2005 Turkish Grand Prix
The 2005 Turkish Grand Prix (officially the 2005 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 21 August 2005 at Istanbul Park, Tuzla, Turkey. It was the fourteenth race of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship and the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix.
|2005 Turkish Grand Prix|
|Race 14 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One World Championship|
|Date||21 August 2005|
|Official name||2005 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||5.340 km (3.318 mi)|
|Distance||58 laps, 309.356 km (192.225 mi)|
|Weather||Sunny; 30°C Air; 45°C Track|
|Driver||Juan Pablo Montoya||McLaren-Mercedes|
|Time||1:24.770 on lap 39 (lap record)|
The 58-lap race was won by Finnish driver Kimi Räikkönen, driving a McLaren-Mercedes. Räikkönen took his fifth victory of the season after starting from pole position and leading every lap. Räikkönen's Colombian teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya, ran second until he collided with a backmarker and then ran wide in the closing laps, allowing Spaniard Fernando Alonso through in his Renault.
With five races remaining, Alonso led the Drivers' Championship by 24 points from Räikkönen, while Renault's lead over McLaren in the Constructors' Championship was nine points.
The bottom six 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.
|McLaren-Mercedes||Pedro de la Rosa|
|Red Bull-Cosworth||Vitantonio Liuzzi|
|4||10||Juan Pablo Montoya||McLaren-Mercedes||1:27.352||+0.555|
|10||15||Christian Klien||Red Bull-Cosworth||1:28.963||+2.166|
|12||14||David Coulthard||Red Bull-Cosworth||1:29.764||+2.967|
|17||20||Robert Doornbos||Minardi-Cosworth||no time|
|18||11||Jacques Villeneuve||Sauber-Petronas||no time|
- Takuma Sato was found guilty of blocking Mark Webber and was relegated to the back of the grid, behind Michael Schumacher who had a spin at Turn 9 and had his V10 engine changed following qualification. Sato was unaware of Webber approaching as he had been reported to have no radio contact with the BAR team.
- Robert Doornbos failed to set a time after his Minardi's brakes caught fire due to an incorrect brake pipe fitting.
- Narain Karthikeyan's Jordan suffered two engine failures.
|2||5||Fernando Alonso||Renault||58||+ 18.609||3||8|
|3||10||Juan Pablo Montoya||McLaren-Mercedes||58||+ 19.635||4||6|
|4||6||Giancarlo Fisichella||Renault||58||+ 37.973||2||5|
|5||3||Jenson Button||BAR-Honda||58||+ 39.304||13||4|
|6||16||Jarno Trulli||Toyota||58||+ 55.420||5||3|
|7||14||David Coulthard||Red Bull-Cosworth||58||+ 1:09.292||12||2|
|8||15||Christian Klien||Red Bull-Cosworth||58||+ 1:11.622||10||1|
|9||4||Takuma Sato||BAR-Honda||58||+ 1:19.987||20|
|10||2||Rubens Barrichello||Ferrari||57||+ 1 Lap||11|
|11||11||Jacques Villeneuve||Sauber-Petronas||57||+ 1 Lap||16|
|12||17||Ralf Schumacher||Toyota||57||+ 1 Lap||9|
|13||20||Robert Doornbos||Minardi-Cosworth||55||+ 3 Laps||17|
|14||19||Narain Karthikeyan||Jordan-Toyota||55||+ 3 Laps||18|
|15||18||Tiago Monteiro||Jordan-Toyota||55||+ 3 Laps||14|
|Ret||1||Michael Schumacher||Ferrari||32||Collision Damage||19|
- Michael Schumacher and Mark Webber collided on lap 14. The rear suspension of Schumacher's Ferrari was damaged, but after repairs he rejoined the race to improve his qualifying slot for the next race in Italy by three positions. Webber's Williams lost the nose cone.
- Felipe Massa lost the front wing and bargeboard from his Sauber in a first-corner collision with the Williams of former teammate Nick Heidfeld. After replacements were fitted, Massa continued racing until his engine failed on lap 29.
- Both Williams cars retired from the race due to right-rear tyre failures - Webber on lap 21 and Heidfeld on lap 30.
- Juan Pablo Montoya was running second on the penultimate lap when he clashed with the Jordan of Tiago Monteiro, damaging his diffuser. On the next lap Montoya ran straight ahead at Turn 8, allowing Fernando Alonso to pass him.
- Montoya's fastest lap was over two seconds faster than his teammate's qualifying time.
Championship standings after the raceEdit
- Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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