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1984 Monaco Grand Prix


Results from the 1984 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix held at Monaco on June 3, 1984. Prost led the race, run in heavy rain, from pole position. He was passed on lap nine by Nigel Mansell, leading a Grand Prix for the first time, when Prost was delayed by Corrado Fabi's stalled Brabham just before the tunnel. Mansell pulled away from Prost at around two seconds per lap, before going off six laps later on the run up to Casino Square, damaging his car and retiring from the race. Prost assumed the lead again, now from Ayrton Senna, who, in his rookie season in a generally uncompetitive Toleman car, was rapidly catching him. Clerk of the Course Jacky Ickx decided that conditions were too poor for the race to continue. The red flag to stop the race was shown at the end of the 32nd lap. Senna passed Prost's slowing McLaren at the finish line, but according to the rules, the positions counted are those from the previous lap 31, at which point Prost was still leading. The stoppage was controversial, as it benefitted Alain Prost with a Porsche-designed engine, and was made by Ickx, a Porsche employee in sports car racing. It has been remarked that had the race been allowed to continue until 75% of the laps, full points would have been awarded and Prost could have had 6 points from a 2nd place instead of 4.5 points from the win. Ironically Prost would lose the championship to Niki Lauda by half a point.

Senna was not the only young driver to run near the front - Stefan Bellof finished third and had been closing on both Senna and Prost. The Tyrrell team's results were erased later in the season due to weight infringements.

Classification

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 31 1:01:07.740 1 4.5
2 19 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna Toleman-Hart 31 + 7.446 13 3
3 28 22px-Flag of France.png René Arnoux Ferrari 31 + 29.077 3 2
4 6 22px-Flag of Finland.png Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 31 + 35.246 10 1.5
5 11 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 31 + 44.439 11 1
6 27 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Michele Alboreto Ferrari 30 + 1 Lap 4 0.5
7 24 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 30 + 1 Lap 19  
8 5 22px-Flag of France.png Jacques Laffite Williams-Honda 30 + 1 Lap 16  
DSQ 4 22px-Flag of Germany.png Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 31 Disqualified 20  
Ret 22 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 24 Steering 14  
Ret 8 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 23 Spun Off 8  
Ret 14 22px-Flag of Germany.png Manfred Winkelhock ATS-BMW 22 Spun Off 12  
Ret 12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell Lotus-Renault 15 spun Off 2  
Ret 1 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 14 Electrical 9  
Ret 25 22px-Flag of France.png Francois Hesnault Ligier-Renault 12 electrical 17  
Ret 2 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Corrado Fabi Brabham-BMW 9 Electrical 15  
Ret 20 22px-Flag of Venezuela.png Johnny Cecotto Toleman-Hart 1 spun Off 18  
Ret 16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Derek Warwick Renault 0 collision 5  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France.png Patrick Tambay Renault 0 collision 6  
Ret 26 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 0 Accident 7  
DNQ 17 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Marc Surer Arrows-Ford    
DNQ 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford    
DNQ 23 22px-Flag of the United States.png Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo    
DNQ 18 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW    
DNQ 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jonathan Palmer RAM-Hart    
DNQ 21 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mauro Baldi Spirit-Hart    
DNQ 9 22px-Flag of France.png Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart        


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