2004 Spanish Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 5 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
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Date May 9, 2004
Official name XLVI Gran Premio Marlboro de Espana
Location Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Course Permanent racing facility
4.627 km (2.875 mi)
Distance 66 laps, 305.382 km (189.75 mi)
Weather Clear
Pole position
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:15.022
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:17.450 on lap 12
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Third Italy Jarno Trulli Renault

The 2004 Spanish Grand Prix (formally the XLVI Gran Premio Marlboro de Espana) was a Formula One race held on May 9, 2004 at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. It was the fifth round of the 2004 Formula One season. The race, contested over 66 laps, was won by Michael Schumacher for the Ferrari team. Rubens Barrichello finished second in the other Ferrari with Jarno Trulli third in a Renault car.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Heading into the fifth race of the season, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher was leading the World Drivers' Championship with 40 points; Rubens Barrichello was second on 24 points, 16 points behind Schumacher. Behind Schumacher and Barrichello in the Drivers' Championship, BAR driver Jenson Button was third on 23 points, with Juan Pablo Montoya and Fernando Alonso on 18 and 16 points respectively. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari were leading on 64 points and Renault were second on 31 points, with Williams third on 27 points.

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Four practice sessions were held before the Sunday race—two on Friday, and two on Saturday. The Friday morning and afternoon sessions each lasted an hour. The third and final practice sessions were held on Saturday morning and lasted 45 minutes.

The qualifying session was run as a one-lap session and took place on Friday and Saturday afternoon. The cars were run one at a time; the Friday running order was determined with the Championship leading heading out first. The Saturday running order was determined by times set in Friday afternoon qualifying with the fastest heading out last and the slowest running first. The lap times from the Friday afternoon session did not determine the grid order.

Race[edit]

The race started at 14:00 local time. During the warm-up lap of the race, a man calling himself Jimmy Jump ran through the starting grid, only to be apprehended soon by the security. While he claimed to have many fans (due to his other performances at football matches), he was criticized for risking the lives of the drivers, even though the cars were still travelling at low speed at this point.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time[1] Gap
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:15.022
2 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:15.639 +0.617
3 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:15.809 +0.787
4 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:16.144 +1.122
5 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:16.272 +1.250
6 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:16.293 +1.271
7 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:16.313 +1.291
8 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:16.422 +1.400
9 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:16.514 +1.492
10 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.636 +1.614
11 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:17.038 +2.016
12 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:17.444 +2.422
13 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.445 +2.423
14 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:17.575 +2.553
15 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:17.802 +2.780
16 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:17.812 +2.790
17 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:17.866 +2.844
18 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:19.817 +4.795
19 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:20.607 +5.585
20 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:21.470 +6.448

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 66 1:27:32.841 1 10
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 66 +13.290 5 8
3 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 66 +32.294 4 6
4 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 66 +32.952 8 5
5 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 66 +42.327 3 4
6 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 66 +1:13.804 6 3
7 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 66 +1:17.108 12 2
8 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 65 +1 Lap 14 1
9 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 65 +1 Lap 17  
10 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 65 +1 Lap 10  
11 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 65 +1 Lap 13  
12 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 65 +1 Lap 9  
13 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Toyota 65 +1 Lap 11  
Ret 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 51 Steering 19  
Ret 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 46 Brakes 2  
Ret 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 43 Throttle 16  
Ret 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 33 Hydraulics 7  
Ret 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 33 Hydraulics 15  
Ret 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 31 Spin 18  
Ret 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 17 Spin 20  

Notes[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]

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


Previous race:
2004 San Marino Grand Prix
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Next race:
2004 Monaco Grand Prix
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Official Formula 1 website". Archived from the original on 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 

Coordinates: 41°34′12″N 2°15′40″E / 41.57000°N 2.26111°E / 41.57000; 2.26111