F1 Manager - Season 2004 (BAR, Minardi and Jordan available) - Japanese GP results on page 16

Posted by Syvis 
Juan-Pablo Montoya stays at Ferrari, Toyota and Arrows sign test drivers

Juan-Pablo Montoya, who replaced Dario Franchitti at Ferrari after the Monaco race, has signed a deal to stay at Ferrari for 2005 season. The Columbian gets nice pay raise as it's reported Ferrari will be paying 21 million for his services next season. Despite missing the first six races of the season, Montoya is fourth in the championship with third place within possibility.

After earlier announcing Lewis Hamilton's promotion to race driver status for next season, Toyota has signed Nico Hulkenberg as their test driver to complete the 2005 lineup. Hulkenberg's salary will be 500k. Hulkenberg is another exciting prospect for the future who many teams will probably keep an eye out on. Arrows meanwhile announced the signing of Fairuz Fauzy as their test driver for 2005 season. Fauzy's backers will bring 2.5 million to Arrows' budget.

Signing after the next race
Available drivers (name, salary, age)
Michael Schumacher 18M 36
Jenson Button 17.75M 25
Kimi Raikkonen 16M 26
Fernando Alonso 13M 24
Giancarlo Fisichella 11.5M 32
Jacques Villeneuve 7.25M 34
Dario Franchitti 4.75M 32
Helio Castro-Neves 4M 30
Pedro de la Rosa 3M 34
Ricardo Zonta 2.75M 29
Anthony Davidson 2M 26
Vitantonio Liuzzi 2M 24
Luca Badoer 1.25M 34
Heikki Kovalainen 1M 24
Nico Rosberg 1M 20
Jose Maria Lopez 0.75M 22
Franck Montagny 0.75M 27
Neel Jani 0.75M 22
Enrico Toccacelo 0.5M 27
Sam Hornish 0.5M 26
Jerome d'Ambrosio 0.5M 20
Giedo van der Garde 0.5M 20
Scott Speed 0.5M 22
Olivier Tielemans 0.5M 21
Alan van der Merwe 0.5M 25
Jan Charouz 0.5M 18
Davide Valsecchi 0.5M 18
Loic Duval 0.5M 23
Jamie Green 0.5M 23
Anthony James Allmendinger 0.5M 24
Nicolas Lapierre 0.5M 21
Kamui Kobayashi 0.5M 19
Bjorn Wirdheim 0.5M 25
Alexandre Premat -1M 23
Franck Perera -2M 21
Karun Chandhok -2M 21
Markus Winkelhock -2M 25
Zsolt Baumgartner -2.75M 24
Sakon Yamamoto -3M 23
Ralph Firman -3M 30
Christijan Albers -3M 26
Cristiano da Matta -4M 32
Yuji Ide -4M 30
Nicolas Kiesa -4M 27
Rodolfo Gonzalez -5M 19
Romain Grosjean -8.75M 19

Signing after two races
Available drivers (name, salary, age)
Takuma Sato 15.5M 28
Mark Webber 12.5M 29
Nick Heidfeld 8.5M 28
Jos Verstappen 1.25M 33
Paul di Resta 1M 19
Scott Dixon 1M 25
Patrick Friesacher 0.75M 25
Esteban Guerrieri 0.5M 20
Sebastian Vettel 0.5M 18
Allan McNish 0.5M 36
Marc Gene 0.5M 31
Sébastien Bourdais 0.5M 26

Projected budgets for 2005 season:
Ferrari

Montoya's performance was stellar this year and we expect it to continue in the future. His recruitment was crucial for the great results we had ever since he had become a Ferrari driver and pulling us from the uncertainty over whether we would defend the title. We expect to announce news on Takuma Sato in the next couple of races.




UPDATED 2005 LINEUPS
(The teams and driver's current standings are taken into consideration for numbering, won't give nb1 until the current driver standings leader signs a contract)


Scuderia Ferrari

0- Juan Pablo Montoya
2- TBD
T- Michael Ammermuller

Williams F1 Team

3- TBD
4- TBD
T- TBD

McLaren F1 Team

5- TBD
6- Timo Glock
T- Nelson Piquet Jr.

Toyota Racing

7- Felipe Massa
8- Lewis Hamilton
T- Nico Hulkenberg

Renault F1 Team

9- TBD
10- TBD
T- TBD

Jaguar Racing

11- TBD
12- TBD
T- TBD

British American Racing

14- Dan Wheldon
15- TBD
T- TBD

Sauber Motorsport

16- Christian Klien
17- Andre Lotterer
T- Tomas Enge

Jordan Grand Prix

18- TBD
19- Kazuki Nakajima
T- TBD

Minardi F1 Team

20- TBD
21- TBD
T- TBD

Arrows Grand Prix

22- TBD
23- Pastor Maldonado
T- Fairuz Fauzy
Toyota

A superb qualifying session for us.

Jordan

Hoped for more from a rain-affected session.


McLaren

Great qualifying from Fernando, Jarno has got some work to do again to get into the points

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GPGSL
Christel VXR: S12 onwards | Wins: 3 | Poles: 3 | Fastest Laps: 2



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/02/2021 03:58PM by Lucasinio.
Ferrari

Not the greatest of qualifying sessions we are used to. A 1-2 finish in the race is an imperative for both drivers




2004 Belgian Grand Prix

Welcome to recap of the 2004 Belgian Grand Prix raced at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. It’s the 14th round of the 2004 season.

Lap #1
Fernando Alonso overtakes Kimi Räikkönen in the start. Takuma Sato and Felipe Massa also get past Rubens Barrichello. Williams’ speed is too much on the straights though and Räikkönen takes his lead back. Barrichello also overtakes Sato who is then overtaken by his team mate Juan-Pablo Montoya also.

Lap #2
Kimi Räikkönen is leading the pack after the first lap.



Juan-Pablo Montoya spins out onto the gravel and drops down all the way to 22nd place.



Lap #3
After getting a pretty good start to the race, Felipe Massa retires from the race with a suspension failure.



Lap #4
Rubens Barrichello and Takuma Sato both overtake Fernando Alonso and they’re now 2nd and 3rd respectively.





Lap #5
Looks like Kimi Räikkönen will be unstoppable today. He’s already got a lead of over 7 seconds to second placed driver.



Takuma Sato overtakes Rubens Barrichello for 2nd place.



Lap #6
Fernando Alonso spins his McLaren and drops down to 15th place.



Rubens Barrichello, Michael Schumacher, Christian Klien and Robert Kubica are the first drivers to pit today.

Lap #7
Kimi Räikkönen, Ralf Schumacher, Vitaly Petrov, Neel Jani and Kazuki Nakajima pit.

Lap #8
Nick Heidfeld pits.

Lap #9
Jenson Button, Jarno Trulli, Antonio Pizzonia and Heikki Kovalainen pit.

Lap #10
Takuma Sato is in the lead without pitting yet.



At the end of the lap, Takuma Sato pits too with Nico Rosberg.

Lap #11
Dan Wheldon retires with a transmission failure.



Lap #13
Nothing goes right for Jenson Button this season. He goes wide in the second to last turn and crashes into the wall. Just like that both BAR cars are out.



Lap #14
Juan-Pablo Montoya has made his way back to the points as he overtakes Michael Schumacher for 8th place.



Lap #15
Nick Heidfeld goes a bit wide and Ralf Schumacher overtakes him for 5th place.



Mark Webber leads the race but he hasn’t stopped yet. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Toyota leading the race.



Juan-Pablo Montoya overtakes Fernando Alonso for 7th place.



Lap #16
Robert Kubica retires with a transmission failure.



Jarno Trulli spins and drops down to 12th place.



Fernando Alonso takes his 7th place back from Juan-Pablo Montoya and they both pit at the end of the lap. Webber and di Resta also pit.

Lap #18
Rubens Barrichello, Antonio Pizzonia and Nico Rosberg pit.

Lap #19
Ralf Schumacher pits.

Lap #20
Things have normalized in the leader table as Kimi Räikkönen once again tops it. Toyota’s strategy has elevated Mark Webber to the third place.



Lap #21
Jarno Trulli hits the wall and is forced to retire. His comeback has been a dud so far.



Kimi Räikkönen and Michael Schumacher pit.

Lap #22
Takuma Sato, Christian Klien and Heikki Kovalainen pit.

Lap #23
Kazuki Nakajima’s car catches fire and he retires from the race.



Mark Webber goes wide but he doesn’t lose any places. Neel Jani and Paul di Resta pit.

Lap #24
Nick Heidfeld and Vitaly Petrov pit.

Lap #25
Kimi Räikkönen leads the pack after pit stops. Takuma Sato and Mark Webber are inside 10 seconds though.



Lap #27
Christian Klien retires from the race with a transmission failure.



Lap #30
Antonio Pizzonia’s BMW engine gives up and he too has to retire from the race.



Takuma Sato tries to keep up with Kimi Räikkönen but it’s clear that Mark Webber can’t.



Lap #32
Juan-Pablo Montoya overtakes Fernando Alonso for 7th place.



Lap #33
Vitaly Petrov retires with a suspension failure.



Lap #35
Neel Jani retires with a suspension failure as well.



Takuma Sato has managed to close the gap to Kimi Räikkönen a bit.



Lap #40
Kimi Räikkönen and Takuma Sato are very close together in the lap times and that’s not enough for the Ferrari driver.



Lap #43
Ralf Schumacher overtakes Fernando Alonso for the last point scoring position. Horrible day for McLaren.



Lap #44
Kimi Räikkönen comes home to take his 5th win of the season! He was in complete control from start to finish.



Takuma Sato is second and but it must be disappointing to finish behind his championship rival. The gap between Sato and Räikkönen is now 11 points with four races to go.



Mark Webber does a good job today and takes the third podium step for Toyota. It’s the first podium finish for them since their incredible double podium in San Marino.







McLaren

That couldnt have gone any worse, what a horrific race day. Plans are already going into place for next season regarding suppliers.

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GPGSL
Christel VXR: S12 onwards | Wins: 3 | Poles: 3 | Fastest Laps: 2
Ferrari

Certainly not the result we expected




McLaren retains Alonso, Jaguar announce new race drivers

McLaren has announced that Fernando Alonso has agreed to stay on the team for 2005 season. Alonso's new deal will bring him 15 million a year. Alonso has impressed in his McLaren car as he currently sits third in the driver's championship while his team mates have struggled throughout the season.

Jaguar have announced they won't be retaining the services of their two race drivers, Ralf Schumacher and Antonio Pizzonia, for 2005 season. Instead they have announced the signings of Pedro de la Rosa and Anthony Davidson as their #1 and #2 driver respectively. de la Rosa's deal is for 3 million and Davidson's deal is for 2 million.

Jordan have announced Nico Rosberg as their #1 driver for next season. The youngster makes the switch from Minardi to Jordan in hopes for a better car next year. Rosberg's deal is for 1 million.

BAR have announced Romain Grosjean will be their test driver for 2005 season. Grosjean's sponsors will bring 3.5 million to BAR's budget.

Signing after the next race
Available drivers (name, salary, age)
Michael Schumacher 18M 36
Jenson Button 17.75M 25
Kimi Raikkonen 16M 26
Takuma Sato 15.5M 28
Mark Webber 12.5M 29
Giancarlo Fisichella 11.5M 32
Nick Heidfeld 8.5M 28
Jacques Villeneuve 7.25M 34
Dario Franchitti 4.75M 32
Helio Castro-Neves 4M 30
Ricardo Zonta 2.75M 29
Vitantonio Liuzzi 2M 24
Luca Badoer 1.25M 34
Jos Verstappen 1.25M 33
Heikki Kovalainen 1M 24
Paul di Resta 1M 19
Scott Dixon 1M 25
Jose Maria Lopez 0.75M 22
Franck Montagny 0.75M 27
Neel Jani 0.75M 22
Patrick Friesacher 0.75M 25
Enrico Toccacelo 0.5M 27
Sam Hornish 0.5M 26
Jerome d'Ambrosio 0.5M 20
Giedo van der Garde 0.5M 20
Scott Speed 0.5M 22
Olivier Tielemans 0.5M 21
Alan van der Merwe 0.5M 25
Jan Charouz 0.5M 18
Davide Valsecchi 0.5M 18
Loic Duval 0.5M 23
Jamie Green 0.5M 23
Anthony James Allmendinger 0.5M 24
Nicolas Lapierre 0.5M 21
Kamui Kobayashi 0.5M 19
Bjorn Wirdheim 0.5M 25
Esteban Guerrieri 0.5M 20
Sebastian Vettel 0.5M 18
Allan McNish 0.5M 36
Marc Gene 0.5M 31
Sébastien Bourdais 0.5M 26
Alexandre Premat -1M 23
Franck Perera -2M 21
Karun Chandhok -2M 21
Markus Winkelhock -2M 25
Zsolt Baumgartner -2.75M 24
Sakon Yamamoto -3M 23
Ralph Firman -3M 30
Christijan Albers -3M 26
Cristiano da Matta -4M 32
Yuji Ide -4M 30
Nicolas Kiesa -4M 27
Rodolfo Gonzalez -5M 19

Signing after two races
Available drivers (name, salary, age)
Rubens Barrichello 13.5M 33
Ralf Schumacher 10M 30
David Coulthard 10M 34
Tiago Monteiro 0.75M 29
Lucas Di Grassi 0.5M 21
Ryan Hunter-Reay 0.5M 25
Jeffrey van Hooydonk 0.5M 28
Antonio Pizzonia -3M 25
Bas Leinders -3M 30
Jan Magnussen -5M 32
Giorgio Pantano -6M 26
Vitaly Petrov -6.5M 21

Projected budgets for 2005 season:
Toyota

Felipe's rotten luck with DNF's continues. It's beyond a joke now. Luckily Mark put in a superb drive to bag us the podium.

Jordan

Another bad day at the office.


McLaren

Delighted welcome to back Fernando for another season.

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GPGSL
Christel VXR: S12 onwards | Wins: 3 | Poles: 3 | Fastest Laps: 2



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/05/2021 10:40AM by Lucasinio.
Toyota

Not too bad. Happy with 7th and 8th.

Jordan

18th and 19th is about as good as can be expected with our engine power.


McLaren

Well placed and fingers crossed for some points this weekend.

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GPGSL
Christel VXR: S12 onwards | Wins: 3 | Poles: 3 | Fastest Laps: 2
Ferrari

A solid result for Ferrari, with Sato behind the Williams duo, he could give them a lot of headaches tomorrow. If Raikkonen retires and Sato wins, the title fight would be a pretty close one.




2004 Italian Grand Prix

Welcome to recap of the 2004 Italian Grand Prix raced on the Monza track. It’s the 15th round of the 2004 season.

Lap #1
Juan-Pablo Montoya goes wide in the first turn but he keeps his lead. Felipe Massa rises to 6th in the start. Takuma Sato also overtakes Rubens Barrichello for the 3rd place.



Lap #2
At the end of the main straight, Rubens Barrichello and Takuma Sato collide. Rubens Barrichello falls to 20th place and Takuma Sato falls all the way to 22nd place. A big hit for Sato’s title bid.



Robert Kubica’s Arrows is able to compelte one full lap before he retires with a suspension failure.



Ralf Schumacher goes wide and his brother Michael gets past him.

Lap #3
Mark Webber overtakes Jarno Trulli for the 7th place.



Paul di Resta meanwhile retires with a water leak.



Jarno Trulli spins to the middle of the track and Dan Wheldon hits him. Wheldon loses one of his wheels and has to retire. Trulli limps back to the pits for a front wing change.

Lap #4
Christian Klien overtakes Vitaly Petrov for 11th place.



Lap #5
Juan-Pablo Montoya and Kimi Räikkönen are pulling away from the rest of the pack.



Lap #6
Takuma Sato has risen to 17th place.



Rubens Barrichello is already 12th.



Lap #7
Rubens Barrichello loses control of his car and hits the wall. His car is totaled and his race is over.



Lap #10
Juan-Pablo Montoya is faster than Kimi Räikkönen who’s falling behind a bit.



His team mate Takuma Sato is 11th after 10 laps.



Lap #11
Ralf Schumacher retires with a water leak.



Juan-Pablo Montoya makes a mistake in a chicane and hits the wall! Montoya is livid with himself after such a bad mistake. Ferrari’s home race has started in disastrous fashion as he’s forced to retire.



Lap #12
Jarno Trulli’s engine is next to give up. Drivers are dropping like flies with mechanical difficulties and crashes.



Lap #14
Takuma Sato overtakes Antonio Pizzonia and he’s already back on the points in 7th place.



Lap #15
Kimi Räikkönen is running away with the race after Montoya’s retirement.



Lap #19
Incredibly, Takuma Sato has recovered back to 6th place already after he overtakes Nick Heidfeld.



Fernando Alonso also overtakes Felipe Massa for the second place.



Lap #20
Kimi Räikkönen is still in the lead after all the chaos so far.



Lap #21
Michael Schumacher also overtakes Felipe Massa and he’s now 3rd.



Michael Schumacher, Takuma Sato and Vitaly Petrov pit.

Lap #23
Kazuki Nakajima, Fernando Alonso, Mark Webber and Antonio Pizzonia pit.

Lap #24
More bad news for Ferrari as Takuma Sato spins after hitting Neel Jani during an overtaking attempt. He rejoins the track in the 13th place.



Felipe Massa’s awful luck continues as he retires from the race once again with a transmission failure. All of Toyota’s mechanical woes are happening to his car.



Lap #25
Christian Klien pits.

Lap #26
Nick Heidfeld overtakes Neel Jani for the 6th place but in the next turn Jani takes the 6th back.



Lap #27
Current top 8 is looking rather interesting.



Lap #28
Nick Heidfeld runs wide and drops down to 12th place.



Kimi Räikkönen, Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg.

Lap #29
Neel Jani and Heikki Kovalainen pit.

Lap #30
Kimi Räikkönen is still leading the race after the pit stops, albeit narrowly.



Lap #31
Christian Klien retires with a puncture.



Lap #32
Takuma Sato overtakes Jenson Button for 6th place.



Lap #33
Takuma Sato keeps trying to salvage what he can from the race as he now overtakes Antonio Pizzonia for 5th place.



Lap #34
Jenson Button is also able to overtake Antonio Pizzonia and he’s back in 6th place.



Lap #35
Michael Schumacher has even been able to close the gap to Kimi Räikkönen a bit. He’s shown some good pace today.



Lap #36
Jenson Button runs wide and drops one place to 7th.



Lap #40
Action has calmed down a bit on the track as Kimi Räikkönen is still leading the race.



Lap #41
Michael Schumacher pits.

Lap #42
Michael Schumacher is back on the podium after he overtakes Mark Webber.



Vitaly Petrov pits.

Lap #45
Takuma Sato overtakes Nick Heidfeld again and he’s 7th.



Sato also overtakes Jenson Button but Button gets his place back in the next turn.

Lap #47
Takuma Sato overtakes Jenson Button again and this time he makes it stick.



Button leaves the door open for Nick Heidfeld who also overtakes the Brit.



Lap #48
Jenson Button’s race goes sour as he retires with a puncture. It’s sixth retirement in a row for him, some because of mechanical failures and some because of his own errors. You can’t get much lower than this.



Lap #50
Kimi Räikkönen has dominated today. Only rival for him was Juan-Pablo Montoya and he crashed out of the race.



Lap #53
Kimi Räikkönen gets the win in Monza! No one had the pace today to challenge him. With his third win in four races the Finn takes a big lead in the driver’s championship and if everything falls into place, he can secure the title in the next race held in China.



Fernando Alonso takes the second place with a solid drive.



After two race absence, Michael Schumacher is back on the podium. Overall, the latter half of the season has went well for the veteran.









Beyond a joke....Atleast it's not as bad as Jenson Button though ;)






Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/11/2021 07:33PM by JohnWarrington.
Ferrari announces Sato extension, Jaguar signs di Resta as test driver and Vitaly Petrov stays with Jordan

Ferrari has today announced that Takuma Sato will be staying in Ferrari colors for next season too. Sato has been a revelation for Ferrari this season as he's been in the title picture the whole season and the only real challenger for Kimi Räikkönen. Sato's deal is for 23 million.

Jaguar also announced they've signed Jordan's driver Paul di Resta as their test driver for 2005 season. di Resta didn't do enough this season to secure a drive for next year as his best finish has been 10th. di Resta's deal is for 1 million.

Jordan also announced they'll keep Vitaly Petrov for 2005 season. The Russian has scored the only points for the team this season. Petrov will be Jordan's second driver and Kazuki Nakajima is pushed to test driver status. Petrov's deal brings 6.5 million to the team.

Signing after the next race
Available drivers (name, salary, age)
Michael Schumacher 18M 36
Jenson Button 17.75M 25
Kimi Raikkonen 16M 26
Rubens Barrichello 13.5M 33
Mark Webber 12.5M 29
Giancarlo Fisichella 11.5M 32
Ralf Schumacher 10M 30
David Coulthard 10M 34
Nick Heidfeld 8.5M 28
Jacques Villeneuve 7.25M 34
Dario Franchitti 4.75M 32
Helio Castro-Neves 4M 30
Ricardo Zonta 2.75M 29
Vitantonio Liuzzi 2M 24
Luca Badoer 1.25M 34
Jos Verstappen 1.25M 33
Heikki Kovalainen 1M 24
Scott Dixon 1M 25
Jose Maria Lopez 0.75M 22
Franck Montagny 0.75M 27
Neel Jani 0.75M 22
Patrick Friesacher 0.75M 25
Tiago Monteiro 0.75M 29
Enrico Toccacelo 0.5M 27
Sam Hornish 0.5M 26
Jerome d'Ambrosio 0.5M 20
Giedo van der Garde 0.5M 20
Scott Speed 0.5M 22
Olivier Tielemans 0.5M 21
Alan van der Merwe 0.5M 25
Jan Charouz 0.5M 18
Davide Valsecchi 0.5M 18
Loic Duval 0.5M 23
Jamie Green 0.5M 23
Anthony James Allmendinger 0.5M 24
Nicolas Lapierre 0.5M 21
Kamui Kobayashi 0.5M 19
Bjorn Wirdheim 0.5M 25
Esteban Guerrieri 0.5M 20
Sebastian Vettel 0.5M 18
Allan McNish 0.5M 36
Marc Gene 0.5M 31
Sébastien Bourdais 0.5M 26
Lucas Di Grassi 0.5M 21
Ryan Hunter-Reay 0.5M 25
Jeffrey van Hooydonk 0.5M 28
Alexandre Premat -1M 23
Franck Perera -2M 21
Karun Chandhok -2M 21
Markus Winkelhock -2M 25
Zsolt Baumgartner -2.75M 24
Sakon Yamamoto -3M 23
Ralph Firman -3M 30
Christijan Albers -3M 26
Antonio Pizzonia -3M 25
Bas Leinders -3M 30
Cristiano da Matta -4M 32
Yuji Ide -4M 30
Nicolas Kiesa -4M 27
Rodolfo Gonzalez -5M 19
Jan Magnussen -5M 32
Giorgio Pantano -6M 26

Signing after two races
Available drivers (name, salary, age)
Jarno Trulli 12.5M 31
Alex Wurz 1.75M 31
Robert Doornbos 1M 24
Robert Kubica 1M 21
Mathias Lauda 0.75M 24
EJ Viso 0.5M 20
Adrian Sutil 0.5M 22
Justin Wilson 0.5M 27
Giorgio Mondini -2M 25
Gianmaria Bruni -4.75M 24
Narain Karthikeyan -5M 28
Bruno Senna -7M 22

Projected budgets for 2005 season:
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