MARCH 6, 2005
AUSTRALIAN GP - SUNDAY - RACE NOTES
Fisichella takes Australian GP from pole
Italian Giancarlo Fisichella won the Australian Grand Prix, at Melbourne, in his Renault finishing five seconds ahead of the Ferrari on Rubens Barrichello, and 12 seconds ahead of his team mate Fernando Alonso in third place.
Fisichella started the race from pole position and, except during the refuelling stops, lead the entire race in commanding fashion.
David Coulthard finished fourth for the new Red Bull Racing, Mark Webber finished fifth in his first drive for Williams-BMW, sixth place went to the McLaren-Mercedes of Juan Pablo Montoya, seventh place went to the second Red Bull of Christian Klien, while the final points position went to Kimi Raikkonen in his McLaren.
World Champion Michael Schumacher retired from the race after he had a collision with the Williams-BMW of Nick Heidfeld.