The McLaren MP4-20 was a car designed by McLaren for the 2005 Formula One season. The car was driven by Kimi Räikkönen and newcomer Juan Pablo Montoya, who joined the team from Williams.

Season[edit | edit source]

The MP4-20 was the most competitive car of 2005, but the Mercedes engine was unreliable throughout the season, which costed Räikkönen a possible chance of a Drivers' Title to Fernando Alonso and the team of a Constructors' Title to Renault.

In the European Grand Prix, with 2 laps to go, Räikkönen suffered a broken suspension due to high tyre degradation. According to the commentator James Allen, if Räikkönen pitted, he would not get a podium finish. Ultimately, Räikkönen decided not to pit before the final lap, and then his suspension broke coming into Turn 1 of the final lap. He lost the victory to Fernando Alonso.

Räikkönen won seven races, but had a position to win three races in San Marino, Europe and Germany. Montoya won three races, but could have won one more race in Hungary.

McLaren ended up in second in the Constructors' Championship, behind champions Renault.

Team[edit | edit source]

Position Name
Team Principal Ron Dennis
Chief Executive Officer Martin Whitmarsh
Managing Director Jonathan Neale
Engineering Director Paddy Lowe
Engineering Director

Adrian Newey

Design and Development Director Neil Oatley
Vice-President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Norbert Haug
Director of Operations for Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Ola Kallenius
Director of Engines for Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Mario Illien
Operations Manager Simon Roberts
Team Manager Dave Ryan
Chief Engineer Tim Goss
Chief Engineer Pat Fry
Chief Designer Mike Coughlan
Head of Aerodynamics Peter Prodromou
Head of Vehicle Engineering Mark Williams
Chief Mechanic Peter Vale
Number 2 Mechanic Marc Priestley
Chief Race Engineer Steve Hallam
Spokesperson Wolfgang Schattling
Spokesperson Ellen Kolby
Race Engineer to Kimi Räikkönen Mark Slade
Race Engineer to Juan Pablo Montoya Phil Prew
Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Driver Juan Pablo Montoya
Test Drivers Pedro de la Rosa
Test Drivers Alexander Wurz

Race Victories[edit | edit source]

Event Driver
1 Spanish Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
2 Monaco Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3 Canadian Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
4 British Grand Prix Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
5 Hungarian Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
6 Turkish Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
7 Italian Grand Prix Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
8 Belgian Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
9 Brazilian Grand Prix Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
10 Japanese Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen

Complete Formula One Results[edit | edit source]

Complete Formula One Results
Year Driver Tyre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
2005 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of China.svg
Finland Räikkönen M 8th 9th 3rd Ret 1st 1st 11th 1st DNS 2nd 3rd Ret 1st 1st 4th 1st 2nd 1st 2nd
Colombia Montoya 6th 4th 7th 5th 7th DSQ DNS Ret 1st 2nd Ret 3rd 1st 14th 1st Ret Ret
Spain de la Rosa TD TD 5th TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD
Austria Wurz TD 3rd TD TD TD TD TD TD

Notes[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
Races Australia • Malaysia • Bahrain • San Marino • Spain • Monaco • Europe • Canada • United States • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Turkey • Italy • Belgium • Brazil • Japan • China
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