Editorial

We salute the 2005 champions
 
by Mark Cipolloni

 December 4, 2005

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Below is a rather extensive list of racing champions from this past season.  While it may not include every racing series in the world,  it does represent the most important ones.

Our congratulations to each and every champion.  It's never easy to win a championship of any sort, but these men and their teams were the best of 2005.

 

Series

Champion

Team Car Age Starts Wins Poles

F1 World Championship

Fernando Alonso

Renault Renault R25 24 19 7 6

GP2 Series

Nico Rosberg

ART Grand Prix Dallara-Renault GP2 20 23 5 4

Champ Car World Series

Sébastien Bourdais

Newman/Haas Lola B2/00 Ford 26 13 6 5

Toyota Atlantic Championship

Charles Zwolsman

Condor Motorsports Swift 014 Toyota 26 12 3 5

IndyCar Series

Dan Wheldon

Andretti Green Dallara-Honda IR2 27 17 6 0

Infiniti Pro Series

Wade Cunningham

Brian Stewart Dallara-Infiniti 21 12 1 1

World Series by Renault

Robert Kubica

Epsilon Euskadi Dallara-Renault 20 17 4 3
World Rally Championship Sebastien Loeb Citroen XSARA 31 16 10 -
NASCAR Nextel Cup Tony Stewart Joe Gibbs Racing Chevy Monte Carlo 34 36 5 3
NASCAR Busch Series Martin Truex Dale Earnhardt Inc Chevy Monte Carlo - - 6 -
ALMS Pirro & Biela Champion Audi R8 43/41 10 4 0
LMES Collard & Boullion Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo-Judd 34/34 5 2 2
Grand-Am Taylor/Angelelli Sun Trust Pontiac-Riley 49/38 14 5 -
FIA-GT Gabriele Gardel Labre Competition Ferrari Maranello 28 10 3 0

Formula 3000 Italia

Luca Filippi

Fisichella Motorspt Lola-Zytek B2/50 20 8 4 4

F3000 Pro Series

Max Busnelli

Pro Motorsports - - 8 2 2

Formula Nippon Championship

Satoshi Motoyama

Impul Lola B3/50 34 9 3 2

F4000 powered by Holden

Peter Hackett

Ralt Australia Ralt Holden 28 12 9 3

Formula 3 Euro Series

Lewis Hamilton

ASM F3 Dallara-Mercedes 20 20 15 13

British Formula 3

Álvaro Parente

Carlin Motorsports Dallara-Mugan F305 21 18 11 9

Formula 3 Germany

Peter Elkmann

Jo Zeller Racing Dallara-Opel Spiess 24 18 5 8

Formula 3 Italy

Luigi Ferrara

Angelo Corbetta - 23 12 3 4

Formula 3 Spain

Andy Soucek

R. Llusia Racing - 20 14 3 2

Formula 3 Japan

Joăo Paulo de Oliveira

TOM's Dallara-Toyota F305 24 20 7 8

Formula 3 Australia

Aaron Caratti

Astuti Motorsport - 25 16 8 8

Formula Renault 2000 Euro

Kamui Kobayashi

Prema Powerteam Renault FR2000 19 16 6 4

Formula Renault 2000 France

Romain Grosjean

SG Formula - 19 16 10 10

Formula Renault 2000 UK

Oliver Jarvis

Manor Motorsports - 21 20 5 3

Formula Renault 2000 Germany

Pekka Saarinen

SL Formula Racing - 22 16 2 1

Formula Renault 2000 Italy

Kamui Kobayashi

Prema Powerteam Renault FR2000 19 17 6 4

Formula BMW ADAC

Nicolas Hülkenberg

Josef Kaufmann BMW FB02 18 20 8 9

Formula BMW UK

Dean Smith

Nexa Racing BMW FB02 17 20 3 -

Formula BMW USA

Richard Philippe

Autotecnica BMW FB02 15 20 5 -

Formula Azzurra

Davide Rigon

Europa Corse - 19 12 5 7
British Touring Car Championship Matt Neal Dynamics Car Honda Integra-R 39 30 6 1

World Touring Car Championship

Andy Priaulx

BMW Team UK BMW 320i 31 20 1 1

Deutschen Tourenwagen Masters

Gary Paffett

AMG Mercedes - 25 10 5 4

Eurocup Mégane Trophy

Jan Heylen

Racing for Belgium Megane Trophy 25 15 6 3

Moto GP

Valentino Rossi

Gauloises Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 26 - 11 5
Australian V8 Supercars Russell Ingall Stone Brothers Ford Falcon 41 35 2 -
Swedish Touring Cars Richard Goransson West Coast Racing BMW 320i 27 15 2 -
Japanese Super GT Takagi/Tachikawa Cerumo Toyota Supra 31/30 8 3 -
Porsche Supercup Alessandro Zampedri Lechner Racing Porsche 911 GT3 36 12 1 -
SPEED World Challenge Andy Pilgrim LAD Cadillac CTS-V 49 - 0 0
Formula Palmer Audi Joe Tandy - FPA 22 12 6 -

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