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Spa Francorchamps 2004 - chronology

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chronology of race weekend

lap
1Kimi Räikkonen, Felipe Massacollision
1Rubens Barrichello, Mark Webbercollision
1Giorgio Pantano, Gianmaria Bruni, Takuma Sato, Mark Webberretired - collision
2SC phase start
4SC phase end
Kimi Räikkonen, Michael Schumacherovertaking
5Jenson Button, Ricardo Zontaovertaking
5Felipe Massa, Nick Heidfeldovertaking
5Felipe Massa, Olivier Panisovertaking
5Felipe Massa, Zsolt Baumgartnerovertaking
6Kimi Räikkonen, David Coulthardovertaking
7Olivier Panis, Zsolt Baumgartnerovertaking
7Juan Pablo Montoya, Michael Schumacherovertaking
7Nick Heidfeld, Zsolt Baumgartnerovertaking
7Rubens Barrichello, Zsolt Baumgartnerovertaking
8Rubens Barrichello, Nick Heidfeldovertaking
12Zsolt Baumgartner, Nick Heidfeldovertaking
12Fernando Alonsodriving mistake
12Fernando Alonsoretired - driving mistake
David Coulthardtire
18Michael Schumacher, Jarno Trulliovertaking
19David Coulthard, Zsolt Baumgartnerovertaking
Giancarlo Fisichelladriving mistake
Antonio Pizzonia, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jarno Trullicollision
22Rubens Barrichello, Giancarlo Fisichellaovertaking
23Jenson Button, Giancarlo Fisichellaovertaking
30Jenson Buttonretired - tire
30Zsolt Baumgartner, Jenson Buttonretired - collision
SC phase start
32Antonio Pizzoniaretired - other reason
34SC phase end
35Christian Klien, Olivier Panisovertaking
35David Coulthard, Jarno Trulliovertaking
36David Coulthard, Olivier Panisovertaking
38Juan Pablo Montoyaretired - tire
David Coulthard, Christian Kliencollision
SC phase start
41SC phase end
42Ricardo Zontaretired - engine
42David Coulthard, Jarno Trulliovertaking
43David Coulthard, Olivier Panisovertaking
Many retirements and another winner this time
In the qualifying Schumacher is only on position 2, both Renaults in front of and behind him.

Soon after the start there are a couple of collisions and 4 retirements, Schumacher loses 2 places and is only on 4th position behind both Renaults and Coulthard.

Even worse, Schumacher is overtaken by Räikonnen and Montoya and is temporarily only on the 6th position.

But because Renault does 3 stops instead of 2, they can't hold their lead and fall back. 2 driving mistakes from Alonso end his race and Trulli loses a lot of time in a collision with Montoya, so despite the excellent starting position, no points for Renault this race.

After a very exciting and eventful race Kimi Räikonnen wins in front of Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. This is even more remarkable because of Kimi's terrible starting position (10th on the grid).

Schumacher scores 2 points more than Barrichello and therfore is fixing his 7th championship title.

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