2004 German Grand Prix
|2004 German Grand Prix|
|Race 12 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship|
|Date||25 July 2004|
|Official name||LXVI Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland|
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)|
|Time||1:13.780 on lap 10 (lap record)[N 1]|
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.
|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||16||Cristiano da Matta||Toyota||38||Puncture||15|
|Ret||6||Kimi Räikkönen||McLaren-Mercedes||13||Rear Wing/Accident||3|
- The first start was aborted after Olivier Panis indicated a problem with his Toyota. This led to a second formation lap, and the shortening of the race by one lap.
- Kimi Räikkönen's rear wing failed during the race, leading to a massive accident.
- Marc Gené was replaced at Williams by Antônio Pizzonia, returning to Formula One after being sacked by Jaguar following the 2003 British Grand Prix. Pizzonia scored his first points by finishing seventh.
Championship standings after the raceEdit
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "2004 German Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "2004 German Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Germany 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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