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2004 Formula One season

2004 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Michael Schumacher and Kimi Räikkönen at the 2004 British Grand Prix


The 2004 Formula One season was the 55th FIA Formula One World Championship season, running from March 7 to October 24 2004. The season was dominated by Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. Also notable were the success of BAR and Renault, as well as the poor performance of Williams and McLaren.

For the fifth and sixth seasons Ferrari won both drivers and constructors titles respectively. Michael Schumacher dominated the beginning of the year by winning a record 12 races in the first 13, eventually winning a record 13 races in a season, beating his previous record in 2002, and also easily cruising to a record seventh and his final drivers' championship. Rubens Barrichello came in a solid second place, winning two of the last four races. Jenson Button, though failing to win a grand prix, finished third, securing ten podium finishes and one pole position. Along with Japanese team mate Takuma Sato, BAR impressed by finishing second behind Ferrari.

Four of the ten teams were subsidiaries of major car companies (Ferrari, Renault, Jaguar, and Toyota) and one was a division of a tobacco company (BAR). Williams and McLaren, both privately owned teams, had engine-production agreements with major car companies, BMW and Mercedes-Benz respectively, and Honda produced engines for BAR. The final three teams, Jordan, Sauber and Minardi, were also privately owned but received little substantial sponsorship, and consequently tended to end up toward the back of the grid. Sauber was privately owned, but received Ferrari engines badged under the Petronas name, and also received sponsorship from Petronas.

This season saw the Minardi team score their first points since 2002, where Zsolt Baumgartner finished a lucky 8th at the 2004 United States Grand Prix.

The 2004 Canadian Grand Prix was a very dramatic race. First, Timo Glock replaced Giorgio Pantano in this race, due to personal circumstances for Pantano. Then, Williams and Toyota were excluded from the race due to an irregularity in the brake ducts. That meant the Jordan team was the main beneficiary of the disqualifications, with Nick Heidfeld and Timo Glock scoring points. Especially, Timo Glock scored 2 points on his F1 debut. Then came right before the 2004 Chinese Grand Prix, Giorgio Pantano was dropped by the Jordan team and the Timo Glock replaced him at the last 3 races.

Ralf Schumacher had a tough season. He suffered a massive accident during the 2004 United States Grand Prix and was out of action for 6 races. Marc Gené and Antônio Pizzonia replaced him during his absence.

Jarno Trulli's relationship with the Renault team turned sour after his first victory at the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix. He did not complete the season and left the team after the 2004 Italian Grand Prix, where that race was also Pantano's last race for the Jordan team as well. Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve replaced Jarno Trulli for the final 3 races. He missed 2004 Chinese Grand Prix, but he returned in the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix and 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix with the Toyota team. That meant the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix was Jarno Trulli's first race with the new team.

Cristiano da Matta's string of disappointing results during the season led to his replacement by test driver Ricardo Zonta from Hungary onwards except the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix. Da Matta did not race for Toyota again and in 2005 he returned to Champ Car racing claiming that F1 was not competitive enough.

This was Olivier Panis's last season as he decided to retire from the race seat after 2004 Japanese Grand Prix. But he stayed with the Toyota team, as the test driver.

This was Jaguar team's and the engine manufacturer Ford's final season in F1 as they announced that they would pull out of Formula One at the end of the season.

This season saw all teams had scored at least one World Championship point.

From the 2004 season onward, all teams who did not finish in the top four of the previous year's World Constructors Championship were allowed to run a third car on the Friday practice before a grand prix for testing purposes. Other teams have test drivers as well, though they are not allowed to compete in Friday practice. Sauber chose not to run its third driver in practice because of the added expense.

Drivers and constructors

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver No Third driver Test driver(s)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004 Ferrari 053 3.0 V10 B 1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher n/a 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Badoer
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Luciano Burti
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BMW WilliamsF1 Team Williams FW26 BMW P84 3.0 V10 M 3 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya n/a 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Antônio Pizzonia
22px-Flag of Spain.png Marc Gené
4 22px-Flag of Germany.png Ralf Schumacher
22px-Flag of Spain.png Marc Gené1
22px-Flag of Brazil.png Antônio Pizzonia2
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-19
MP4-19B
Mercedes FO 110Q 3.0 V10 M 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard n/a 22px-Flag of Austria.png Alexander Wurz
22px-Flag of Spain.png Pedro de la Rosa
6 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen
22px-Flag of France.png Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R24 Renault RS24 3.0 V10 M 7 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Jarno Trulli n/a 22px-Flag of France.png Franck Montagny
22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve3
8 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 006 Honda RA004E 3.0 V10 M 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button 35 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Anthony Davidson 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Anthony Davidson
10 22px-Flag of Japan.png Takuma Sato
20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Sauber Petronas Sauber C23 Petronas 04A 3.0 V10 B 11 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella n/a 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Neel Jani
12 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar Racing Jaguar R5 Cosworth CR-6 3.0 V10 M 14 22px-Flag of Australia.png Mark Webber 37 22px-Flag of Sweden.png Björn Wirdheim 22px-Flag of Sweden.png Björn Wirdheim
15 22px-Flag of Austria.png Christian Klien
22px-Flag of Japan.png Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF104
TF104B
Toyota RVX-04 3.0 V10 M 16 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Cristiano da Matta4 38 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ricardo Zonta
22px-Flag of Australia.png Ryan Briscoe
22px-Flag of Australia.png Ryan Briscoe
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Jarno Trulli5
16/17 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ricardo Zonta6
17 22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Panis7
22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan Ford Jordan EJ14 Ford RS2 3.0 V10 B 18 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld 39 22px-Flag of Germany.png Timo Glock
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Robert Doornbos8
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Robert Doornbos
19 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giorgio Pantano9
22px-Flag of Germany.png Timo Glock10
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi Cosworth Minardi PS04B Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 B 20 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gianmaria Bruni 40 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Bas Leinders 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Bas Leinders
22px-Flag of Portugal.png Tiago Monteiro
21 22px-Flag of Hungary.png Zsolt Baumgartner

Driver changes

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.

At Minardi, Nicolas Kiesa was unable to keep his seat and was released; Jos Verstappen left the Italian team as a result of sponsorship problems, and an unwillingness to spend another year competing with other backmarkers in the uncompetitive team, and Gianmaria Bruni who had performed a limited amount of testing in 2003, was signed to a full time drive. Zsolt Baumgartner was confirmed as the second full time driver after the Hungarian government provided sponsorship. Baumgartner had performed replacement duties at Jordan in 2003 after Ralph Firman suffered injuries from a crash in Hungary. Completing the all-new lineup Bas Leinders and Tiago Monteiro were signed as test drivers for 2004. Leinders was signed from the ranks of the World Series by Nissan, while Montiero was signed from the American Fittipaldi Champ Car team.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Sauber mutually parted company at the end of 2003, and Frentzen moved out of F1 and joined fellow ex-F1 drivers Mika Häkkinen and Jean Alesi in the DTM. Nick Heidfeld was also released by Sauber, and appeared to have no drive for 2004. However several successful test drives at Jordan landed him a seat there. Fisichella left Jordan after 2003 having signed a drive for Sauber. This meant that Heidfeld and Fisichella effectively swapped seats. Sauber's other new driver was Felipe Massa who left his test position at Ferrari and returned to the team where he had raced in 2002. As Sauber used Ferrari engines in 2003, Massa took considerable knowledge of Ferrari components with him.

Choosing not to extend Justin Wilson's contract, Jaguar signed up Christian Klien to partner Mark Webber in the R5. Wilson turned down a test drive and departed Jaguar to join the Mi-Jack Conquest Racing team in Champ Car racing in America. Björn Wirdheim was signed as their Friday test driver. The other Friday test drivers are Franck Montagny, was rewarded for a championship year in the World Series by Nissan with a permanent test drive at Renault, Ryan Briscoe joined Ricardo Zonta as a test driver at Toyota, and Pedro de la Rosa returned to F1 as a test driver for McLaren.

Team changes

As part of a global restructuring and cost cutting exercise, Ford announced during the season that they would not be entering into the F1 championship in 2005 via their Jaguar team. They also announced that their Cosworth motor and engineering divisions were being sold. The Jaguar team was eventually bought by Red Bull and effectively continued to compete as Red Bull Racing in 2005.

Results and standings

The 2004 Formula One calendar featured two new events, in Bahrain and China, with two newly-built circuits in Sakhir and Shanghai. The only exit is the Austrian Grand Prix, after seven years raced in A1-Ring, the modified circuit old Osterreichring. The grandstands and pit buildings were demolished during this year, rendering the track unusable for any motorsport category. In later 2004 and early 2005, there were intense discussions whether the owner, Red Bull, would find another use for the site or even bring back motor sports. However, as of January 2005, this seems more unlikely than ever, as Dietrich Mateschitz publicly announced that he had no intention to waste money on a deficitary circuit.

Grands Prix

Round Race Location Date Winning Driver Constructor Report
1 22px-Flag of Australia.png Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit March 7 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
2 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit March 21 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
3 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit April 4 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
4 22px-Flag of San Marino.png San Marino Grand Prix Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari April 25 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
5 22px-Flag of Spain.png Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya May 9 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
6 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco May 23 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Jarno Trulli 22px-Flag of France.png Renault Report
7 22px-Flag of Europe.png European Grand Prix Nürburgring May 30 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
8 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve June 13 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
9 22px-Flag of the United States.png United States Grand Prix Indianapolis Motor Speedway June 20 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
10 22px-Flag of France.png French Grand Prix Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours July 4 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png British Grand Prix Silverstone July 11 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
12 22px-Flag of Germany.png German Grand Prix Hockenheimring July 25 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
13 22px-Flag of Hungary.png Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring August 15 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
14 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps August 29 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
15 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza September 12 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
16 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit September 26 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
17 22px-Flag of Japan.png Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit October 10 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari Report
18 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo José Carlos Pace October 24 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams-BMW Report

Drivers

Pos Driver AUS 22px-Flag of Australia.png MAL 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png BHR 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png SMR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png ESP 22px-Flag of Spain.png MON 22px-Flag of Monaco.png EUR 22px-Flag of Europe.png CAN 22px-Flag of the Canada.png USA 22px-Flag of the United States.png FRA 22px-Flag of France.png GBR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GER 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN 22px-Flag of Hungary.png BEL 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png ITA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif CHN 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png JPN 22px-Flag of Japan.png BRA 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Pts
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png M. Schumacher (Ferrari) 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 12 1 7 148
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Barrichello (Ferrari) 2 4 2 6 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 12 2 3 1 1 Ret 3 114
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Button (B.A.R.) 6 3 3 2 8 2 3 3 Ret 5 4 2 5 Ret 3 2 3 Ret 85
4 22px-Flag of Spain.png Alonso (Renault) 3 7 6 4 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret 2 10 3 3 Ret Ret 4 5 4 59
5 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Montoya (Williams) 5 2 13 3 Ret 4 8 DSQ DSQ 8 5 5 4 Ret 5 5 7 1 58
6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Trulli (Renault/Toyota) 7 5 4 5 3 1 4 Ret 4 4 Ret 11 Ret 9 10 11 12 46
7 22px-Flag of Finland.png Räikkönen (McLaren) Ret Ret Ret 8 11 Ret Ret 5 6 7 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 3 6 2 45
8 22px-Flag of Japan.png Sato (B.A.R.) 9 15 5 16 5 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 8 6 Ret 4 6 4 6 34
9 22px-Flag of Germany.png R. Schumacher (Williams) 4 Ret 7 7 6 10 Ret DSQ Ret Inj Ret 2 5 24
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Coulthard (McLaren) 8 6 Ret 12 10 Ret Ret 6 7 6 7 4 9 7 6 9 Ret 11 24
11 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Fisichella (Sauber) 10 11 11 9 7 Ret 6 4 9 12 6 9 8 5 8 7 8 9 22
12 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Massa (Sauber) Ret 8 12 10 9 5 9 Ret Ret 13 9 13 Ret 4 12 8 9 8 12
13 22px-Flag of Australia.png Webber (Jaguar) Ret Ret 8 13 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret 9 8 6 10 Ret 9 10 Ret Ret 7
14 22px-Flag of France.png Panis (Toyota) 13 12 9 11 Ret 8 11 DSQ 5 15 Ret 14 11 8 Ret 14 14 6
15 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Pizzonia (Williams) 7 7 Ret 7 6
16 22px-Flag of Austria.png Klien (Jaguar) 11 10 14 14 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 11 14 10 13 6 13 Ret 12 14 3
17 22px-Flag of Brazil.png da Matta (Toyota) 12 9 10 Ret 13 6 Ret DSQ Ret 14 13 Ret 3
18 22px-Flag of Germany.png Heidfeld (Jordan) Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 10 8 Ret 16 15 Ret 12 11 14 13 13 Ret 3
19 22px-Flag of Germany.png Glock (Jordan) 7 15 15 15 2
20 22px-Flag of Hungary.png Baumgartner (Minardi) Ret 16 Ret 15 Ret 9 15 10 8 Ret Ret 16 15 Ret 15 16 Ret 16 1
21 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Villeneuve (Renault) 11 10 10 0
22 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Zonta (Toyota) Ret 10 11 Ret 13 0
23 22px-Flag of Spain.png Gené (Williams) 10 12 0
24 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Pantano (Jordan) 14 13 16 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 17 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 0
25 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Bruni (Minardi) NC 14 17 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 18 16 17 14 Ret Ret Ret 16 17 0
Pos Driver AUS 22px-Flag of Australia.png MAL 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png BHR 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png SMR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png ESP 22px-Flag of Spain.png MON 22px-Flag of Monaco.png EUR 22px-Flag of Europe.png CAN 22px-Flag of the Canada.png USA 22px-Flag of the United States.png FRA 22px-Flag of France.png GBR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GER 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN 22px-Flag of Hungary.png BEL 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png ITA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif CHN 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png JPN 22px-Flag of Japan.png BRA 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate
Blank Injured (INJ)
Blank Excluded (EX)


Pos Driver Constructor(s) Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari 18 13 15 8 10 148
2 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari 18 2 14 4 4 114
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BAR Honda 18 0 10 1 0 85
4 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of France.png Renault 18 0 4 1 0 59
5 22px-Flag of Colombia.png Juan Pablo Montoya 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams BMW 18 1 3 0 2 58
6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Jarno Trulli 22px-Flag of France.png Renault
22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota
17 1 2 2 0 46
7 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren Mercedes 18 1 4 1 2 45
8 22px-Flag of Japan.png Takuma Sato 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BAR Honda 18 0 1 0 0 34
9 22px-Flag of Germany.png Ralf Schumacher 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams BMW 12 0 1 1 0 24
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren Mercedes 18 0 0 0 0 24
11 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Sauber Petronas 18 0 0 0 0 22
12 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Sauber Petronas 18 0 0 0 0 12
13 22px-Flag of Australia.png Mark Webber 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 7
14 22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Panis 22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota 17 0 0 0 0 6
15 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Antônio Pizzonia 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams BMW 4 0 0 0 0 6
16 22px-Flag of Austria.png Christian Klien 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 3
17 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Cristiano da Matta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota 12 0 0 0 0 3
18 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan Ford 18 0 0 0 0 3
19 22px-Flag of Germany.png Timo Glock 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan Ford 4 0 0 0 0 2
20 22px-Flag of Hungary.png Zsolt Baumgartner 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 1
21 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve 22px-Flag of France.png Renault 3 0 0 0 0 0
22 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ricardo Zonta 22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota 5 0 0 0 0 0
23 22px-Flag of Spain.png Marc Gené 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams BMW 2 0 0 0 0 0
24 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giorgio Pantano 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan Ford 14 0 0 0 0 0
25 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gianmaria Bruni 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi Cosworth 18 0 0 0 0 0


Constructors

Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS 22px-Flag of Australia.png MAL 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png BHR 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png SMR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png ESP 22px-Flag of Spain.png MON 22px-Flag of Monaco.png EUR 22px-Flag of Europe.png CAN 22px-Flag of the Canada.png USA 22px-Flag of the United States.png FRA 22px-Flag of France.png GBR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GER 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN 22px-Flag of Hungary.png BEL 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png ITA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif CHN 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png JPN 22px-Flag of Japan.png BRA 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Pts
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari 1 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 12 1 7 262
2 2 4 2 6 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 12 2 3 1 1 Ret 3
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BAR 9 6 3 3 2 8 2 3 3 Ret 5 4 2 5 Ret 3 2 3 Ret 119
10 9 15 5 16 5 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 8 6 Ret 4 6 4 6
3 22px-Flag of France.png Renault 7 7 5 4 5 3 1 4 Ret 4 4 Ret 11 Ret 9 10 11 10 10 105
8 3 7 6 4 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret 2 10 3 3 Ret Ret 4 5 4
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams 3 5 2 13 3 Ret 4 8 DSQ DSQ 8 5 5 4 Ret 5 5 7 1 88
4 4 Ret 7 7 6 10 Ret DSQ Ret 10 12 7 7 Ret 7 Ret 2 5
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren 5 8 6 Ret 12 10 Ret Ret 6 7 6 7 4 9 7 6 9 Ret 11 69
6 Ret Ret Ret 8 11 Ret Ret 5 6 7 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 3 6 2
6 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Sauber 11 10 11 11 9 7 Ret 6 4 9 12 6 9 8 5 8 7 8 9 34
12 Ret 8 12 10 9 5 9 Ret Ret 13 9 13 Ret 4 12 8 9 8
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar 14 Ret Ret 8 13 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret 9 8 6 10 Ret 9 10 Ret Ret 10
15 11 10 14 14 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 11 14 10 13 6 13 Ret 12 14
8 22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota 16 12 9 10 Ret 13 6 Ret DSQ Ret 14 13 Ret Ret 10 11 Ret 11 12 9
17 13 12 9 11 Ret 8 11 DSQ 5 15 Ret 14 11 8 Ret 14 14 13
9 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan 18 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 10 8 Ret 16 15 Ret 12 11 14 13 13 Ret 5
19 14 13 16 Ret Ret Ret 13 7 Ret 17 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 15 15 15
10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi 20 NC 14 17 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 18 16 17 14 Ret Ret Ret 16 17 1
21 Ret 16 Ret 15 Ret 9 15 10 8 Ret Ret 16 15 Ret 15 16 Ret 16
Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS 22px-Flag of Australia.png MAL 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png BHR 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png SMR 22px-Flag of San Marino.png ESP 22px-Flag of Spain.png MON 22px-Flag of Monaco.png EUR 22px-Flag of Europe.png CAN 22px-Flag of the Canada.png USA 22px-Flag of the United States.png FRA 22px-Flag of France.png GBR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png GER 22px-Flag of Germany.png HUN 22px-Flag of Hungary.png BEL 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png ITA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif CHN 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png JPN 22px-Flag of Japan.png BRA 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate
Blank Injured (INJ)
Blank Excluded (EX)


Pos Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari F2004 Ferrari B 18 15 29 12 14 262
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png BAR 006 Honda M 18 0 11 1 0 119
3 22px-Flag of France.png Renault R24 Renault M 18 1 6 3 0 105
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams FW26 BMW M 18 1 4 1 2 88
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren MP4-19
MP4-19B
Mercedes M 18 1 4 1 2 69
6 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Sauber C23 Petronas B 18 0 0 0 0 34
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jaguar R5 Cosworth M 18 0 0 0 0 10
8 22px-Flag of Japan.png Toyota TF104
TF104B
Toyota M 18 0 0 0 0 9
9 22px-Flag of Ireland.png Jordan EJ14 Cosworth B 18 0 0 0 0 5
10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Minardi PS04B Cosworth B 18 0 0 0 0 1

Notes

  • Williams driver Marc Gené replaced Ralf Schumacher, injured at 2004 United States Grand Prix, in France and Great Britain.
  • After being unceremoniously dumped from a Jaguar full time drive half way through the previous season, Antônio Pizzonia reverted to his testing role with Williams which he had in 2002. Pizzonia replaced Ralf Schumacher from German to Italy.
  • Jacques Villeneuve replaced Trulli at Renault for the final three races in China, Japan and Brazil.
  • Cristiano da Matta's string of disappointing results during the season led to his replacement by test driver Ricardo Zonta from Hungary onwards. Da Matta did not race for Toyota again and in 2005 he returned to Champ Car racing claiming that F1 was not competitive enough.
  • Jarno Trulli's relationship with Renault, and Team Principal Flavio Briatore in particular, soured markedly after it was made clear that he would not be retained after 2004. After agreeing to terms with Toyota for 2005, Trulli and Renault agreed to part ways after the 2004 Italian Grand Prix and 14 races disputed. This allowed Trulli to drive for Toyota for the final three races of 2004 and Ricardo Zonta therefore found himself demoted to test driver once again.
  • Ricardo Zonta replaces Da Matta in Hungary, Belgium, Italy, China and Brazil.
  • Toyota driver Olivier Panis indicated during the season that he was not interested in driving full time for Toyota due to personal reasons. He did express interest in working as a test driver and was consequently signed by Toyota on that basis at the end of the season. Panis raced at Sunday with three different team-mates: da Matta from Australia to Germany, Zonta in Hungary and China, and finally Trulli in Japan.
  • Robert Doornbos was hired as a replacement test driver for Glock's position at Jordan.
  • Jordan driver Giorgio Pantano raced from Australia to Italy. After this race Pantano and Jordan parted ways after poor results and sponsorship problems created issues.
  • Timo Glock was contracted to finish the year in the Jordan having already performed testing duties with the team that year. He was a third driver on Friday in Canada and also the race driver on Sunday, replaced Pantano at the last three races.


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