Model produced by: Mattel (Hot Wheels Elite)
Driver: Michael Schumacher (Germany)
Team: Scuderia Ferrari
Car: Ferrari F2004
Results: 13 wins, 15 podiums, 8 poles, 10 fastest laps
The season was again dominated by Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro. Also notable were the success of BAR and Renault, as well as the poor performance of Williams and McLaren.
For the fifth and sixth seasons in a row, Ferrari won the drivers and constructors titles respectively. Michael Schumacher dominated the beginning of the year by winning a record 12 races in the first 13, eventually winning a record 13 races in a season, beating his previous record of 11 set in 2002, and also easily cruising to a record seventh and his most recent drivers’ championship. Rubens Barrichello came in a solid second place, winning two of the last four races. Jenson Button, though failing to win a grand prix, finished third, securing ten podium finishes and one pole position. Along with Japanese team mate Takuma Sato, BAR impressed by finishing second behind Ferrari.
See the official FIA Gala 2004 season highlights