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1991 Monaco Grand Prix


Results from the 1991 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix held at Monaco on May 12, 1991

Report

Ayrton Senna shocked no-one by taking pole position, but second place was a surprise with Stefano Modena taking full advantage of the superior Pirelli qualifying tyres to be second followed by Patrese, Piquet, a disappointing Mansell, Berger, Prost, Moreno, Alesi, and de Cesaris. Alex Caffi had a huge accident in practice and would not participate in the race. Elsewhere Martin Brundle was disqualified for missing a weight check. At the start Senna got away well followed by Patrese, Mansell, and Prost. In the usual first corner mayhem Berger ran into the back of Piquet, dropping the Austrian to the back of the pack and breaking Piquet's suspension, Berger would later crash out. Senna quickly built up a huge lead over Modena and Patrese, and both the chasers were eliminated on lap 42 when Modena's engine blew in the tunnel spreading oil on the track which caused Patrese to crash. Senna now had a huge lead over Prost and Mansell, but the Englishman was in no mood to stay third and passed Prost with a daring move going into the chicane. Prost would later pit to repair a loose wheel and problems with the stop dropped him down to fifth. Senna duly won his fourth Monaco Grand Prix in five years by 18 seconds over Mansell, who drove a brilliant race, Alesi, Moreno, Prost, and Emanuelle Pirro in the Dallara. The second place finish was Nigel Mansell's first points of the season and the gearbox issues that had troubled the start of his season did not re-appear.


Classification

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 78 1:53:02.334 1 10
2 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 78 + 18.348 5 6
3 28 22px-Flag of France.png Jean Alesi Ferrari 78 + 47.455 9 4
4 19 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Roberto Moreno Benetton-Ford 77 + 1 Lap 8 3
5 27 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost Ferrari 77 + 1 Lap 7 2
6 21 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Emanuele Pirro Dallara-Judd 77 + 1 Lap 12 1
7 25 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Thierry Boutsen Ligier-Lamborghini 76 + 2 laps 16  
8 32 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Bertrand Gachot Jordan-Ford 76 + 2 laps 23  
9 29 22px-Flag of France.png Éric Bernard Lola-Ford 76 + 2 laps 13  
10 26 22px-Flag of France.png Érik Comas Ligier-Lamborghini 76 +2 laps 26  
11 22 22px-Flag of Finland.png Jyrki Järvilehto Dallara-Judd 75 + 3 Laps 21  
12 23 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ferrari 72 + 6 laps 14  
Ret 11 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen Lotus-Judd 64 Oil leak 25  
Ret 24 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gianni Morbidelli Minardi-Ferrari 49 Gearbox 17  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Mauricio Gugelmin Leyton House-Ilmor 43 Throttle 15  
Ret 4 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Stefano Modena Tyrrell-Honda 42 Engine 2  
Ret 6 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 42 Spun Off 3  
Ret 8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mark Blundell Brabham-Yamaha 41 Spun off 19  
Ret 9 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Michele Alboreto Footwork-Porsche 39 Engine 22  
Ret 3 22px-Flag of Japan.png Satoru Nakajima Tyrrell-Honda 35 Spun off 11  
Ret 30 22px-Flag of Japan.png Aguri Suzuki Lola-Ford 24 Engine 20  
Ret 33 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Andrea de Cesaris Jordan-Ford 21 Throttle 10  
Ret 16 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ivan Capelli Leyton House-Ilmor 12 Brakes 18  
Ret 17 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 9 Gearbox 24  
Ret 2 22px-Flag of Austria.png Gerhard Berger McLaren-Honda 9 Spun Off 6  
Ret 20 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet Benetton-Ford 0 Suspension 4  
DNQ 12 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Julian Bailey Lotus-Judd    
DNQ 18 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Fabrizio Barbazza AGS-Ford    
DNQ 10 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alex Caffi Footwork-Porsche    
DNQ 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Martin Brundle Brabham-Yamaha    
DNPQ 34 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nicola Larini Lambo-Lamborghini    
DNPQ 35 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Eric van de Poele Lambo-Lamborghini    
DNPQ 31 22px-Flag of Portugal.png Pedro Chaves Coloni-Ford    
DNPQ 14 22px-Flag of France.png Olivier Grouillard Fondmetal-Ford    


Notes

  • Fastest Lap: Alain Prost 1'24.360


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