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United States Grand Prix Formula One race - Ninth of 19 races on 2005 FIA World Championship schedule

June 16-19, 2005 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis

Facility was constructed in 1909, with a 2.5-mile oval circuit. The Indianapolis 500 has taken place annually on the oval track since 1911, except during America’s involvement in world wars in 1917-18 and 1942-45. A multimillion-dollar construction project started in December 1998 and completed in September 2000 included a 2.605-mile road circuit, a new Pagoda control tower, Formula One garages and a four-story Media Center.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest spectator sporting facility in the world. The Speedway plays host to three of the largest-attended sporting events in the world: The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the United States Grand Prix, which set a modern-day attendance record for the Formula One series in 2000.

Distance:

73 laps, 190.1504 miles (306.016 km) or a maximum of two hours

Circuit:

Total track length: 2.605 miles (4.192 kilometers)

Main straight length: 3,037 feet (926 meters)

Back straight length: 1,755 feet (535 meters)

Total turns: 13 (Left turns – 4; Right turns – 9)

Average track width: 46 feet (14 meters)

Race record: 1 hour, 31 minutes, 7.934 seconds, 125.191 mph (201.476 km/h), Rubens Barrichello, Sept. 29, 2002

Race record lap: 1 minute, 10.399 seconds, 133.207 mph (214.366 km/h), Rubens Barrichello, June 20, 2004

Qualifying record lap: 1 minute, 10.223 seconds, 133.534 mph (214.903 km/h), Rubens Barrichello, June 19, 2004

The road circuit incorporates portions of the famed 2.5-mile oval. Formula One competitors drive on the short chute between Turns 1 and 2 of the oval, through Turn 1 of the oval and then down the front straightaway of the oval before entering the infield portion of the circuit just before Turn 4 of the oval. Formula One drivers drive clockwise on the course.

Last Year:

Michael Schumacher won the United States Grand Prix by 2.9 seconds over Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro teammate Rubens Barrichello to become the first three-time winner of this event since it came to Indianapolis in 2000. Takuma Sato of Lucky Strike BAR Honda earned his first career podium position by finishing third, 22 seconds behind Schumacher.

Support Series:

Indy Racing League Menards Infiniti Pro Series™, Porsche Michelin Supercup, Formula BMW USA

Tickets:

Tickets for the United States Grand Prix can be purchased online at www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com, or by calling the IMS ticket office at (317) 492-6700 or (800) 822-INDY outside the Indianapolis area. Parking and camping information also can be obtained through the ticket office.

2005 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX SCHEDULE (All times local; subject to change)

THURSDAY, June 16

8 a.m.- noon  - Pit Walkabout

FRIDAY, June 17

Time/Series/Session

9-9:45 a.m.

Menards Infiniti Pro Series

First practice

10:05-10:25 a.m.

Formula BMW USA

First practice

11 a.m.-noon

Formula One

First practice

12:30-1:15 p.m.

Menards Infiniti Pro Series

Qualifying

2-3 p.m.

Formula One

Second practice

3:30-4:15 p.m.

Porsche Michelin Supercup

Practice

4:45-5:25 p.m.

Formula BMW USA

First qualifying

5:45-6:25 p.m.

Porsche Michelin Supercup

First qualifying

SATURDAY, June 18

9-9:45 a.m.

Formula One

Third practice

10:15-11 a.m.

Formula One

Fourth practice

11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Porsche Michelin Supercup

Second qualifying

1-2 p.m.

Formula One

Qualifying

2:30-3 p.m.

Formula BMW USA

First race (14 laps)

3:25-4 p.m.

Porsche Michelin Supercup

First race (16 laps)

4:45-5:45 p.m.

Menards Infiniti Pro Series

Liberty Challenge race (25 laps)

SUNDAY, June 19

9:30-10 a.m.

Formula BMW USA

Second race (14 laps)

10:25-11 a.m.

Porsche Michelin Supercup

Second race (16 laps)

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Formula One

Grid presentation

1 p.m.  -  Formula On  -  United States Grand Prix (73 laps)


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