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The 2004 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 4 July 2004 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. This race has become famous for a 4 stop strategy used by Michael Schumacher to beat Fernando Alonso's Renault. Rubens Barrichello finished third in his Ferrari, having overtaken Jarno Trulli in the last corners of the last lap.

2004 French Grand Prix
Race 10 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours.svg
Race details
Date 4 July 2004
Official name XC Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France
Location Magny-Cours, France
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.411 km (2.74 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 308.77 km (191.8 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Renault
Time 1:13.698
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:15.377 on lap 32 (lap record)
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Renault
Third Ferrari

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:13.698
2 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:13.971 +0.273
3 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.987 +0.289
4 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:13.995 +0.297
5 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:14.070 +0.372
6 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:14.172 +0.474
7 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:14.240 +0.542
8 4   Marc Gené Williams-BMW 1:14.275 +0.577
9 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.346 +0.648
10 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:14.478 +0.780
11 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:14.553 +0.855
12 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:14.798 +1.100
13 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:15.065 +1.367
14 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:15.130 +1.432
15 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:16.177 +2.479
16 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:16.200 +2.502
17 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:16.807 +3.109
18 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:17.462 +3.764
19 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:17.913 +4.215
20 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:18.247 +4.549
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 1:30:18.133 2 10
2 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 70 +8.329 1 8
3 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 70 +31.622 10 6
4 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 70 +32.082 5 5
5 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 70 +32.482 4 4
6 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 70 +35.520 3 3
7 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 70 +36.230 9 2
8 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 70 +43.419 6 1
9 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 70 +52.394 12  
10 4   Marc Gené Williams-BMW 70 +58.166 8  
11 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 13  
12 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 69 +1 Lap 15  
13 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 69 +1 Lap 16  
14 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 69 +1 Lap 11  
15 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 68 +2 Laps 14  
16 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 68 +2 Laps 17  
17 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 67 +3 Laps 18  
18 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 66 Gearbox 19  
Ret 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 31 Spin 20  
Ret 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 15 Engine 7  
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 French Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2004 French Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "France 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
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Coordinates: 46°51′51″N 3°09′49″E / 46.86417°N 3.16361°E / 46.86417; 3.16361