Monaco GP 1999

Monaco GP, 1999

Mika Hakkinen took pole position in his McLaren-Mercedes, just a fraction ahead of Michael Schumacher's Ferrari, in a very exciting qualifying session. David Coulthard was third for McLaren with Eddie Irvine fourth in his Ferrari. Then came Rubens Barrichello in his Stewart and Heinz-Harald Frentzen in the Jordan-Mugen Honda.

At the start the two Ferraris got away best and so Schumacher led Hakkinen and Irvine led Coulthard. There was no stopping Schumacher after that and Irvine was able to get ahead of Hakkinen during the pits stops thanks to an error when the Finnish driver slid up the escape road at Mirabeau after hitting a patch of oil.

Although Hakkinen tried to catch Irvine there was something wrong with the front end of the McLaren which affected the handling. Coulthard retired with mechanical trouble.

The minor placings went to Frentzen in the Jordan and Giancarlo Fisichella and Alexander Wurz (the pair having a rare good day with the troublesome Benetton B199).

Michael Schumacher Ferrari  78 1h49m31.812  1m20.611 
Eddie Irvine Ferrari  78 30.476  1m21.011 
Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes  78 37.483  1m20.547 
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Jordan-Mugen Honda  78 54.009  1m21.556 
Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Supertec  77 1 Lap  1m21.938 
10 Alexander Wurz Benetton-Supertec  77 1 Lap  1m21.968 10 
19 Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot  77 1 Lap  1m21.769 
Alessandro Zanardi Williams-Supertec  76 2 Laps  1m22.152 11 
16 Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford  71 7 Laps  1m21.530 
Ralf Schumacher Williams-Supertec  54 Accident 1m22.719 16 
11 Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas  50 Damage 1m22.354 14 
12 Pedro Diniz Sauber-Petronas  49 Brakes 1m22.659 15 
18 Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot  40 Engine 1m22.916 18 
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes  36 Gearbox 1m20.956 
23 Ricardo Zonta BAR-Supertec  36 Accident 1m22.241 12 
14 Toranosuke Takagi Arrows  36 Engine 1m23.290 19 
17 Johnny Herbert Stewart-Ford  32 Suspension 1m22.248 13 
22 Jacques Villeneuve BAR-Supertec  32 Mechanical 1m21.827 
15 Pedro de la Rosa Arrows  30 Gearbox 1m24.260 21 
21 Marc Gene Minardi-Ford  24 Accident 1m24.914 22 
20 Luca Badoer Minardi-Ford  10 Gearbox 1m23.765 20 
Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen Honda  Accident 1m22.832 17