Mon­tréal, Canada 13.06.04 Car Fer­rari F2004 Grid 6th Podium Rubens Bar­richello, Jen­son But­ton Michael be­came the first F1 driver to win the same GP on seven oc­ca­sions – tak­ing his 77th vic­tory in the process. Hav­ing started in P6 on a heavy fuel load, Schu­macher and his team-mate Rubens Bar­richello de­cide to run a very long first stint. Ev­ery lap the Fer­raris didn’t pit, Wil­liams’ hearts sank deeper. And when Michael stopped for the sec­ond time on lap 47, one lap later Ralf Schu­macher came in for his third and fi­nal stop. Schu­macher emerged five seconds ahead – and it was game over. This was a clever race, cau­tious in the open­ing and fol­lowed by a se­ries of blis­ter­ing laps to make the strat­egy work. A great ex­am­ple of the Brawn mas­ter­mind work­ing in uni­son with the pace of Schu­macher.

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