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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

The 1985 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on 19 May 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.

1985 Monaco Grand Prix
Race 4 of 16 in the 1985 Formula One World Championship
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Race details
Date 19 May 1985
Official name 41e Grand Prix de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.312 km (2.057 mi)
Distance 78 laps, 258.336 km (160.446 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Lotus-Renault
Time 1:20.450
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari
Time 1:22.637 on lap 60 (lap record)
Podium
First McLaren-TAG
Second Ferrari
Third Lotus-Renault

Contents

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 at Sainte Devote; both drivers were unhurt. Patrese's gearbox dropped oil onto the track which took out Niki Lauda who while sliding off on the oil managed to avoid hitting anything, he stalled his engine and was out on the spot. The crash also nearly took out the closely following Jacques Laffite and Teo Fabi, while race leader Michele Alboreto also slid wide on the oil; Alboreto's off handed the lead to Alain Prost. Alboreto drove a hard race; he eventually caught and passed Prost 3 laps later, but 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 despite a leaking turbo wastegate, had kept the gap wide enough for Alboreto to be unable to catch him in the remaining laps.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

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

RaceEdit

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

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1985 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Monaco 1985 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.


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