Autosport Plus

The 2005 German Grand Prix Review

In yet another cruel blow for Kimi Raikkonen, the Finn lost what look like a sure win at the German Grand Prix after more problems with his McLaren. Raikkonen's retirement served victory to Fernando Alonso on a silver platter and the Renault driver took it to continue his march towards the title. Will Gray reviews the events and results from the thirteenth race of the 2005 season

He came, he soared, he conked out.

It was the same old story for the unfortunate Kimi Raikkonen at Hockenheim when, once again, an almost certain victory was ruined by a mechanical failure on his McLaren machine and Fernando Alonso was there to pick up the pieces.

Raikkonen was the fastest race driver in both Friday practice sessions, fastest overall in both Saturday practice sessions and secured pole position with a strong lap in a strategically heavy-fuelled car.

Previous article Champ Car Corner: Reflections on Edmonton
Next article The 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix Preview