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The 2004 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 12 September 2004 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Ferrari took a 1–2 in front of the delighted Tifosi, with Rubens Barrichello ahead of teammate Michael Schumacher. Both cars had to make their way through the field from the back, Barrichello having made an early pitstop after choosing the wrong tyres at the start and Schumacher having spun on the first lap. This was the last race for Giorgio Pantano.

2004 Italian Grand Prix
Race 15 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Race details
Date 12 September 2004
Official name LXXV Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia 2004
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.793 km (3.6 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 306.720 km (190.58 mi)
Weather Wet track at the start, dry later on
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:20.089
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1:21.046 on lap 41 (lap record)[N 1]
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third BAR-Honda
Michael Schumacher finished second, driving for Ferrari.

The race was perhaps best known for speed records set during the race. In the first part of qualifying (which did not count towards grid positions), Juan Pablo Montoya lapped Monza in his Williams FW26 at an average speed of 262.242 km/h (162.9 mph), the fastest lap ever, at the time, in the history of Formula One which was subsequently surpassed by Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen at the 2018 edition. The next day in the race, Montoya's teammate Antônio Pizzonia reached a top speed of 369.9 km/h (229.9 mph), the fastest speed ever recorded in Formula One at the time (it was to be exceeded by Montoya in 2005).

In the Minardi pit garage, the car of Gianmaria Bruni caught fire after fuel escaped from the hose onto the hot bodywork during a routine pit-stop, and it was put out without any serious injury. Bruni inhaled some of the extinguishant and was having trouble breathing and so the team decided to retire the car.[1]

This race was Scuderia Ferrari's 700th start in a World Championship event as a team.[2]

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:20.089
2 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:20.620 +0.531
3 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:20.637 +0.548
4 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:20.645 +0.556
5 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:20.715 +0.626
6 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:20.786 +0.697
7 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.877 +0.788
8 4   Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:20.888 +0.799
9 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:21.027 +0.938
10 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.049 +0.960
11 16   Ricardo Zonta Toyota 1:21.520 +1.431
12 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:21.602 +1.513
13 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:21.841 +1.752
14 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:21.989 +1.900
15 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:22.239 +2.150
16 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:22.287 +2.198
17 18   Nick Heidfeld * Jordan-Ford 1:22.301 +2.212
18 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:23.239 +3.150
19 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.808 +4.719
20 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.910 +4.821
Source:[3]
  • Nick Heidfeld was demoted to 20th place after receiving a ten-place penalty for an engine change in Friday practice.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 53 1:15:18.448 1 10
2 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 +1.347 3 8
3 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 53 +10.197 6 6
4 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 53 +15.370 5 5
5 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 53 +32.352 2 4
6 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 53 +33.439 10 3
7 4   Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 53 +33.752 8 2
8 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 53 +35.431 15 1
9 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 53 +56.761 12  
10 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 53 +1:06.316 9  
11 16   Ricardo Zonta Toyota 53 +1:22.531 11  
12 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 52 +1 Lap 16  
13 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 52 +1 Lap 14  
14 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 52 +1 Lap 20  
15 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 50 +3 Laps 19  
Ret 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 40 Spun off 4  
Ret 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 33 Accident 17  
Ret 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 29 Fire 18  
Ret 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 13 Water leak 7  
Ret 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 0 Collision 13  
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.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Although Rubens Barrichello set a lap time of 1:20.089 in qualifying, his time of 1:21.046 is recognised as the lap record as it was set under race conditions.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix Results: Italian GP, 2004". GrandPrix.com. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. ^ Privateer Ferrari entry in 1950 French Grand Prix, which is often a source of incorrect count for their races as a team (as opposed to as a manufacturer) doesn't count towards the team's participations.
  3. ^ "2004 Italian Grand Prix – Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ "2004 Italian Grand Prix – Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Italy 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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