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The 46e Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, otherwise known as the 1986 Monaco Grand Prix, was the third round of the 1988 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit de Monaco on the 15 May 1988.[1] The race would see Alain Prost inherit an unlikely victory after a poor start, as teammate Ayrton Senna embarrassingly crashed in the closing stages while holding a big lead.[1]

It was Senna who dominated during qualifying, beating teammate Prost by 1.427 seconds to claim pole position.[1] Another huge gap then followed before the appearance of Gerhard Berger in third, with the Austrian's Ferrari some 2.687 seconds off of Senna's pole time.[1]

The start of the race would see Senna dart into an instant lead, aided by the fact that Prost missed a gear change.[1] The Frenchman therefore dropped behind Berger's Ferrari on the run to Sainte Devote, allowing Senna to escape up the road.[1]

Indeed, Senna put in a series of crushing laps during the opening stages, with Prost unable to find a way past Berger.[1] Indeed, the Frenchman would briefly be threatened by Berger's teammate Michele Alboreto in his search to grab second, although he and Berger would eventually pull clear of the Italian.[1]

Elsewhere, Nigel Mansell would battle with Alboreto for fourth in the Williams-Judd, and duly eased ahead of the Ferrari as Berger and Prost battled ahead. World Champion Nelson Piquet, meanwhile, would become an early retirement after a clash with Eddie Cheever, while a promising run for Alessandro Nannini in sixth was curtailed by a gearbox failure.

Indeed, barring accident or incident there would be no changes to the order until lap 54, when Prost finally elbowed his way past Berger at Sainte Devote.[1] The Frenchman duly charged away to catch Senna, although with 50 seconds between himself and the Brazilian there was little hope of him doing so.[1]

Senna duly upped his pace in response to Prost's move into second, resulting in boss Ron Dennis radioing him to tell him to slow down with eleven laps to go.[1] Unfortunately for the McLaren-Honda team that call came too late, for Senna would smash into the barriers at Portier all on his own, with a disconsolate Brazilian duly walking back to his Monaco apartment.[1]

Prost, meanwhile, was left to cruise through to claim the race win, twenty seconds clear of Berger in second.[1] The Austrian was followed across the line by teammate Alboreto, who had elbowed Mansell into the barriers at the Swimming Pool mid-race, with Derek Warwick, Jonathan Palmer and Riccardo Patrese securing the rest of the points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Alain Prost had seen his Championship lead grow last time out in San Marino, moving six clear of his second placed teammate Ayrton Senna. Indeed, the Brazilian's victory in Imola had catapulted him right up to the front of the field, ahead of Gerhard Berger and Nelson Piquet, while Thierry Boutsen completed the top five. Derek Warwick, Michele Alboreto, Alessandro Nannini and Satoru Nakajima were the other early-season scorers.

In the Constructors' Championship it was, unsurprisingly, McLaren-Honda that led the charge arriving in Monte Carlo, having already established a fourteen point lead. Indeed, Ferrari were the only team within a race weekend's worth of points of the Anglo-Japanese squad, and just a point ahead of third placed Lotus-Honda. Benetton-Ford Cosworth, meanwhile, had moved ahead of Arrows-Megatron, with those five constructors the only scorers prior to the trip to Monaco.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus 100T Honda RA168E 1.5 V6t G
2 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus 100T Honda RA168E 1.5 V6t G
3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 017 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 017 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams FW12 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams FW12 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 881 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
10 West Germany Bernd Schneider West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 881 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
11 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/4 Honda RA168E 1.5 V6t G
12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/4 Honda RA168E 1.5 V6t G
14 France Philippe Streiff France Team El Charro AGS AGS JH23 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin United Kingdom Leyton House March Racing Team March 881 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom Leyton House March Racing Team March 881 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom USF&G Arrows Megatron Arrows A10B Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4t G
18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom USF&G Arrows Megatron Arrows A10B Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4t G
19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd. Benetton B188 Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 G
20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd. Benetton B188 Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 G
21 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1L Osella 890T 1.5 V8t G
22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris West Germany Rial Racing Rial ARC1 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
23 Spain Adrián Campos Italy Lois Minardi Team Minardi M188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Italy Lois Minardi Team Minardi M188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
25 France René Arnoux France Equipe Ligier Ligier JS31 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
26 Sweden Stefan Johansson France Equipe Ligier Ligier JS31 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F187/88C Ferrari 033E 1.5 V6t G
28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F187/88C Ferrari 033E 1.5 V6t G
29 France Yannick Dalmas France Larrousse & Camels F1 Lola LC88 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
30 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse & Camels F1 Lola LC88 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Coloni SpA Coloni FC188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri Italy EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
33 Italy Stefano Modena Italy EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
36 Italy Alex Caffi Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Dallara 188 Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 G
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Thursday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:26.464 1:23.998
2 11 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 1:28.375 1:25.425 +1.427s
3 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 1:29.001 1:26.685 +2.687s
4 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:29.931 1:27.297 +3.299s
5 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Judd 1:28.475 1:27.665 +3.667s
6 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:29.093 1:27.869 +3.871s
7 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 1:29.928 1:27.872 +3.874s
8 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Williams-Judd 1:29.130 1:28.016 +4.018s
9 18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 1:32.889 1:28.227 +4.229s
10 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:30.679 1:28.358 +4.360s
11 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 1:30.924 1:28.403 +4.405s
12 14 France Philippe Streiff France AGS-Ford Cosworth 1:29.597 1:28.527 +4.529s
13 30 France Philippe Alliot France Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:31.375 1:28.536 +4.538s
14 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin United Kingdom March-Judd 1:32.148 1:28.610 +4.612s
15 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:31.662 1:28.625 +4.627s
16 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1:29.539 1:28.640 +4.642s
17 36 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Dallara-Ford Cosworth 1:33.691 1:29.075 +5.077s
18 32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth 1:31.861 1:29.093 +5.095s
19 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris West Germany Rial-Ford Cosworth 1:33.183 1:29.298 +5.300s
20 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Judd 1:31.964 1:29.480 +5.482s
21 29 France Yannick Dalmas France Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:33.158 1:29.601 +5.603s
22 16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom March-Judd 1:35.216 1:29.603 +5.605s
23 9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani West Germany Zakspeed 1:33.005 1:30.121 +6.213s
24 31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Coloni-Ford Cosworth 1:32.792 1:30.252 +6.254s
25 21 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Osella 1:36.705 1:30.335 +6.337s
26 26 Sweden Stefan Johansson France Ligier-Judd 1:36.036 1:30.505 +6.507s
DNQ 2 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 1:30.611 1:31.573 +6.613s
DNQ 10 West Germany Bernd Schneider West Germany Zakspeed 1:33.585 1:30.613 +6.615s
DNQ 23 Spain Adrián Campos Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:32.627 1:30.793 +6.795s
DNQ 4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:34.192 1:30.816 +6.818s
EXC* 33 Italy Stefano Modena Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth Excluded
Source:[3][4][5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.
  • * Modena was excluded from the results of the entire weekend after missing a weight check.[6]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Gerhard Berger
Michele Alboreto ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Nigel Mansell
Alessandro Nannini ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Derek Warwick
Riccardo Patrese ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Eddie Cheever
Jonathan Palmer ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Nelson Piquet
Philippe Streiff ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Philippe Alliot
Maurício Gugelmin ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Luis Pérez-Sala
Thierry Boutsen ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Alex Caffi
Oscar Larrauri ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Andrea de Cesaris
René Arnoux* ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Yannick Dalmas
Ivan Capelli ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Piercarlo Ghinzani
Gabriele Tarquini ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Nicola Larini
Stefan Johansson ______________
  • * Arnoux would start the race from the pit lane.[6]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 78 1:57:17.077 2 9
2 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Ferrari 78 +20.453s 3 6
3 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 78 +41.229s 4 4
4 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 77 +1 Lap 7 3
5 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 77 +1 Lap 10 2
6 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Williams-Judd 77 +1 Lap 8 1
7 29 France Yannick Dalmas France Lola-Ford Cosworth 77 +1 Lap 21
8 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 76 +2 Laps 16
9 21 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Osella 75 +3 Laps 25
10 16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom March-Judd 72 +6 Laps 22
Ret 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 66 Accident 1
Ret 30 France Philippe Alliot France Lola-Ford Cosworth 50 Collsion 13
Ret 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin United Kingdom March-Judd 45 Fuel system 14
Ret 9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani West Germany Zakspeed 43 Gearbox 23
Ret 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 38 Gearbox 6
Ret 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 36 Halfshaft 15
Ret 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Judd 32 Collision 5
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris West Germany Rial-Ford Cosworth 28 Engine 19
Ret 25T France René Arnoux France Ligier-Judd 17 Engine 20
Ret 32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth 14 Brakes 18
Ret 18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 8 Engine 9
Ret 26 Sweden Stefan Johansson France Ligier-Judd 6 Engine 26
Ret 31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Coloni-Ford Cosworth 5 Suspension 24
Ret 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 1 Collision 11
Ret 36 Italy Alex Caffi Italy Dallara-Ford Cosworth 0 Spin 17
Ret 14 France Philippe Streiff France AGS-Ford Cosworth 0 Throttle 12
DNQ 2 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Lotus-Honda
DNQ 10 West Germany Bernd Schneider West Germany Zakspeed
DNQ 23 Spain Adrián Campos Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth
DNQ 4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth
EXC 33 Italy Stefano Modena Italy EuroBrun-Ford Cosworth
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Victory for the second time in three races left Alain Prost with a healthy ten point lead in the Championship, meaning the Frenchman could already afford to miss an entire weekend. Gerhard Berger, meanwhile, had moved up into second ahead of Ayrton Senna, while Nelson Piquet retained fourth. The top five was then completed by Michele Alboreto, with eleven drivers in total already on the board.

In the Constructors' Championship, meanwhile, Ferrari had managed to chip into McLaren-Honda's lead, although the Anglo-Japanese squad's advantage was still colossal. Indeed, McLaren-Honda were thirteen points ahead of the Scuderia at the end of the weekend, with another significant gap back to third placed Lotus-Honda. Elsewhere, Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth and Williams-Judd were on the board, meaning seven teams had scored in the opening three rounds.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 France Alain Prost 24
2 Austria Gerhard Berger 14 ▲1
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 9 ▼1
4 Brazil Nelson Piquet 8
5 Italy Michele Alboreto 6 ▲2
6 United Kingdom Derek Warwick 6
7 Belgium Thierry Boutsen 3 ▼2
8 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 2 ▲8
9 Japan Satoru Nakajima 1 ▼1
10 Italy Alessandro Nannini 1 ▼1
11 Italy Riccardo Patrese 1 ▲4
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Honda 33
2 Italy Ferrari 20
3 United Kingdom Lotus-Honda 9
4 United Kingdom Arrows-Megatron 6 ▲1
5 United Kingdom Benetton-Ford Cosworth 4 ▼1
6 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 2 ▲5
7 United Kingdom Williams-Judd 1 ▲3

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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Drivers Piquet • 2 Nakajima • 3 Palmer • 4 Bailey • 5 Mansell • 5 Brundle • 5 Schlesser • 6 Patrese • 9 Ghinzani • 10 Schneider • 11 Prost • 12 Senna • 14 Streiff • 15 Gugelmin • 16 Capelli • 17 Warwick • 18 Cheever • 19 Nannini • 20 Boutsen • 21 Larini • 22 De Cesaris • 23 Campos • 23 Martini • 24 Pérez-Sala • 25 Arnoux • 26 Johansson • 27 Alboreto • 28 Berger • 29 Dalmas • 29 Suzuki • 29 Raphanel • 30 Alliot • 31 Tarquini • 32 Larrauri • 33 Modena • 36 Caffi
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