Race Results 2005


Round 2 - MALAYSIA, Sepang - Race Results

Conditions: dry, overcast; Air 35-37°C, Track 49-52°C

Position  Driver  Car (Tyres)  Time/Retirement Laps Pitstops
1  Fernando ALONSO  Renault (M)  1h 31m 33.736s 56 2
2  Jarno TRULLI  Toyota (M)  + 0m 24.327s 56 2
3  Nick HEIDFELD  Williams BMW (M)  + 0m 32.188s 56 2
4  Juan Pablo MONTOYA  McLaren Mercedes (M)  + 0m 41.631s 56 2
5  Ralf SCHUMACHER  Toyota (M)  + 0m 51.854s 56 2
6  David COULTHARD  Red Bull Cosworth (M)  + 1m 12.543s 56 2
7  Michael SCHUMACHER  Ferrari (B)  + 1m 19.988s 56 2
8  Christian KLIEN  Red Bull Cosworth (M)  + 1m 20.835s 56 2
9  Kimi RAIKKONEN  McLaren Mercedes (M)  + 1m 21.580s 56 3
10  Felipe MASSA  Sauber Petronas (M)  + 1 lap 55 2
11  Narain KARTHIKEYAN  Jordan Toyota (B)  + 2 laps 54 2
12  Tiago MONTEIRO  Jordan Toyota (B)  + 3 laps 53 2
13  Christijan ALBERS  Minardi Cosworth (B)  + 4 laps 52 2
 Not classified
Ret  Rubens BARRICHELLO  Ferrari (B)  Tyre wear 49 3
Ret  Giancarlo FISICHELLA  Renault (M)  Accident 36 1
Ret  Mark WEBBER  Williams BMW (M)  Accident 36 1
Ret  Jacques VILLENEUVE  Sauber Petronas (M)  Spin 26 1
Ret  Jenson BUTTON  BAR Honda (M)  Engine 2 0
Ret  Anthony DAVIDSON  BAR Honda (M)  Engine 2 0
Ret  Patrick FRIESACHER  Minardi Cosworth (B)  Spin 2 0

All drivers got away cleanly. Button had good start and passed Raikkonen into Turn 1 at the end of the first lap to take 6th only for his engine to start losing fluids immediately afterwards. Friesacher spun off into retirement on Button's oil. Davidson, in his first race for BAR, pulled over with an engine fire on Lap 3 with Button pulling over shortly afterwards. So 3 laps down, 3 cars gone!

Alonso pulling away steadily from Trulli and Fisichella. Coulthard got past Klien at start but both lost places and are back in 8th and 9th. JPM in 10th with the two Ferraris in 11th (Barrichello) and 13th (Schumacher)!

Raikkonen off track in sector 1 with right rear puncture shortly after first pitstop, limps back to the pits on three wheels for a new tyre. Slight damage to the floor of the car but OK to continue.

Montoya and Barrichello manage to get past the Red Bulls in the pitstops. Villeneuve locked up under braking for turn 1 and spins off into the gravel trap - a dismal weekend for the Canadian.

Fisichella much slower in second stint. Barrichello also suffering with tyre wear and holding up the two Red Bulls. Ralf Schumacher tries to go down the inside of Webber, both run wide and Heidfeld sneaks through. The battle continues through the next few corners and ends with Heidfeld in front of Ralf.

Coulthard passes Barrichello round the outside of turn 5, Klien is all over the back of the Ferrari and gets past into turn 14. Webber takes the struggling Fisichella for 3rd, Fisichella darts down the inside to try and retake the place into turn 14 but drifts wide and into Webber taking both out of the race.

That puts Heidfeld up to 3rd, Ralf 4th, Montoya 5th, Coulthard 6th, Klien 7th and Michael Schumacher finally into the points in 8th.

Montoya takes 4th from Ralf in the second round of pitstops. Barrichello retires from race with extreme tyre wear - the first definitive casualty of the new tyre regulations. Michael Schumacher takes 7th from Klien - both Red Bulls still in the points, but Raikkonen closing fast on Klien to try and salvage a point from a disappointing afternoon.

He doesn't make it past and all cars hold their places until the end of the race. A dominant performance from Alonso all weekend sees him take his 2nd career win and Trulli secures Toyota's first ever podium finish.

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