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2004 Hungarian Grand Prix

The 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the XX Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj) was a Formula One motor race held on 15 August 2004 at the Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. It was the thirteenth race of the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship and the 20th Hungarian Grand Prix. The 70-lap race was won from pole position by Michael Schumacher, driving a Ferrari, with teammate Rubens Barrichello second and Fernando Alonso third in a Renault.

2004 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 13 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship
The Hungaroring after being modified in 2003.
The Hungaroring after being modified in 2003.
Race details
Date 15 August 2004
Official name XX Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj
Location Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 306.663 km (190.552 mi)
Weather Warm, dry and sunny, Air: 26 °C (79 °F), Track 42 °C (108 °F)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:19.146
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:19.071 on lap 29
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Renault

The win was Michael Schumacher's twelfth of the season and his seventh in succession. The result meant that Schumacher increased his lead in the Drivers' Championship to 38 points over Barrichello. Jenson Button, who finished fifth in the race in his BAR-Honda, remained in third but was mathematically eliminated from the championship. Ferrari's one-two finish meant that they secured their sixth consecutive Constructors' Championship.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Heading into the thirteenth race of the season, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher led the Drivers' Championship with 110 points, ahead of teammate Rubens Barrichello on 74 points and Jenson Button on 65. Jarno Trulli was fourth with 46 points with his Renault teammate Fernando Alonso in fifth place on 39 points.[1] Ferrari were leading the Constructors' Championship with 184 points; Renault (85 points) and BAR (76) contended for second place with Williams in fourth on 47 points and McLaren were a further ten points adrift in fifth place.[1] Ferrari had dominated the championship; Michael Schumacher had won eleven races for the team, while Trulli had clinched the victory in the Monaco Grand Prix. Barrichello, Button, Alonso, Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Räikkönen had finished in second and third positions during the season.[1]

There was one driver change heading into the race. Cristiano da Matta was dropped by Toyota and was replaced by the team's third driver Ricardo Zonta. Da Matta was dropped because of his poor performance relative to teammate Olivier Panis, but remained at the team as a driver and would perform marketing work while Toyota test driver Ryan Briscoe assumed Zonta's former position.[2]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:19.146
2 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:19.323 +0.177
3 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:19.693 +0.547
4 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:19.700 +0.554
5 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:19.996 +0.850
6 4   Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:20.170 +1.024
7 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:20.199 +1.053
8 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:20.324 +1.178
9 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:20.411 +1.265
10 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.570 +1.424
11 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:20.730 +1.584
12 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.897 +1.751
13 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:21.068 +1.922
14 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:21.118 +1.972
15 16   Ricardo Zonta Toyota 1:21.135 +1.989
16 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:22.180 +3.034
17 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:22.356 +3.210
18 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.329 +5.183
19 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.679 +5.533
20 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas no time no time
Source:[3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 1:35:26.131 1 10
2 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 70 + 4.696 2 8
3 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 70 + 44.599 5 6
4 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 70 + 1:02.613 7 5
5 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 70 + 1:07.439 4 4
6 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 69 + 1 Lap 3 3
7 4   Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 69 + 1 Lap 6 2
8 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 69 + 1 Lap 8 1
9 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 69 + 1 Lap 12  
10 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 69 + 1 Lap 11  
11 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 69 + 1 Lap 13  
12 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 68 + 2 Laps 16  
13 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 68 + 2 Laps 14  
14 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 66 + 4 Laps 19  
15 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 65 + 5 Laps 18  
Ret 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 48 Gearbox 17  
Ret 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 41 Engine 9  
Ret 16   Ricardo Zonta Toyota 31 Electronics 15  
Ret 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 21 Brakes 20  
Ret 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 13 Electrical 10  
Source:[4]

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. ^ a b c "Championship Classification". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original on 4 December 2004. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Da Matta out, Zonta in at Toyota". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  3. ^ "2004 Hungarian Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ "2004 Hungarian Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Hungary 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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