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2005 Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose

The 2005 Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose was the eighth round of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on July 31, 2005 on the streets of San Jose, California. Sébastien Bourdais swept both the pole and the race win. The race was notable for the large bump on the main straight where a light rail track crossed the course, the bump being large enough to cause the cars to catch air.

United States 2005 San Jose
Race details
Race 8 of 13 in the 2005 Champ Car season
San Jose, California street circuit track map--2005.svg
San Jose Track Layout
DateJuly 31, 2005
Official nameTaylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose
LocationStreets of San Jose
San Jose, California, United States
CourseTemporary Street Course
1.448 mi / 2.330 km
Distance93 laps
134.664 mi / 216.690 km
WeatherPartly Cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 84 °F (29 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 10.1 miles per hour (16.3 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time54.243
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time55.083 (on lap 90 of 93)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondPaul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)
ThirdOriol Servià (Newman/Haas Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Because of circuit construction issues on Friday, the Qualification 1 session was canceled. Only times from Saturday's Qualification 2 session were used to set the grid for the race.

Pos Nat Name Team Time
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 54.243
2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 54.305
3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 54.570
4   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 54.604
5   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 54.654
6   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 54.878
7   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 54.895
8   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 55.054
9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 55.093
10   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 55.414
11   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 55.434
12   Rodolfo Lavín HVM Racing 55.449
13   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 55.773
14   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 55.972
15   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 56.019
16   Ronnie Bremer Dale Coyne Racing 56.452
17   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 56.616
18   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 57.687

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 93 1:45:42.889 1 34
2 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 93 +3.724 secs 3 27
3 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 93 +10.383 secs 2 25
4 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 93 +11.323 secs 9 23
5 7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 93 +11.917 secs 5 21
6 8   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 93 +15.260 secs 7 19
7 19   Ronnie Bremer Dale Coyne Racing 93 +16.391 secs 16 19
8 4   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 93 +19.443 secs 8 16
9 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 89 + 4 Laps 17 13
10 21   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 77 Contact 13 11
11 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 60 Suspension 10 10
12 5   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 52 Mechanical 18 9
13 55   Rodolfo Lavín HVM Racing 40 Contact 12 8
14 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 36 Suspension 15 7
15 34   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 20 Oil pressure 6 6
16 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 13 Contact 11 5
17 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 12 Contact 4 4
18 11   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 0 Contact 14 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
2-5 Sperafico (11) contact
26-33 Debris
58-65 Hunter-Reay (31) stopped on course
66 Yellow restart
78-83 da Matta (21) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-28 Sébastien Bourdais
29-47 Ronnie Bremer
48-60 Sébastien Bourdais
61-71 Björn Wirdheim
72-93 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 63
Ronnie Bremer 19
Björn Wirdheim 11

Championship standings after the raceEdit