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The 2005 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season was the 27th overall and the second season of the Champ Car World Series era of American open-wheel racing. It began on April 10, 2005 in Long Beach, California and ended on November 6 in Mexico City, Mexico after 13 races. The Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford Drivers' Champion was Sébastien Bourdais, his second consecutive championship. The Rookie of the Year was Timo Glock.

2005 Champ Car season
Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford
2005 Champ Car season
Season
Races13
Start dateApril 10
End dateNovember 6
Awards
Drivers' championFrance Sébastien Bourdais
Constructors' CupUnited Kingdom Lola
Nations' CupFrance France
Rookie of the YearGermany Timo Glock
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Drivers and teamsEdit

The 2.65 liter turbo V8 Ford-Cosworth XFE engine continued to be the exclusive power plant for the series. Bridgestone continued on as the exclusive series tire supplier as well. The two companies continued the marketing agreement that branded the series Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. All teams ran the Lola B02/00 chassis after the 2002 bankruptcy of Reynard Motorsport prevented further development of their Reynard 02I, causing it to become uncompetitive against the Lola.

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2005 Champ Car season.

Team No Drivers Races Primary Sponsors
  Newman/Haas Racing 1   Sébastien Bourdais All McDonald's
2   Bruno Junqueira 1-2 PacifiCare
  Oriol Servià 3-13
  Forsythe Championship Racing 3   Paul Tracy All Indeck 10
Mountain Grand Lodge 3
7   Mario Domínguez All Indeck 12
Roshfrans 1
  CTE Racing-HVM 4   Björn Wirdheim 1-11 Eurosport 7
Liqui Moly 4
  Fabrizio del Monte 12-13 CTE Racing
55   Ronnie Bremer 1-5 Ansan, Korea 8
  Alex Sperafico 6-7
  Rodolfo Lavín 8-13 Corona 5
  Team Australia 5   Marcus Marshall 1-12 Aussie Vineyards
  Will Power 13
15   Alex Tagliani All
  Rocketsports Racing 8   Timo Glock All Deutsche Post
31   Ryan Hunter-Reay 1-11 Autobytel.com 1
Briggs & Stratton 3
Cytomax 4
Rocketsports Racing 1
Red Paw Systems 2
Commercial Defeasance 1
The Westin 1
  Michael McDowell 12-13
  RuSPORT 9   Justin Wilson All SanDisk 2
Champ Car 2
Intel 4
RuSPORT 1
CDW 4
10   A. J. Allmendinger All Beijing '06 5
Western Union 5
CDW 1
Intel 2
  Dale Coyne Racing 11   Ricardo Sperafico All Dale Coyne Racing 2
American Medical Response 2
Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q 9
19   Oriol Servià 1-2 American Medical Response
  Michael Valiante 4
  Tarso Marques 5
  Ryan Dalziel 6
  Ronnie Bremer 7-13
  PKV Racing 12   Jimmy Vasser All Gulfstream
21   Cristiano da Matta All Bell Micro
  Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 27   Andrew Ranger All Mi-Jack 10
Tide 3
34   Nelson Philippe All Wellbox Body Optimizer
Part Time Entries
  Team Australia 25   Will Power 12 Aussie Vineyards
  Charles Zwolsman 13
  Jensen MotorSport 41   Fabrizio del Monte 1 Konica Minolta
  CTE Racing-HVM 50   Homero Richards 13 Nextel
  PKV Racing 52   Jorge Goeters 2 Team Mexico

Team and driver changesEdit

Similar to the 2003 and 2004 seasons, there were once again many changes for the 2005 season.

Mid-season changesEdit

RacesEdit

Rnd Date Race Name Circuit City/Location
1 April 10   Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach (S) Long Beach, California
2 May 22   Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey Fundidora Park (S) Monterrey, Mexico
3 June 4   Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225, Presented by US Bank Milwaukee Mile (O) West Allis, Wisconsin
4 June 18   G.I. Joe's presents the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland Portland International Raceway (R) Portland, Oregon
5 June 26   Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland presented by U.S. Bank Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (S) Cleveland, Ohio
6 July 10   Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place (S) Toronto, Ontario
7 July 17   West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton Edmonton City Centre Airport (S) Edmonton, Alberta
8 July 31   Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose Streets of San Jose (S) San Jose, California
9 August 14   Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver presented by PacifiCare Streets of Denver (S) Denver, Colorado
10 August 28   Molson Indy Montreal Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (R) Montreal, Quebec
11 September 24   Champ Car Hurricane Relief 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway (O) Las Vegas, Nevada
12 October 22   Lexmark Indy 300 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit (S) Surfers Paradise, Australia
13 November 6   Gran Premio Telmex-Tecate presented by Banamex Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez (R) Mexico City, Mexico

(R) Dedicated road course, (O) Oval/Speedway, (S) Temporary street circuit

The initial 2005 schedule announced by Champ Car included 14 races,[21] but only 13 races actually took place during the season. The 14th race was scheduled to take place at a newly constructed permanent road circuit in the city of Ansan, South Korea on October 16, the week before the race at Surfers Paradise. The race was canceled in September when it was determined that the circuit was not ready to host the race.[22] It was the second year in a row that a race in Korea was canceled, as a street circuit race in the capital of Seoul was removed from the 2004 schedule. A date at the Ansan circuit was placed on Champ Car's initial 2006 schedule but that race would never take place either.

Season summaryEdit

Race resultsEdit

Rnd Race Name Pole position Fastest lap Lead most laps Winning driver Winning team Report
1   Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach   Paul Tracy   Sébastien Bourdais   Sébastien Bourdais   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
2   Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey   Sébastien Bourdais   Timo Glock   Nelson Philippe   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing Report
3   Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225, Presented by US Bank   Jimmy Vasser   Paul Tracy   Paul Tracy   Paul Tracy Forsythe Championship Racing Report
4   G.I. Joe's presents the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland   Justin Wilson   Sébastien Bourdais   Cristiano da Matta   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing Report
5   Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland presented by U.S. Bank   Paul Tracy   Oriol Servià   Paul Tracy   Paul Tracy Forsythe Championship Racing Report
6   Molson Indy Toronto   Sébastien Bourdais   Justin Wilson   Sébastien Bourdais   Justin Wilson RuSPORT Report
7   West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton   A. J. Allmendinger   A. J. Allmendinger   A. J. Allmendinger   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
8   Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose   Sébastien Bourdais   Sébastien Bourdais   Sébastien Bourdais   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
9   Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver presented by PacifiCare   Paul Tracy   Sébastien Bourdais   Paul Tracy   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
10   Molson Indy Montreal   Sébastien Bourdais   Sébastien Bourdais   Sébastien Bourdais   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing Report
11   Champ Car Hurricane Relief 400   Sébastien Bourdais   Sébastien Bourdais   Paul Tracy   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
12   Lexmark Indy 300   Oriol Servià   Sébastien Bourdais   Sébastien Bourdais   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
13   Gran Premio Telmex-Tecate presented by Banamex   Justin Wilson   Justin Wilson   Justin Wilson   Justin Wilson RuSPORT Report

Final driver standingsEdit

Pos Driver LBH   MTY   MIL   POR   CLE   TOR   EDM   SJO   DEN   MTL   LVS   SRF   MXC   Pts
1   Sébastien Bourdais 1* 5 6 2 5 5* 1 1* 1 4* 1 1* 17 348
2   Oriol Servià 11 9 3 16 3 2 2 3 4 1 2 5 4 288
3   Justin Wilson 4 4 4 17 7 1 4 4 17 3 11 7 1* 265
4   Paul Tracy 2 15 1* 3 1* 16 3 2 16* 8 17* 17 3 246
5   A. J. Allmendinger 8 10 2 5 2 12 14* 17 3 9 13 2 2 227
6   Jimmy Vasser 9 14 5 6 6 4 11 11 15 7 3 3 6 217
7   Alex Tagliani 15 3 10 18 4 3 7 9 14 5 7 4 8 207
8   Timo Glock  RY  6 11 9 10 10 7 13 6 13 2 8 6 5 202
9   Mario Domínguez 5 13 7 4 17 13 5 5 2 10 4 18 12 198
10   Andrew Ranger  R  17 2 16 7 8 11 18 16 10 11 14 10 9 140
11   Cristiano da Matta 10 6 11 1* 16 17 17 10 18 6 12 19 14 139
12   Ronnie Bremer  R  7 19 8 8 14 6 7 7 17 18 8 19 139
13   Nelson Philippe 18 12* 12 12 13 10 9 15 9 15 16 14 7 117
14   Björn Wirdheim  R  12 8 15 9 15 15 15 8 11 13 6 115
15   Ryan Hunter-Reay 13 7 17 15 18 6 16 14 6 12 10 110
16   Marcus Marshall  R  14 16 13 14 12 14 8 12 12 16 9 11 104
17   Ricardo Sperafico  R  19 17 14 13 9 18 10 18 8 18 15 9 18 92
18   Rodolfo Lavín 13 5 14 5 13 15 72
19   Bruno Junqueira 3 1 59
20   Alex Sperafico 8 12 24
21   Michael McDowell  R  12 11 19
22   Will Power  R  15 10 17
23   Ryan Dalziel  R  9 13
24   Tarso Marques 11 10
25   Michael Valiante  R  11 10
26   Fabrizio del Monte  R  16 16 DNS 10
27   Charles Zwolsman  R  13 8
28   Homero Richards  R  16 5
29   Jorge Goeters  R  18 3
Pos Driver LBH   MTY   MIL   POR   CLE   TOR   EDM   SJO   DEN   MTL   LVS   SRF   MXC   Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
 RY  Rookie of the Year
 R  Rookie

Nation's CupEdit

  • Top result per race counts towards the Nation's Cup
Pos Country LBH   MTY   MIL   POR   CLE   TOR   EDM   SJO   DEN   MTL   LVS   SRF   MXC   Pts
1   France 1 5 6 2 5 5 1 1 1 4 1 1 7 346
2   Canada 2 2 1 3 1 3 3 2 10 5 7 4 3 322
3   Spain 11 9 3 16 3 2 2 3 4 1 2 5 4 283
4   United States 8 7 2 5 2 4 11 11 3 7 3 2 2 274
5   England 4 4 4 17 7 1 4 4 17 3 11 7 1 257
6   Brazil 3 1 11 1 9 8 10 10 8 6 12 9 14 211
7   Mexico 5 13 7 4 17 13 5 5 2 10 4 13 12 201
8   Germany 6 11 9 10 10 7 13 6 13 2 8 6 5 198
9   Denmark 7 19 8 8 14 6 7 7 17 18 8 19 133
10   Australia 14 16 13 14 12 14 8 12 12 16 9 11 10 115
11   Sweden 12 8 15 9 15 15 15 8 11 13 6 113
12   Scotland 9 13
13   Italy 16 16 10
14   Netherlands 13 8
Pos Country LBH   MTY   MIL   POR   CLE   TOR   EDM   SJO   DEN   MTL   LVS   SRF   MXC   Pts

Driver breakdownEdit

Pos Driver Team Entries Wins Podiums Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Pts
1   Bourdais   Newman-Haas Racing 13 6 7 11 12 5 358 348
2   Servià   Dale Coyne Racing
  Newman-Haas Racing
13 1 7 10 11 1 29 288
3   Wilson   RuSPORT 13 2 3 8 10 2 123 265
4   Tracy   Forsythe Championship Racing 13 2 7 7 8 3 512 246
5   Allmendinger   RuSPORT 13 -- 5 6 9 1 59 227
6   Vasser   PKV Racing 13 -- 2 4 9 1 27 217
7   Tagliani   Team Australia 13 -- 2 5 10 -- 5 207
8   Glock   Rocketsports Racing 13 -- 1 2 10 -- 19 202
9   Domínguez   Forsythe Championship Racing 13 -- 1 6 8 -- 2 198
10   Ranger   Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 13 -- 1 1 6 -- -- 140
11   da Matta   PKV Racing 13 1 1 1 5 -- 71 139
12   Bremer (R)   CTE Racing - HVM
  Dale Coyne Racing
12 -- -- -- 7 -- 31 139
13   Philippe   Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 13 -- -- -- 4 -- 23 117
14   Wirdheim (R)   CTE Racing - HVM 11 -- -- -- 4 -- 29 115
15   Hunter-Reay   Rocketsports Racing 11 -- -- -- 4 -- -- 110
16   Marshall (R)   Team Australia 12 -- -- -- 2 -- -- 104
17   R. Sperafico (R)   Dale Coyne Racing 13 -- -- -- 4 -- -- 92
18   Lavín   CTE Racing - HVM 6 -- -- 2 2 -- 5 72
19   Junqueira   Newman-Haas Racing 2 1 2 2 2 -- 17 59
20   A. Sperafico   CTE Racing - HVM 2 -- -- -- 1 -- -- 24
21   McDowell (R)   Rocketsports Racing 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 19
22   Power (R)   Team Australia 2 -- -- -- 1 -- -- 17
23   Dalziel (R)   Dale Coyne Racing 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- 13
24   Marques   Dale Coyne Racing 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 10
25   Valiante (R)   Dale Coyne Racing 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 10
26   del Monte (R)   Jensen Motorsport
  CTE Racing - HVM
2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 10
27   Zwolsman (R)   Team Australia 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 8
28   Richards (R)   CTE Racing - HVM 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 5
29   Goeters (R)   PKV Racing 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3

ReferencesEdit

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See alsoEdit