2004 Chinese Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 16 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
Shanghai International Racing Circuit track map.svg
Date September 26, 2004
Official name I Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix
Location Shanghai International Circuit
Shanghai, China
Course Permanent Racing Facility
5.451 km (3.387 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 305.066 km (189.559 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1.34.012
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1.32.238
Podium
First Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Second United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda
Third Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes

The 2004 Chinese Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 26 September 2004 at the Shanghai International Circuit. It was the first Formula One race to be held in China.


Friday drivers[edit]

The bottom 6 teams in the 2003 Constructors' Championship were entitled to run a third car in free practice on Friday. These drivers drove on Friday but did not compete in qualifying or the race.

Constructor Nat Driver
BAR-Honda United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Sauber-Petronas -
Jaguar-Cosworth Sweden Björn Wirdheim
Toyota Australia Ryan Briscoe
Jordan-Ford Netherlands Robert Doornbos
Minardi-Cosworth Belgium Bas Leinders

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time[1] Gap
1 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:34.012
2 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.178 +0.166
3 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:34.295 +0.283
4 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:34.759 +0.747
5 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:34.891 +0.879
6 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:34.917 +0.905
7 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:34.951 +0.939
8 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:34.975 +0.963
9 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:34.993 +0.981
10 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.029 +1.017
11 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:35.245 +1.233
12 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:35.286 +1.274
13 7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Renault 1:35.384 +1.372
14 16 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Toyota 1:35.410 +1.398
15 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:36.507 +2.495
16 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:36.535 +2.523
17 19 Germany Timo Glock Jordan-Ford 1:37.140 +3.128
18 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:40.240 +6.228
19 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth no time no time
20 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari no time no time

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 1:29:12.420 1 10
2 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 56 + 1.035 3 8
3 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 56 + 1.469 2 6
4 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 56 + 32.510 6 5
5 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 56 + 45.193 10 4
6 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 56 + 54.791 18 3
7 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 56 + 1:05.454 7 2
8 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 56 + 1:20.080 4 1
9 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 56 + 1:20.619 9  
10 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 55 + 1 Lap 11  
11 7 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Renault 55 + 1 Lap 12  
12 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 55 + 1 Lap 20  
13 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 55 + 1 Lap 14  
14 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 55 +1 Lap 8  
15 19 Germany Timo Glock Jordan-Ford 55 +1 Lap 16  
16 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 53 +3 Laps 19  
Ret 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 38 Mechanical 17  
Ret 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 37 Puncture 5  
Ret 16 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Toyota 35 Transmission 13  
Ret 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 11 Suspension 15  

Notes[edit]

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". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 


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2004 Italian Grand Prix
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2004 Japanese Grand Prix
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Coordinates: 31°20′20″N 121°13′11″E / 31.33889°N 121.21972°E / 31.33889; 121.21972