Monte Carlo Rally

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1911 - Henri Rougier and the victorious 25Hp Turcat-Méry before the inaugural Monte Carlo rally
Stéphane Sarrazin driving a Subaru Impreza WRC2004 on the 2005 rally.
Marcus Grönholm driving a Peugeot 307 WRC on the 2004 rally.
Carlos Sainz driving a Toyota Corolla WRC on the 1999 rally.

The Monte Carlo Rally or Rallye Monte Carlo (officially Rallye Automobile Monte Carlo) is a rallying event organised each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco which also organises the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. The rally now takes place along the French Riviera in the Principality of Monaco and southeast France. Previously, competitors would set off from all four corners of Europe and ‘rally’, in other words, meet, in Monaco to celebrate the end of a unique event. From its inception in 1911 by Prince Albert I it was an important means of demonstrating improvements and innovations to automobiles.

History[edit]

1911 beginnings and controversy[edit]

In 1909 the Automobile Club de Monaco (Sport Automobile Velocipedique Monegasque) started planning a car rally at the behest of Albert I, Prince of Monaco. The Monte Carlo Rally was to start at points all over Europe and converge on Monte Carlo. In January 1911 23 cars set out from 11 different locations and Rougier was among the nine who left Paris to cover a 1,020 kilometres (634 mi) route. The event was won by Henri Rougier in a Turcat-Méry 25 Hp. The rally comprised both driving and then somewhat arbitrary judging based on the elegance of the car, passenger comfort and the condition in which it arrived in the principality. The outcry of scandal when the results were published changed nothing, so Rougier was proclaimed the first winner.[1][2]

1966 controversy[edit]

The 1966 event was the most controversial in the history of the Rally. The first four finishers, driving three Mini-Coopers, Timo Mäkinen, Rauno Aaltonen and Paddy Hopkirk, and Roger Clark's 4th-placed Ford Cortina "were excluded for having iodine vapour, single filament bulbs in their standard headlamps instead of double-filament dipping bulbs." [3] This elevated Pauli Toivonen (Citroën ID) into first place overall. Rosemary Smith (Hillman Imp) was also disqualified from sixth place, after winning the Coupe des Dames, the ladies' class. In all, ten cars were disqualified.[4] The controversy that followed damaged the credibility of the event.[5] The headline in Motor Sport: "The Monte Carlo Fiasco."

From 1973 to 2008 the rally was held in January as the first event of the FIA World Rally Championship, but since 2009 it has been the opening round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) programme, before returning to the WRC championship season again in 2012. As recently as 1991, competitors were able to choose their starting points from approximately five venues roughly equidistant from Monte Carlo (one of Monaco's administrative areas) itself.

With often varying conditions at each starting point (typically comprising dry tarmac, wet tarmac, snow, and ice, sometimes all in a single stage of the rally), this event places a big emphasis on tyre choices, as a driver has to balance the need for grip on ice and snow with the need for grip on dry tarmac. For the driver, this is often a difficult choice as the tyres that work well on snow and ice normally perform badly on dry tarmac.

The Automobile Club de Monaco confirmed on 19 July 2010 that the 79th Monte-Carlo Rally would form the opening round of the new Intercontinental Rally Challenge season.[6] To mark the centenary event, the Automobile Club de Monaco has also confirmed that Glasgow, Barcelona, Warsaw and Marrakesh have been selected as start points for the rally.

Col de Turini[edit]

This rally features one of the most famous special stages in the world. The stage is run from La Bollène-Vésubie to Sospel, or the other way around, over a steep and tight mountain road with many hairpin turns. On this route it passes over the Col de Turini, a mountain pass road which normally has ice and/or snow on sections of it at that time of the year. Spectators also throw snow on the road—in 2005, Marcus Grönholm and Petter Solberg both ripped a wheel off their cars when they skidded on snow probably placed there by spectators,[citation needed] and crashed into a wall. Grönholm went on to finish fifth, but Solberg was forced to retire as the damage to his car was extensive.

The Turini is also driven at night, with thousands of fans watching the "Night of Turini", also known as the "Night of the Long Knives" due to the strong high beam lights cutting through the night.[7][8] In the 2007 edition of the rally, the Turini was not used, but it returned for the 2008 route.[9] For both the 2009 and 2010 event the stage was run at night and shown live on Eurosport.

Past winners[edit]

(list by driver / co-driver and vehicle type)

1911–1929[edit]

Year Winner Second Third
1911 Henri Rougier (Turcat-Mery) Aspaigu (Gobron) Jules Beutler (Martini)
1912 Jules Beutler (Berliet) Von Eismark (Dunkop) Meuiner (Delaunay-Belleville)
1924 Jacques Edouard Ledure (Bignan) de Marquet (Métallurgique) Barbillon (Bignan)
1925 François Repusseau (Renault) Mertens (Lancia Lambda) Lamarche (FN)
1926 Victor A. Bruce/W J Brunell (Autocarrier) Bussienne (Sizaire Frères) Marika (Citroën)
1927 Lefebvre/Despaux (Amilcar CGSS) Clausse (Celtic-Bignani) Bussienne (Sizaire-Frères)
1928 Jacques Bignan (Fiat) Malaret (Fiat) Versigny (Talbot)
1929 Sprenger van Eijk (Graham-Paige) Szmick (Weiss-Manfred) Visser (Lancia)

1930–1949[edit]

Year Winner Second Third
1930 Hector Petit (Licorne) Al Berlesco (DeSoto) A. Blin D'Orimont (Studebaker)
1931 Donald Healey / Lewis Pearce (Invicta) J-P Wimille (Lorraine) Lucy Schell (Bugatti)
1932 M Vaselle/Duhamel (Hotchkiss) G de Lavelette/C de Cortanze (Peugeot) Donald Healey (Invicta) B Ivanovsky (Ford)
1933 M Vasselle (Hotchkiss) R Guyot (Renault) Roualt/Quinlin (Salmson)
1934 Gas / Jean Trevoux (Hotchkiss) Chauvierre (Chenard-Walcker) Donald Healey (Triumph Gloria)
1935 Christian Lahaye / R. Quatresous (Renault) J C Ridley (Triumph Gloria) Lucie Schell (Delahaye)
1936 Petre G. Cristea/ Ionel Zamfirescu (Ford) Lucie Schell (Delahaye) C Lahaye / R Quatresous (Renault)
1937 René Le Bègue / Julio Quinlin (Delahaye) P de Massa / L Mahe (Talbot) 3 I. Zamfirescu / Trevoux (Hotchkiss)
1938 G. Bakker Schut / K. Ton (Ford) Jean Trevoux / Marcel Lesurque (Hotchkiss) C Lahaye / R Quatresous (Renault)
1939 Jean Trevoux/Marcel Lesurque (Hotchkiss)
J Paul/M Contet (Delahaye)
No second place,
joint first place
E Mutsaerts / A. Kouwenberg (Ford)
1949 Jean Trevoux / Marcel Lesurque (Hotchkiss Grégoire) M Worms / E Mouche (Hotchkiss) F Dobry / Z Treybal (Bristol)

1950–1972[edit]

Year Winner Second Third
1950 Marcel Becquart / H. Secret (Hotchkiss Grégoire) Maurice Gatsonides / K S Barendregt
(Humber Super Snipe)
Julio Quinlin /Jean Behra (Simca 8)
1951 Jean Trevoux / Roger Crovetto (Delahaye 175) Comte de Monte Real / M J Palma (Ford) C Vard / A Young (Jaguar Mk V)
1952 Sydney Allard / Guy Warburton (Allard P1) Stirling Moss / D Scannell / John Cooper
(Sunbeam-Talbot 90)
Dr Angelvin / Miss Angelvin (Simca Sport)
1953 Maurice Gatsonides / Peter Worledge (Ford Zephyr) Ian Appleyard / Pat Appleyard (Jaguar Mark VII) R Marion / J Charmasson (Citroën Six)
1954 Louis Chiron / Ciro Basadonna (Lancia Aurelia GT) P David / P Barbier (Peugeot 203) A Blanchard / A Lecoq (Panhard 750)
1955 Per Malling / Gunnar Fadum (Sunbeam-Talbot 90) G Gillard / R Duget (Panhard 850) H Gerdum / J Kuhling (Mercedes-Benz 220)
1956 Ronnie Adams / Frank Biggar (Jaguar Mark VII) Walter Schock / K Raebe (Mercedes-Benz 220) M Grosgogeat / P Biaginin (DKW)
1957 Rally Cancelled (Fuel coupons not issued for rallying)
1958 Guy Monraisse / Jacques Feret (Renault Dauphine) A Gacon / L Borsa (Alfa Romeo Giulietta) L Vold-Johansen / F Koperud (DKW)
1959 Paul Coltelloni / Pierre Alexandre / Claude Desrosiers (Citroën ID 19) A Thomas / J Delliere (Simca Aronde) P Surles / J Piniers (Panhard 850)
1960 Walter Schock / Rolf Moll (Mercedes-Benz 220SE) Eugen Böhringer / H Socher (Mercedes-Benz 220SE) Ott / Mahle (Mercedes-Benz 220SE)
1961 Maurice Martin / Roger Bateau (Panhard PL 17) W Löffler / Hans Joachim Walter (Panhard PL 17) G Jouanneaux / A Coquillet (Panhard PL 17)
1962 Erik Carlsson / Gunnar Häggbom (Saab 96 #303) Eugen Böhringer / P Lang (Mercedes-Benz 220SE) Paddy Hopkirk / J Scott (Sunbeam Rapier)
1963 Erik Carlsson / Gunnar Palm (Saab 96 #283) P Toivonen / A Jarvi (Citroën ID19) R Aaltonen / A Ambrose (Mini Cooper)
1964 Paddy Hopkirk / Henry Liddon (Morris Mini Cooper S) [10] B Ljungfeldt / F Sager (Ford Falcon) Erik Carlsson / G Palm (Saab 96)
1965 Timo Mäkinen / Paul Easter (Mini Cooper S) Eugen Böhringer / Rolf Wütherich (Porsche 904) Pat Moss / Ann Wisdom (Saab 96)
1966 Pauli Toivonen / Ensio Mikander (Citroën ID) René Trautmann / J Hanrioud (Lancia Flavia) O Andersson / O Dahlgren (Lancia Flavia)
1967 Rauno Aaltonen / Henry Liddon (Mini Cooper S) Ove Andersson / J Davenport (Lancia Fulvia) Vic Elford / David Stone (Porsche 911S)
1968 Vic Elford / David Stone (Porsche 911T) Pauli Toivonen / M Tiukkanen (Porsche 911S) Rauno Aaltonen / Henry Liddon (Mini Cooper S)
1969 Björn Waldegård / Lars Helmer (Porsche 911S) Gérard Larrousse / J C Perramond (Porsche 911S) Jean Vinatier / J-F Jacob (Alpine-Renault A110)
1970 Björn Waldegård / Lars Helmer (Porsche 911S) Gérard Larrousse / M Gelin (Porsche 911S) J-P Nicolas / C Roure (Alpine-Renault A110)
1971 Ove Andersson / David Stone (Alpine-Renault A110) Jean-Luc Thérier / M Callewaert (Alpine-Renault A110) J-C Andruet / M Vial (Alpine-Renault A110)
1972 Sandro Munari / Mario Manucci (Lancia Fulvia 1.6HF) Gérard Larrousse / J-C Perramond (Porsche 911S) Rauno Aaltonen / J Todt (Datsun 240Z)

1973–1985[edit]

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
Co-driver
Team
Car
Time
42ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 26 January 1973
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
18 stages
420 km
1 France Jean-Claude Andruet
France Michèle Petit ("Biche")
France Alpine-Renault A110 1800 5h 42m 04s
2 Sweden Ove Andersson
France Jean Todt
France Alpine-Renault A110 1800 5h 42m 30s
3 France Jean-Pierre Nicolas
France Michel Vial
France Alpine-Renault A110 1800 5h 43m 39s
1974 rally cancelled
43ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
15 to 23 January 1975
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
22 stages
472 km
1 Italy Sandro Munari
Italy Mario Manucci
Italy Lancia Stratos HF 6h 25m 59s
2 Finland Hannu Mikkola
France Jean Todt
Italy Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6h 29m 05s
3 Finland Markku Alén
Finland Ilkka Kivimäki
Italy Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6h 29m 46s
44ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
17 to 24 January 1976
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
23 stages
530 km
1 Italy Sandro Munari
Italy Mario Manucci
Italy Lancia Stratos HF 6h 25m 10s
2 Sweden Björn Waldegård
Sweden Hans Thorszelius
Italy Lancia Stratos HF 6h 26m 37s
3 France Bernard Darniche
France Alain Mahé
Italy Lancia Stratos HF 6h 31m 23s
45ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
22 to 28 January 1977
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
Round 1 of the FIA Cup for Rally Drivers
26 stages
506 km
1 Italy Sandro Munari
Italy Silvio Maiga
Italy Lancia Stratos HF 6h 36m 13s
2 France Jean-Claude Andruet
France Michèle Petit ("Biche")
Italy Fiat 131 Abarth 6h 38m 29s
3 Spain Antonio Zanini
Spain Juan Petisco
Spain SEAT 124 - 1800 6h 47m 07s
46ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 28 January 1978
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
Round 1 of the FIA Cup for Rally Drivers
29 stages
570 km
1 France Jean-Pierre Nicolas
France Vincent Laverne
Germany Porsche 911 Carrera 6h 57m 03s
2 France Jean Ragnotti
France Jean-Marc Andrié
France Renault 5 Alpine 6h 58m 55s
3 France Guy Fréquelin
France Jacques Delaval
France Renault 5 Alpine 6h 59m 55s
47ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
20 to 26 January 1979
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
30 stages
619 km
1 France Bernard Darniche
France Alain Mahé
France Team Chardonnet
Italy Lancia Stratos HF
8h 13m 38s
2 Sweden Björn Waldegård
Sweden Hans Thorszelius
United States Ford Motor Company
United States Ford Escort RS1800
8h 13m 44s
3 Finland Markku Alén
Finland Ilkka Kivimäki
Italy Alitalia Fiat
Italy Fiat 131 Abarth
8h 17m 47s
48ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 25 January 1980
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
30 stages
601 km
1 Germany Walter Röhrl
Germany Christian Geistdörfer
Italy Fiat Italia
Italy Fiat 131 Abarth
8h 42m 20s
2 France Bernard Darniche
France Alain Mahé
France Team Chardonnet
Italy Lancia Stratos HF
8h 52m 58s
3 Sweden Björn Waldegård
Sweden Hans Thorszelius
Italy Fiat Italia
Italy Fiat 131 Abarth
8h 53m 48s
49ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
24 to 30 January 1981
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
32 stages
757 km
1 France Jean Ragnotti
France Jean-Marc Andrié
France Renault Elf
France Renault 5 Turbo
9h 55m 55s
2 France Guy Fréquelin
France Jean Todt
United Kingdom Talbot
United Kingdom Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
9h 58m 49s
3 Germany Jochi Kleint
Germany Gunter Wanger
Germany Opel Euro Händler
Germany Opel Ascona 400
10h 2m 54s
50ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
16 to 22 January 1982
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
32 stages
753 km
1 Germany Walter Röhrl
Germany Christian Geistdörfer
United Kingdom Rothmans Opel Rally Team
Germany Opel Ascona 400
8h 20m 33s
2 Finland Hannu Mikkola
Sweden Arne Hertz
Germany Audi Sport
Germany Audi Quattro
8h 24m 22s
3 France Jean-Luc Thérier
France Michel Vial
France Esso
Germany Porsche 911SC
8h 32m 38s
51ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
22 to 29 January 1983
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
30 stages
709 km
1 Germany Walter Röhrl
Germany Christian Geistdörfer
Italy Martini Racing
Italy Lancia Rally 037
7h 58m 57s
2 Finland Markku Alén
Finland Ilkka Kivimäki
Italy Martini Racing
Italy Lancia Rally 037
8h 5m 59s
3 Sweden Stig Blomqvist
Sweden Björn Cederberg
Germany Audi Sport
Germany Audi Quattro A1
8h 10m 15s
52ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 27 January 1984
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
30 stages
722 km
1 Germany Walter Röhrl
Germany Christian Geistdörfer
Germany Audi Sport
Germany Audi Quattro A2
8h 52m 29s
2 Sweden Stig Blomqvist
Sweden Björn Cederberg
Germany Audi Sport
Germany Audi Quattro A2
8h 53m 53s
3 Finland Hannu Mikkola
Sweden Arne Hertz
Germany Audi Sport
Germany Audi Quattro A2
9h 5m 9s
53ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
26 January to 1 February 1985
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
34 stages
852 km
1 Finland Ari Vatanen
United Kingdom Terry Harryman
France Peugeot Talbot Sport
France Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
10h 20m 49s
2 Germany Walter Röhrl
Germany Christian Geistdörfer
Germany Audi Sport
Germany Audi Sport Quattro
10h 26m 06s
3 Finland Timo Salonen
Finland Seppo Harjanne
France Peugeot Talbot Sport
France Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
10h 30m 54s

1986–1999[edit]

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
Co-driver
Team
Car
Time
54ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
18 to 24 January 1986
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
36 stages
867 km
1 Finland Henri Toivonen
United States Sergio Cresto
Italy Martini Lancia
Italy Lancia Delta S4
10h 11m 24s
2 Finland Timo Salonen
Finland Seppo Harjanne
France Peugeot Talbot Sport
France Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2
10h 15m 28s
3 Finland Hannu Mikkola
Sweden Arne Hertz
Germany Audi Sport
Germany Audi Sport Quattro E2
10h 18m 46s
55ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
17 to 22 January 1987
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
26 stages
572 km
1 Italy Miki Biasion
Italy Tiziano Siviero
Italy Martini Lancia
Italy Lancia Delta HF 4WD
7h 39m 50s
2 Finland Juha Kankkunen
Finland Juha Piironen
Italy Martini Lancia
Italy Lancia Delta HF 4WD
7h 40m 49s
3 Germany Walter Röhrl
Germany Christian Geistdörfer
Germany Audi Sport
Germany Audi 200 Quattro
7h 44m 0s
56ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
16 to 21 January 1988
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
26 stages
624 km
1 France Bruno Saby
France Jean-François Fauchille
Italy Martini Lancia
Italy Lancia Delta HF 4WD
7h 19m 11s
2 Italy Alex Fiorio
Italy Luigi Pirollo
Italy Jolly Club
Italy Lancia Delta HF 4WD
7h 30m 1s
3 France Jean-Pierre Ballet
France Marie-Christine Lallemont
France Privateer
France Peugeot 205 GTI
7h 42m 46s
57ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 26 January 1989
Round 2 of the World Rally Championship
24 stages
613 km
1 Italy Miki Biasion
Italy Tiziano Siviero
Italy Martini Lancia
Italy Lancia Delta Integrale
7h 13m 27s
2 France Didier Auriol
France Bernard Occelli
Italy Martini Lancia
Italy Lancia Delta Integrale
7h 19m 54s
3 France Bruno Saby
France Jean-François Fauchille
Italy Martini Lancia
Italy Lancia Delta Integrale
7h 21m 8s
58ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 25 January 1990
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
20 stages
556 km
1 France Didier Auriol
France Bernard Occelli
Italy Martini Lancia
Italy Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
5h 56m 52s
2 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luis Moya
Germany Toyota Team Europe
Japan Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
5h 57m 44s
3 Italy Miki Biasion
Italy Tiziano Siviero
Italy Martini Lancia
Italy Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
6h 0m 31s
59ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
24 to 30 January 1991
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
27 stages
626 km
1 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luis Moya
Germany Toyota Team Europe
Japan Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
6h 57m 21s
2 Italy Miki Biasion
Italy Tiziano Siviero
Italy Martini Lancia
Italy Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
7h 2m 20s
3 France François Delecour
France Anne-Chantal Pauwels
United Kingdom Q8 Team Ford
United Kingdom Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
7h 2m 33s
60ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
23 to 28 January 1992
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
26 stages
606 km
1 France Didier Auriol
France Bernard Occelli
Italy Martini Racing
Italy Lancia Delta HF Integrale
6h 54m 20s
2 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luis Moya
Germany Toyota Team Europe
Japan Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
6h 56m 25s
3 Finland Juha Kankkunen
Finland Juha Piironen
Italy Martini Racing
Italy Lancia Delta HF Integrale
6h 57m 17s
61ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 27 January 1993
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
22 stages
594 km
1 France Didier Auriol
France Bernard Occelli
Germany Toyota Castrol Team
Japan Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
6h 13m 43s
2 France François Delecour
France Daniel Grataloup
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6h 13m 58s
3 Italy Miki Biasion
Italy Tiziano Siviero
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6h 16m 59s
62ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
22 to 27 January 1994
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
22 stages
588 km
1 France François Delecour
France Daniel Grataloup
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6h 12m 20s
2 Finland Juha Kankkunen
United Kingdom Nicky Grist
Germany Toyota Castrol Team
Japan Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
6h 13m 25s
3 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luis Moya
Japan 555 Subaru World Rally Team
Japan Subaru Impreza 555
6h 14m 7s
63ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
22 to 26 January 1995
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
Round 1 of the FIA 2-Litre World Championship for Manufacturers
21 stages
547 km
1 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luis Moya
Japan 555 Subaru World Rally Team
Japan Subaru Impreza 555
6h 32m 31s
2 France François Delecour
France Catherine François
United Kingdom RAS Ford
United Kingdom Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6h 34m 56s
3 Finland Juha Kankkunen
United Kingdom Nicky Grist
Germany Toyota Team Europe
Japan Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
6h 36m 28s
64ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
20 to 25 January 1996
Round 1 of the FIA 2-Litre World Championship for Manufacturers,
no World Rally Championship
21 stages
427 km
1 France Patrick Bernardini
France Bernard Occelli
France Alliance Yacco Ford
United Kingdom Ford Escort RS Cosworth
5h 24m 40s
2 France François Delecour
France Hervé Sauvage
France Peugeot Sport
France Peugeot 306 Maxi
5h 28m 24s
3 Germany Armin Schwarz
Germany Klaus Wicha
Italy H. F. Grifone
Japan Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
5h 31m 52s
65ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 27 January 1997
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
18 stages
410 km
1 Italy Piero Liatti
Italy Fabrizia Pons
Japan 555 Subaru World Rally Team
Japan Subaru Impreza WRC97
4h 26m 58s
2 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luis Moya
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Escort WRC
4h 27m 53s
3 Finland Tommi Mäkinen
Finland Seppo Harjanne
Japan Team Mitsubishi Ralliart
Japan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV
4h 29m 29s
66ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 21 January 1998
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
18 stages
359 km
1 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luis Moya
Germany Toyota Castrol Team
Japan Toyota Corolla WRC
4h 28m 0.5s
2 Finland Juha Kankkunen
Finland Juha Repo
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Escort WRC
4h 28m 41.3s
3 United Kingdom Colin McRae
United Kingdom Nicky Grist
Japan 555 Subaru World Rally Team
Japan Subaru Impreza WRC 98
4h 29m 1.5s
67ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
17 to 20 January 1999
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
14 stages
425 km
1 Finland Tommi Mäkinen
Finland Risto Mannisenmäki
Japan Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart
Japan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
5h 16m 50.6s
2 Finland Juha Kankkunen
Finland Juha Repo
Japan Subaru World Rally Team
Japan Subaru Impreza WRC 99
5h 18m 35.3s
3 United Kingdom Colin McRae
United Kingdom Nicky Grist
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Focus WRC
5h 20m 7.4s

2000–2009[edit]

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
Co-driver
Team
Car
Time
68ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 23 January 2000
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
413 km
1 Finland Tommi Mäkinen
Finland Risto Mannisenmäki
Japan Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart
Japan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
4h 23m 35.8s
2 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luis Moya
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Focus RS WRC 00
4h 25m 0.7s
3 Finland Juha Kankkunen
Finland Juha Repo
Japan Subaru World Rally Team
Japan Subaru Impreza WRC 2000
4h 26m 57.2s
69ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 21 January 2001
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
392 km
1 Finland Tommi Mäkinen
Finland Risto Mannisenmäki
Japan Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart
Japan Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
4h 38m 4.3s
2 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luis Moya
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Focus RS WRC 01
4h 39m 5.1s
3 France François Delecour
France Daniel Gratloup
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Focus RS WRC 01
4h 40m 9.6s
70ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
18 to 20 January 2002
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
397 km
1 Finland Tommi Mäkinen
Finland Kaj Lindstrom
Japan Subaru World Rally Team
Japan Subaru Impreza WRC 2001
3h 59m 30.7s
2 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
France Automobiles Citroën
France Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 0m 44.8s
3 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Luis Moya
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Focus RS WRC 02
4h 0m 46.4s
71ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
23 to 26 January 2003
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
14 stages
415 km
1 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
France Citroën Total
France Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 29m 11.4s
2 United Kingdom Colin McRae
United Kingdom Derek Ringer
France Citroën Total
France Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 29m 49.5s
3 Spain Carlos Sainz
Spain Marc Marti
France Citroën Total
France Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 30m 3.6s
72ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
23 to 25 January 2004
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
389 km
1 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
France Citroën Total
France Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 12m 3.0s
2 Estonia Markko Märtin
United Kingdom Michael Park
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Focus RS WRC 03
4h 13m 15.6s
3 Belgium François Duval
Belgium Stéphane Prevot
United Kingdom Ford Motor Company
United Kingdom Ford Focus RS WRC 03
4h 13m 22.6s
73ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 23 January 2005
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
353 km
1 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
France Citroën Total
France Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 13m 5.6s
2 Finland Toni Gardemeister
Finland Jakke Honkanen
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team
United Kingdom Ford Focus RS WRC 04
4h 16m 3.9s
3 France Gilles Panizzi
France Hervé Panizzi
Japan Mitsubishi Motorsports
Japan Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05
4h 16m 45.7s
74ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 22 January 2006
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
18 stages
366 km
1 Finland Marcus Grönholm
Finland Timo Rautiainen
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team
United Kingdom Ford Focus RS WRC 06
4h 11m 43.9 ss
2 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
France Kronos Total Citroën World Rally Team
France Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 12m 45.7s
3 Finland Toni Gardemeister
Finland Jakke Honkanen
Italy Astra Racing
France Peugeot 307 WRC
4h 13m 7.0s
75ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
18 to 21 January 2007
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
329 km
1 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
France Citroën Total
France Citroën C4 WRC
3h 10m 27.4s
2 Spain Dani Sordo
Spain Marc Marti
France Citroën Total
France Citroën C4 WRC
3h 11m 5.6s
3 Finland Marcus Grönholm
Finland Timo Rautiainen
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team
United Kingdom Ford Focus RS WRC 06
3h 11m 50.2s
76ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
24 to 27 January 2008
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
19 stages
365.09 km
1 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
France Citroën Total
France Citroën C4 WRC
3h 39m 17.0s
2 Finland Mikko Hirvonen
Finland Jarmo Lehtinen
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team
United Kingdom Ford Focus RS WRC 07
3h 41m 51.4s
3 Australia Chris Atkinson
Belgium Stéphane Prévot
Japan Subaru World Rally Team
Japan Subaru Impreza WRC 2007
3h 42m 15.6s
77ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo[11]
21 to 24 January 2009
Round 1 of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge
14 stages
362.25 km
1 France Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
France BF Goodrich
France Peugeot 207 S2000
4h 40m 45.7s
2 Belgium Freddy Loix
Belgium Isidoor Smets
Belgium Peugeot Team Belux
France Peugeot 207 S2000
4h 42m 29.3s
3 France Stéphane Sarrazin
France Jacques Julien Renucci
France Team Peugeot Total
France Peugeot 207 S2000
4h 43m 07.3s

2010–[edit]

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
Co-driver
Team
Car
Time
78ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo[12]
19 to 23 January 2010
Round 1 of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge
15 stages
396.18 km
1 Finland Mikko Hirvonen
Finland Jarmo Lehtinen
United Kingdom M-Sport
United Kingdom Ford Fiesta S2000
4h 32m 58.5s
2 Finland Juho Hänninen
Finland Mikko Markkula
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport
Czech Republic Škoda Fabia S2000
4h 34m 49.9s
3 France Nicolas Vouilloz
France Benjamin Veillas
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport
Czech Republic Škoda Fabia S2000
4h 36m 17.6s
79ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo[13]
19 to 22 January 2011
Round 1 of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge
13 stages
337.06 km
1 France Bryan Bouffier
France Xavier Panseri
France Peugeot France
France Peugeot 207 S2000
3h 32m 55.6s
2 Belgium Freddy Loix
Belgium Frédéric Miclotte
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport
Czech Republic Škoda Fabia S2000
3h 33m 28.1s
3 United Kingdom Guy Wilks
United Kingdom Phil Pugh
United Kingdom Peugeot UK
France Peugeot 207 S2000
3h 34m 15.3s
80ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
18 to 22 January 2012
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
17 stages
433.36 km
1 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
France Citroën Total World Rally Team
France Citroën DS3 WRC
4h 32m 39.9s
2 Spain Dani Sordo
Spain Carlos del Barrio
United Kingdom Mini WRC Team
United Kingdom Mini John Cooper Works WRC
4h 35m 25.4s
3 Norway Petter Solberg
United Kingdom Chris Patterson
United Kingdom Ford World Rally Team
United Kingdom Ford Fiesta RS WRC
4h 35m 54.1s
81ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
16 to 19 January 2013
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
18 stages
478.42 km
1 France Sébastien Loeb
Monaco Daniel Elena
France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
France Citroën DS3 WRC
5h 18m 57.2s
2 France Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport
Germany Volkswagen Polo R WRC
5h 20m 37.1s
3 Spain Dani Sordo
Spain Carlos del Barrio
France Abu Dhabi Citroën Total World Rally Team
France Citroën DS3 WRC
5h 22m 46.2s
82ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
14 to 18 January 2014
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
383.88 km
1 France Sébastien Ogier
France Julien Ingrassia
Germany Volkswagen Motorsport
Germany Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 55m 14.4s
2 France Bryan Bouffier
France Xavier Panseri
United Kingdom M-Sport WRT
United Kingdom Ford Fiesta RS WRC
3h 56m 33.3s
3 United Kingdom Kris Meeke
Republic of Ireland Paul Nagle
France Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT
France Citroën DS3 WRC
3h 57m 08.7s

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Grand Prix.com – Monte Carlo Rally
  2. ^ Rally retro, History of the 1911 Monte Carlo Rally by Philippe Callais
  3. ^ Motor Sport, March 1966, pages 202, 204.
  4. ^ Competition Press & Autoweek, February 12, 1966, Pages 1, 6.
  5. ^ "1966: Future of Monte Carlo rally in doubt". BBC News. 21 January 1966. 
  6. ^ "Monte Carlo Rally to open 2011 IRC season". ircseries.com. Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  7. ^ "Team LOOS INTERNATIONAL" at the 9th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. Loos International. Accessed May 12, 2010.
  8. ^ Duijvestijn, Guus. Alpine Passes. Archived at AJ's Touring Home Page. Accessed May 12, 2010.
  9. ^ Monte Carlo: Rally route. Motorsport.com, January 18, 2008. Accessed May 12, 2010.
  10. ^ Readers' guide to who won at Monte Carlo, British Motor Corporation advertisement, Life Magazine, 14 February 1964, page 81 Retrieved from books.google.com.au on 22 December 2011
  11. ^ "2009 Final Ranking". www.acm.mc. 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  12. ^ "2010 Final Ranking". www.acm.mc. 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  13. ^ "2011 Final Ranking". www.acm.mc. 2011-01-23. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 

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