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2005 Chinese Grand Prix
2005 Chinese Grand Prix
Race 19 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One World Championship
Shanghai International Racing Circuit track map.svg
Race details
Date 16 October 2005
Official name 2005 Formula 1 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix
Location Shanghai International Circuit
Shanghai, China
Course Permanent Racing Facility
Course length 5.451 km (3.387 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 305.066 km (189.559 mi)
Weather Sunny
Attendance 270,000 (Weekend)[1]
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1.34.080
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1.33.242 on lap 56
Podium
First Renault
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third Toyota
Lap leaders

The 2005 Chinese Grand Prix (officially the 2005 Formula 1 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix)[2] was the nineteenth and final Formula One motor race of the 2005 Formula One season which took place on 16 October 2005 at the Shanghai International Circuit. This was the second Chinese Grand Prix to be held since the event's 2004 inception. The race was won by the new World Champion, Renault's Fernando Alonso. McLaren driver Kimi Räikkönen was four seconds behind in second position, a reflection of their season long duel for the championship. Toyota driver Ralf Schumacher was third. Renault won the Constructors' Championship at this race; they had led McLaren by two points before the start of the race. This was the final race for Antônio Pizzonia, the Minardi and Jordan teams, although both teams continued into 2006 under different names (Scuderia Toro Rosso and Midland F1 Racing respectively). This was also the last win for a car equipped with a 6-speed gearbox and with a V10 engine.

Friday drivers

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.

Race

During warmup, as the cars ran from the pits to line up on the grid, a slow-moving Michael Schumacher pulled left into the path of Christijan Albers who was at speed. The cars collided causing considerable damage to each, earning Schumacher a reprimand from the stewards after the race.[3] Both drivers changed to their teams' spare cars and started the race from the pitlane, along with Narain Karthikeyan. Alonso dominated the race, taking a lights-to-flag victory, capping a best ever season for Renault which included victories in both titles. Renault's number two driver Giancarlo Fisichella's chances of making the podium ended when he received a drive-through penalty for obstructive driving in the pits during the second safety car period. He ended the race less than a second behind Ralf Schumacher. Red Bull Racing's Christian Klien had a career best drive to take fifth position with Felipe Massa, Mark Webber and Jenson Button completing the point scoring finishers. Räikkönen recorded the race's fastest lap, a record equalling tenth for the season.

Classification

Qualifying

Qualifying took place on October 15.

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:34.080
2 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:34.401 +0.321
3 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.488 +0.408
4 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:34.801 +0.721
5 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.188 +1.108
6 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:35.301 +1.221
7 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:35.428 +1.348
8 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:35.610 +1.534
9 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:35.723 +1.645
10 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:35.739 +1.659
11 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:35.898 +1.818
12 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:36.044 +1.964
13 8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:36.445 +2.365
14 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 1:36.472 +2.392
15 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 1:36.707 +2.627
16 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:36.788 +2.708
17 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:37.083 +3.003
18 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:39.105 +5.025
19 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:39.233 +5.153
20 20 Monaco Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 1:39.460 +5.380
Source:[4]
The race was won by Fernando Alonso in the Renault.

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 56 1:39:53.618 1 10
2 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 56 +4.015 3 8
3 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 56 +25.376 9 6
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 56 +26.114 2 5
5 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 56 +31.839 14 4
6 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 56 +36.400 11 3
7 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 56 +36.842 10 2
8 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 56 +41.249 4 1
9 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 56 +44.247 7
10 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 56 +59.977 16
11 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 56 +1:24.648 19
12 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 +1:32.812 8
13 8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 55 Tyre 13
14 20 Monaco Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 55 Fuel pump 20
15 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 55 +1 Lap 12
16 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 50 Wheel nut 18 +
Ret 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 34 Gearbox 17
Ret 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 28 Accident 15 +
Ret 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 24 Engine 5
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 22 Spun off 6 +
Source:[2]

+ Michael Schumacher, Narain Karthikeyan and Christijan Albers started from the pit lane.

Championship standings after the race

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2016-04/23/content_24775634.htm
  2. ^ a b "2005 FORMULA 1(TM) Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix - Race". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Salisbury, Matt (19 October 2005). "Albers: Schumacher admitted error". Crash. Crash Media Group. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "2005 FORMULA 1(TM) Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix - Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 5 December 2013. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ a b "China 2005 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.


Coordinates: 31°20?20?N 121°13?11?E / 31.33889°N 121.21972°E / 31.33889; 121.21972


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