2004 Brazilian Grand Prix

2004 Brazilian Grand Prix

The 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on October 24, 2004 at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace. It was the final race of the 2004 season, and local fans were delighted when Brazil's Rubens Barrichello took pole for his home race. The early laps were held in changeable conditions, and the race ended up as a duel between Kimi Räikkönen and Juan Pablo Montoya, who were to be McLaren team-mates for 2005. Montoya's move to take the lead was brave even by his standards. Elsewhere, Jaguar's final race was a disaster, with their two drivers colliding, with Webber trying an optimistic-looking move on Klien whilst expecting his team-mate to move over.




* Lap Leaders: Kimi Räikkönen 9 (1-3, 29, 51-55), Rubens Barrichello 2 (4-5), Felipe Massa 2 (6-7), Fernando Alonso 11 (8-18) and Juan Pablo Montoya 47 (19-28, 30-50 and 56-71)
*Pole position: Rubens Barrichello 1:10.646
*Fastest L
Juan Pablo Montoya 1:11.473
*Last Race: Gianmaria Bruni, Zsolt Baumgartner
*This was the Jaguar team's last Grand Prix. That team was changed to Red Bull Racing starting from the 2005 Formula One season.
*This was also the last race for Ford engine.
*This was the last race for David Coulthard for the McLaren team, he moved to the new Red Bull Racing team starting from the 2005 Formula One season.
*This was Juan Pablo Montoya's last race and last victory with the Williams team before he moved to McLaren team in 2005.
*This was also Ralf Schumacher's last race for the Williams team as well, as he moved to Toyota team starting from 2005.
*This was, to this date, the latest Grand Prix victory for the Williams team.
*This was also the last time that the Sauber team raced with Bridgestone tyres, as they switched to Michelin tyres for the 2005 Formula One season, which was the final season for the team.
*Michael Schumacher qualified 8th but was demoted 10 places because of an engine change. The engine was damaged in his practice crash.
*Ricardo Zonta returned to his home race for the Toyota team and replaced Olivier Panis and partnered Jarno Trulli for this race.
*Ricardo Zonta was driving car no.17 instead of no.16, because Jarno Trulli took no.16.
*After the completion of this race, all teams had scored at least one World Championship point for the season.
*That was last race the F1 in Indonesia broadcasting on TPI, then F1's broadcasting in Indonesia switched to GlobalTV from 2005 to present.

F1 race report
Name_of_race = Brazilian Grand Prix | Year_of_race = 2004
Previous_race_in_season = 2004 Japanese Grand Prix
Next_race_in_season = 2005 Australian Grand Prix
Previous_year's_race = 2003 Brazilian Grand Prix
Next_year's_race = 2005 Brazilian Grand Prix

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