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The 2004 Spanish Grand Prix (formally the XLVI Gran Premio Marlboro de España) was a Formula One motor race held on 9 May 2004 at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. It was the fifth round of the 2004 Formula One season. The 66-lap race was won by Michael Schumacher for the Ferrari team. His teammate Rubens Barrichello finished second with Jarno Trulli third in a Renault car.

2004 Spanish Grand Prix
Race 5 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date May 9, 2004
Official name XLVI Gran Premio Marlboro de España
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.627 km (2.875 mi)
Distance 66 laps, 305.256 km (189.75 mi)
Weather Clear
Attendance 108,300
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:15.022
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:17.450 on lap 12
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Renault

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Heading into the fifth race of the season, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher was leading the World Drivers' Championship with 40 points; Rubens Barrichello was second on 24 points, 16 points behind Schumacher. Behind Schumacher and Barrichello in the Drivers' Championship, BAR driver Jenson Button was third on 23 points, with Juan Pablo Montoya and Fernando Alonso on 18 and 16 points respectively. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari were leading on 64 points and Renault were second on 31 points, with Williams third on 27 points.

Practice and qualifyingEdit

Four practice sessions were held before the Sunday race—two on Friday, and two on Saturday. The Friday morning and afternoon sessions each lasted an hour. The third and final practice sessions were held on Saturday morning and lasted 45 minutes.

The qualifying session was run as a one-lap session and took place on Friday and Saturday afternoon. The cars were run one at a time; the Friday running order was determined with the Championship leading heading out first. The Saturday running order was determined by times set in Friday afternoon qualifying with the fastest heading out last and the slowest running first. The lap times from the Friday afternoon session did not determine the grid order.

RaceEdit

The race started at 14:00 local time. During the warm-up lap of the race, a man calling himself Jimmy Jump ran through the starting grid, only to be apprehended soon by the security. While he claimed to have many fans (due to his other performances at football matches), he was criticized for risking the lives of the drivers, even though the cars were still travelling at low speed at this point.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:15.022
2 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:15.639 +0.617
3 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:15.809 +0.787
4 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 1:16.144 +1.122
5 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:16.272 +1.250
6 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:16.293 +1.271
7 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 1:16.313 +1.291
8 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 1:16.422 +1.400
9 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:16.514 +1.492
10 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.636 +1.614
11 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:17.038 +2.016
12 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:17.444 +2.422
13 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.445 +2.423
14 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:17.575 +2.553
15 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:17.802 +2.780
16 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:17.812 +2.790
17 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:17.866 +2.844
18 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:19.817 +4.795
19 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:20.607 +5.585
20 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:21.470 +6.448
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 66 1:27:32.841 1 10
2 2   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 66 +13.290 5 8
3 7   Jarno Trulli Renault 66 +32.294 4 6
4 8   Fernando Alonso Renault 66 +32.952 8 5
5 10   Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 66 +42.327 3 4
6 4   Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 66 +1:13.804 6 3
7 11   Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 66 +1:17.108 12 2
8 9   Jenson Button BAR-Honda 65 +1 Lap 14 1
9 12   Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 65 +1 Lap 17  
10 5   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 65 +1 Lap 10  
11 6   Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 65 +1 Lap 13  
12 14   Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 65 +1 Lap 9  
13 16   Cristiano da Matta Toyota 65 +1 Lap 11  
Ret 19   Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 51 Steering 19  
Ret 3   Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 46 Brakes 2  
Ret 15   Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 43 Throttle 16  
Ret 17   Olivier Panis Toyota 33 Hydraulics 7  
Ret 18   Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 33 Hydraulics 15  
Ret 20   Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 31 Spin 18  
Ret 21   Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 17 Spin 20  
Source:[2]

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 Spanish Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "2004 Spanish Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Spain 2004 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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