2004 Formula One Season
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2004 Formula One Season

Michael Schumacher won his seventh and final world championship with Ferrari.
Rubens Barrichello finished second for the Scuderia.
Jenson Button impressed with third place for BAR-Honda.

The 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 58th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It was the 55th FIA Formula One World Championship, and was contested over eighteen races from 7 March to 24 October 2004.

The championship was dominated by Michael Schumacher and Ferrari, with Schumacher winning the Drivers' Championship for the seventh and last time. Schumacher's teammate Rubens Barrichello finished the championship in second with Jenson Button coming in third for BAR. Ferrari won the Constructors' Championship for a record 14th time ahead of BAR and Renault.

In this championship, several records were broken. Michael Schumacher won 13 races, breaking his record of 11 race wins in one season from 2002. He also broke the record for most consecutive World Drivers' titles (5) and Ferrari broke the record for most consecutive Constructors' titles (6).

Teams and drivers

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

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine+ Tyre No Driver Rounds No Free Practice driver(s)
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004 Ferrari 053 B 1 All N/A
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All
United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team Williams-BMW FW26 BMW P84 M 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya All N/A
4 Germany Ralf Schumacher
Spain Marc Gené 10-11
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 12-15
United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes MP4-19
Mercedes FO 110Q M 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard All N/A
6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen All
France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R24 Renault RS24 M 7 Italy Jarno Trulli 1-15 N/A
Canada Jacques Villeneuve 16-18
8 Spain Fernando Alonso All
United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR-Honda 006 Honda RA004E M 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button All 35
10 Japan Takuma Sato All
Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber-Petronas C23 Petronas 04A B 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella All N/A
12 Brazil Felipe Massa All
United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar-Cosworth R5
R5B
Cosworth CR-6 M 14 Australia Mark Webber All 37 Sweden Björn Wirdheim
15 Austria Christian Klien All
Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF104
TF104B
Toyota RVX-04 M 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 1-12 38 Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Australia Ryan Briscoe
Brazil Ricardo Zonta 13-16
Italy Jarno Trulli 17-18
17 France Olivier Panis 1-17
Brazil Ricardo Zonta 18
Republic of Ireland Jordan Ford Jordan-Ford EJ14 Ford RS2 B 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld All 39 Germany Timo Glock
Netherlands Robert Doornbos
19 Italy Giorgio Pantano
Germany Timo Glock 8, 16-18
Italy Minardi Cosworth[note 1] Minardi-Cosworth PS04B Cosworth CR-3 L B 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni All 40 Belgium Bas Leinders
21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner All
Sources:[3]

+ All engines were 3.0 litre, V10 configuration.

Four of the ten teams, Ferrari, Renault, Jaguar, and Toyota, were subsidiaries of major car companies. However, BAR was a division of British American Tobacco. Williams and McLaren, both privately-owned teams, had engine supply agreements with BMW and Mercedes-Benz respectively, and Honda produced engines for BAR.

The other 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 received Ferrari engines badged under the Petronas name and received sponsorship from the Malaysian oil and gas company.

Driver changes

  • The 2004 season featured several driver line-up changes prior to the season, and more changes during the season proper. 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 Minardi as a result of sponsorship problems and an unwillingness to spend another year competing with other backmarkers in the non-competitive team. 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 line-up, 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 Monteiro was signed from the American Fittipaldi Champ Car team.
  • Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Sauber mutually parted ways at the end of 2003. Frentzen then 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 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, who was rewarded for a championship year in the World Series by Nissan with a permanent test drive at Renault, Ryan Briscoe, who joined Ricardo Zonta as a test driver at Toyota, and Pedro de la Rosa, who returned to F1 as a test driver for McLaren.

Mid-season changes

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 continued to compete under the Red Bull Racing name in 2005.

Rule changes

From the 2004 season onward, all the teams that did not finish in the top four in the previous year's Constructors' Championship were allowed to run a third car in the Friday practice session before each Grand Prix, for testing purposes. While other teams were permitted to have test drivers, they were not allowed to compete in the Friday practice. Sauber chose not to run its third driver in these sessions because of the added expense.

The 2004 season also saw a change in technical regulations, including the banning of two electronic driver aid systems, namely fully-automatic gearboxes and launch control, both of which had been used for the past three seasons, marking the first time since the beginning of 2001 (pre-Spanish Grand Prix) that cars competed without using these systems. However, the use of traction control was still permitted by the FIA, and continued to be allowed for use over the next three seasons, until it was officially banned for the 2008 season.[4][5][6]

Season calendar

The 2004 Formula One calendar featured two new events: the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Chinese Grand Prix, held at two newly built circuits in Sakhir and Shanghai. The season featured the most races outside Europe to that point; eight Grands Prix were held in the Americas, Asia, and Oceania. The Brazilian Grand Prix moved from its traditional early season slot to become the season finale, whereas the United States Grand Prix moved from its previous date in late September to late June as a back-to-back race with the Canadian Grand Prix.

The only exit was the Austrian Grand Prix, after seven years of racing at the A1-Ring, the modified circuit old Österreichring. The grandstands and pit buildings were demolished during the year, rendering the track unusable for any motorsport category. The circuit eventually reopened in 2011 as the Red Bull Ring and was later reinstated to the F1 calendar in 2014.

Season report

Opening rounds

The Bahrain Grand Prix was Formula One's inaugural visit to the Middle East.

Ferrari dominated the opening weekend at Albert Park in Australia, comfortably locking out the front row in qualifying and earning a 1-2 in the race.[7] Michael Schumacher set the fastest lap of the race on his way to a lights-to-flag victory, with teammate Rubens Barrichello and Renault's Fernando Alonso joining him on the podium.[8] Schumacher followed that up with another pole and victory at Sepang, finishing ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya and Jenson Button, the British driver scoring his first career podium and the BAR Honda team's best result since the 2001 German Grand Prix. Mark Webber, who split the Ferraris in qualifying in his unfancied Jaguar, suffered a poor start before colliding with Ralf Schumacher and spinning out.[9]

Formula One's first visit to the Arab world since the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix took place at the Bahrain International Circuit. The Ferrari duo of Schumacher and Barrichello once again finished 1-2 in both qualifying and the race, with Button's second consecutive podium elevating him to third in the Drivers' Championship as the series headed for Europe.[10]

European rounds

Jenson Button scored his and BAR's maiden pole at the San Marino Grand Prix, but Michael Schumacher overtook him on the eighth lap and finished nearly ten seconds ahead. Button and Juan Pablo Montoya completed the rostrum--the latter beating Fernando Alonso to the line by just two seconds--while Kimi Räikkönen recorded his first finish of the season in eighth, using a two-stop strategy to claim the final point from last on the grid.[11] Despite suffering from a defective exhaust, Schumacher dominated the Spanish Grand Prix as well, as front-row starter Montoya retired with brake problems and early leader Jarno Trulli took third behind Rubens Barrichello.[12]

At the Monaco Grand Prix, Trulli scored his first career victory from pole after surviving intense pressure from Jenson Button. Rubens Barrichello in third was the only other driver on the lead lap, albeit more than a minute behind the leaders.[13] Teammate Schumacher was one of several front-runners who retired, the championship leader's five-win streak ending after a collision with Juan Pablo Montoya under the safety car. That safety car period was necessitated by Fernando Alonso, who slammed the barrier on lap 42 while attempting to lap the Williams of Ralf Schumacher in the tunnel. Earlier in the race, a fast-starting Takuma Sato suffered a spectacular engine failure on the third lap at the Tabac corner; the smoke from the rear of his BAR machine blinded the queue behind him, causing Giancarlo Fisichella to mount the back of David Coulthard's McLaren and flip over.[14] Olivier Panis stalled as the race was due to begin, shortening the race to 77 laps as the remaining drivers completed a second formation lap. Panis later recovered to eighth place as he and sixth-placed Cristiano da Matta scored Toyota's first points of the season.[14]

Jenson Button scored his first pole and ten podiums en route to third in the Drivers' Championship.

Michael Schumacher returned to his winning ways by leading the majority of the European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, with Barrichello and Button following him home in second and third.[15] Ralf Schumacher, meanwhile, collided with da Matta at the start, causing both cars to retire from the race. Front-row starter and one-time leader Sato joined the list of retirements with a late engine failure, as did the McLaren duo of Räikkönen and Coulthard, both of whose Mercedes engines expired at the manufacturer's home race.[16]

North American doubleheader and return to Europe

Michael Schumacher won twelve of the first thirteen races in 2004.

At the Canadian Grand Prix, Timo Glock replaced Giorgio Pantano at Jordan for financial reasons.[17] Ralf Schumacher qualified on pole position, joined by Jenson Button on the front row, with Michael Schumacher only starting from sixth. After a series of lead changes, the elder Schumacher ultimately crossed the line first, followed by his brother and Rubens Barrichello.[18] But the Williams of Ralf Schumacher--along with his fifth-placed teammate Juan Pablo Montoya and the Toyotas of Cristiano da Matta and Olivier Panis in eighth and tenth--would later be excluded from the results due to an irregularity in the brake ducts, promoting Barrichello to second and Button to third. The McLaren and Jordan teams were also beneficiaries of the four disqualifications, with Glock--in his Formula One début--and Nick Heidfeld both scoring points.[19]

Barrichello qualified on pole for the United States Grand Prix, with Michael Schumacher alongside him. Schumacher would go on to win once more as Barrichello and Takuma Sato--scoring his first and only Formula One podium--completed the top three.[20] It was a race dominated by accidents, however, beginning with a first-lap incident that eliminated Gianmaria Bruni, Giorgio Pantano, Felipe Massa és Christian Klien. On the ninth lap, Fernando Alonso suffered a puncture and crashed at the end of the start-finish straight, with Ralf Schumacher crashing at the oval section for the same reason on the following lap.[20] Schumacher suffered a concussion and fractured vertebrae in that final-corner accident, which kept him out of the following six races.[21] Thanks to the high attrition rate, only eight cars crossed the line; the final finisher was Zsolt Baumgartner, who became Hungary's first points scorer and earned the Minardi team their first point since 2002.[20]

In France, Michael Schumacher beat Alonso with a clever four-stop strategy.[22] Barrichello overtook the second Renault of Jarno Trulli on the final corner of the race to snatch third place, while Marc Gené, who replaced the injured Ralf Schumacher at Williams for the French and British Grands Prix, finished tenth.[23] Michael Schumacher overpowered polesitter Kimi Räikkönen to take his tenth win of the season at Silverstone. Räikkönen, who finished second, bagged McLaren's first podium in 2004, ahead of Barrichello in third. The race was notable for Jarno Trulli's massive accident, the Italian losing control of his car at Bridge and hitting the tyre barrier before rolling in the gravel trap.[24]

Schumacher won from pole at the German Grand Prix, beating Jenson Button--who started thirteenth after a ten-place penalty for an engine change--and Fernando Alonso.[25] Front-row starter Juan Pablo Montoya could only manage a fifth-place finish, while his new teammate Antônio Pizzonia finished seventh.[26] After setting the fastest lap of the race, Kimi Räikkönen suffered a high-speed rear wing failure at the end of the start-finish straight on lap 14 and crashed into the tyre wall.[25]

Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella (pictured) finished fourth and fifth for Sauber in Belgium.

A string of disappointing results from Toyota's Cristiano da Matta led to his replacement by test driver Ricardo Zonta from the Hungarian Grand Prix onward.[27] There, Schumacher led another Ferrari 1-2 in both qualifying and the race to secure Ferrari the Constructors' trophy, with the race's 2003 winner Alonso completing the podium.[28]

The Belgian Grand Prix also included numerous accidents and safety car periods. A first-lap collision between Mark Webber and Takuma Sato eliminated both of them; Zsolt Baumgartner avoided the initial wreckage but knocked teammate Gianmaria Bruni's car into the wall, which then bounced back and collected Giorgio Pantano.[29] On the thirtieth lap, Jenson Button suffered a right-rear puncture and lost control of his car, crashing into the Minardi of Zsolt Baumgartner that he was attempting to lap.[29] Kimi Räikkönen eventually won the race, his first of the year, from a lowly 10th place on the grid. Michael Schumacher finished second and thus secured himself the world title, as his forty-point gap to Rubens Barrichello--who finished the race third--was by that point insurmountable.[30]

Concluding rounds

The start-finish straight at the Shanghai International Circuit.

At the Italian Grand Prix, Barrichello led a Ferrari 1-2 in front of the loyal Tifosi, although Schumacher, who started third, spun off on the first lap and had to rejoin the race at the back of the field.[31] Following the race, Jarno Trulli parted ways with Renault, with 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve returning to Formula One as his replacement.[32] Immediately before the Chinese Grand Prix, fellow Italian Giorgio Pantano was dropped by the Jordan team and replaced once more by Timo Glock for the last three races.[33] That race was also won by Barrichello from pole, with Button and Räikkönen less than 2 seconds behind. Michael Schumacher started from the pit lane and could only make it to 12th place following several mistakes and a puncture, while a returning Ralf Schumacher retired with suspension damage.[34]

The Japanese Grand Prix weekend was affected by Typhoon Ma-on, which caused widespread damage to parts of Japan and saw the postponement of qualifying to the morning of race day.[35] With the rain dying down in time for the race, Michael Schumacher took his 13th win from pole, with his brother Ralf starting and finishing second and Jenson Button completing the podium. A collision between David Coulthard and Rubens Barrichello--who set the fastest lap of the race--eliminated both of them from the Grand Prix.[36] Following his acrimonious split from Renault, Jarno Trulli finished eleventh in his first race for Toyota, while his teammate Olivier Panis retired from the sport after the race.[37]

The Brazilian Grand Prix was won by Juan Pablo Montoya--who also set the fastest lap--from second on the grid, with his soon-to-be McLaren teammate Kimi Räikkönen and polesitter Barrichello finishing behind him.[38] It was Montoya's last outing for Williams and the team's last victory until the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix.[39] It was also the final race for Minardi duo Zsolt Baumgartner and Gianmaria Bruni and the Jaguar team's last entry before they were bought by Red Bull.[40][41] David Coulthard finished his last season with (the team he had been with since 1996) without a podium finished during the season.

Results and standings

BAR-Honda placed second in the Constructors' Championship
Renault placed third in the Constructors' Championship
Williams-BMW placed fourth in the Constructors' Championship

Grands Prix

Round Grand Prix Report
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix Italy Ferrari Report
2 Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
3 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
4 Italy San Marino Grand Prix United Kingdom Jenson Button Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Italy Jarno Trulli Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault Report
7 Germany European Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
8 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Germany Ralf Schumacher Brazil Rubens Barrichello Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
10 France French Grand Prix Spain Fernando Alonso Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
11 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Finland Kimi Räikkönen Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
12 Germany German Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Finland Kimi Räikkönen Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
13 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
14 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Italy Jarno Trulli Finland Kimi Räikkönen Finland Kimi Räikkönen Report
15 Italy Italian Grand Prix Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari Report
16 China Chinese Grand Prix Brazil Rubens Barrichello Germany Michael Schumacher Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari Report
17 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Brazil Rubens Barrichello Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
18 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Brazil Rubens Barrichello Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW Report

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top eight classified finishers.[42]

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

World Drivers' Championship standings

Pos. Driver AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
SMR
Italy
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
EUR
Germany
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
CHN
China
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
Points
1 1 1 1 1 1 Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 12 1 7 148
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 2 4 2 6 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 12 2 3 1 1 Ret 3 114
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button 6 3 3 2 8 2 3 3 Ret 5 4 2 5 Ret 3 2 3 Ret 85
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 3 7 6 4 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret 2 10 3 3 Ret Ret 4 5 4 59
5 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 5 2 13 3 Ret 4 8 DSQ DSQ 8 5 5 4 Ret 5 5 7 1 58
6 Italy Jarno Trulli 7 5 4 5 3 1 4 Ret 4 4 Ret 11 Ret 9 10 11 12 46
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ret Ret Ret 8 11 Ret Ret 5 6 7 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 3 6 2 45
8 Japan Takuma Sato 9 15+ 5 16+ 5 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 11 8 6 Ret 4 6 4 6 34
9 Germany Ralf Schumacher 4 Ret 7 7 6 10+ Ret DSQ Ret Ret 2 5 24
10 United Kingdom David Coulthard 8 6 Ret 12 10 Ret Ret 6 7 6 7 4 9 7 6 9 Ret 11 24
11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 10 11 11 9 7 Ret 6 4 9+ 12 6 9 8 5 8 7 8 9 22
12 Brazil Felipe Massa Ret 8 12 10 9 5 9 Ret Ret 13 9 13 Ret 4 12 8 9 8 12
13 Australia Mark Webber Ret Ret 8 13 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret 9 8 6 10 Ret 9 10 Ret Ret 7
14 France Olivier Panis 13 12 9 11 Ret 8 11 DSQ 5 15 Ret 14 11 8 Ret 14 14 6
15 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 7 7 Ret 7 6
16 Austria Christian Klien 11 10 14 14 Ret Ret 12 9 Ret 11 14 10 13 6 13 Ret 12 14 3
17 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 12 9 10 Ret 13 6 Ret DSQ Ret 14 13 Ret 3
18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 7 10 8 Ret 16 15 Ret 12 11 14 13 13 Ret 3
19 Germany Timo Glock 7 15 15 15 2
20 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Ret 16 Ret 15 Ret 9 15 10 8 Ret Ret 16 15 Ret 15 16 Ret 16 1
21 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 11 10 10 0
22 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Ret 10+ 11 Ret 13 0
23 Spain Marc Gené 10 12 0
24 Italy Giorgio Pantano 14 13 16 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret 17 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret 0
25 Italy Gianmaria Bruni NC 14 17 Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 18+ 16 17 14 Ret Ret Ret 16 17 0
Pos. Driver AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
SMR
Italy
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
EUR
Germany
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
CHN
China
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
Points
Source:[43]
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Did not enter (cell empty)
Text formatting Meaning
Bold Pole position
Italics Fastest lap


Notes:

  • dagger - Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed more than 90% of the race distance.

World Constructors' Championship standings

Pos. Constructor No. AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
SMR
Italy
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
EUR
Germany
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
CHN
China
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
Points
1 Italy 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 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 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 France 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 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 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 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 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 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 United Kingdom Jaguar-Cosworth 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 Japan 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 Republic of Ireland Jordan-Ford 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 Italy Minardi-Cosworth 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 No. AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
BHR
Bahrain
SMR
Italy
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
EUR
Germany
CAN
Canada
USA
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
CHN
China
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
Points
Source:[43]
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Did not enter (cell empty)
Text formatting Meaning
Bold Pole position
Italics Fastest lap

Notes:

  • dagger - Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed more than 90% of the race distance.
  • Official FIA classifications for the 2004 Constructors' Championship listed the constructors as Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, Lucky Strike BAR Honda, Mild Seven Renault F1 Team, etc.[43]

Notes

  1. ^ Minardi entered first twelve Grands Prix as "Wilux Minardi Cosworth".[1][2]

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