2004 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Hungary  2004 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
The Hungaroring after being modified in 2003.
The Hungaroring after being modified in 2003.
Date 15 August 2004
Official name XX Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj
Location Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 306.663 km (190.552 mi)
Weather Warm, dry and sunny, Air: 26 °C (79 °F), Track 42 °C (108 °F)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:19.146
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:19:071 (lap record)
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Renault

The 2004 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the XX Marlboro Magyar Nagydí) was a Formula One motor race held on 15 August 2004 at the Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. It was the thirteenth race of the 2004 Formula One season and the 20th Hungarian Grand Prix. The 70-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher after starting from pole position. His teammate Rubens Barrichello finished second and Fernando Alonso came in third driving for Renault.

The win was Michael Schumacher's twelfth of the season and his seventh consecutive victory. The result meant Schumacher increased his lead in the Drivers' Championship to thirty-eight points over team-mate Barrichello. Jenson Button remained in third but was mathematically eliminated from the championship. Ferrari's one-two finish meant they secured the Constructors' Championship as their nearest rival Renault was too many points behind to catch them with five races of the season remaining.


Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Heading into the thirteenth race of the season, Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher led the Drivers' Championship with 110 points, ahead of team-mate Rubens Barrichello on 82 points and Jenson Button on 65. Jarno Trulli was fourth with 46 points with his Renault teammate Fernando Alonso in fifth place on 39 points.[1] Ferrari were leading the Constructors' Championship with 184 points; Renault (85 points) and BAR (76) contended for second place with Williams in fourth on 47 points and McLaren were a further ten points adrift in fifth place.[1] Ferrari had dominated the championship; Michael Schumacher had won eleven races for the team, while Trulli had clinched the victory in the Monaco Grand Prix. Barrichello, Button, Alonso, Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Räikkönen had finished in second and third positions during the season.[1]

There was one driver change heading into the race. Cristiano da Matta was dropped by Toyota and was replaced by the team's third driver Ricardo Zonta. da Matta was dropped because of his poor performance relative to teammate Olivier Panis, but remained at the team as a driver and would perform marketing work while Toyota test driver Ryan Briscoe assumed Zonta's former position.[2]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:19.146
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:19.323 +0.177
3 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:19.693 +0.547
4 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:19.700 +0.554
5 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:19.996 +0.850
6 4 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 1:20.170 +1.024
7 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:20.199 +1.053
8 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:20.324 +1.178
9 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:20.411 +1.265
10 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.570 +1.424
11 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:20.730 +1.584
12 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.897 +1.751
13 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:21.068 +1.922
14 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:21.118 +1.972
15 16 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Toyota 1:21.135 +1.989
16 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:22.180 +3.034
17 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:22.356 +3.210
18 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.329 +5.183
19 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:24.679 +5.533
20 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas no time no time
Source:[3]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 1:35:26.131 1 10
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 70 +4.696 2 8
3 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 70 +44.599 5 6
4 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 70 +1:02.613 7 5
5 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 70 +1:07.439 4 4
6 10 Japan Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 69 +1 Lap 3 3
7 4 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia Williams-BMW 69 +1 Lap 6 2
8 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 69 +1 Lap 8 1
9 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 69 +1 Lap 12  
10 14 Australia Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 11  
11 17 France Olivier Panis Toyota 69 +1 Lap 13  
12 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 68 +2 Laps 16  
13 15 Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 68 +2 Laps 14  
14 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 66 +4 Laps 19  
15 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 65 +5 Laps 18  
Ret 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 48 Gearbox 17  
Ret 7 Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 41 Engine 9  
Ret 16 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Toyota 31 Electronics 15  
Ret 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 21 Brakes 20  
Ret 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 13 Electrical 10  
Source:[4]

Notes[edit]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Championship Classification". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original on 4 December 2004. Retrieved 12 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Da Matta out, Zonta in at Toyota". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "2004 Hungarian Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "2004 Hungarian Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hungarian GP & your Bianchi tributes". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 


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Coordinates: 47°34′44″N 19°14′55″E / 47.57889°N 19.24861°E / 47.57889; 19.24861