Formula 1 2004 United States Grand Prix


Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Michael Schumacher MSC
Rubens Barrichello BAR
Rubens Barrichello
lap 7 - 1:10.399

The 2004 United States Grand Prix was won by Michael Schumacher of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in United States of America, Rubens Barrichello could not convert this into a win.

The race in United States of America was round 9 of 18 of the 2004 season.


driver positions through the laps

2004 United States Grand Prix

The 2004 United States Grand Prix, officially the XXXIII Foster's United States Grand Prix, was a Formula One motor race held on June 20, 2004 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was the ninth round of the 2004 Formula One season.

Rubens Barrichello started from pole position in his Ferrari ahead of team mate Michael Schumacher. However, following a start-line incident between five cars, four of whom retired as a result, Schumacher overtook Barrichello on the safety car restart on lap six, and despite a threat from Barrichello after the final pit stops, Schumacher held on to take his eighth win of the season. Takuma Sato became only the second Japanese driver to achieve a podium finish.

The race is most remembered for two Michelin tyre failures in what would be a precedent for the 2005 United States Grand Prix. First, Fernando Alonso's Renault speared off the track at the end of the pit straight on lap nine, before Ralf Schumacher's Williams suffered the same fate, but in the most dangerous part of the track, causing him to hit the wall at a ninety-degree angle rearwards. The impact concussed Schumacher and prevented him from racing until the 2004 Chinese Grand Prix.

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