1985 Monaco Grand Prix

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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

Monaco  1985 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 4 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One season
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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)
Distance 78 laps, 258.336 km (160.446 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault
Time 1:20.450
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari
Time 1:22.637 on lap 60
Podium
First France Alain Prost McLaren-TAG
Second Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari
Third 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 FIA Formula One World Championship. 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 accident[edit]

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]

Qualifying[edit]

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

Race[edit]

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

Standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2007-06-17. 


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