Minardi PS05 Cosworth

Minardi PS05 image

active: 22-04-2005 - 2005
Team: Minardi Team SpA

Designer: Gabriele Tredozi
Drivers: Christijan Albers (21) , Patrick Friesacher (20) - until Indianapolis / Robert Doornbos (20)

The new Minardi PS05 was presented at first at the 2005 San Marino GP after the first few races of the season were done by the older PS04B. The new car was the first newly developed racer in several years for the cash strapped Minardi team. It is a dramatic evolution of its immediate predecessor, featuring highly sculpted side pods and a number of aerodynamic innovations aimed at increasing downforce levels, reducing drag, and working in harmony with the wing and diffuser specifications mandated for 2005.

Equally important as the revised car body is the new Cosworth Racing TJ2005 Series 10 power unit which represents a major step forward for Minardi in terms of performance. This engine was bought on a customer basis and was used for the whole season. Cosworth's second team, Red Bull Racing, was provided the Series 12 engine as of the 9th GP of the season.

The team could fight with Jordan on several occasions not to be at the back of the field but they remained a poor performing team just as in the previous years.

Specifications

Chassis material: Carbon fibre and aluminium honeycomb composite monocoque

Bodywork: Carbon fibre

Suspension, front/rear: Upper/lower composite-reinforced wishbones, pushrod-activated torsion springs/rockers front/rear, mechanical anti-roll bars

Dampers: Sachs (to Minardi specification)

Steering: Minardi power-assisted rack and pinion

Gearbox: Minardi sequential, six-speed, semi-automatic, longitudinally mounted, titanium casing, hydraulic activation (Magneti Marelli ecu, Minardi software)

Differential: Minardi hydraulic/programmable units

Clutch: AP Racing triple-plate carbon

Brakes discs & pads: Hitco

Cooling system: Secan Minardi-designed water and oil radiators

Cockpit instrumentation: Magneti Marelli in steering wheel

Seat belts: TRW Sabelt six-point harness

Steering wheel: Minardi design

Extinguisher system: FEV

Wheels: OZ forged magnesium (13.0 x 12.75 in front/13.0 x 13.7in rear)

Tyres: Bridgestone

Fuel cell: ATL, FT5 specifications

Fuel & lubricants: Elf

Measurements

Wheelbase: 3097 mm

Front track: 1451 mm

Rear track: 1422 mm

Width: 1800 mm

Length: 4548 mm

Weight: 605 kg (including driver and camera)

Engine

Designation: Cosworth TJ2005

Configuration: 90ยบ V10

Capacity: 2998 cc