2004 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 18 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
Autódromo José Carlos Pace (AKA Interlagos) track map.svg
Date October 24, 2004
Official name XXXIII Grande Prêmio do Brasil
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
4.309 km (2.677 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 305.909 km (190.067 mi)
Weather Dry/Wet
Pole position
Driver Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1:10.646
Fastest lap
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:11.473 on lap 49
Podium
First Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Second Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes
Third Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari

The 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on October 24, 2004 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace. It was the final race of the 2004 season, and local fans were delighted when Brazil's Rubens Barrichello took pole for his home race. It would be Barrichello's first non-retirement at Interlagos in ten years, his previous finish at the circuit being at the season opener in 1994. The early laps were held in changeable conditions, and the race ended up as a duel between Kimi Räikkönen and Juan Pablo Montoya, who were to be McLaren team-mates for 2005. The Colombian took victory in his final race for Williams, which was also the last win for the Williams team until the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. Montoya's move to take the lead was brave even by his standards. Elsewhere, Jaguar's final race was a failure of epic proportions, with their two drivers colliding, with Webber trying an optimistic-looking move on Klien whilst expecting his team-mate to move over.

Ricardo Zonta returned to his home race for the Toyota team, replacing Olivier Panis.


Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time[1] Gap
1 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:10.646
2 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:10.850 +0.204
3 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:10.892 +0.246
4 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:10.922 +0.276
5 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:11.092 +0.446
6 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:11.120 +0.474
7 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:11.131 +0.485
8* 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:11.386 +0.740
9 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:11.454 +0.808
10 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:11.483 +0.837
11 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:11.571 +0.925
12 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:11.665 +1.019
13 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:11.750 +1.104
14 7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Renault 1:11.836 +1.190
15 17 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Toyota 1:11.974 +1.328
16 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:12.211 +1.565
17 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:12.829 +2.183
18 19 Germany Timo Glock Jordan-Ford 1:13.502 +2.856
19 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:13.550 +2.904
20 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth no time no time
  • Michael Schumacher qualified eighth but was demoted ten places because of an engine change. The engine was damaged in a crash during practice.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 71 1:28:01.451 2 10
2 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 71 +1.022 3 8
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 71 +24.099 1 6
4 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 71 +48.508 8 5
5 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 71 +49.740 7 4
6 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 71 +50.248 6 3
7 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 71 +50.626 18 2
8 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 71 +1:02.310 4 1
9 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 71 +1:03.842 10
10 7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Renault 70 +1 Lap 13
11 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 12
12 16 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 70 +1 Lap 9
13 17 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Toyota 70 +1 Lap 14
14 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 69 +2 Lap 15
15 19 Germany Timo Glock Jordan-Ford 69 +2 Lap 17
16 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 67 +4 Lap 19
17 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 67 +4 Laps 20
Ret 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 23 Collision 11
Ret 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 15 Clutch 16
Ret 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 3 Engine 5

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2009-03-03. 


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