The F2004 was the 50th single-seater Ferrari built to compete at the 2004 F1 season. An evolution of the F2003-GA, all the main parts of the car were revised for maximum performance from the 053 engine and the Bridgestone tires. The 053 engine was created to be as reliable as possible given that the new rules stipulated that it had to last twice as long as its predecessor: an entire race weekend.
The aerodynamic configuration was optimized in the light of the rule changes, making the car even more efficient. The center of gravity of the F2004 was lower than on previous models. Moreover, the chassis was new in its design: construction was improved and it also weighed less. The bodywork, radiators, exhausts and the rear of the single-seater were redesigned as well, further improving airflow.
The car was as successful as the equally dominant F2002, winning 15 out of 18 races, and scoring 12 pole positions including many lap records which still stand to this day.
Michael Schumacher earned his seventh World Championship in the 2004 Belgian GP held on August 29th, 2004 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. He needed two more than his teammate Rubens Barrichello points to secure his championship at the race. In the end, despite Kimi RaikkÃ¶nen taking his and McLaren's first race win of the season, Schumacher gained his seventh Championship Title with a second place.
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