2004 Malaysian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 2 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
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Date 21 March 2004
Official name 2004 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix
Location Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia
Course Permanent race circuit
5.543 km (3.44 mi)
Distance 56 laps, 310.408 km (192.64 mi)
Weather Dry, light rain at the start

Air Temp 34 °C (93 °F)[1]

Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:33.074
Fastest lap
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:34.223 on lap 28
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Third United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda

The 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on March 21, 2004 at the Sepang International Circuit.


Race report[edit]

With all drivers starting on dry tyres, the action started sooner than expected as on the parade lap Kimi Räikkönen spun but was able to retake his grid position. Mark Webber, starting from P2, made a woeful start and slid down the field to be 9th by the 1st lap. Fernando Alonso on the other hand, made a brilliant start from 19th (2nd last) and was up behind Webber in 10th after lap 1. Michael Schumacher led from the start while drivers behind jostled for position. By the second lap, rain started to fall and cars were starting to lose traction on the dry tyres.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time[2] Gap
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:33.074
2 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:33.715 +0.641
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:33.756 +0.682
4 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:34.054 +0.980
5 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.164 +1.090
6 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:34.221 +1.147
7 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:34.235 +1.161
8 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:34.413 +1.339
9 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.602 +1.528
10 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:34.917 +1.843
11 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:35.039 +1.965
12 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:35.061 +1.987
13 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:35.158 +2.084
14 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:35.617 +2.543
15 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:36.569 +3.495
16 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:38.577 +5.503
17 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:39.272 +6.198
18 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:39.902 +6.828
19 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda no time no time
20 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault no time no time

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 56 1:31:07.490 1 10
2 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 56 +5.022 4 8
3 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 56 +11.568 6 6
4 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 +13.615 3 5
5 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 56 +37.360 8 4
6 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 56 +53.098 9 3
7 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 56 +1:07.877 20 2
8 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 55 +1 Lap 11 1
9 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 55 +1 Lap 10  
10 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 13  
11 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 55 +1 Lap 12  
12 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 55 +1 Lap 14  
13 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 54 +2 Laps 18  
14 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 53 +3 Laps 16  
15 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 52 Engine 19  
16 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 52 +4 Laps 17  
Ret 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 40 Transmission 5  
Ret 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 34 Transmission 15  
Ret 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 27 Engine 7  
Ret 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 23 Spin 2  

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2004 Malaysian Grand Prix (Race)". Formula1.com (Formula One Group). 21 March 2004. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2011-05-19. 


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Coordinates: 2°45′39″N 101°44′18″E / 2.76083°N 101.73833°E / 2.76083; 101.73833