2005 German Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 12 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One season
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Date July 24, 2005
Official name LXVII Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
4.574 km (2.842 mi)
Distance 67 laps, 306.458 km (190.414 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:14.320
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:14.873 on lap 24
Podium
First Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Second Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes
Third United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda

The 2005 German Grand Prix (formally the LXVII Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland) was a Formula One motor race, held on July 24, 2005 at the Hockenheimring in Hockenheim, Germany. The race, contested over 67 laps, was the twelfth round of the 2005 Formula One season. Renault driver Fernando Alonso won the race, taking his sixth victory of the season, whilst Juan Pablo Montoya finished second for the McLaren team. BAR-Honda driver Jenson Button, completed the podium by finishing in third position. It was his first podium finish of the season, because the BAR team had been disqualified from the San Marino Grand Prix.

As a consequence of the race, Alonso extended his lead in the Drivers' Championship by 10 points to 36 points over his main title rival, McLaren driver Kimi Räikkönen, who had retired from the lead of the race, but still remained second in the standings. Ferrari driver and reigning world champion Michael Schumacher, finished the race in fifth position and retained third place in the standings, albeit being 40 points behind Alonso. Juan Pablo Montoya was still in fourth, and Rubens Barichello remained fifth despite finishing out of the points. In the Constructors' Championship, Renault extended their lead to 22 points from title rivals McLaren. McLaren increased the gap between themselves and third placed Ferrari to 17 points, whilst Toyota and Williams remained fourth and fifth respectively.

Report[edit]

Kimi Räikkönen qualified first and maintained this position after the start and first round of pitstops. Meanwhile, his team mate Juan Pablo Montoya, had gained nine positions in the first lap after he had failed to set a qualifying time and started last on the grid.

However, on lap 35, Räikkönen's car suffered a hydraulic failure forcing his retirement from the race. This meant that Fernando Alonso inherited first position. It was Räikkönen's fifth consecutive retirement at the circuit. Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello suffered from the poor durability of the Bridgestone tyres on their Ferraris again, particularly Schumacher who had chosen a softer compound. This allowed Jenson Button to overtake Schumacher to take second place, although he quickly pitted, allowing Montoya take gain the position. Montoya then managed to stay ahead of Button after his own second stop. In the final laps of the race, Schumacher's problems allowed Giancarlo Fisichella to take his fourth place. During the race Jacques Villeneuve was in three separate collisions; he clashed with Barrichello on lap 1, Robert Doornbos on lap 4, and Tiago Monteiro on lap 27.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.320 -
2 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:14.759 +0.439
3 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:14.904 +0.586
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:14.927 +0.609
5 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:15.006 +0.688
6 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:15.070 +0.752
7 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 1:15.403 +1.083
8 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:15.501 +1.181
9 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:15.532 +1.212
10 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 1:15.635 +1.315
11 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:15.679 +1.359
12 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:15.689 +1.369
13 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:16.009 +1.691
14 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:16.012 +1.694
15 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:16.230 +1.910
16 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:17.519 +3.199
17 20 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 1:18.313 +3.993
18 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:18.599 +4.279
19 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes - -
20 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota - Engine Penalty

Race[edit]

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 67 1:26:28.599 3 10
2 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 67 +22.569 19 † 8
3 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 67 +24.422 2 6
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 67 +50.587 4 5
5 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 67 +51.690 5 4
6 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 67 +52.242 12 3
7 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 67 +52.700 11 2
8 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 67 +56.570 13 1
9 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 67 +1:09.818 10
10 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 66 +1 lap 15
11 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 66 +1 lap 7
12 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 66 +1 lap 8
13 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 65 +2 laps 16
14 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 64 Engine 9
15 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 64 +3 laps 14
16 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 64 +3 laps 20
17 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 64 +3 laps 18
18 20 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 63 +4 laps 17
NC 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 55 +12 laps 6
Ret 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 35 Hydraulics 1

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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Coordinates: 49°19′40″N 8°33′57″E / 49.32778°N 8.56583°E / 49.32778; 8.56583