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2005 Formula One season

2005 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Fernando Alonso won the drivers' championship at the 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix.


The 2005 Formula One season was the 56th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It commenced on March 6, 2005, and saw fierce battles, as Fernando Alonso and the Renault F1 team brought home the World Drivers and Constructors Championships, ending five years of dominance by Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari. With 19 Grands Prix the 2005 season featured the most events ever.

The most-noted aspect of the early season was Ferrari's lack of pace, and races came to be dominated by the Renaults, especially that of Fernando Alonso. McLaren's Kimi Räikkönen proved Alonso's closest competitor. After early troubles the McLaren was generally considered the fastest package, however technical failures and race incidents meant an inability to translate this into a points lead in either championship.

The 2005 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis saw only three out of ten teams race in a bizarre mishap when it turned out (after several failures) that the Michelin tyres for the other seven teams could not be safely used on the surface of the track, causing them to withdraw from the race when the FIA refused a change for safety reasons, insisting on keeping to the letter of the regulations.


After a high-flying 2004 season the most conspicuous drop in performance after Ferrari was BAR-Honda who were barred from two races due to regulations infractions. Thanks to the efforts of Jarno Trulli the Toyota team became a regular on the podium. Williams, by their standards, had another a poor season and it was announced at the end of June that BMW would split from the team in a deal with Sauber.

After a good start to the year, and despite a late charge from Kimi Räikkönen, Alonso won the world championship by finishing third in the 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix, becoming the youngest ever F1 world champion.

At the final race in China, Renault's Alonso and Fisichella finished first and fourth, with McLaren-Mercedes' Kimi Räikkönen second, to help Renault clinch their first ever world constructors' championship.

This season was the last season for several famous teams. They were the Sauber, Minardi, BAR and the Jordan team. Meanwhile, this was Rubens Barrichello's last season with the Ferrari team and Felipe Massa's last season with the Sauber team.

After this race, this season saw all the drivers except Robert Doornbos, Anthony Davidson and Ricardo Zonta scored world championship point(s) for the season and all the race teams scored world championship points for the season.

Drivers and constructors

The following teams and drivers were competitors in the 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver No Third driver Test driver(s)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004M
F2005
Ferrari 054 3.0 V10
Ferrari 055 3.0 V10
B 1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher n/a 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Badoer
22px-Flag of Spain.png Marc Gené
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 007 Honda RA005E 3.0 V10 M 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button n/a 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Anthony Davidson
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Enrique Bernoldi
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Adam Carroll
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Tony Kanaan
22px-Flag of South Africa.png Alan van der Merwe
4 22px-Flag of Japan.png Takuma Sato1
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Anthony Davidson
22px-Flag of France.png Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R25 Renault RS25 3.0 V10 M 5 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso n/a 22px-Flag of France.png Franck Montagny
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi
22px-Flag of Poland.png Robert Kubica
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Giorgio Mondini
6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BMW WilliamsF1 Team Williams FW27 BMW P84/5 3.0 V10 M 7 22px-Flag of Australia.png Mark Webber n/a 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Antônio Pizzonia
22px-Flag of Germany.png Nico Rosberg
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Andy Priaulx
22px-Flag of Germany.png Sebastian Vettel
8 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Antônio Pizzonia
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png West McLaren Mercedes
Team McLaren Mercedes 10
McLaren MP4-20 Mercedes FO110R 3.0 V10 M 9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 35 22px-Flag of Spain.png Pedro de la Rosa
22px-Flag of Austria.png Alexander Wurz
22px-Flag of Spain.png Pedro de la Rosa
22px-Flag of Austria.png Alexander Wurz
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Gary Paffett
10 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya2
22px-Flag of Spain.png Pedro de la Rosa
22px-Flag of Austria.png Alexander Wurz
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Sauber Petronas Sauber C24 Petronas 05A 3.0 V10 M 11 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve none none
12 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB1 Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 M 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 37 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Vitantonio Liuzzi
22px-Flag of Austria.png Christian Klien
22px-Flag of the United States.png Scott Speed
22px-Flag of the United States.png Scott Speed
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Neel Jani
15 22px-Flag of Austria.png Christian Klien3
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Vitantonio Liuzzi
22px-Flag of Japan.png Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF105
TF105B
Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 M 16 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Jarno Trulli 38 22px-Flag of Brazil.pngRicardo Zonta
22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Panis
22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Panis
22px-Flag of Australia.png Ryan Briscoe
22px-Flag of France.png Franck Perera
22px-Flag of Spain.png Borja García
17 22px-Flag of Germany.png Ralf Schumacher
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ricardo Zonta
22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan Grand Prix Jordan EJ15
EJ15B
Toyota RVX-05 3.0 V10 B 18 22px-Flag of Portugal.png Tiago Monteiro 39 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Robert Doornbos
22px-Flag of France.png Franck Montagny
22px-Flag of Denmark.png Nicolas Kiesa
22px-Flag of Japan.png Sakon Yamamoto
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Nicky Pastorelli
22px-Flag of Mexico.png Mario Domínguez
19 22px-Flag of India.png Narain Karthikeyan
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi F1 Team Minardi PS04B
PS05
Cosworth TJ2005 3.0 V10 B 20 22px-Flag of Austria.png Patrick Friesacher 40 22px-Flag of Israel.png Chanoch Nissany7
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Enrico Toccacelo8
22px-Flag of Israel.png Chanoch Nissany
22px-Flag of Uruguay.png Juan Cáceres
22px-Flag of Spain.png Roldán Rodríguez
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Robert Doornbos5
21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Christijan Albers

Driver changes

The most noticeable change to the 2005 season was its driver lineup — only 7 drivers raced for the same team with which they began the 2004 season, another 7 drivers switched to new teams.

Team changes

Red Bull Racing, which took over the Jaguar team, ran with Cosworth engines. Red Bull's lead driver is veteran Scotsman David Coulthard, paired with Christian Klien, the '04 Jaguar driver. Red Bull performed well, scoring 11 points after the first two events. Toyota-powered Jordan Grand Prix was purchased by Midland Group, although the team continued as Jordan until 2006. Sauber switched from Bridgestone to Michelin tyres over the winter, further severing their ties with the Ferrari team.

Shortly after the United States Grand Prix, Peter Sauber sold BMW a majority share in his Sauber team, which announced its intention to run as BMW's factory team in 2006.

Results and standings

The 2005 Formula One calendar featured a new event in Turkey, just miles from the Europe-Asia dividing line. The newly-built circuit in Istanbul joined the 2004 newcomers Bahrain and China. The 2005 season witnessed two of the hottest grands prix ever: the track temperature at the beginning of the Malaysian event was 51°C (124°F), while in Bahrain the mercury soared past 56°C (133°F).

Grands Prix

Round Race Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
1 22px-Flag of Australia.png Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit March 6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella 22px-Flag of France.png Renault Report
2 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit March 20 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault Report
3 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit April 3 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault Report
4 22px-Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Grand Prix Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari April 24 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault Report
5 22px-Flag of Spain.png Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya May 8 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
6 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco May 22 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
7 22px-Flag of Europe.png European Grand Prix Nürburgring May 29 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault Report
8 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve June 12 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
9 22px-Flag of the United States.png United States Grand Prix6 Indianapolis Motor Speedway June 19 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
10 22px-Flag of France.png French Grand Prix Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours July 3 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault Report
11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit July 10 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
12 22px-Flag of Germany.png German Grand Prix Hockenheimring July 24 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault Report
13 22px-Flag of Hungary.png Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring July 31 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
14 22px-Flag of Turkey.png Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Racing Circuit August 21 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
15 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza September 4 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
16 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps September 11 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
17 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo José Carlos Pace September 25 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
18 22px-Flag of Japan.png Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit October 9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
19 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit October 16 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault Report

Drivers

Pos Driver AUS 22px-Flag of Australia.png MAL 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png BHR 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png SMR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png ESP 22px-Flag of Spain.png MON 22px-Flag of Monaco.png EUR 22px-Flag of Europe.png CAN 22px-Flag of the Canada.png USA 22px-Flag of the United States.png FRA 22px-Flag of France.png GBR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GER 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN 22px-Flag of Hungary.png TUR 22px-Flag of Turkey.png ITA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif BEL 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png BRA 22px-Flag of Brazil.png JPN 22px-Flag of Japan.png CHN 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png Pts
1 22px-Flag of Spain.png Alonso 3 1 1 1 2 4 1 Ret DNS 1 2 1 11 2 2 2 3 3 1 133
2 22px-Flag of Finland.png Räikkönen 8 9 3 Ret 1 1 11 1 DNS 2 3 Ret 1 1 4 1 2 1 2 112
3 22px-Flag of Germany.png M. Schumacher Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret 7 5 2 1 3 6 5 2 Ret 10 Ret 4 7 Ret 62
4 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Montoya 6 4 INJ INJ 7 5 7 DSQ DNS Ret 1 2 Ret 3 1 14 1 Ret Ret 60
5 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Fisichella 1 Ret Ret Ret 5 12 6 Ret DNS 6 4 4 9 4 3 Ret 5 2 4 58
6 22px-Flag of Germany.png R. Schumacher 12 5 4 9 4 6 Ret 6 7 8 6 3 12 6 7 8 8 3 45
7 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Trulli 9 2 2 5 3 10 8 Ret DNS 5 9 14 4 6 5 Ret 13 Ret 15 43
8 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Barrichello 2 Ret 9 Ret 9 8 3 3 2 9 7 10 10 10 12 5 6 11 12 38
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Button 11 Ret Ret DSQ EX EX 10 Ret DNS 4 5 3 5 5 8 3 7 5 8 37
10 22px-Flag of Australia.png Webber 5 Ret 6 7 6 3 Ret 5 DNS 12 11 NC 7 Ret 14 4 NC 4 7 36
11 22px-Flag of Germany.png Heidfeld Ret 3 Ret 6 10 2 2 Ret DNS 14 12 11 6 Ret 28
12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Coulthard 4 6 8 11 8 Ret 4 7 DNS 10 13 7 Ret 7 15 Ret Ret 6 9 24
13 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Massa 10 10 7 10 11 9 14 4 DNS Ret 10 8 14 Ret 9 10 11 10 6 11
14 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Villeneuve 13 Ret 11 4 Ret 11 13 9 DNS 8 14 15 Ret 11 11 6 12 12 10 9
15 22px-Flag of Austria.png Klien 7 8 DNS 8 DNS Ret 15 9 Ret 8 13 9 9 9 5 9
16 22px-Flag of Portugal.png Monteiro 16 12 10 13 12 13 15 10 3 13 17 17 13 15 17 8 Ret 13 11 7
17 22px-Flag of Austria.png Wurz 3 6
18 22px-Flag of India.png Karthikeyan 15 11 Ret 12 13 Ret 16 Ret 4 15 Ret 16 12 14 20 11 15 15 Ret 5
19 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Albers Ret 13 13 Ret Ret 14 17 11 5 Ret 18 13 NC Ret 19 12 14 16 16 4
20 22px-Flag of Spain.png de la Rosa 5 4
21 22px-Flag of Austria.png Friesacher 17 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 6 Ret 19 3
22 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Pizzonia 7 15 Ret Ret 13 2
23 22px-Flag of Japan.png Sato 14 Ret DSQ EX EX 12 Ret DNS 11 16 12 8 9 16 Ret 10 DSQ Ret 1
24 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Liuzzi 8 Ret Ret 9 1
25 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Doornbos 18 Ret 13 18 13 Ret 14 14 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Davidson Ret 0
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Zonta DNS 0
Pos Driver AUS 22px-Flag of Australia.png MAL 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png BHR 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png SMR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png ESP 22px-Flag of Spain.png MON 22px-Flag of Monaco.png EUR 22px-Flag of Europe.png CAN 22px-Flag of the Canada.png USA 22px-Flag of the United States.png FRA 22px-Flag of France.png GBR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GER 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN 22px-Flag of Hungary.png TUR 22px-Flag of Turkey.png ITA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif BEL 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png BRA 22px-Flag of Brazil.png JPN 22px-Flag of Japan.png CHN 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate
Blank Injured (INJ)
Blank Excluded (EX)


Pos Driver Constructor(s) Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault 18 7 15 6 2 133
2 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes 18 7 12 5 10 112
3 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari 19 1 5 1 3 62
4 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes 16 3 5 2 1 60
5 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella 22px-Flag of France.png Renault 18 1 3 1 1 58
6 22px-Flag of Germany.png Ralf Schumacher 22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota 18 0 2 1 1 45
7 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Jarno Trulli 22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota 18 0 3 1 0 43
8 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari 19 0 4 0 0 38
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BAR-Honda 16 0 2 1 0 37
10 22px-Flag of Australia.png Mark Webber 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams-BMW 18 0 1 0 0 34
11 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams-BMW 13 0 3 1 0 28
12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Red Bull-Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 24
13 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Sauber-Petronas 18 0 0 0 0 11
14 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Sauber-Petronas 18 0 0 0 0 9
15 22px-Flag of Austria.png Christian Klien 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Red Bull-Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 9
16 22px-Flag of Portugal.png Tiago Monteiro 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan-Toyota 19 0 1 0 0 7
17 22px-Flag of Austria.png Alexander Wurz 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes 1 0 1 0 0 6
18 22px-Flag of India.png Narain Karthikeyan 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan-Toyota 19 0 0 0 0 5
19 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Christijan Albers 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi-Cosworth 19 0 0 0 0 4
20 22px-Flag of Spain.png Pedro de la Rosa 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes 1 0 0 0 1 4
21 22px-Flag of Austria.png Patrick Friesacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi-Cosworth 11 0 0 0 0 3
22 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Antônio Pizzonia 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams-BMW 5 0 0 0 0 2
23 22px-Flag of Japan.png Takuma Sato 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BAR-Honda 15 0 0 0 0 1
24 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Vitantonio Liuzzi 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Red Bull-Cosworth 4 0 0 0 0 1
25 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Robert Doornbos 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi-Cosworth 8 0 0 0 0 0
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Anthony Davidson 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BAR-Honda 1 0 0 0 0 0
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ricardo Zonta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota 0 0 0 0 0 0


Constructors

Standing by constructor

Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS 22px-Flag of Australia.png MAL 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png BHR 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png SMR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png ESP 22px-Flag of Spain.png MON 22px-Flag of Monaco.png EUR 22px-Flag of Europe.png CAN 22px-Flag of the Canada.png USA 22px-Flag of the United States.png FRA 22px-Flag of France.png GBR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GER 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN 22px-Flag of Hungary.png TUR 22px-Flag of Turkey.png ITA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif BEL 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png BRA 22px-Flag of Brazil.png JPN 22px-Flag of Japan.png CHN 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png Pts
1 22px-Flag of France.png Renault 5 3 1 1 1 2 4 1 Ret DNS 1 2 1 11 2 2 2 3 3 1 191
6 1 Ret Ret Ret 5 12 6 Ret DNS 6 4 4 9 4 3 Ret 5 2 4
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren Mercedes 9 8 9 3 Ret 1 1 11 1 DNS 2 3 Ret 1 1 4 1 2 1 2 182
10 6 4 5 3 7 5 7 DSQ DNS Ret 1 2 Ret 3 1 14 1 Ret Ret
3 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari 1 Ret 7 Ret 2 Ret 7 5 2 1 3 6 5 2 Ret 10 Ret 4 7 Ret 100
2 2 Ret 9 Ret 9 8 3 3 2 9 7 10 10 10 12 5 6 11 12
4 22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota 17 12 5 4 9 4 6 Ret 6 DNS 7 8 6 3 12 6 7 8 8 3 88
16 9 2 2 5 3 10 8 Ret DNS 5 9 14 4 6 5 Ret 13 Ret 15
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams BMW 7 5 Ret 6 7 6 3 Ret 5 DNS 12 11 Ret 7 Ret 14 4 NC 4 7 66
8 Ret 3 Ret 6 10 2 2 Ret DNS 14 12 11 6 Ret 7 15 Ret Ret 13
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BAR Honda 3 11 Ret Ret DSQ EX EX 10 Ret DNS 4 5 3 5 5 8 3 7 5 8 38
4 14 Ret Ret DSQ EX EX 12 Ret DNS 11 16 12 8 9 16 Ret 10 DSQ Ret
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png RBR Cosworth 14 4 6 8 11 8 Ret 4 7 DNS 10 13 7 Ret 7 15 Ret Ret 6 9 34
15 7 8 DNS 8 Ret Ret 9 8 DNS Ret 15 9 Ret 8 13 9 9 9 5
8 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Sauber Petronas 12 10 10 7 10 11 9 14 4 DNS Ret 10 8 14 Ret 9 10 11 10 6 20
11 13 Ret 11 4 Ret 11 13 9 DNS 8 14 15 Ret 11 11 6 12 12 10
9 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan Toyota 18 16 12 10 13 12 13 15 10 3 13 17 17 13 15 17 8 Ret 13 11 12
19 15 11 Ret 12 13 Ret 16 Ret 4 15 Ret 16 12 14 20 11 15 15 Ret
10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi Cosworth 21 Ret 13 13 Ret Ret 14 17 11 5 Ret 18 13 NC Ret 19 12 14 16 16 7
20 17 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret 18 Ret 6 Ret 19 18 Ret 13 18 13 Ret 14 14
Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS 22px-Flag of Australia.png MAL 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png BHR 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png SMR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png ESP 22px-Flag of Spain.png MON 22px-Flag of Monaco.png EUR 22px-Flag of Europe.png CAN 22px-Flag of the Canada.png USA 22px-Flag of the United States.png FRA 22px-Flag of France.png GBR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GER 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN 22px-Flag of Hungary.png TUR 22px-Flag of Turkey.png ITA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif BEL 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png BRA 22px-Flag of Brazil.png JPN 22px-Flag of Japan.png CHN 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate
Blank Injured (INJ)
Blank Excluded (EX)


Pos Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 22px-Flag of France.png Renault R25 22px-Flag of France.png Renault M 18 8 18 7 3 191
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren MP4-20 22px-Flag of Germany.png Mercedes M 18 10 18 7 12 182
3 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari 2004M
F2005
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari B 19 1 9 1 3 100
4 22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota TF105
TF105B
22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota M 18 0 5 2 1 88
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams FW27 22px-Flag of Germany.png BMW M 18 0 4 1 0 66
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BAR 007 22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda M 16 0 2 1 0 38
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Red Bull RB1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cosworth M 18 0 0 0 0 34
8 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Sauber C24 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Petronas M 18 0 0 0 0 20
9 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan EJ15
EJ15B
22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota B 19 0 1 0 0 12
10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi PS04
PS05
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cosworth B 19 0 0 0 0 7

Rules changes

For a time there existed a distinct possibility that some teams would be running three race cars per grand prix. (Fewer than 10 teams, or 20 cars, starting on the grid would have resulted in some teams running three cars, under an obscure term in the Concorde Agreement.) By the first round of the season, though, there were ten teams, as Red Bull completed their takeover of Jaguar and were ready to race in Australia. Minardi, which initially received an injunction allowing them to compete despite their cars' non-conformity to new 2005 technical regulations, later modified their cars to adhere to 2005 regulations.

Qualifying

The first six races of the 2005 season used a new qualifying format, marking the third year in five with sharply-revised qualifying rules. Grid position was determimed by aggregate times from two single-lap flying runs, one Saturday afternoon and one Sunday morning. Refueling was allowed after the first qualifying run Saturday; however, the car must have been fuelled for the race for Sunday's qualifying. (Although some rules changes are brought about to even the playing field or to reduce costs, this rule change was prompted by the typhoon which rescheduled qualifying for the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix). Adverse weather conditions affecting either qualifying session impacted the final, aggregate time.

On May 24, the ten team bosses met with Max Mosley and recommended a return to a single, one-lap qualifying run on Saturday on race fuel and race tires, which, having been approved by the FIA World Motorsport Council, took effect at the European Grand Prix on May 29.

Tyres

A hugely significant change in 2005 was the absence of tyre changes during pit stops. Under new regulations, a driver had to use one set of tyres during qualifying and the race itself. Tyre changes were allowed for punctures and for wet weather, under the direction of the FIA. The FIA had to post a "change in climatic conditions" notice in order for tyre changes to occur normally. After Kimi Räikkönen's disastrous accident at the Nurburgring when his suspension collapsed after a flat-spotted tyre ripped the carbon fiber suspension apart, team principals and the FIA agreed that a single tyre change per car could be made without penalty, provided it was to change a tyre that had become dangerously worn like Räikkönen's had. Obviously, preserving a single set of tyres for the entire race became a new challenge for drivers; the challenge for tyre manufactures was to produce more durable, long-lasting compounds. Michelin-shod runners had a distinct advantage over their Bridgestone counterparts. It was rumored that this new tyre rule-change was made mostly to end the dominance of Ferrari & Michael Schumacher from the 2000-2004 seasons Template:Fact.

Engine life

Formula One engines had to last two race weekends, double that demanded by 2004 regulations. A driver who needed to change an engine was subject to a 10 place grid penalty for the race. Designed to limit revs and power outputs demanded by greater reliability, this regulation was also a cost-cutting measure for engine manufacturers. After the initial race of the season, the FIA acted to close a loophole in this new regulation exposed by BAR, who purposefully pitted their cars rather than finish the race.

Aerodynamics

The technical aerodynamics regulations were modified to improve competition, especially for cars traveling in another car's aeroflow wake in order to overtake. By changing the size and placement of both front and rear wings, as well as requiring higher noses, the new rules attempted to reduce downforce by roughly one-quarter, but teams developed other chassis innovations to reclaim much of that "lost" downforce.

Notes

  1. Anthony Davidson (BAR) raced in Malaysia for an ill Takuma Sato (fever, flu).
  2. Pedro de la Rosa (McLaren) raced in Bahrain for an injured Juan Pablo Montoya (non-racing shoulder injury); Alexander Wurz was third driver in place of de la Rosa. For the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix, de la Rosa and Wurz swapped roles.
  3. Vitantonio Liuzzi and Christian Klien are both contracted to Red Bull Racing to participate in at least three races, and have agreed to share their race seat for the season. Klien drove in the first three races; Liuzzi replaced him for the San Marino, Spanish, Monaco, and European Grands Prix; Klien returned again for the Canadian GP, and completed the remainder of the races for the season.
  4. Robert Doornbos was Jordan third driver for 9 of the first 11 races of the season. Franck Montagny replaced him at the European Grand Prix, Jordan were banned from using a third car at the Canadian Grand Prix after using too many tyres at the previous race. Nicolas Kiesa replaced Doornbos for the German Grand Prix onwards.
  5. Patrick Friesacher was replaced at Minardi by Robert Doornbos for the 2005 German Grand Prix and beyond due to sponsorship issues.
  6. No Michelin-shod teams participated in the U.S. Grand Prix for safety reasons, leaving just six cars on the grid at the start of the race.
  7. Chanoch Nissany became Minardi third driver for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
  8. Enrico Toccacelo replaced Chanoch Nissany as Minardi third driver for the Turkish Grand Prix.
  9. Antônio Pizzonia replaced Nick Heidfeld at Williams for the Italian Grand Prix after Heidfeld decided to withdraw after complaining of a severe headache. Earlier in the week, he crashed heavily during a test session at Monza. Pizzonia replaced Heidfeld again for the remaining three races of the season after Heidfeld had a motorcycle accident.
  10. At the Hungarian Grand Prix, West McLaren Mercedes became Team McLaren Mercedes.
  11. 2005 was the final year of the 3 litre V10 engine formula.


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