Ferrari celebrated their first 1-2 victory of the 1999 F1 season in Monaco after Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine beat Mika Hakkinen in McLaren who started from pole position.

Hakkinen won the fourth pole position in the first four races in 1999 in controversial circumstances on Saturday, after beating Michael Schumacher for 0.064 seconds. The third was Coulthard in the second McLaren (+0.404 s) and the fourth was Irvine in second Ferrari (+0.464 s).

Schumacher started well and passed Hakkinen and Irvine passed Coulthard so Ferrari had first and third place after the first corner.

That order stood until lap 35 when Coulthard slowed down and retired in the next lap with a gearbox failure. Irvine was close to Hakkinen, who slipped on the oil from Takagi’s car whose engine blew up and Finn had to go straight into the Mirebeau corner.

Irvine took advantage of Hakkinen’s misfortune and took second place, and Ferrari celebrated 1-2 victory, the first of a total of three in 1999. Schumacher celebrated with 30 seconds ahead of Irvine and Hakkinen was third with 37 seconds behind. Frentzen finished in fourth place in Jordan, and Fisichella and Wurz at Benetton won the last points in fifth and sixth place.

After the first four races, Schumacher had 26 points after winning in Imola and Monaco and finishing second in Brazil, and Irvine was second after winning in Australia, fifth in Brazil and second in Monaco.

Hakkinen was third with 14 points (victory in Brazil and third in Monaco), and Ferrari led the constructors with 44 points, ahead of McLaren who had only 20 points.

It was 100th race in Rubens Barrichello’s F1 career.

STARTING GRID

11Mika HäkkinenMcLaren/Mercedes1:20.547
23M.SchumacherFerrari1:20.6110.064
32David CoulthardMcLaren/Mercedes1:20.9560.409
44Eddie IrvineFerrari1:21.0110.464
516R.BarrichelloStewart/Ford1:21.5300.983
68H-H.FrentzenJordan/Mugen-Honda1:21.5561.009
719Jarno TrulliProst/Peugeot1:21.7691.222
822J.VilleneuveBAR/Supertec1:21.8271.280
99G.FisichellaBenetton/Playlife1:21.9381.391
1010Alexander WurzBenetton/Playlife1:21.9681.421
115A.ZanardiWilliams/Supertec1:22.1521.605
1223Mika SaloBAR/Supertec1:22.2411.694
1317Johnny HerbertStewart/Ford1:22.2481.701
1411Jean AlesiSauber/Petronas1:22.3541.807
1512Pedro DinizSauber/Petronas1:22.6592.112
166Ralf SchumacherWilliams/Supertec1:22.7192.172
177Damon HillJordan/Mugen-Honda1:22.8322.285
1818Olivier PanisProst/Peugeot1:22.9162.369
1915T.TakagiArrows1:23.2902.743
2020Luca BadoerMinardi/Ford1:23.7653.218
2114Pedro de la RosaArrows1:24.2603.713
2221Marc GenéMinardi/Ford1:24.9144.367

RACE RESULTS

13M.SchumacherFerrari781:49:31.812 
24Eddie IrvineFerrari781:50:02.28830.476
31Mika HäkkinenMcLaren/Mercedes781:50:09.29537.483
48H-H.FrentzenJordan/Mugen-Honda781:50:25.82154.009
59G.FisichellaBenetton/Playlife771:49:32.7051 lap
610Alexander WurzBenetton/Playlife771:49:47.7991 lap
719Jarno TrulliProst/Peugeot771:50:05.8451 lap
85A.ZanardiWilliams/Supertec761:49:49.5142 laps
916R.BarrichelloStewart/Ford711:40:57.711Suspension
 
(10)6Ralf SchumacherWilliams/Supertec541:18:39.706Spun off
(11)11Jean AlesiSauber/Petronas501:12:39.935Suspension
(8)12Pedro DinizSauber/Petronas491:10:17.884Suspension
(12)18Olivier PanisProst/Peugeot4058:19.531Engine
(4)2David CoulthardMcLaren/Mercedes3651:04.063Gearbox
(11)23Mika SaloBAR/Supertec3652:10.908Brakes
(15)15T.TakagiArrows3653:01.863Engine
(8)22J.VilleneuveBAR/Supertec3245:43.711Oil leak
(11)17Johnny HerbertStewart/Ford3246:18.632Suspension
(19)14Pedro de la RosaArrows3044:51.758Gearbox
(19)21Marc GenéMinardi/Ford2435:53.524Spun off
(18)20Luca BadoerMinardi/Ford1015:14.013Gearbox
(17)7Damon HillJordan/Mugen-Honda34:41.990Collision

Fastest lap: Mika Hakkinen – 1:22.259 (lap 67)

DRIVERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER 4/16 RACES

1Michael Schumacher26  61010
2Eddie Irvine18  1026
3Mika Häkkinen14  104
4Heinz-Harald Frentzen13  643
5Ralf Schumacher7  43
6Giancarlo Fisichella7  322
7David Coulthard6  6
8Rubens Barrichello6  24
9Damon Hill3  3
10Pedro de la Rosa1  1
11Olivier Panis1  1
12Jean Alesi1  1
13Alexander Wurz1  1

CONSTRUCTORS’ CHAMPIONSHIP

1Ferrari44  1081016
2McLaren/Mercedes20   1064
3Jordan/Mugen-Honda16  6433
4Benetton/Playlife8  323
5Williams/Supertec7  43
6Stewart/Ford6  24
7Arrows1  1
7Prost/Peugeot1   1
7Sauber/Petronas1    1
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