2005 Spanish Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 5 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One season
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Date May 8, 2005
Official name Gran Premio Marlboro de España
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
4.627 km (2.875 mi)
Distance 66 laps, 305.382 km (189.75 mi)
Weather Sunny, warm
Pole position
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 2:31.421 (aggregate)
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault
Time 1:15.641 on lap 66
Podium
First Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Second Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Third Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota

The 2005 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race, held on 8 May, 2005, at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

Kimi Räikkönen started on pole position ahead of Mark Webber, who set the fastest lap during the second qualifying session to claim the front row, leaving championship leader Fernando Alonso on the second row in third. Right from the start Räikkönen started pulling away at a blistering pace, setting the fastest lap thirteen times in only twenty four laps. Alonso suffered from some tyre wear and was forced to take care of the tyres and come home in second place, never taking the lead from Räikkönen.

Webber had a dismal start, losing second and then third to Alonso and Ralf Schumacher, respectively. After the first round of pitstops he lost three positions and had to battle his way back to finish in sixth. Alonso's teammate Giancarlo Fisichella moved around constantly in the field, but managed to end up in fifth from sixth on the grid.

Jarno Trulli had a good race, ending up on the podium in third ahead of his teammate Ralf Schumacher, who fell behind after the first round of pitstops. Meanwhile, Räikkönen's teammate Juan Pablo Montoya had an average race, moving around in the field but still only managing a seventh place. It was his return from a two-race absence to recover from a shoulder injury. David Coulthard claimed the final points-paying position in eighth after starting from ninth.

Some of the retirements included Michael Schumacher, who suffered from a tyre failure and had to retire on lap 47, his third retirement of the year. Jacques Villeneuve also had to retire on lap 52 after a water leak resulted in his engine overheating.

This was Räikkönen's first victory of 2005.

Friday drivers[edit]

The bottom 6 teams in the 2004 Constructors' Championship were entitled to run a third car in free practice on Friday. These drivers drove on Friday but did not compete in qualifying or the race.

Constructor Nat Driver
McLaren-Mercedes Spain Pedro de la Rosa
Sauber-Petronas none
Red Bull-Cosworth Austria Christian Klien
Toyota Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Jordan-Toyota Netherlands Robert Doornbos
Minardi-Cosworth none

B.A.R-Honda were banned following weight irregularities, and thus did not run a third car.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Q1 order Q1 time Q1 pos Q1+Q2 time
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 4 1:14.819 3 2:31.421
2 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 13 1:15.042 6 2:31.668
3 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 18 1:14.811 2 2:31.691
4 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 11 1:14.870 4 2:31.917
5 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 15 1:14.795 1 2:31.995
6 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 2 1:15.601 8 2:32.830
7 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1 1:15.902 12 2:33.472
8 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 17 1:15.398 7 2:33.551
9 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 9 1:15.795 10 2:34.168
10 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 10 1:15.863 11 2:34.224
11 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth 12 1:16.288 13 2:35.302
12 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 16 1:16.794 14 2:36.480
13 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 8 1:18.557 15 2:39.268
14 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 7 1:19.040 16 2:39.943
15 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 6 1:19.563 17 2:41.141
16 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 3 1:20.306 18 2:42.759
17 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 14 1:15.038 5 none
18 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 5 1:15.746 9 none

Race[edit]

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 66 1:27:16.830 1 10
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 66 +27.652 3 8
3 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 66 +45.947 5 6
4 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 66 +46.719 4 5
5 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 66 +57.936 6 4
6 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 66 +1:08.542 2 3
7 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 65 +1 lap 7 2
8 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 65 +1 lap 9 1
9 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 65 +1 lap 16  
10 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 65 +1 lap 17  
11 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 63 Wheel rim 10  
12 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 63 +3 laps 18  
13 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 63 +3 laps 13  
Ret 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 51 Engine 12  
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 46 Puncture 8  
Ret 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 19 Gearbox 14  
Ret 20 Austria Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 11 Spun off 15  
Ret 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth 9 Spun off 11  

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


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Coordinates: 41°34′12″N 2°15′40″E / 41.57000°N 2.26111°E / 41.57000; 2.26111