[Video] GP F1 Hungary 2004: the last Grand Chelem Schumacher


A combination of a dream: Michael Schumacher and the Ferrari F2004. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Michael Schumacher had to wait to the last race of 2003 in order to seal his sixth title. It was understandable to think that in 2004 you could have just as complicated to extend his streak. Nothing could be further from the reality. Before the Grand Prix of Hungary, a thirteenth test of the year, the kaiser was imposed in eleven of the twelve races. Just a bizarre accident in Monaco, when colliding with Juan Pablo Montoya in the tunnel with the safety car in track, he was prevented to do full.

Hungaroring attended a new demonstration of the superiority of the F2004. Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello were the first line, in front of the BAR-Honda of Takuma Sato and Jenson Button and the Renault of Fernando Alonso and the Williams-BMW of Antonio Pizzonia and Montoya. The race had little history in regard to the first two places: Michael and Rubens retained their positions at all times, like Fernando Alonso, ahead of the two BAR in the output and got his second consecutive podium, after the made in Germany.

The doublet served Ferrari to clinch his sixth title of Constructors in a row. And with his fast lap, which meant a new record at the Hungaroring, Schumacher took his fifth Grand Chelem, the last of their race. Something that would not occur until more than six years after, when Fernando Alonso won the Singapore Grand Prix of 2010.