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2004 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Michael Schumacher was world champion with Ferrari.
Rubens Barrichello finished second for the Scuderia.
Jenson Button impressed in his first year of team leadership at BAR with third place.

The 2004 Formula One season was the 55th FIA Formula One World Championship season, running from March 7 to October 24, 2004. The season was dominated by Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. Also notable were the success of BAR and Renault, as well as the poor performance of Williams and McLaren.

For the fifth and sixth seasons in a row, Ferrari won the drivers and constructors titles respectively. Michael Schumacher dominated the beginning of the year by winning a record 12 races in the first 13, eventually winning a record 13 races in a season, beating his previous record in 2002, and also easily cruising to a record seventh and his most recent drivers' championship. Rubens Barrichello came in a solid second place, winning two of the last four races. Jenson Button, though failing to win a grand prix, finished third, securing ten podium finishes and one pole position. Along with Japanese team mate Takuma Sato, BAR impressed by finishing second behind Ferrari.

Four of the ten teams were subsidiaries of major car companies (Ferrari, Renault, Jaguar, and Toyota) and one was a division of a tobacco company (BAR). Williams and McLaren, both privately owned teams, had engine-production agreements with major car companies, BMW and Mercedes-Benz respectively, and Honda produced engines for BAR. The final three teams, Jordan, Sauber and Minardi, were also privately owned but received little substantial sponsorship, and consequently tended to end up toward the back of the grid. Sauber was privately owned, but received Ferrari engines badged under the Petronas name, and also received sponsorship from Petronas.

This season saw the Minardi team score their first points since 2002, where Zsolt Baumgartner finished a lucky 8th at the 2004 United States Grand Prix.

The 2004 Canadian Grand Prix was a very dramatic race. First, Timo Glock replaced Giorgio Pantano in this race, due to personal circumstances for Pantano. Then, Williams and Toyota were excluded from the race due to an irregularity in the brake ducts. That meant the Jordan team was the main beneficiary of the disqualifications, with Nick Heidfeld and Timo Glock scoring points. Especially, Timo Glock scored 2 points on his F1 debut. Then came right before the 2004 Chinese Grand Prix, Giorgio Pantano was dropped by the Jordan team and Timo Glock replaced him at the last 3 races.

Ralf Schumacher had a tough season. He suffered a massive accident during the 2004 United States Grand Prix and was out of action for 6 races. Marc Gené and Antônio Pizzonia replaced him during his absence.

Jarno Trulli's relationship with the Renault team turned sour after his first victory at the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix. He did not complete the season and left the team after the 2004 Italian Grand Prix, where that race was also Pantano's last race for the Jordan team as well. Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve replaced Jarno Trulli for the final 3 races. Trulli missed the 2004 Chinese Grand Prix, but he returned in the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix and the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix with the Toyota team. That meant the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix was Jarno Trulli's first race with the new team.

Cristiano da Matta's string of disappointing results during the season led to his replacement by test driver Ricardo Zonta from Hungary onwards except the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix. Da Matta did not race for Toyota again and in 2005 he returned to Champ Car racing claiming that F1 was not competitive enough.

This was Olivier Panis's last season as he decided to retire from the race seat after 2004 Japanese Grand Prix. But he stayed with the Toyota team, as the test driver.

This was Jaguar team's and the engine manufacturer Ford's final season in F1 as they announced that they would pull out of Formula One at the end of the season.

This season saw all teams had scored at least one World Championship point.

From the 2004 season onward, all teams who did not finish in the top four of the previous year's World Constructors Championship were allowed to run a third car on the Friday practice before a grand prix for testing purposes. Other teams have test drivers as well, though they are not allowed to compete in Friday practice. Sauber chose not to run its third driver in practice because of the added expense.

Contents

Drivers and constructors

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Rounds No Third driver Test driver(s)
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004 Ferrari 053 3.0 V10 90º B 1 Germany Michael Schumacher All n/a Italy Luca Badoer
Brazil Luciano Burti
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All
United Kingdom BMW.WilliamsF1 Team Williams FW26 BMW P84 3.0 V10 90º M 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya All n/a Brazil Antônio Pizzonia
Spain Marc Gené
4 Germany Ralf Schumacher 1-9, 16-18
Spain Marc Gené1 10-11
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia2 12-15
United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-19
MP4-19B
Mercedes FO 110Q 3.0 V10 90º M 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard All n/a Austria Alexander Wurz
Spain Pedro de la Rosa
6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen All
France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R24 Renault RS24 3.0 V10 72º M 7 Italy Jarno Trulli 1-15 n/a France Franck Montagny
Canada Jacques Villeneuve3 16-18
8 Spain Fernando Alonso All
United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 006 Honda RA004E 3.0 V10 90º M 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button All 35 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
10 Japan Takuma Sato All
Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber C23 Petronas 04A 3.0 V10 90º B 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella All vacant Switzerland Neel Jani
12 Brazil Felipe Massa All
United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar Racing R5 Cosworth CR-6 3.0 V10 90º M 14 Australia Mark Webber All 37 Sweden Björn Wirdheim Sweden Björn Wirdheim
15 Austria Christian Klien All
Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF104
TF104B
Toyota RVX-04 3.0 V10 90º M 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta4 1-12 38 Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Australia Ryan Briscoe
Australia Ryan Briscoe
Brazil Ricardo Zonta5 13-16, 18
Italy Jarno Trulli6 17-18
17
France Olivier Panis7 1-17
Republic of Ireland Jordan Ford Jordan EJ14 Ford RS2 3.0 V10 B 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld All 39 Germany Timo Glock
Netherlands Robert Doornbos8
Netherlands Robert Doornbos
19 Italy Giorgio Pantano9 1-7, 9-15
Germany Timo Glock10 8, 16-18
Italy Minardi Cosworth Minardi PS04B Cosworth CR-3 L 3.0 V10 72º B 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni All 40 Belgium Bas Leinders Belgium Bas Leinders
Portugal Tiago Monteiro
21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner All
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Driver changes

The 2004 season featured several driver line-up changes prior to the season, and more changes during the season proper. Three teams (Minardi, Jordan and Sauber) started 2004 with completely new driver line-ups.

At BAR, following Jacques Villeneuve's departure from the team before the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix, former test driver Takuma Sato was permanently given the second race seat alongside Jenson Button; after serving in a temporary capacity during 2003, Anthony Davidson became the permanent test driver replacing Takuma Sato.

At Minardi, Nicolas Kiesa was unable to keep his seat and was released; Jos Verstappen left the Italian team as a result of sponsorship problems, and an unwillingness to spend another year competing with other backmarkers in the uncompetitive team, and Gianmaria Bruni who had performed a limited amount of testing in 2003, was signed to a full time drive. Zsolt Baumgartner was confirmed as the second full time driver after the Hungarian government provided sponsorship. Baumgartner had performed replacement duties at Jordan in 2003 after Ralph Firman suffered injuries from a crash in Hungary. Completing the all-new lineup Bas Leinders and Tiago Monteiro were signed as test drivers for 2004. Leinders was signed from the ranks of the World Series by Nissan, while Monteiro was signed from the American Fittipaldi Champ Car team.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Sauber mutually parted company at the end of 2003, and Frentzen moved out of F1 and joined fellow ex-F1 drivers Mika Häkkinen and Jean Alesi in the DTM. Nick Heidfeld was also released by Sauber, and appeared to have no drive for 2004. However several successful test drives at Jordan landed him a seat there. Fisichella left Jordan after 2003 having signed a drive for Sauber. This meant that Heidfeld and Fisichella effectively swapped seats. Sauber's other new driver was Felipe Massa who left his test position at Ferrari and returned to the team where he had raced in 2002. As Sauber used Ferrari engines in 2003, Massa took considerable knowledge of Ferrari components with him.

Choosing not to extend Justin Wilson's contract, Jaguar signed up Christian Klien to partner Mark Webber in the R5. Wilson turned down a test drive and departed Jaguar to join the Mi-Jack Conquest Racing team in Champ Car racing in America. Björn Wirdheim was signed as their Friday test driver. The other Friday test drivers are Franck Montagny, was rewarded for a championship year in the World Series by Nissan with a permanent test drive at Renault, Ryan Briscoe joined Ricardo Zonta as a test driver at Toyota, and Pedro de la Rosa returned to F1 as a test driver for McLaren.

Team changes

As part of a global restructuring and cost cutting exercise, Ford announced during the season that they would not be entering into the F1 championship in 2005 via their Jaguar team. They also announced that their Cosworth motor and engineering divisions were being sold. The Jaguar team was eventually bought by Red Bull and effectively continued to compete as Red Bull Racing in 2005.

Formula One 2004 race schedule

Round Race Location Date
1 Australian Grand Prix Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 7 March
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 21 March
3 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Manama 4 April
4 San Marino Grand Prix Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola 25 April
5 Spanish Grand Prix Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 9 May
6 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 23 May
7 European Grand Prix Germany Nürburgring 30 May
8 Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 13 June
9 United States Grand Prix United States Indianapolis Motor Speedway 20 June
10 French Grand Prix France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny Cours 4 July
11 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone 11 July
12 German Grand Prix Germany Hockenheimring 25 July
13 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 15 August
14 Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 29 August
15 Italian Grand Prix Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 12 September
16 Chinese Grand Prix People's Republic of China Shanghai International Circuit 26 September
17 Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka Circuit 10 October
18 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 24 October

Results and standings

The 2004 Formula One calendar featured two new events, in Bahrain and China, with two newly-built circuits in Sakhir and Shanghai. The only exit is the Austrian Grand Prix, after seven years raced in A1-Ring, the modified circuit old Osterreichring. The grandstands and pit buildings were demolished during this year, rendering the track unusable for any motorsport category. In later 2004 and early 2005, there were intense discussions whether the owner, Red Bull, would find another use for the site or even bring back motor sports. However, as of January 2005, this seems more unlikely than ever, as Dietrich Mateschitz publicly announced that he had no intention to waste money on a deficitary circuit. Also the Brazilian Grand Prix moved from its traditional early season slot to become the season finale and United States Grand Prix moved from its previous date in late September to late June as a back-to-back race with the Canadian Grand Prix.

Season review

The season started in Australia at Albert Park and Michael Schumacher led a Ferrari 1-2. He followed that up with another victory at Sepang and led another Ferrari 1-2 at Bahrain. Jenson Button scored his maiden pole in San Marino but Michael Schumacher beat him to the line. Thereafter Schumacher dominated the Spanish Grand Prix by taking a Grand Chelem (Fastest lap, pole, lead from start to finish and a win). In Monaco Jarno Trulli won from pole after surviving intense pressure from Jenson Button in a race that saw Michael Schumacher crash out. Schumacher won the European GP at the Nurburgring and won the Canadian GP in a strategic battle. The US GP was a dramatic race with a high attrition rate that saw only 8 cars cross the finish line in a race dominated by accidents and saw Ralf Schumacher make a massive accident. That race was also won by Michael Schumacher. In France Schumacher beat fernando alonso in a strategic move. In Britain he overpowered polesitter, Kimi Räikkönen, to take his 10th win of the season. in Germany he won after his main opponent, Kimi Räikkönen, suffered a rear wing failure after setting faster laps than Schumacher. Schumacher led another Ferrari 1-2 in Hungary to secure Ferrari the constructors trophy. The Belgian GP was also dominated by accidents and safety car periods and Kimi Räikkönen eventually won the race from a low 10th place on the grid. Michael Schumacher finished second and thus secured himself the world title. In a rain affected Italian GP Barrichello led a Ferrari 1-2 in front of the loyal tifosi. The Chinese GP was also won by Barrichello with Button and Räikkönen finishing within 2 seconds of him while Michael Schumacher could only manage a 12th place after starting from the pitlane. The Japanese GP weekend was somewhat spoiled by a Typhoon that caused widespread damage to parts of Japan and which saw the postponement of qualifying to the morning of race day. Michael Schumacher took his 13th race win in a dry race that saw the rain hold off. The Brazilian GP was won by Juan Pablo Montoya on his last outing for the Williams team scoring their last victory to date. In the end Schumacher was on top with 148 points followed by Barrichello on 114 points and Ferrari on top in the Constructors' Championship with 262 points.

Grands Prix

Rd. Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Constructor Report
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
2 Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
3 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
4 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix United Kingdom Jenson Button Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Italy Jarno Trulli Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault Report
7 Germany European Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
8 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Germany Ralf Schumacher Brazil Rubens Barrichello Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
9 United States United States Grand Prix Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
10 France French Grand Prix Spain Fernando Alonso Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
11 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
12 Germany German Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Finland Kimi Räikkönen Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
13 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
14 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Italy Jarno Trulli Finland Kimi Räikkönen Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
15 Italy Italian Grand Prix Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari Report
16 People's Republic of China Chinese Grand Prix Brazil Rubens Barrichello Germany Michael Schumacher Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari Report
17 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Brazil Rubens Barrichello Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
18 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Brazil Rubens Barrichello Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW Report

Drivers

Points for the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis to the top eight finishers at each round.

Pos Driver AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
SMR
San Marino
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
EUR
Germany
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
CHN
People's Republic of China
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
Pts
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 12 1 7 148
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 2 4 2 6 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 12 2 3 1 1 Ret 3 114
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button 6 3 3 2 8 2 3 3 Ret 5 4 2 5 Ret 3 2 3 Ret 85
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 3 7 6 4 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret 2 10 3 3 Ret Ret 4 5 4 59
5 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 5 2 13 3 Ret 4 8 DSQ DSQ 8 5 5 4 Ret 5 5 7 1 58
6 Italy Jarno Trulli 7 5 4 5 3 1 4 Ret 4 4 Ret 11 Ret 9 10 11 12 46
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ret Ret Ret 8 11 Ret Ret 5 6 7 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 3 6 2 45
8 Japan Takuma Sato 9 15 5 16 5 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 8 6 Ret 4 6 4 6 34
9 Germany Ralf Schumacher 4 Ret 7 7 6 10 Ret DSQ Ret Ret 2 5 24
10 United Kingdom David Coulthard 8 6 Ret 12 10 Ret Ret 6 7 6 7 4 9 7 6 9 Ret 11 24
11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 10 11 11 9 7 Ret 6 4 NC 12 6 9 8 5 8 7 8 9 22
12 Brazil Felipe Massa Ret 8 12 10 9 5 9 Ret Ret 13 9 13 Ret 4 12 8 9 8 12
13 Australia Mark Webber Ret Ret 8 13 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret 9 8 6 10 Ret 9 10 Ret Ret 7
14 France Olivier Panis 13 12 9 11 Ret 8 11 DSQ 5 15 Ret 14 11 8 Ret 14 14 6
15 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 7 7 Ret 7 6
16 Austria Christian Klien 11 10 14 14 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 11 14 10 13 6 13 Ret 12 14 3
17 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 12 9 10 Ret 13 6 Ret DSQ Ret 14 13 Ret 3
18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 10 8 Ret 16 15 Ret 12 11 14 13 13 Ret 3
19 Germany Timo Glock 7 15 15 15 2
20 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Ret 16 Ret 15 Ret 9 15 10 8 Ret Ret 16 15 Ret 15 16 Ret 16 1
21 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 11 10 10 0
22 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Ret 10 11 Ret 13 0
23 Spain Marc Gené 10 12 0
24 Italy Giorgio Pantano 14 13 16 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 17 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 0
25 Italy Gianmaria Bruni NC 14 17 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 18 16 17 14 Ret Ret Ret 16 17 0
Pos Driver AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
SMR
San Marino
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
EUR
Germany
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
CHN
People's Republic of China
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Pos Driver Constructor(s) Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 18 13 15 8 10 148
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 18 2 14 4 4 114
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR Honda 18 0 10 1 0 85
4 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 18 0 4 1 0 59
5 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams BMW 18 1 3 0 2 58
6 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault
Japan Toyota
17 1 2 2 0 46
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes 18 1 4 1 2 45
8 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR Honda 18 0 1 0 0 34
9 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams BMW 12 0 1 1 0 24
10 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes 18 0 0 0 0 24
11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Switzerland Sauber Petronas 18 0 0 0 0 22
12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber Petronas 18 0 0 0 0 12
13 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jaguar Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 7
14 France Olivier Panis Japan Toyota 17 0 0 0 0 6
15 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia United Kingdom Williams BMW 4 0 0 0 0 6
16 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Jaguar Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 3
17 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Japan Toyota 12 0 0 0 0 3
18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Republic of Ireland Jordan Ford 18 0 0 0 0 3
19 Germany Timo Glock Republic of Ireland Jordan Ford 4 0 0 0 0 2
20 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Italy Minardi Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 1
21 Canada Jacques Villeneuve France Renault 3 0 0 0 0 0
22 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Japan Toyota 5 0 0 0 0 0
23 Spain Marc Gené United Kingdom Williams BMW 2 0 0 0 0 0
24 Italy Giorgio Pantano Republic of Ireland Jordan Ford 14 0 0 0 0 0
25 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Italy Minardi Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 0

Constructors

Points towards the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship for Contructors were awarded on a 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis to the top eight finishers at each event with results from both cars being taken into account.[1]

Pos Constructor AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
SMR
San Marino
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
EUR
Germany
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
CHN
People's Republic of China
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
Pts
1 Italy Ferrari 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 12 1 7 262
2 4 2 6 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 12 2 3 1 1 Ret 3
2 United Kingdom BAR 6 3 3 2 8 2 3 3 Ret 5 4 2 5 Ret 3 2 3 Ret 119
9 15 5 16 5 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 8 6 Ret 4 6 4 6
3 France Renault 7 5 4 5 3 1 4 Ret 4 4 Ret 11 Ret 9 10 11 10 10 105
3 7 6 4 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret 2 10 3 3 Ret Ret 4 5 4
4 United Kingdom Williams 5 2 13 3 Ret 4 8 DSQ DSQ 8 5 5 4 Ret 5 5 7 1 88
4 Ret 7 7 6 10 Ret DSQ Ret 10 12 7 7 Ret 7 Ret 2 5
5 United Kingdom McLaren 8 6 Ret 12 10 Ret Ret 6 7 6 7 4 9 7 6 9 Ret 11 69
Ret Ret Ret 8 11 Ret Ret 5 6 7 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 3 6 2
6 Switzerland Sauber 10 11 11 9 7 Ret 6 4 9 12 6 9 8 5 8 7 8 9 34
Ret 8 12 10 9 5 9 Ret Ret 13 9 13 Ret 4 12 8 9 8
7 United Kingdom Jaguar Ret Ret 8 13 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret 9 8 6 10 Ret 9 10 Ret Ret 10
11 10 14 14 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 11 14 10 13 6 13 Ret 12 14
8 Japan Toyota 12 9 10 Ret 13 6 Ret DSQ Ret 14 13 Ret Ret 10 11 Ret 11 12 9
13 12 9 11 Ret 8 11 DSQ 5 15 Ret 14 11 8 Ret 14 14 13
9 Republic of Ireland Jordan Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 10 8 Ret 16 15 Ret 12 11 14 13 13 Ret 5
14 13 16 Ret Ret Ret 13 7 Ret 17 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 15 15 15
10 Italy Minardi NC 14 17 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 18 16 17 14 Ret Ret Ret 16 17 1
Ret 16 Ret 15 Ret 9 15 10 8 Ret Ret 16 15 Ret 15 16 Ret 16
Pos Constructor AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
SMR
San Marino
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
EUR
Germany
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
CHN
People's Republic of China
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
Pts
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro won the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship for Constructors.
Lucky Strike BAR Honda placed second in the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship for Constructors.
Mild Seven Renault F1 Team finished third in the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship for Constructors.
Pos Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 Italy Ferrari F2004 Ferrari B 18 15 29 12 14 262
2 United Kingdom BAR 006 Honda M 18 0 11 1 0 119
3 France Renault R24 Renault M 18 1 6 3 0 105
4 United Kingdom Williams FW26 BMW M 18 1 4 1 2 88
5 United Kingdom McLaren MP4-19
MP4-19B
Mercedes M 18 1 4 1 2 69
6 Switzerland Sauber C23 Petronas B 18 0 0 0 0 34
7 United Kingdom Jaguar R5 Cosworth M 18 0 0 0 0 10
8 Japan Toyota TF104
TF104B
Toyota M 18 0 0 0 0 9
9 Republic of Ireland Jordan EJ14 Cosworth B 18 0 0 0 0 5
10 Italy Minardi PS04B Cosworth B 18 0 0 0 0 1


Notes

  • Williams driver Marc Gené replaced Ralf Schumacher, injured at 2004 United States Grand Prix, in France and Great Britain.
  • After being unceremoniously dumped from a Jaguar full time drive half way through the previous season, Antônio Pizzonia reverted to his testing role with Williams which he had in 2002. Pizzonia replaced Ralf Schumacher from Germany to Italy.
  • Jacques Villeneuve replaced Trulli at Renault for the final three races in China, Japan and Brazil.
  • Cristiano da Matta's string of disappointing results during the season led to his replacement by test driver Ricardo Zonta from Hungary onwards. Da Matta did not race for Toyota again and in 2005 he returned to Champ Car racing claiming that F1 was not competitive enough.
  • Jarno Trulli's relationship with Renault, and Team Principal Flavio Briatore in particular, soured markedly after it was made clear that he would not be retained after 2004. After agreeing to terms with Toyota for 2005, Trulli and Renault agreed to part ways after the 2004 Italian Grand Prix and 14 races disputed. This allowed Trulli to drive for Toyota for the final three races of 2004 and Ricardo Zonta therefore found himself demoted to test driver once again.
  • Ricardo Zonta replaces Da Matta in Hungary, Belgium, Italy, China and Brazil.
  • Toyota driver Olivier Panis indicated during the season that he was not interested in driving full time for Toyota due to personal reasons. He did express interest in working as a test driver and was consequently signed by Toyota on that basis at the end of the season. Panis raced at Sunday with three different team-mates: da Matta from Australia to Germany, Zonta in Hungary and China, and finally Trulli in Japan.
  • Robert Doornbos was hired as a replacement test driver for Glock's position at Jordan.
  • Jordan driver Giorgio Pantano raced from Australia to Italy. After this race Pantano and Jordan parted ways after poor results and sponsorship problems created issues.
  • Timo Glock was contracted to finish the year in the Jordan having already performed testing duties with the team that year. He was a third driver on Friday in Canada and also the race driver on Sunday, replaced Pantano at the last three races.

References

  1. ^ 2004 Formula One Sporting Regulations Retrieved from web.archive.org on 11 August 2009

External links


Simple English

The 2004 Formula One season was the 55th edition of the championship. The champion was Michael Schumacher after dominated all the season. Ferrari won the constructor's championship.


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