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The Italian Grand Prix (Gran Premio d’Italia) is among the oldest races int the F1 calendar. The Italian Event was also one of the first Formula One championship races in 1950, and has never failed to be held since. This Grand Prix has some interesting history: After winning the 2006 Italian Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher announced his retirement from Formula 1 racing at the end of that season. Kimi Räikkönen became the new Ferrari driver from the start of the 2007 season. At the 2008 Italian Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel was the most youthful driver in history to win a Formula One Grand Prix. Curiously the Italian Grand Prix in the past few years has been perceived as a jinx to the winner. Over the past 20 years, only Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher have won the Italian Grand Prix and gone on to win the world championship in the same year.
The 2009 results were: Pole position United Kingdom’s Lewis Hamilton, (McLaren-Mercedes), with a time of 1:24.066
On the podium were 1. Brazil’s Rubens Barrichello, (Brawn-Mercedes), 1:16:21.706.
2. United Kingdom’s Jenson Button (Brawn-Mercedes) +2.8 secs
3. Finland’s Kimi Räikkönen, (Ferrari), +30.6 secs.
The Fastest lap was won by Germany’s Adrian Sutil, (Force India-Mercedes), 1:24.739

Moza’s’ circuit is legendary & will test the skills of the most experienced driver, it will provide a real mix of corners with low and high speeds. Every part of the circuit will test skills of cars and drivers, like mechanical grip, technical abilities, etc

No one can predict the winners of this years Italian Grand Prix?
CLBuzz predicts it for Lewis Hamilton again but impossible to tell with certainty.

The 2008 Grand Prix lineup features the well-equipped base model and the performance-minded Grand Prix GXP. The base Grand Prix is powered by the popular 3.8L V-6, producing 200 horsepower (149 kW). The 303-horsepower (226 kW) GXP is equipped with a 5.3L V-8. A four-wheel independent suspension with MacPherson struts forms the basis of the Grand Prix’s handling package, and provides a smooth, street-connected ride.

Inviting interior

Standard cloth seating and available leather surfaces on the 2008 Grand Prix provide the driver and passengers stylish comfort. Grand Prix interiors showcase climate control and HVAC outlets for the rear seat, two power outlets, rear reading lamps, electronic cruise control, a driver information center, remote keyless entry, power programmable door locks and ample interior storage.

The base Grand Prix comes standard with an AM/FM CD player, and the GXP model features an upgraded nine-speaker Monsoon system. Both models offer an additional range of excellent AM/FM stereos with CD/MP3 player, navigation system and six-CD changer.

The Grand Prix’s standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats, rear seat pass-through and an extra-wide trunk opening make it easy to carry large objects. Items as long as nine feet can be accommodated with the trunk closed when the available fold-flat front passenger seat is used. Ingress and egress is easy for passengers and cargo, with the rear door swinging open to a segment-leading 82 degrees.

A number of packages are offered for the base 2008 Grand Prix that allow owners to personalize their ride inside and out. These packages expand the appeal of the Grand Prix by offering features customers expect on high-end performance sedans. Package options include:

* Premium: dual-zone automatic air conditioning, leather-appointed front bucket seats with a passenger-side map pocket, front passenger flat-folding seatback, cargo net and heated driver and front passenger seats
* Premium Light : illuminated visor vanity mirrors, front and rear reading lights and an overhead console with sunglass storage
* Preferred: two-way driver lumbar control, remote vehicle start, cargo net, front passenger folding seatback, leather-wrapped steering wheel, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, leather-wrapped shift knob, driver information center and chrome interior accents (plus all the features included in the Premium Light package)
* Security : head curtain side-impact air bags, four-wheel anti-lock, four-wheel disc brakes, Enhanced Traction System and powertrain modulation
* Special Edition : 17-inch aluminum wheels, 17-inch touring tires, stainless-steel dual exhaust with dual outlets, body-color grille, front and rear fascia extensions and side rocker panels
* Sun and Sound: power sunroof, Monsoon premium nine-speaker system and AM/FM stereo with six-disc in-dash CD changer

Safety and convenience

Grand Prix’s convenience and safety features are perfect for drivers who enjoy the precise handling characteristics of a sporty, family-friendly package. The 2008 Grand Prix remains a driver’s car inside and out. The active and passive safety features on the Grand Prix include standard four-wheel disc brakes, traction control and daytime running lamps.

The Grand Prix GXP takes convenience to another level with a standard head-up display (HUD), which helps the driver focus on the road by displaying dashboard information in the windshield. HUD also allows the driver to pilot with the instrument lights off for better night vision.

Dual-stage frontal air bags provide supplemental security for front-seat passengers. The Grand Prix’s air bag system’s control unit determines whether the severity of a crash warrants air bag deployment and if just the primary stage or the primary and secondary stages are necessary. This smart system helps reduce the risk of air bag-induced injuries. Head curtain air bags are also available for additional protection. They unfold from the roof rail between the A-pillar and side window header. The side air bags deploy in an angle toward the window to help provide protection for front and rear outboard passengers.

Grand Prix is equipped with child security locks and LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system anchors for child safety seats. Two lower anchors and a top tether anchor secure the child seat to the vehicle seat structure for proper installation of compatible child safety seats.

OnStar is standard on Grand Prix, and includes enhanced digital hands-free voice recognition capabilities including more intuitive continuous digit dialing and improved voice recognition accuracy. Using the GPS satellite network and wireless technology, OnStar features core safety and security services and OnStar Hands-Free Calling, which allows drivers to make and receive voice-activated phone calls.

The OnStar service standard on the Grand Prix includes the General Motors Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (AACN) system, making crash data available to participating 911 centers to help them dispatch the appropriate life-saving personnel and equipment to crash scenes faster.

GM’s tire pressure monitoring system is standard on all Grand Prix models. The system uses sensors to track tire pressure, helping drivers avoid premature tire failure and potentially dangerous, costly breakdowns.

Performance engines

Achieving 0-to-60 mph times in 5.6 seconds is no easy accomplishment, but the Grand Prix GXP’s engine, which kicks out 303 horsepower (226 kW) and 323 lb.-ft. of torque (438 Nm), does it without breaking a sweat. The 5.3L V-8 uses GM’s Active Fuel Management (AFM) technology developed exclusively for front-drive applications and helps reduce fuel consumption by up to 12 percent in certain light-load driving conditions.

AFM technology enables fuel economy gains by reducing the number of cylinders engaged in the combustion process. A sophisticated engine controller determines when to deactivate cylinders, allowing the engine to maintain vehicle speed in lighter-load conditions such as highway cruising.

Key features of the 5.3L V-8 include an aluminum engine block with cross-bolted main bearing caps, lightweight composite intake manifold, electronic throttle control and GM’s Oil Life System to minimize required oil changes. GM’s Oil Life System informs the driver when an oil change is required based on driving conditions, not on a predetermined time or mileage basis. GM’s Oil Life System monitors engine speed and temperature, and the computer continuously examines engine conditions to determine when it's time to change the motor oil.

A high-performance Hydra-Matic 4T65 electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission was strengthened to handle the prodigious torque of the 5.3L V-8. TAPshift (Touch Activated Power) is standard with the GXP and combines the fun and control of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic transmission.

GXP details

A Grand Prix on the automotive equivalent of steroids, the GXP model has a unique suspension and a more aggressive look resulting from a re-tuned suspension that lowers the GXP approximately 9 mm. GXP-specific body enhancements complement the car’s forceful stance, with front and rear fascias along with rocker extensions accentuating the low profile. Bilstein gas-charged struts, higher-rate springs and a larger hollow rear stabilizer bar for reduced body roll are also used.

The Grand Prix GXP has an upgraded brake system designed to match the car’s awesome performance. Oversized four-wheel vented disc brakes with Bosch four-channel ABS provide superior stopping power.

Polished, forged aluminum 18-inch wheels (P255/45R18 in front and P225/50R18 in reaer) offer a unique feature for the 2008 Grand Prix GXP. The front wheels are eight inches wide, while the rear wheels are seven inches wide. The tires are W speed-rated. Wider front wheels help the GXP achieve a more neutral cornering stance and optimize the inherent handling characteristics of a front-wheel drive-vehicle.

StabiliTrak, GM’s electronic stability control system, and Magnasteer II are standard. StabiliTrak greatly improves vehicle control with a series of sophisticated sensors that maintain vehicle direction by independently applying brake force at the appropriate corners of the car. StabiliTrak monitors differences between the driver’s desired path and the vehicle’s actual path and then takes preventive measures to maintain the desired path. StabiliTrak greatly reduces the possibility of oversteer or understeer. StabiliTrak is integrated with the vehicle’s ABS and traction control systems.

This 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Manual contain 472 pages manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. Many people read their 2006 Pontiac grand prix owner’s manual from beginning to end when they first receive their new vehicle. If you do this, it will help you learn about the features and controls for your pontiac vehicle. In this 2006 pontiac grand prix owner’s manual, you’ll find that pictures and words work together to explain things.

Table of content for Pontiac Grand Prix Owner’s Manual 2006:
Seats and Restraint Systems 1-1 Front Seats 1-2 Rear Seats 1-8 Safety Belts 1-10 Child Restraints 1-29 Air Bag Systems 1-48 Restraint System Check 1-56 Features and Controls 2-1 Keys 2-2 Doors and Locks 2-7 Windows 2-12 Theft-Deterrent Systems 2-14 Starting and Operating Your Vehicle 2-18 Mirrors 2-33 OnStar® System 2-35 Storage Areas 2-36 Sunroof 2-39 Instrument Panel 3-1 Instrument Panel Overview 3-2 Climate Controls 3-25 Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators 3-31 Driver Information Center (DIC) 3-45 Audio System(s) 3-88 Driving Your Vehicle 4-1 Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle 4-2 Towing 4-33 Service and Appearance Care 5-1 Service 5-3 Fuel 5-4 Checking Things Under the Hood 5-10 Headlamp Aiming 5-56 Bulb Replacement 5-59 Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement 5-67 Tires 5-68 Appearance Care 5-90 Vehicle Identi?cation 5-98 Electrical System 5-99 Capacities and Speci?cations 5-104 Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts 5-105 Maintenance Schedule 6-1 Maintenance Schedule 6-2 Customer Assistance Information 7-1 Customer Assistance Information 7-2 Reporting Safety Defects 7-9 Index 1


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