2005 Turkish Grand Prix


2005 Turkish Grand Prix

Infobox Grand Prix race report
Type = F1
Country = Turkey
Grand Prix = Turkish
Official name = I



Year = 2005
Race_No = 14
Season_No = 19
Location = Istanbul Racing Circuit, Istanbul, Turkey
Course = Permanent racing facility
Course_mi = 3.32
Course_km = 5.34
Distance_laps = 58
Distance_mi = 192.56
Distance_km = 309.72
Scheduled_laps = 58
Scheduled_mi = 192.56
Scheduled_km = 309.72
Weather = Sunny
Pole_Driver = Kimi Räikkönen
Pole_Team = McLaren-Mercedes
Pole_Time = 1:26.797
Pole_Country = Finland
Fast_Driver = Juan Pablo Montoya
Fast_Team = McLaren-Mercedes
Fast_Time = 1:24.770
Fast_L

Fast_Country = Colombia
First_Driver = Kimi Räikkönen
First_Team = McLaren-Mercedes
First_Country = Finland
Second_Driver = Fernando Alonso
Second_Team = Renault
Second_Country= Spain
Third_Driver = Juan Pablo Montoya
Third_Team = McLaren-Mercedes
Third_Country = Colombia

The 2005 Turkish Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on August 21 at the Istanbul Racing Circuit in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first Formula 1 race to take place in Turkey.

Summary

Friday Drivers

* Williams-BMW cars retired from the race due to right-rear tyre failures - twice for each car.
* Michael Schumacher and Mark Webber collided on Lap 14. Schumacher's rear suspension was damaged, but he later rejoined the race after repairs to improve his qualifying slot by three positions at the next race. Webber's Williams lost the nose cone.
* Juan Pablo Montoya was comfortably heading for second place on the penultimate lap when he overbraked after overtaking the lapped Jordan of Tiago Monteiro, whom he had contact with, thus damaging the diffuser. On the next lap Montoya lost rear grip and ran straight ahead on Turn 8, losing second place to Fernando Alonso.
* Felipe Massa lost his front wing and bargeboard in a first corner collision with Nick Heidfeld. After the replacements he managed to continue racing till lap 29 where his engine failed.
* Juan Pablo Montoya's fastest lap was over 2 seconds faster than his team mate's qualifying time, usually fastest race laps are far slower than qualifying lap times.

Notes

* Pole position: Kimi Räikkönen
* Fastest l
Juan Pablo Montoya 1:24.770
* Lap leaders: Kimi Räikkönen 1-58 (58).
* Weather and track condition: Although it rained in the morning (during the GP2 race) the track was dry with air temperature at 30 degrees while track temperature at 45.
* Spectator Count:
**Practice (Friday): 40,000
**Qualifying (Saturday): 53,000
**Race (Sunday): 100,000

F1 race report
Name_of_race = Turkish Grand Prix
Year_of_race = 2005
Previous_race_in_season = 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix
Next_race_in_season = 2005 Italian Grand Prix
Previous_year's_race = None
Next_year's_race = 2006 Turkish Grand Prix


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