of 1:32.676.
After the 2006 Japanese Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso is first in the Formula 1 World Championship with 126 points. Alonso is 10 points ahead of Michael Schumacher.
Circuit
Location
Suzuka, Japan
Date
October 8th, 2006 at 16:00
Round
17/18
Winner
Fernando Alonso
Winning time
1:23:52.413
Pole position
Felipe Massa
Fastest lap
Fernando Alonso 1:32.676

Results

Pos Driver Car Time/Retired Grid Laps Pts
1 4
#1 Fernando Alonso
Renault 1:23:52.413 5 53 10
2 1
#6 Felipe Massa
Ferrari +16.151 1 53 8
3 3
#2 Giancarlo Fisichella
Renault +23.953 6 53 6
4 3
#12 Jenson Button
Honda +34.101 7 53 5
5 6
#3 Kimi Räikkönen
McLaren +43.596 11 53 4
6 2
#8 Jarno Trulli
Toyota +46.717 4 53 3
7 4
#7 Ralf Schumacher
Toyota +48.869 3 53 2
8 1
#16 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber +1:16.095 9 53 1
9 3
#17 Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber +1:16.932 12 53 0
10
#10 Nico Rosberg
Williams +1 Lap 10 52 0
11 2
#4 Pedro de la Rosa
McLaren +1 Lap 13 52 0
12 4
#11 Rubens Barrichello
Honda +1 Lap 8 52 0
13 5
#15 Robert Doornbos
Red Bull +1 Lap 18 52 0
14 1
#20 Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso +1 Lap 15 52 0
15 5
#22 Takuma Sato
Super Aguri +1 Lap 20 52 0
16 5
#18 Tiago Monteiro
Spyker MF1 +2 Laps 21 51 0
17 5
#23 Sakon Yamamoto
Super Aguri +3 Laps 22 50 0
18 1
#21 Scott Speed
Toro Rosso Steering 19 48 0
-
#9 Mark Webber
Williams DNF (Accident) 14 39 0
-
#5 Michael Schumacher
Ferrari DNF (Engine) 2 36 0
-
#14 David Coulthard
Red Bull DNF (Gearbox) 17 35 0
-
#19 Christijan Albers
Spyker MF1 DNF (Driveshaft) 16 20 0
Pos Driver Car Q1 Q2 Q3 Delta
1
#6 Felipe Massa
Ferrari 1:30.112 1:29.830 1:29.599
2
#5 Michael Schumacher
Ferrari 1:31.279 1:28.954 1:29.711 +0.112
3
#7 Ralf Schumacher
Toyota 1:30.595 1:30.299 1:29.989 +0.390
4
#8 Jarno Trulli
Toyota 1:30.420 1:30.204 1:30.039 +0.440
5
#1 Fernando Alonso
Renault 1:30.976 1:30.357 1:30.371 +0.772
6
#2 Giancarlo Fisichella
Renault 1:31.696 1:30.306 1:30.599 +1.000
7
#12 Jenson Button
Honda 1:30.847 1:30.268 1:30.992 +1.393
8
#11 Rubens Barrichello
Honda 1:31.972 1:30.598 1:31.478 +1.879
9
#16 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber 1:31.811 1:30.470 1:31.513 +1.914
10
#10 Nico Rosberg
Williams 1:30.585 1:30.321 1:31.856 +2.257
11
#3 Kimi Räikkönen
McLaren 1:32.080 1:30.827
12
#17 Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber 1:31.204 1:31.094
13
#4 Pedro de la Rosa
McLaren 1:31.581 1:31.254
14
#9 Mark Webber
Williams 1:31.647 1:31.276
15
#20 Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso 1:31.741 1:31.943
16
#19 Christijan Albers
Spyker MF1 1:32.221 1:33.750
17
#14 David Coulthard
Red Bull 1:32.252
18
#15 Robert Doornbos
Red Bull 1:32.402
19
#21 Scott Speed
Toro Rosso 1:32.867
20
#22 Takuma Sato
Super Aguri 1:33.666
21
#18 Tiago Monteiro
Spyker MF1 1:33.709
22
#23 Sakon Yamamoto
Super Aguri
Pos Driver Car Time Delta Laps
1
#5 Michael Schumacher
Ferrari 1:30.653 13
2
#7 Ralf Schumacher
Toyota 1:31.863 +1.210 15
3
#12 Jenson Button
Honda 1:32.310 +1.657 12
4
#2 Giancarlo Fisichella
Renault 1:32.527 +1.874 13
5
#1 Fernando Alonso
Renault 1:32.555 +1.902 14
6
#16 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber 1:32.590 +1.937 15
7
#10 Nico Rosberg
Williams 1:32.730 +2.077 18
8
#3 Kimi Räikkönen
McLaren 1:32.730 +2.077 12
9
#17 Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber 1:32.787 +2.134 17
10
#6 Felipe Massa
Ferrari 1:32.790 +2.137 15
11
#20 Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso 1:32.977 +2.324 20
12
#4 Pedro de la Rosa
McLaren 1:33.163 +2.510 12
13
#21 Scott Speed
Toro Rosso 1:33.213 +2.560 20
14
#19 Christijan Albers
MF1 1:33.270 +2.617 23
15
#9 Mark Webber
Williams 1:33.339 +2.686 17
16
#14 David Coulthard
Red Bull 1:33.451 +2.798 16
17
#15 Robert Doornbos
Red Bull 1:33.663 +3.010 12
18
#11 Rubens Barrichello
Honda 1:33.748 +3.095 16
19
#18 Tiago Monteiro
MF1 1:33.824 +3.171 19
20
#8 Jarno Trulli
Toyota 1:34.118 +3.465 15
21
#23 Sakon Yamamoto
Super Aguri 1:34.646 +3.993 10
22
#22 Takuma Sato
Super Aguri 1:34.727 +4.074 20
Pos Driver Car Time Delta Laps
1
#2 Giancarlo Fisichella
Renault 1:34.337 8
2
#6 Felipe Massa
Ferrari 1:34.408 +0.071 10
3
#5 Michael Schumacher
Ferrari 1:34.565 +0.228 10
4
#1 Fernando Alonso
Renault 1:34.863 +0.526 5
5
#36 Anthony Davidson
Honda 1:34.906 +0.569 23
6
#38 Sebastian Vettel
BMW Sauber 1:34.912 +0.575 30
7
#12 Jenson Button
Honda 1:35.002 +0.665 6
8
#4 Pedro de la Rosa
McLaren 1:35.064 +0.727 6
9
#8 Jarno Trulli
Toyota 1:35.343 +1.006 12
10
#3 Kimi Räikkönen
McLaren 1:35.367 +1.030 5
11
#7 Ralf Schumacher
Toyota 1:35.375 +1.038 12
12
#37 Michael Ammermüller
Red Bull 1:35.433 +1.096 25
13
#11 Rubens Barrichello
Honda 1:35.528 +1.191 10
14
#9 Mark Webber
Williams 1:35.866 +1.529 5
15
#10 Nico Rosberg
Williams 1:36.176 +1.839 10
16
#19 Christijan Albers
MF1 1:36.180 +1.843 4
17
#35 Alexander Wurz
Williams 1:36.234 +1.897 25
18
#17 Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber 1:36.299 +1.962 5
19
#41 Franck Montagny
Super Aguri 1:37.354 +3.017 20
20
#20 Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso 1:37.441 +3.104 15
21
#21 Scott Speed
Toro Rosso 1:37.501 +3.164 16
22
#14 David Coulthard
Red Bull 1:37.596 +3.259 6
23
#18 Tiago Monteiro
MF1 1:37.702 +3.365 9
24
#40 Neel Jani
Toro Rosso 1:37.741 +3.404 26
25
#15 Robert Doornbos
Red Bull 1:37.788 +3.451 9
26
#22 Takuma Sato
Super Aguri 1:38.533 +4.196 18
27
#16 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber 1:38.779 +4.442 5
28
#23 Sakon Yamamoto
Super Aguri 1:38.955 +4.618 14
29
#39 Adrian Sutil
MF1 1:43.914 +9.577 14
Pos Driver Car Time Delta Laps
1
#36 Anthony Davidson
Honda 1:45.349 18
2
#40 Neel Jani
Toro Rosso 1:46.138 +0.789 21
3
#38 Sebastian Vettel
BMW Sauber 1:46.585 +1.236 20
4
#37 Michael Ammermüller
Red Bull 1:47.162 +1.813 21
5
#39 Adrian Sutil
MF1 1:47.773 +2.424 21
6
#21 Scott Speed
Toro Rosso 1:47.814 +2.465 7
7
#19 Christijan Albers
MF1 1:47.838 +2.489 6
8
#41 Franck Montagny
Super Aguri 1:47.918 +2.569 13
9
#35 Alexander Wurz
Williams 1:47.919 +2.570 19
10
#22 Takuma Sato
Super Aguri 1:48.042 +2.693 11
11
#23 Sakon Yamamoto
Super Aguri 1:50.479 +5.130 9
12
#9 Mark Webber
Williams 1
13
#10 Nico Rosberg
Williams 1
14
#3 Kimi Räikkönen
McLaren 1
15
#20 Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso 2
16
#15 Robert Doornbos
Red Bull 1
17
#17 Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber 1
18
#14 David Coulthard
Red Bull 1
19
#1 Fernando Alonso
Renault 1
20
#16 Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber 1
21
#2 Giancarlo Fisichella
Renault 1
22
#18 Tiago Monteiro
MF1 4
23
#4 Pedro de la Rosa
McLaren 1
24
#11 Rubens Barrichello
Honda 1
25
#8 Jarno Trulli
Toyota 1
26
#7 Ralf Schumacher
Toyota 1
27
#12 Jenson Button
Honda 1

Standings after race

Pos Driver Car Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1
Fernando Alonso
Renault 7 13 126
2
Michael Schumacher
Ferrari 7 12 116 -10
3
Felipe Massa
Ferrari 1 6 70 -56
4
Giancarlo Fisichella
Renault 1 5 69 -57
5
Kimi Räikkönen
McLaren 6 61 -65
6
Jenson Button
Honda 1 2 50 -76
7
Rubens Barrichello
Honda 28 -98
8
Juan Pablo Montoya
McLaren 2 26 -100
9
Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber 1 23 -103
10
Ralf Schumacher
Toyota 1 20 -106
11
Pedro de la Rosa
McLaren 1 18 -108
12
Jarno Trulli
Toyota 15 -111
13
David Coulthard
Red Bull 1 14 -112
14
Mark Webber
Williams 7 -119
15
Jacques Villeneuve
BMW Sauber 7 -119
16
Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber 1 6 -120
17
Nico Rosberg
Williams 4 -122
18
Christian Klien
Red Bull 2 -124
19
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toro Rosso 1 -125
20
Scott Speed
Toro Rosso 0 -126
21
Tiago Monteiro
Spyker MF1 0 -126
22
Christijan Albers
Spyker MF1 0 -126
23
Takuma Sato
Super Aguri 0 -126
24
Robert Doornbos
Red Bull 0 -126
25
Yuji Ide
Super Aguri 0 -126
26
Franck Montagny
Super Aguri 0 -126
27
Sakon Yamamoto
Super Aguri 0 -126
Pos Team Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1 Renault 8 18 195
2 Ferrari 8 18 186 -9
3 McLaren 9 105 -90
4 Honda 1 2 78 -117
5 BMW Sauber 2 36 -159
6 Toyota 1 35 -160
7 Red Bull 1 16 -179
8 Williams 11 -184
9 Toro Rosso 1 -194
10 MF1 0 -195
11 Super Aguri 0 -195
12 Spyker MF1 0 -195

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2023
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1:34.183 -
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Max Verstappen
2022
#1 Max Verstappen
Sergio Pérez
Charles Leclerc
1:44.411 -
Guanyu Zhou
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2019
#77 Valtteri Bottas
Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
1:30.983 -
Lewis Hamilton
Sebastian Vettel
2018
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Valtteri Bottas
Max Verstappen
1:32.318 -
Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
2017
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Max Verstappen
Daniel Ricciardo
1:33.144 -
Valtteri Bottas
Lewis Hamilton
2016
#6 Nico Rosberg
Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton
1:35.118 -
Sebastian Vettel
Nico Rosberg
2015
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg
Sebastian Vettel
1:36.145 -
Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg
2014
#44 Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg
Sebastian Vettel
1:51.600 -
Lewis Hamilton
Nico Rosberg
2013
#1 Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Romain Grosjean
1:34.587 -
Mark Webber
Mark Webber
2012
#1 Sebastian Vettel
Felipe Massa
Kamui Kobayashi
1:35.774 -
Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel
2011
#4 Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Sebastian Vettel
1:36.568 -
Jenson Button
Sebastian Vettel
2010
#5 Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Fernando Alonso
1:33.474 -
Mark Webber
Sebastian Vettel
2009
#15 Sebastian Vettel
Jarno Trulli
Lewis Hamilton
1:32.569 -
Mark Webber
Sebastian Vettel
2008
#5 Fernando Alonso
Robert Kubica
Kimi Räikkönen
1:18.426 -
Felipe Massa
Lewis Hamilton
2007
#2 Lewis Hamilton
Heikki Kovalainen
Kimi Räikkönen
1:28.193 -
Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton
2005
#9 Kimi Räikkönen
Giancarlo Fisichella
Fernando Alonso
1:31.540 -
Kimi Räikkönen
Ralf Schumacher
2004
#1 Michael Schumacher
Ralf Schumacher
Jenson Button
1:32.730 -
Rubens Barrichello
Michael Schumacher
2003
#2 Rubens Barrichello
Kimi Räikkönen
David Coulthard
Rubens Barrichello
2002
#1 Michael Schumacher
Rubens Barrichello
Kimi Räikkönen
Michael Schumacher
2001
#1 Michael Schumacher
Juan Pablo Montoya
David Coulthard
Michael Schumacher
2000
#3 Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
David Coulthard
Michael Schumacher
1999
#1 Mika Häkkinen
Michael Schumacher
Eddie Irvine
Michael Schumacher
1998
#8 Mika Häkkinen
Eddie Irvine
David Coulthard
Michael Schumacher
1997
#5 Michael Schumacher
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Eddie Irvine
Jacques Villeneuve
1996
#5 Damon Hill
Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
Jacques Villeneuve
1995
#1 Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
Johnny Herbert
Michael Schumacher
1994
#0 Damon Hill
Michael Schumacher
Jean Alesi
Michael Schumacher
1993
#8 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Mika Häkkinen
Alain Prost
1992
#6 Riccardo Patrese
Gerhard Berger
Martin Brundle
Nigel Mansell
1991
#2 Gerhard Berger
Ayrton Senna
Riccardo Patrese
Gerhard Berger
1990
#20 Nelson Piquet
Roberto Moreno
Aguri Suzuki
Ayrton Senna
1989
#19 Alessandro Nannini
Riccardo Patrese
Thierry Boutsen
Ayrton Senna
1988
#12 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Thierry Boutsen
Ayrton Senna
1987
#28 Gerhard Berger
Ayrton Senna
Stefan Johansson
Gerhard Berger
1977
#1 James Hunt
Carlos Reutemann
Patrick Depailler
Mario Andretti
1976
#5 Mario Andretti
Patrick Depailler
James Hunt
Mario Andretti