2004 Italian Grand Prix

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Italy  2004 Italian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 15 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Date 12 September 2004
Official name FORMULA 1 Gran Premio Vodafone d'Italia 2004
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
5.793 km (3.6 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 306.720 km (190.58 mi)
Weather Wet track at the start, dry later on
Pole position
Driver Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1:20.089
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1:21.046 on lap 41
Podium
First Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Second Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Third United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda
Michael Schumacher finished second, driving for Ferrari.

The 2004 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on September 12, 2004 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Ferrari took a 1-2 in front of the delighted Tifosi, with Rubens Barrichello ahead of team mate Michael Schumacher. Both cars had to make their way through the field from the back, Barrichello having made an early pitstop after choosing the wrong tyres at the start and Schumacher having spun on the first lap.

The race was perhaps best known for speed records set during the race. In the first part of qualifying (which did not count towards grid positions), Juan Pablo Montoya lapped Monza in his Williams FW26 at an average speed of 262.242 km/h (162.9 mph), the fastest ever qualifying lap in the history of Formula One. The next day in the race, Montoya's teammate Antônio Pizzonia reached a top speed of 369.9 km/h (229.9 mph), the fastest speed ever recorded in Formula One at the time (it was to be exceeded by Montoya in 2005).

There was chaos in the Minardi pit garage as the car of Gianmaria Bruni caught fire after fuel escaped from the hose onto the hot bodywork during a routine pit-stop, fortunately it was put out without any serious injury. However, Bruni inhaled some of the extinguishant and was having trouble breathing and so the team decided to retire the car.[1]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:20.089
2 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:20.620 +0.531
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:20.637 +0.548
4 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:20.645 +0.556
5 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:20.715 +0.626
6 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:20.786 +0.697
7 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.877 +0.788
8 4 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:20.888 +0.799
9 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:21.027 +0.938
10 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.049 +0.960
11 16 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Toyota 1:21.520 +1.431
12 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:21.602 +1.513
13 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:21.841 +1.752
14 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:21.989 +1.900
15 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:22.239 +2.150
16 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:22.287 +2.198
17 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld * Jordan-Ford 1:22.301 +2.212
18 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:23.239 +3.150
19 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.808 +4.719
20 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.910 +4.821
  • Nick Heidfeld was demoted to 20th place after receiving a ten-place penalty for an engine change in Friday practice.

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 53 1:15:18.448 1 10
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 +1.347 3 8
3 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 53 +10.197 6 6
4 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 53 +15.370 5 5
5 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 53 +32.352 2 4
6 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 53 +33.439 10 3
7 4 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 53 +33.752 8 2
8 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 53 +35.431 15 1
9 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 53 +56.761 12  
10 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 53 +1:06.316 9  
11 16 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Toyota 53 +1:22.531 11  
12 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 52 +1 Lap 16  
13 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 52 +1 Lap 14  
14 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 52 +1 Lap 20  
15 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 50 +3 Laps 19  
Ret 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 40 Spin 4  
Ret 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 33 Accident 17  
Ret 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 29 Fire 18  
Ret 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 13 Engine 7  
Ret 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 0 Collision 13  

Lap leaders[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. ^ "Grand Prix Results: Italian GP, 2004". GrandPrix.com. Retrieved 9 June 2012. 

External links[edit]


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