2004 Alternate Formula One season

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2004 Formula One season
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Rhys Davies entered the season as reigning champion
Season
Races 10 (scheduled 19)
Start date 7 March
Start Event Flag of Australia svg.png Australian Grand Prix
End date 3 October
End Event Flag of Japan svg.png Japanese Grand Prix
Awards
Driver's champion Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies
Constructor's Champion Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari
Seasons
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2003 2005


The 2004 Formula One season was the 55th season of Formula One. Williams' Rhys Davies entered the season as reigning driver's champion, with Ferrari the defending Constructor's champions. The season was a low point in the Mid-00 Formula One Crisis, where the FIA and Formula One teams boycotted races within the European Union as result of a conflict regarding the European Arrest Warrant. Additionally, the Korean Grand Prix was cancelled after an FIA inspection found the Seoul International Street Circuit to not meet FIA Grade 1 standards. Despite a one-year rebirth of the Argentine Grand Prix, the European boycott and the Korean Grand Prix cancellation left the season with 10 races. This, in combination with a dominant Ferrari team, left F1 with record lows in TV ratings and on-track attendance.After a severe income loss, Formula One yielded and accepted to obey the EU regulations, resulting in a return of the European races for the 2005 season.

On the track, reigning Constructor's champions Ferrari successfully defended their title with the dominant F2004, which took 8 out of 10 race victories in a dominant season. This reduced the driver's championship to an intra-Ferrari batle, with James James Davies taking his first title after a season-long battle with Michael Schumacher. Williams were the best of the rest, taking second place in the Constructor's championship, with McLaren enduring their worst season in 10 years, plummeting to 7th in the Constructor's championship behind Sauber.

Teams and drivers

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre # Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png BMW WilliamsF1 Team Williams-BMW FW26 BMW P84 Michelin Icon.png 1 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies 1-
2 Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher 1-
Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2004 Ferrari 053 Bridgestone Icon.png 3 Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher 1- Flag of Brazil svg.png Felipe Massa
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes MP4-19
MP4-19B
Mercedes FO110Q Michelin Icon.png 5 Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld 1-
6 Flag of Austria svg.png Alexander Wurz 1-
Flag of France svg.png Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R24 Renault RS24 Michelin Icon.png 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso 1- Flag of Finland svg.png Heikki Kovalainen
8 Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber 1-6, 11-12
Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve 7-10
Flag of Japan svg.png Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF104
TF104B
Toyota RVX-04 Pirelli Icon.png 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button 1- Flag of Brazil svg.png Cristiano da Matta
Flag of Australia svg.png Ryan Briscoe
10 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jack Christopherson 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jaguar Racing F1 Team Jaguar-Cosworth R5 Cosworth CR-6 Bridgestone Icon.png 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard 1- Flag of Austria svg.png Christian Klien
12 Flag of Argentina svg.png José María López 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR-Honda 006 Honda RA004E Michelin Icon.png 14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Anthony Davidson 1- Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Rossiter
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Adam Carroll
Flag of France svg.png Jean-Maxime Bachot
15 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato 1-
Flag of Ireland svg.png Jordan Grand Prix Jordan-Mercedes EJ14 Mercedes FO110Q Pirelli Icon.png 16 Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello 1- Flag of Germany svg.png Timo Glock
Flag of Italy svg.png Giorgio Pantano
17 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones 1-
Flag of Switzerland svg.png Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber-Petronas C23 Petronas 04A Pirelli Icon.png 18 Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen 1- Flag of Switzerland svg.png Neel Jani
Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson
19 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose 1-
Flag of Italy svg.png Minardi F1 Team [?] Minardi-Cosworth PS04B Cosworth CR-6 Bridgestone Icon.png 20 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer 1- Flag of Japan svg.png Yuji Ide
Flag of Venezuela svg.png Pastor Maldonado
21 Flag of Hungary svg.png HWNSNBM 1-

Season Calendar

Race Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Drive of the Race Reject of the Race
1 Flag of Australia svg.png Foster's Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 7 March Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes
2 Flag of Malaysia svg.png Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit 28 March Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose
3 Flag of Bahrain svg.png Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 18 April Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Williams-BMW Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari
4 Flag of Monaco svg.png Grand Prix de Monaco Circuit de Monaco 23 May Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jack Christopherson
5 Flag of Canada svg.png Grand Prix Air Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 27 June Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png BMW-Williams/Flag of Japan svg.png Toyota
6 Flag of the United States svg.png Foster's United States Grand Prix Indianapolis Motor Speedway 11 July Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso Flag of France svg.png Renault Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher
7 Flag of China svg.png Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit 1 August Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard Flag of Austria svg.png Alexander Wurz
8 Flag of Brazil svg.png Grande Prêmio Nextel do Brasil Autódromo Internacional Orlando Moura 22 August Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher
9 Flag of Argentina svg.png Gran Premio de la República Argentina Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez 29 August Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png BMW-Williams
10 Flag of South Korea svg.png Korean Grand Prix Seoul International Street Circuit 18 September Cancelled
11 Flag of Japan svg.png Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit 3 October Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png BAR-Honda Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies
  • The planned Korean Grand Prix was cancelled on 8 September because the track failed to receive approval by the FIA

Standings

Driver's Championship

Pos Driver AUS
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MAL
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BAH
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MON
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CAN
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USA
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CHN
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BRA
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ARG
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KOR
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JPN
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Pts
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies 1 2 2 3 1 Ret 1 1 4 C 6 70
2 Flag of Germany svg.png Michael Schumacher 2 1 Ret 1 2 Ret 2 Ret 1 C 1 64
3 Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher 11 6 1 4 Ret 3 6 9 3 C 4 38
4 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies Ret 7 6 5 DSQ 2 4 2 2 C Ret 38
5 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato 3 5 4 7 Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret C 3 30
6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button 6 3 9 9 DSQ 4 5 8 7 C 5 25
7 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Anthony Davidson 5 4 8 Ret Ret 8 10 11 Ret C 2 19
8 Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso 8 9 Ret 8 Ret 1 Ret 3 Ret C Ret 18
9 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose 10 Ret 3 6 4 10 12 15 5 C Ret 18
10 Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber 4 Ret 5 2 Ret Ret INJ INJ INJ C 9 17
11 Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld Ret Ret Ret 13 5 Ret 3 12 6 C Ret 13
12 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard 9 8 Ret Ret 3 7 7 10 Ret C Ret 11
13 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jack Christopherson 7 10 7 Ret DSQ 6 8 Ret Ret C Ret 8
14 Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve 9 4 8 C 6
15 Flag of Austria svg.png Alexander Wurz 12 Ret Ret 12 7 9 13 7 9 C 7 6
16 Flag of Finland svg.png Kimi Räikkönen Ret Ret 10 14 8 11 Ret 5 11 C Ret 5
17 Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello 13 11 11 15 6 12 Ret Ret Ret C 10 3
18 Flag of Argentina svg.png José María López 17† Ret Ret 11 10 13 11 14 Ret C 8 1
19 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones 14 Ret 14† 10 9 14 Ret 13 10 C Ret 0
20 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer 15 Ret 13 16 11 16 14 Ret 12 C 11 0
21 Flag of Hungary svg.png Zsolt Baumgartner 16 12 12 17 12 15 Ret 16 13 C 12 0
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Pale Blue Withdrawn (WD)
Blank Did Not Enter (No text)
Excluded (EX)
Did not Start (DNS)
Did not Arrive (DNA)
Event cancelled (C)
Injured (INJ)
Bold denotes pole position
Italics denote fastest lap
Classification despite retirement
Race not run to scheduled distance

Constructor's Championship

Pos Constructor # AUS
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MAL
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BAH
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MON
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CAN
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USA
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CHN
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BRA
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ARG
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KOR
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JPN
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Pts
1 Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari 3 2 1 Ret 1 2 Ret 2 Ret 1 C 1 134
4 1 2 2 3 1 Ret 1 1 4 C 6
2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Williams-BMW 1 Ret 7 6 5 DSQ 2 4 2 2 C Ret 76
2 11 6 1 4 Ret 3 6 9 3 C 4
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png BAR-Honda 14 5 4 8 Ret Ret 8 10 11 Ret C 2 49
15 3 5 4 7 Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret C 3
4 Flag of France svg.png Renault 7 8 9 Ret 8 Ret 1 Ret 3 Ret C Ret 41
8 4 Ret 5 2 Ret Ret 9 4 8 C 9
5 Flag of Japan svg.png Toyota 9 6 3 9 9 DSQ 4 5 8 7 C 5 33
10 7 10 7 Ret DSQ 6 8 Ret Ret C Ret
6 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Sauber-Petronas 18 Ret Ret 10 14 8 11 Ret 5 11 C Ret 23
19 10 Ret 3 6 4 10 12 15 5 C Ret
7 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes 5 Ret Ret Ret 13 5 Ret 3 12 6 C Ret 19
6 12 Ret Ret 12 7 9 13 7 9 C 7
8 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jaguar-Cosworth 11 9 8 Ret Ret 3 7 7 10 Ret C Ret 12
12 17† Ret Ret 11 10 13 11 14 Ret C 8
9 Flag of Ireland svg.png Jordan-Mercedes 16 13 11 11 15 6 12 Ret Ret Ret C 10 3
17 14 Ret 14† 10 9 14 Ret 13 10 C Ret
10 Flag of Italy svg.png Minardi-Cosworth 20 15 Ret 13 16 11 16 14 Ret 12 C 11 0
21 16 12 12 17 12 15 Ret 16 13 C 12