2005 Chinese Grand Prix

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Flag of China svg.png 2005 Chinese Grand Prix
Race 6 of 7 in the 2005 Alternate Formula One season
Shanghai.png
Date October 23, 2005
Official Name II Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix
Location Shanghai International Circuit
Course Permanent Racing Facility
5.451 km (3.387 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 305.066 km (189.559 mi)
Weather Cloudy, rain in last 7 laps
Pole Position
Driver Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:32.108
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:32.751
Podium
First Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso Renault
Second Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello McLaren-Mercedes
Third Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Ferrari


The 2005 Chinese Grand Prix was the 20th and final race of the 2005 Alternate Formula One season. The 56-lap race, which has gone down in Spanish sports history as El Milagro de Shanghai (the Miracle of Shanghai), was won by Renault driver Fernando Alonso. Alonso's win and a last-lap error by title contender and teammate Kimi Räikkönen secured Alonso his first and only F1 World Driver's Championship. It also was the last race for historic teams Jordan, Sauber (before their return as an independent team in 2011) and BAR.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 15 Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.108
2 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Ferrari 1:32.144 +0.036
3 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso Renault 1:32.229 +0.121
4 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber Toyota 1:32.267 +0.159
5 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld McLaren-Mercedes 1:32.311 +0.203
6 8 Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen Renault 1:32.573 +0.465
7 2 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Ferrari 1:32.688 +0.580
8 4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button Williams-BMW 1:32.907 +0.799
9 9 Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:33.207 +1.099
10 6 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:33.212 +1.104
11 16 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 1:33.465 +1.357
12 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Anthony Davidson BAR-Honda 1:33.498 +1.390
13 11 Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 1:33.801 +1.693
14 12 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Sauber-Petronas 1:33.926 +1.818
15 17 Flag of Italy svg.png Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth 1:34.061 +1.953
16 3 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies Williams-BMW 1:34.548 +2.440
17 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jordan-Toyota 1:35.211 +3.103
18 19 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Christijan Albers Jordan-Toyota 1:36.444 +4.336

Race

Pos # Driver Constructor Laps Time/retired Grid Points
1 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso Renault 56 1:42:18.172 3 10
2 15 Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello McLaren-Mercedes 56 +12.947 1 8
3 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Ferrari 56 +19.114 2 6
4 8 Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen Renault 56 +20.783 6 5
5 10 Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber Toyota 56 +38.743 4 4
6 3 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies Williams-BMW 56 +1:14.499 16 3
7 9 Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher Toyota 56 +1:17.875 9 2
8 16 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard Red Bull-Cosworth 56 +1:19.333 11 1
9 12 Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson Sauber-Petronas 55 +1 lap 14
10 15 Flag of Italy svg.png Vitantonio Liuzzi Red Bull-Cosworth 55 +1 lap 15
11 11 Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve Sauber-Petronas 55 +1 lap 13
12 18 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Jordan-Toyota 55 +1 Lap 17
13 19 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Christijan Albers Jordan-Toyota 54 +2 Laps 18
Ret 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Anthony Davidson BAR-Honda Collision 11
Ret 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld McLaren-Mercedes Collision 5
Ret 2 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Ferrari Engine 7
Ret 4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button Williams-BMW Suspension 8
Ret 6 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato BAR-Honda Suspension 10

Championship standings

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso 92
2 Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen 91
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies 91
4 Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello 87
5 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose 79
Pos Constructor Points
1 Flag of France svg.png Renault 183
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari 170
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes 140
4 Flag of Japan svg.png Toyota 108
5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Williams-BMW 80