2005 Italian Grand Prix

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2005 Italian Grand Prix
Race 15 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 4 September 2005
Official name 76o Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Lombardy, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 306.720 km (190.779 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:21.054
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:21.504 on lap 51
Podium
First McLaren-Mercedes
Second Renault
Third Renault

The 2005 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 4 September 2005 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Italy. It was the fifteenth race of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 53-lap race was won from pole position by Colombia's Juan Pablo Montoya, driving a McLaren-Mercedes, with Renault drivers Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella second and third respectively.

Montoya's teammate Kimi Räikkönen achieved the highest-ever speed recorded during an F1 race, 370.1 km/h (230.0 mph).[1] Despite this, Räikkönen could only finish fourth, thus losing ground to Alonso at the top of the Drivers' Championship. Antônio Pizzonia scored his last ever world championship points at this race.

Report[edit]

Kimi Räikkönen set the fastest time in qualifying in his McLaren-Mercedes, but received a 10-place grid penalty for changing his engine, demoting him to 11th on the grid and giving pole to teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.

Montoya led every lap, winning by 2.5 seconds from the Renault of Fernando Alonso, with Giancarlo Fisichella third in the other Renault. Räikkönen climbed through the field to finish fourth, ahead of Jarno Trulli, Ralf Schumacher, Antônio Pizzonia and Jenson Button. Räikkönen would have had a chance of winning with a one-stop strategy, but a deflated tyre forced him to make a second pit stop. Rubens Barrichello also had the same problem later in the day, and Montoya was lucky to finish in the lead, as his left rear tyre began to cut with several laps remaining.

Alonso extended his lead over Räikkönen in the Drivers' Championship to 27 points, 103 to 76, with Michael Schumacher third on 55 and Montoya fourth on 50. Mathematically, the championship was now a two-horse race between Alonso and Räikkönen. Renault retained an eight-point lead over McLaren-Mercedes in the Constructors' Championship, 144 to 136, Ferrari remaining in third on 86 and Toyota fourth on 78.

There were no retirements during the race, a feat that had not been achieved in Formula One with a full field since the 1961 Dutch Grand Prix, and would not be achieved again until the 2011 European Grand Prix. The 2005 United States Grand Prix is also considered to have had no retirements; however, only six cars started due to problems with the supply of Michelin tyres, which led to the mass withdrawal of all teams running on those tyres due to safety issues. Pizzonia replaced Nick Heidfeld for the rest of the season onwards.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.878
2 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.054 +0.176
3 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:21.319 +0.441
4 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:21.369 +0.491
5 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:21.477 +0.599
6 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:21.640 +0.762
7 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:21.721 +0.843
8 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:21.962 +1.084
9 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:22.068 +1.190
10 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:22.266 +1.388
11 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:22.304 +1.426
12 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:22.356 +1.478
13 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 1:22.532 +1.654
14 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:22.560 +1.682
15 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:23.060 +2.182
16 8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:23.291 +2.413
17 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:24.666 +3.788
18 20 Monaco Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.904 +4.026
19 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 1:25.859 +4.981
20 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:26.964 +6.086
Source:[2]
  • Note: Kimi Räikkönen had a 10-place grid penalty for this race, for an engine change.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 53 1:14:28.659 1 10
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 53 + 2.479 2 8
3 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 53 + 17.975 8 6
4 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 53 + 22.775 11 5
5 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 53 + 33.786 5 4
6 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 53 + 43.925 9 3
7 8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 53 + 44.643 16 2
8 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 53 + 1:03.635 3 1
9 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 53 + 1:15.413 15
10 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 + 1:36.070 6
11 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 52 + 1 Lap 12
12 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 52 + 1 Lap 7
13 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 52 + 1 Lap 13
14 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 52 + 1 Lap 14
15 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 52 + 1 Lap 10
16 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 52 + 1 Lap 4
17 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 51 + 2 Laps 17
18 20 Monaco Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 51 + 2 Laps 18
19 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 51 + 2 Laps 20
20 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 50 + 3 Laps 19
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mexico stats - Hamilton moves level with Prost". Formula One World Championship Limited. 31 October 2016.
  2. ^ "FORMULA 1™ Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia 2005 - Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ "FORMULA 1™ Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia 2005 - Race". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Italy 2005 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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