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Race details
Race 9 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season
Indianapolis Motor Speedway - road course.svg
Date June 20, 2004
Official name XXXIII Foster's United States Grand Prix
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis, Indiana
Course Permanent racing facility
4.195 km (2.606 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 73 laps, 306.016 km (190.238 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Fine
Pole position
Driver 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1:10.223
Fastest lap
Driver 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1:10.399 on lap 7
Podium
First Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Third Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda
Alonso usgp 2004 pits

Fernando Alonso before the race. He was unable to finish the race, due to a tyre-related problem.

Mclaren racing usgp 2004

The McLaren mechanics push Kimi Räikkönen's MP4-19 into the garage during qualifying.

Alonso US-GP 2004

Fernando Alonso during free practice.

Sauber usgp 2004

Coulthard catching Fisichella rapidly.

Baumgartner usgp 2004

Zsolt Baumgartner became the first Hungarian driver in Formula One to score a point.

The 2004 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on June 20, 2004 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana.

ReportEdit

Rubens Barrichello started from pole from team-mate Michael Schumacher after setting a time of 1:10:223.

As the formation lap started, Juan Pablo Montoya's BMW Williams failed to start. Running to the pit lane, he was able to start in a spare car. Montoya ran most of the race and was on track for a points finish but was eventually black flagged for changing his car too late. There was a pile-up at the start of the race in turn 1, which caused Christian Klien, Felipe Massa, Giorgio Pantano, and Gianmaria Bruni to retire from the race. The safety car was deployed and pulled in on lap six.[1]

On lap seven Fernando Alonso, in a Michelin-tyred Renault, crashed out from third place at the end of the main straight after his right rear tyre deflated.

On lap nine, the left rear tyre on Ralf Schumacher's Michelin-tyred Williams failed, pitching his car backward into the concrete wall at speeds of up to 180 mph (290 km/h). Schumacher remained in his car on the track for nearly two minutes before the medical car arrived, and was determined to have suffered a fractured spine. Michael Schumacher admitted after the race that he considered retiring from the race to see to his brother. The safety car was again deployed to clear up the wreckage left by the Williams car and so that the medical teams could get to Ralf. The lead Ferrari of Michael Schumacher pitted and rejoined in the lead.

The two Ferrari drivers led the entire race. Michael Schumacher finished first, Barrichello placed second and Takuma Sato collected the only podium finish of his Formula One career when he placed third. He became only the second Japanese driver to achieve a podium finish and the last until Kamui Kobayashi finished third at the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix. The race also saw the first ever point scored by a Hungarian driver in Formula One, with Zsolt Baumgartner finishing eighth.

Classification Edit

Qualifying Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time[2] Gap
1 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 1:10.223
2 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:10.400 +0.177
3 10 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 1:10.601 +0.378
4 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 1:10.820 +0.597
5 3 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 1:11.062 +0.839
6 4 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 1:11.106 +0.883
7 6 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:11.137 +0.914
8 17 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis Toyota 1:11.167 +0.944
9 8 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:11.185 +0.962
10 14 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 1:11.286 +1.063
11 16 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta Toyota 1:11.691 +1.468
12 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:12.026 +1.803
13 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 1:12.170 +1.947
14 11 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 1:12.470 +2.247
15 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 1:12.721 +2.498
16 18 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 1:13.147 +2.924
17 19 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 1:13.375 +3.152
18 20 22px-Flag of Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 1:14.010 +3.787
19 21 22px-Flag of Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 1:14.812 +4.589
20 7 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Renault no time no time

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 73 1:40:29.914 2 10
2 2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 73 +2.950 1 8
3 10 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato BAR-Honda 73 +22.036 3 6
4 7 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Renault 73 +34.544 20 5
5 17 22px-Flag of France Olivier Panis Toyota 73 +37.534 8 4
6 6 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 72 +1 Lap 7 3
7 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 72 +1 Lap 12 2
8 21 22px-Flag of Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi-Cosworth 70 +3 Laps 19 1
9 11 22px-Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber-Petronas 65 Hydraulics 14  
Ret 14 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Jaguar-Cosworth 60 Engine 10  
DSQ 3 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 57 Disqualified 5  
Ret 18 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld Jordan-Ford 40 Engine 16  
Ret 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button BAR-Honda 26 Gearbox 4  
Ret 16 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta Toyota 17 Collision Damage/Gearbox 11  
Ret 4 Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher Williams-BMW 9 Tyre/Accident 6  
Ret 8 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 8 Tyre 9  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien Jaguar-Cosworth 0 Collision 13  
Ret 12 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 15  
Ret 19 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano Jordan-Ford 0 Collision 17  
Ret 20 22px-Flag of Italy Gianmaria Bruni Minardi-Cosworth 0 Collision 18  

Notes Edit

Standings after the race Edit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher 80
2 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello 62
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 44
4 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli 41
5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 25
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 142
2 22px-Flag of France Renault 66
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom BAR-Honda 58
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-BMW 36
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 17
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jones, Bruce (2005). Grand Prix 2005. Carlton. p. 82. 
  2. "The Official Formula 1 website". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2004/722/5988/. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 


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