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The 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 24 October 2004 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace. It was the final race of the 2004 season and the first time that a GP in Brazil was not one of the first three rounds of an F1 season, and local fans were delighted when Brazil's Rubens Barrichello took pole for his home race. It would be Barrichello's first non-retirement at Interlagos in ten years, his previous finish at the circuit being at the season opener in 1994. The early laps were held in changeable conditions, and the race ended up as a duel between Kimi Räikkönen and Juan Pablo Montoya, who were to be McLaren teammates for 2005. The Colombian took victory in his final race for Williams, which was also the last win for the Williams team until the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. Montoya's move to take the lead was brave even by his standards. Elsewhere, Jaguar's final race was a failure of epic proportions, with their two drivers colliding, with Webber trying an optimistic-looking move on Klien whilst expecting his teammate to move over.

2004 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race 18 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship
Autódromo José Carlos Pace (AKA Interlagos) track map.svg
Race details
Date 24 October 2004
Official name XXXIII Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.309 km (2.677 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 305.909 km (190.083 mi)
Weather Dry/Wet
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:10.646
Fastest lap
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:11.473 on lap 49
Podium
First Williams-BMW
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third Ferrari

Ricardo Zonta returned to his home race for the Toyota team, replacing Olivier Panis. This was the last race for Gianmaria Bruni and Zsolt Baumgartner.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:10.646
2 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:10.850 +0.204
3 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:10.892 +0.246
4 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:10.922 +0.276
5 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:11.092 +0.446
6 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:11.120 +0.474
7 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:11.131 +0.485
8* 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:11.386 +0.740
9 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:11.454 +0.808
10 16   Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:11.483 +0.837
11 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:11.571 +0.925
12 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:11.665 +1.019
13 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:11.750 +1.104
14 7   Jacques Villeneuve Renault 1:11.836 +1.190
15 17   Ricardo Zonta Toyota 1:11.974 +1.328
16 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:12.211 +1.565
17 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:12.829 +2.183
18 19   Timo Glock Jordan-Ford 1:13.502 +2.856
19 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:13.550 +2.904
20 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth no time no time
Source:[1]
  • Michael Schumacher qualified eighth but was demoted ten places because of an engine change. The engine was damaged in a crash during practice.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 71 1:28:01.451 2 10
2 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 71 +1.022 3 8
3 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 71 +24.099 1 6
4 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 71 +48.508 8 5
5 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 71 +49.740 7 4
6 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 71 +50.248 6 3
7 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 71 +50.626 18 2
8 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 71 +1:02.310 4 1
9 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 71 +1:03.842 10
10 7   Jacques Villeneuve Renault 70 +1 Lap 13
11 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 12
12 16   Jarno Trulli Toyota 70 +1 Lap 9
13 17   Ricardo Zonta Toyota 70 +1 Lap 14
14 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 15
15 19   Timo Glock Jordan-Ford 69 +2 Laps 17
16 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 67 +4 Laps 19
17 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 67 +4 Laps 20
Ret 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 23 Collision 11
Ret 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 15 Clutch 16
Ret 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 3 Engine 5
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

FootnotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 Brazilian Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 17 January 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2004 Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 17 January 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Brazil 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
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