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The 2004 European Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 30 May 2004 at the Nürburgring. The race was noticeable due to the race strategy employed by Ferrari. Michael Schumacher extended his gap over his rivals to close to 18 seconds in the first 7 laps, when the top-runners seemed to bunch up behind Kimi Räikkönen. After his pitstop, Schumacher exited in 6th place, moved back up when others made their pitstops and cruised to a dominant victory in front of his teammate Rubens Barrichello, who survived an ambitious overtaking attempt by Takuma Sato. This ended the Japanese driver's chances of a podium spot.

2004 European Grand Prix
Race 7 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship
The Nürburgring
The Nürburgring
Race details
Date 30 May 2004
Official name XLVIII Allianz Grand Prix of Europe
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.148 km (3.2 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 308.88 km (192 mi)
Weather Cloudy at start, sunny later
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:28.351
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:29.468 on lap 7 (lap record)[N 1]
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third BAR-Honda

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:28.351
2 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:28.986 +0.635
3 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:29.135 +0.784
4 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.137 +0.786
5 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:29.245 +0.894
6 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:29.313 +0.962
7 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:29.353 +1.002
8 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:29.354 +1.003
9 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:29.459 +1.108
10 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:29.697 +1.346
11 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:29.706 +1.355
12 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:31.431 +3.080
13 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:31.604 +3.253
14 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:31.797 +3.446
15 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:31.979 +3.628
16 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:31.982 +3.631
17 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:34.398 +6.047
18 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes no time no time
19 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas no time no time
20 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth no time no time
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 60 1:32:35.101 1 10
2 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 60 +17.989 7 8
3 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 60 +22.533 5 6
4 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 60 +53.673 3 5
5 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 60 +1:00.987 6 4
6 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 60 +1:13.448 18 3
7 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 60 +1:16.206 14 2
8 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 59 +1 Lap 8 1
9 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 59 +1 Lap 16  
10 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 59 +1 Lap 13  
11 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 59 +1 Lap 10  
12 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 59 +1 Lap 12  
13 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 58 +2 Laps 15  
14 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 57 +3 Laps 19  
15 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 57 +3 Laps 17  
Ret 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 47 Engine 2  
Ret 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 25 Engine 20  
Ret 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 9 Engine 4  
Ret 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 0 Collision 9  
Ret 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 0 Collision 11  
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Although Michael Schumacher set a lap time of 1:28.351 in qualifying, his time of 1:29.468 is recognised as the lap record as it was set under race conditions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 Grand Prix of Europe - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2004 Grand Prix of Europe - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Europe 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
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