Memorable moment in the Chinese GP
Michael Schumacher walks back to the pits © XPB/LAT
2004 - Is that the seven-time world champion?
With the title already won, Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) endured a troublesome weekend: he spun off on his timed qualifying lap, and as a result he had to start from back of the grid. In the race he ran into the back of Christian Klien (Jaguar), and after a few laps he spun again. A tyre failure put Schumacher out of the race for good.
Out in front, Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari) had Kimi Raikkonen (McLaren) in his tail for the first part of the race, with the Finn unable to pass. McLaren then gambled, short-fuelling Kimi at the second stop in order to pass the Brazilian, but the strategy worked badly and the Finn lost second place to Jenson Button (BAR). So the win went to Barrichello, who was trouble-free for the entire last stint.