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The McLaren MP4-20 was a car designed by McLaren for the 2005 Formula One season. The car was driven by Kimi Räikkönen and newcomer Juan Pablo Montoya, who joined the team from Williams.

SeasonEdit

The MP4-20 was the most competitive car of 2005, but the Mercedes engine was unreliable throughout the season, which costed Räikkönen a possible chance of a Drivers' Title to Fernando Alonso and the team of a Constructors' Title to Renault.

In the European Grand Prix, with 2 laps to go, Räikkönen suffered a broken suspension due to high tyre degradation. According to the commentator James Allen, if Räikkönen pitted, he would not get a podium finish. Ultimately, Räikkönen decided not to pit before the final lap, and then his suspension broke coming into Turn 1 of the final lap. He lost the victory to Fernando Alonso.

Räikkönen won seven races, but had a position to win three races in San Marino, Europe and Germany. Montoya won three races, but could have won one more race in Hungary.

McLaren ended up in second in the Constructors' Championship, behind champions Renault.

TeamEdit

Position Name
Team Principal Ron Dennis
Chief Executive Officer Martin Whitmarsh
Managing Director Jonathan Neale
Engineering Director Paddy Lowe
Engineering Director

Adrian Newey

Design and Development Director Neil Oatley
Vice-President of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Norbert Haug
Director of Operations for Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Ola Kallenius
Director of Engines for Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Mario Illien
Operations Manager Simon Roberts
Team Manager Dave Ryan
Chief Engineer Tim Goss
Chief Engineer Pat Fry
Chief Designer Mike Coughlan
Head of Aerodynamics Peter Prodromou
Head of Vehicle Engineering Mark Williams
Chief Mechanic Peter Vale
Number 2 Mechanic Marc Priestley
Chief Race Engineer Steve Hallam
Spokesperson Wolfgang Schattling
Spokesperson Ellen Kolby
Race Engineer to Kimi Räikkönen Mark Slade
Race Engineer to Juan Pablo Montoya Phil Prew
Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Driver Juan Pablo Montoya
Test Drivers Pedro de la Rosa
Test Drivers Alexander Wurz

Race VictoriesEdit

Event Driver
1 Spanish Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
2 Monaco Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
3 Canadian Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
4 British Grand Prix Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
5 Hungarian Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
6 Turkish Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
7 Italian Grand Prix Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
8 Belgian Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen
9 Brazilian Grand Prix Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
10 Japanese Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen

Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

Complete Formula One Results
YearDriverTyre12345678910111213141516171819
2005 Flag of Australia Flag of Malaysia Flag of Bahrain Flag of San Marino Flag of Spain Flag of Monaco Flag of Europe Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Turkey Flag of Italy Flag of Belgium Flag of Brazil Flag of Japan Flag of China
Finland Räikkönen M 8th9th3rdRet1st1st11th1stDNS2nd3rdRet1st1st4th1st2nd1st2nd
Colombia Montoya 6th4th7th5th7thDSQDNSRet1st2ndRet3rd1st14th1stRetRet
Spain de la Rosa 5th
Austria Wurz 3rd

NotesEdit

V T E McLarenLogo McLaren Racing
Founder
Bruce McLaren
Notable Personnel
Éric Boullier · Ron Dennis · Tim Goss · Jonathan Neale · Neil Oakley · Peter Prodromou
Former Notable Personnel
John Barnard · Gordon Coppuck · Pat Fry · Norbert Haug · Robin Herd · Paddy Lowe · Neil Martin · Teddy Mayer · Sam Michael · Gordon Murray · Adrian Newey · Steve Nichols · Jo Ramirez · Nicholas Tombazis · Martin Whitmarsh
Drivers
2. Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne · 14. Spain Fernando Alonso
World Champions
Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi (1974) · United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (2008) · United Kingdom James Hunt (1976) · Finland Mika Häkkinen (1998, 1999) ·
Austria Niki Lauda (1984) · France Alain Prost (1985, 1986, 1989) · Brazil Ayrton Senna (1988, 1990, 1991)
F1 Cars
M2B · M4B · M5A · M7A · M7B · M7C · M7D · M9A · M14A · M14D · M19A · M19C · M23 · M26 · M28 · M29 · M29F · M30 · MP4/1 · MP4B · MP4/1C · MP4/1E · MP4/2 · MP4/2B · MP4/2C · MP4/3 · MP4/4 · MP4/5 · MP4/5B · MP4/6 · MP4/6B · MP4/7A · MP4/8 · MP4/9 · MP4/10 · MP4/10B · MP4/10C · MP4/11 · MP4/11B · MP4/12 · MP4/13 · MP4/14 · MP4/15 · MP4-16 · MP4-17 · MP4-17D · MP4-18 · MP4-19 · MP4-19B · MP4-20 · MP4-21 · MP4-22 · MP4-23 · MP4-24 · MP4-25 · MP4-26 · MP4-27 · MP4-28 · MP4-29 · MP4-30 · MP4-31 · MCL32
Season Reports
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Full results
V T E 2005 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • BAR • Renault • Williams • McLaren • Sauber • Red Bull • Toyota • Jordan • Minardi
Engines BMW • Cosworth • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Petronas • Renault • Toyota
Drivers M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Button • 4 Sato • 4 Davidson • 5 Alonso • 6 Fisichella • 7 Webber • 8 Heidfeld • 8 Pizzonia • 9 Räikkönen • 10 Montoya • 10 De la Rosa • 10 Wurz • 11 Villeneuve • 12 Massa • 14 Coulthard • 15 Klien • 15 Liuzzi • 16 Trulli • 17 R. Schumacher • 17 Zonta • 18 Monteiro • 19 Karthikeyan • 20 Friesacher • 20 Doornbos • 21 Albers
Other Drivers Badoer • Bernoldi • Gené • Kiesa • Kovalainen • Montagny • Panis • Rosberg • Speed • Yamamoto
Cars Renault R25 • McLaren MP4-20 • Ferrari F2004M • Ferrari F2005 • Toyota TF105 • Williams FW27 • BAR 007 • Red Bull RB1 • Sauber C24 • Jordan EJ15 • Minardi PS04B • Minardi PS05
Tyres Bridgestone • Michelin
Races Australia • Malaysia • Bahrain • San Marino • Spain • Monaco • Europe • Canada • United States • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Turkey • Italy • Belgium • Brazil • Japan • China
See also 2004 Formula One Season • 2006 Formula One Season • Category

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