The 2005 Turkish Grand Prix, otherwise known as the I Türkiye Grand Prix'si, was the fourteenth round of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged on 21 August 2005 at Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey.[1] The race would see Kimi Räikkönen secure a dominant victory for McLaren-Mercedes, reinforcing his bid for the Championship crown.[1]

Qualifying had seen Räikkönen begin his domination of the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix in fine form, sweeping to pole position by a quarter of a second.[1] Giancarlo Fisichella was his closest challenger for Renault, just ahead of Championship leader Fernando Alonso, while Juan Pablo Montoya secured fourth in the #10 McLaren.[1]

The start of the race saw Räikkönen make a strong start, although Fisichella out muscled the Finn on the brakes for the first corner and hence claim the lead.[1] Alonso, meanwhile, would fend off the attentions of Montoya into the first corner, while Felipe Massa got out of shape on the brakes and hit Nick Heidfeld.[1]

Having lost out at the start Räikkönen would go on the offensive, and duly dived back past Fisichella at turn nine, although the Italian ace only gave-up on the lead on the brakes for the final chicane.[1] Alonso almost followed the Finn through but hung back, with Montoya looming in his mirrors.[1]

With that the top four were away, with Räikkönen able to build an advantage over Fisichella, until the Italian racer swapped places with teammate Alonso.[1] Yet, despite having been released by his teammate the Champion-elect could do nothing about Räikkönen, whose lead continued to grow throughout the early stages.[1]

Indeed, after that the race would prove to be fairly tame, aided by the fact that Alonso was the first of the leaders to stop on lap thirteen.[1] With that Räikkönen was able to pit without losing the lead, while teammate Montoya moved through to second courtesy of Alonso's early stop and a refuelling rig problem for Fisichella.[1]

The fight for victory effectively over attention turned to those running further down the field, with Jenson Button the main entertainment.[1] Indeed, the Brit would compete a series of overtakes to climb from thirteenth to sixth, before engaging Jarno Trulli in a brief duel for fifth.[1]

Elsewhere, Red Bull-Cosworth found themselves in a fight with Takuma Sato and the two Ferraris, until Michael Schumacher crashed out having tried to aggressively deny Mark Webber a move.[1] Webber himself would ultimately retire after a series of right-rear punctures, with a similar ailment also ending the race of Williams-BMW teammate Heidfeld.[1]

With that the race seemed to be over, until Montoya lapped Tiago Monteiro with three laps to go, but left the Jordan-Toyota next to no room.[1] As a result the Jordan duly smacked into the back of the McLaren and tipped it into a spin, allowing Alonso to sweep through to secure second.[1]

That, ultimately, proved to be the final piece of action as Räikkönen, unaware of his teammate's late drama, cruised across the line to secure victory.[1] Alonso was second to limit the Finn's damage to his Championship lead, Montoya completed the podium, while Fisichella was a distant fourth.[1] Button would eventually beat Trulli in the pitlane to secure fifth, while the two Red Bull-Cosworths rounded out the points, David Coulthard ahead of teammate Christian Klien.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

Victory, combined with only a third non-score for Fernando Alonso ensured that Kimi Räikkönen had closed the gap atop the Championship in Hungary, leaving the former Soviet state 26 points behind the Spaniard. Michael Schumacher, meanwhile, had retained second, but had slipped six behind the Finn, while Jarno Trulli had moved back into fourth on 36 points. Juan Pablo Montoya completed the top five ahead of Ralf Schumacher, while Takuma Sato was on the board as the 23rd driver to score.

In the Constructors Championship it had been a positive afternoon for McLaren-Mercedes, with the Anglo-German effort closing the gap to leaders Renault. Indeed, the French squad's advantage had been cut to twelve points after McLaren's victory, meaning that there were still hopes of a fight between the two for the rest of the season. Likewise, Ferrari had actually made some ground in third, and hence could entertain slim hopes of challenging as well, while Toyota had paced the Scuderia in fourth.

Entry List[edit | edit source]

The full entry list for the 2005 Turkish 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 Team McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-20 Mercedes FO 110R 3.0 V10 M
10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Team 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 PS05 Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 B
21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi PS05 Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 B
Test Drivers for Practice Sessions Only
35 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Team 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
40 Italy Enrico Toccacelo Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi PS05 Ford Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 B
Source:[2]

Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Q1 Report[edit | edit source]

Q2 Report[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.797 221.482 km/h
2 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 1:27.039 +0.242s 220.867 km/h
3 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:27.050 +0.253s 220.839 km/h
4 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:27.352 +0.555s 220.075 km/h
5 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 1:27.501 +0.704s 219.700 km/h
6 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:27.929 +1.132s 218.631 km/h
7 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:27.944 +1.147s 218.594 km/h
8 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:28.419 +1.622s 217.419 km/h
9 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 1:28.594 +1.797s 216.990 km/h
10 15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:28.963 +2.166s 216.090 km/h
11 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:29.369 +2.572s 215.108 km/h
12 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 1:29.764 +2.967s 214.162 km/h
13 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:30.063 +3.266s 213.451 km/h
14 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 1:30.710 +3.913s 211.928 km/h
15 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 1:32.186 +5.389s 208.535 km/h
EXC* 4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:30.175 +3.378s 213.185 km/h
NC 20 Monaco Robert Doornbos Italy Minardi-Cosworth
NC 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas
NC 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota
NC 1 Germany Michael Schumacher 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.
  • * Sato was excluded from the results of qualifying for blocking Webber during qualifying.[4]
  • Karhikeyan and Schumacher were awarded ten place grid penalties for changing their engines.[4]

Grid[edit | edit source]

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

Race[edit | edit source]

Report[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:24:34.454 1 10
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 58 +18.609s 3 8
3 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 +19.635s 4 6
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 58 +37.973s 2 5
5 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 58 +39.304s 13 4
6 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 58 +55.420s 5 3
7 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 58 +1:09.292 12 2
8 15 Austria Christian Klien Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 58 +1:11.622 10 1
9 4 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 58 +1:19.987 20
10 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 11
11 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 57 +1 Lap 16
12 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 57 +1 Lap 9
13 20 Monaco Robert Doornbos Italy Minardi-Cosworth 55 +3 Laps 17
14 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Ireland Jordan-Toyota 55 +3 Laps 19
15 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Ireland Jordan-Toyota 55 +3 Laps 14
Ret 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Italy Minardi-Cosworth 48 Gearbox 15
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 32 Damage 19
Ret 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld United Kingdom Williams-BMW 29 Tyre 6
Ret 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 28 Engine 8
Ret 7 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Williams-BMW 20 Tyre 7
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Kimi Räikkönen continued his push for the 2005 World Championship with his fifth win of the season, leaving him 24 points off the lead. Indeed, by finishing second Championship leader Fernando Alonso had minimised the damage Räikkönen had done to his lead, with those two effectively now in a duel for the title. Indeed, third placed Michael Schumacher had slipped 40 points behind, with just 50 left on the table for the remaining five races.

In the Constructors Championship Renault had retained their lead, although McLaren-Mercedes were becoming an ever looming threat, and with a seemingly quicker car. Indeed, the Anglo-German alliance had cut the French squad's advantage to just nine points in Turkey, as those two, like their lead drivers, set about duelling for the crown. Third placed Ferrari were no realistically too far back to challenge, with Toyota and Williams-BMW completing the top five.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Spain Fernando Alonso 95
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 71
3 Germany Michael Schumacher 55
4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 40 ▲1
5 Italy Jarno Trulli 39 ▼1
6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 35 ▲2
7 Germany Ralf Schumacher 32 ▼1
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 31 ▼1
9 Germany Nick Heidfeld 28
10 Australia Mark Webber 24
11 United Kingdom Jenson Button 23
12 United Kingdom David Coulthard 21
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 Austria Christian Klien 5 ▲2
19 Netherlands Christijan Albers 4 ▼1
20 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 4 ▼1
21 Austria Patrick Friesacher 3
22 Japan Takuma Sato 1
23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 France Renault 130
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 121
3 Italy Ferrari 86
4 Japan Toyota 71
5 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 52
6 Austria Red Bull-Cosworth 27
7 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 24
8 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 14
9 Ireland Jordan-Toyota 11
10 Italy Minardi-Cosworth 7

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

References[edit | edit source]

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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
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See also 2004 Formula One Season • 2006 Formula One Season • Category
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