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The 2005 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race, held on 8 May 2005 at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

2005 Spanish Grand Prix
Race 5 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date May 8, 2005
Official name Gran Premio Marlboro de España
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.627 km (2.875 mi)
Distance 66 laps, 305.256 km (189.677 mi)
Weather Sunny, warm
Attendance 115,900
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Mercedes
Time 2:31.421 (aggregate)
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault
Time 1:15.641 on lap 66
Podium
First McLaren-Mercedes
Second Renault
Third Toyota

Kimi Räikkönen started on pole position ahead of Mark Webber, who set the fastest lap during the second qualifying session to claim the front row, leaving championship leader Fernando Alonso on the second row in third. Right from the start Räikkönen started pulling away at a blistering pace, setting the fastest lap thirteen times in only twenty four laps. Alonso's tyres wore down and he was forced to take care of them and come home in second place, never taking the lead from Räikkönen.

Webber had a dismal start, losing second and then third to Alonso and Ralf Schumacher, respectively. After the first round of pitstops he lost three positions and had to battle his way back to finish in sixth. Alonso's teammate Giancarlo Fisichella moved around constantly in the field, but managed to end up in fifth from sixth on the grid.

Jarno Trulli had a good race, ending up on the podium in third ahead of his teammate Ralf Schumacher, who fell behind after the first round of pitstops. Meanwhile, Räikkönen's teammate Juan Pablo Montoya had an average race, moving around in the field but still only managing a seventh place. It was his return from a two-race absence to recover from a shoulder injury. David Coulthard claimed the final points-paying position in eighth after starting from ninth.

Some of the retirements included Michael Schumacher, whose tyre failed on lap 47, his third retirement of the year. Jacques Villeneuve also had to retire on lap 52 after a water leak resulted in his engine overheating.

This was Räikkönen's first victory of 2005.

Contents

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   Christian Klien
Toyota   Ricardo Zonta
Jordan-Toyota   Robert Doornbos
Minardi-Cosworth none

B.A.R-Honda were banned following weight irregularities, and thus did not run a third car.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 order Q1 time Q1 pos Q1+Q2 time
1 9   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 4 1:14.819 3 2:31.421
2 7   Mark Webber Williams-BMW 13 1:15.042 6 2:31.668
3 5   Fernando Alonso Renault 18 1:14.811 2 2:31.691
4 17   Ralf Schumacher Toyota 11 1:14.870 4 2:31.917
5 16   Jarno Trulli Toyota 15 1:14.795 1 2:31.995
6 6   Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 2 1:15.601 8 2:32.830
7 10   Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1 1:15.902 12 2:33.472
8 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 17 1:15.398 7 2:33.551
9 14   David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 9 1:15.795 10 2:34.168
10 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 10 1:15.863 11 2:34.224
11 15   Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth 12 1:16.288 13 2:35.302
12 11   Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 16 1:16.794 14 2:36.480
13 19   Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 8 1:18.557 15 2:39.268
14 18   Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 7 1:19.040 16 2:39.943
15 21   Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 6 1:19.563 17 2:41.141
16 20   Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 3 1:20.306 18 2:42.759
17 8   Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 14 1:15.038 5 none
18 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 5 1:15.746 9 none
Sources:[1][2]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 66 1:27:16.830 1 10
2 5   Fernando Alonso Renault 66 +27.652 3 8
3 16   Jarno Trulli Toyota 66 +45.947 5 6
4 17   Ralf Schumacher Toyota 66 +46.719 4 5
5 6   Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 66 +57.936 6 4
6 7   Mark Webber Williams-BMW 66 +1:08.542 2 3
7 10   Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 65 +1 lap 7 2
8 14   David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 65 +1 lap 9 1
9 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 65 +1 lap 16  
10 8   Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 65 +1 lap 17  
11 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 63 Wheel rim 10  
12 18   Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 63 +3 laps 18  
13 19   Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 63 +3 laps 13  
Ret 11   Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 51 Engine 12  
Ret 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 46 Puncture 8  
Ret 21   Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 19 Gearbox 14  
Ret 20   Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 11 Spun off 15  
Ret 15   Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth 9 Spun off 11  
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FORMULA 1™ Gran Premio de Espana 2005 - Saturday Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 29 January 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "FORMULA 1™ Gran Premio de Espana 2005 - Sunday Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 29 January 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ "FORMULA 1™ Gran Premio de Espana 2005 - Race". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Spain 2005 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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Coordinates: 41°34′12″N 2°15′40″E / 41.57000°N 2.26111°E / 41.57000; 2.26111