2005 G.I. Joe's Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland

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2005 Portland
Race details
Race 4 of 13 in the 2005 Champ Car season
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Portland International Raceway Track Layout
Date June 19, 2005
Official name G.I. Joe's Presents the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland
Location Portland International Raceway
Portland, Oregon, United States
Course Permanent Road Course
1.964 mi / 3.161 km
Distance 105 laps
206.220 mi / 331.905 km
Weather Sunny and Warm
Pole position
Driver Justin Wilson (RuSPORT)
Time 57.597
Fastest lap
Driver Sébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time 59.923 (on lap 79 of 105)
Podium
First Cristiano da Matta (PKV Racing)
Second Sébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Third Paul Tracy (Forsythe Championship Racing)

The 2005 G.I. Joe's Presents the Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland was the fourth round of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on June 19, 2005 at the Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon. The pole sitter was Justin Wilson and the race was won by Cristiano da Matta. It marked the 12th and final Champ Car victory for the 2002 CART champion. It was also the first career Champ Car pole for Wilson.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 57.597 57.808 57.597
2 United States A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 57.816 57.897 57.816
3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 57.911 58.253 57.911
4 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 57.956 58.463 57.956
5 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 57.989 58.073 57.989
6 Mexico Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 58.093 58.329 58.093
7 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 58.097 58.423 58.097
8 United States Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 58.134 58.497 58.134
9 Denmark Ronnie Bremer HVM Racing 58.331 59.895 58.331
10 Brazil Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 58.344 58.343 58.343
11 Germany Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 58.407 59.190 58.407
12 Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 58.828 58.669 58.669
13 Sweden Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 58.759 58.920 58.759
14 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 58.894 58.941 58.894
15 Canada Michael Valiante Dale Coyne Racing 59.055 59.318 59.055
16 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 59.140 59.262 59.140
17 France Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing —* 59.345 59.345
18 Australia Marcus Marshall Team Australia 59.362 59.612 59.362

* Nelson Philippe crashed in practice before the first qualifying session and was not able to set a time.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 21 Brazil Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 105 1:51:51.404 10 33
2 1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 105 +10.128 secs 5 29
3 3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 105 +17.570 secs 3 26
4 7 Mexico Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 105 +18.640 secs 6 23
5 10 United States A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 105 +26.708 secs 2 21
6 12 United States Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 105 +33.477 secs 8 19
7 27 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 105 +40.345 secs 7 17
8 55 Denmark Ronnie Bremer HVM Racing 104 + 1 Lap 9 15
9 4 Sweden Björn Wirdheim HVM Racing 104 + 1 Lap 13 13
10 8 Germany Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 104 + 1 Lap 11 11
11 19 Canada Michael Valiante Dale Coyne Racing 104 + 1 Lap 15 10
12 34 France Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 104 + 1 Lap 17 9
13 11 Brazil Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 104 + 1 Lap 14 8
14 5 Australia Marcus Marshall Team Australia 103 + 2 Laps 18 7
15 31 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports Racing 103 + 2 Laps 16 6
16 2 Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 79 Drive shaft 12 5
17 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 45 Oil pump 1 7
18 15 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 8 Engine 4 3

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
47-51 Wilson (9) off course

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-29 Justin Wilson
30 Paul Tracy
31 Sébastien Bourdais
32-45 Justin Wilson
46-48 Paul Tracy
49-74 Cristiano da Matta
75-80 Sébastien Bourdais
81 Paul Tracy
82-105 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 50
Justin Wilson 43
Sébastien Bourdais 7
Paul Tracy 5

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