2004 World Series by Nissan

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2004 World Series by Nissan
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The 2004 World Series by Nissan was contested over 9 race weekends/18 rounds. In this one-make formula all drivers had to utilize Dallara chassis (Dallara SN01) and Nissan engines (Nissan VQ). 11 different teams and 31 different drivers competed. Heikki Kovalainen claimed the title for Pons Racing, finishing tenth in first race at Circuit Ricardo Tormo.[1]

2004 Driver Lineup[edit]

Team No. Driver Rounds
Spain Gabord Reyco 1 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman 1-2
Japan Takaya Tsubobayashi 5-7
Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto 8-9
2 Argentina Juan Cruz Álvarez All
Spain Epsilon Euskadi 3 Spain Ander Vilariño 1-4
France Julien Vidot 5-6
Spain Félix Porteiro 7-9
4 France Jean-Christophe Ravier All
United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport 5 Portugal Tiago Monteiro All
6 Republic of Ireland Michael Keohane 2
France Olivier Pla 3-9
Italy GD Racing 7 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi All
8 Chile Pablo Donoso 1-7
Italy Giacomo Ricci 8
France Damien Pasini 9
France Saulnier Racing 9 Spain Sergio Hernández 5-9
10 France Tristan Gommendy All
Italy Tata RC Motorsport 11 India Narain Karthikeyan All
12 France Oliver Pla 1-2
Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka 3-7
India Karun Chandhok 8-9
Italy Vergani Formula 14 Italy Giacomo Ricci 5-7
Serbia and Montenegro Miloš Pavlović 8-9
15 Brazil Rodrigo Sperafico 1-2
Italy Giovanni Tedeschi 5-9
Belgium Witmeur KTR 16 France Didier André 1-8
17 France Bruce Jouanny 1-3
France Paul Belmondo Racing 18 France Boris Derichebourg 1
19 Japan Ryo Fukuda 1-2
Spain Porfesa Competicion 20 Spain Félix Porteiro 1-6
21 Spain Roldán Rodríguez 1-5
Spain Santiago Porteiro 8
Spain Pons Racing 22 Finland Heikki Kovalainen All
23 Spain Adrián Vallés All

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team
1 R1 Spain Circuito del Jarama 28 March Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Italy GD Racing
R2 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi France Bruce Jouanny Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Italy GD Racing
2 R1 Belgium Circuit Zolder 25 April Portugal Tiago Monteiro Portugal Tiago Monteiro Portugal Tiago Monteiro United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
R2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Portugal Tiago Monteiro Portugal Tiago Monteiro United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
3 R1 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 23 May Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen India Narain Karthikeyan Italy Tata RC Motorsport
R2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen Spain Pons Racing
4 R1 Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo 20 June Finland Heikki Kovalainen France Jean-Christophe Ravier France Jean-Christophe Ravier France Epsilon by Graff
R2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen Spain Pons Racing
5 R1 Germany Lausitzring 8 August Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen Spain Pons Racing
R2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen Spain Pons Racing
6 R1 Portugal Autódromo do Estoril 19 September Portugal Tiago Monteiro Finland Heikki Kovalainen France Olivier Pla United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
R2 Portugal Tiago Monteiro Finland Heikki Kovalainen Portugal Tiago Monteiro United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
7 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya 3 October Spain Félix Porteiro Spain Adrián Vallés Spain Félix Porteiro France Epsilon by Graff
R2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen Finland Heikki Kovalainen Spain Pons Racing
8 R1 Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo 17 October India Narain Karthikeyan France Jean-Christophe Ravier India Narain Karthikeyan Italy Tata RC Motorsport
R2 Portugal Tiago Monteiro France Jean-Christophe Ravier Portugal Tiago Monteiro United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport
9 R1 Spain Circuito de Jerez 7 November Finland Heikki Kovalainen Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Finland Heikki Kovalainen Spain Pons Racing
R2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Portugal Tiago Monteiro United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport

Every second race saw a mandatory pit stop.

Driver standings[edit]

For every race the points were awarded: 15 points to the winner, 12 for runner-up, 10 for third place, 8 for fourth place, 6 for fifth place, winding down to 1 point for 10th place. Lower placed drivers did not award points. Additional points were awarded to the driver setting the fastest race lap (2 points). The best 14 race results count, but all additional points count.

Pos Driver JAR
1

Spain
JAR
2

Spain
ZOL
1

Belgium
ZOL
2

Belgium
MAG
1

France
MAG
2

France
VAL
1

Spain
VAL
2

Spain
LAU
1

Germany
LAU
2

Germany
EST
1

Portugal
EST
2

Portugal
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
VAL
1

Spain
VAL
2

Spain
JER
1

Spain
JER
2

Spain
Drop Points
1 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 7 4 4 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 13 3 2 1 10 5 1 14 5 186
2 Portugal Tiago Monteiro 2 6 1 1 8 5 13 7 4 5 2 1 10 7 3 1 2 1 8 154
3 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi 1 1 2 10 3 Ret 6 4 2 3 Ret 7 3 Ret 7 6 7 Ret 121
4 France Jean-Christophe Ravier 8 11 9 5 4 8 1 2 5 2 11 2 8 Ret 2 4 4 5 2 120
5 France Tristan Gommendy 12 5 Ret 3 5 2 7 3 3 8 4 5 4 3 9 10 6 8 3 101
6 India Narain Karthikeyan 5 Ret 3 4 1 4 11 Ret 10 6 Ret Ret 5 4 1 2 5 11 100
7 Argentina Juan Cruz Álvarez 3 2 17 6 6 7 12 Ret Ret 7 8 4 7 5 Ret 8 10 2 77
8 Spain Félix Porteiro 13 12 6 9 Ret Ret 3 6 6 4 10 3 1 6 8 3 9 6 76
9 France Olivier Pla 9 Ret 7 7 10 10 4 5 8 17 1 9 9 Ret 4 Ret 3 15 66
10 Spain Adrián Vallés 15 10 15 8 7 9 14 Ret 7 11 3 10 Ret 2 6 9 Ret 3 56
11 France Bruce Jouanny 4 7 5 Ret 11 6 25
12 Spain Ander Vilariño Ret 9 10 12 9 3 5 8 24
13 Spain Sergio Hernández 12 10 5 6 6 10 12 Ret DNS 7 22
14 France Didier André 10 8 13 11 12 12 8 9 Ret Ret 9 8 12 8 11 7 21
15 Japan Ryo Fukuda 6 3 8 Ret 18
16 India Karun Chandhok Ret 13 8 4 11
17 France Julien Vidot 9 13 6 12 7
18 Spain Santiago Porteiro 5 Ret 6
19 Chile Pablo Donoso Ret Ret 14 13 13 11 10 12 Ret 9 Ret 14 11 9 5
20 Italy Giacomo Ricci 11 12 7 11 Ret 12 13 11 4
21 Spain Roldán Rodríguez Ret Ret 16 15 14 13 9 11 13 DNS 2
22 Serbia and Montenegro Miloš Pavlović Ret Ret 11 9 2
23 Czech Republic Tomáš Kostka 15 14 Ret 10 Ret 15 12 15 Ret Ret 1
24 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto Ret 12 Ret 10 1
25 Brazil Rodrigo Sperafico 11 13 11 14 0
26 Italy Giovanni Tedeschi 15 16 Ret Ret 13 11 14 Ret 12 13 0
27 Republic of Ireland Michael Keohane 12 Ret 0
28 France Damien Pasini Ret 12 0
29 Japan Takaya Tsubobayashi 14 14 Ret 16 14 Ret 0
30 Republic of Ireland Ralph Firman 14 Ret DNS DNS 0
NC France Boris Derichebourg Ret DNS 0
Pos Driver JAR
1

Spain
JAR
2

Spain
ZOL
1

Belgium
ZOL
2

Belgium
MAG
1

France
MAG
2

France
VAL
1

Spain
VAL
2

Spain
LAU
1

Germany
LAU
2

Germany
EST
1

Portugal
EST
2

Portugal
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
VAL
1

Spain
VAL
2

Spain
JER
1

Spain
JER
2

Spain
Drop Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Team Standings[edit]

Team Points
1 Spain Pons Racing 245
2 United Kingdom Carlin Motorsport 218
3 Spain Epsilon Euskadi 193
4 Italy GD Racing 126
5 France Saulnier Racing 126
6 Italy RC Motorsport 122
7 Spain Gabord Reyco 78
8 Belgium Witmeur KTR 46
9 Spain Porfesa Competicion 44
10 France Paul Belmondo Racing 18
11 Italy Vergani Formula 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kovalainen is the champion!". nissan-dakar.com. World Series by Nissan. 2004-10-17. Retrieved 2010-04-08.

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