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2005 Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey

The 2005 Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix was the second round of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on May 22, 2005 on the streets of Fundidora Park in Monterrey, Mexico. Sébastien Bourdais was the polesitter and the race winner was Bruno Junqueira. The race was Junqueria's eighth and last victory in an American open wheel racing event. Junqueria was seriously injured in a crash at the 2005 Indianapolis 500 the following weekend and missed the rest of the Champ Car season.

Mexico 2005 Monterrey
Race details
Race 2 of 13 in the 2005 Champ Car season
Fundidora Park Raceway.svg
Fundidora Park track layout
DateMay 22, 2005
Official nameTecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix Presented by Roshfrans
LocationFundidora Park
Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
CourseTemporary street circuit
2.104 mi / 3.386 km
Distance76 laps
159.904 mi / 257.336 km
WeatherHot and Hazy
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:13.627
Fastest lap
DriverTimo Glock (Rocketsports Racing)
Time1:15.307 (on lap 31 of 76)
Podium
FirstBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondAndrew Ranger (Mi-Jack Conquest Racing)
ThirdAlex Tagliani (Team Australia)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:14.967 1:13.627 1:13.627
2   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:15.836 1:14.204 1:14.204
3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:22.302 1:14.321 1:14.321
4   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:16.217 1:14.342 1:14.342
5   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:15.248 1:14.649 1:14.649
6   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 1:16.306 1:14.817 1:14.817
7   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 1:17.481 1:14.922 1:14.922
8   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:16.519 1:15.032 1:15.032
9   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 1:16.537 1:15.118 1:15.118
10   Ronnie Bremer HVM Racing 1:16.853 1:15.258 1:15.258
11   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:16.345 1:15.261 1:15.261
12   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 1:16.454 1:15.288 1:15.288
13   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:18.067 1:15.487 1:15.487
14   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:16.332 1:15.610 1:15.610
15   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 1:17.671 1:15.692 1:15.692
16   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 1:17.794 1:16.140 1:16.140
17   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 1:17.864 1:16.252 1:16.252
18   Jorge Goeters PKV Racing 1:19.225 1:16.412 1:16.412
19   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 1:18.421 1:17.842 1:17.842

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 76 2:03:38.021 5 32
2 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 76 +1.376 secs 14 28
3 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 76 +2.847 secs 4 25
4 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 76 +8.234 secs 2 23
5 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 76 +9.162 secs 1 24
6 21   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 76 +9.818 secs 9 19
7 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 76 +11.558 secs 17 17
8 4   Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 76 +19.074 secs 15 16
9 19   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 76 +20.967 secs 7 13
10 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 75 + 1 Lap 11 11
11 8   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 69 Contact 12 11
12 34   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 68 Contact 13 10
13 7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 56 Contact 6 8
14 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 54 Contact 8 7
15 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 49 Contact 3 7
16 5   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 39 Contact 19 5
17 11   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 28 Lost wheel 16 4
18 52   Jorge Goeters PKV Racing 23 Gearbox 18 3
19 55   Ronnie Bremer HVM Racing 13 Drive shaft 10 2

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
9-12 Glock (8) spin/stall
16-18 Bremer (55) stopped on course
21-23 Sperafico (11) spin/stall
33-36 Sperafico (11) contact
38-40 Vasser (12) spin/stall
45-48 Glock (8) & Vasser (12) contact
57-60 Domínguez (7) & Vasser (12) contact
64-66 Allmendinger (10) spin/stall
69-72 Glock (8) & Philippe (34) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-17 Sébastien Bourdais
18-28 Nelson Philippe
29-36 Björn Wirdheim
37-45 Paul Tracy
46-57 Nelson Philippe
58-67 Björn Wirdheim
68-76 Bruno Junqueira
 
Driver Laps led
Nelson Philippe 23
Björn Wirdheim 18
Sébastien Bourdais 17
Bruno Junqueira 9
Paul Tracy 9

Championship standings after the raceEdit