- 14 Spa-Francorchamps (Belguim)
LXI Belgian Grand Prix Date: August 29 2004 Location: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Course: Permanent racing facility 6.973 km (4.333 mi) Distance: 44 laps, 306.812 km (190.652 mi) Weather: Dry Pole position: Jarno Trulli Renault 1:56.232 Fastest: Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:45.108 on lap 42 Mark Webber triggered a pile-up at the start, eliminating four cars and damaging several others, although he did admit to his mistake later. The race saw Christian Klien score his first championship points, and Olivier Panis his last. For most of the race the Michelin-shod cars were faster, however the final result had four Bridgestone cars in the top five. Pole-setter Jarno Trulli lost pace throughout the race due to damage to the floor of the car, both Williams cars broke down, and David Coulthard was involved in several incidents in something of a repeat of the notorious 1998 race. Schumacher in the end took second to wrap up his 7th and final World Championship. Notes * Lap Leaders: Jarno Trulli 9 (1-9), Fernando Alonso 2 (10-11), Kimi Räikkönen 29 (12-13, 17-29, 31-44), Juan Pablo Montoya 1 (14), Michael Schumacher 2 (15, 30) and Antônio Pizzonia 1 (16) * Kimi Räikkönen's only victory of the season. * Ricardo Zonta was on course for a points finish, but his engine failed during the closing stages of the race. * There was a first lap pile-up which caused several drivers to retire. * It was Ferrari's 700th Grand Prix.
Air Date: 2004-08-29