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22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  2005 Chinese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 19 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One season
Shanghai International Racing Circuit track map
Date October 16, 2005
Official name II Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix
Location Shanghai International Circuit
Shanghai, China
Course Permanent Racing Facility
5.451 km (3.387 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 56 laps, 305.066 km (189.559 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Cloudy
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Time 1.34.080
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1.33.242 on lap 56
Podium
First 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Second 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Third Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota

The 2005 Chinese Grand Prix was the final Formula One motor race of the 2005 Formula One season, which took place from October 14–16, 2005 at the Shanghai International Circuit. This was the second Chinese Grand Prix to be held since the event's 2004 inception. The race was won by the new World Champion, Renault's Fernando Alonso. McLaren driver Kimi Räikkönen was four seconds behind in second position, a reflection of their season long duel for the championship. Toyota driver Ralf Schumacher was third. Renault won the Constructors' Championship at this race; they had led McLaren by two points before the start of the race.

RaceEdit

During a warm up lap as the cars were lining up on the grid from the pit lane, Christijan Albers and Michael Schumacher's cars collided. Both were forced to start from the pits in their teams' spare car, along with Narain Karthikeyan who also missed the start. Alonso dominated the race, taking a lights-to-flag victory, capping a best ever season for Renault which included victories in both titles. Renault's number two driver Giancarlo Fisichella's chances of making the podium ended when he received a drive-through penalty for obstructive driving in the pits during the second safety car period. He ended the race less than a second behind Ralf Schumacher. Red Bull Racing's Christian Klien had a career best drive to take fifth position with Felipe Massa, Mark Webber and Jenson Button completing the point scoring finishers. Räikkönen recorded the race's fastest lap, a record equalling tenth for the season.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying took place on October 15.

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:34.080
2 6 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:34.401 +0.321
3 9 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.488 +0.408
4 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:34.801 +0.721
5 10 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.188 +1.108
6 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:35.301 +1.221
7 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:35.428 +1.348
8 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:35.610 +1.530
9 17 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:35.723 +1.643
10 7 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:35.739 +1.659
11 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:35.898 +1.818
12 16 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:36.044 +1.964
13 8 25px-Brazilflag Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:36.445 +2.365
14 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 1:36.472 +2.392
15 19 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 1:36.707 +2.627
16 11 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:36.788 +2.708
17 4 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:37.083 +3.003
18 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:39.105 +5.025
19 18 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:39.233 +5.153
20 20 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 1:39.460 +5.380
Fernando Alonso 2005 China

The race was won by Fernando Alonso in the Renault.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 56 1'39:53.618 1 10
2 9 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 56 +4.0 3 8
3 17 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 56 +25.3 9 6
4 6 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 56 +26.1 2 5
5 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 56 +31.8 14 4
6 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 56 +36.4 11 3
7 7 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-BMW 56 +36.8 10 2
8 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 56 +41.2 4 1
9 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 56 +44.2 7
10 11 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 56 +59.9 16
11 18 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 56 +1:24.6 19
12 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 +1:32.8 8
13 8 25px-Brazilflag Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 55 Tyre 13
14 20 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 55 Out of fuel 20
15 16 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 55 +1 Lap 12
16 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 50 Wheel nut 18
Ret 4 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 34 Gearbox 17
Ret 19 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 28 Accident 15
Ret 10 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 24 Engine 5
Ret 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 20 Spun off 6

Standings after the race Edit

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 133
2 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 112
3 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 62
4 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 60
5 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 58
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of France Renault 191
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 182
3 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 100
4 Flag-of-japansmall Toyota 88
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 66
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.



Previous race:
2005 Japanese Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2005 season
Next race:
2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
Previous race:
2004 Chinese Grand Prix
Chinese Grand Prix Next race:
2006 Chinese Grand Prix
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