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Melbourne 2004 - chronology

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chronology of race weekend

lap
Sat PMChristian Klienretired - hydraulics
2Juan Pablo Montoya, Ralf Schumacherovertaking
2Nick Heidfeld, Giancarlo Fisichellaovertaking
2Gianmaria Bruni, Giorgio Pantanoovertaking
4Christian Klien, Giorgio Pantanoovertaking
5Christian Klien, Gianmaria Bruniovertaking
10Kimi Räikkonenretired - engine
14Zsolt Baumgartnerretired - unknown
Felipe Massadriving mistake
24Juan Pablo Montoya, Jarno Trulliovertaking
30Mark Webberretired - unknown
33Giancarlo Fisichella, Nick Heidfeldovertaking
33Giancarlo Fisichella, Nick Heidfeldovertaking
38Juan Pablo Montoya, Jenson Buttonovertaking
44Nick Heidfeldretired - unknown
44Gianmaria Bruniretired - unknown
45Felipe Massaretired - unknown
Nick Heidfeldpit stop
51Olivier Panis, Giorgio Pantanoovertaking
Old winners with new regulations
The FIA tries to reduce costs for the teams with new regulations.

The most important change is the rule that every driver has to drive the whole weekend with just one motor.

The speed limit in the pits was raised to 100 kph (except in Monaco where it stays at 60 kph), which shortens the pitsops somewhat.

The qualifying is dominated by Ferrari, but behind them, the picture changes in comparison to last year: Renault and BAR seem to have closed up to Williams while McLaren dissapoints completely with grid places 10 and 12.

The race itself is a seemingly easy double victory by Ferrari, Alonso follows in front of both Williams.

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