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2005 Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver

The 2005 Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver was the ninth round of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on August 14, 2005 on the streets of Denver, Colorado near the Pepsi Center. Paul Tracy sat on the pole and Sébastien Bourdais won the race.

United States 2005 Denver
Race details
Race 9 of 13 in the 2005 Champ Car season
Circuito Callejero Pepsi Center Ciudad de Denver, Colorado.png
DateAugust 14, 2005
Official nameCentrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver presented by PacifiCare
LocationStreets of Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States
CourseTemporary Street Course
1.657 mi / 2.667 km
Distance97 laps
160.729 mi / 258.699 km
WeatherMostly cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 69.1 °F (20.6 °C); wind speeds approaching 21 miles per hour (34 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverPaul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
Time59.432
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:00.574 (on lap 81 of 97)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondMario Domínguez (Forsythe Championship Racing)
ThirdA. J. Allmendinger (RuSPORT)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 59.759 59.432 59.432
2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:00.347 59.541 59.541
3   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 1:00.213 59.644 59.644
4   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:00.612 59.938 59.938
5   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:00.697 59.962 59.962
6   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:01.389 59.995 59.995
7   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:01.257 1:00.156 1:00.156
8   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 1:01.043 1:00.331 1:00.331
9   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 1:01.214 1:00.493 1:00.493
10   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 1:00.957 1:00.529 1:00.529
11   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:02.235 1:00.704 1:00.704
12   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.745 1:00.732 1:00.732
13   Rodolfo Lavín HVM Racing 1:01.029 1:00.766 1:00.766
14   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 1:00.980 1:00.863 1:00.863
15   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.434 1:00.915 1:00.915
16   Ronnie Bremer Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.630 1:01.093 1:01.093
17   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 1:01.342 1:01.438 1:01.342
18   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 1:02.651 1:02.064 1:02.064

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 97 1:49:45.135 2 33
2 7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 97 +15.269 secs 3 27
3 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 97 +17.207 secs 4 25
4 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 97 +35.775 secs 8 23
5 55   Rodolfo Lavín HVM Racing 97 +37.629 secs 13 21
6 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 97 +43.237 secs 17 20
7 19   Ronnie Bremer Dale Coyne Racing 97 +47.487 secs 16 17
8 11   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 97 +52.470 secs 12 15
9 34   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 97 +1:02.902 15 13
10 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 96 + 1 Lap 11 11
11 4   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 96 + 1 Lap 14 10
12 5   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 94 + 3 Laps 18 9
13 8   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 88 Gearbox 10 8
14 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 82 + 15 Laps 7 7
15 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 65 In pits 6 6
16 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 62 Contact 1 8
17 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 0 Contact 5 4
18 21   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 0 Contact 9 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-5 da Matta (21), Wilson (9), Tagliani (15) & Vasser (12) contact
63-69 Tracy (3) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-39 Paul Tracy
40-42 Sébastien Bourdais
43-62 Paul Tracy
63-97 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 59
Sébastien Bourdais 38

Championship standings after the raceEdit