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Cristiano da Matta (born 19 September 1973) is a retired Brazilian Formula One driver who drove for Toyota in 2003 and 2004. Despite picking up four points-finishes in his début season, da Matta was dropped from the team midway through 2004 in preference of Ricardo Zonta.

da Matta led seventeen laps of the 2003 British Grand Prix after choosing not to pit under safety car conditions caused by a trespasser entering the track and running down the Hangar Straight. Once the Brazilian driver made his pit stop 17 laps later, Kimi Räikkönen inherited the lead. da Matta finished the race in 7th.

Formula One Career[]

2003[]

2004[]

Formula One Statistical Overview[]


Formula One Record[]

Year Entrant Team WDC Points WDC Pos. Report
2003 Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota 10 13th Report
2004 Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota 3 17th Report

Career Statistics[]

Entries 28
Starts 28
Pole Positions 0
Front Row Starts 0
Race Wins 0
Podiums 0
Fastest laps 0
Points 13
Laps Raced 1484
Distance Raced 6881.873 km (4276 mi)
Races Led 1
Laps Led 17
Distance Led 87.397 km (54 mi)

Career Results[]

Complete Formula One results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pts Pos
2003 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Japan.svg 10 13th
Ret 11th 10th 12th 6th 10th 9th 11th Ret 11th 7th 6th 11th Ret 9th 7th
2004 Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of the United States.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Brazil.svg 3 17th
12th 9th 10th Ret 13th 6th Ret DSQ Ret 14th 13th Ret


Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Podium finish DSQ Disqualified
3rd DNQ Did not qualify
5th Points finish DNPQ Did not pre-qualify
14th Non-points finish TD Test driver
Italics Scored point(s) for Fastest Lap DNS Did not start
Classified finish (retired with >90% race distance) NC Non-classified finish (<90% race distance)
P Qualified for pole position [+] More Symbols

Notes[]

V T E Brazil Cristiano da Matta
Seasons
2003 • 2004
Season Reports
2003 • 2004
Teams
Toyota (2003–2004)
Teammates
Olivier Panis (2003–2004)
Other pages
Category
V T E Teams and Drivers
2003 Teams and Drivers
Teams FerrariWilliamsMcLarenRenaultSauberJordanJaguarBARMinardiToyota
Engines BMWCosworthFerrariFordHondaMercedesPetronasRenaultToyota
Drivers 1 M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Montoya • 4 R. Schumacher • 4 Gené • 5 Coulthard • 6 Räikkönen • 7 Trulli • 8 Alonso • 9 Heidfeld • 10 Frentzen • 11 Fisichella • 12 Firman • 12 Baumgartner • 14 Webber • 15 Pizzonia • 15 Wilson • 16 Villeneuve • 16 Sato • 17 Button • 18 Wilson • 18 Kiesa • 19 Verstappen • 20 Panis • 21 Da Matta
Other Drivers BadoerBerettaBruniDavidsonDe la RosaLottererMassaMcNishMontagnyPaffettWurzZonta
2004 Teams and Drivers
Teams Ferrari • Williams • McLaren • Renault • BAR • Sauber • Jaguar • Toyota • Jordan • Minardi
Engines BMW • Ferrari • Ford Cosworth • Honda • Mercedes • Petronas • Toyota
Drivers 1 M. Schumacher • 2 Barrichello • 3 Montoya • 4 R. Schumacher • 4 Gené • 4 Pizzonia • 5 Coulthard • 6 Räikkönen • 7/16 Trulli • 7 Villeneuve • 8 Alonso • 9 Button • 10 Sato • 11 Fisichella • 12 Massa • 14 Webber • 15 Klien • 16 da Matta • 16/17 Zonta • 17 Panis • 18 Heidfeld • 19 Pantano • 19 Glock • 20 Bruni • 21 Baumgartner
Other Drivers Albers • Badoer • Bell • Beretta • Bernoldi • Bertolini • Briscoe • Burti • Carroll • Congfu • Davidson • Davison • Del Monte • Dixon • Doornbos • Firman • Green • Hamilton
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