1989 Monaco Grand Prix

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Template:Infobox Grand Prix race report The 1989 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Monaco on May 7, 1989. It was the third race of the 1989 Formula One season.

Race summary

The field was one fewer in Monaco as Ferrari had decided not to run a second car to replace Gerhard Berger, who was injured in an accident at Imola. Elsewhere Tyrrell had new cars that looked promising. Ayrton Senna was on pole by a full second over teammate Alain Prost with Thierry Boutsen sharing row two with the surprisingly competitive Brabham of Martin Brundle. Nigel Mansell was fifth followed by Derek Warwick, Riccardo Patrese, Stefano Modena, Alex Caffi, and Andrea De Cesaris. The Coloni team got both its cars into a race for the only time, allowing driver Pierre-Henri Raphanel to make his Grand Prix debut.

At the start Senna got away brilliantly and Prost could do nothing but slot into second. The McLarens proceeded to pull away from the field as usual while behind them Williams were in all sorts of trouble, as both Boutsen and Patrese had to stop for new rear wings. Nigel Mansell went out on lap 20 with more gearbox issues for Ferrari and one of the talking points of the race came on lap 33 when De Cesaris attempted to pass Nelson Piquet at Loews Hairpin. The predictable accident occurred and some choice words were exchanged between the two drivers and a huge traffic jam was caused. Brundle was looking good until he had to stop for a new battery and dropped back to seventh. Senna continued to dominate, Prost having been slowed by the Piquet-De Cesaris incident and duly won his second Monaco Grand Prix from Prost. This was despite Senna losing first and second gear later in the race and disguising it to his best so Prost wouldn't react and push for the lead. Modena finished third, scoring his first points in Formula One and Brabham's last podium. Alex Caffi, Michele Alboreto, and Brundle, who was promoted to sixth on the final lap as a result of the retirement of Ivan Capelli, completed the pointscoring positions. Caffi achieved both his and Dallara's first points.

Classification

Pre Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 8 Template:Flagicon Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:26.957
2 21 Template:Flagicon Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 1:27.098 +0.141
3 32 Template:Flagicon Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford 1:27.590 +0.633
4 7 Template:Flagicon Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd 1:27.774 +0.817
5 18 Template:Flagicon Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford 1:27.795 +0.838
6 36 Template:Flagicon Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford 1.27.821 +0.864
7 17 Template:Flagicon Nicola Larini Osella-Ford 1:28.555 +1.598
8 34 Template:Flagicon Bernd Schneider Zakspeed-Yamaha 1:28.610 +1.653
9 37 Template:Flagicon Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford 1:28.897 +1.940
10 33 Template:Flagicon Gregor Foitek EuroBrun-Judd 1:29.423 +2.466
11 39 Template:Flagicon Volker Weidler Rial-Ford 1:29.498 +2.541
12 35 Template:Flagicon Aguri Suzuki Zakspeed-Yamaha 1:30.528 +2.571
13 41 Template:Flagicon Joachim Winkelhock AGS-Ford 1:32.274 +4.317

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 1 Template:Flagicon Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 1:24.126 1:22.308
2 2 Template:Flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 1:24.671 1:23.456 +1.148
3 5 Template:Flagicon Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 1:25.540 1:24.332 +2.024
4 7 Template:Flagicon Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd 1:26.970 1:24.580 +2.272
5 27 Template:Flagicon Nigel Mansell Ferrari 1:25.363 1:24.735 +2.427
6 9 Template:Flagicon Derek Warwick Arrows-Ford 1:26.606 1:24.791 +2.483
7 6 Template:Flagicon Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 1:27.138 1:25.021 +2.713
8 8 Template:Flagicon Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 1:27.598 1:25.086 +2.778
9 21 Template:Flagicon Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 1:27.894 1:25.481 +3.173
10 22 Template:Flagicon Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 1:26.617 1:25.515 +3.207
11 23 Template:Flagicon Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 1:28.469 1:26.288 +3.980
12 4 Template:Flagicon Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford No Time 1:26.388 +4.080
13 40 Template:Flagicon Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 1:26.603 1:26.422 +4.114
14 15 Template:Flagicon Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd 1:28.917 1:26.522 +4.214
15 19 Template:Flagicon Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 1:28.608 1:26.599 +4.291
16 26 Template:Flagicon Olivier Grouillard Ligier-Ford 1:27.040 1:26.792 +4.484
17 30 Template:Flagicon Philippe Alliot Lola-Lamborghini 1:26.975 1:26.857 +4.549
18 32 Template:Flagicon Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford 1:30.264 1:27.011 +4.703
19 11 Template:Flagicon Nelson Piquet Lotus-Judd 1:29.047 1:27.046 +4.738
20 10 Template:Flagicon Eddie Cheever Arrows-Ford 1:28.461 1:27.117 +4.809
21 25 Template:Flagicon René Arnoux Ligier-Ford 1:30.003 1:27.182 +4.874
22 16 Template:Flagicon Ivan Capelli March-Judd 1:29.800 1:27.302 +4.994
23 3 Template:Flagicon Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 1:29.151 1:27.452 +5.144
24 20 Template:Flagicon Johnny Herbert Benetton-Ford 1:29.661 1:27.706 +5.398
25 31 Template:Flagicon Roberto Moreno Coloni-Ford 1:30.209 1:27.721 +5.413
26 24 Template:Flagicon Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford 1:28.886 1:27.786 +5.478
27 38 Template:Flagicon Christian Danner Rial-Ford 1:28.737 1:27.910 +5.602
28 29 Template:Flagicon Yannick Dalmas Lola-Lamborghini 1:29.794 1:27.946 +5.638
29 12 Template:Flagicon Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Judd 1:28.568 1:28.419 +6.111

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Template:Flagicon Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 77 1:53:33.251 1 9
2 2 Template:Flagicon Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 77 + 52.529 2 6
3 8 Template:Flagicon Stefano Modena Brabham-Judd 76 + 1 Lap 8 4
4 21 Template:Flagicon Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 9 3
5 4 Template:Flagicon Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 12 2
6 7 Template:Flagicon Martin Brundle Brabham-Judd 75 + 2 Laps 4 1
7 10 Template:Flagicon Eddie Cheever Arrows-Ford 75 + 2 Laps 20  
8 19 Template:Flagicon Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 74 + 3 Laps 15  
9 3 Template:Flagicon Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 74 + 3 Laps 23  
10 5 Template:Flagicon Thierry Boutsen Williams-Renault 74 + 3 Laps 3  
11 16 Template:Flagicon Ivan Capelli March-Judd 73 + 4 Laps 22  
12 25 Template:Flagicon René Arnoux Ligier-Ford 73 + 4 Laps 21  
13 22 Template:Flagicon Andrea de Cesaris Dallara-Ford 73 + 4 Laps 10  
14 20 Template:Flagicon Johnny Herbert Benetton-Ford 73 + 4 Laps 24  
15 6 Template:Flagicon Riccardo Patrese Williams-Renault 73 + 4 Laps 7  
Ret 24 Template:Flagicon Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford 48 Overheating 26  
Ret 40 Template:Flagicon Gabriele Tarquini AGS-Ford 46 Electrical 13  
Ret 31 Template:Flagicon Roberto Moreno Coloni-Ford 44 Gearbox 25  
Ret 30 Template:Flagicon Philippe Alliot Lola-Lamborghini 38 Engine 17  
Ret 15 Template:Flagicon Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd 36 Engine 14  
Ret 11 Template:Flagicon Nelson Piquet Lotus-Judd 32 Collision 19  
Ret 27 Template:Flagicon Nigel Mansell Ferrari 30 Gearbox 5  
Ret 32 Template:Flagicon Pierre-Henri Raphanel Coloni-Ford 19 Gearbox 18  
Ret 26 Template:Flagicon Olivier Grouillard Ligier-Ford 4 Gearbox 16  
Ret 23 Template:Flagicon Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 3 Clutch 11  
Ret 9 Template:Flagicon Derek Warwick Arrows-Ford 2 Electrical 6  
DNQ 38 Template:Flagicon Christian Danner Rial-Ford    
DNQ 29 Template:Flagicon Yannick Dalmas Lola-Lamborghini    
DNQ 12 Template:Flagicon Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Judd    
DNPQ 18 Template:Flagicon Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Ford    
DNPQ 36 Template:Flagicon Stefan Johansson Onyx-Ford    
DNPQ 17 Template:Flagicon Nicola Larini Osella-Ford    
DNPQ 34 Template:Flagicon Bernd Schneider Zakspeed-Yamaha    
DNPQ 37 Template:Flagicon Bertrand Gachot Onyx-Ford    
DNPQ 33 Template:Flagicon Gregor Foitek EuroBrun-Judd    
DNPQ 39 Template:Flagicon Volker Weidler Rial-Ford    
DNPQ 35 Template:Flagicon Aguri Suzuki Zakspeed-Yamaha    
DNPQ 41 Template:Flagicon Joachim Winkelhock AGS-Ford    

Standings after the race

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Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Template:Flagicon Ayrton Senna 18
2 Template:Flagicon Alain Prost 18
3 Template:Flagicon Nigel Mansell 9
4 Template:Flagicon Alessandro Nannini 5
5 Template:Flagicon Mauricio Gugelmin 4

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Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Template:Flagicon McLaren-Honda 36
2 Template:Flagicon Ferrari 9
3 Template:Flagicon Benetton-Ford 8
4 Template:Flagicon Brabham-Judd 5
5 Template:Flagicon Leyton House-Judd 4

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  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

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