2004 Bahrain Grand Prix

The 2004 Bahrain Grand Prix (officially the 2004 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix)[2] was a Formula One motor race held on 4 April 2004 at the Bahrain International Circuit. It was the first Formula One race to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Middle East. The 57-lap race was the third round of the 2004 Formula One season. The race was won by Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher. His teammate Rubens Barrichello completed a 1-2 for the team, whilst Jenson Button completed the podium for the BAR team by finishing in third position.

2004 Bahrain Grand Prix
Race 3 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship
Bahrain International Circuit--Grand Prix Layout.svg
Race details
Date 4 April 2004
Official name 2004 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
Location Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.417 km (3.366 mi)
Distance 57 laps, 308.523 km (191.860 mi)
Weather Warm, dry and overcast
Attendance 68,000 (Weekend) [1]
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:30.139
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:30.252 on lap 7 (lap record)
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third BAR-Honda

Friday driversEdit

The bottom 6 teams in the 2003 Constructors' Championship were entitled to run a third car in free practice on Friday. These drivers drove on Friday but did not compete in qualifying or the race.

Constructor Nat Driver
BAR-Honda   Anthony Davidson
Sauber-Petronas -
Jaguar-Cosworth   Björn Wirdheim
Toyota   Ricardo Zonta
Jordan-Ford   Timo Glock
Minardi-Cosworth   Bas Leinders

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Time Q2 Time Gap
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:30.751 1:30.139
2 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:31.283 1:30.530 +0.391
3 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:30.247 1:30.581 +0.442
4 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:29.968 1:30.633 +0.494
5 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:31.135 1:30.827 +0.688
6 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:31.131 1:30.856 +0.717
7 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:31.103 1:30.971 +0.832
8 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:31.001 1:31.686 +1.547
9 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:31.329 1:31.717 +1.578
10 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:31.364 1:31.719 +1.580
11 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:31.203 1:31.731 +1.592
12 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:31.868 1:32.332 +2.193
13 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:32.152 1:32.536 +2.397
14 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:31.945 1:32.625 +2.486
15 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:32.640 1:33.506 +3.367
16 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:33.598 1:34.105 +3.966
17 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:31.040 1:34.130 +3.991
18 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:34.879 1:34.584 +4.445
19 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:35.632 1:35.787 +5.648
20 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:30.353 No time No time
Source:[3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 57 1:28:34.875 1 10
2 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 57 +1.367 2 8
3 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 57 +26.687 6 6
4 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 57 +32.214 7 5
5 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 57 +52.460 5 4
6 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 57 +53.156 16 3
7 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 57 +58.155 4 2
8 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 56 +1 Lap 14 1
9 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 56 +1 Lap 8  
10 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 56 +1 Lap 9  
11 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 56 +1 Lap 11  
12 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 56 +1 Lap 13  
13 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 56 Gearbox 3  
14 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 56 +1 Lap 12  
15 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 56 +1 Lap 18  
16 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 55 +2 Laps 15  
17 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 52 +5 Laps PL  
Ret 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 50 Pneumatics 10  
Ret 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 44 Engine 20  
Ret 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 7 Engine 19  
Source:[4]
  • Bruni started the race from the pitlane.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Trends in Bahrain". joesaward.wordpress.com. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ "2004 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix - Race". Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  3. ^ "2004 Bahrain Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ "2004 Bahrain Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Bahrain 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 8 March 2019.

External linksEdit


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Awards
Preceded by
2003 Spanish Grand Prix
Formula One Promotional Trophy
for Race Promoter

2004
Succeeded by
2005 Monaco Grand Prix

Coordinates: 26°01′57″N 50°30′38″E / 26.03250°N 50.51056°E / 26.03250; 50.51056