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25px-Monacoflag  1985 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One season
Circuit de Monaco 1976
Date May 19, 1985
Official name 41e Grand Prix de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Course Street circuit
3.312 km (2.057 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 78 laps, 258.336 km (160.446 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver 25px-Brazilflag Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault
Time 1:20.450
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari
Time 1:22.637 on lap 60
Podium
First 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG
Second 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari
Third 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault

The 1985 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on May 19, 1985. It was the fourth round of the 1985 Formula One season. The race was won by Alain Prost driving a McLaren. As usual for the time the FIA allowed only 20 cars on the grid due to the tight confines of the Monaco circuit meaning a total of 6 cars would fail to qualify.

Piquet/Patrese accidentEdit

There was a big accident on the pit straight involving Nelson Piquet and Riccardo Patrese, this accident was to affect the outcome of the race. The accident happened right after Piquet and Patrese crossed the start/finish line, Piquet attempted to pass Patrese, the two cars touched and Patrese crashed violently and collected Piquet, whose Brabham's rear suspension broke during the collision before Patrese collected Piquet. The cars then spun into the run-off at the first corner; both drivers were unhurt. Patrese's gearbox dropped oil onto the track which took off Niki Lauda and nearly took off Teo Fabi and race leader Michele Alboreto; Alboreto's off handed the lead to Alain Prost. Alboreto drove a hard race; he eventually caught Prost, and he was re-passed by Prost after he punctured his left rear tyre at the first corner where Piquet and Patrese crashed. This dropped him to 4th behind Andrea De Cesaris, Elio de Angelis and Prost; he caught and passed his compatriots but could not catch Prost; who had kept the gap wide enough for Alboreto to be unable to catch him with the amount of remaining laps.

Classification Edit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Gap
1 12 25px-Brazilflag Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 1:21.631 1:20.450
2 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 1:22.560 1:20.536 +0.086
3 27 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 1:22.630 1:20.563 +0.113
4 23 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 1:22.755 1:20.729 +0.279
5 2 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 1:22.270 1:20.885 +0.435
6 18 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 1:24.510 1:21.302 +0.852
7 6 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 1:23.099 1:21.320 +0.870
8 25 22px-Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 1:22.992 1:21.347 +0.897
9 11 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 1:23.319 1:21.465 +1.015
10 16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 1:23.524 1:21.531 +1.081
11 17 22px-Flag of Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 1:24.293 1:21.665 +1.215
12 22 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 1:22.145 1:21.813 +1.363
13 7 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 1:23.548 1:21.817 +1.367
14 1 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 1:22.897 1:21.907 +1.457
15 28 22px-Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1:23.163 1:22.635 +2.185
16 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 1:26.681 1:22.888 +2.438
17 15 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Renault 1:24.473 1:22.912 +2.462
18 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 1:26.499 1:23.827 +3.377
19 30 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 1:41.564 1:23.840 +3.390
20 19 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 1:26.243 1:23.965 +3.515
DNQ 24 22px-Flag of Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:26.230 1:24.071 +3.621
DNQ 4 Flag of Germany Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford 1:26.214 1:24.236 +3.786
DNQ 10 22px-Flag of France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart 1:28.026 1:24.763 +4.313
DNQ 9 Flag of Germany Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart 1:26.102 1:24.764 +4.314
DNQ 8 22px-Flag of France François Hesnault Brabham-BMW 1:27.505 1:25.068 +4.618
DNQ 29 22px-Flag of Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Motori Moderni 6:41.307 +5:20.857

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG 78 1:51:58.034 5 9
2 27 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 78 + 7.541 3 6
3 11 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis Lotus-Renault 78 + 1:27.171 9 4
4 25 22px-Flag of Italy Andrea de Cesaris Ligier-Renault 77 + 1 Lap 8 3
5 16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Derek Warwick Renault 77 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 26 22px-Flag of France Jacques Laffite Ligier-Renault 77 + 1 Lap 16 1
7 5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Honda 77 + 1 Lap 2  
8 6 22px-Flag of Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda 76 + 2 Laps 7  
9 18 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Thierry Boutsen Arrows-BMW 76 + 2 Laps 6  
10 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin Brundle Tyrrell-Ford 74 + 4 Laps 18  
11 30 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Zakspeed 74 + 4 Laps 19  
Ret 1 22px-Flag of Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG 17 Spun Off 14  
Ret 22 22px-Flag of Italy Riccardo Patrese Alfa Romeo 16 Collision 12  
Ret 7 25px-Brazilflag Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW 16 Collision 13  
Ret 19 22px-Flag of Italy Teo Fabi Toleman-Hart 16 Turbo 20  
Ret 12 25px-Brazilflag Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault 13 Engine 1  
Ret 23 USAflagsmall Eddie Cheever Alfa Romeo 10 Alternator 4  
Ret 28 22px-Flag of Sweden Stefan Johansson Ferrari 1 Accident 15  
Ret 17 22px-Flag of Austria Gerhard Berger Arrows-BMW 0 Accident 11  
Ret 15 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay Renault 0 Accident 17  
DNQ 24 22px-Flag of Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Osella-Alfa Romeo    
DNQ 4 Flag of Germany Stefan Bellof Tyrrell-Ford    
DNQ 10 22px-Flag of France Philippe Alliot RAM-Hart    
DNQ 9 Flag of Germany Manfred Winkelhock RAM-Hart    
DNQ 8 22px-Flag of France François Hesnault Brabham-BMW    
DNQ 29 22px-Flag of Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Cosworth    

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Italy Elio de Angelis 20
2= 22px-Flag of France Alain Prost 18
2= 22px-Flag of Italy Michele Alboreto 18
4 22px-Flag of France Patrick Tambay 10
5 25px-Brazilflag Ayrton Senna 9
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 29
2 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 22
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-TAG 21
4 22px-Flag of France Renault 12
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 6
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1985/298/. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 



Previous race:
1985 San Marino Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1985 season
Next race:
1985 Canadian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1984 Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix Next race:
1986 Monaco Grand Prix
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