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The 2005 Molson Indy Toronto was the sixth round of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on July 10, 2005 on the streets of Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sébastien Bourdais was the pole sitter and Justin Wilson won the race. It was the first American open wheel victory for the British driver. Sébastien Bourdais took the season points lead by finishing second and would end up keeping the points lead for the remainder of the season.

Canada 2005 Toronto
Race details
Race 6 of 13 in the 2005 Champ Car season
Toronto, Ontario street circuit track map.svg
Exhibition Place track layout
DateJuly 10, 2005
Official nameMolson Indy Toronto
LocationExhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CourseTemporary Street Course
1.755 mi / 2.824 km
Distance86 laps
150.930 mi / 242.864 km
WeatherSunny with temperatures reaching up to 32 °C (90 °F); with temperatures dropping slightly to 25.7 °C (78.3 °F) by the end of the event[1]
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time58.552
Fastest lap
DriverJustin Wilson (RuSPORT)
Time59.940 (on lap 79 of 86)
Podium
FirstJustin Wilson (RuSPORT)
SecondOriol Servià (Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdAlex Tagliani (Team Australia)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 59.010 58.552 58.552
2   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 58.887 58.594 58.594
3   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 59.519 58.554 58.554
4   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 1:00.013 58.795 58.795
5   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 59.248 58.821 58.821
6   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 59.380 59.089 59.089
7   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 59.507 59.256 59.256
8   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 59.372 59.451 59.372
9   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 59.578 59.416 59.416
10   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:00.477 59.448 59.448
11   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:00.478 59.486 59.486
12   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 1:00.402 59.705 59.705
13   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.687 59.961 59.961
14   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 1:01.992 1:00.189 1:00.189
15   Alex Sperafico HVM Racing 1:00.686 1:00.336 1:00.336
16   Ryan Dalziel Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.877 1:00.436 1:00.436
17   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 1:00.783 1:00.591 1:00.591
18   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 1:01.015 1:00.613 1:00.613

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 86 1:46:10.177 3 33
2 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 86 +0.730 secs* 4 28
3 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 86 +1.695 secs 5 25
4 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 86 +1.868 secs 7 23
5 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 86 +2.558 secs 1 23
6 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 86 +3.234 secs 17 20
7 8   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 86 +4.698 secs 14 17
8 55   Alex Sperafico HVM Racing 86 +5.377 secs 15 15
9 19   Ryan Dalziel Dale Coyne Racing 85 + 1 Lap 16 13
10 34   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 85 + 1 Lap 10 11
11 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 83 Shut off 11 10
12 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 80 Contact 9 9
13 7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 80 Contact 6 8
14 5   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 65 Contact 18 7
15 4   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 60 Contact 12 6
16 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 57 Out of fuel 2 7
17 21   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 56 Contact 8 4
18 11   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 55 Contact 13 3

* Race finished under caution.

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
57-61 da Matta (21) & R. Sperafico (11) contact
62-65 Wirdheim (4) contact
66-71 Marshall (5), Philippe (34) & Glock (8) contact
81-86 Allmendinger (10) & Domínguez (7) contact; Ranger (27) stall

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-34 Sébastien Bourdais
35-56 Paul Tracy
57-76 Oriol Servià
77-86 Justin Wilson
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 34
Paul Tracy 22
Oriol Servià 20
Justin Wilson 10
  • New Race Record Justin Wilson 1:46:10.177
  • Average Speed 85.296 mph

Championship standings after the raceEdit