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The 2005 Spanish Grand Prix, officially the XLVII Gran Premio Marlboro de España, was race number five of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship, which took place at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, on 8 May 2005.[1] The race would see Kimi Räikkönen narrowly denied a maiden Grand Chelem, claiming victory having led every single lap of the race.[1]

Qualifying had seen the Finn start his weekend in fine form, claiming pole position ahead of Mark Webber of Williams-BMW.[1] Home hero and Championship leader Fernando Alonso would hence have to start from third, with Ralf Schumacher sharing the second row.[1]

Räikkönen duly made a strong start to claim an early lead as the field sprinted off the grid, while Webber made a mess of his getaway.[1] That allowed Alonso and Ralf Schumacher to charge ahead of the Williams, although neither were able to challenge the flying Finn out-front.[1]

Indeed, the only thing that would halt Räikkönen's early blitz would Bernd Mayländer in the Safety Car, who was called upon within moments of the start.[1] The cause would be the two Minardi-Cosworth, with identical software failures meaning the two cars were stranded at the back of the grid.[1]

After two laps the race resumed, with Räikkönen again blasting clear of Alonso, who was simply unable to match the McLaren-Mercedes' pace.[1] The Spaniard was hence left to consolidate second, as Juan Pablo Montoya went through a full pirouette in seventh while battling Giancarlo Fisichella.[1]

The first retirements of the race came shortly before the first pitwindow, as Vitantonio Liuzzi and Patrick Friesacher spun into the gravel at the same corner on consecutive laps.[1] The second Minardi of Christijan Albers joined them on the sidelines a few laps later with a gearbox failure, as Webber became the first pit caller of the afternoon.[1]

The Australian racer's early stop ensured that he lost even more ground, the team swapping to a two-stop from a three and hence had to load more fuel.[1] He hence dropped back behind Jarno Trulli and Giancarlo Fisichella, as Räikkönen set a series of new fastest laps to hold a huge eighteen second lead.[1]

Indeed, Alonso would only manage to escape the attentions of the two Toyotas after the first stops, but found himself behind teammate Fisichella.[1] However, the Italian's hopes of a podium would be ruined when he made an unexpected pit call, with the team unable to diagnose an issue that the Italian reported.[1]

Michael Schumacher was another major winner of the first round of stops, leaping into fourth, only for a positive race to be curtailed by a suspension destroying puncture.[1] The second round of stops, meanwhile, would go on around the German racer's dramas, with Räikkönen again able to build on his lead, Alonso able to consolidate second, while the two Toyotas of Trulli and Ralf Schumacher battled to complete the podium.[1]

With that the race was run, with Räikkönen cruising through the closing stages to claim his first win of the campaign.[1] Alonso was next ahead of a battle scarred Trulli, who had kept Ralf Schumacher at bay, while Fisichella swarmed back up to fifth and secured fastest lap to deny Räikkönen a Grand Chelem.[1] Webber was next ahead of Montoya, while David Coulthard secured the final point in eighth.[1]

BAR-Honda would not attend the race as they were serving the first part of their two-race ban for breaking fuel use/ballast rules.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2005 Spanish 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 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 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

QualifyingEdit

Q1 ReportEdit

Q2 ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2 Total
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.819 1:16.602 2:31.421
2 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:15.042 1:16.626 2:31.668 +0.247s
3 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:14.811 1:16.880 2:31.691 +0.270s
4 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 1:14.870 1:17.047 2:31.917 +0.496s
5 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 1:14.795 1:17.200 2:31.995 +0.574s
6 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 1:15.601 1:17.229 2:32.830 +1.409s
7 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.902 1:17.570 2:33.472 +2.051s
8 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:15.398 1:18.153 2:33.551 +2.130s
9 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:15.795 1:18.373 2:34.168 +2.747s
10 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:15.863 1:18.361 2:34.224 +2.803s
11 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:16.288 1:19.041 2:35.302 +3.881s
12 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:16.794 1:19.686 2:36.480 +5.059s
13 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota 1:18.557 1:20.711 2:39.268 +7.847s
14* 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 1:19.040 1:20.903 2:39.943 +8.522s
15 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:19.563 1:21.578 2:41.141 +9.720s
16 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:20.306 1:22.453 2:42.759 +11.338s
NC* 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:15.038
NC* 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:15.746
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.
  • * Monteiro, Heidfeld and Barrichello all received ten place grid penalties for changing their engines.[6]

GridEdit

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

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 66 1:27:16.830 1 10
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 66 +27.652 3 8
3 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 66 +45.947 5 6
4 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 66 +46.719 4 5
5 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 66 +57.936 6 4
6 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 66 +1:08.542 2 3
7 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 65 +1 Lap 7 2
8 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 65 +1 Lap 9 1
9 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 65 +1 Lap 16
10 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 65 +1 Lap 17
11* 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 63 Wheel nut 10
12 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 63 +3 Laps 18
13 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota 63 +3 laps 13
Ret 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 51 Gearbox 12
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 46 Tyre 8
Ret 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 19 Power loss 14
Ret 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Italy Minardi-Cosworth 11 Spin 15
Ret 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 9 Accident 11
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.
  • * Massa was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[7]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

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.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Spain Fernando Alonso 44
2 Italy Jarno Trulli 26
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 17 ▲8
4 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 14 ▼1
5 Germany Ralf Schumacher 14 ▲1
6 Australia Mark Webber 12 ▲2
7 Germany Michael Schumacher 10 ▼4
8 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 10 ▲2
9 United Kingdom David Coulthard 10 ▼4
10 Germany Nick Heidfeld 9 ▼3
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 8 ▼2
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 58
2 Japan Toyota 40
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 37
4 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 21 ▲1
5 Italy Ferrari 18 ▼1
6 Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 14
7 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 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
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 Spain Spanish Grand Prix
Circuits Pedralbes (1951, 1954), Jarama (1967-1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1976-1981), Montjuïc (1969, 1971, 1973, 1975), Jerez (1986-1990), Catalunya (1991-Present)
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