The XLII Grand Prix Air du Canada, otherwise known as the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix, was the eighth round of the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, on 13 June 2004.[1] The race, which marked the halfway point in the 2004 season, saw Michael Schumacher claim his seventh victory of the campaign, setting a new record for most wins at a single circuit.[1]

Qualifying had seen Schumacher beaten to pole position by his younger brother Ralf Schumacher, driving for Williams-BMW.[1] Indeed, an unexpectedly poor session for the Champion-elect had left the #1 Ferrari down in sixth, with Jenson Button, Jarno Trulli, Juan Pablo Montoya and Fernando Alonso all getting ahead.[1]

The start of the race would see Ralf Schumacher and Button squabble amongst themselves for the lead, while Alonso scrambled into third in his electronically superior Renault.[1] Behind, Kimi Räikkönen jumped ahead of Rubens Barrichello, while Michael Schumacher remained in sixth behind Trulli and Montoya.[1]

Ralf Schumacher and Button would soon sprint clear, while Alonso paced them in a lonely third.[1] That changed when Button became one of the early pitters, joining Räikkönen and David Coulthard on a three-stop strategy, with Montoya another early stopper.[1]

The rest of the first round of stops would go poorly for Alonso, who dropped right to the back of the lead group after a fuel rig issue.[1] Michael Schumacher, meanwhile, was the big winner as he jumped to third behind Button, with Ralf Schumacher still leading the charge.[1]

The second round of stops would see Barrichello close right onto the back of teammate Michael Schumacher, having passed Montoya shortly after the first round, while Button closed on Ralf Schumacher.[1] Elsewhere, Alonso would charge back into contention for the podium only for a driveshaft failure to end his hopes completely, while Takuma Sato endured yet another smokey engine failure in his BAR-Honda.[1]

Into the third and final round of stops and the Ferraris, on two-stops, shuffled to the front of the field, with Michael Schumacher leading from brother Ralf, while Barrichello had jumped into third ahead of Button.[1] Montoya and Räikkönen were also int he lead group, which were steadily closing on the #1 Ferrari due to its used Bridgestone tyres, although the Finn was forced to withdraw from the battle after stopping a fourth time for a new steering wheel.[1]

An accident for Felipe Massa in the closing stages seemed to settle the race, the Brazilian's Sauber-Petronas destroying itself against the barriers at the hairpin.[1] Michael Schumacher was hence able to cruise to victory with one of the major overtaking spots blocked by yellow flags, with Ralf Schumacher and Barrichello completing the podium.[1]

However, after the race it was announced that both the Williams-BMWs and the two Toyotas had failed post-race scrutineering, having used illegal brake ducts.[1] As such all four of their cars were excluded from the results, elevating Button onto the podium behind Barrichello, Giancarlo Fisichella into fourth, and Räikkönen, Coulthard, debutante Timo Glock and Nick Heidfeld into the points.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

Michael Schumacher's domination of the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship resumed after his Monaco blip, with his sixth win of the campaign leaving him on 60 points. Rubens Barrichello hence slipped fourteen points behind having finished second to his teammate, while Jenson Button was now 22 off the German ace. Jarno Trulli, meanwhile, had slipped a little further behind the Brit in fourth, while Fernando Alonso completed the top five.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari smashed through the 100 point barrier at the seventh race of the campaign, leaving the Nürburgring on 106 points. Renault were still second, 45 off the leaders, while BAR-Honda remained in third, inching away from Williams-BMW. Sauber-Petronas were next having broken into double figures for the season, with McLaren-Mercedes still stuck on five points.

Entry list[edit | edit source]

The full entry list for the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004 Ferrari 053 3.0 V10 B
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004 Ferrari 053 3.0 V10 B
3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW26 BMW P84 3.0 V10 M
4 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW26 BMW P84 3.0 V10 M
5 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-19 Mercedes FO 110Q 3.0 V10 M
6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-19 Mercedes FO 110Q 3.0 V10 M
7 Italy Jarno Trulli France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R24 Renault RS24 3.0 V10 M
8 Spain Fernando Alonso France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R24 Renault RS24 3.0 V10 M
9 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 006 Honda RA004E 3.0 V10 M
10 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 006 Honda RA004E 3.0 V10 M
11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber C23 Petronas 04A 3.0 V10 B
12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber C23 Petronas 04A 3.0 V10 B
14 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R5 Ford Cosworth CR-6 3.0 V10 M
15 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R5 Ford Cosworth CR-6 3.0 V10 M
16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF104 Toyota RVX-04 3.0 V10 M
17 France Olivier Panis Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF104 Toyota RVX-04 3.0 V10 M
18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Ireland Jordan Ford Jordan EJ14 Ford Cosworth RS2 3.0 V10 B
19 Germany Timo Glock Ireland Jordan Ford Jordan EJ14 Ford Cosworth RS2 3.0 V10 B
20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Italy Minardi Cosworth Minardi PS04B Ford Cosworth CR-3L 3.0 V10 B
21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Italy Minardi Cosworth Minardi PS04B Ford Cosworth CR-3L 3.0 V10 B
Test Drivers for Practice Sessions Only
35 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 006 Honda RA004E 3.0 V10 M
37 Sweden Björn Wirdheim United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R5 Ford Cosworth CR-6 3.0 V10 M
38 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF104 Toyota RVX-04 3.0 V10 M
40 Belgium Bas Leinders Italy Minardi Cosworth Minardi PS04B Ford Cosworth CR-3L 3.0 V10 B
Source:[2]

Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Q1 Report[edit | edit source]

Q2 Report[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

The full qualifying results for the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:12.441 1:12.275
2 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:13.333 1:12.341 +0.066s
3 7 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 1:13.149 1:13.023 +0.748s
4 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:12.746 1:13.072 +0.797s
5 8 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:12.826 1:13.308 +1.033s
6 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:13.463 1:13.355 +1.080s
7 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:13.782 1:13.562 +1.287s
8 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.602 1:13.595 +1.320s
9 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:13.206 1:13.562 +1.406s
10 15 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:14.751 1:14.532 +2.257s
11 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:13.663 1:14.674 +2.399s
12 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Japan Toyota 1:13.807 1:14.851 +2.576s
13 17 France Olivier Panis Japan Toyota 1:14.166 1:14.891 +2.616s
14 14 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:14.715 1:15.148 +2.873s
15 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Ireland Jordan-Ford Cosworth 1:15.657 1:15.321 +3.046s
16 19 Germany Timo Glock Ireland Jordan-Ford Cosworth 1:16.865 1:16.323 +4.048s
17 10 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:12.989 1:17.004 +4.729s
18 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:17.903 1:17.064 +4.789s
NC 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:14.392
NC 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth
Source:[3][4]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.

Grid[edit | edit source]

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Ralf Schumacher 2
______________ Jenson Button
Row 2 3 ______________
Jarno Trulli 4
______________ Juan Pablo Montoya
Row 3 5 ______________
Fernando Alonso 6
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 4 7 ______________
Rubens Barrichello 8
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 5 9 ______________
David Coulthard 10
______________ Christian Klien
Row 6 11 ______________
Giancarlo Fisichella 12
______________ Cristiano da Matta
Row 7 13 ______________
Olivier Panis 14
______________ Mark Webber
Row 8 15 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 16
______________ Timo Glock
Row 9 17 ______________
Takuma Sato* 18
______________ Zsolt Baumgartner
Row 10 19 ______________
Felipe Massa 20
______________ Gianmaria Bruni*
  • * Sato and Bruni started the race from the pitlane.[4]

Race[edit | edit source]

Report[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

The full results for the 2004 Canadian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 70 1:28:24.803 6 10
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 70 +5.108s 7 8
3 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 70 +20.409s 2 6
4 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 69 +1 Lap 11 5
5 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 69 +1 Lap 8 4
6 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 69 +1 Lap 9 3
7 19 Germany Timo Glock Ireland Jordan-Ford Cosworth 68 +2 Laps 16 2
8 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Ireland Jordan-Ford Cosworth 68 +2 Laps 15 1
9 15 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 67 +3 Laps 10
10 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 66 +4 Laps 18
DSQ* 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 70 Disqualified 1
DSQ* 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 70 Disqualified 4
DSQ* 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Japan Toyota 69 Disqualified 12
DSQ* 17 France Olivier Panis Japan Toyota 69 Disqualified 13
Ret 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 62 Accident 17
Ret 10 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 48 Engine 20
Ret 8 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 44 Driveshaft 5
Ret 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 30 Gearbox 19
Ret 14 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 6 Suspension 14
Ret 7 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 0 Transmission 3
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Schumacher, Montoya, da Matta and Panis were disqualified after their cars failed post-race scrutineering due to using illegal brake ducts.[5]

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

A seventh win of the season left Michael Schumacher as the overwhelming favourite for the title at the halfway point in the season, the German ace leaving Canada on 70 points. That translated into a sixteen point advantage over Rubens Barrichello in second, while Jenson Button was the first non-Ferrari driver in the Championship, 26 behind. Jarno Trulli was next ahead of Fernando Alonso in the half-time table, with Timo Glock having become the seventeenth driver to score.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari, unsurprisingly, would enter the second half of the season as the team to beat, hitting 124 points at the halfway point. Renault were their largest threat, although with a 63 point gap between them it was a matter of when, not if, the Scuderia would claim the 2004 crown. Elsewhere, BAR-Honda were just nine behind the French manufacturer in third, Williams-BMW were in fourth, while Sauber-Petronas had kept hold of fifth ahead of McLaren-Mercedes.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 70
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 54
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button 44
4 Italy Jarno Trulli 36
5 Spain Fernando Alonso 25
6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 24
7 Germany Ralf Schumacher 12
8 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 10 ▲2
9 Japan Takuma Sato 8 ▼1
10 United Kingdom David Coulthard 7 ▲1
11 Brazil Felipe Massa 5 ▼2
12 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 5 ▲4
13 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 3 ▼1
14 Australia Mark Webber 3 ▼1
15 Germany Nick Heidfeld 3 ▼1
16 Germany Timo Glock 2 ▲5
17 France Olivier Panis 1 ▼2
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 124
2 France Renault 61
3 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 52
4 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 36
5 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 15
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 12
7 Ireland Jordan-Ford Cosworth 5 ▲2
8 Japan Toyota 4 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 3 ▼1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

References[edit | edit source]

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