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  • 2005 Chinese Grand Prix
  • Alonso caps season with win in China
  • October 16, 2005: Fernando Alonso rounded off his championship year by taking victory in China. He did so from pole position and fended off title rival Kimi Raikkonen in a year in which the Michael Schumacher monopoly on the sport had been destroyed.

  • 2005 Japanese Grand Prix
  • Raikkonen magical at Suzuka
  • October 9, 2005: Most sentences involving the phrase engine change in 2005 tended to include the name Kimi Raikkonen as well. True to form, the Finn needed another new engine in Japan and started 17th. He won the race with a superb move around the outside of Giancarlo Fisichella on the last lap.

  • 2005 Belgian Grand Prix
  • Raikkonen edges out Alonso at Spa
  • September 11, 2005: A win in Belgium for Kimi Raikkonen kept his slim championship hopes alive while Fernando Alonso continued to make heavy weather of winning the crown by finishing second. He retained his championship lead but the margin over Raikkonen was reduced.

  • 2005 Turkish Grand Prix
  • Raikkonen wins inaugural Turkish Grand Prix
  • August 21, 2005: Kimi Raikkonen won the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul, but his victory was tarnished by McLaren team-mate Juan Pablo Montoya's surrendering second place to championship leader Fernando Alonso on the penultimate lap

  • 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix
  • Raikkonen keeps hopes alive in Hungary
  • July 31, 2005: With Kimi Raikkonen taking victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix and Fernando Alonso finishing out of the points, this race was crucial for Raikkonen's championship hopes

  • 2005 British Grand Prix
  • Montoya off the mark at Silverstone
  • July 10, 2005: Juan Pablo Montoya took a first win of the season in the British Grand Prix to slow Fernando Alonso's advance towards the title on a weekend when Kimi Raikkonen's McLaren needed another engine change and started form 12th on the grid

  • 2005 French Grand Prix
  • Alonso proves his class in France
  • July 3, 2005: After the shameful United States Grand Prix, it was good to see a full grid roar past at the end of lap one. It was headed by Fernando Alonso and his Renault would be ahead when the flag fell on lap 70

  • 2005 Canadian Grand Prix
  • Raikkonen bounces back in Canada
  • June 12, 2005: Kimi Raikkonen reversed his World Championship fortunes in Canada by securing victory for McLaren

  • 2005 European Grand Prix
  • Alonso benefits from Raikkonen crash
  • May 29, 2005: Had the European Grand Prix been 58 laps of the Nurburgring, Kimi Raikkonen would have been a winner for McLaren. Instead, starting the 59th and last lap, the front suspension failed and Raikkonen was pitched off the road at over 170 mph - handing victory to Fernando Alonso

  • 2005 Monaco Grand Prix
  • Monaco glory for Raikkonen
  • May 22, 2005: McLaren's upswing in fortunes continued in Monaco as Kimi Raikkonen took his second win of the season to narrow the gap to championship leader Fernando Alonso.

  • 2005 Spanish Grand Prix
  • Raikkonen roars to win in Spain
  • May 8, 2005: Fernando Alonso's dominant season shuddered to a halt at his home Spanish Grand Prix as Kimi Raikkonen blitzed the field in his McLaren-Mercedes.

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