GRAND PRIX RESULTS: SAN MARINO GP, 2004

San Marino GP
Imola
April 25, 2004

62 Laps, 4.929 km

Michael Schumacher, San Marino GP 2004

Michael Schumacher, San Marino GP 2004 

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Six time World Champion Michael Schumacher cruised in his Ferrari to his fourth consecutive win of the year at the San Marino GP, in Imola. Polesitter Jenson Button led the first nine laps in his BAR-Honda. When Button pitted, Schumacher put in two fast laps - making up two seconds - to get ahead of the young British driver after his pitstop. Schumacher then easily pulled away to take the win by ten seconds at the line - leading at times by as much as half a minute.

At the start of the race, Button got the jump on the field, while Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya battled down through Tosa, with Schumacher bumping Montoya and forcing the Colombian off the track at the exit of the corner. Up the hill, Montoya was then under pressure from his team mate Ralf Schumacher - who himself had to take to the grass to avoid an incident. At the end of the first lap Button led Schumacher and Montoya. Takuma Sato made a fast start in his BAR-Honda from seventh, and through the first lap tussles managed to get ahead of Ralf Schumacher, Rubens Barrichello and the Renaults, to hold the others off in fourth place until the first round of stops.

Juan Pablo Montoya finished the race third in his Williams-BMW, eleven seconds behind Button - followed on his tail by Fernando Alonso in fourth, who made a strong run in the closing laps in his Renault. Fifth place was taken by his Renault team mate Jarno Trulli, who was battling with the second Ferrari of Rubens Barrichello who finished in sixth place.

Seventh place went to Ralf Schumacher in the second Williams-BMW, who was punted out of fourth place by Alonso in the closing stages at Tosa. The incident was to be investigated by the stewards after the race.

The final points paying position went to the McLaren-Mercedes of Kimi Raikkonen - his first point of the season - after starting the race from the back of the field following an engine failure in qualifying.

Takuma Sato was in line to take eighth place, but suffered an engine failure with only four laps to go.

David Coulthard finished 13th in his McLaren-Mercedes - after having to replace his front wing after a first corner incident.

SAN MARINO GRAND PRIX RESULTS - APRIL 25, 2004 - 62 LAPS
POS
DRIVER NATIONALITY ENTRANT LAPS TIRE TIME/RETIRE
1.
MICHAEL SCHUMACHER Germany Ferrari 62
1h26m19.670
2.
JENSON BUTTON Britain BAR-Honda 62
9.702
3.
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA Colombia Williams-BMW 62
21.617
4.
FERNANDO ALONSO Spain Renault 62
23.654
5.
JARNO TRULLI Italy Renault 62
36.216
6.
RUBENS BARRICHELLO Brazil Ferrari 62
36.683
7.
RALF SCHUMACHER Germany Williams-BMW 62
55.730
8.
KIMI RAIKKONEN Finland McLaren-Mercedes 61
1 Lap
9.
GIANCARLO FISICHELLA Italy Sauber-Petronas 61
1 Lap
10.
FELIPE MASSA Brazil Sauber-Petronas 61
1 Lap
11.
OLIVIER PANIS France Toyota 61
1 Lap
12.
DAVID COULTHARD Britain McLaren-Mercedes 61
1 Lap
13.
MARK WEBBER Australia Jaguar-Cosworth 61
1 Lap
14.
CHRISTIAN KLIEN Austria Jaguar-Cosworth 60
2 Laps
15.
ZSOLT BAUMGARTNER Hungary Minardi-Cosworth 58
4 Laps
16.
TAKUMA SATO Japan BAR-Honda 56
Engine
R
NICK HEIDFELD Germany Jordan-Cosworth 48
Transmission
R
CRISTIANO DA MATTA Brazil Toyota 32
Spin
R
GIANMARIA BRUNI Italy Minardi-Cosworth 22
Brakes
R
GIORGIO PANTANO Italy Jordan-Ford 6
Hydraulics
FASTEST LAP: M.Schumacher
Germany Ferrari 10   
1:20.411

DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS:
POS
DRIVER NATIONALITY ENTRANT
POINTS
1.
MICHAEL SCHUMACHER Germany Ferrari
40
2.
RUBENS BARRICHELLO Brazil Ferrari
24
3.
JENSON BUTTON Britain BAR-Honda
23
4.
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA Colombia Williams-BMW
18
5.
FERNANDO ALONSO Spain Renault
16
6.
JARNO TRULLI Italy Renault
15
7.
RALF SCHUMACHER Germany Williams-BMW
9
8.
DAVID COULTHARD Britain McLaren-Mercedes
4
 
TAKUMA SATO Japan BAR-Honda
4
10.
FELIPE MASSA Brazil Sauber-Petronas
1
 
MARK WEBBER Australia Jaguar-Cosworth
1
 
KIMI RAIKKONEN Finland McLaren-Mercedes
1

CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONSHIP POSITIONS:
POS
CONSTRUCTOR  
POINTS
1.
FERRARI  
64
2.
RENAULT  
31
3.
WILLIAMS-BMW  
27
 
BAR-HONDA  
27
5.
MCLAREN-MERCEDES  
5
6.
SAUBER-PETRONAS  
1
 
JAGUAR-COSWORTH  
1

San Marino GP, Imola, April 25, 2004, Round: 4, Race Number: 717

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