index 2004

updated October 18, 2004

GP Japan 2004

Suzuka October 10

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 Saturday Free Practice 
A Formula One McLaren team member looks out at the rain outside the entrance to the team pit, quiet due to cancelled practice sessions and a closure of the Suzuka Circuit track with the approach of typhoon Ma-on in Suzuka, central Japan October 9, 2004. REUTERS/Eriko Sugita  Acting on the advice of the local Japanese Authorities, given the extreme weather forecast, circuit officials have proposed the closure of the Suzuka Circuit on Saturday 9th October, 2004. The Stewards of the Meeting in accordance with Article 141 of the 2004 FIA International Sporting Code have accepted their proposal and have cancelled all sessions scheduled to take place on that date.
The revised timetable for Sunday 10th October, 2004 will be as follows
0900 - 0950: Formula One Pre-Qualifying Session
1000 - 1100: Formula One Qualifying Session

 

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Result of GP Japan 2004
after 53 laps - 307.573km

  1. Michael Schumacher Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Bridgestone 1:24:26.985 218.524 kph
  2. Ralf Schumacher WilliamsF1 BMW Michelin +14.098
  3. Jenson Button Lucky Strike BAR Honda  Michelin +19.662
  4. Takuma Sato Lucky Strike BAR Honda  Michelin +31.781
  5. Fernando Alonso Mild Seven RenaultF1 Michelin +37.767
  6. Kimi Räikkönen West McLaren Mercedes Michelin +39.362
  7. Juan Pablo Montoya  WilliamsF1 BMW Michelin +55.347
  8. Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber Petronas Bridgestone +56.276
  9. Felipe Massa Sauber Petronas Bridgestone +89.656
10. Jacques Villeneuve Mild Seven RenaultF1 Michelin +1 lap
11. Jarno Trulli Panasonic Toyota Racing Michelin +1 lap
12. Christian Klien Jaguar Racing Cosworth Michelin +1 lap
13. Nick Heidfeld Jordan Ford Bridgestone +1 lap
14. Olivier Panis Panasonic Toyota Racing Michelin +2 laps
15. Timo Glock Jordan Ford Bridgestone +2 laps
16. Gianmaria Bruni Minardi Cosworth Bridgestone +3 laps
Not classified:
Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi Cosworth Bridgestone lap 42 mechanical
David Coulthard West McLaren Mercedes Michelin lap 39 accident
Rubens Barrichello Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Bridgestone lap 39 accident
Mark Webber Jaguar Racing Cosworth Michelin lap 21 mechanical
 Fastest Race Lap  Rubens Barrichello - 1.32.730 on lap 30 225.441 kph
 Weather: cloudy but warm air 26-28°, track 25-33° 

source: © 2004 Formula One Administration Ltd, 6 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QJ, England.

 

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Qualifying GP Japan 2004

  1. Michael Schumacher Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Bridgestone 1:33.542
  2. Ralf Schumacher WilliamsF1 BMW Michelin 1:34.032   + 0.490
  3. Mark Webber Jaguar Racing Cosworth Michelin 1:34.571   + 1.029
  4. Takuma Sato Lucky Strike BAR Honda Michelin 1:34.897   + 1.355
  5. Jenson Button Lucky Strike BAR Honda Michelin 1:35.157   + 1.615
  6. Jarno Trulli Panasonic Toyota Racing Michelin 1:35.213   + 1.671
  7. Giancarlo Fisichella Sauber Petronas Bridgestone 1:36.136   + 2.594
  8. David Coulthard West McLaren Mercedes Michelin 1:36.156   + 2.614
  9. Jacques Villeneuve Mild Seven RenaultF1 Michelin 1:36.274   + 2.732
10. Olivier Panis Panasonic Toyota Racing Michelin 1:36.420   + 2.878
11. Fernando Alonso Mild Seven RenaultF1 Michelin 1:36.663   + 3.121
12. Kimi Räikkönen West McLaren Mercedes Michelin 1:36.820   + 3.278
13. Juan Pablo Montoya WilliamsF1 BMW Michelin 1:37.653   + 4.111
14. Christian Klien Jaguar Racing Cosworth Michelin 1:36.535   + 2.523
15. Rubens Barrichello Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Bridgestone 1:38.637   + 5.095  
16. Nick Heidfeld Jordan Ford Bridgestone 1:41.953   + 8.411
17. Timo Glock Jordan Ford Bridgestone 1:37.140   + 3.128
18. Gianmaria Bruni Minardi Cosworth Bridgestone 1:48.069   + 14.527
19. Zsolt Baumgartner Minardi Cosworth Bridgestone ---
20. Felipe Massa Sauber Petronas Bridgestone ---
 Weather: overcast but warm, initially wet track air 24-26°, track 24-31°
source: © 2004 Formula One Administration Ltd, 6 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1QJ, England.

 

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Suzuka International Racing Course

Date Qualify : October 9 2004
Final : October 10 2004 
Circuit Suzuka International Racing Course 
Race Distance 5.803Km x 53Laps, 307.573km 
Numbers of times this GP held 17 Times 
First year this GP held 1987 
Lap Time Records 
Qualify : 1'31"317 (Michael Schumacher / Ferrari 2002)
Final : 1'33"408 (Ralf Schumacher / Williams 2003)
Latest Winners:
2003 : Rubens Barrichello / Ferrari : 1 25'11"743
2002 : Michael Schumacher / Ferrari : 1 26'59"698
2001 : Michael Schumacher / Ferrari : 1 27'33"298
2000 : Michael Schumacher / Ferrari : 1 29'53"435
1999 : Mika Hakkinen / McLaren Mercedes : 1 31'18"785
1998 : Mika Hakkinen / McLaren Mercedes : 1 27'22"535
1997 : Michael Schumacher / Ferrari : 1 29'48"446
1996 : Damon Hill / Williams Renault : 1 32'33"791
1995 : Michael Schumacher / Benetton Renault : 1 36'52"930
1994 : Damon Hill / Williams Renault : 1 55'53"532