Sunday 4th June 2000
Contested over 78 laps, the Monaco Grand Prix was won by McLaren driver David Coulthard after starting from third position. Rubens Barrichello finished second in a Ferrari with Giancarlo Fisichella third for the Benetton team. Championship leader Michael Schumacher started from pole position alongside Jordan driver Jarno Trulli. The race was aborted due to an software glitch in the starting procedure and Jenson Button and Pedro de la Rosa collided which started a traffic jam. At the second start, Michael Schumacher maintained his lead into the first corner. After the second round of pit stops, Michael Schumacher’s exhaust broke causing a left rear suspension failure and his retirement from the race. Coulthard, in second place, became the new race leader on lap 57. Coulthard maintained his lead throughout the remainder of the race and secured his second victory of the season, with Barrichello a further 15.8 seconds back. Coulthard’s victory allowed him to narrow the lead of Michael Schumacher in the World Drivers’ Championship to 12 points. Häkkinen retained third with Barrichello a further seven points behind. In the World Constructors’ Championship, Ferrari retained their lead which was reduced to five points over McLaren. Fisichella’s strong result reduced the gap to Benetton’s rivals Williams to one point, with ten races of the season remaining.