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Silverstone 2004 - chronology

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chronology of race weekend

1Takuma Sato, Juan Pablo Montoyaovertaking
2Fernando Alonso, Giorgio Pantanoovertaking
2Giancarlo Fisichella, Nick Heidfeldovertaking
3Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Satodriving mistake
4Fernando Alonso, Cristiano da Mattaovertaking
5Christian Klien, Giorgio Pantanoovertaking
6Giancarlo Fisichella, Giorgio Pantanoovertaking
10Fernando Alonso, Olivier Panisovertaking
12David Coulthard, Giorgio Pantanoovertaking
14Kimi Räikkonen, Takuma Satoovertaking
16Zsolt Baumgartner, Gianmaria Bruniovertaking
17Zsolt Baumgartnerretired - unknown
27Fernando Alonso, Christian Klienovertaking
30Olivier Panisretired - other reason
SC phase start
40Jarno Trulliretired - suspension
SC phase end
48Giorgio Pantanoretired - accident
McLaren back again
Because everybody thought that it would start to rain in qualifying, all drivers (except Jenson Button) try to start early in the 2nd qualifying part, which means driving slowly. That causes a very funny first session with slow cars and spins on purose. In the second qualifying session (without any rain), Räikkonen is able to score pole position which demonstrates the big potential of the new McLaren, while Schumacher starts only from place 4.

Räikkonen is able to keep the lead at the start but loses it to Schumacher after the first pit stop.

Because of Trulli's accident, the safety car comes out and Räikkonen is able to refuel without losing a position while Schumacher continues driving.

Schumacher is able to keep the lead and wins 10 out of the first 11 races in this season, but McLaren regains it's place as a top team in Formula 1.

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