posted on May, 30 2004 @ 09:00 AM
Michael Schumacher got back to winning ways on home soil at the Nurburgring with a
dominant victory in the European Grand Prix. Schumacher, who saw his 100% record in grands prix this season ended last weekend at Monaco when he
crashed out, reclaimed his customary position at the front with ease in front of his home fans.
Schumacher's Ferrari team-mate Rubens Barrichello took second, with Briton Jenson Button third for BAR. A late engine problem caused BAR's Takuma Sato
to retire after holding second for much of the race. Jarno Trulli, who won his first race in Monaco last time out, brought his Renault home in fourth
place with team-mate Fernando Alonso fifth. Giancarlo Fisichella was sixth for Sauber after starting in 18th place, while Mark Webber grabbed two
points for Jaguar. Juan Pablo Montoya was eighth for Williams after a miserable start for the BMW-powered team, with the Colombian colliding with
team-mate Ralf Schumacher at the first corner.