Race incidents from Monza

Webber, Coulthard, Villeneuve, Italian GP 2005

Webber, Coulthard, Villeneuve, Italian GP 2005 

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* Lap 1: At the start of the race Juan Pablo Montoya takes the lead and heads Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button in to the first corner. Jarno Trulli was fourth ahead of Takuma Sato, Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher. Behind them there is trouble. Giancarlo Fisichella is touched from behind by David Coulthard and Mark Webber is also involved while Christijan Albers has a clash with Narain Karthikeyan. In the Lesmo Corners Michael Schumacher tries to pas Barrichello and is firmly put in his place by the Brazilian. Going down to the Parabolica Sato passes Trulli to take back fourth position. At the end of the lap Montoya leads Alonso by 1.5secs with Button a second behind the Renault. Sato is next chased by Trulli, Barrichello, Michael Schumacher, Fisichella, Ralf Schumacher, Jacques Villeneuve, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa. Christian Klien is 13th with Antonio Pizzonia 14th. Coulthard, Webber, Albers and Karthikeyan all pit for repairs.

* Lap 2: Montoya increase his lead to 2.1secs, while further back Trulli is overtaken by both Ferraris, which seem to be running with light fuel loads.

* Lap 4: The order is unchanged but four consecutive fastest laps have given Montoya a lead of 2.6secs. Button cannot keep the pace and is 4.2secs behind Alonso. Further back Trulli retakes sixth place from Michael Schumacher.

* Lap 11: Alonso has fought back and has closed to 2.1secs of Montoya. Button has dropped away and is 12.8secs behind Alonso. The first man to pit is Tiago Monteiro, who falls from 15th to 18th.

* Lap 13: Michael Schumacher is the first major player to pit and drops from seventh to 14th, showing that Ferrari's pace in qualifying was due to a light fuel lap.

* Lap 14: Montoya sets another fastest lap and increases his lead to 2.2secs. Barrichello pits and falls from fifth to 12th. Villeneuve also stops, which allows Raikkonen to speed up, having spent the first part of the race stuck behind the Sauber.

* Lap 16: Sato stops and so falls from fourth to 11th. Also stopping is Robert Doornbos who drops from 15th to 18th.

* Lap 17: Third-placed Button stops and falls back to 10th. Sato returns to the pits and takes on fuel again and so rejoins in 16th, his hopes of a good race ruined.

* Lap 18: Ninth-placed Klien stops and falls back . Also stopping are Albers and Karthikeyan.

* Lap 19: Alonso heads for the pits and so Trulli goes into second place. Massa also pits and falls back from seventh to 11th. Alonso rejoins just ahead of Raikkonen.

* Lap 20: The leader comes into the pits, leaving Fisichella to lead. Trulli also heads into pitlane. Montoya rejoins in second place, Trulli in seventh.

* Lap 21: Fisichella stops and so Montoya goes straight back into the lead. Further back Raikkonen gets ahead of Alonso at the second chicane.

* Lap 22: Second-placed Ralf Schumacher stops and falls back to seventh. Raikkonen is up the second and flying. Alonso is third and Pizzonia is fourth, having stayed out longer than those ahead.

* Lap 23: Pizzonia pits and drops back to 10th place.

* Lap 24: Raikkonen takes nearl two seconds off Montoya in one lap but he still needs to pit. Further back sixth-placed Ralf Schumacher makes a mistake in the Lesmo and is overtaken by Button.

* Lap 25: Raikkonen finally pits and has made sufficient progress to be able to rejoin in fifth place.

* Lap 26: With the major stops out of the way Montoya leads Alonso by 9.3secs. Fisichella is third, having got ahead of the BARs, the Ferraris and Trulli. Further back Webber comes into the pits and drops behind Klien and Sato.

* Lap 28: Raikkonen heads for the pits again with a left rear tyre problem. That drops him from fifth to 12th and ruins his hopes of a win. Further back David Coulthard also stops and drops from 13th to 16th.

* Lap 29: Albers is given a drive-through penalty for ignoring blue flags.

* Lap 30: Raikkonen overtakes Villeneuve for 11th place

* Lap 35: Button comes in for his second pit stops and he drops back from fourth to 12th. Further back Raikkonen gets ahead of Massa to claim 10th.

* Lap 36: Michael Schumacher has his second stop and falls from eighth position to 12th.

* Lap 37: Barrichello has his second stop and falls from sixth to 10th but stays ahead of Schumacher and gets ahead of Button as well.

* Lap 39: Alonso comes in for his second pit stop. He drops behind Fisichella and Trulli. Villeneuve also stops and drops from ninth to 14th.

* Lap 40: The top three runners all come in. Montoya rejoins still in the lead, while Fisichella and Trulli drop behind Alonso. Ralf Schumacher is third with Fisichella fourth and Pizzonia fifth, although he is still to pit.

* Lap 41: Ralf Schumacher stops and so Fisichella moves up to third with Pizzonia fourth and Trulli fifth. Further back Massa pits again and drops from eighth to 14th.

* Lap 42: Barrichello heads for pitlane, with a problem with his left rear. He falls back to eighth to 12th. Klien, Webber and Sato all pit, the latter two leaving the pitlane side-by-side.

* Lap 43: Pizzonia stops and is able to get out of the pits in seventh place. With the stops out of the way Montoya leads by 12secs from Alonso,m who is 18secs clear of Fisichella. Raikkonen is fourth with Trulli and Ralf Schumacher fifth and sixth with Pizzonia seventh and Button eighth, battling with Michael Schumacher.

* Lap 44: Webber finally passes Coulthard after a race-long battle. The Australian is 14th.

* Lap 45: Raikkonen spins at the second chicane and drops behind Trulli

* Lap 47: Raikkonen repasses Trulli to take fourth again.

* Lap 50: Montoya clearly has a tyre problem and is losing time to Alonso. Further back Michael Schumacher goes off at the second Lesmo and loses 10secs, falling behind Massa.

* Lap 53: Montoya crosses the line with Alonso close behind him. Fisichella is third with Raikkonen right behind him. Trulli and Ralf Schumacher are fifth and sixth although ralf is under attack from Pizzonia. Button is eighth. Massa is ninth with Michael Schumacher the last man unlapped in 10th. All the starters finish. This has happened twice in the history of the sport. Once in Holland in 1961 when the full field finished and once earlier this year at Indianapolis where only six cars were involved.

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