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The 2001 Monaco Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the LIXe Grand Prix de Monaco, was the seventh round of the 2001 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged on 27 May 2001 at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco.[1] The race would not be remembered as a classic, as Michael Schumacher claimed a dominant victory ahead of teammate Rubens Barrichello as the two McLaren-Mercedes faltered.[1]

Indeed, it had been David Coulthard, Schumacher's main title rival, who had seized pole position in qualifying, beating the #1 Ferrari by two tenths.[1] Mika Häkkinen then shared the second row with Barrichello, while Ralf Schumacher secured fifth ahead of Eddie Irvine in the Jaguar-Ford Cosworth.[1]

However, Coulthard's hopes of continuing his win streak would be destroyed before the race even began, with a launch control system failure on the formation lap causing him to stall.[1] That forced the Scot to start from the back of the grid once McLaren got him started, effectively gifting Michael Schumacher an opposed run into Sainte Devote.[1]

That, ultimately, proved to be the case, with the #1 Ferrari immediately streaking into the lead when the race began, with Häkkinen trying to hang on in second.[1] Behind, Barrichello shadowed them in third, while Irvine tried to make an ambitious outside lunge on Ralf Schumacher to grab fourth, only to be passed by Schumacher's Williams-BMW teammate Juan Pablo Montoya.[1]

The rest of the opening lap saw Coulthard make some minor group at the back of the field, picking up a place when Nick Heidfeld was bounced into the barriers at Portier by Enrique Bernoldi.[1] Otherwise, there was little change in the early stages, with Michael Schumacher easing away from Häkkinen, while Barrichello led the two Williams'.[1]

The fight for the lead soon became an exchange of fastest laps, before Häkkinen began to sense that something was wrong with his steering, causing his McLaren to ease to the right.[1] On lap thirteen the issue worsened as he ran through the tunnel, allowing Barrichello to streak past and claim second into the Nouvelle Chicane, despite the fact that the Brazilian was braking earlier than usual due to cramp.[1]

Häkkinen ultimately abandoned third at the end of the lap for a quick diagnosis in the McLaren pitbox, where no issues were found.[1] Yet, just two laps later the Finn was back in to retire as the issue persisted, leaving Ralf Schumacher in third ahead of Montoya, while Michael Schumacher continued to build a huge lead.[1]

With that the fight for victory was over, with Schumacher only losing the lead for four laps during the pitstop window as Barrichello stayed out longer.[1] Behind, however, there would be some intense fighting between the two Williams and Irvine for third, although that would be settled by mechanical strife for the two Williams long before the end of the race.[1]

Barrichello steadily closed up onto the back of Schumacher in the closing laps, with Ferrari almost staging a dead heat as the pair flashed across the line.[1] Ultimately, however, it was Schumacher's victory half a second ahead of the Brazilian, with Irvine in third to claim Jaguar's maiden F1 podium finish.[1] Jacques Villeneuve ran out of time to catch the Ulsterman and so had to settle for fourth, while Coulthard secured fifth late on to keep his title hopes alive.[1]

BackgroundEdit

David Coulthard would leave Austria as a serious title contender after his second win of the campaign, moving onto 38 points after the opening third of the season. That left him just four behind Michael Schumacher after the late Ferrari swap, suggesting that the controversial switch was the correct call by the Scuderia. It did, however, mean that Rubens Barrichello fell twenty points behind the Scot in third, with Ralf Schumacher and Nick Heidfeld also losing ground.

In the Constructors Championship it had been an even day for Ferrari and McLaren-Mercedes at the head of the field, both having claimed ten points across the weekend. That meant that the former's lead remained a healthy eighteen points after six races, with a fair gap back to third placed Williams-BMW. Jordan-Honda were next, a point ahead of Sauber-Petronas, while Arrows-Asiatech had become the eighth constructor to claim a place on the score board.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2001 Ferrari 050 3.0 V10 B
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2001 Ferrari 050 3.0 V10 B
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-16 Mercedes FO 110K 3.0 V10 B
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-16 Mercedes FO 110K 3.0 V10 B
5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW23 BMW P80 3.0 V10 M
6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW23 BMW P80 3.0 V10 M
7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton B201 Renault RS21 3.0 V10 M
8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Italy Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton B201 Renault RS21 3.0 V10 M
9 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 003 Honda RA001E 3.0 V10 B
10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 003 Honda RA001E 3.0 V10 B
11 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland B&H Jordan Honda Jordan EJ11 Honda RA001E 3.0 V10 B
12 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland B&H Jordan Honda Jordan EJ11 Honda RA001E 3.0 V10 B
14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Orange Arrows Asiatech Arrows A22 Asiatech 001 3.0 V10 B
15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Orange Arrows Asiatech Arrows A22 Asiatech 001 3.0 V10 B
16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C20 Petronas 01A 3.0 V10 B
17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C20 Petronas 01A 3.0 V10 B
18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R2 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 M
19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R2 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 M
20 Brazil Tarso Marques Italy European Minardi F1 Minardi PS01 European European 3.0 V10 M
21 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy European Minardi F1 Minardi PS01 European European 3.0 V10 M
22 France Jean Alesi France Prost Grand Prix Prost AP04 Acer 01A 3.0 V10 M
23 Brazil Luciano Burti France Prost Grand Prix Prost AP04 Acer 01A 3.0 V10 M
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 4 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.430 156.683 km/h
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:17.631 +0.201s 156.278 km/h
3 3 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.749 +0.319s 156.041 km/h
4 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:17.856 +0.426s 155.826 km/h
5 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:18.029 +0.599s 155.481 km/h
6 18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:18.432 +1.002s 154.682 km/h
7 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:18.751 +1.321s 154.055 km/h
8 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:18.921 +1.491s 153.723 km/h
9 10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:19.086 +1.656s 153.403 km/h
10 7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Renault 1:19.220 +1.790s 153.143 km/h
11 22 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Acer 1:19.245 +1.815s 153.095 km/h
12 9 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:19.294 +1.864s 153.000 km/h
13 11 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:19.316 +1.886s 152.958 km/h
14 19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:20.033 +2.603s 151.587 km/h
15 17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:20.081 +2.651s 151.497 km/h
16 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:20.261 +2.831s 151.157 km/h
17 8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Italy Benetton-Renault 1:20.342 +2.912s 151.004 km/h
18 21 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Minardi-European 1:20.788 +3.358s 150.171 km/h
19 14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 1:20.823 +3.393s 150.106 km/h
20 15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 1:21.336 +3.906s 149.159 km/h
21 23 Brazil Luciano Burti France Prost-Acer 1:21.771 +4.341s 148.366 km/h
22 20 Brazil Tarso Marques Italy Minardi-European 1:22.201 +4.771s 147.589 km/h
107% Time: 1:22.850[3]
Source:[3][4]
  • 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 David Coulthard*
Michael Schumacher ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Mika Häkkinen
Rubens Barrichello ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Ralf Schumacher
Eddie Irvine ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Juan Pablo Montoya
Jarno Trulli ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Jacques Villeneuve
Giancarlo Fisichella ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Jean Alesi
Olivier Panis ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Pedro de la Rosa ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Kimi Räikkönen
Nick Heidfeld ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Jos Verstappen
Enrique Bernoldi ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Luciano Burti
Tarso Marques ______________
  • * Coulthard started the race from the back of the grid after stalling on the formation lap.[3]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2001 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 78 1:47:22.561 2 10
2 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 78 +0.431s 4 6
3 18 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 78 +30.698s 6 4
4 10 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 78 +32.454s 9 3
5 4 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 77 +1 Lap 1 2
6 22 France Jean Alesi France Prost-Acer 77 +1 Lap 11 1
7 8 United Kingdom Jenson Button Italy Benetton-Renault 77 +1 Lap 17
8 14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 77 +1 Lap 19
9 15 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 76 +2 Laps 20
10 17 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 73 +5 Laps 15
Ret 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 57 Electrical 5
Ret 20 Brazil Tarso Marques Italy Minardi-European 56 Transmission 22
Ret 21 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Minardi-European 54 Gearbox 18
Ret 11 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Ireland Jordan-Honda 49 Accident 13
Ret 7 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Renault 43 Accident 10
Ret 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Ireland Jordan-Honda 30 Hydraulics 8
Ret 23 Brazil Luciano Burti France Prost-Acer 24 Gearbox 21
Ret 19 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 18 Hydraulics 14
Ret 3 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 15 Steering 3
Ret 9 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 13 Steering 12
Ret 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 2 Spin 7
Ret 16 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 16
Source:[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Michael Schumacher extended his lead in the Drivers Championship as a result of the Monaco Grand Prix, leaving the Principality with 52 points to his credit. That left him twelve clear of closest challenger David Coulthard, with the Scot himself sixteen clear of Rubens Barrichello in third. The Brazilian himself ended the day with double the points of fourth placed Ralf Schumacher, with Nick Heidfeld still holding on to his top five status.

Ferrari, meanwhile, had claimed their second one-two of the campaign to move onto 76 points, leaving them in command of the Constructors Championship once again. Indeed, that result moved them 32 points clear of McLaren-Mercedes in second, who themselves held a 26 point advantage over third placed Williams-BMW. Jordan-Honda and BAR-Honda completed the top five, with points for Jaguar-Ford Cosworth and Prost-Acer meaning everyone bar Minardi-European had registered points in 2001.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 52
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard 40
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 24
4 Germany Ralf Schumacher 12
5 Germany Nick Heidfeld 8
6 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 7 ▲4
7 Italy Jarno Trulli 7 ▼1
8 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 6 ▼1
9 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 6 ▼1
10 France Olivier Panis 5 ▼1
11 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 4 ▲4
12 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 4 ▼1
13 Finland Mika Häkkinen 2 ▼1
14 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 1 ▼1
15 France Jean Alesi 1 ▲1
16 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 1 ▼2
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 76
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 44
3 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 18
4 Ireland Jordan-Honda 13
5 United Kingdom BAR-Honda 12 ▲1
6 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 12 ▼1
7 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 4 ▲2
8 United Kingdom Arrows-Asiatech 1 ▼1
9 Italy Benetton-Renault 1 ▼1
10 France Prost-Acer 1

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

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