2005 Turkish Grand Prix

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2005 Turkish Grand Prix
Race 14 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 21 August 2005
Official name 2005 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix
Location Istanbul Park
Istanbul, Turkey
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.338 km (3.317 mi)
Distance 58 laps, 309.604 km (192.379 mi)
Weather Sunny; 30°C Air; 45°C Track
Attendance 100,000
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:26.797
Fastest lap
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:24.770 on lap 39 (lap record)
Podium
First McLaren-Mercedes
Second Renault
Third McLaren-Mercedes

The 2005 Turkish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 21 August 2005 at Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey. It was the fourteenth race of the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship and the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix.

The 58-lap race was won by Finnish driver Kimi Räikkönen, driving a McLaren-Mercedes. Räikkönen took his fifth victory of the season after starting from pole position and leading every lap. Räikkönen's Colombian teammate, Juan Pablo Montoya, ran second until he collided with a backmarker and then ran wide in the closing laps, allowing Spaniard Fernando Alonso through in his Renault.

With five races remaining, Alonso led the Drivers' Championship by 24 points from Räikkönen, while Renault's lead over McLaren in the Constructors' Championship was nine points.

Friday drivers[edit]

The bottom six 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 Monaco Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth no time
18 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas no time
19 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota -
20 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari -
Source:[1]
  • Takuma Sato was found guilty of blocking Mark Webber 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. Sato was unaware of Webber approaching as he had been reported to have no radio contact with the BAR team.
  • Robert Doornbos failed to set a time after his Minardi's brakes caught fire due to an incorrect brake pipe fitting.
  • Narain Karthikeyan's Jordan suffered two engine failures.

Race[edit]

Pos No 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 Lap 9
13 20 Monaco 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
Source:[2]
  • Michael Schumacher and Mark Webber collided on lap 14. The rear suspension of Schumacher's Ferrari was damaged, but after repairs he rejoined the race to improve his qualifying slot for the next race in Italy by three positions. Webber's Williams lost the nose cone.
  • Felipe Massa lost the front wing and bargeboard from his Sauber in a first-corner collision with the Williams of former teammate Nick Heidfeld. After replacements were fitted, Massa continued racing until his engine failed on lap 29.
  • Both Williams cars retired from the race due to right-rear tyre failures - Webber on lap 21 and Heidfeld on lap 30.
  • Juan Pablo Montoya was running second on the penultimate lap when he clashed with the Jordan of Tiago Monteiro, damaging his diffuser. On the next lap Montoya ran straight ahead at Turn 8, allowing Fernando Alonso to pass him.
  • Montoya's fastest lap was over two seconds faster than his teammate's qualifying time.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 FORMULA 1™ Turkish Grand Prix - Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2005 FORMULA 1™ Turkish Grand Prix - Race". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 10 October 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.


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