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The 2005 Monaco Grand Prix, otherwise formally known as the LXIII Grand Prix de Monaco, was the sixth round of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on 22 May 2005.[1] The race would see Kimi Räikkönen claim his second straight victory, moving him into title contention behind Fernando Alonso.[1]

Qualifying, which would be the last to feature cumulative times, would see the Finn emerge on pole position, beating Alonso by less than a tenth.[1] Mark Webber was next for Williams-BMW ahead of Giancarlo Fisichella, while Michael Schumacher in the #1 Ferrari started down in eighth.[1]

The start of the race would largely dictate the result, as Räikkönen and a fast starting Alonso duelled off the line.[1] Ultimately, it was the #9 McLaren-Mercedes that emerged ahead of the #5 Renault, as Webber dropped to fifth after making yet another poor start.[1]

The rest of the opening lap proved fairly tame, with Räikkönen and Alonso breaking away, while Fisichella fended off Jarno Trulli.[1] At the back, meanwhile, Juan Pablo Montoya was undermining the belief that no one could overtake in Monte Carlo, having scythed past the two Minardi-Cosworths and the two Jordan-Toyotas.[1]

After that the race settled into a steady rhythm, with Räikkönen and Alonso exchanging a barrage of fastest laps, before the Finn established a lead.[1] Behind, Fisichella managed to keep pace with his teammate, while Trulli had a train of cars behind him, until the race was halted by Christijan Albers.[1]

Indeed, the Dutchman had spun and blocked the track at Mirabeau, resulting in Schumacher removing his front wing on the back of David Coulthard.[1] The Safety Car was called upon for two laps as the debris, and Albers' stalled Minardi, were dragged away.[1] During that intervention, the two Renaults, Williams-BMWs and Felipe Massa all dived into the pits, leaving Räikkönen ahead of Trulli.[1]

Once the SC came in Räikkönen blasted clear, with Alonso now stuck in traffic in third midfield.[1] However, moments later the SC was almost called upon again, with Patrick Friesacher crashing out exiting the tunnel, although most of his Minardi ended up in the escape road opposite the Nouvelle Chicane.[1]

With no need to call the SC Räikkönen continued to build his lead, and would make his one and only stop of the race on lap 42, and would rejoin without losing it.[1] Behind, Trulli lost more ground, while Alonso was struggling badly with his tyres, and hence had the two Williams-BMWs glued to his tail.[1]

Elsewhere, Fisichella was likewise struggling with his Michelin tyres, and hence had a long queue of cars stuck behind him, including the two Ferraris, the two Toyotas, and the two Sauber-Petronases.[1] Ultimately, Fisichella would be shuffled down the order, while Jacques Villeneuve made an awful lunge at teammate Massa in the Saubers, resulting in the pair clashing at Sainte Devote.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, Alonso was risking everything to keep the two Williams at bay, and duly slipped behind Heidfled when the German racer sold him a dummy into the Nouvelle Chicane.[1] Webber then lined up a move on the Spaniard, with the pair twice scrambling over the Nouvelle Chicane, before the Australian racer finally clinched third.[1]

With that the race was run, with Räikkönen, untroubled by all the action behind, able to cruise through the final half of the race to claim victory.[1] Heidfeld and Webber duly completed the podium ahead of Alonso, while Montoya battled his way up to fifth.[1] Ralf Schumacher was next ahead of his brother Michael, while Rubens Barrichello secured the final point.[1]

This race was the second of a two-race ban for BAR-Honda after they were excluded from the results of the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix.[1]

BackgroundEdit

A second place finish in front of his home crowd was enough for Fernando Alonso to extend his Championship lead, moving onto 44 points after the opening five races. Jarno Trulli had slipped eighteen behind the Spaniard as a result, while Kimi Räikkönen had moved into third, some 27 points off the lead. Elsewhere, Giancarlo Fisichella and Ralf Schumacher had made way for the Finn as they completed the top five, with seventeen drivers on the score sheet.

In the Constructors Championship Renault had managed to eek out their lead once again, leaving Spain with eighteen points in hand. Toyota remained their closest challengers, although Räikkönen's triumph meant that McLaren-Mercedes had moved to within three of the Japanese manufacturer. Williams-BMW were next in fourth ahead of Ferrari, while Red Bull-Cosworth and Sauber-Petronas rounded out the scorers.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2005 Monaco 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 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 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 Austria Alexander Wurz United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-20 Mercedes FO 110R 3.0 V10 M
37 Austria Christian Klien 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 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Ireland Jordan Grand Prix Jordan EJ15 Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 B
Source:[2]
  • * Both BAR-Honda entries of Button and Sato were banned for the race weekend.[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

Free Practice 1Edit

Free Practice 2Edit

Free Practice 3Edit

Free Practice 4Edit

Free Practice ResultsEdit

The full free practice results for the 2005 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

No. Driver Constructor FP1 FP2 FP3 FP4
Time Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos.
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:17.640 4 1:17.170 11 1:16.803 5 1:14.961 9
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:18.838 10 1:17.663 15 1:17.475 9 1:15.637 12
5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:17.301 2 1:15.835 1 1:16.513 4 1:14.047 2
6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 1:17.869 5 1:16.519 4 1:16.403 6 1:13.988 1
7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:18.244 7 1:17.422 12 1:18.065 10 1:14.418 5
8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:18.859 11 1:17.667 16 1:16.935 7 1:15.196 11
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.055 12 1:16.558 6 1:16.875 6 1:14.258 3
10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.152 1 1:16.534 5 1:16.197 1 1:14.543 7
11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:19.755 14 1:17.506 14 1:18.640 13 1:16.148 14
12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:20.180 16 1:16.914 8 DNP 1:16.123 13

QualifyingEdit

Q1 ReportEdit

Q2 ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2 Total
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.644 1:16.679 2:30.325
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:14.125 1:16.281 2:30.406 0.083s
3 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:14.584 1:17.072 2:31.656 +1.333s
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 1:14.783 1:17.317 2:32.100 +1.777s
5 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 1:15.189 1:17.401 2:32.590 +2.267s
6 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:15.128 1:17.755 2:32.883 +2.560s
7 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:15.329 1:18.538 2:33.867 +3.544s
8 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:16.186 1:18.550 2:34.736 +4.413s
9 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:15.921 1:19.015 2:34.936 +4.613s
10 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:16.142 1:18.841 2:34.983 +4.660s
11 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:16.218 1:18.902 2:35.120 +4.797s
12 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:16.817 1:20.335 2:37.152 +6.829s
13 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:18.574 1:22.236 2:40.810 +10.487s
14 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:19.229 1:22.977 2:42.206 +11.833s
15 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 1:19.408 1:23.670 2:43.078 +12.755s
16* 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota 1:19.474 1:23.968 2:43.422 +13.119s
NC 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.858
NC* 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota
WD 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda Banned
WD 4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda Banned
Source:[3][4][5][6]
  • 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.
  • * Karthikeyan and Schumacher were awarded ten place grid penalties for changing their engines.[6]
  • Montoya had his time from Q2 deleted for causing an accident during practice.[6]

GridEdit

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

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 78 1:45:15.556 1 10
2 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 78 +13.877s 6 8
3 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 78 +18.484s 3 6
4 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 78 +36.487s 2 5
5 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 78 +36.647s 16 4
6 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 78 +37.117s 18 3
7 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 78 +37.223s 8 2
8 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 78 +37.570s 10 1
9 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 77 +1 Lap 11
10 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 77 +1 Lap 5
11 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 77 +1 Lap 9
12 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 77 +1 Lap 4
13 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 75 +3 Laps 15
14 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 73 +5 Laps 14
Ret 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 59 Accident 12
Ret 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Minardi-Cosworth 29 Accident 13
Ret 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 23 Damage 7
Ret 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota 18 Hydraulics 17
WD 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda
WD 4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda
Source:[7]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Despite failing to finish on the podium for the first time in 2005, Fernando Alonso had once again extended his lead, leaving Monte Carlo on 49 points. Race winner Kimi Räikkönen, meanwhile, had moved into second, but was left some 22 points adrift on the Spaniard in-spite of his second consecutive win. Behind, Jarno Trulli slipped a point behind the Finn, while Mark Webber and Nick Heidfeld completed the top five.

In the Constructors Championship it was still advantage Renault, although their lead had come down after the efforts of McLaren-Mercedes. Indeed, the two squads were separated by twelve points leaving Monaco, down from Renault's former eighteen point lead. Behind, Toyota had made way for McLaren, slipping eight behind, while it was status quo for the rest of the scorers.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Spain Fernando Alonso 49
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 27 ▲1
3 Italy Jarno Trulli 26 ▼1
4 Australia Mark Webber 18 ▲2
5 Germany Nick Heidfeld 17 ▲5
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher 17 ▼1
7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 14 ▼3
8 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 14
9 Germany Michael Schumacher 12 ▼2
10 United Kingdom David Coulthard 10 ▼1
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 9
12 Austria Alexander Wurz 6
13 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 5
14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 4
15 Austria Christian Klien 3
16 Brazil Felipe Massa 2
17 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 France Renault 63
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 51 ▲1
3 Japan Toyota 43 ▼1
4 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 35
5 Italy Ferrari 21
6 Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 14
7 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 7

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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