2005 Champ Car season

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2005 Champ Car season
2005 Champ Car season
Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford
Season
Races 13
Start date April 10
End date November 6
Awards
Drivers' champion France Sébastien Bourdais
Constructors' Cup United Kingdom Lola
Nations' Cup France France
Rookie of the Year Germany Timo Glock
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2004 2006

The 2005 Champ Car season was the second season of the Champ Car World Series era of American open-wheel racing. It began on April 10, 2005 in Long Beach, California and ended on November 6 in Mexico City, Mexico after 13 races. The Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford Drivers' Champion was Sébastien Bourdais, his second consecutive championship. The Rookie of the Year was Timo Glock.

Drivers and Teams[edit]

The 2.65 liter turbo V8 Ford-Cosworth XFE engine continued to be the exclusive power plant for the series. Bridgestone continued on as the exclusive series tire supplier as well. The two companies continued the marketing agreement that branded the series Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. All teams ran the Lola B02/00 chassis after the 2002 bankruptcy of Reynard Motorsport prevented further development of their Reynard 02I, causing it to become uncompetitive against the Lola.

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2005 Champ Car season.

Team No Drivers Races
United States Newman/Haas Racing 1 France Sébastien Bourdais All
2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira 1-2
Spain Oriol Servià 3-13
United States Forsythe Championship Racing 3 Canada Paul Tracy All
7 Mexico Mario Domínguez All
United States CTE Racing-HVM 4 Sweden Björn Wirdheim 1-11
Italy Fabrizio del Monte 12-13
50 Mexico Homero Richards 13
55 Denmark Ronnie Bremer 1-5
Brazil Alex Sperafico 6-7
Mexico Rodolfo Lavín 8-13
Australia Team Australia 5 Australia Marcus Marshall 1-12
Australia Will Power 13
15 Canada Alex Tagliani All
25 Australia Will Power 12
Netherlands Charles Zwolsman 13
United States Rocketsports Racing 8 Germany Timo Glock All
31 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 1-11
United States Michael McDowell 12-13
United States RuSPORT 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson All
10 United States A. J. Allmendinger All
United States Dale Coyne Racing 11 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico All
19 Spain Oriol Servià 1-2
Canada Michael Valiante 4
Brazil Tarso Marques 5
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel 6
Denmark Ronnie Bremer 7-13
United States PKV Racing 12 United States Jimmy Vasser All
21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta All
52 Mexico Jorge Goeters 2
United States Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 27 Canada Andrew Ranger All
34 France Nelson Philippe All
Canada Jensen MotorSport 41 Italy Fabrizio del Monte 1

Team and driver changes[edit]

Similar to the 2003 and 2004 seasons, there were once again many changes for the 2005 season. Last season's rookie of the year runner-up Justin Wilson teamed up with the 2004 rookie of the year A. J. Allmendinger at RuSPORT.[1] PKV Racing brought 2002 CART champion Cristiano da Matta back to the Champ Car series after he spent two years driving for Toyota in Formula One.[2] Rocketsports Racing began the year with Formula One driver Timo Glock and Ryan Hunter-Reay.[3] Mi-Jack Conquest Racing signed 2004 Toyota Atlantic rookie of the year Andrew Ranger.[4] Mario Domínguez moved to Forsythe Championship Racing after 3 seasons with HVM Racing.[5] Domínguez replaced Patrick Carpentier who moved over to the IRL with Cheever Racing. Forsythe's third driver in 2004, Rodolfo Lavín, began the 2005 season on the sidelines. Walker Racing became Team Australia after a sponsor partnership was formed with Australian businessman Craig Gore. They ran Champ Car veteran Alex Tagliani and a rookie from Australia, Marcus Marshall.[6] Domínguez's former team, which renamed itself HVM Racing from Herdez Competition after the salsa company ended its title sponsorship, began the season with 2003 Formula 3000 champion Björn Wirdheim and Toyota Atlantic driver Ronnie Bremer.[7]

Mid-season changes[edit]

Races[edit]

Rnd Race Name Circuit City/Location Date
1 United States Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California April 10
2 Mexico Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey Fundidora Park Monterrey, Mexico May 22
3 United States Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225, Presented by US Bank Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin June 4
4 United States G.I. Joe's presents the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon June 18
5 United States Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland presented by U.S. Bank Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio June 26
6 Canada Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario July 10
7 Canada West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton Edmonton City Centre Airport Edmonton, Alberta July 17
8 United States Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose Streets of San Jose San Jose, California July 31
9 United States Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver presented by PacifiCare Streets of Denver Denver, Colorado August 14
10 Canada Molson Indy Montreal Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montreal, Quebec August 28
11 United States Champ Car Hurricane Relief 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nevada September 24
12 Australia Lexmark Indy 300 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia October 22
13 Mexico Gran Premio Telmex-Tecate presented by Banamex Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Mexico City, Mexico November 6
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit

The initial 2005 schedule announced by Champ Car included 14 races,[21] but only 13 races actually took place during the season. The 14th race was scheduled to take place at a newly constructed permanent road circuit in the city of Ansan, South Korea on October 16, the week before the race at Surfers Paradise. The race was canceled in September when it was determined that the circuit was not ready to host the race.[22] It was the second year in a row that a race in Korea was canceled, as a street circuit race in the capital of Seoul was removed from the 2004 schedule. A date at the Ansan circuit was placed on Champ Car's initial 2006 schedule but that race would never take place either.

Full Series Results[edit]

Race Results[edit]

Rnd Race Name Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 United States Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Canada Paul Tracy France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
2 Mexico Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey France Sébastien Bourdais Germany Timo Glock Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing Report
3 United States Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225, Presented by US Bank United States Jimmy Vasser Canada Paul Tracy Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Championship Racing Report
4 United States G.I. Joe's presents the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland United Kingdom Justin Wilson France Sébastien Bourdais Brazil Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing Report
5 United States Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland presented by U.S. Bank Canada Paul Tracy Spain Oriol Servià Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Championship Racing Report
6 Canada Molson Indy Toronto France Sébastien Bourdais United Kingdom Justin Wilson United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT Report
7 Canada West Edmonton Mall Grand Prix of Edmonton United States A. J. Allmendinger United States A. J. Allmendinger France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
8 United States Taylor Woodrow Grand Prix of San Jose France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
9 United States Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver presented by PacifiCare Canada Paul Tracy France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
10 Canada Molson Indy Montreal France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing Report
11 United States Champ Car Hurricane Relief 400 France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
12 Australia Lexmark Indy 300 Spain Oriol Servià France Sébastien Bourdais France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing Report
13 Mexico Gran Premio Telmex-Tecate presented by Banamex United Kingdom Justin Wilson United Kingdom Justin Wilson United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT Report

Final driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver LBH United States MTY Mexico MIL United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada EDM Canada SJO United States DEN United States MTL Canada LVS United States SRF Australia MXC Mexico Pts
1 France Sébastien Bourdais 1* 5 6 2 5 5* 1 1* 1 4* 1 1* 17 348
2 Spain Oriol Servià 11 9 3 16 3 2 2 3 4 1 2 5 4 288
3 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 4 4 4 17 7 1 4 4 17 3 11 7 1* 265
4 Canada Paul Tracy 2 15 1* 3 1* 16 3 2 16* 8 17* 17 3 246
5 United States A. J. Allmendinger 8 10 2 5 2 12 14* 17 3 9 13 2 2 227
6 United States Jimmy Vasser 9 14 5 6 6 4 11 11 15 7 3 3 6 217
7 Canada Alex Tagliani 15 3 10 18 4 3 7 9 14 5 7 4 8 207
8 Germany Timo Glock 6 11 9 10 10 7 13 6 13 2 8 6 5 202
9 Mexico Mario Domínguez 5 13 7 4 17 13 5 5 2 10 4 18 12 198
10 Canada Andrew Ranger 17 2 16 7 8 11 18 16 10 11 14 10 9 140
11 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 10 6 11 1* 16 17 17 10 18 6 12 19 14 139
12 Denmark Ronnie Bremer 7 19 8 8 14 6 7 7 17 18 8 19 139
13 France Nelson Philippe 18 12* 12 12 13 10 9 15 9 15 16 14 7 117
14 Sweden Björn Wirdheim 12 8 15 9 15 15 15 8 11 13 6 115
15 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 13 7 17 15 18 6 16 14 6 12 10 110
16 Australia Marcus Marshall 14 16 13 14 12 14 8 12 12 16 9 11 104
17 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico 19 17 14 13 9 18 10 18 8 18 15 9 18 92
18 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín 13 5 14 5 13 15 72
19 Brazil Bruno Junqueira 3 1 59
20 Brazil Alex Sperafico 8 12 24
21 United States Michael McDowell 12 11 19
22 Australia Will Power 15 10 17
23 United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel 9 13
24 Brazil Tarso Marques 11 10
25 Canada Michael Valiante 11 10
26 Italy Fabrizio del Monte 16 16 DNS 10
27 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman 13 8
28 Mexico Homero Richards 16 5
29 Mexico Jorge Goeters 18 3
Pos Driver LBH United States MTY Mexico MIL United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada EDM Canada SJO United States DEN United States MTL Canada LVS United States SRF Australia MXC Mexico Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Point Scoring System:

  • Points are awarded based on each driver's resulting place (regardless of whether the car is running at the end of the race):
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Points 31 27 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Bonus Points:

  • 1 For Fastest Race Lap
  • 1 For Fastest Friday Qualifying Lap
  • 1 For Fastest Saturday Qualifying Lap
  • 1 For Leading A Lap Of The Race
  • 1 For Most Positions Gained From Starting Position (in the event of tie, the better-placed driver gets the point)

Nation's Cup[edit]

  • Top result per race counts towards the Nation's Cup
Pos Country LBH United States MTY Mexico MIL United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada EDM Canada SJO United States DEN United States MTL Canada LVS United States SRF Australia MXC Mexico Pts
1 France France 1 5 6 2 5 5 1 1 1 4 1 1 7 346
2 Canada Canada 2 2 1 3 1 3 3 2 10 5 7 4 3 322
3 Spain Spain 11 9 3 16 3 2 2 3 4 1 2 5 4 283
4 United States United States 8 7 2 5 2 4 11 11 3 7 3 2 2 274
5 England England 4 4 4 17 7 1 4 4 17 3 11 7 1 257
6 Brazil Brazil 3 1 11 1 9 8 10 10 8 6 12 9 14 211
7 Mexico Mexico 5 13 7 4 17 13 5 5 2 10 4 13 12 201
8 Germany Germany 6 11 9 10 10 7 13 6 13 2 8 6 5 198
9 Denmark Denmark 7 19 8 8 14 6 7 7 17 18 8 19 133
10 Australia Australia 14 16 13 14 12 14 8 12 12 16 9 11 10 115
11 Sweden Sweden 12 8 15 9 15 15 15 8 11 13 6 113
12 Scotland Scotland 9 13
13 Italy Italy 16 16 10
14 Netherlands Netherlands 13 8
Pos Country LBH United States MTY Mexico MIL United States POR United States CLE United States TOR Canada EDM Canada SJO United States DEN United States MTL Canada LVS United States SRF Australia MXC Mexico Pts

Driver Breakdown[edit]

Pos Driver Team Entries Wins Podiums Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led Pts
1 France Bourdais United States Newman-Haas Racing 13 6 7 11 12 5 358 348
2 Spain Servià United States Dale Coyne Racing
United States Newman-Haas Racing
13 1 7 10 11 1 29 288
3 United Kingdom Wilson United States RuSPORT 13 2 3 8 10 2 123 265
4 Canada Tracy United States Forsythe Championship Racing 13 2 7 7 8 3 512 246
5 United States Allmendinger United States RuSPORT 13 -- 5 6 9 1 59 227
6 United States Vasser United States PKV Racing 13 -- 2 4 9 1 27 217
7 Canada Tagliani Australia Team Australia 13 -- 2 5 10 -- 5 207
8 Germany Glock United States Rocketsports Racing 13 -- 1 2 10 -- 19 202
9 Mexico Domínguez United States Forsythe Championship Racing 13 -- 1 6 8 -- 2 198
10 Canada Ranger United States Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 13 -- 1 1 6 -- -- 140
11 Brazil da Matta United States PKV Racing 13 1 1 1 5 -- 71 139
12 Denmark Bremer (R) United States CTE Racing - HVM
United States Dale Coyne Racing
12 -- -- -- 7 -- 31 139
13 France Philippe United States Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 13 -- -- -- 4 -- 23 117
14 Sweden Wirdheim (R) United States CTE Racing - HVM 11 -- -- -- 4 -- 29 115
15 United States Hunter-Reay United States Rocketsports Racing 11 -- -- -- 4 -- -- 110
16 Australia Marshall (R) Australia Team Australia 12 -- -- -- 2 -- -- 104
17 Brazil R. Sperafico (R) United States Dale Coyne Racing 13 -- -- -- 4 -- -- 92
18 Mexico Lavín United States CTE Racing - HVM 6 -- -- 2 2 -- 5 72
19 Brazil Junqueira United States Newman-Haas Racing 2 1 2 2 2 -- 17 59
20 Brazil A. Sperafico United States CTE Racing - HVM 2 -- -- -- 1 -- -- 24
21 United States McDowell (R) United States Rocketsports Racing 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 19
22 Australia Power (R) Australia Team Australia 2 -- -- -- 1 -- -- 17
23 United Kingdom Dalziel (R) United States Dale Coyne Racing 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- 13
24 Brazil Marques United States Dale Coyne Racing 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 10
25 Canada Valiante (R) United States Dale Coyne Racing 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 10
26 Italy del Monte (R) Canada Jensen Motorsport
United States CTE Racing - HVM
2 -- -- -- -- -- -- 10
27 Netherlands Zwolsman (R) Australia Team Australia 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 8
28 Mexico Richards (R) United States CTE Racing - HVM 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 5
29 Mexico Goeters (R) United States PKV Racing 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilson signs for RuSPORT". motorsport.com. 2004-11-25. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  2. ^ "PKV Racing gets Shorty". motorsport.com. 2005-02-01. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  3. ^ "Hunter-Reay signs with Rocketsports Racing". motorsport.com. 2005-03-08. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  4. ^ "Conquest Racing driver announcement". motorsport.com. 2005-03-21. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  5. ^ "Dominguez signs with Forsythe Racing". motorsport.com. 2005-03-30. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  6. ^ "Walker Racing signs sponsor partners". motorsport.com. 2005-03-30. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  7. ^ "HVM goes Scandinavian". motorsport.com. 2005-04-04. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  8. ^ "PKV Racing taps Goeters for Monterrey race". motorsport.com. 2005-05-16. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  9. ^ "Servia to fill in for Junqueira in Milwaukee". motorsport.com. 2005-06-01. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  10. ^ "Valiante with Dale Coyne at Portland". motorsport.com. 2005-06-17. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  11. ^ "Ryan Dalziel to debut in Toronto". motorsport.com. 2005-07-06. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  12. ^ "HVM signs Alex Sperafico". motorsport.com. 2005-07-08. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  13. ^ "Rodolfo Lavin joins HVM Racing". motorsport.com. 2005-07-29. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  14. ^ "Fabrizio Del Monte joins HVM Racing". motorsport.com. 2005-09-27. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  15. ^ "Del Monte will not be able to race". motorsport.com. 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  16. ^ "Team Australia signs third driver". motorsport.com. 2005-10-13. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  17. ^ "Team Australia statement on Marshall's departure". motorsport.com. 2005-10-27. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  18. ^ "Zwolsman lands Mexico Champ Car ride". motorsport.com. 2005-10-29. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  19. ^ "McDowell lands RSR seat for final two races". motorsport.com. 2005-10-14. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  20. ^ "HVM Racing announces new partner". motorsport.com. 2005-10-06. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  21. ^ "2005 ready to go before 2004 closes out". motorsport.com. 2004-10-28. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  22. ^ "Korea inaugural race deferred to 2006". motorsport.com. 2005-09-28. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 

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