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2005 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 2005 Formula One season was the 56th FIA Formula One World Championship season, contested over a record 19 Grands Prix. It commenced on March 6, 2005, and ended October 16.

Fernando Alonso and the Renault F1 team won the World Drivers and Constructors Championships, ending five years of dominance by Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari. Alonso's success made him the youngest Champion in the history of the sport, a title he held until Lewis Hamilton's 2008 title success. Sebastian Vettel is now the youngest Champion in the history of F1. Renault's success was their first as a Constructor.

The 2005 season was the last for several well known Formula One teams, with the Minardi, BAR and Jordan teams all being taken over by new owners.

ReportEdit

The most-noted aspect of the season was Ferrari's lack of pace, caused mainly by a new rule prohibiting tyre changes during the course of a race. The Bridgestone tyres used by Ferrari could not find the right balance between performance and reliability, leaving the Michelin runners to battle for race victories.[1] Further rule changes emphasised the new focus on reliability, with engines required to last two Grands Prix without being changed.

Renault appeared the fastest team in pre-season testing and it was no surprise they dominated the early fly-away rounds. Giancarlo Fisichella won the season opener in Australia before team-mate Alonso demonstrated his title credentials with a series of victories in Malaysia, Bahrain and San Marino. As the season progressed the McLarens of Kimi Räikkönen and Juan Pablo Montoya became increasingly competitive and by the latter stages of the season the McLaren was generally considered the faster package. However, constant technical failures meant neither the team nor Räikkönen were able to translate their speed into Championship success.

Alonso secured his Drivers Championship with a third-place finish in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Despite both he and Räikkönen having six victories to their name at this point in the season, Alonso's greater consistency meant he was able to claim the Championship with two rounds to spare. The Constructors Championship was secured by Renault at the final race, with Alonso's seventh victory of the year. This gave Renault their first Championship as a Constructor after only previously triumphing as an engine supplier, despite winning two fewer races than McLaren.

Ferrari finished third in the Constructors Championship with only one win, at the United States Grand Prix, in farcical scenes after the race was only contested by the six Bridgestone cars after Michelin declared their tyres unsafe to run on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's unique banked corner.[2]

After a high-flying 2004 season the most conspicuous drop in performance after Ferrari was BAR-Honda, who were banned from two races after scrutineers in San Marino discovered a hidden fuel compartment that allowed their cars to run underweight. They were beaten in the Championship by Williams, whose engine partner BMW had announced they were leaving to join Sauber in June, and Toyota, who achieved 5 podium finishes and were only beaten to third in the championship because of Ferrari's 1–2 in Indianapolis.

All the teams scored world championship points over the course of the season, Minardi scoring rare points in their final season courtesy of being able to run in the US race.

Drivers and constructors Edit

The following teams and drivers were competitors in the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds No Third driver Test driver(s)
22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004M
F2005
Ferrari 053
Ferrari 055
B 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher All n/a 22px-Flag of Italy Luca Badoer
22px-Flag of Spain Marc Gené
2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 007 Honda RA005E M 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 1–4, 7–19 n/a 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
25px-Brazilflag Enrique Bernoldi
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Adam Carroll
25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan
Flag of South Africasmall Alan van der Merwe
4 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato1 1, 3–4, 7–19
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson 2
22px-Flag of France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R25 Renault RS25 M 5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso All n/a 22px-Flag of France Franck Montagny
25px-Brazilflag Lucas di Grassi
Robert Kubica
20px-Flag of Switzerland Giorgio Mondini
6 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team Williams FW27 BMW P84/5 M 7 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber All n/a 25px-Brazilflag Antônio Pizzonia
Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Andy Priaulx
Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel
8 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld 1–14
25px-Brazilflag Antônio Pizzonia 15–19
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Team McLaren Mercedes 10
McLaren MP4-20 Mercedes FO110R M 9 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen All 35 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa
22px-Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz
22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa
22px-Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Gary Paffett
10 Juan Pablo Montoya2 1–2, 5–19
22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa 3
22px-Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz 4
20px-Flag of Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber C24 Petronas 05A M 11 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve All none none
12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa All
22px-Flag of Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB1 Cosworth TJ2005 M 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard All 37 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien
USAflagsmall Scott Speed
USAflagsmall Scott Speed
20px-Flag of Switzerland Neel Jani
15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien3 1–3, 8–19
22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 4–7
Flag-of-japansmall Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF105
TF105B
Toyota RVX-05 M 16 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli All 38 25px-BrazilflagRicardo Zonta
22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis
22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis
25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe
22px-Flag of France Franck Perera
22px-Flag of Spain Borja García
17 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 1–8, 10–19
25px-Brazilflag Ricardo Zonta 9
22px-Flag of Ireland Jordan Grand Prix Jordan EJ15
EJ15B
Toyota RVX-05 B 18 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro All 39 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos
22px-Flag of France Franck Montagny
22px-Flag of Denmark Nicolas Kiesa
Flag-of-japansmall Sakon Yamamoto
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli
25px-Mexicoflag Mario Domínguez
19 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan All
22px-Flag of Italy Minardi Cosworth Minardi PS04B
PS05
Cosworth CK2004
Cosworth TJ2005
B 20 22px-Flag of Austria Patrick Friesacher 1–11 40 Flag of Israel.svg Chanoch Nissany7
22px-Flag of Italy Enrico Toccacelo8
Flag of Israel.svg Chanoch Nissany
22px-Flag of Uruguay.svg Juan Cáceres
22px-Flag of Spain Roldán Rodríguez
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos5 12–19
21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers All

All engines were 3.0 litre, V10 configuration.

  1. Anthony Davidson (BAR) raced in Malaysia for an ill Takuma Sato (fever, flu).
  2. Pedro de la Rosa (McLaren) raced in Bahrain for an injured Juan Pablo Montoya (non-racing shoulder injury); Alexander Wurz was third driver in place of de la Rosa. For the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix, de la Rosa and Wurz swapped roles.
  3. Vitantonio Liuzzi and Christian Klien were both contracted to Red Bull Racing to participate in at least three races, and agreed to share their race seat for the season. Klien drove in the first three races; Liuzzi replaced him for the San Marino, Spanish, Monaco, and European Grands Prix; Klien returned again for the Canadian GP, and completed the remainder of the races for the season.
  4. Robert Doornbos was Jordan's third driver for 9 of the first 11 races of the season. Franck Montagny replaced him at the European Grand Prix, Jordan were banned from using a third car at the Canadian Grand Prix after using too many tyres at the previous race. Nicolas Kiesa replaced Doornbos for the German Grand Prix onwards.
  5. Patrick Friesacher was replaced at Minardi by Robert Doornbos for the 2005 German Grand Prix and beyond due to sponsorship issues.
  6. No Michelin-shod teams participated in the U.S. Grand Prix for safety reasons, leaving just six cars on the grid at the start of the race.
  7. Chanoch Nissany became Minardi's third driver for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
  8. Enrico Toccacelo replaced Chanoch Nissany as Minardi's third driver for the Turkish Grand Prix.
  9. Antônio Pizzonia replaced Nick Heidfeld at Williams for the Italian Grand Prix after Heidfeld decided to withdraw after complaining of a severe headache. Earlier in the week, he crashed heavily during a test session at Monza. Pizzonia replaced Heidfeld again for the remaining three races of the season after Heidfeld had a motorcycle accident.
  10. At the Hungarian Grand Prix, West McLaren Mercedes became Team McLaren Mercedes.
  11. 2005 was the final year of the 3 litre V10 engine formula.

Driver changes Edit

The most noticeable change to the 2005 season was its driver lineup — only 7 drivers raced for the same team with which they began the 2004 season, another 7 drivers switched to new teams.

Driver 2004 Team 2005 Team Team Position
22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 20px-Flag of Switzerland Sauber Petronas 22px-Flag of France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Full-Time Driver
25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BMW Williams Team Full-Time driver
Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld 22px-Flag of Ireland Jordan Ford 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BMW Williams Team Full-Time driver
22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BMW Williams Team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes Full-Time driver
25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve 22px-Flag of France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team 20px-Flag of Switzerland Sauber Petronas Full-time Driver
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes 22px-Flag of Austria Red Bull Racing Full-Time driver
22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jaguar Racing 22px-Flag of Austria Red Bull Racing Full-Time driver
22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli* 22px-Flag of France Mild Seven Reanult F1 Team Flag-of-japansmall Panasonic Toyota Racing Full-Time Driver
Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BMW Williams Team Flag-of-japansmall Panasonic Toyota Racing Full-Time Driver
22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro none 22px-Flag of Ireland Jordan Grand Prix Full-Time driver
22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan none 22px-Flag of Ireland Jordan Grand Prix Full-Time driver
22px-Flag of Austria Patrick Friesacher none 22px-Flag of Italy Minardi F1 Team Full-Time driver
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers none 22px-Flag of Italy Minardi F1 Team Full-Time driver
25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta Flag-of-japansmall Panasonic Toyota Racing none
22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis Flag-of-japansmall Panasonic Toyota Racing Flag-of-japansmall Panasonic Toyota Racing Advisor/Test Driver
22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano 22px-Flag of Ireland Jordan Ford none
22px-Flag of Italy Gianmaria Bruni 22px-Flag of Italy Minardi F1 Team none
22px-Flag of Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner 22px-Flag of Italy Minardi F1 Team none
22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos 22px-Flag of Ireland Jordan Ford 22px-Flag of Italy Minardi F1 Team Test Driver
22px-Flag of Poland Robert Kubica none 22px-Flag of France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Test Driver

Team changes Edit

Red Bull Racing, which took over the Jaguar team, ran with Cosworth engines. Red Bull's lead driver was veteran Scotsman David Coulthard, paired with Christian Klien, the '04 Jaguar driver. Red Bull performed well, scoring 11 points after the first two events. Toyota-powered Jordan Grand Prix was purchased by Midland Group, although the team continued as Jordan until 2006. Sauber switched from Bridgestone to Michelin tyres over the winter, further severing their ties with the Ferrari team.

Shortly after the United States Grand Prix, Peter Sauber announced that Credit Suisse had sold BMW their majority share in his Sauber team, which announced its intention to run as BMW's factory team in 2006.

Formula One 2005 race scheduleEdit

Round Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 Foster's Australian Grand Prix Australian GP 25px-AustraliaFLAG Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 6 March
2 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP 22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 20 March
3 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP 22px-Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 3 April
4 Gran Premio Foster's di San Marino San Marino GP 22px-Flag of Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 24 April
5 Gran Premio Marlboro de España Spanish GP 22px-Flag of Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 8 May
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP 25px-Monacoflag Circuit de Monaco, Monte-Carlo 22 May
7 Grand Prix of Europe European GP Flag of Germany Nürburgring 29 May
8 Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP 25px-Canadaflag Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 12 June
9 United States Grand Prix United States GP USAflagsmall Indianapolis Motor Speedway 19 June
10 Grand Prix de France French GP 22px-Flag of France Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours 3 July
11 Foster's British Grand Prix British GP 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 10 July
12 Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland German GP Flag of Germany Hockenheimring 24 July
13 Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP 22px-Flag of Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 31 July
14 Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP 22px-Flag of Turkey Istanbul Park 21 August
15 Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia Italian GP 22px-Flag of Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 4 September
16 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 11 September
17 Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP 25px-Brazilflag Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 25 September
18 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Flag-of-japansmall Suzuka Circuit 9 October
19 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shanghai International Circuit 16 October

Broadcasting changesEdit

2005 was the beginning of a new 8-year TV deal with GlobalTV network in Indonesia. It was announced on January 21.

Results and standings Edit

The 2005 Formula One calendar featured a new event in Turkey, just miles from the Europe-Asia dividing line. The newly-built circuit in Istanbul joined the 2004 newcomers Bahrain and China. The 2005 season witnessed two of the hottest grands prix ever: the track temperature at the beginning of the Malaysian event was 51°C (124°F), while in Bahrain the mercury soared past 56°C (133°F).

Grands PrixEdit

Rd. Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Constructor Report
1 25px-AustraliaFLAG Australian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 22px-Flag of France Renault Report
2 22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France Renault Report
3 22px-Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France Renault Report
4 22px-Flag of Italy San Marino Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France Renault Report
5 22px-Flag of Spain Spanish Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
6 25px-Monacoflag Monaco Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
7 Flag of Germany European Grand Prix Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France Renault Report
8 25px-Canadaflag Canadian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
9 USAflagsmall United States Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari Report
10 22px-Flag of France French Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France Renault Report
11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom British Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
12 Flag of Germany German Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France Renault Report
13 22px-Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
14 22px-Flag of Turkey Turkish Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
15 22px-Flag of Italy Italian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
16 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Belgium Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
17 25px-Brazilflag Brazilian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
18 Flag-of-japansmall Japanese Grand Prix Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
19 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Chinese Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France Renault Report

Drivers Edit

Pos Driver AUS
25px-AustraliaFLAG
MAL
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg
BHR
22px-Flag of Bahrain.svg
SMR
22px-Flag of Italy
ESP
22px-Flag of Spain
MON
25px-Monacoflag
EUR
Flag of Germany
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
USA
USAflagsmall
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
22px-Flag of Hungary
TUR
22px-Flag of Turkey
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
JPN
Flag-of-japansmall
CHN
22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Points
1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 3 1 1 1 2 4 1 Ret DNS 1 2 1 11 2 2 2 3 3 1 133
2 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 8 9 3 Ret 1 1 11 1 DNS 2 3 Ret 1 1 4 1 2 1 2 112
3 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret 7 5 2 1 3 6 5 2 Ret 10 Ret 4 7 Ret 62
4 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 6 4 7 5 7 DSQ DNS Ret 1 2 Ret 3 1 14 1 Ret Ret 60
5 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 1 Ret Ret Ret 5 12 6 Ret DNS 6 4 4 9 4 3 Ret 5 2 4 58
6 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 12 5 4 9 4 6 Ret 6 7 8 6 3 12 6 7 8 8 3 45
7 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli 9 2 2 5 3 10 8 Ret DNS 5 9 14 4 6 5 Ret 13 Ret 15 43
8 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello 2 Ret 9 Ret 9 8 3 3 2 9 7 10 10 10 12 5 6 11 12 38
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 11 Ret Ret DSQ 10 Ret DNS 4 5 3 5 5 8 3 7 5 8 37
10 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber 5 Ret 6 7 6 3 Ret 5 DNS 12 11 NC 7 Ret 14 4 NC 4 7 36
11 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Ret 3 Ret 6 10 2 2 Ret DNS 14 12 11 6 Ret 28
12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard 4 6 8 11 8 Ret 4 7 DNS 10 13 7 Ret 7 15 Ret Ret 6 9 24
13 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa 10 10 7 10 11 9 14 4 DNS Ret 10 8 14 Ret 9 10 11 10 6 11
14 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve 13 Ret 11 4 Ret 11 13 9 DNS 8 14 15 Ret 11 11 6 12 12 10 9
15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien 7 8 DNS 8 DNS Ret 15 9 Ret 8 13 9 9 9 5 9
16 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro 16 12 10 13 12 13 15 10 3 13 17 17 13 15 17 8 Ret 13 11 7
17 22px-Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz 3 6
18 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan 15 11 Ret 12 13 Ret 16 Ret 4 15 Ret 16 12 14 20 11 15 15 Ret 5
19 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers Ret 13 13 Ret Ret 14 17 11 5 Ret 18 13 NC Ret 19 12 14 16 16 4
20 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa 5 4
21 22px-Flag of Austria Patrick Friesacher 17 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 6 Ret 19 3
22 25px-Brazilflag Antônio Pizzonia 7 15 Ret Ret 13 2
23 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato 14 Ret DSQ 12 Ret DNS 11 16 12 8 9 16 Ret 10 DSQ Ret 1
24 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 8 Ret Ret 9 1
25 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos 18 Ret 13 18 13 Ret 14 14 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson Ret 0
25px-Brazilflag Ricardo Zonta DNS 0
Pos Driver AUS
25px-AustraliaFLAG
MAL
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg
BHR
22px-Flag of Bahrain.svg
SMR
22px-Flag of Italy
ESP
22px-Flag of Spain
MON
25px-Monacoflag
EUR
Flag of Germany
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
USA
USAflagsmall
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
22px-Flag of Hungary
TUR
22px-Flag of Turkey
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
JPN
Flag-of-japansmall
CHN
22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish, inc. non-classified finish
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD) - 2003-2007 only
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Injured or ill (Inj)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)


Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest lap

Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
Drivers on Michelin tyres had to withdraw from the Template:F1 gp before the race started due to safety concerns.

Constructors Edit

Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
25px-AustraliaFLAG
MAL
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg
BHR
22px-Flag of Bahrain.svg
SMR
22px-Flag of Italy
ESP
22px-Flag of Spain
MON
25px-Monacoflag
EUR
Flag of Germany
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
USA
USAflagsmall
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
22px-Flag of Hungary
TUR
22px-Flag of Turkey
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
JPN
Flag-of-japansmall
CHN
22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Points
1 22px-Flag of France Renault 5 3 1 1 1 2 4 1 Ret DNS 1 2 1 11 2 2 2 3 3 1 191
6 1 Ret Ret Ret 5 12 6 Ret DNS 6 4 4 9 4 3 Ret 5 2 4
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 9 8 9 3 Ret 1 1 11 1 DNS 2 3 Ret 1 1 4 1 2 1 2 182
10 6 4 5 3 7 5 7 DSQ DNS Ret 1 2 Ret 3 1 14 1 Ret Ret
3 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 1 Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret 7 5 2 1 3 6 5 2 Ret 10 Ret 4 7 Ret 100
2 2 Ret 9 Ret 9 8 3 3 2 9 7 10 10 10 12 5 6 11 12
4 Flag-of-japansmall Toyota 16 9 2 2 5 3 10 8 Ret DNS 5 9 14 4 6 5 Ret 13 Ret 15 88
17 12 5 4 9 4 6 Ret 6 DNS 7 8 6 3 12 6 7 8 8 3
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 7 5 Ret 6 7 6 3 Ret 5 DNS 12 11 NC 7 Ret 14 4 NC 4 7 66
8 Ret 3 Ret 6 10 2 2 Ret DNS 14 12 11 6 Ret 7 15 Ret Ret 13
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BAR-Honda 3 11 Ret Ret DSQ EX EX 10 Ret DNS 4 5 3 5 5 8 3 7 5 8 38
4 14 Ret Ret DSQ EX EX 12 Ret DNS 11 16 12 8 9 16 Ret 10 DSQ Ret
7 22px-Flag of Austria RBR-Cosworth 14 4 6 8 11 8 Ret 4 7 DNS 10 13 7 Ret 7 15 Ret Ret 6 9 34
15 7 8 DNS 8 Ret Ret 9 8 DNS Ret 15 9 Ret 8 13 9 9 9 5
8 20px-Flag of Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 11 13 Ret 11 4 Ret 11 13 9 DNS 8 14 15 Ret 11 11 6 12 12 10 20
12 10 10 7 10 11 9 14 4 DNS Ret 10 8 14 Ret 9 10 11 10 6
9 22px-Flag of Ireland Jordan-Toyota 18 16 12 10 13 12 13 15 10 3 13 17 17 13 15 17 8 Ret 13 11 12
19 15 11 Ret 12 13 Ret 16 Ret 4 15 Ret 16 12 14 20 11 15 15 Ret
10 22px-Flag of Italy Minardi-Cosworth 20 17 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 6 Ret 19 18 Ret 13 18 13 Ret 14 14 7
21 Ret 13 13 Ret Ret 14 17 11 5 Ret 18 13 NC Ret 19 12 14 16 16
Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
25px-AustraliaFLAG
MAL
22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg
BHR
22px-Flag of Bahrain.svg
SMR
22px-Flag of Italy
ESP
22px-Flag of Spain
MON
25px-Monacoflag
EUR
Flag of Germany
CAN
25px-Canadaflag
USA
USAflagsmall
FRA
22px-Flag of France
GBR
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
22px-Flag of Hungary
TUR
22px-Flag of Turkey
ITA
22px-Flag of Italy
BEL
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil)
BRA
25px-Brazilflag
JPN
Flag-of-japansmall
CHN
22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish, inc. non-classified finish
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD) - 2003-2007 only
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Injured or ill (Inj)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)


Rules changes Edit

For a time there existed a distinct possibility that some teams would be running three race cars per grand prix. (Fewer than 10 teams, or 20 cars, starting on the grid would have resulted in some teams running three cars, under an obscure term in the Concorde Agreement.) By the first round of the season, though, there were ten teams, as Red Bull completed their takeover of Jaguar and were ready to race in Australia. Minardi, which initially received an injunction allowing them to compete despite their cars' non-conformity to new 2005 technical regulations, later modified their cars to adhere to 2005 regulations.

Qualifying Edit

The first six races of the 2005 season used a new qualifying format, marking the third year in five with sharply-revised qualifying rules. Grid position was determined by aggregate times from two single-lap flying runs, one Saturday afternoon and one Sunday morning. Refueling was allowed after the first qualifying run Saturday; however, the car must have been fueled for the race for Sunday's qualifying. (Although some rules changes are brought about to even the playing field or to reduce costs, this rule change was prompted by the typhoon which rescheduled qualifying for the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix). Adverse weather conditions affecting either qualifying session impacted the final, aggregate time.

On May 24, the ten team bosses met with Max Mosley and recommended a return to a single, one-lap qualifying run on Saturday on race fuel and race tires, which, having been approved by the FIA World Motorsport Council, took effect at the European Grand Prix on May 29.

Tyres Edit

A hugely significant change in 2005 was the absence of tyre changes during pit stops. Under new regulations, a driver had to use one set of tyres during qualifying and the race itself. Tyre changes were allowed for punctures and for wet weather, under the direction of the FIA. The FIA had to post a "change in climatic conditions" notice in order for tyre changes to occur normally. After Kimi Räikkönen's disastrous accident at the Nurburgring when his suspension collapsed after a flat-spotted tyre ripped the carbon fiber suspension apart, team principals and the FIA agreed that a single tyre change per car could be made without penalty, provided it was to change a tyre that had become dangerously worn like Räikkönen's had. Obviously, preserving a single set of tyres for the entire race became a new challenge for drivers; the challenge for tyre manufactures was to produce more durable, long-lasting compounds. Michelin-shod runners had a distinct advantage over their Bridgestone counterparts.

However, during practice for the US Grand Prix it became apparent that Michelin's tyres were not capable of handling the loads put on them through Indianapolis' banked turn 13. Controversy ensued, with the end result being the seven Michelin-shod teams withdrawing from the race after the parade lap. Michelin stated that the tyres were not safe to use for more than ten laps, but even without the no-change rule the number of tyre changes required to go the distance would have left these teams far behind the Bridgestone runners.

Engine life Edit

Formula One engines had to last two race weekends, double that demanded by 2004 regulations. A driver who needed to change an engine was subject to a 10 place grid penalty for the race. Designed to limit revs and power outputs demanded by greater reliability, this regulation was also a cost-cutting measure for engine manufacturers. After the initial race of the season, the FIA acted to close a loophole in this new regulation exposed by BAR, who deliberately pitted their cars rather than finish the race.

Aerodynamics Edit

The technical aerodynamics regulations were modified to improve competition, especially for cars traveling in another car's aeroflow wake in order to overtake. By changing the size and placement of both front and rear wings, as well as requiring higher noses, the new rules attempted to reduce downforce by roughly one-quarter, but teams developed other chassis innovations to reclaim much of that "lost" downforce, which made following another car even harder than the previous season.

Delayed starts and race stoppages Edit

If driver stalled his car while entering the final grid, the other cars were sent instantly to new warm-up lap, instead of all drivers stopping their cars and waiting couple of minutes for new start. Stalled car is pushed to the pit lane and the grid is clear when the drivers return.

When the race is red-flagged, the timekeeping system will not stop. The drivers stop on the start/finish straight. The restart is done behind the safety car instead of standing start which was used earlier. Although this rule came in effect in 2005, it was first used at the 2007 European Grand Prix.

Also in safety car situations, the rules were changed to allow the safety car to use the pit lane if necessary. This rule change was made following Ralf Schumacher's accident in 2004 United States Grand Prix. As of the 2011 European Grand Prix, this contingency has yet to be required.

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