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Kimi Raikkonen

Runner-up Kimi Räikkönen (pictured driving for Ferrari)


Third place driver Michael Schumacher

The 2005 Formula One season was the 56th FIA Formula One season, contested over a then record 19 Grands Prix. The season commenced on March 6, 2005 in Australia, and finished on October 16, 2005 in China.

Fernando Alonso won the World Drivers' Championship, and the team ehe drove for, Renault, won the World Constructors' Championship, ending five years of dominance from Michael Schumacher and Ferrari.

Alonso became the first Spanish and youngest World Champion in the history of the Formula 1, at the age of 24 years and 58 days, beating Emerson Fittipaldi's 33-year-old record by over 1 and a half years.

This was the last season in which Minardi, BAR and Jordan all competed; and last season that Sauber would compete in before 2011.

Teams and Drivers[]

Entry list[]

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
Ferrari F2004M
B 1 Germany Michael Schumacher All Italy Luca Badoer
Spain Marc Gené
Italy Andrea Bertolini
Italy Valentino Rossi
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 053
Ferrari 055
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All
BAR-Honda 007 M 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1-4, 7-19*‡ United KingdomAnthony Davidson
Brazil Enrique Bernoldi
Ireland Adam Carroll
Brazil Tony Kanaan
South Africa Alan van der Merwe
United Kingdom James Rossiter
Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr
United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda Honda RA005E 4 Japan Takuma Sato 1, 3-4, 7-19*‡
4 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson 2
Renault R25 M 5 Spain Fernando Alonso All* France Franck Montagny
Brazil Lucas di Grassi
Poland Robert Kubica
Switzerland Giorgio Mondini
Argentina José María López
Finland Heikki Kovalainen
France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault RS25 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella All*
Williams-BMW FW27 M 7 Australia Mark Webber All* Brazil Antônio Pizzonia
Germany Nico Rosberg
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Brazil Luciano Burti
United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team BMW P84/5 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld 1-14*
8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 15-19
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-20 M 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen All* Spain Pedro de la Rosa
Austria Alexander Wurz
United Kingdom Gary Paffett
United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes (1-12)
United Kingdom Team McLaren Mercedes (13-19)
Mercedes FO110R 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 1-2, 5-19*
Spain Pedro de la Rosa 3
Austria Alexander Wurz 4
Sauber-Petronas C24 M 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve# All* none
Switzerland Sauber-Petronas Petronas 05A 12 Brazil Felipe Massa All*
Red Bull-Cosworth RB1 M 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard All* United States Scott Speed
Switzerland Neel Jani
United Kingdom Red Bull Racing Cosworth TJ2005 15
Austria Christian Klien 1-3, 8-19*
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 4-7
37† United States Scott Speed None
Toyota TF105
M 16 Italy Jarno Trulli All* France Olivier Panis
Australia Ryan Briscoe
France Franck Perera
Spain Borja García
Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota RVX-05 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher 1-8, 10-19
Brazil Ricardo Zonta 9*
38† France Olivier Panis None
Jordan-Toyota EJ15
B 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro All Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli
Mexico Mario Domínguez
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Ireland Jordan Grand Prix Toyota RVX-05 19 India Narain Karthikeyan All
39† Monaco Robert Doornbos None
39† France Franck Montagny None
39† Denmark Nicolas Kiesa None
39† Japan Sakon Yamamoto None
Minardi-Cosworth PS04B
B 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher 1-11 Israel Chanoch Nissany
Uruguay Juan Cáceres
Spain Roldán Rodríguez
Italy Davide Rigon
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
Italy Minardi F1 Team Cosworth CK2004/TJ2005 20 Monaco Robert Doornbos 12-19
21 Netherlands Christijan Albers All
40† Israel Chanoch Nissany None
40† Italy Enrico Toccacelo None


†Five teams (McLaren, Red Bull, Toyota, Jordan and Minardi) ran a third car in free practice sessions, as per the regulations for 2005. Sauber were entitled to also do so, but elected not to. These cars, numbered 35-40 were ineligible to compete in the race.

*The fourteen cars run by the Michelin-based teams withdrew from the United States Grand Prix (round 9) on tyre-safety grounds following a high-speed accident for Ralf Schumacher in free practice.

‡Neither BAR driver competed in the Spanish Grand Prix or Monaco Grand Prix (rounds 5 and 6) due to a two-race ban imposed at the San Marino Grand Prix, where their cars had been found to be deliberately underweight.


Team Changes[]

  • Jaguar was sold to Austrian energy drink company Red Bull, which formed the team Red Bull Racing.
  • Jordan was sold to Midland Group at the start of the season, but they continued under the Jordan name for the 2005 season.

Driver Changes[]




Calendar Changes[]

Results, Standings and Statistics[]


Standings and Statistics[]

See also[]

F2 Wiki Logo See the related event on the F2 Wiki
2005 GP2 Series

External Links[]


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 Ferrari F2004M • Ferrari F2005 • BAR 007 • Renault R25 • Williams FW27 • McLaren MP4-20 • Sauber C24 • Red Bull RB1 • Toyota TF105 • Toyota TF105B • Jordan EJ15 • Jordan EJ15B • Minardi PS04B • Minardi PS05
Tyres Bridgestone • Michelin
Races Australia • Malaysia • Bahrain • San Marino • Spain • Monaco • Europe • Canada • United States • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Turkey • Italy • Belgium • Brazil • Japan • China
See also 2004 Formula One Season • 2006 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Formula One Seasons

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