Formula 1 2000 Monaco Grand Prix results


Circuit de Monaco
David Coulthard COU
Michael Schumacher MSC

The 2000 Monaco Grand Prix was won by David Coulthard of McLaren.
Despite being on pole position in Monaco, Michael Schumacher could not convert this into a win.
Schumacher was forced to retire in lap 55 due to: Suspension.

The race in Monaco was round 7 of 17 of the 2000 season.


2000 Monaco Grand Prix

The 2000 Monaco Grand Prix (formally the LVIII Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco) was a Formula One motor race held on 4 June 2000 at the Circuit de Monaco before 100,000 spectators. It was the seventh round of the 2000 Formula One World Championship and the 58th Monaco Grand Prix. McLaren driver David Coulthard won the 78-lap race starting from third position. Rubens Barrichello finished second for the Ferrari team with Benetton's Giancarlo Fisichella third.

World Drivers' Championship leader Michael Schumacher driving for World Constructors' Championship leaders Ferrari started from pole position alongside Jordan driver Jarno Trulli after recording the quickest qualifying lap time. The race was stopped due to a software glitch in the starting procedure and a collision between Jenson Button and Pedro de la Rosa that created a traffic jam. Michael Schumacher led into the first corner of the second start. After the second round of pit stops, Michael Schumacher's exhaust failed, resulting in a left rear suspension failure and his retirement from the race. On lap 56, Coulthard, who was running in second place, took the lead. Coulthard took the win, his second of the season and ninth in Formula One, with Barrichello a further 15.8 seconds back.

Coulthard's victory cut Michael Schumacher's lead in the World Drivers' Championship to 12 points. Häkkinen maintained third place, with Barrichello trailing by seven points. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari's lead over McLaren was reduced to five points. Fisichella's third-place result reduced the gap to third-placed Williams to one point, with ten races of the season remaining.

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