2005 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 15 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One season
Monza track map.svg
Date September 4, 2005
Official name LXXVI Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 306.720 km (190.779 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:21.054
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:21.504 on lap 51
Podium
First Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes
Second Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Third Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault

The 2005 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race, held on September 4, 2005 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit. Fifteenth race of the 2005 Formula One season, it was the event in which Juan Pablo Montoya achieved the highest ever speed recorded during a F1 race, 372.6 km/h (231.5 mph).[1]

Report[edit]

Kimi Räikkönen qualified his McLaren-Mercedes fastest, but received a 10-place grid penalty for changing his engine, demoting him to 11th on the grid and giving pole to Juan Pablo Montoya.

The race was won by Montoya with Fernando Alonso second and Giancarlo Fisichella third. Räikkönen climbed from 11th place to finish 4th, ahead of Jarno Trulli, Ralf Schumacher, Antônio Pizzonia and Jenson Button. Räikkönen would have had a chance of winning with a one-stop-strategy, but a deflated tyre forced him to make a second pit-stop.

The race allowed Alonso on 103 points to stay in first place in the Drivers' Championship and extended his lead by three points over Räikkönen on 76. Then followed Michael Schumacher still on 55 points. After this Grand Prix, the championship become a two horse race between Alonso and Räikkönen, eliminating Schumacher from mathematical contention although it had been unlikely for some time that Schumacher would be contending for the title. Montoya gained 10 points on Schumacher but still remained in 4th place on 50 points. Renault retained the lead of the Constructors' Championship with 146 points, a ten point advantage over McLaren-Mercedes on 136. Remaining in third place was Ferrari with 86 points; Toyota collected 7 points and had 78 points.

There were no retirements during the race, a feat that had not happened to a full field in Formula One since the 1961 Dutch Grand Prix. The 2005 United States Grand Prix is also considered as a race with no retirements, however only six cars started due to problems with the supply of Michelin tyres, which led to the mass withdrawal of all teams running on those tyres due to safety issues. Antônio Pizzonia replaced Nick Heidfeld for the rest of the season onwards.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.878
2 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.054 +0.176
3 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:21.319 +0.441
4 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:21.369 +0.491
5 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:21.477 +0.599
6 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:21.640 +0.762
7 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:21.721 +0.843
8 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:21.962 +1.084
9 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:22.068 +1.190
10 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:22.266 +1.388
11 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:22.304 +1.426
12 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:22.356 +1.478
13 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 1:22.532 +1.654
14 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:22.560 +1.682
15 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:23.060 +2.182
16 8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:23.291 +2.413
17 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:24.666 +3.788
18 20 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.904 +4.026
19 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 1:25.859 +4.981
20 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:26.964 +6.086
  • Note: Kimi Räikkönen had a 10-place grid penalty for this race, for an engine change.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 53 1:14:28.659 1 10
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 53 +2.479 2 8
3 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 53 +17.975 8 6
4 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +22.775 11 5
5 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 53 +33.786 5 4
6 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 53 +43.925 9 3
7 8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 53 +44.643 16 2
8 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 53 +1:03.635 3 1
9 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 53 +1:15.413 15
10 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 +1:36.070 6
11 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 52 +1 lap 12
12 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 52 +1 lap 7
13 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 52 +1 lap 13
14 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 52 +1 lap 14
15 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 52 +1 lap 10
16 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 52 +1 lap 4
17 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 51 +2 laps 17
18 20 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 51 +2 laps 18
19 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 51 +2 laps 20
20 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 50 +3 laps 19

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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