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2005 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton

The 2005 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton was the seventh round of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents: the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on July 17, 2005 at Finning International Speedway, a temporary course laid out at Edmonton City Centre Airport in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A. J. Allmendinger won the pole, the first of his career, and Sébastien Bourdais was the race winner.

Canada 2005 West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton
Race details
Race 7 of 13 in the 2005 Champ Car season
Edmonton Grand Prix racing track.svg
DateJuly 17, 2005
Official nameWest Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton
LocationFinning International Speedway
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
CourseTemporary Airport Course
1.973 mi / 3.175 km
Distance88 laps
173.624 mi / 279.400 km
WeatherPartly cloudy with temperatures reaching up to 24 °C (75 °F)[1]
Pole position
DriverA. J. Allmendinger (United States RuSPORT)
Time58.628
Fastest lap
DriverA. J. Allmendinger (United States RuSPORT)
Time59.900 (on lap 51 of 88)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (United States Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondOriol Servià (United States Newman/Haas Racing)
ThirdPaul Tracy (United States Forsythe Championship Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 58.628 1:01.070 58.628
2   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 58.954 58.954
3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 59.497 1:01.529 59.497
4   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 59.592 1:08.689 59.592
5   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 59.769 9:08.142 59.769
6   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 59.782 59.782
7   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 59.873 59.873
8   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 59.990 1:04.774 59.990
9   Timo Glock (R) Rocketsports Racing 1:00.121 8:09.776 1:00.121
10   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:00.462 1:02.799 1:00.462
11   Björn Wirdheim (R) HVM Racing 1:00.569 9:11.405 1:00.569
12   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:00.777 1:04.065 1:00.777
13   Ricardo Sperafico (R) Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.884 1:03.512 1:00.884
14   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 1:00.916 1:03.593 1:00.916
15   Andrew Ranger (R) Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:01.271 1:03.698 1:01.271
16   Ronnie Bremer (R) Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.349 1:02.184 1:01.349
17   Alex Sperafico HVM Racing 1:01.984 1:06.247 1:01.984
18   Marcus Marshall (R) Team Australia 1:03.811 1:03.823 1:03.811

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 88 1:38:55.730 10 32
2 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 88 +0.596 secs 4 28
3 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 88 +1.335 secs 3 26
4 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 88 +1.615 secs 2 24
5 7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 88 +12.042 secs 8 21
6 19   Ronnie Bremer (R) Dale Coyne Racing 88 +12.397 secs 16 20
7 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 87 + 1 Lap 6 17
8 5   Marcus Marshall (R) Team Australia 87 + 1 Lap 18 15
9 34   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 87 + 1 Lap 12 13
10 11   Ricardo Sperafico (R) Dale Coyne Racing 87 + 1 Lap 13 11
11 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 86 + 2 Laps 7 10
12 55   Alex Sperafico HVM Racing 86 + 2 Laps 17 9
13 8   Timo Glock (R) Rocketsports Racing 83 Contact 9 8
14 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 80 Contact 1 11
15 4   Björn Wirdheim (R) HVM Racing 74 Contact 11 6
16 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 51 Out of fuel 14 5
17 21   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 7 Suspension 5 4
18 27   Andrew Ranger (R) Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 3 Suspension 15 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
26-29 Vasser (12) off course
30 Tracy (3) improper restart procedure
76-79 Wirdheim (4) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-18 A. J. Allmendinger
19-48 Paul Tracy
49-52 Justin Wilson
53-57 A. J. Allmendinger
58-59 Oriol Servià
60-62 Sébastien Bourdais
63-79 A. J. Allmendinger
80-88 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
A. J. Allmendinger 40
Paul Tracy 30
Sébastien Bourdais 12
Justin Wilson 4
Oriol Servià 2

Championship standings after the raceEdit