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22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg  2004 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
Sepang.svg
Date 21 March 2004
Official name 2004 Formula 1 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix
Location Sepang International Circuit, Sepang, Malaysia
Course Permanent race circuit
5.543 km (3.44 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 56 laps, 310.408 km (192.64 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Dry, light rain at the start

Air Temp 34C (93.2F)[1]

Pole position
Driver Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:33.074
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Time 1:34.223 on lap 28
Podium
First Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW
Third 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda

The 2004 Malaysian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on March 21, 2004 at the Sepang International Circuit.



Race reportEdit

With all drivers starting on dry tyres, the action started sooner than expected as on the parade lap Kimi Räikkönen spun but was able to retake his grid position. Mark Webber, starting from P2, made a woeful start and slid down the field to be 9th by the 1st lap. Fernando Alonso on the other hand, made a brilliant start from 19th (2nd last) and was up behind Webber in 10th after lap 1. Michael Schumacher led from the start while drivers behind jostled for position. By the second lap, rain started to fall and cars were starting to lose traction on the dry tyres.

Classification Edit

Qualifying Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time[2] Gap
1 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:33.074
2 14 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:33.715 +0.641
3 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:33.756 +0.682
4 3 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:34.054 +0.980
5 6 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.164 +1.090
6 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:34.221 +1.147
7 4 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:34.235 +1.161
8 7 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 1:34.413 +1.339
9 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:34.602 +1.528
10 16 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:34.917 +1.843
11 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:35.039 +1.965
12 11 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:35.061 +1.987
13 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:35.158 +2.084
14 17 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:35.617 +2.543
15 18 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:36.569 +3.495
16 20 22px-Flag of Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:38.577 +5.503
17 21 22px-Flag of Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:39.272 +6.198
18 19 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:39.902 +6.828
19 10 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda no time no time
20 8 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault no time no time

Race Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 56 1:31:07.490 1 10
2 3 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 56 +5.022 4 8
3 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 56 +11.568 6 6
4 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 +13.615 3 5
5 7 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 56 +37.360 8 4
6 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 56 +53.098 9 3
7 8 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 56 +1:07.877 20 2
8 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 55 +1 Lap 11 1
9 16 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta Toyota 55 +1 Lap 10  
10 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 55 +1 Lap 13  
11 11 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 55 +1 Lap 12  
12 17 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis Toyota 55 +1 Lap 14  
13 19 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 54 +2 Laps 18  
14 20 22px-Flag of Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 53 +3 Laps 16  
15 10 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 52 +4 Laps 19  
16 21 22px-Flag of Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 52 +4 Laps 17  
Ret 6 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 40 Transmission 5  
Ret 18 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 34 Transmission 15  
Ret 4 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 27 Engine 7  
Ret 14 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 23 Spin 2  

Standings after the race Edit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 20
2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello 13
3 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 12
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 9
5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 8
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 33
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 17
3 22px-Flag of France Renault 14
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BAR-Honda 9
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 4
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

Notes Edit

References Edit


Previous race:
2004 Australian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
2004 season
Next race:
2004 Bahrain Grand Prix
Previous race:
2003 Malaysian Grand Prix
Malaysian Grand Prix Next race:
2005 Malaysian Grand Prix
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