|Race 2 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season|
|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)
|Driver||Juan Pablo Montoya||Williams-BMW|
|Time||1:34.223 on lap 28|
|Second||Juan Pablo Montoya||Williams-BMW|
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.
Standings after the race Edit
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- Lap Leaders: Michael Schumacher 51 (1-9, 12-25, 28-39, 41-56), Juan Pablo Montoya 2 (10-11) and Rubens Barrichello 3 (26-27, 40)
- First podium: Jenson Button
- ↑ "2004 Malaysian Grand Prix (Race)". Formula1.com (Formula One Group). 21 March 2004. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2004/715/5776/live_timing_popup.html. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
- ↑ "The Official Formula 1 website". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2004/715/5777/. Retrieved 2011-05-19.
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