On 11th July 2004, the British Grand Prix was held at Silverstone. Pole position went to Kimi Raikkonen in the McLaren, who lapped just 72 thousandths faster than Rubens Barrichello in the F2004. Michael Schumacher was only fourth in the other Ferrari, but he still seemed like the man to beat in the race. At the start, Raikkonen kept the lead and stayed there for the first 11 laps. After that, Michael Schumacher went out in front and was never headed. Michael crossed the line 2.1 ahead of Raikkonen, 3.1 in front of Barrichello.
It was Schumacher’s 80th win, the 177th for Scuderia Ferrari. The German was edging ever closer to his seventh title, as he was now on 100 points, with ten wins and one retirement from the eleven races so far. His closest rival was Barrichello, 26 point behind.
After his team-mate, the rest were a long way off, with Jenson Button next up on 53 points, therefore no less than 47 behind.