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2004 Chinese Grand Prix

  2004 Chinese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 16 of 18 in the 2004 Formula One season

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)
Distance 56 laps, 305.066 km (189.559 mi)
Weather Sunny


Pole position
Driver Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Time 1.34.012
Fastest lap
Driver Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1.32.238
Podium
First Rubens Barrichello Ferrari
Second Jenson Button BAR-Honda
Third Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes

The 2004 Chinese Grand Prix (formally the I Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held on 26 September 2004 at the Shanghai International Circuit. It was the sixteenth race of the 2004 Formula One season, and the first Chinese Grand Prix. The race, contested over 56 laps, was won by Rubens Barrichello for the Ferrari team, from a pole position start. Jenson Button finished second for the BAR team, with Kimi Räikkönen third in a McLaren.


Friday drivers

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 Anthony Davidson
Sauber-Petronas -
Jaguar-Cosworth Björn Wirdheim
Toyota Ryan Briscoe
Jordan-Ford Robert Doornbos
Minardi-Cosworth Bas Leinders

Classification

Qualifying

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

Race

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

Notes

Standings after the race

  • Bold text indicates the World Champions.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "The Official Formula 1 website". Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
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2004 Italian Grand Prix
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