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The 1999 Monaco Grand Prix, otherwise known as the LVII Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, was the fourth round of the 1999 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on the 16 May 1999.[1] The race would see Michael Schumacher secure victory for Ferrari, leading from start to finish having beaten Mika Häkkinen off the line.[1]

The Finn had struck the first blow of the weekend, claiming pole position during qualifying ahead of the German.[1] Their respective teammates David Coulthard and Eddie Irvine shared the second row, while Rubens Barrichello secured fifth.[1]

The two Ferraris proved to be the cars to beat in the warm-up, although many believed that the two McLaren-Mercedes were sandbagging.[1] Regardless the field lined-up on the grid for the start without issue, with no threat of rain.[1]

At the start it was Schumacher who showed that Ferrari truly had the pace to beat McLaren, with the German ace pulling ahead of the Finnish ace into Sainte Devote.[1] It was a similar story in the battle of the number twos, Irvine jumping Coulthard, while Damon Hill surged ahead of Barrichello to claim fifth.[1]

Unsurprisingly the top four quickly pulled clear at the head of the field, leaving Hill to be barged out of the race by Ralf Schumacher.[1] Yet, the narrow Monegasque streets proved as restrictive to overtaking as possible, meaning there were no changes to the order.[1]

Indeed, it was only when Coulthard dramatically lost pace on lap 35 that the order changed, the Brit suffering the early stages of a gearbox failure.[1] He duly retired a lap later, swiftly followed by Tora Takagi, whose engine failure ultimately proved crucial to the final race order.[1]

The Japanese racer's expiring Arrows engine left oil at Mirabeau, which caused the circuit to become treacherous at that area.[1] Schumacher tiptoed through without issue while Häkkinen, on maximum attack before his stop, hit the slick and slid down the escape road.[1] He rejoined just in time to see Irvine sweep past, with the Finn making his single stop a few laps later.[1]

The second half of the race saw Häkkinen hunt down Irvine, who would drop further and further away from Schumacher the closer the Finn got.[1] As such, the fight for victory was over, with Häkkinen looking likely to run out of time to force a move on Irvine.[1]

Indeed, the race would finish without Häkkinen launching an attack, with the defending World Champion having to settle for third behind the Brit.[1] Out front, meanwhile, Schumacher would cruise across the line half a minute clear to claim victory, with Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Giancarlo Fisichella and Alexander Wurz securing the remaining points.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Michael Schumacher left San Marino with victory and the Championship lead, holding a four point advantage at the head of the hunt. Eddie Irvine had made way for his teammate, while Mika Häkkinen slipped to third, having been set to win the race prior to his accident. Heinz-Harald Frentzen had also lost ground in fourth, while Ralf Schumacher completed the top five.

In the Constructors Championship it was Ferrari who left their de jure home race with an enhanced lead, moving onto 28 points with two wins. That translated to a twelve point advantage over McLaren-Mercedes, with the two set to duel for the crown between themselves for the rest of the campaign. Elsewhere, Jordan-Mugen-Honda had inched closer to the McLaren squad, while Williams-Supertec and Stewart-Ford Cosworth completed the early top five.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1999 Monaco Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/14 Mercedes FO110H 3.0 V10 B
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/14 Mercedes FO110H 3.0 V10 B
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 048 3.0 V10 B
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F399 Ferrari 048 3.0 V10 B
5 Italy Alessandro Zanardi United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW21 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
6 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW21 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda MF-301HD 3.0 V10 B
8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan 199 Mugen-Honda MF-301HD 3.0 V10 B
9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B199 Playlife FB01 3.0 V10 B
10 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B199 Playlife FB01 3.0 V10 B
11 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C18 Petronas SPE-03A 3.0 V10 B
12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C18 Petronas SPE-03A 3.0 V10 B
14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Repsol Arrows F1 Team Arrows A20 Arrows T2-F1 3.0 V10 B
15 Japan Toranosuke Takagi United Kingdom Repsol Arrows F1 Team Arrows A20 Arrows T2-F1 3.0 V10 B
16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF3 Ford Cosworth CR-1 3.0 V10 B
17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF3 Ford Cosworth CR-1 3.0 V10 B
18 France Olivier Panis France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP02 Peugeot A18 3.0 V10 B
19 Italy Jarno Trulli France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP02 Peugeot A18 3.0 V10 B
20 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Minardi M01 Ford Cosworth VJM1 Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B
21 Spain Marc Gené Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Minardi M01 Ford Cosworth VJM1 Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B
22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom British American Racing BAR 01 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
23 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom British American Racing BAR 01 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1999 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.547 150.486 km/h
2 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:20.611 +0.064s 150.367 km/h
3 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.956 +0.409s 149.726 km/h
4 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Ferrari 1:21.011 +0.464s 149.624 km/h
5 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 1:21.530 +0.983s 148.672 km/h
6 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:21.556 +1.009s 148.624 km/h
7 19 Italy Jarno Trulli France Prost-Peugeot 1:21.769 +1.222s 148.237 km/h
8 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 1:21.827 +1.280s 148.132 km/h
9 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:21.938 +1.391s 147.931 km/h
10 10 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:21.968 +1.421s 147.877 km/h
11 5 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 1:22.152 +1.605s 147.546 km/h
12 23 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 1:22.241 +1.694s 147.386 km/h
13 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 1:22.248 +1.701s 147.374 km/h
14 11 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:22.354 +1.807s 147.184 km/h
15 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:22.659 +2.112s 146.641 km/h
16 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 1:22.719 +2.172s 146.535 km/h
17 18 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:22.832 +2.285s 146.335 km/h
18 7 France Olivier Panis France Prost-Peugeot 1:22.916 +2.369s 146.187 km/h
19 15 Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom Arrows 1:23.290 +2.743s 145.530 km/h
20 20 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:23.765 +3.218s 144.705 km/h
21 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows 1:24.260 +3.713s 143.855 km/h
22 21 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:24.914 +4.367s 142.747 km/h
107% Time: 1:26.185[3]
Source:[4][3]
  • 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.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Mika Häkkinen
Michael Schumacher ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 David Coulthard
Eddie Irvine ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Rubens Barrichello
Heinz-Harald Frentzen ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Jarno Trulli
Jacques Villeneuve ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Giancarlo Fisichella
Alexander Wurz ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Alex Zanardi
Mika Salo ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Johnny Herbert
Jean Alesi ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Pedro Diniz
Ralf Schumacher ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Damon Hill
Olivier Panis ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Tora Takagi
Luca Badoer ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Pedro de la Rosa
Marc Gené ______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1999 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 78 1:49:31.812 2 10
2 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Ferrari 78 +30.476s 4 6
3 1 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 78 +37.483s 1 4
4 8 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 78 +54.009s 6 3
5 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 77 +1 Lap 9 2
6 10 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 77 +1 Lap 10 1
7 19 Italy Jarno Trulli France Prost-Peugeot 77 +1 Lap 7
8 5 Italy Alex Zanardi United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 76 +2 Laps 11
9* 16 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 71 Suspension 5
Ret 6 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 54 Accident 16
Ret 11 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 50 Suspension 14
Ret 12 Brazil Pedro Diniz Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 49 Suspension 15
Ret 18 France Olivier Panis France Prost-Peugeot 40 Engine 18
Ret 2 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 36 Gearbox 3
Ret 23 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 36 Brakes 12
Ret 15 Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom Arrows 36 Engine 19
Ret 22 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Supertec 32 Oil leak 8
Ret 17 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 32 Suspension 13
Ret 14 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Arrows 30 Gearbox 21
Ret 21 Spain Marc Gené Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 24 Accident 22
Ret 20 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 10 Gearbox 20
Ret 7 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 3 Collision 17
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher extended his Championship lead with his second straight victory of the campaign, leaving Monte Carlo with an eight point advantage. Eddie Irvine remained his closest challenger, and had inched further away from Mika Häkkinen in third. Heinz-Harald Frentzen had also slipped further back in fourth, while Ralf Schumacher retained his top five status.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari had managed to claim a perfect score, meaning their Championship lead had been greatly enhanced. They left Monaco on 44 points, 24 more than second placed rivals McLaren-Mercedes, whom kept throwing away points with mistakes and poor reliability. Behind Jordan-Mugen-Honda had retained third ahead of Benetton-Playlife, while Williams-Supertec completed the top five.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 26
2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 18
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen 14
4 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 13
5 Germany Ralf Schumacher 7
6 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 7 ▲2
7 United Kingdom David Coulthard 6 ▼1
8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 6 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Damon Hill 3
10 Austria Alexander Wurz 1 ▲4
11 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1 ▼1
12 France Olivier Panis 1 ▼1
13 France Jean Alesi 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 44
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 20
3 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 16
4 Italy Benetton-Playlife 8 ▲2
5 United Kingdom Williams-Supertec 7 ▼1
6 United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 6 ▼1
7 United Kingdom Arrows 1
8 France Prost-Peugeot 1
9 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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  2. 'Monaco 1999: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/monaco/engages.aspx, (Accessed 27/08/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Monaco 1999: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/monaco/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 27/08/2019)
  4. 'Grand Prix de Monaco 1999 - QUALIFYING', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1999/races/690/monaco/qualifying-0.html, (Accessed 27/08/2019)
  5. 'Monaco 1999: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/monaco/classement.aspx, (Accessed 27/08/2019)
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  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 '4. Monaco 1999', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1999/monaco.aspx, (Accessed 27/08/2019)
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V T E 1999 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Ferrari • Williams • Jordan • Benetton • Sauber • Arrows • Stewart • Prost • Minardi • BAR
Engines Arrows • Ferrari • Ford • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Petronas • Peugeot • Playlife • Supertec
Drivers Häkkinen • 2 Coulthard • 3 M. Schumacher • 3 Salo • 4 Irvine • 5 Zanardi • 6 R. Schumacher • 7 Hill • 8 Frentzen • 9 Fisichella • 10 Wurz • 11 Alesi • 12 Diniz • 14 De la Rosa • 15 Takagi • 16 Barrichello • 17 Herbert • 18 Panis • 19 Trulli • 20 Badoer • 20 Sarrazin • 21 Gené • 22 Villeneuve • 23 Zonta • 23 Salo
Other Drivers Heidfeld • Nakano • Verstappen
Cars Ferrari F399 • McLaren MP4/14 • Jordan 199 • Stewart SF3 • Williams FW21 • Benetton B199 • Prost AP02 • Sauber C18 • Arrows A20 • Minardi M01 • BAR 01
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