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2005 GP2 Series season

GP2 Series season 2005
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The 2005 GP2 Series season started in Imola, San Marino on April 23, 2005 and ended in Manama, Bahrain on September 30, 2005. The season was won by the German Nico Rosberg, with the Finn Heikki Kovalainen finishing second.

2005 was the first season of the newly-renamed Formula One feeder series, from Formula 3000 to GP2. The inaugural season didn't feature reigning F3000 champion Vitantonio Liuzzi, due to the fact that the Italian was driving for Red Bull Racing in Formula One. The series did feature two former F1 drivers, Italians Gianmaria Bruni and Giorgio Pantano, driving for Coloni and SuperNova respectively.

Drivers and constructors

All of the teams used the Dallara chassis with Renault-badged Mecachrome engines in 2005 in order to keep the field fair.

As this was the inaugural season in the series, car numbers were distributed by a pre-season session held at Circuit Paul Ricard on April 6. The fastest driver got number 1, his team-mate number 2, next best driver number 3 etc.

Team # Driver Rounds
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png iSport International 1 22px-Flag of the United States.png Scott Speed All
2 22px-Flag of Turkey.svg.png Can Artam All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png HiTech/Piquet Racing 3 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Angelo Piquet All
4 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Alexandre Sarnes Negrão All
22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png BCN Competicion 5 22px-Flag of Venezuela.svg.png Ernesto José Viso Lossada All
6 22px-Flag of Japan.png Hiroki Yoshimoto All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Super Nova Racing 7 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giorgio Pantano All
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Adam Carroll All
22px-Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix 9 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nico Rosberg All
10 22px-Flag of France.png Alexandre Prémat All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Price Racing 11 22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Pla All
12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Ryan Sharp 1-13
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Giorgio Mondini 14-23
22px-Flag of France.png DAMS 14 22px-Flag of Argentina.svg.png José María López All
15 22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg.png Fairuz Fauzy All
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Coloni Motorsport 16 22px-Flag of Austria.png Mathias Lauda All
17 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gianmaria Bruni 1-17
22px-Flag of Finland.png Toni Vilander 18-21
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferdinando Monfardini 22-23
22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Racing Engineering 18 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Neel Jani All
19 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Borja García All
22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Campos Racing 20 22px-Flag of Argentina.svg.png Juan Cruz Álvarez All
21 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Sergio Hernandez All
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Arden International 22 22px-Flag of Finland.png Heikki Kovalainen All
23 22px-Flag of France.png Nicolas Lapierre All
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Durango 24 22px-Flag of Monaco.svg.png Clivio Piccione All
25 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferdinando Monfardini 1-19
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gianmaria Bruni 20-23

Notes:

Race calendar

There were 23 races in the 2005 GP2 Series championship at 12 different circuits. Eleven race weekends had one race on Saturday and another on Sunday, the exception being the race at Circuit de Monaco where there was only one race on the weekend. The season began on April 23 2005 and concluded on September 25, 2005.

The calendar was as follows.

Round Location Circuit Date Winning Driver Winning Team
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Imola, Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari April 23 22px-Flag of Finland.png Heikki Kovalainen Arden International
2 April 24 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Adam Carroll Super Nova Racing
3 22px-Flag of Spain.png Barcelona, Spain Circuit de Catalunya May 7 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gianmaria Bruni Coloni Motorsport
4 May 8 22px-Flag of Argentina.png José María López DAMS
5 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Monte Carlo, Monaco Circuit de Monaco May 21 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Adam Carroll Super Nova Racing
6 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nürburg, Germany Nürburgring May 28 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Clivio Piccione Durango
7 May 29 22px-Flag of Finland.png Heikki Kovalainen Arden International
8 22px-Flag of France.png Magny-Cours, France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours July 2 22px-Flag of Finland.png Heikki Kovalainen Arden International
9 July 3 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nico Rosberg ART Grand Prix
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Silverstone, Great Britain Silverstone Circuit July 9 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nico Rosberg ART Grand Prix
11 July 10 22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Pla David Price Racing
12 22px-Flag of Germany.png Hockenheim, Germany Hockenheimring July 23 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nico Rosberg ART Grand Prix
13 July 24 22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Pla David Price Racing
14 22px-Flag of Hungary.png Budapest, Hungary Hungaroring July 30 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Neel Jani Racing Engineering
15 July 31 22px-Flag of France.png Alexandre Prémat ART Grand Prix
16 22px-Flag of Turkey.png Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul Racing Circuit August 20 22px-Flag of France.png Alexandre Prémat ART Grand Prix
17 August 21 22px-Flag of Finland.png Heikki Kovalainen Arden International
18 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Monza, Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza September 3 22px-Flag of Finland.png Heikki Kovalainen Arden International
19 September 4 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Neel Jani Racing Engineering
20 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Spa, Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps September 10 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Angelo Piquet HiTech/Piquet Racing
21 September 11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Adam Carroll Super Nova Racing
22 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png Manama, Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit September 29 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nico Rosberg ART Grand Prix
23 September 30 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nico Rosberg ART Grand Prix

Final driver standings

Pos Driver SMR FEA 22px-Flag of San Marino.png SMR SPR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png ESP FEA 22px-Flag of Spain.png ESP SPR 22px-Flag of Spain.png MON FEA 22px-Flag of Monaco.png EUR FEA 22px-Flag of Europe.png EUR SPR 22px-Flag of Europe.png FRA FEA 22px-Flag of France.png FRA SPR 22px-Flag of France.png GBR FEA 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GBR SPR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GER FEA 22px-Flag of Germany.png GER SPR 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN FEA 22px-Flag of Hungary.png HUN SPR 22px-Flag of Hungary.png TUR FEA 22px-Flag of Turkey.png TUR SPR 22px-Flag of Turkey.png ITA FEA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif ITA SPR 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif BEL FEA 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png BEL SPR 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png BRN FEA 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png BRN SPR 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png Points
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Rosberg 8 Ret 9* 4 3 3 4 7 1 1 4 1* 4* 5 2 17 3 2* 2* 3 5 1 1 120
2 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kovalainen 1 3 3 Ret 5* 1 Ret 1 3 2 3 5 6 2 5 10 1 1 5 15 9 3 Ret 105
3 22px-Flag of the United States.png Speed 3 Ret 2 3 4 16* 12* 15 18 4 2* 4 3 Ret 19 5* 4 Ret 15 4 4 Ret 19* 67.5
4 22px-Flag of France.png Prémat 7 2 10 Ret Ret 4 Ret 9 Ret 3* 5 2 9 4 1 1 14 Ret 18 Ret 12 2* 3 67
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Carroll 5 1 7 6 1 Ret 2 4 6 21 8 Ret 11 9 9 7 2 5 6 8* 1* 9 8 53
6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Pantano 13 Ret 13 14 Ret 2 7 10 7 12 7 6 2 3 3 2 8 6 3 NC 11 5 5 49
7 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Jani 6 15 4 5 Ret 6 13 5 4 5 6 Ret 22 1 4 Ret Ret 7 1 16 18 16 13 48
8 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Piquet 14 6 5 2 11 5 3 Ret DSQ Ret Ret 3 8 Ret 10 4 6 3 Ret 1 14 Ret 15 46
9 22px-Flag of Argentina.png López 2 11 6 1 Ret 13 14 2 Ret 9 Ret 13 10 Ret Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 10 8 4 4 36
10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Bruni 4 4 1 Ret 2 8 Ret 18* 11* 7 11 NC 14 10 8 Ret 9 Ret 16 Ret 14 35
11 22px-Flag of France.png Lapierre DNS Ret* 11 9 Ret 12 Ret 3 5 10 Ret 9 7 12 6 Ret 13 4 Ret Ret 23 6 20 21
12 22px-Flag of Venezuela.png Viso 10* DNS Ret Ret DSQ Ret 11 11 8 15 13 DSQ 12 6 Ret 14 12 Ret Ret 2 3 8 2 21
13 22px-Flag of France.png Pla 9 5 Ret Ret 9 Ret 8 Ret 9 8 1 8 1 7 Ret 9 17* Ret Ret 11 10 Ret DNS 20
14 22px-Flag of Spain.png García Ret 10 Ret 10 10 Ret EX Ret 12 17 9 7 5 11 Ret 3 5 Ret 10 6 2 19 17 17.5
15 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Piccione 15 Ret Ret 8 Ret 7 1 8 DSQ 6 Ret Ret 17 Ret 16* Ret 11 11 14 12 19 13 7 14
16 22px-Flag of Japan.png Yoshimoto Ret 9 Ret 17 DNS 11 Ret 6 2 13 Ret 12 Ret 13* 17 8 10 10 16 Ret 17 7 6 14
17 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Monfardini Ret DNS Ret 11 DNS Ret 6 12 17 14 10 Ret 15 Ret 11 Ret Ret 8 4 Ret 11 5
18 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Álvarez Ret 7 Ret 12 Ret 18 15 Ret DSQ 11 Ret 10 Ret Ret 7 15 Ret 12 17 5 6 10 12 4.5
19 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Negrão Ret 13 8 15 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 19 16 Ret 18 8 15 12 19 Ret 13 7 7 12 9 4
20 22px-Flag of Spain.png Hernández 11 8 Ret 18 8 15 5 13 14 16 12 Ret 19 Ret 18 Ret NC Ret 7 Ret 20 15 18 3
21 22px-Flag of Austria.png Lauda 12 Ret Ret 13 6 10 Ret 16 15 20 15 14 21 Ret 14 16 18 13 12 9 24 14 21 3
22 22px-Flag of Turkey.png Artam 16 Ret Ret Ret 7 17 Ret 17 16 18 14 Ret 20 14 12 11 16 9 9 Ret 22 17 16 2
23 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sharp Ret 14 Ret 16* Ret 9 9 19 Ret Ret NC 11 13 2
24 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Fauzy 17 12 12 7 Ret 14 10 14 10 Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 13 Ret 15 14 11 13 15 11 10 0
25 22px-Flag of Finland.png Vilander 15 8 14 13 0
26 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Mondini Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret 21 18 22 0
Pos Driver SMR FEA 22px-Flag of San Marino.png SMR SPR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png ESP FEA 22px-Flag of Spain.png ESP SPR 22px-Flag of Spain.png MON FEA 22px-Flag of Monaco.png EUR FEA 22px-Flag of Europe.png EUR SPR 22px-Flag of Europe.png FRA FEA 22px-Flag of France.png FRA SPR 22px-Flag of France.png GBR FEA 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GBR SPR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GER FEA 22px-Flag of Germany.png GER SPR 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN FEA 22px-Flag of Hungary.png HUN SPR 22px-Flag of Hungary.png TUR FEA 22px-Flag of Turkey.png TUR SPR 22px-Flag of Turkey.png ITA FEA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif ITA SPR 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif BEL FEA 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png BEL SPR 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png BRN FEA 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png BRN SPR 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png Points
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)
  • Polesitter for feature race in bold.
  • Driver with asterisk has been awarded two points for fastest lap.
  • Driver who retired but was classified in italics.

Note: Sprint race at Spa was stopped early and half points were awarded.

Final teams' standings

Pos. Team Drivers Points Wins Poles
01 22px-Flag of France.png ART Grand Prix Nico Rosberg, Alexandre Prémat 187 7 6*
02 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Arden International Heikki Kovalainen, Nicolas Lapierre 126 5 3
03 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Super Nova Racing Giorgio Pantano, Adam Carroll 102 3 2*
04 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png iSport International Scott Speed, Can Artam 69.5 0 1
05 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Racing Engineering Borja García, Neel Jani 65.5 2 1
06 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png HiTech/Piquet Racing Nelson Angelo Piquet, Alexandre Negrão 50 1 2**
07 22px-Flag of France.png DAMS José María López, Fairuz Fauzy 36 1 0
08 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Coloni Motorsport Gianmaria Bruni, Mathias Lauda, Toni Vilander, Ferdinando Monfardini 36 1 1*
09 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png BCN Competicion Ernesto Viso, Hiroki Yoshimoto 35 0 2**
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Price Racing Olivier Pla, Ryan Sharp, Giorgio Mondini 22 2 2**
11 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Durango Clivio Piccione, Ferdinando Monfardini, Gianmaria Bruni 19 1 3**
12 22px-Flag of Spain.svg.png Campos Racing Sergio Hernández, Juan Cruz Álvarez 7.5 0 0


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