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The 2002 Monaco Grand Prix, otherwise officially known as the LXe Grand Prix de Monaco, was the seventh round of the 2002 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, Monaco, on 26 May 2002.[1] The race, which was the sixtieth staging of the Monaco Grand Prix, would see David Coulthard claim a shock victory for McLaren-Mercedes.[1]

Indeed, pre-race favourites Ferrari seemed to be off kilter throughout the weekend, with Championship leader Michael Schumacher only able to claim third in qualifying, two weeks after the fallout from the Austrian Grand Prix.[1] That meant that pole position went the way of Juan Pablo Montoya, with Coulthard taking second alongside the Williams-BMW.[1]

Having stalled on the start last year when on pole in Monaco, Coulthard was determined to make a perfect start this time, and duly sprinted away to claim the lead as Montoya comparatively crawled off the line.[1] The Scot hence led the Colombian racer into Sainte Devote with Schumacher watching on, as an otherwise clean start saw Jacques Villeneuve have to be dragged to the pitlane having stalled on the grid.[1]

The early stages saw Coulthard establish a small lead over Montoya, while Schumacher and his brother Ralf remained within striking distance.[1] However, the narrow Monaco circuit made overtaking increasingly impossible, and so Coulthard's lead was effectively safe unless he made a mistake.[1]

Behind, there was drama for Allan McNish as the Scot, running close to the points for Toyota, spun himself into the barriers at Sainte Devote, while Takuma Sato removed himself via the barriers at the chicane.[1] Alex Yoong was another barrier bouncer, while Rubens Barrichello and Kimi Räikkönen came very close to contact several times as they fought for fifth.[1]

Out front, meanwhile, it was clear that all of the top four were on a one-stop strategy, with the Williams' beginning to struggle as the race wore on.[1] That allowed Coulthard to begin building an increasingly larger lead as the race reached half-distance, and hence prompted Michael Schumacher to make an early stop on lap 44.[1]

A quick out-lap from the German ace made many believe that he had to pace to jump Montoya, although that was made academic when the Colombian racer's engine expired on the very same lap.[1] Coulthard, meanwhile, was brought in earlier than planned to cover Schumacher's stop, and duly emerged with a narrow one second lead over the German ace.[1]

The fight for victory hence became a duel for the rest of the race, with Coulthard managing to place his McLaren beautifully to prevent Schumacher from lunging past.[1] The same could not be said of their teammates, with Barrichello eventually taking Räikkönen out of the race with a clumsy lunge at the chicane.[1]

That put Jarno Trulli into fourth place, with the Italian having to fend off the attentions of Giancarlo Fisichella for the rest of the race.[1] Heinz-Harald Frentzen had been running ahead of them for Arrows-Ford Cosworth, although he was forced to make a late stop after a refuelling issue on his planned stop.[1] He would, however, still rejoin ahead of Barrichello, with all four drivers lapped in the closing stages.[1]

With that the race was over, with Coulthard keeping Schumacher at bay to claim his first win of the campaign against a clearly quicker Ferrari.[1] Ralf Schumacher had a lonely second half of the race to complete the podium, with Trulli, Fisichella and Frentzen completing the scorers ahead of a recovering Barrichello.[1]

BackgroundEdit

Regardless of whether the late Ferrari had been completely necessary in the wider-scope of the Championship, it did have an immediate effect on the table as the F1 field left Austria. Indeed, controversial victor Michael Schumacher would leave Spielberg with double the points of second place Juan Pablo Montoya, moving onto 54 points with his fifth win of the campaign. Behind, Ralf Schumacher had enhanced his grip on third ahead of Rubens Barrichello, with David Coulthard completing the top five.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari's one-two ensured that they scored maximum points in Austria, and hence opened out a healthy sixteen point lead. Indeed, it meant that second placed Williams-BMW were more than a race's worth of points behind them, with the Anglo-German alliance set to be the Scuderia's only threat. Behind, McLaren-Mercedes had continued to inch away from the midfield in third, while BAR-Honda had been left as the only non-scorers as Jordan-Honda collected their first points.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2002 Monaco Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2002 Ferrari 051 3.0 V10 B
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2002 Ferrari 051 3.0 V10 B
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-17 Mercedes FO 110M 3.0 V10 M
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-17 Mercedes FO 110M 3.0 V10 M
5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW24 BMW P82 3.0 V10 M
6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom BMW Williams F1 Team Williams FW24 BMW P82 3.0 V10 M
7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber C21 Petronas 02A 3.0 V10 B
8 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber C21 Petronas 02A 3.0 V10 B
9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland DHL Jordan Honda Jordan EJ12 Honda RA002E 3.0 V10 B
10 Japan Takuma Sato Ireland DHL Jordan Honda Jordan EJ12 Honda RA002E 3.0 V10 B
11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 004 Honda RA002E 3.0 V10 B
12 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom Lucky Strike BAR Honda BAR 004 Honda RA002E 3.0 V10 B
14 Italy Jarno Trulli France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R202 Renault RS22 3.0 V10 M
15 United Kingdom Jenson Button France Mild Seven Renault F1 Team Renault R202 Renault RS22 3.0 V10 M
16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R3 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 M
17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar R3 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 M
20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Orange Arrows Arrows A23 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 B
21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Orange Arrows Arrows A23 Ford Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10 B
22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Italy KL Minardi Asiatech Minardi PS02 Asiatech AT02 3.0 V10 M
23 Australia Mark Webber Italy KL Minardi Asiatech Minardi PS02 Asiatech AT02 3.0 V10 M
24 Finland Mika Salo Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF102 Toyota RVX-02 3.0 V10 M
25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF102 Toyota RVX-02 3.0 V10 M
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2002 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:16.676 158.224 km/h
2 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.068 +0.392s 157.419 km/h
3 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:17.118 +0.442s 157.317 km/h
4 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 1:17.274 +0.598s 157.000 km/h
5 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 1:17.357 +0.681s 156.831 km/h
6 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.660 +0.984s 156.219 km/h
7 14 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 1:17.710 +1.034s 156.119 km/h
8 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button France Renault 1:18.132 +1.456s 155.276 km/h
9 24 Finland Mika Salo Japan Toyota 1:18.234 +1.558s 155.073 km/h
10 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Japan Toyota 1:18.292 +1.616s 154.958 km/h
11 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:18.342 +1.666s 154.859 km/h
12 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 1:18.607 +1.931s 154.337 km/h
13 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:19.006 +2.330s 153.558 km/h
14 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:19.252 +2.576s 153.081 km/h
15 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 1:19.412 +2.736s 152.773 km/h
16 10 Japan Takuma Sato Ireland Jordan-Honda 1:19.461 +2.785s 152.679 km/h
17 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:19.500 +2.824s 152.604 km/h
18 12 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 1:19.569 +2.893s 152.471 km/h
19 23 Australia Mark Webber Italy Minardi-Asiatech 1:19.674 +2.998s 152.270 km/h
20 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:19.796 +3.120s 152.038 km/h
21 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 1:20.139 +3.463s 151.387 km/h
22 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Italy Minardi-Asiatech 1:21.599 +4.923s 148.678 km/h
107% Time: 1:22.043[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 Juan Pablo Montoya
David Coulthard ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Michael Schumacher
Ralf Schumacher ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Rubens Barrichello
Kimi Räikkönen ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Jarno Trulli
Jenson Button ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Mika Salo
Allan McNish ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Giancarlo Fisichella
Heinz-Harald Frentzen ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Felipe Massa
Jacques Villeneuve ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Enrique Bernoldi
Takuma Sato ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Nick Heidfeld
Olivier Panis ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Mark Webber
Pedro de la Rosa ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Eddie Irvine
Alex Yoong ______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2002 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 78 1:45:39.055 2 10
2 1 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 78 +1.050s 3 6
3 5 Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Williams-BMW 78 +1:07.450 4 4
4 14 Italy Jarno Trulli France Renault 77 +1 Lap 7 3
5 9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ireland Jordan-Honda 77 +1 Lap 11 2
6 20 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 77 +1 Lap 12 1
7 2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Italy Ferrari 77 +1 Lap 5
8 7 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 76 +2 Laps 17
9 16 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 76 +2 Laps 21
10 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 76 +2 Laps 20
11 23 Australia Mark Webber Italy Minardi-Asiatech 76 +2 Laps 19
12 21 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 76 +2 Laps 15
Ret 24 Finland Mika Salo Japan Toyota 69 Brakes 9
Ret 8 Brazil Felipe Massa Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 63 Accident 13
Ret 12 France Olivier Panis United Kingdom BAR-Honda 51 Collision 18
Ret 15 United Kingdom Jenson Button France Renault 51 Collision 8
Ret 6 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya United Kingdom Williams-BMW 46 Engine 1
Ret 11 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom BAR-Honda 44 Engine 14
Ret 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 41 Damage 6
Ret 22 Malaysia Alex Yoong Italy Minardi-Asiatech 29 Accident 22
Ret 10 Japan Takuma Sato Ireland Jordan-Honda 22 Accident 16
Ret 25 United Kingdom Allan McNish Japan Toyota 15 Accident 10
Source:[5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Despite missing out on victory for the first time in five races, Championship leader Michael Schumacher had extended his advantage, leaving Monte Carlo with a 33 point lead. His brother Ralf Schumacher had moved into second, overhauling teammate Juan Pablo Montoya by virtue of his win in Malaysia, while David Coulthard had moved into fourth courtesy of his win in Monaco. Behind, Rubens Barrichello had slipped down to fifth, while Jarno Trulli became the season's fifteenth different scorer.

In the Constructors Championship Ferrari had managed to add to their tally, their advantage over their nearest rivals at eighteen points. Williams-BMW had remained, unsurprisingly, as the Scuderia's most significant threat, leaving Monte Carlo on 54 points, while McLaren-Mercedes had solidified their grip on a distant third place, 30 behind their compatriots. Renault, meanwhile, had inched away from Sauber-Petronas, with BAR-Honda remaining the only pointless constructor in the field.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 60
2 Germany Ralf Schumacher 27 ▲1
3 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 27 ▼1
4 United Kingdom David Coulthard 20 ▲1
5 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 12 ▼1
6 United Kingdom Jenson Button 8
7 Germany Nick Heidfeld 5
8 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 4
9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 4 ▲3
10 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 3 ▼1
11 Italy Jarno Trulli 3 ▲9
12 Brazil Felipe Massa 3 ▼2
13 Australia Mark Webber 2 ▼2
14 Finland Mika Salo 2 ▼1
15 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 2 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Italy Ferrari 72
2 United Kingdom Williams-BMW 54
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 24
4 France Renault 11
5 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 8
6 Ireland Jordan-Honda 4 ▲2
7 United Kingdom Jaguar-Ford Cosworth 3 ▼1
8 Italy Minardi-Asiatech 2 ▼1
9 Japan Toyota 2
10 United Kingdom Arrows-Ford Cosworth 2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

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