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25px-Brazilflag  2005 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 17 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One season
Autódromo José Carlos Pace (AKA Interlagos) track map.svg
Date September 25, 2005
Official name XXXIV Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
4.309 km (2.677 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 71 laps, 305.939 km (190.067 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Cloudy, dry
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Time 1:11.988
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:12.268 on lap 29
Podium
First 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes
Second 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Third 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault

The 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix (formally the XXXIV Grande Prêmio do Brasil) was a Formula One motor race held on at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil on 25 September 2005. The race, contested over 71 laps, was the fifteenth round of the 2005 Formula One season. The race was won by McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who took the final race victory of his career, ahead of his team-mate, Kimi Räikkönen, who finished second. Renault driver Fernando Alonso became the Drivers' Champion for the first time after he finished the race in third place. Only he and Räikkönen had entered the race within mathematical contention of winning the title, and Alonso's podium ensured that he did with two rounds remaining. Alonso also qualified in pole position for the race, but the fastest lap went to Räikkönen.

SummaryEdit

QualifyingEdit

As Takuma Sato was subject to a ten-place grid penalty given for the accident in the 2005 Belgian Grand Prix where he crashed into Michael Schumacher, Sato did not attempt a qualifying lap. Jarno Trulli also had a ten-place penalty, in his case the result of an engine change before qualifying. The Italian started from 18th on the grid.

RaceEdit

Juan Pablo Montoya won the race ahead of teammate Kimi Räikkönen; McLaren's first 1-2 finish since the 2000 Austrian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso finished 3rd and thus became World Champion for the first time, at the time the youngest ever champion at 24 years and 59 days. Jacques Villeneuve was forced to start from pit lane as a penalty for infringement of parc ferme regulations. After getting involved in an accident at the start of the race, Mark Webber was able to rejoin, over 20 laps behind the leaders and do some laps, sufficient to position himself fourth in the official qualifying order for the subsequent Grand Prix at Suzuka. Due to a driveshaft failure, this was Tiago Monteiro's only retirement of the 2005 season.

Classification Edit

Commentators have judged Renault's qualifying performance as evidence that their "conservative phase" was over. Renault's Pat Symonds had said that the team was not aiming to settle for a simple podium finish, rather they were aiming to win. BBC's Maurice Hamilton said that "the thought that Fernando Alonso might cruise to the Championship.....was dispelled in the most convincing fashion." McLaren CEO Ron Dennis remained confident of his team's race strategy given Juan Pablo Montoya's strong second position, despite a major error in the qualifying lap of Kimi Räikkönen.

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:11.988
2 10 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:12.145 +0.157
3 6 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:12.558 +0.570
4 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:12.696 +0.708
5 9 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:12.781 +0.793
6 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 1:12.889 +0.901
7 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:12.976 +0.988
8 16 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:13.041 +1.053
9 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:13.151 +1.163
10 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:13.183 +1.195
11 17 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:13.285 +1.297
12 11 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:13.372 +1.384
13 18 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:13.387 +1.399
14 7 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:13.538 +1.550
15 8 25px-Brazilflag Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:13.581 +1.593
16 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:13.844 +1.856
17 19 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 1:14.520 +2.532
18 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:14.763 +2.775
19 4 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda No time
20 20 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth No time Spin

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 71 1:29:20.574 2 10
2 9 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 71 +2.527 5 8
3 5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 71 +24.840 1 6
4 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 71 +35.668 7 5
5 6 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 71 +40.218 3 4
6 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 71 +1:09.173 9 3
7 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 70 +1 Lap 4 2
8 17 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 70 +1 Lap 10 1
9 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 6
10 4 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 70 +1 Lap 19
11 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 70 +1 Lap 8
12 11 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 70 +1 Lap 20
13 16 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 69 Engine 17
14 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 16
15 19 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 68 +3 Laps 15
Ret 18 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 55 Driveshaft 11
NC 7 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-BMW 45 +26 Laps 12
Ret 20 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 34 Engine 18
Ret 8 25px-Brazilflag Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 0 Collision 13
Ret 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 0 Collision 14

Standings after the race Edit

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 117
2 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 94
3= 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 60
3= Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 60
5 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 45
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 164
2 22px-Flag of France Renault 162
3 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 98
4 Flag-of-japansmall Toyota 81
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 59
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.




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2005 Belgian Grand Prix
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2005 Japanese Grand Prix
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