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Monaco Grand Prix
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Race Report - Results
David Coulthard wins the Monaco Grand Prix. His first
of the season and his second at Monaco. Michael Schumacher was second ahead of
his brother Ralf Schumacher. Jarno Trulli scored his first points of the
season for Renault finishing in 4th. Giancarlo Fisichella finishes in 5th for
the second race in a row and Heinz Harald Frentzen scores another point for
David Coulthard sustained the pressure from the start of the
race all the way until the end and managed to win the race. At the start he
took first place from Juan Pablo Montoya and remained in the lead throughout
the race. For most of the race his gap to second was around a second. Half way
through the race puffs of smoke came out of his car but luckily the problem
As expected, several drivers hit the barriers during the race. The rookies started it but some of the more experienced followed!. Allan McNish, Takuma Sato, Alex Yoong, Felipe Massa and Mika Salo all crashed into barriers. Kimi Raikkonen retired yet again, this time as a result of an over ambitious Rubens Barrichello. Jenson Button trying to pass Olivier Panis collided with him while Jacques Villeneuve after stalling in the grid and starting a lap down retired with mechanical problems.
So for the 8th year in a row, the Pole setter fails to win
the Monaco Grand Prix.
In the Drivers championship, Michael Schumacher remains at the top with 60 points and a massive 33 points ahead of both Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya, both with 27 points. David Coulthard is 4th with 20 points ahead of Rubens Barrichello with 12 and Jenson Button with 8.
In the Constructors championship, Ferrari increase their lead over Williams by 2 points 72 to 54 while McLaren remain a distant third with 24 points ahead of Renault with 11 points and Sauber with 8 points.
Click here of the Drivers' Championship table for this season
Next stop: The Canadian GP on the 9th of June.