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2006 MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE RESULTS
Sunday, 19 March 2006
gpreport.jpgTeam McLaren Mercedes driver Juan Pablo Montoya finished today's 56 lap Malaysian Grand Prix in fourth place. Juan Pablo was on a two-stop strategy coming in on laps 23 (8.3 seconds) and 42 (7.0 seconds). Kimi Raikkonen was hit by Christian Klien's Red Bull on the opening lap of the race which damaged his rear suspension and caused him to retire. Track conditions were very warm with air temperatures reaching 33 degrees centigrade, track temperatures at 37 degrees and 62% humidity. Juan Pablo remains fifth in the Drivers' standings with nine points and Kimi is sixth with six. Team McLaren Mercedes is joint second with Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship with a total of 15 points.

Team McLaren Mercedes driver Juan Pablo Montoya finished today's 56 lap Malaysian Grand Prix in fourth place. Juan Pablo was on a two-stop strategy coming in on laps 23 (8.3 seconds) and 42 (7.0 seconds). Kimi Raikkonen was hit by Christian Klien's Red Bull on the opening lap of the race which damaged his rear suspension and caused him to retire. Track conditions were very warm with air temperatures reaching 33 degrees centigrade, track temperatures at 37 degrees and 62% humidity. Juan Pablo remains fifth in the Drivers' standings with nine points and Kimi is sixth with six. Team McLaren Mercedes is joint second with Ferrari in the Constructors' Championship with a total of 15 points.


JUAN PABLO MONTOYA
“The car was good today and I think we had a solid race. We lost a lot of time in the first stint as my front tyres were graining, but as soon as we changed the tyres the car came back to life and if you look at my pace against Jenson Button later on it was pretty much the same. With the hot temperatures here we did have to look after the engine, which means that we had to sacrifice downforce, so finishing fourth is encouraging. We have scored some more points for the team and I think we look strong going into the next race.”

KIMI RAIKKONEN
“I am very disappointed because I had a great car set-up and very good race strategy. I think it was fairly obvious that Christian Klien made a pretty fundamental mistake and ran into the back of me at turn five, breaking my rear suspension in the process. A positive side, the team has had good race reliability in the first two races and I am already looking forward to Melbourne in two weeks."

RON DENNIS
“Kimi being taken out in the first lap and Juan Pablo's first stint tyre graining problems masked our true competitiveness. We also had to sacrifice some downforce to improve the cooling efficiency of the car. The whole team is looking forward to the scheduled improvements to both the car and engine, which should make us even more competitive in two weeks time. Unlike many teams, we have enjoyed good engine reliability which also supports our positive expectations for Melbourne.”

NORBERT HAUG
“Kimi was pushed out in the opening lap and we missed him a lot in this race. Our reliability was there and Juan Pablo drove a solid race. I would like to thank everybody in the team in Woking, Brixworth and Stuttgart for all their efforts over the last busy month to create this level. Our engines ran fine in both races within a week's time. We have a solid basis, however we definitely want to do better and we will continue to work hard."

Pos
 Driver
 Team
Race Time 
 1
 Giancarlo Fisichella 
 Renault 
 1h30m40.529 
 2
 Fernando Alonso 
 Renault 
 1h30m45.114 
 3
 Jenson Button 
 Honda Racing 
 1h30m50.160 
 4 
 Juan Pablo Montoya 
 Team McLaren Mercedes 
 1h31m19.880 
 5
 Felipe Massa 
 Scuderia Ferrari 
 1h31m23.783 
 6
 Michael Schumacher 
 Scuderia Ferrari 
 1h31m24.383 
 7
 Jacques Villeneuve 
 BMW Sauber 
 1h32m00.990 
 8
 Ralf Schumacher 
 Toyota 
 1h32m01.817 
 9
 Jarno Trulli 
 Toyota 
 +1 lap 
 10
 Rubens Barrichello 
 Honda Racing 
 +1 lap 
 11
 Tonio Luizzi 
 Toro Rosso 
 +2 laps 
 12
 Christijan Albers 
 MF1 Racing 
 +2 laps 
 13
 Tiago Monteiro 
 MF1 Racing 
 +2 laps 
 14
 Takuma Sato 
 Super Aguri 
 +3 laps 

source: http://www.mclaren.co.uk

Comments: Kimi was forced to retire in the first lap, after Klien hit him from behind. That was a shame :(

At least car reliability seems to be there, meaning that Kimi will be able to fight until the last race.

 
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