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The 2004 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Hockenheim on 25 July 2004. It was the twelfth race of the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship.

2004 German Grand Prix
Race 12 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 25 July 2004
Official name LXVI Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring
Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.574 km (2.842 mi)
Distance 66 laps, 301.884 km (187.582 mi)
Scheduled distance 67 laps, 306.458 km (190.424 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:13.306
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:13.780 on lap 10 (lap record)[N 1]
Podium
First Ferrari
Second BAR-Honda
Third Renault
Peter Sauber outside the Sauber garage.

The 66-lap race was won by local driver Michael Schumacher, driving a Ferrari. Schumacher took his eleventh victory of the season, equalling his record from 2002, after starting from pole position. Englishman Jenson Button finished second in a BAR-Honda despite a ten-place grid penalty for an engine change in practice, and a loose helmet strap during the race, with Spaniard Fernando Alonso third in a Renault. Kimi Räikkönen of McLaren-Mercedes set the fastest lap of the race but retired on lap 14 after his rear wing gave way at Turn 1, sending his car into the barriers at high speed.

This was the final Grand Prix for Brazilian driver Cristiano da Matta, and the final time Williams used the "Walrus" front wing.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:13.306
2 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:13.668 +0.362
3 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:13.674 +0.368
4 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.690 +0.384
5 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.821 +0.515
6 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:13.874 +0.568
7 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:14.134 +0.828
8 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:14.278 +0.972
9 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:14.287 +0.981
10 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:14.368 +1.062
11 4   Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:14.556 +1.250
12 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:14.802 +1.496
13 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:15.011 +1.705
14 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:15.395 +2.089
15 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:15.454 +2.148
16 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:15.616 +2.310
17 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:16.192 +2.886
18 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:16.310 +3.004
19 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:18.055 +4.749
20 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:18.400 +5.094
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 66 1:23:54.848 1 10
2 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 66 + 8.388 13 8
3 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 66 + 16.351 5 6
4 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 66 + 19.231 4 5
5 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 66 + 23.055 2 4
6 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 66 + 41.108 11 3
7 4   Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 66 + 41.956 10 2
8 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 66 + 46.842 8 1
9 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 66 + 1:07.102 14  
10 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 66 + 1:08.578 12  
11 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 66 + 1:10.258 6  
12 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 66 + 1:13.252 7  
13 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 65 + 1 Lap 16  
14 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 65 + 1 Lap 9  
15 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 63 + 3 Laps 17  
16 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 62 + 4 Laps 20  
17 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 62 + 4 Laps 19  
Ret 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 42 Handling 18  
Ret 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 38 Puncture 15  
Ret 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 13 Rear Wing/Accident 3  
Source:[2]

NotesEdit

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 1:13.306 in qualifying, Kimi Räikkönen's time of 1:13.780 is recognised as the lap record as it was set under race conditions.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 German Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2004 German Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Germany 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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