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The 2004 Chinese Grand Prix (formally the I Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 26 September 2004 at the Shanghai International Circuit. It was the sixteenth race of the 2004 Formula One season and the inaugural Chinese Grand Prix. The 56-lap race was won by Rubens Barrichello for the Ferrari team, from a pole position start. Jenson Button finished second for the BAR team, with Kimi Räikkönen third in a McLaren.

2004 Chinese Grand Prix
Race 16 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship
Shanghai International Racing Circuit track map.svg
Race details
Date 26 September 2004
Official name I Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix
Location Shanghai International Circuit
Shanghai, China
Course Permanent Racing Facility
Course length 5.451 km (3.387 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 305.066 km (189.559 mi)
Weather Sunny with temperatures reaching up to 27 °C (81 °F)[1]
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:34.012
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:32.238 on lap 55 (lap record)
Podium
First Ferrari
Second BAR-Honda
Third McLaren-Mercedes

Contents

ReportEdit

QualifyingEdit

RaceEdit

Following a clean start, Rubens Barrichello won the race with Jenson Button in second and Kimi Räikkönen in third place. Michael Schumacher finished in 12th place after a race with several incidents, including a collision, a spin and a puncture.

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   Ryan Briscoe
Jordan-Ford   Robert Doornbos
Minardi-Cosworth   Bas Leinders

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:34.012
2 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.178 +0.166
3 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:34.295 +0.283
4 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:34.759 +0.747
5 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:34.891 +0.879
6 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:34.917 +0.905
7 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:34.951 +0.939
8 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:34.975 +0.963
9 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:34.993 +0.981
10 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.029 +1.017
11 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:35.245 +1.233
12 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:35.286 +1.274
13 7   Jacques Villeneuve Renault 1:35.384 +1.372
14 16   Ricardo Zonta Toyota 1:35.410 +1.398
15 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:36.507 +2.495
16 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:36.535 +2.523
17 19   Timo Glock Jordan-Ford 1:37.140 +3.128
18 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:40.240 +6.228
19 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth no time no time
20 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari no time no time
Source:[2]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 1:29:12.420 1 10
2 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 56 + 1.035 3 8
3 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 56 + 1.469 2 6
4 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 56 + 32.510 6 5
5 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 56 + 45.193 10 4
6 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 56 + 54.791 18 3
7 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 56 + 1:05.454 7 2
8 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 56 + 1:20.080 4 1
9 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 56 + 1:20.619 9  
10 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 55 + 1 Lap 11  
11 7   Jacques Villeneuve Renault 55 + 1 Lap 12  
12 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 55 + 1 Lap 20  
13 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 55 + 1 Lap 14  
14 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 55 +1 Lap 8  
15 19   Timo Glock Jordan-Ford 55 +1 Lap 16  
16 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 53 +3 Laps 19  
Ret 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 38 Mechanical 17  
Ret 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 37 Collision damage 5  
Ret 16   Ricardo Zonta Toyota 35 Transmission 13  
Ret 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 11 Suspension 15  
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Weather info for the 2004 Chinese Grand Prix at Weather Underground
  2. ^ "2004 Chinese Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ "2004 Chinese Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "China 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 March 2019.


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Coordinates: 31°20′20″N 121°13′11″E / 31.33889°N 121.21972°E / 31.33889; 121.21972