On this day in 2005, Kimi Raikkonen won his first race of the season in Spain after he retired from the leading position one race earlier in Imola and Fernando Alonso finished second in his home race and retained a huge advantage in the drivers’ championship.

Kimi Raikkonen won his second consecutive polole position, this time two tenths in front of Webber in Williams and nearly three tenths ahead of Alonso in Renault and two Toyotas of Trulli and Ralf Schumacher. Montoya was seventh in second McLaren after he missed two races in Bahrain and Imoal due to tennis injury.

Webber had the lightest car of leading drivers and entered the pits in the lap 18 while Raikkonen entered two laps earlier than Alonso, in lap 25. The Finn was very convincing as he led all 66 laps, winning 27 seconds ahead of Alonso.

spanish gp f1 2005 podium

Jarno Trulli finished third in Toyota which was his third podium from the first five races in 2005. after he finished second in Malaysia and Bahrain.

His team mate Ralf Schumacher finished fourth, Fisichella was fifth in second Renault and Webber sixth after starting second.

Montoya was only seventh in his comeback race and Coulthard won the final point for Red Bull.

Alonso led the championship after five races with 44 out od maximum 50 points, Trulli was second with 26 points and Raikkonen was third with only 17 points. Renault led the constructors with 58 points ahead of Toyota (40) and McLaren Mercedes (37).

STARTING GRID

1 9 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren/Mercedes 2:31.421
2 7 Mark Webber Williams/BMW 2:31.668 0.247
3 5 Fernando Alonso Renault 2:31.691 0.270
4 17 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 2:31.917 0.496
5 16 Jarno Trulli Toyota 2:31.995 0.574
6 6 G.Fisichella Renault 2:32.830 1.409
7 10 J.P.Montoya McLaren/Mercedes 2:33.472 2.051
8 1 M.Schumacher Ferrari 2:33.551 2.130
9 14 David Coulthard Red Bull/Cosworth 2:34.168 2.747
10 12 Felipe Massa Sauber/Petronas 2:34.224 2.803
11 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull/Cosworth 2:35.302 3.881
12 11 J.Villeneuve Sauber/Petronas 2:36.480 5.059
13 19 N.Karthikeyan Jordan/Toyota 2:39.268 7.847
14 21 Christijan Albers Minardi/Cosworth 2:41.141 9.720
15 20 P.Friesacher Minardi/Cosworth 2:42.759 11.338
16 2 R.Barrichello Ferrari
17 8 Nick Heidfeld Williams/BMW
18 18 Tiago Monteiro Jordan/Toyota 2:39.943 8.522

#2 Rubens Barrichello – 10 place grid penalty due to engine change

#8 Nick Heidfeld – 10 place grid penalty due to engine change

#18 Tiago Monteiro – 10 place grid penalty due to engine change

RACE RESULTS

1 9 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren/Mercedes 66 1:27:16.830
2 5 Fernando Alonso Renault 66 1:27:44.482 27.652
3 16 Jarno Trulli Toyota 66 1:28:02.777 45.947
4 17 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 66 1:28:03.549 46.719
5 6 G.Fisichella Renault 66 1:28:14.766 57.936
6 7 Mark Webber Williams/BMW 66 1:28:25.372 1:08.542
7 10 J.P.Montoya McLaren/Mercedes 65 1:27:17.051 1 Lap
8 14 David Coulthard Red Bull/Cosworth 65 1:27:19.215 1 Lap
9 2 R.Barrichello Ferrari 65 1:27:20.686 1 Lap
10 8 Nick Heidfeld Williams/BMW 65 1:27:21.409 1 Lap
11 12 Felipe Massa Sauber/Petronas 63 1:25:12.014 Wheel
12 18 Tiago Monteiro Jordan/Toyota 63 1:28:01.053 3 Laps
13 19 N.Karthikeyan Jordan/Toyota 63 1:28:26.975 3 Laps
(12) 11 J.Villeneuve Sauber/Petronas 51 1:09:22.717 Water leak
(13) 1 M.Schumacher Ferrari 46 1:04:00.651 Puncture
(16) 21 Christijan Albers Minardi/Cosworth 19 30:26.505 Gearbox
(17) 20 P.Friesacher Minardi/Cosworth 11 20:13.794 Spun off
(13) 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull/Cosworth 9 13:49.912 Spun off

Fastest lap: Giancarlo Fisichella – 1:15.641 (lap 66)

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER 5/19 RACES

1 Fernando Alonso 44   6 10 10 10 8
2 Jarno Trulli 26   8 8 4 6
3 Kimi Räikkönen 17   1 6 10
4 Giancarlo Fisichella 14   10 4
5 Ralf Schumacher 14   4 5 5
6 Mark Webber 12   4 3 2 3
7 Michael Schumacher 10   2 8
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 10   3 5 2
9 David Coulthard 10   5 3 1 1
10 Nick Heidfeld 9   6 3
11 Rubens Barrichello 8   8
12 Alexander Wurz 6   6
13 Jacques Villeneuve 5   5
14 Pedro de la Rosa 4   4
15 Christian Klien 3   2 1
16 Felipe Massa 2   2
17 Vitantonio Liuzzi 1   1
18 Tiago Monteiro 0  
19 Narain Karthikeyan 0  
20 Jenson Button 0  
21 Patrick Friesacher 0  
22 Christijan Albers 0  
23 Takuma Sato 0  
Anthony Davidson 0  

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1 Renault 58   16 10 10 10 12
2 Toyota 40   12 13 4 11
3 McLaren/Mercedes 37   4 5 10 6 12
4 Williams/BMW 21   4 6 3 5 3
5 Ferrari 18   8 2 8
6 Red Bull/Cosworth 14   7 4 1 1 1
7 Sauber/Petronas 7   2 5
8 Jordan/Toyota 0  
9 BAR/Honda 0  
10 Minardi/Cosworth 0  

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