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The 2005 Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland was the fifth round of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on June 26, 2005 at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio. Due to the controversy at the 2005 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis, any fan who had a ticket to the 2005 United States GP was granted free admission to this race. Paul Tracy swept both the pole and the race win, his second victory of the season.

United States 2005 Cleveland
Race details
Race 5 of 13 in the 2005 Champ Car season
Cleveland Street Course at Burke Lakefront Airport.svg
Burke Lakefront Airport Track Layout
DateJune 26, 2005
Official nameChamp Car Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by U.S. Bank
LocationBurke Lakefront Airport
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
CourseTemporary Airport Course
2.106 mi / 3.389 km
Distance91 laps
191.646 mi / 308.399 km
WeatherHazy with temperatures reaching up to 90 °F (32 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverPaul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
Time57.419
Fastest lap
DriverOriol Servià (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time58.616 (on lap 90 of 91)
Podium
FirstPaul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
SecondA. J. Allmendinger (RuSPORT)
ThirdOriol Servià (Newman/Haas Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 58.440 57.419 57.419
2   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 58.436 57.424 57.424
3   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 58.576 57.559 57.559
4   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 59.581 57.801 57.801
5   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 58.705 57.836 57.836
6   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 58.920 57.917 57.917
7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 58.546 57.942 57.942
8   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 58.835 58.029 58.029
9   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 59.158 58.126 58.126
10   Tarso Marques Dale Coyne Racing 59.819 58.335 58.335
11   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 59.346 58.385 58.385
12   Ronnie Bremer HVM Racing 59.435 58.471 58.471
13   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 59.970 58.493 58.493
14   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 59.395 58.693 58.693
15   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 59.789 58.844 58.844
16   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 58.986 1:10.166 58.986
17   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.390 59.128 59.128
18   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 1:01.135 59.200 59.200

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 91 1:45:43.856 1 33
2 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 91 +3.113 secs 9 28
3 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 91 +3.914 secs 6 26
4 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 91 +10.185 secs 5 24
5 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 91 +13.262 secs 3 21
6 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 91 +20.361 secs 8 19
7 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 91 +23.489 secs 16 18
8 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 91 +25.212 secs 4 15
9 11   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 91 +31.736 secs 17 13
10 8   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 91 +47.725 secs 11 11
11 19   Tarso Marques Dale Coyne Racing 90 + 1 Lap 10 10
12 5   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 89 + 2 Laps 18 9
13 34   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 89 + 2 Laps 15 8
14 55   Ronnie Bremer HVM Racing 80 Engine 12 7
15 4   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 51 Contact 13 6
16 21   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 50 Contact 2 7
17 7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 38 Contact 7 4
18 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 1 Contact 14 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-3 Wirdheim (4) & Hunter-Reay (31) contact
26-33 Domínguez (7) & Wilson (9) contact
36-37 Debris
54-59 Wirdheim (4) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-29 Paul Tracy
30-50 Cristiano da Matta
51-56 Paul Tracy
57-75 A. J. Allmendinger
76-80 Paul Tracy
81-85 Alex Tagliani
86-91 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Paul Tracy 46
Cristiano da Matta 21
A. J. Allmendinger 19
Alex Tagliani 5
  • New Race Record Paul Tracy 1:45:43.856
  • Average Speed 108.755 mph

Championship standings after the raceEdit