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The 2004 Monaco Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the 62e Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, was the sixth round of the 2004 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on 23 May 2004.[1] The race would see Jarno Trulli sweep to a maiden victory for Renault, as Michael Schumacher crashed out under a Safety Car.[1]

Qualifying had seen Trulli claim pole position ahead of Ralf Schumacher, marking the Italian racer's first pole triumph.[1] Championship leader Michael Schumacher, meanwhile, would lineup in fourth behind Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, Ralf Schumacher having been hit with a grid penalty for an engine change, with Kimi Räikkönen claiming sixth for his best quali result of the season.[1]

Raceday saw little change to the overall order during the warm-up, with the Mediterranean Principality bathed in sunshine.[1] There would, however, be some late chaos ahead of the start, with the first start itself having to be aborted when Olivier Panis stalled his Toyota.[1]

When the race did get underway there would be nothing stopping Trulli, who duly streaked into Sainte Devote at the head of the field.[1] Teammate Alonso also made a brilliant getaway to leap into second, while Takuma Sato shot into fourth behind teammate Button.[1]

The rest of the opening lap proved fairly clean, until Christian Klien removed his front wing by hitting one of the Jordan-Ford Cosworths at Mirabeau.[1] That, however, would be it for major dramas, until a failure for Sato saw the race brought under the safety car's domain for the first time.[1]

Indeed, after two laps of having oil smoke trailing from his car, Sato would see his engine let go completely at Tabac, throwing out a huge cloud of white smoke.[1] The two Ferraris and Räikkönen, immediately behind the #10 BAR-Honda made it through without issue, before David Coulthard slammed on his brakes, catching out Giancarlo Fisichella.[1]

Fisichella's Sauber-Petronas would smash over the top of the McLaren-Mercedes, before sliding to a stop against the barriers on its side.[1] Fisichella required the marshals' aid to pull his car away so he could escape, although fortunately no serious injuries resulted.[1]

The race resumed with the top three once again pulling clear, leaving Räikkönen to hold up the two Ferraris.[1] The status quo was maintained until the first drivers made their first pitstops, with Schumacher gaining a lot of ground in clear aid to jump Räikkönen and Button.[1]

Indeed, the race would settle down after that, with Trulli and Alonso cruising ahead of Schumacher, with the gap between the Renaults and the Ferrari remaining stable.[1] That was, until Ralf Schumacher intervened, forcing Alonso into a race ending mistake when lapping the #4 Williams, which saw the Renault demolish itself on the barriers heading to the Nouvelle Chicane.[1]

The sheer amount of broken Renault saw the safety car called upon again, prompting Trulli and Button to pit, while Schumacher stayed out.[1] He therefore briefly led the race, until he decided to mess about on the brakes through the tunnel, and was subsequently pitched into the barriers by Juan Pablo Montoya.[1]

The sight of Schumacher's ruined Ferrari emerging from the tunnel caused outrage in the Ferrari pit and joy for everyone else, with an investigation by the officials deeming the incident a racing one.[1] It did, however, lengthen the safety car period, although there would be no stopping Trulli when the race did resume.[1]

The rest of the race would see Trulli defend from Button as the two sprinted away at the rest of the field, with only third placed Rubens Barrichello on the lead lap.[1] Ultimately their duel would end with Trulli holding out to claim his maiden win by half a second, while Barrichello secured a distant third.[1] Montoya, Felipe Massa, Cristiano da Matta, Nick Heidfeld and Panis claimed the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

A fifth straight victory in the opening five races left Michael Schumacher as the overwhelming favourite for the crown, leaving Spain on a maximum score of 50 points. That left him eighteen clear of Rubens Barrichello, with the Brazilian himself holding an eight point advantage over Jenson Button in third. Fernando Alonso and Jarno Trulli rounded out the top five, level on 21 points, while Giancarlo Fisichella had become the season's thirteenth different point scorer.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari had once again extended their Championship lead, leaving Spain with 82 points after their third one-two of the campaign. Renault had retained second after their double score, while BAR-Honda had lost ground to their French rivals in third, slipping ten behind. Williams-BMW were next, two off the Anglo-Japanese alliance, while McLaren-Mercedes were an increasingly disappointing and distant fifth.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2004 Monaco 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 Italy Giorgio Pantano 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
39 Germany Timo Glock Ireland Jordan Ford Jordan EJ14 Ford Cosworth RS2 3.0 V10 B
40 Belgium Bas Leinders Italy Minardi Cosworth Minardi PS04B Ford Cosworth CR-3L 3.0 V10 B
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

Free Practice 1Edit

Free Practice 2Edit

Free Practice 3Edit

Free Practice 4Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

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

No. Driver Constructor FP1 FP2 FP3 FP4
Time Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos.
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:16.502 1 1:14.741 1 1:15.751 1 1:14.014 1
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:18.621 12 1:15.319 3 1:15.770 2 1:15.174 10
3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:17.937 9 1:16.097 10 1:16.559 9 1:14.212 5
4 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW DNP 1:16.556 12 1:16.863 11 1:14.752 8
5 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.524 5 1:16.229 11 1:16.756 10 1:14.670 7
6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.952 10 1:15.479 5 1:16.400 7 1:15.034 9
7 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 1:17.856 8 1:15.472 4 1:16.374 5 1:14.016 2
8 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:17.686 6 1:15.701 9 1:16.386 6 1:14.138 4
9 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:17.339 3 1:15.520 6 1:16.358 4 1:14.646 6
10 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:17.279 2 1:15.664 7 1:16.540 8 1:14.020 3
11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:18.338 11 1:16.748 14 1:17.209 12 1:15.709 11
12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:19.335 12 1:17.422 17 DNP 1:16.332 14
14 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:19.261 15 DNP 1:16.273 3 1:17.173 18
15 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:19.487 17 1:17.988 20 1:18.390 16 1:16.101 13
16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Japan Toyota 1:18.889 13 1:16.743 13 1:17.409 13 1:15.861 12
17 France Olivier Panis Japan Toyota 1:19.218 14 1:17.007 15 1:18.299 15 1:16.431 16
18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Ireland Jordan-Ford 1:21.141 21 1:17.873 19 1:19.221 17 1:16.385 15
19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Ireland Jordan-Ford 1:20.528 18 1:17.309 16 1:18.117 14 1:16.700 17
20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:21.201 22 1:18.822 21 DNP DNP
21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:22.203 23 1:18.829 22 1:23.963 18 1:19.467 19
35 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:17.791 7 1:15.141 2 DNP DNP
37 Sweden Björn Wirdheim United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:20.680 20 DNP DNP DNP
38 Brazil Ricardo Zonta Japan Toyota 1:17.426 4 1:15.690 8 DNP DNP
39 Germany Timo Glock Ireland Jordan-Ford 1:20.534 19 1:17.756 18 DNP DNP
40 Belgium Bas Leinders Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:23.361 24 1:20.370 23 DNP DNP

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying 1Edit

Qualifying 2Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 7 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 1:14.993 1:13.985
2* 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:14.483 1:14.345 +0.360s
3 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:14.799 1:14.396 +0.411s
4 8 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 1:14.816 1:14.408 +0.423s
5 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:15.927 1:14.516 +0.531s
6 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.659 1:14.592 +0.607s
7 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:15.329 1:14.716 +0.731s
8 10 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:14.931 1:14.827 +0.842s
9 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.728 1:14.951 +0.966s
10 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:15.029 1:15.039 +1.054s
11 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:14.814 1:15.352 +1.367s
12 14 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:16.161 1:15.725 +1.740s
13 17 France Olivier Panis Japan Toyota 1:15.125 1:15.859 +1.874s
14 15 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:16.379 1:15.919 +1.934s
15 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Japan Toyota 1:15.738 1:16.169 +2.184s
16 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:15.436 1:16.248 +2.263s
17 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Ireland Jordan-Ford Cosworth 1:16.379 1:16.488 +2.503s
18 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Ireland Jordan-Ford Cosworth 1:17.674 1:17.443 +3.458s
19 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:20.468 1:20.060 +6.075s
20 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:20.740 1:20.115 +6.130s
Source:[3][4][5]
  • 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.
  • * Schumacher was awarded a ten place grid penalty for changing his engine.[5]

GridEdit

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

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 77 1:45:46.601 1 10
2 9 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom BAR-Honda 77 +0.497s 2 8
3 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 77 +1:15.766 6 6
4 3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 76 +1 Lap 9 5
5 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 76 +1 Lap 16 4
6 16 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Japan Toyota 76 +1 Lap 15 3
7 18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Ireland Jordan-Ford Cosworth 75 +2 Laps 17 2
8 17 France Olivier Panis Japan Toyota 74 +3 Laps 13 1
9 21 Hungary Zsolt Baumgartner Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 71 +6 Laps 19
10* 4 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 69 Gearbox 12
Ret 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 45 Collision 4
Ret 8 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 41 Accident 3
Ret 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 27 Hydraulics 5
Ret 20 Italy Gianmaria Bruni Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 15 Gearbox 20
Ret 19 Italy Giorgio Pantano Ireland Jordan-Ford Cosworth 12 Transmission 18
Ret 14 Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 11 Gearbox 11
Ret 10 Japan Takuma Sato United Kingdom BAR-Honda 2 Engine 7
Ret 5 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 2 Collision 8
Ret 11 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 2 Collision 10
Ret 15 Austria Christian Klien United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 0 Accident 14
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Schumacher was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

For the first time in 2004 Michael Schumacher had not only failed to win but also failed to score, meaning his Championship tally remained at 50 points. That had allowed Rubens Barrichello to close the gap at the head of the title hunt, although the Brazilian was still twelve points off his teammate's tally. Jenson Button was a further six behind, one point ahead of race winner Jarno Trulli, with just four drivers yet to score in 2004.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari had seen their lead slightly reduced as a result of their lone score in Monte Carlo, although they still held a healthy 36 point margin. Renault had done the "damage" courtesy of Trulli's win, although they were still two races worth of points behind the Scuderia. BAR-Honda were next ahead of Williams-BMW, while Sauber-Petronas had claimed fifth from McLaren-Mercedes.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 50
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 38
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button 32
4 Italy Jarno Trulli 31 ▲1
5 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 23 ▲1
6 Spain Fernando Alonso 21 ▼2
7 Germany Ralf Schumacher 12
8 Japan Takuma Sato 8
9 Brazil Felipe Massa 5 ▲2
10 United Kingdom David Coulthard 4 ▼1
11 Brazil Cristiano da Matta 3 ▲3
12 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 2 ▼2
13 Germany Nick Heidfeld 2 ▲7
14 France Olivier Panis 1 ▲1
15 Australia Mark Webber 1 ▼3
16 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 1 ▼3
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 88
2 France Renault 52
3 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 40
4 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 35
5 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 7 ▲1
6 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 5 ▼1
7 Japan Toyota 4 ▲1
8 Ireland Jordan-Ford Cosworth 2 ▲1
9 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1 ▼2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

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