2004 French Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 10 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours.svg
Date July 4, 2004
Official name Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France
Location Magny-Cours, France
Course Permanent racing facility
4.411 km (2.74 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 308.77 km (191.8 mi)
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Time 1:13.698
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:15.377
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Spain Fernando Alonso Renault
Third Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari

The 2004 French Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on July 4, 2004 at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours. This race has become famous for a 4 stop strategy used by Michael Schumacher to beat Fernando Alonso's Renault. Rubens Barrichello finished third in his Ferrari, having overtaken Jarno Trulli in the last corners of the last lap.


Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time[1] Gap
1 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:13.698
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:13.971 +0.273
3 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.987 +0.289
4 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:13.995 +0.297
5 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:14.070 +0.372
6 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:14.172 +0.474
7 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:14.240 +0.542
8 4 Spain Marc Gené Williams-BMW 1:14.275 +0.577
9 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.346 +0.648
10 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:14.478 +0.780
11 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:14.553 +0.855
12 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:14.798 +1.100
13 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:15.065 +1.367
14 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:15.130 +1.432
15 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:16.177 +2.479
16 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:16.200 +2.502
17 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:16.807 +3.109
18 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:17.462 +3.764
19 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:17.913 +4.215
20 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:18.247 +4.549

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 1:30:18.133 2 10
2 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 70 +8.329 1 8
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 70 +31.622 10 6
4 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 70 +32.082 5 5
5 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 70 +32.482 4 4
6 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 70 +35.520 3 3
7 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 70 +36.230 9 2
8 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 70 +43.419 6 1
9 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 70 +52.394 12  
10 4 Spain Marc Gené Williams-BMW 70 +58.166 8  
11 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 13  
12 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 69 +1 Lap 15  
13 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 69 +1 Lap 16  
14 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 69 +1 Lap 11  
15 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 68 +2 Laps 14  
16 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 68 +2 Laps 17  
17 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 67 +3 Laps 18  
18 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 66 Gearbox 19  
Ret 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 31 Spin 20  
Ret 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 15 Engine 7  

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". Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
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Coordinates: 46°51′51″N 3°09′49″E / 46.86417°N 3.16361°E / 46.86417; 3.16361