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People's Republic of China  2005 China Grand Prix
Race details
Race 19 of 19 in the 2005 Formula One season
Shanghai International Racing Circuit track map.svg
Date October 16, 2005
Official name II Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix
Location Shanghai International Circuit
Shanghai, China
Course Permanent Racing Facility
5.451 km (3.387 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 305.066 km (189.559 mi)
Weather Cloudy
Pole position
Driver Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Time 1.34.080
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1.33.242 on lap 56
Podium
First Spain Fernando Alonso Renault F1
Second Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Third Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota

The 2005 Chinese Grand Prix was a Formula One event lasting from October 14–16, 2005 at the Shanghai International Circuit.

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Classification

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Qualifying

Qualifying took place on October 15.

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:34.080
2 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:34.401 +0.321
3 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.488 +0.408
4 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:34.801 +0.721
5 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.188 +1.108
6 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:35.301 +1.221
7 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:35.428 +1.348
8 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:35.610 +1.530
9 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:35.723 +1.643
10 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 1:35.739 +1.659
11 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:35.898 +1.818
12 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:36.044 +1.964
13 8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:36.445 +2.365
14 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 1:36.472 +2.392
15 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 1:36.707 +2.627
16 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:36.788 +2.708
17 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:37.083 +3.003
18 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 1:39.105 +5.025
19 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 1:39.233 +5.153
20 20 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 1:39.460 +5.380
The race was won by Fernando Alonso in the Renault.

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 56 1'39:53.618 1 10
2 9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 56 +4.0 3 8
3 17 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 56 +25.3 9 6
4 6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 56 +26.1 2 5
5 15 Austria Christian Klien Red Bull-Cosworth 56 +31.8 14 4
6 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 56 +36.4 11 3
7 7 Australia Mark Webber Williams-BMW 56 +36.8 10 2
8 3 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 56 +41.2 4 1
9 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 56 +44.2 7
10 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 56 +59.9 16
11 18 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Jordan-Toyota 56 +1:24.6 19
12 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 +1:32.8 8
13 8 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 55 Tyre puncture 13
14 20 Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi-Cosworth 55 Out of fuel 20
15 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 55 +1 Lap 12
16 21 Netherlands Christijan Albers Minardi-Cosworth 50 Wheel nut 18
Ret 4 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 34 Gearbox 17
Ret 19 India Narain Karthikeyan Jordan-Toyota 28 Accident 15
Ret 10 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya McLaren-Mercedes 24 Engine 5
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 20 Spin 6

Notes

  • Pole position: Fernando Alonso 1:34.080
  • Fastest Lap: Kimi Räikkönen; 1m 33.242s on lap 56.
  • Lap Leader: Fernando Alonso 1-56 (56).
  • Race Winner: Fernando Alonso
  • Last race: Antônio Pizzonia, Narain Karthikeyan
  • Renault F1 clinched the world constructors' championship.
  • This was the last race for several F1 teams. They were the Sauber, Minardi, BAR and the Jordan team.
  • This was last race for Sauber team until 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix.
  • This was Rubens Barrichello's last race with the Ferrari team.
  • This was also Felipe Massa's last race with the Sauber team.
  • This was Jarno Trulli's first ever Chinese Grand Prix in his career.
  • During a warm up lap as the cars were lining up on the grid from the pit lane, Christijan Albers and Michael Schumacher's cars crashed into each other. Both were forced to start from the pits in their teams' spare car.
  • Narain Karthikeyan started from the pits after deciding to pull in from the pace lap.
  • The safety car was brought out twice – the second for an accident in which Karthikeyan's car came to rest on the straight near Turn 13 (he walked away), and the first for when a manhole cover on track came loose, and was run over by Montoya. Montoya had his right front changed, but soon dropped out because McLaren were uncertain about the effects on his car.
  • Ralf Schumacher, Christian Klien and Felipe Massa all opted not to pit during the second safety car period, meaning that they ran 2nd, 3rd and 4th for a while. Mainly due to Rubens Barrichello's slower Ferrari running ahead of Jenson Button, Mark Webber and David Coulthard, the cars ahead managed to build enough of a gap to finish higher than expected after making their pitstops, moving Ralf and Felipe above their team-mates in the championship, giving Sauber points in their final race, and giving Klien his best ever Formula One finish.
  • Giancarlo Fisichella received a drive though penalty for obstructive driving in the pits during the second safety car period.
  • As the nineteenth race of the season, it made the 2005 season the longest in the history of the Formula One World Championship.
  • After this race, all drivers except Robert Doornbos, Anthony Davidson and Ricardo Zonta had scored at least one World Championship point throughout the season.
  • After this race, this season saw all the race teams scored world championship points in the season (like 2004 Formula One season).
  • After winning the Chinese GP, world champion driver Alonso sung the song "We are the Champions" on the team radio.
  • This was Kimi Räikkönen's 10th fastest lap of the season equalling the record set by Michael Schumacher in 2004.
  • This year saw the most times an entire grand prix was lead in a season. Juan Pablo Montoya lead every lap of the Italian grand prix, Fernando Alonso lead both the French grand prix and the Chinese grand prix and Kimi Raikkonen lead the Spanish grand prix, Monaco grand prix and the Turkish grand prix.
Previous race:
2005 Japanese Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2005 season
Next race:
2006 Bahrain Grand Prix
Previous race:
2004 Chinese Grand Prix
Chinese Grand Prix Next race:
2006 Chinese Grand Prix

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