Minardi PS05

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Minardi Cosworth PS05
Minardi PS05 British GP 2005.jpg
Patrick Friesacher driving the Minardi PS05 at the 2005 British Grand Prix.
Category Formula One
Constructor Minardi
Designer(s) Gabriele Tredozi (Technical Director)
Sandro Parini (Chief Designer)
Andrea Rocchetto (Chief Aerodynamicist)
Predecessor PS04B
Successor Toro Rosso STR1
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon-fibre monocoque.
Suspension (front) Carbon-wrapped steel double wishbone, with pushrod-activated torsion springs.
Suspension (rear) As front.
Engine Cosworth TJ2005 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in) 72° V10 Naturally aspirated rear mid-engine, longitudinally mounted.
Transmission Minardi 6-speed longitudinally mounted, semi-automatic gearbox Minardi hydraulic differential.
Fuel Elf
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrants Minardi F1 Team
Notable drivers 20. Austria Patrick Friesacher
20. Netherlands Robert Doornbos
21. Netherlands Christijan Albers
Debut 2005 San Marino Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
16 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Minardi PS05 was a Formula One race car used by Minardi Cosworth in the 2005 Formula One season. It debuted at the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix, and in the three races beforehand the team used the Minardi PS04B. The team earned their second double-points finish in the team's 20-year history at the controversial 2005 United States Grand Prix, an achievement only brought to fruition by the withdrawal of all teams using the Michelin tyres; only 6 cars participated in the race.

Patrick Friesacher was dropped from the Minardi team after the 2005 British Grand Prix due to his sponsors failing to pay Minardi the amounts agreed at the start of the season. He was replaced by Robert Doornbos, Albers's countrymate from the 2005 German Grand Prix to the end of the season. The PS05 was the last Formula One car developed by Minardi before the sale of the team, which from 2006 became known as the Red Bull Racing sister team, Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Sponsors: Cosworth, Bridgestone, Elf, Lost Boys, OzJet, CO2 Group, JVC, Muermans Group, MAN, SMP Bank, Upex

Performance & Development[edit]

In comparison to its predecessors, the PS05 featured heavily sculpted sidepods, updated aerodynamics and a newer Cosworth unit, though it was older than what Red Bull was being supplied with at the time. In terms of performance, the car was regularly towards the back of the field, with occasional midfield finishes. Of the fifteen races the PS05 was used, it retired at eight races, failed to classify at one race and finished twelve races. In comparison to its immediate predecessor, the PS04B, which retired from fifteen races and finished eighteen races, the PS05 was more reliable and yet finished lower on average. Development was slow, but stood to testament of the team's ability to design cars on a small budget. When introduced at San Marino, the PS05 featured a double plane wing on its sidepods, a first in Formula One, while in Hungary, the rear wing featured a large vertical slit, a first as well and finishing off the year was a multi- profiled front wing. The front wing was, along with Renault and Jordan, a first and would be adopted by most teams by the end of the decade.

Results[edit]

(key)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
2005 Minardi F1 Team Cosworth TJ2005 V10 B AUS MAL BHR SMR ESP MON EUR CAN USA FRA GBR GER HUN TUR ITA BEL BRA JPN CHN 7 10th
Albers Ret Ret 14 17 11 5 Ret 18 13 NC Ret 19 12 14 16 16
Friesacher Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 6 Ret 19
Doornbos 18 Ret 13 18 13 Ret 14 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minardi PS05 Cosworth". F1Technical.net. Retrieved 2010-09-19.