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The 2005 Canadian Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XLIII Grand Prix du Canada, was the eighth round of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, on 12 June 2005.[1] The race, which reportedly set a new ratings record for F1, would see Kimi Räikkönen fend off Michael Schumacher in a late-race fight for victory, as Championship leader Fernando Alonso retired.[1]

Qualifying had seen Jenson Button secure pole position for BAR-Honda, beating Schumacher by a quarter of a second.[1] Alonso, meanwhile, would start from third alongside teammate Giancarlo Fisichella, while Räikkönen would start from seventh.[1]

The start of the race would see both Button and Schumacher make poor getaways, allowing the two Renaults to charge past.[1] Fisichella and Alonso duly duelled for the lead into the first corner, the Italian emerging ahead, while Button managed to keep Schumacher and a fast starting Räikkönen at bay in the Renaults' wake.[1]

The opening stages would see Fisichella ease away from Alonso, while both managed to ease away from Button.[1] Behind, Räikkönen and Schumacher were jousting for fourth ahead of Jarno Trulli and Takuma Sato, while Rubens Barrichello was making steady progress after starting from the pitlane.[1]

The race settled down after that point, with the order at the head of the field remaining stable until Schumacher started the first pit phase on lap twelve.[1] Button and Ralf Schumacher were next to stop three laps later, while the two Renaults and the two McLaren-Mercedes continued, now filling the top four.[1]

Alonso and Räikkönen stopped together on lap 24, while Juan Pablo Montoya and Fisichella stopped on the following tour.[1] Montoya had ended the first stint very strongly and looked to have jumped everyone bar Montoya, but a mistake exiting the pitlane on cool tyres allowed Alonso to sweep back ahead.[1]

The race once again settled back down, until Fisichella's pace collapsed on lap 31 with a hydraulic issue, ultimately causing the Italian racer to retire on lap 33.[1] Behind, Button and Schumacher made their second stops as the lead three-stoppers in the field, before Alonso made an increasingly rare mistake on lap 39, hitting the outside wall at turn four.[1]

Alonso was out immediately with suspension damage, and hence left Montoya in the lead from Räikkönen, all on their own at the head of the field.[1] The order was then largely settled with Button and Schumacher fighting for third, until the German ace pressured Button into making a mistake, the BAR-Honda slapping the "Wall of Champions".[1]

The ruined BAR stopped on the start/finish straight, meaning the Safety Car was called upon to remove the stranded Brit.[1] Everyone would take the opportunity to make their final stops under the SC, although Montoya would lose the lead having been forced to take an extra lap as McLaren stopped Räikkönen first.[1]

The race resumed with twenty laps to go, and with Montoya under investigation for leaving the pits inspite of a red light.[1] The Colombian racer was duly disqualified in the closing stages, with Räikkönen left to fend off the attentions of the two Ferraris in the final laps.[1]

Yet, the Finn would hang on to claim his third win, and hence removed ten points from Alonso's impressive Championship lead.[1] Schumacher and Barrichello completed the podium ahead of Felipe Massa and Mark Webber, while Ralf Schumacher, David Coulthard and Christian Klien claimed the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

A third win of the campaign left Fernando Alonso in command of the Championship, particularly as it had come courtesy of misfortune for main rival Kimi Räikkönen. Indeed, had the Finn won the race then he would have cut the Spaniard's advantage to fifteen points, but his late retirement meant he instead left Germany some 32 points behind. Räikkönen would, however, retain second ahead of Jarno Trulli, while Nick Heidfeld and Mark Webber completed the top five.

In the Constructors Championship Renault had increased their lead, leaving Germany with a 23 point lead. Like lead driver Räikkönen, McLaren-Mercedes had faced a huge swing in points as a result of the Finn's late retirement, but would retain their status in second place. Toyota, meanwhile, had lost more ground in third, and were just a point ahead of Williams-BMW, while Ferrari were making steady ground in fifth.

Entry ListEdit

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

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004M Ferrari 053 3.0 V10 B
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004M Ferrari 053 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 United States Scott Speed Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB1 Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 M
38 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF105 Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 M
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1 ReportEdit

Q2 ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:15.217 208.724 km/h
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:15.475 +0.258s 208.011 km/h
3 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:15.561 +0.344s 207.774 km/h
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 1:15.577 +0.360s 207.730 km/h
5 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.669 +0.452s 207.477 km/h
6 4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:15.729 +0.512s 207.313 km/h
7 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.923 +0.706s 206.783 km/h
8 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:16.116 +0.899s 206.259 km/h
9 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 1:16.201 +0.984s 206.029 km/h
10 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 1:16.362 +1.145s 205.594 km/h
11 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:16.661 +1.444s 204.793 km/h
12 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:16.890 +1.673s 204.183 km/h
13 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:17.081 +1.864s 203.677 km/h
14 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:17.749 +2.532s 201.927 km/h
15 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:18.214 +2.997s 200.726 km/h
16 15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:18.249 +3.032s 200.636 km/h
17 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota 1:18.664 +3.447s 199.578 km/h
18 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 1:19.034 +3.817s 198.644 km/h
19 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:19.574 +4.357s 197.296 km/h
NC 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari
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.

GridEdit

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

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 70 1:32:09.290 7 10
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 70 +1.137s 2 8
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 70 +40.483s PL 6
4 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 70 +55.139s 11 5
5 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 70 +55.779s 14 4
6 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 69 +1 Lap 10 3
7 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 12 2
8 15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 16 1
9 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 69 +1 Lap 8
10 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 67 +3 Laps 18
11 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 67 +3 Laps 15
DSQ* 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 52 Disqualified 5
Ret 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 62 Brakes 9
Ret 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 46 Accident 1
Ret 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 43 Engine 13
Ret 4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 40 Brakes 6
Ret 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Minardi-Cosworth 39 Hydraulics 19
Ret 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 38 Suspension 3
Ret 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 32 Hydraulics 4
Ret 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota 24 Suspension 17
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Montoya was disqualified from the results of the race for ignoring a red light in the pitlane.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Victory for Kimi Räikkönen ensured that the Finn had closed the gap back to Fernando Alonso at the head of the Championship, although the Spaniard still enjoyed a fair lead. Indeed, Alonso left Canada having failed to score, but with twelve points in hand over Räikkönen, with the pair set to duel for the title over the rest of the season. Behind, Jarno Trulli slipped ten off of Räikkönen in third, Nick Heidfeld retained fourth, while Michael Schumacher broke into the top five.

In the Constructors Championship it had been a strong day for McLaren-Mercedes, although they were still shy of Renault's 76 point tally. The Anglo-German alliance would hence leave Canada thirteen off the French squad, with an identical margin keeping them ahead of Williams-BMW and Toyota. The latter duo had both ended the eighth weekend of the season on 47 points for the campaign, Williams-BMW ahead on countback, while Ferrari completed the top five, just two points behind.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Spain Fernando Alonso 59
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 37
3 Italy Jarno Trulli 27
4 Germany Nick Heidfeld 25
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 24 ▲3
6 Australia Mark Webber 22 ▼1
7 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 21 ▲3
8 Germany Ralf Schumacher 20 ▼1
9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 17 ▼3
10 United Kingdom David Coulthard 17 ▲1
11 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 16 ▼2
12 Brazil Felipe Massa 7 ▲4
13 Austria Alexander Wurz 6 ▼1
14 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 5 ▼1
15 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 4 ▼1
16 Austria Christian Klien 4 ▼1
17 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 France Renault 76
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 63
3 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 47 ▲1
4 Japan Toyota 47 ▼1
5 Italy Ferrari 45
6 Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 22
7 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 12

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
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