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22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  2004 Chinese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 16 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
Shanghai International Racing Circuit track map
Date September 26, 2004
Official name I Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix
Location Shanghai International Circuit
Shanghai, China
Course Permanent Racing Facility
5.451 km (3.387 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 56 laps, 305.066 km (189.559 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1.34.012
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1.32.238
Podium
First 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Second 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda
Third 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes

The 2004 Chinese Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on 26 September 2004 at the Shanghai International Circuit. It was the first Formula One race to be held in China.


Friday driversEdit

The bottom 6 teams in the 2003 Constructors' Championship were entitled to run a third car in free practice on Friday. These drivers drove on Friday but did not compete in qualifying or the race.

Constructor Nat Driver
BAR-Honda 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Sauber-Petronas -
Jaguar-Cosworth 22px-Flag of Sweden Björn Wirdheim
Toyota 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe
Jordan-Ford 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Robert Doornbos
Minardi-Cosworth 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Bas Leinders

ClassificationEdit

Qualifying Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time[1] Gap
1 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:34.012
2 6 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.178 +0.166
3 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:34.295 +0.283
4 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:34.759 +0.747
5 4 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:34.891 +0.879
6 8 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:34.917 +0.905
7 11 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:34.951 +0.939
8 17 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:34.975 +0.963
9 10 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:34.993 +0.981
10 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.029 +1.017
11 3 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:35.245 +1.233
12 14 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:35.286 +1.274
13 7 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve Renault 1:35.384 +1.372
14 16 25px-Brazilflag Ricardo Zonta Toyota 1:35.410 +1.398
15 18 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:36.507 +2.495
16 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:36.535 +2.523
17 19 Flag of Germany Timo Glock Jordan-Ford 1:37.140 +3.128
18 21 22px-Flag of Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:40.240 +6.228
19 20 22px-Flag of Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth no time no time
20 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari no time no time

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 1:29:12.420 1 10
2 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 56 + 1.035 3 8
3 6 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 56 + 1.469 2 6
4 8 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 56 + 32.510 6 5
5 3 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 56 + 45.193 10 4
6 10 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 56 + 54.791 18 3
7 11 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 56 + 1:05.454 7 2
8 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 56 + 1:20.080 4 1
9 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 56 + 1:20.619 9  
10 14 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 55 + 1 Lap 11  
11 7 25px-Canadaflag Jacques Villeneuve Renault 55 + 1 Lap 12  
12 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 55 + 1 Lap 20  
13 18 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 55 + 1 Lap 14  
14 17 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis Toyota 55 +1 Lap 8  
15 19 Flag of Germany Timo Glock Jordan-Ford 55 +1 Lap 16  
16 21 22px-Flag of Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 53 +3 Laps 19  
Ret 20 22px-Flag of Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 38 Mechanical 17  
Ret 4 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 37 Puncture 5  
Ret 16 25px-Brazilflag Ricardo Zonta Toyota 35 Transmission 13  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 11 Suspension 15  

NotesEdit

Standings after the race Edit

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 136
2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello 108
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 79
4 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 50
5 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli 46
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 244
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BAR-Honda 105
3 22px-Flag of France Renault 96
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 64
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Official Formula 1 website". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2004/729/5995/. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 


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2004 Italian Grand Prix
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