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2005 Monaco Grand Prix

Circuit Monaco.png
LXIII Grand Prix de Monaco
Country 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Monoco
Grand Prix Monaco
Date May 22
Year 2005
Race No 6
Official name
Season No 19
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course mi 2.075
Course km 3.34
Distance laps 78
Distance mi 161.85
Distance km 260.52
Weather Fine
Pole Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Pole Team McLaren-Mercedes
Pole Time 2:30.323 (aggregate)
Pole Country 22px-Flag of Finland.png Finland
Fast Driver Michael Schumacher
Fast Team Ferrari
Fast Time 1:15.842
Fast Lap 40
Fast Country 22px-Flag of Germany.png Germany
First Driver Kimi Räikkönen
First Team McLaren-Mercedes
First Country Template:FalgiconFinland Finland
Second Driver Nick Heidfeld
Second Team Williams-BMW
Second Country 22px-Flag of Germany.png Germany
Third Driver Mark Webber
Third Team Williams-BMW
Third Country 22px-Flag of Australia.png Australia


The 2005 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on May 20Template:Ndash May 22, 2005 at the Circuit de Monaco.

Summary

Polesitter Kimi Räikkönen led the field from the start of the race, and though he was at first closely followed by Fernando Alonso, he was more than five seconds ahead by the twentieth lap. The race progressed otherwise uneventfully, with Alonso followed by Giancarlo Fisichella, Jarno Trulli, and Mark Webber, until the twenty-third lap, when Christijan Albers spun his Minardi into a wall at Mirabeau, blocking about two-thirds of the width of the track. David Coulthard, arriving behind him, swerved and successfully stopped his Red Bull without damage; however, Michael Schumacher plowed into Coulthard, breaking off his own nosecone and damaging the Red Bull's suspension beyond repair. As more drivers reached the blocked turn, stewards removed Albers's car and deployed the safety car.

Both Renault drivers pitted immediately, but Räikkönen - acting on instructions from McLaren chief strategist Neil Martin - continued on in what was to prove a winning move [1]. Though this seemingly put Räikkönen in a bad spot, as all of his close competitors had pitted, he fought back with a series of brilliant laps that would give him a 34.7-second lead by the time he pitted on lap 42. Alonso, whose car was substantially slower as it was full of fuel, and whose rear tyres were wearing rapidly, was unable to catch up, and Räikkönen, after pitting, returned to the track still 13 seconds ahead. He would go on to win the race having led every lap of it.

Nick Heidfeld worked his way up from sixth grid position, passing his own teammate in the pits after Williams called him in a lap earlier whilst Alonso was badly holding the two Williams drivers up. After Heidfeld's stop, a superb overtaking manoeuvre into the Nouvelle chicane put him ahead of Alonso. Webber tried to follow suit a lap later, but on the first attempt Alonso missed the corner yet stayed in front, and on the second attempt succeeded for good. Alonso straggled into fourth, his rear tyres almost entirely bald. Montoya advanced from sixteenth on the grid to an eventual fifth, finishing on Alonso's tail, followed by Michael and Ralf Schumacher, who crossed the line almost side-by-side.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 order Q1 time Q1 pos Q1+Q2 time
1 9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 18 1:13.644 1 2.30.325
2 5 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso Renault 17 1:14.125 2 2.30.406
3 7 22px-Flag of Australia.png Mark Webber Williams-BMW 13 1:14.584 3 2.31.656
4 6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 14 1:14.783 4 2.32.100
5 16 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Jarno Trulli Toyota 16 1:15.189 7 2.32.590
6 8 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 9 1:15.128 6 2.32.883
7 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 11 1:15.329 8 2.33.867
8 1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher Ferrari 4 1:16.186 11 2.34.736
9 11 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 5 1:15.921 9 2.34.936
10 2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 10 1:16.142 10 2.34.983
11 12 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 8 1:16.218 12 2.35.120
12 15 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth 1 1:16.817 13 2.37.152
13 20 22px-Flag of Austria.png Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 2 1:18.574 14 2.40.810
14 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 3 1:19.229 15 2.42.206
15 18 22px-Flag of Portugal.png Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 7 1:19.408 16 2.43.078
16 10 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya# McLaren-Mercedes 12 1:14.858 5 NO TIME
17 19 22px-Flag of India.png Narain Karthikeyan* Jordan-Toyota 6 1:19.474 17 2.43.422
18 17 22px-Flag of Germany.png Ralf Schumacher Toyota 15 - 18 NO TIME
* = Narain Karthikeyan had an engine change
# = Montoya's Saturday time of 1:14.858 deleted as punishment for role in earlier practice accident

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 78 1:45:15.556 1 10
2 8 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld Williams-BMW 78 +13.877 6 8
3 7 22px-Flag of Australia.png Mark Webber Williams-BMW 78 +18.484 3 6
4 5 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso Renault 78 +36.487 2 5
5 10 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 78 +36.647 16 4
6 17 22px-Flag of Germany.png Ralf Schumacher Toyota 78 +37.117 18 3
7 1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher Ferrari 78 +37.223 8 2
8 2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 78 +37.570 10 1
9 12 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 77 +1 Lap 11  
10 16 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Jarno Trulli Toyota 77 +1 Lap 5  
11 11 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 77 +1 Lap 9  
12 6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 77 +1 Lap 4  
13 18 22px-Flag of Portugal.png Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 75 +3 Laps 15  
14 21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 73 +5 Laps 14  
Ret 15 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth 59 Accident 12  
Ret 20 22px-Flag of Austria.png Patrick Friesacher Minardi-Cosworth 29 Accident 13  
Ret 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 23 Accident 7  
Ret 19 22px-Flag of India.png Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 18 Hydraulics 17  


Notes


Name of race Monaco Grand Prix
Year of race 2005
Previous race in season 2005 Spanish Grand Prix
Next race in season 2005 European Grand Prix
Previous year's race 2004 Monaco Grand Prix
Next year's race 2006 Monaco Grand Prix
Previous promotional trophy winner 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix
Next promotional trophy winner 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix


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