2004

Formula One Legends: World Championship 2004

The 2004 Formula One season was the 55th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship, which was contested over an eighteen event series which ran from 7 March to 24 October 2004.

The 2004 season featured several driver line-up changes prior to the season, and more changes during the season proper. Three teams (Minardi, Jordan and Sauber) started 2004 with completely new driver line-ups.

At BAR, following Jacques Villeneuve’s departure from the team before the 2003 Japanese Grand Prix, former test driver Takuma Sato was permanently given the second race seat alongside Jenson Button; after serving in a temporary capacity during 2003, Anthony Davidson became the permanent test driver replacing Takuma Sato.

The 2004 season of Formula 1 championship seemed a replay of 2002. With the apathy of McLaren and Williams, the only enemy that Ferrari had was a limited bar, which had more talent with Jenson Button of English than anything else.

Thus, Michael Schumacher has won the seven times world champion with an advantage of 34 points to the runner-up, teammate Rubens Barrichello. Moreover, Schumacher won thirteen of the eighteen races of the season, a record preserved until today.

Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Australia 07/03/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 58 01:24:16
Malaysia 21/03/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 56 01:31:07
Bahrain 04/04/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 57 01:28:35
San Marino 25/04/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 62 01:26:20
Spain 09/05/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 66 01:27:33
Monaco 23/05/2004 Jarno Trulli Renault 77 01:45:47
Europe 30/05/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 60 01:32:35
Canada 13/06/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 01:28:25
United States 20/06/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 73 01:40:30
France 04/07/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 01:30:18
Great Britain 11/07/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 60 01:24:43
Germany 25/07/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 66 01:23:55
Hungary 15/08/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 70 01:35:26
Belgium 29/08/2004 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 44 01:32:35
Italy 12/09/2004 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 53 01:15:18
China 26/09/2004 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 56 01:29:12
Japan 10/10/2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 01:24:27
Brazil 24/10/2004 Juan Pablo Montoya Williams-BMW 71 01:28:01

Drivers Championship Standing

1. Michael Schumacher 148 pt.
2. Rubens Barrichello 114 pt.
3. Jenson Button 85 pt.
4. Fernando Alonso 59 pt.
5. Juan Pablo Montoya 58 pt.
6. Jarno Trulli 46 pt.
7. Kimi Räikkönen 45 pt.
8. Takuma Sato 34 pt.
9. David Coulthard 24 pt.
10. Ralf Schumacher 24 pt.
11. Giancarlo Fisichella 22 pt.
12. Felipe Massa 12 pt.
13. Mark Webber 7 pt.
14. Olivier Panis 6 pt.
15. Antonio Pizzonia 6 pt.
16. Christian Klien 3 pt.
17. Cristiano da Matta 3 pt.
18. Nick Heidfeld 3 pt.
19. Timo Glock 2 pt.
20. Zsolt Baumgartner 1 pt.

Constructor Championship Standing

1. Ferrari 262 pt.
2. BAR-Honda 119 pt.
3. Renault 100 pt.
4. Williams-BMW 88 pt.
5. McLaren-Mercedes 69 pt.
6. Sauber-Petronas 34 pt.
7. Jaguar-Cosworth 10 pt.
8. Toyota 9 pt.
9. Jordan-Ford 5 pt.
10. Minardi 1 pt.

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