2004 European Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 7 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
The Nürburgring
The Nürburgring
Date May 30, 2004
Official name Allianz Grand Prix of Europe
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, Germany
Course Permanent racing facility
5.148 km (3.2 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 308.88 km (192 mi)
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:28.351
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:29.468 on lap 7
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Third United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda

The 2004 European Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on May 30, 2004 at the Nürburgring. The race was noticeable due to the race strategy employed by Ferrari. Michael Schumacher extended his gap over his rivals to close to 18 seconds in the first 7 laps, when the top-runners seemed to bunch up behind Kimi Räikkönen. After his pitstop, Schumacher exited in 6th place, moved back up when others made their pitstops and cruised to a dominant victory in front of his teammate Rubens Barrichello, who survived an ambitious overtaking attempt by Takuma Sato. This ended the Japanese driver's chances of a podium spot.


Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time[1] Gap
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:28.351
2 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:28.986 +0.635
3 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:29.135 +0.784
4 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.137 +0.786
5 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:29.245 +0.894
6 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:29.313 +0.962
7 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:29.353 +1.002
8 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:29.354 +1.003
9 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:29.459 +1.108
10 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:29.697 +1.346
11 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:29.706 +1.355
12 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:31.431 +3.080
13 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:31.604 +3.253
14 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:31.797 +3.446
15 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:31.979 +3.628
16 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:31.982 +3.631
17 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:34.398 +6.047
18 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes no time no time
19 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas no time no time
20 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth no time no time

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 60 1:32:35.101 1 10
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 60 +17.989 7 8
3 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 60 +22.533 5 6
4 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 60 +53.673 3 5
5 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 60 +1:00.987 6 4
6 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 60 +1:13.448 19 3
7 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 60 +1:16.206 14 2
8 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 59 +1 Lap 8 1
9 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 59 +1 Lap 16  
10 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 59 +1 Lap 13  
11 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 59 +1 Lap 10  
12 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 59 +1 Lap 12  
13 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 58 +2 Laps 15  
14 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 57 +3 Laps 20  
15 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 57 +3 Laps 17  
Ret 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 47 Engine 2  
Ret 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 25 Engine 18  
Ret 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 9 Engine 4  
Ret 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 0 Collision 9  
Ret 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 0 Collision 11  

Notes[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]

  • 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 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
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