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The 2005 British Grand Prix, formally known as the LVIII Foster's British Grand Prix, was the eleventh round of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, UK, on 10 July 2005.[1] The race would see Juan Pablo Montoya and Fernando Alonso duel for victory, as traffic prevented either driver from escaping up the road.[1]

Qualifying had seen Alonso win the battle for pole position, beating Kimi Räikkönen in the #9 McLaren-Mercedes by 0.027s, although an engine change meant the Finn would start in twelfth.[1] Jenson Button was a strong third in front of his home fans, while Montoya secured fourth in the second McLaren.[1]

Ahead of the race there was a minute's silence, held as a mark of respect for those who were killed in the London Bombings on 7 July 2005.[1] Those terrorist acts had caused some concern over security for the British Grand Prix, although there were no concerns on race day itself.[1]

The start of the race itself would come without controversy, with FIA director Charlie Whiting opting to start the race in-spite of the fact that Takuma Sato had stalled on the run to the grid.[1] Fortunately the field would start ahead of the Japanese racer's stranded BAR-Honda, as Montoya got the jump on Button, while Räikkönen swept into the top ten.[1]

Montoya's charge would carry him past Alonso over the rest of the opening lap, before all battles were halted due to the Safety Car.[1] This was called upon to allow Sato's stranded BAR to be plucked from the grid, with the race resuming a lap later with Sato rejoining two laps down.[1]

With the race fully underway Montoya was able to build a small lead, although Alonso remained a significant threat to the McLaren during the early stages.[1] They both quickly dropped Button in third, leaving the Brit to fend off Rubens Barrichello, and Giancarlo Fisichella, while Jarno Trulli would form another bottle neck, keeping Michael Schumacher and Räikkönen at bay.[1]

The battles in the field would last through to the first round of stops, with Montoya pitting a lap early on lap 21 due to traffic.[1] Alonso stopped two laps later and made a faster stop, and hence emerged alongside the McLaren on the run to Maggotts, although the Colombian racer had the better line and hence reclaimed the lead.[1]

Fisichella was the big winner during the first round of stops, clearing Button and Barrichello, while Räikkönen also moved ahead of Trulli and Schumacher.[1] Barrichello's second of three stops then released the #9 McLaren to attack Button as Montoya and Alonso battled each other through the traffic out front.[1]

The second and final round of stops for the two stoppers began on lap 43, with Button making his final stop to release Räikkönen.[1] Montoya subsequently stopped from the lead two laps later, Räikkönen on the next, and would jump Button, while Fisichella stalled making his stop on lap 46 and hence dropped down the order.[1]

Alonso, meanwhile, would stay out until lap 49, but his bid for victory in clear air was halted by Trulli on his final lap, and hence meant he lost all the time he had gained.[1] He duly rejoined just a second behind Montoya with ten laps to go, with traffic ahead potentially allowing the Spaniard to attack.[1]

Yet, it was not to be, with Montoya playing the traffic perfectly to secure victory, 2.7s ahead of Alonso.[1] Räikkönen was a distant third to complete the podium, with Fisichella having threatened the #9 McLaren until the Finn set a series of fastest laps.[1] The remaining points went to Button, Schumacher, Barrichello and Ralf Schumacher of Toyota.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Fernando Alonso secured his fifth win of the season to extend his Championship lead, leaving France with 24 points in hand. Kimi Räikkönen was still his closest challenger, moving onto 45 points for the campaign, while Michael Schumacher had slipped 29 points off the lead in third. Jarno Trulli and Rubens Barrichello completed the top five, while Jenson Button had become the 22nd scorer of the campaign with his first points of the season.

In the Constructors Championship it had been another strong day for Renault, leaving France with 89 points and an increased lead. McLaren-Mercedes remained their nearest threat, slipping eighteen points behind, while Ferrari had moved closer to their Anglo-German rivals, sitting just two behind. Toyota and Williams-BMW were next, while BAR-Honda's first points of the campaign ensured all ten constructors had scored.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2005 British Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2005 Ferrari 055 3.0 V10 B
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2005 Ferrari 055 3.0 V10 B
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 007 Honda RA005E 3.0 V10 M
4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 007 Honda RA005E 3.0 V10 M
5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R25 Renault RS25 3.0 V10 M
6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R25 Renault RS25 3.0 V10 M
7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW27 BMW P84-5 3.0 V10 M
8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW27 BMW P84-5 3.0 V10 M
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-20 Mercedes FO 110R 3.0 V10 M
10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-20 Mercedes FO 110R 3.0 V10 M
11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber C24 Petronas 05A 3.0 V10 M
12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber C24 Petronas 05A 3.0 V10 M
14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB1 Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 M
15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB1 Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 M
16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF105 Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 M
17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF105 Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 M
18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan Grand Prix Jordan EJ15 Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 B
19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan Grand Prix Jordan EJ15 Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 B
20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi PS04B Ford Cosworth CRL-3 3.0 V10 B
21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi PS04B Ford Cosworth CRL-3 3.0 V10 B
Test Drivers for Practice Sessions Only
35 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-20 Mercedes FO 110R 3.0 V10 M
37 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB1 Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 M
38 France Olivier Panis Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF105 Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 M
39 Monaco Robert Doornbos Ireland Jordan Grand Prix Jordan EJ15 Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 B
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1 ReportEdit

Q2 ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2005 British Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:19.905 231.620 km/h
2* 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.932 +0.027s 231.542 km/h
3 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:20.207 +0.302s 230.748 km/h
4 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.382 +0.477s 230.246 km/h
5 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 1:20.459 +0.554s 230.025 km/h
6 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:20.906 +1.001s 228.754 km/h
7 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 1:21.010 +1.105s 228.461 km/h
8 4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:21.114 +1.209s 228.168 km/h
9 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 1:21.191 +1.286s 227.951 km/h
10 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:21.275 +1.370s 227.716 km/h
11 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:21.352 +1.447s 227.500 km/h
12 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:21.997 +2.092s 225.711 km/h
13 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:22.108 +2.203s 225.406 km/h
14 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:22.117 +2.212s 225.381 km/h
15 15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:22.207 +2.302s 225.134 km/h
16 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:22.495 +2.590s 224.348 km/h
17 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota 1:23.583 +3.678s 221.428 km/h
18 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.576 +4.671s 218.828 km/h
19 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:25.566 +5.661s 216.296 km/h
NC* 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota
Source:[3][4]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.
  • * Räikkönen and Monteiro were both awarded ten place grid penalties for changing their engines.[4]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Fernando Alonso 2
______________ Jenson Button
Row 2 3 ______________
Juan Pablo Montoya 4
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 3 5 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 6
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 4 7 ______________
Takuma Sato 8
______________ Ralf Schumacher
Row 5 9 ______________
Michael Schumacher 10
______________ Jacques Villeneuve
Row 6 11 ______________
Mark Webber 12
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 7 13 ______________
David Coulthard 14
______________ Nick Heidfeld
Row 8 15 ______________
Christian Klien 16
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 9 17 ______________
Narain Karthikeyan 18
______________ Christijan Albers
Row 10 19 ______________
Patrick Friesacher 20
______________ Tiago Monteiro

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2005 British Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 60 1:24:29.588 3 10
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 60 +2.739s 1 8
3 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 60 +14.436s 12 6
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 60 +17.914s 6 5
5 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 60 +40.264s 2 4
6 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 60 +1:15.322 9 3
7 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 60 +1:16.567 5 2
8 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 60 +1:19.212 8 1
9 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 60 +1:20.851 4
10 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 59 +1 Lap 16
11 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 59 +1 Lap 11
12 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 59 +1 Lap 14
13 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 59 +1 Lap 13
14 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 59 +1 Lap 10
15 15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 59 +1 Lap 15
16 4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 58 +2 Laps 7
17 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 58 +2 Laps 20
18 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 57 +3 Laps 18
19 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Minardi-Cosworth 56 +4 Laps 19
Ret 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota 10 Electronics 17
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Fernando Alonso had once again extended his Championship lead as the 2005 season ploughed into its second half, leaving the UK with 77 points to his name. Kimi Räikkönen had remained his closest challenger, but slipped 26 behind, while Michael Schumacher looked to be out of the fight in third, 34 off the lead. Behind, Rubens Barrichello and Jarno Trulli were level on 31, and were also drifting out of contention, while race winner Juan Pablo Montoya moved into sixth.

In the Constructors Championship Renault and McLaren-Mercedes had effectively cancelled each other out in the UK, although it was the latter duo whom had gained. Indeed, they left their home race fifteen behind the French manufacturer, and having established a similar thirteen point advantage over Ferrari in third. Elsewhere, Toyota had retained fourth ahead of Williams-BMW, while BAR-Honda moved off the foot of the table and ahead of Minardi-Cosworth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Spain Fernando Alonso 77
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 51
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 43
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 31 ▲1
5 Italy Jarno Trulli 31 ▼1
6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 26 ▲5
7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 25 ▲2
8 Germany Nick Heidfeld 25 ▼2
9 Germany Ralf Schumacher 23 ▼1
10 Australia Mark Webber 22 ▼3
11 United Kingdom David Coulthard 17 ▼1
12 United Kingdom Jenson Button 9 ▲4
13 Brazil Felipe Massa 7 ▼1
14 Portugal Tiago Monteiro 6 ▼1
15 Austria Alexander Wurz 6 ▼1
16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 6 ▼1
17 India Narain Karthikeyan 5
18 Netherlands Christijan Albers 4
19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 4
20 Austria Christian Klien 4
21 Austria Patrick Friesacher 3
22 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 France Renault 102
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 87
3 Italy Ferrari 74
4 Japan Toyota 54
5 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 47
6 Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 22
7 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 13
8 Ireland Jordan-Toyota 11
9 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 9 ▲1
10 Italy Minardi-Cosworth 7 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

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V T E 2005 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • BAR • Renault • Williams • McLaren • Sauber • Red Bull • Toyota • Jordan • Minardi
Engines BMW • Cosworth • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Petronas • Renault • Toyota
Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Button • 4 Sato • 4 Davidson • 5 Alonso • 6 Fisichella • 7 Webber • 8 Heidfeld • 8 Pizzonia • 9 Räikkönen • 10 Montoya • 10 De la Rosa • 10 Wurz • 11 Villeneuve • 12 Massa • 14 Coulthard • 15 Klien • 15 Liuzzi • 16 Trulli • 17 R. Schumacher • 17 Zonta • 18 Monteiro • 19 Karthikeyan • 20 Friesacher • 20 Doornbos • 21 Albers
Other Drivers Badoer • Bernoldi • Gené • Kiesa • Kovalainen • Montagny • Panis • Rosberg • Speed • Yamamoto
Cars Renault R25 • McLaren MP4-20 • Ferrari F2004M • Ferrari F2005 • Toyota TF105 • Williams FW27 • BAR 007 • Red Bull RB1 • Sauber C24 • Jordan EJ15 • Minardi PS04B • Minardi PS05
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