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25px-Monacoflag  2005 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One season
Monte Carlo Formula 1 track map.svg
Date May 22, 2005
Official name LXIII Grand Prix de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monaco
Course Street circuit
3.34 km (2.075 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 78 laps, 260.52 km (161.85 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 2:30.323 (aggregate)
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:15.842 on lap 40
Podium
First 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Second Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW
Third 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-BMW

The 2005 Monaco Grand Prix (formally the LXIII Grand Prix de Monaco) was a Formula One motor race held on May 22, 2005 at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco. The race, contested over 78 laps, was the sixth round of the 2005 Formula One season, the 63rd running of the Monaco Grand Prix, and the as a round of the World Championship. It was won by polesitter and McLaren driver Kimi Räikkönen. Williams driver Nick Heidfeld completed the race in second position whilst his team-mate, Mark Webber, completed the podium by finishing in third place.

This was the first Monaco Grand Prix held after the death of Prince Rainier III. His death was the reason why the Princely Family did not attend the Grand Prix.


ReportEdit

Polesitter Kimi Räikkönen led the field from the start of the race, and though he was at first closely followed by Fernando Alonso, he was more than five seconds ahead by the twentieth lap. Meanwhile, Karthikeyan retired with a hydraulic failure. The race progressed otherwise uneventfully, with Alonso followed by Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, and Mark Webber, until the twenty-third lap, when Christijan Albers spun his Minardi into a wall at Mirabeau, blocking about two-thirds of the width of the track. David Coulthard, arriving behind him, swerved and successfully stopped his Red Bull without damage; however, Michael Schumacher plowed into Coulthard, breaking off his own nosecone and damaging the Red Bull's suspension beyond repair. As more drivers reached the blocked turn, the Safety Car was deployed so that marshals could remove Albers' car.

Both Renault drivers pitted immediately, but Räikkönen - acting on instructions from McLaren chief strategist Neil Martin - continued on in what was to prove a winning move.[1] Though this seemingly put Räikkönen in a bad spot, as all of his close competitors had pitted, he fought back with a series of brilliant laps that would give him a 34.7-second lead by the time he pitted on lap 42. Alonso, whose car was substantially slower as it was full of fuel, and whose rear tyres were wearing rapidly, was unable to catch up, and Räikkönen, after pitting, returned to the track still 13 seconds ahead. He would go on to win the race having led every lap of it. Liuzzi, meanwhile, had pulled into the pits with a smoky engine failure.

Nick Heidfeld worked his way up from sixth grid position, passing his own teammate in the pits after Williams called him in a lap earlier whilst Alonso was badly holding the two Williams drivers up. After Heidfeld's stop, a superb overtaking manoeuvre into the Nouvelle chicane put him ahead of Alonso. Webber tried to follow suit a lap later, but on the first attempt Alonso cut the corner and stayed in front. On the second attempt Alonso cut the corner again, this time clearly intentionally, but Webber eventually succeeded in overtaking him and claiming his first career podium in Formula One. Alonso straggled into fourth, his rear tyres almost entirely bald. Montoya advanced from sixteenth on the grid to an eventual fifth, finishing on Alonso's tail, followed by Michael and Ralf Schumacher, who crossed the line almost side-by-side.

Both Red Bull Racing cars ran with the Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Livery and, for this race, the Red Bull Racing pit crew dressed up as Imperial Stormtroopers. It didn't help the team's fortunes, as this was the first race where they failed to score points.

Classification Edit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 order Q1 time Q1 pos Q1+Q2 time
1 9 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 18 1:13.644 1 2.30.325
2 5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 17 1:14.125 2 2.30.406
3 7 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-BMW 13 1:14.584 3 2.31.656
4 6 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 14 1:14.783 4 2.32.100
5 16 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 16 1:15.189 7 2.32.590
6 8 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 9 1:15.128 6 2.32.883
7 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 11 1:15.329 8 2.33.867
8 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 4 1:16.186 11 2.34.736
9 11 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 5 1:15.921 9 2.34.936
10 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 10 1:16.142 10 2.34.983
11 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 8 1:16.218 12 2.35.120
12 15 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth 1 1:16.817 13 2.37.152
13 20 22px-Flag of Austria Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 2 1:18.574 14 2.40.810
14 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 3 1:19.229 15 2.42.206
15 18 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 7 1:19.408 16 2.43.078
16 10 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya# McLaren-Mercedes 12 1:14.858 5 NO TIME
17 19 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan* Jordan-Toyota 6 1:19.474 17 2.43.422
18 17 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 15 - 18 NO TIME
* = Narain Karthikeyan had an engine change
# = Montoya's Saturday time of 1:14.858 deleted as punishment for role in earlier practice accident

Race Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 78 1:45:15.556 1 10
2 8 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 78 +13.877 6 8
3 7 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Williams-BMW 78 +18.484 3 6
4 5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 78 +36.487 2 5
5 10 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 78 +36.647 16 4
6 17 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 78 +37.117 18 3
7 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 78 +37.223 8 2
8 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 78 +37.570 10 1
9 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 77 +1 Lap 11  
10 16 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 77 +1 Lap 5  
11 11 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 77 +1 Lap 9  
12 6 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 77 +1 Lap 4  
13 18 22px-Flag of Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 75 +3 Laps 15  
14 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 73 +5 Laps 14  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth 59 Accident damage 12  
Ret 20 22px-Flag of Austria Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 29 Accident 13  
Ret 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 23 Collision damage 7  
Ret 19 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 18 Hydraulics 17  

Standings after the race Edit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 49
2 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 27
3 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli 26
4 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber 18
5 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher 17
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of France Renault 63
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 51
3 Flag-of-japansmall Toyota 43
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 35
5 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 21
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit


Previous race:
2005 Spanish Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2005 season
Next race:
2005 European Grand Prix
Previous race:
2004 Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix Next race:
2006 Monaco Grand Prix
Awards
Preceded by
2004 Bahrain Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
for Race Promoter

2005
Succeeded by
2006 Brazilian Grand Prix
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