2004 Brazilian Grand Prix
|Race 18 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season|
|Date||24 October 2004|
|Official name||XXXIII Grande Prêmio Marlboro do Brasil|
|Location||Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||4.309 km (2.677 mi)|
|Distance||71 laps, 305.909 km (190.067 mi)|
|Driver||Juan Pablo Montoya||Williams-BMW|
|Time||1:11.473 on lap 49 (lap record)[N 1]|
The 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 24 October 2004 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace. It was the final race of the 2004 season and the first time that a GP in Brazil was not one of the first three rounds of an F1 season, and local fans were delighted when Brazil's Rubens Barrichello took pole for his home race. It would be Barrichello's first non-retirement at Interlagos in ten years, his previous finish at the circuit being at the season opener in 1994. The early laps were held in changeable conditions, and the race ended up as a duel between Kimi Räikkönen and Juan Pablo Montoya, who were to be McLaren team-mates for 2005. The Colombian took victory in his final race for Williams, which was also the last win for the Williams team until the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. Montoya's move to take the lead was brave even by his standards. Elsewhere, Jaguar's final race was a failure of epic proportions, with their two drivers colliding, with Webber trying an optimistic-looking move on Klien whilst expecting his team-mate to move over.
|2||3||Juan Pablo Montoya||Williams-BMW||1:10.850||+0.204|
|20||20||Gianmaria Bruni||Minardi-Cosworth||no time||no time|
- Michael Schumacher qualified eighth but was demoted ten places because of an engine change. The engine was damaged in a crash during practice.
Championship standings after the race
- Bold text indicates the World Champions.
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- "2004 Brazilian Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 17 January 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "2004 Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 17 January 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
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