2004 British Grand Prix

The 2004 British Grand Prix (formally the LVII Foster's British Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at the Silverstone Circuit on 11 July 2004. It was the eleventh race of the 2004 Formula One season.

2004 British Grand Prix
Race 11 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship
Silverstone Circuit in its 2004 configuration
Silverstone Circuit in its 2004 configuration
Race details
Date 11 July 2004
Official name LVII Foster's British Grand Prix[1]
Location Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, England
Course Permanent Road Facility
Course length 5.141 km (3.194 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 308.355 km (191.603 mi)
Weather Cloudy, Air: 17 °C (63 °F), Track 27 °C (81 °F)
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:18.233
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:18.739 on lap 14
Podium
First Ferrari
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third Ferrari

BackgroundEdit

The British Grand Prix was officially confirmed as the first of eighteen races of the 2004 Formula One World Championship at an FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris on 12 December 2003.

The race was preceded by a demonstration of contemporary Formula One cars on Regent Street[2][3] in London, including former British Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell driving the Jordan EJ14.[4] The event attracted an estimated 500,000 spectators.[5]

The event was also notable for the death of Minardi Sporting Director John Walton, who died of a heart attack following the street demonstration, causing the Minardi team to withdraw its cars from Saturday's early practice session.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:18.233
2 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:18.305 +0.072
3 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:18.580 +0.347
4 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:18.710 +0.477
5 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:18.715 +0.482
6 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:18.811 +0.578
7 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.148 +0.915
8 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:19.378 +1.145
9 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:19.688 +1.455
10 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:20.004 +1.771
11 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:20.202 +1.969
12 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:20.335 +2.102
13 4   Marc Gené Williams-BMW 1:20.335 +2.102
14 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:20.545 +2.312
15 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:21.559 +3.326
16 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:22.458 +4.225
17 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:22.677 +4.444
18 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:23.437 +5.204
19 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.117 +5.884
20 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas no time no time
Source:[6]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 60 1:24:42.700 4 10
2 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 60 +2.130 1 8
3 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 60 +3.114 2 6
4 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 60 +10.683 3 5
5 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 60 +12.173 7 4
6 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 60 +12.888 20 3
7 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 60 +19.668 6 2
8 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 60 +23.701 9 1
9 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 60 +24.023 10  
10 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 60 +24.835 16  
11 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 60 +33.736 8  
12 4   Marc Gené Williams-BMW 60 +34.303 11  
13 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 59 +1 Lap 12  
14 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 59 +1 Lap 13  
15 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 59 +1 Lap 15  
16 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 56 +4 Laps 18  
Ret 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 47 Spin 14  
Ret 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 39 Suspension/Accident 5  
Ret 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 29 Engine 19  
Ret 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 16 Fire Extinguisher 17  
Source:[7]

NotesEdit

  • This was Marc Gené's last race to date. From the German Grand Prix to the Italian Grand Prix, he was replaced by Antônio Pizzonia.
  • Kimi Raikkonen's second place was the first podium finish of the season for a McLaren driver.
  • Jarno Trulli lost control of his Renault through the high-speed Bridge Corner, and hit the tyres on the inside retaining wall. The car then barrel-rolled through the gravel before coming to a rest just after Priory. Trulli was unhurt, later saying he was "a little crazier, maybe".[citation needed]
  • Both Minardi cars raced with sponsor-free liveries, showing only the dedication "John Boy" to team manager John Walton, who had died days before the race.[citation needed]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fosters British Grand Prix Official Program. 2005. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Formula 1 comes to Regent Street". Evening Standard. 23 June 2004.
  3. ^ "F1 drivers burn rubber on London Streets". The Guardian. 7 July 2004.
  4. ^ "London event a success". www.motorsport.com. Motorsport.com. 7 July 2004.
  5. ^ "London GP 'could happen'". www.bbc.co.uk. BBC. 6 July 2004.
  6. ^ "2004 British Grand Prix – Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 30 September 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  7. ^ "2004 British Grand Prix – Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Britain 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
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