2004 Hungarian Grand Prix
|Race 13 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season|
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)|
|Time||1:19:071 (lap record)|
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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
|7||3||Juan Pablo Montoya||Williams-BMW||1:20.199||+1.053|
|20||12||Felipe Massa||Sauber-Petronas||no time||no time|
|4||3||Juan Pablo Montoya||Williams-BMW||70||+1:02.613||7||5|
|6||10||Takuma Sato||BAR-Honda||69||+1 Lap||3||3|
|7||4||Antônio Pizzonia||Williams-BMW||69||+1 Lap||6||2|
|8||11||Giancarlo Fisichella||Sauber-Petronas||69||+1 Lap||8||1|
|9||5||David Coulthard||McLaren-Mercedes||69||+1 Lap||12|
|10||14||Mark Webber||Jaguar-Cosworth||69||+1 Lap||11|
|11||17||Olivier Panis||Toyota||69||+1 Lap||13|
|12||18||Nick Heidfeld||Jordan-Ford||68||+2 Laps||16|
|13||15||Christian Klien||Jaguar-Cosworth||68||+2 Laps||14|
|14||20||Gianmaria Bruni||Minardi-Cosworth||66||+4 Laps||19|
|15||21||Zsolt Baumgartner||Minardi-Cosworth||65||+5 Laps||18|
- This race would become the last Grand Chelem to be set for another six years. The next Grand Chelem to be set was by Fernando Alonso during the 2010 Singapore Grand Prix.
- This is also Michael Schumacher's last grand chelem.
- Williams raced with 2003 nose cones.
- Michael Schumacher won his seventh consecutive Grand Prix with this race, equalling Alberto Ascari's record.
- This was the last time the race winner in Hungary went on to become world champion.
- This was Ferrari's last win in Hungary until Sebastian Vettel won the race with Ferrari 11 years later.
Championship standings after the race
- 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.
- "Championship Classification". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Archived from the original on 4 December 2004. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
- "Da Matta out, Zonta in at Toyota". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 5 August 2004. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
- "2004 Hungarian Grand Prix - Saturday Qualifying Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "2004 Hungarian Grand Prix - Race Results". Formula1.com. Formula1.com Limited. Archived from the original on 25 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
- "Hungarian GP & your Bianchi tributes". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2015-07-24.
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