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The 2005 German Grand Prix, otherwise known as the LXVII Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland, was the twelfth round of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, on 24 July 2005.[1] The race would be dominated early on by Kimi Räikkönen, although for the third time in 2005 the Finn would be robbed of an almost certain victory by a mechanical failure.[1]

Indeed, Räikkönen had been the man to beat throughout the weekend, sweeping to an imposing pole position in qualifying by 0.439s.[1] Jenson Button would secure second for BAR-Honda ahead of Championship leader Fernando Alonso, while Michael Schumacher was the best of the German drivers in fifth behind Giancarlo Fisichella.[1]

Furthermore, the Finn would ace his start when the Grand Prix got underway, blasting away from the grid unopposed.[1] Behind, it would be a typical Hockenheim start, with cars scattering across the circuit and run-off at turn one as Takuma Sato removed his front wing on Fisichella, while Mark Webber and Jarno Trulli bounced off one another.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, Räikkönen was able to escape and build an early lead, with Alonso and Schumacher having had to get around Button at the first corner.[1] Behind, Fisichella had slipped back down the field behind Nick Heidfeld, David Coulthard and Felipe Massa, while Juan Pablo Montoya had made a huge amount of ground to climb from last to eleventh over the space of the first lap.[1]

Montoya duly had a monopoly on the early entertainment, taking Rubens Barrichello and Christian Klien on successive laps, before engaging Fisichella in a duel for eighth.[1] Behind, Barrichello and Jacques Villeneuve would come to blows at the hairpin, resulting in the #11 Sauber-Petronas getting launched into the air, only for Villeneuve to recover and clash with debutante Robert Doornbos in the stadium.[1]

The race would begin to calm down after that, with the order proving fairly static until Heidfeld made his first stop on lap fifteen.[1] Yet, the leaders would stay out for several laps beyond that, with Button the first of the lead group to stop on twenty, followed two laps later by Alonso and Schumacher.[1]

Räikkönen, however, was under no concerns, and duly stopped on lap 25 without losing the lead, and would begin to ease even further up the road from Alonso's Renault.[1] Furthermore, the sister car in Montoya's hands was also running at an impressive pace, gaining a lot of ground amid the stops to jump Fisichella, Massa, Coulthard and Heidfeld.[1]

Yet, as the race ticked past half distance Räikkönen's race was set to end, a hydraulic failure ultimately causing the #9 McLaren-Mercedes to limp to a stop on lap 35.[1] The Finn walked away without turning back to his stranded car, as Alonso picked up a thirty second lead over second placed Schumacher.[1]

Indeed, with Alonso half a minute clear the race for victory was all but over, with the battle for second the main interest for the rest of the afternoon.[1] Tyre wear was proving to be a major issue for Schumacher as the second stops came and went, resulting in both Button and Montoya closing in on the #1 Ferrari.[1]

Yet, that fight would be ended when Montoya jumped both Button and Schumacher during the second stops, while Button himself would also move ahead of Schumacher.[1] The late-race entertainment then became about the German ace fending off a charging Fisichella, taking Ralf Schumacher and Coulthard with him.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, Alonso was left to claim an impressive, if fortunate, victory, well clear of second placed Montoya.[1] Button eased his BAR home to complete the podium, while a late move at the hairpin by Fisichella got the #6 Renault ahead of Schumacher's #1 Ferrari.[1] They were chased across the line by Ralf Schumacher and Coulthard, while Massa claimed a lonely eighth.[1]

BackgroundEdit

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.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2005 German 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 Monaco Robert Doornbos Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi PS04B Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 B
21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi PS04B Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 B
Test Drivers for Practice Sessions Only
35 Austria Alexander Wurz 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 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF105 Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 M
39 Denmark Nicolas Kiesa 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 German Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.320 221.561 km/h
2 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:14.759 +0.439s 220.260 km/h
3 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:14.904 +0.584s 219.833 km/h
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 1:14.927 +0.607s 219.766 km/h
5 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:15.006 +0.686s 219.534 km/h
6 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:15.070 +0.750s 219.347 km/h
7 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:15.403 +1.083s 218.379 km/h
8 4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:15.501 +1.181s 218.095 km/h
9 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 1:15.532 +1.212s 218.006 km/h
10 15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:15.635 +1.315s 217.709 km/h
11 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:15.679 +1.359s 217.582 km/h
12 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 1:15.689 +1.369s 217.553 km/h
13 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:16.009 +1.689s 216.637 km/h
14 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:16.012 +1.692s 216.629 km/h
15 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:16.230 +1.910s 216.009 km/h
16 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:17.519 +3.199s 212.418 km/h
17 20 Monaco Robert Doornbos Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:18.313 +3.993s 210.264 km/h
18 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 1:18.599 +4.279s 209.499 km/h
NC* 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
NC 19 India Narain Karthikeyan 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.
  • * Montoya received a ten place grid penalty for changing his engine.[4]

GridEdit

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

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 67 1:26:28.599 3 10
2 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 67 +22.569s 20 8
3 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 67 +24.422s 2 6
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 67 +50.587s 4 5
5 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 67 +51.690s 5 4
6 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 67 +52.242s 12 3
7 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 67 +52.700s 11 2
8 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 67 +56.570s 13 1
9 15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 67 +1:09.818 10
10 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 15
11 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 66 +1 Lap 7
12 4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 66 +1 Lap 8
13 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 65 +2 Laps 16
14* 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 64 Engine 9
15 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 64 +3 Laps 14
16 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota 64 +3 Laps 19
17 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 64 +3 Laps 18
18 20 Monaco Robert Doornbos Italy Minardi-Cosworth 63 +4 Laps 17
NC 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 55 +22 Laps 6
Ret 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 35 Hydraulics 1
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Trulli was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]
  • Webber was unable to be classified as he failed to complete 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

A fortunate victory for Fernando Alonso in Germany had also proved to be a lucrative one, for the Spanish ace had increased his Championship lead to a very healthy margin. Indeed, a third eighteen point swing over main rival Kimi Räikkönen meant Alonso's lead had jumped to 36 points over the Finn, meaning it was increasingly a matter of when, not if, for the Spaniard. Behind, Michael Schumacher had closed to within four points of Räikkönen in third, Juan Pablo Montoya was up to fourth, while Rubens Barrichello and Jarno Trulli had remained tied on 31 points.

In the Constructors Championship it had likewise been a very good afternoon in Germany for Renault, having also managed to extend their lead. They duly left Hockenheim with a 22 point advantage over McLaren-Mercedes with seven races to go, with those two realistically the only constructors, on pace, in the hunt. Indeed, Ferrari had only managed to pace McLaren as they retained third, while BAR-Honda continued their mid-season climb up the order, moving into seventh.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Spain Fernando Alonso 87
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 51
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 47
4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 34 ▲2
5 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 31 ▼1
6 Italy Jarno Trulli 31 ▼1
7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 30
8 Germany Ralf Schumacher 26 ▲1
9 Germany Nick Heidfeld 25 ▼1
10 Australia Mark Webber 22
11 United Kingdom David Coulthard 19
12 United Kingdom Jenson Button 15
13 Brazil Felipe Massa 8
14 Portugal Tiago Monteiro 6
15 Austria Alexander Wurz 6
16 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 6
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 117
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 95
3 Italy Ferrari 78
4 Japan Toyota 57
5 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 47
6 Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 24
7 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 15 ▲2
8 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 14 ▼1
9 Ireland Jordan-Toyota 11 ▼1
10 Italy Minardi-Cosworth 7

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

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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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