2005 GP2 Series season
|GP2 Series season 2005|
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
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.
|iSport International||1||Scott Speed||All|
|HiTech/Piquet Racing||3||Nelson Angelo Piquet||All|
|4||Alexandre Sarnes Negrão||All|
|BCN Competicion||5||Ernesto José Viso Lossada||All|
|Super Nova Racing||7||Giorgio Pantano||All|
|ART Grand Prix||9||Nico Rosberg||All|
|David Price Racing||11||Olivier Pla||All|
|DAMS||14||José María López||All|
|Coloni Motorsport||16||Mathias Lauda||All|
|Racing Engineering||18||Neel Jani||All|
|Campos Racing||20||Juan Cruz Álvarez||All|
|Arden International||22||Heikki Kovalainen||All|
- Giorgio Mondini replaced Ryan Sharp for Hungarian races
- Toni Vilander replaced Gianmaria Bruni for Italian races.
- Gianmaria Bruni replaced Ferdinando Monfardini for Belgian races.
- Ferdinando Monfardini replaced Toni Vilander for Bahrain races.
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.
Final driver standings
- 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
|01||ART Grand Prix||Nico Rosberg, Alexandre Prémat||187||7||6*|
|02||Arden International||Heikki Kovalainen, Nicolas Lapierre||126||5||3|
|03||Super Nova Racing||Giorgio Pantano, Adam Carroll||102||3||2*|
|04||iSport International||Scott Speed, Can Artam||69.5||0||1|
|05||Racing Engineering||Borja García, Neel Jani||65.5||2||1|
|06||HiTech/Piquet Racing||Nelson Angelo Piquet, Alexandre Negrão||50||1||2**|
|07||DAMS||José María López, Fairuz Fauzy||36||1||0|
|08||Coloni Motorsport||Gianmaria Bruni, Mathias Lauda, Toni Vilander, Ferdinando Monfardini||36||1||1*|
|09||BCN Competicion||Ernesto Viso, Hiroki Yoshimoto||35||0||2**|
|10||David Price Racing||Olivier Pla, Ryan Sharp, Giorgio Mondini||22||2||2**|
|11||Durango||Clivio Piccione, Ferdinando Monfardini, Gianmaria Bruni||19||1||3**|
|12||Campos Racing||Sergio Hernández, Juan Cruz Álvarez||7.5||0||0|
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