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The 2005 Malaysian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Sepang on 20 March 2005.

2005 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race 2 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 20 March 2005
Official name Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix
Location Sepang International Circuit
Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.543 km (3.444 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 310.408 km (192.879 mi)
Weather Fine
Attendance 106,422 (Weekend) [1]
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 3:07.672 (2 laps)
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:35.483 on lap 23
Podium
First Renault
Second Toyota
Third Williams-BMW

Race reportEdit

This was another dominant win from Renault, as Fernando Alonso secured his first win of the season from pole position. At the start he led from Jarno Trulli, before finishing the race 20-odd seconds ahead of the Italian, claiming Toyota's first ever podium position.

Third place was taken by Nick Heidfeld in the Williams. He had been trailing Alonso's team-mate Giancarlo Fisichella, and his own teammate Mark Webber who collided at the end of lap 35. Having been passed by the Australian, Fisichella attempted to retake the position on the inside heading into the final corner, but lost control and slid into Webber's car.

Fourth was McLaren's Juan Pablo Montoya, after starting from 11th on the grid. He was followed home by Ralf Schumacher, David Coulthard, Michael Schumacher and Christian Klien. This made it four points finishes from four starts for Red Bull Racing. Kimi Räikkönen suffered a puncture immediately after his pitstop, and despite setting the fastest lap was unable to make up enough positions to score any points.

After retiring from the Australian Grand Prix a lap from the end, which caused the rules to be changed, Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson retired on the second lap of the race, both from engine failures. Davidson was substituting at British American Racing, as regular driver Takuma Sato was forced to withdraw with a fever. Alonso's win made him the first Spaniard ever to lead the Formula 1 World Championship.

The race ended Ferrari's run of 22 consecutive podium finishes, which started at the 2003 Italian Grand Prix.

The race also marked Rubens Barrichello's 200th Grand Prix.

Friday driversEdit

The bottom 6 teams in the 2004 Constructors' Championship were entitled to run a third car in free practice on Friday. These drivers drove on Friday but did not compete in qualifying or the race.

Constructor Nat Driver
McLaren-Mercedes   Pedro de la Rosa
Sauber-Petronas none
Red Bull-Cosworth   Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toyota   Ricardo Zonta
Jordan-Toyota   Robert Doornbos
Minardi-Cosworth none

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Total Gap
1 5   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:32.582 1:35.090 3:07.672
2 16   Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:32.672 1:35.253 3:07.925 +0.253
3 6   Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:32.765 1:35.683 3:08.448 +0.776
4 7   Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:33.204 1:35.700 3:08.904 +1.232
5 17   Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:33.106 1:35.901 3:09.007 +1.335
6 9   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.839 1:36.644 3:09.483 +1.811
7 15   Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 1:33.724 1:35.865 3:09.589 +1.917
8 14   David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:33.809 1:35.891 3:09.700 +2.028
9 3   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:33.616 1:36.216 3:09.832 +2.160
10 8   Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 1:33.464 1:36.453 3:09.917 +2.245
11 10   Juan-Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:33.333 1:36.757 3:10.090 +2.418
12 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:34.162 1:37.340 3:11.502 +3.830
13 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:34.072 1:37.561 3:11.633 +3.961
14 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:34.151 1:37.733 3:11.884 +4.212
15 4   Anthony Davidson BAR-Honda 1:34.866 1:37.024 3:11.890 +4.218
16 11   Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:34.887 1:38.108 3:12.995 +5.323
17 19   Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 1:37.806 1:39.850 3:17.656 +9.984
18 18   Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:37.856 1:40.106 3:17.962 +10.290
19 20   Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 1:39.268 1:41.918 3:21.186 +13.514
20 21   Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:40.432 1:42.569 3:23.001 +15.329
Sources:[2][3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Fernando Alonso Renault 56 1:31:33.736 1 10
2 16   Jarno Trulli Toyota 56 +24.327 2 8
3 8   Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 56 +32.188 10 6
4 10   Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 56 +41.631 11 5
5 17   Ralf Schumacher Toyota 56 +51.854 5 4
6 14   David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 56 +1:12.543 8 3
7 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 56 +1:19.988 13 2
8 15   Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 56 +1:20.835 7 1
9 9   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 56 +1:21.580 6
10 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 55 +1 Lap 14
11 19   Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 54 +2 Laps 17
12 18   Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 53 +3 Laps 18
13 21   Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 52 +4 Laps 19
Ret 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 49 Handling 12
Ret 6   Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 36 Collision 3
Ret 7   Mark Webber Williams-BMW 36 Collision 4
Ret 11   Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 26 Spun Off 16
Ret 3   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 2 Engine 9
Ret 4   Anthony Davidson BAR-Honda 2 Engine 15
Ret 20   Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 2 Spun Off 20
Source:[4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.racefans.net/2017/02/08/are-tickets-too-dear-attendance-fell-at-some-tracks-in-2016/
  2. ^ "2005 FORMULA 1™ Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ "2005 FORMULA 1™ Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix - Sunday Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ "2005 FORMULA 1™ Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix - Race". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Malaysia 2005 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.


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Coordinates: 2°45′39″N 101°44′18″E / 2.76083°N 101.73833°E / 2.76083; 101.73833