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The 2005 German Grand Prix (formally the LXVII Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland) was a Formula One motor race held on 24 July 2005 in the Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany at 14:00 CEST (UTC+2). The 67-lap race was the twelfth round of the 2005 Formula One season. Renault driver Fernando Alonso won the race, taking his sixth victory of the season, whilst Juan Pablo Montoya finished second for the McLaren team. BAR-Honda driver Jenson Button, completed the podium by finishing in third position. It was his first podium finish of the season, because the BAR team had been disqualified from the San Marino Grand Prix.

2005 German Grand Prix
Race 12 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 24 July 2005
Official name LXVII Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.574 km (2.842 mi)
Distance 67 laps, 306.458 km (190.424 mi)
Weather Cloudy with drizzle, but staying dry during the race. Air temp: 24°C.
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:14.320
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:14.873 on lap 24
Podium
First Renault
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third BAR-Honda

As a consequence of the race, Alonso extended his lead in the Drivers' Championship by 10 points to 36 points over his main title rival, McLaren driver Kimi Räikkönen, who had retired from the lead of the race, but still remained second in the standings. Ferrari driver and reigning world champion Michael Schumacher, finished the race in fifth position and retained third place in the standings, albeit being 40 points behind Alonso. Juan Pablo Montoya was still in fourth, and Rubens Barichello remained fifth despite finishing out of the points. In the Constructors' Championship, Renault extended their lead to 22 points from title rivals McLaren. McLaren increased the gap between themselves and third placed Ferrari to 17 points, whilst Toyota and Williams remained fourth and fifth respectively.

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Kimi Räikkönen qualified first and maintained this position after the start and first round of pitstops. Meanwhile, his teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, had gained nine positions in the first lap after he had failed to set a qualifying time and started last on the grid.

However, on lap 35, Räikkönen's car suffered a hydraulics failure forcing his retirement from the race. This meant that Fernando Alonso inherited first position. It was Räikkönen's fifth consecutive retirement at the circuit. Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello suffered from the poor durability of the Bridgestone tyres on their Ferraris again, particularly Schumacher who had chosen a softer compound. This allowed Jenson Button to overtake Schumacher to take second place, although he quickly pitted, allowing Montoya take gain the position. Montoya then managed to stay ahead of Button after his own second stop. In the final laps of the race, Schumacher's problems allowed Giancarlo Fisichella to take his fourth place. During the race Jacques Villeneuve was in three separate collisions; he clashed with Barrichello on lap 1, Robert Doornbos on lap 4, and Tiago Monteiro on lap 27.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 9   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.320 -
2 3   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:14.759 +0.439
3 5   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:14.904 +0.586
4 6   Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:14.927 +0.609
5 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:15.006 +0.688
6 7   Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:15.070 +0.752
7 8   Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 1:15.403 +1.083
8 4   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:15.501 +1.181
9 16   Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:15.532 +1.212
10 15   Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 1:15.635 +1.315
11 14   David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:15.679 +1.359
12 17   Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:15.689 +1.369
13 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:16.009 +1.691
14 11   Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:16.012 +1.694
15 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:16.230 +1.910
16 21   Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:17.519 +3.199
17 20   Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 1:18.313 +3.993
18 18   Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:18.599 +4.279
19 10   Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes - -
20 19   Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota - Engine Penalty
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Fernando Alonso Renault 67 1:26:28.599 3 10
2 10   Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 67 +22.569 19 † 8
3 3   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 67 +24.422 2 6
4 6   Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 67 +50.587 4 5
5 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 67 +51.690 5 4
6 17   Ralf Schumacher Toyota 67 +52.242 12 3
7 14   David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 67 +52.700 11 2
8 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 67 +56.570 13 1
9 15   Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 67 +1:09.818 10
10 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 66 +1 lap 15
11 8   Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 66 +1 lap 7
12 4   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 66 +1 lap 8
13 21   Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 65 +2 laps 16
14 16   Jarno Trulli Toyota 64 Engine 9
15 11   Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 64 +3 laps 14
16 19   Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 64 +3 laps 20
17 18   Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 64 +3 laps 18
18 20   Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 63 +4 laps 17
NC 7   Mark Webber Williams-BMW 55 +12 laps 6
Ret 9   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 35 Hydraulics 1
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FORMULA 1™ Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland 2005 - Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "FORMULA 1™ Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland 2005 - Race". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Germany 2005 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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