2005 Turkish Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 14 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One season
Istanbul park.svg
Date August 21, 2005
Official name I Turkish Grand Prix
Location Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey
Course Permanent racing facility
5.34 km (3.32 mi)
Distance 58 laps, 309.72 km (192.56 mi)
Weather Sunny; 30°C Air; 45°C Track
Attendance 100,000
Pole position
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:26.797
Fastest lap
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:24.770 on lap 39
Podium
First Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Second Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Third Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes

The 2005 Turkish Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on August 21 at Istanbul Park in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first Formula One race to take place in Turkey.

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
Red Bull-Cosworth Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
Toyota Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Jordan-Toyota Denmark Nicolas Kiesa
Minardi-Cosworth Italy Enrico Toccacelo

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:26.797 -
2 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:27.039 +0.242
3 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:27.050 +0.253
4 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:27.352 +0.555
5 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:27.501 +0.704
6 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 1:27.929 +1.132
7 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:27.944 +1.147
8 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:28.419 +1.622
9 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:28.594 +1.797
10 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 1:28.963 +2.166
11 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:29.369 +2.572
12 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:29.764 +2.967
13 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:30.063 +3.266
14 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:30.175 +3.378
15 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:30.710 +3.913
16 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:32.186 +5.389
17 20 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth -
18 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas -
19 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota -
20 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari -
  • Takuma Sato was found guilty of blocking Mark Webber (Sato was unaware of Webber approaching as he had been reported to have no radio contact with the BAR Honda team) and was relegated to the back of the grid, behind Michael Schumacher who had a spin at Turn 9 and had his V10 engine changed following qualification.
  • Robert Doornbos' brakes caught fire due to an incorrect brake pipe fitting.
  • Narain Karthikeyan experienced two engine failures.

Race[edit]

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:24:34.454 1 10
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 58 +18.609 3 8
3 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 58 +19.635 4 6
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 58 +37.973 2 5
5 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 58 +39.304 13 4
6 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 58 +55.420 5 3
7 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 58 +1:09.292 12 2
8 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 58 +1:11.622 10 1
9 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 58 +1:19.987 20
10 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 57 +1 lap 11
11 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 57 +1 lap 16
12 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 57 +1 laps 9
13 20 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 55 +3 laps 17
14 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 55 +3 laps 18
15 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 55 +3 laps 14
Ret 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 48 Withdrew 15
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 32 Collision damage 19
Ret 8 Germany Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 29 Tyre 6
Ret 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 28 Engine 8
Ret 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 20 Tyre 7
  • Williams-BMW cars retired from the race due to right-rear tyre failures - twice for each car.
  • Michael Schumacher and Mark Webber collided on lap 14. Schumacher's rear suspension was damaged, but he later rejoined the race after repairs to improve his qualifying slot by three positions at the next race. Webber's Williams lost the nose cone.
  • Juan Pablo Montoya was comfortably heading for second place on the penultimate lap when he clashed with the Jordan of Tiago Monteiro, damaging the diffuser. On the next lap Montoya ran straight ahead on Turn 8, losing second place to Fernando Alonso.
  • Felipe Massa lost his front wing and bargeboard in a first corner collision with Nick Heidfeld. After the replacements he managed to continue racing until lap 29 where his engine failed.
  • Juan Pablo Montoya's fastest lap was over 2 seconds faster than his team mate's qualifying time, usually fastest race laps are far slower than qualifying lap times.

Notes[edit]

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.


Previous race:
2005 Hungarian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2005 season
Next race:
2005 Italian Grand Prix
Previous race:
None
Turkish Grand Prix Next race:
2006 Turkish Grand Prix

Coordinates: 40°57′20.5″N 29°24′29.7″E / 40.955694°N 29.408250°E / 40.955694; 29.408250