The Monte Carlo Rally or Rallye Monte Carlo (officially Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo) is a rallying event organised each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco which also organises the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix and the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. The rally now takes place along the French Riviera in the Principality of Monaco and southeast France. Previously, competitors would set off from all four corners of Europe and 'rally', in other words, meet, in Monaco to celebrate the end of a unique event. From its inception in 1911 by Prince Albert I it was an important means of demonstrating improvements and innovations to automobiles.

Monte Carlo Rally
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1911–2011 Centenary logo
Statusactive
Genremotorsporting event
Frequencyannual
Location(s)Monaco, France
CountryMonaco
Inaugurated1911
A staging post from the 1959 Monte Carlo Rally
1911 – Henri Rougier and the victorious 25Hp Turcat-Méry before the inaugural Monte Carlo rally
1964 outright winning Morris-Mini Cooper S
Stéphane Sarrazin driving a Subaru Impreza WRC2005 on the 2005 rally.
Marcus Grönholm driving a Peugeot 307 WRC on the 2004 rally.
Carlos Sainz driving a Toyota Corolla WRC on the 1999 rally.

HistoryEdit

1911 beginnings and controversyEdit

In 1909 the Automobile Club de Monaco (Sport Automobile Velocipédique Monégasque) started planning a car rally at the behest of Albert I, Prince of Monaco. The Monte Carlo Rally was to start at points all over Europe and converge on Monte Carlo. In January 1911 23 cars set out from 11 different locations and Henri Rougier was among the nine who left Paris to cover a 1,020 kilometres (634 mi) route. The event was won by Rougier in a Turcat-Méry 25 Hp. The rally comprised both driving and then somewhat arbitrary judging based on the elegance of the car, passenger comfort and the condition in which it arrived in the principality. The outcry of scandal when the results were published changed nothing, so Rougier was proclaimed the first winner.[1][2]

1966 controversyEdit

The 1966 event was the most controversial in the history of the Rally. The first four finishers, driving three Mini-Coopers, Timo Mäkinen, Rauno Aaltonen and Paddy Hopkirk, and Roger Clark's 4th-placed Ford Cortina were all disqualified because they used non-dipping single filament quartz iodine bulbs in their headlamps, in place of the standard double filament dipping glass bulbs, which are fitted to the series production version of each models sold to the public.[3] This elevated Pauli Toivonen (Citroën ID) into first place overall. Rosemary Smith (Hillman Imp) was also disqualified from sixth place, after winning the Coupe des Dames, the ladies' class. In all, ten cars were disqualified.[4] Teams threatened to boycott the event.[5] The headline in Motor Sport read "The Monte Carlo Fiasco."[6]

Recent historyEdit

From 1973 to 2008 the rally was held in January as the first event of the FIA World Rally Championship, but between 2009 to 2011 it has been the opening round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) programme, a championship for N/A 4WD cars, before returning to the WRC championship season again in 2012. As recently as 1991, competitors were able to choose their starting points from approximately five venues roughly equidistant from Monte Carlo (one of Monaco's administrative areas) itself.

With often varying conditions at each starting point (typically comprising dry tarmac, wet tarmac, snow, and ice, sometimes all in a single stage of the rally), this event places a big emphasis on tyre choices, as a driver has to balance the need for grip on ice and snow with the need for grip on dry tarmac. For the driver, this is often a difficult choice as the tyres that work well on snow and ice normally perform badly on dry tarmac.

The Automobile Club de Monaco confirmed on 19 July 2010 that the 79th Monte-Carlo Rally would form the opening round of the new Intercontinental Rally Challenge season.[7] To mark the centenary event, the Automobile Club de Monaco has also confirmed that Glasgow, Barcelona, Warsaw and Marrakesh have been selected as start points for the rally.

Col de TuriniEdit

This rally features one of the most famous special stages in the world. The stage is run from La Bollène-Vésubie to Sospel, or the other way around, over a steep and tight mountain road with many hairpin turns. On this 31km route it passes over the Col de Turini, a mountain pass road which normally has ice and/or snow on sections of it at that time of the year. Spectators also throw snow on the road—in 2005, Marcus Grönholm and Petter Solberg both ripped a wheel off their cars when they skidded on snow probably placed there by spectators,[citation needed] and crashed into a wall. Grönholm went on to finish fifth, but Solberg was forced to retire as the damage to his car was extensive. In the same event, Sébastien Loeb set one of the fastest times in the modern era, with 21 minutes 40 seconds.

Sospel has an elevation of 479m, and the D70 has a maximum elevation of 1603m, for an average gradient of 6.7%. The Turini is also driven at night, with thousands of fans watching the "Night of Turini", also known as the "Night of the Long Knives" due to the strong high beam lights cutting through the night.[8][9] In the 2007 edition of the rally, the Turini was not used, but it returned for the 2008 route.[10] For both the 2009 and 2010 event the stage was run at night and shown live on Eurosport.

Past winnersEdit

(list by driver / co-driver and vehicle type)

1911–1972Edit

Year Winner Second Third
1911 Henri Rougier (Turcat-Mery) Aspaigu (Gobron) Jules Beutler / Von Esmarch (Martini)
1912 Jules Beutler (Berliet) Von Eismark (Dunkop) Paul Meuiner (Delaunay-Belleville)
1913–23
Not held
1924 Jacques Edouard Ledure (Bignan) de Marquet (Métallurgique) Barbillon (Bignan)
1925 François Repusseau (Renault) Mertens (Lancia Lambda) Lamarche (FN)
1926 Victor A. Bruce / W J Brunell (Autocarrier) Pierre Bussienne (Sizaire Frères) Marika (Citroën)
1927 André Lefèbvre / Despaux (Amilcar CGSS) Pierre Clausse (Celtic-Bignani) Pierre Bussienne (Sizaire-Frères)
1928 Jacques Bignan (Fiat) P. Malaret (Fiat) Charlotte Versigny (Talbot)
1929 Sprenger van Eijk (Graham-Paige) Viktor Szmick/Emánuel Csajkovszky (Weiss-Manfred) Visser (Lancia)
1930 Hector Petit (Licorne) Alexandru C. Berlesco (DeSoto) Abel Blin D'Orimont (Studebaker)
1931 Donald Healey / Lewis Pearce (Invicta) J-P Wimille (Lorraine) Lucy Schell (Bugatti)
1932 Maurice Vaselle / Duhamel (Hotchkiss) G de Lavelette/C de Cortanze (Peugeot) Donald Healey (Invicta) Boris Ivanovsky / Mary Ham (Ford)
1933 Maurice Vasselle (Hotchkiss) Robert Guyot (Renault) Germaine Rouault / Julio Quinlin (Salmson)
1934 Louis Gas / Jean Trévoux (Hotchkiss) Marc Chauvierre / Lanciano (Chenard-Walcker) Donald Healey (Triumph Gloria)
1935 Charles Lahaye / René Quatresous (Renault) Jack C. Ridley (Triumph Gloria) Lucie Schell (Delahaye)
1936 Petre G. Cristea / Ionel Zamfirescu (Ford) Lucie Schell (Delahaye) Charles Lahaye / René Quatresous (Renault)
1937 René Le Bègue / Julio Quinlin (Delahaye) P de Massa / Mahe (Talbot) Ionel Zamfirescu / Trévoux (Hotchkiss)
1938 Gerard Bakker-Schut / Karel Ton (Ford) Jean Trévoux / Marcel Lesurque (Hotchkiss) Charles Lahaye / René Quatresous (Renault)
1939 Jean Trévoux / Marcel Lesurque (Hotchkiss)
Jean Paul / M. Contet (Delahaye)
No second place, joint first place Ernest Mutsaerts / André Kouwenberg (Ford)
1940–48
Not held
1949 Jean Trévoux / Marcel Lesurque (Hotchkiss Grégoire) Maurice Worms / E Mouche (Hotchkiss) František Dobry / Z Treybal (Bristol)
1950 Marcel Becquart / Henri Secret (Hotchkiss Grégoire) Maurice Gatsonides / K S Barendregt
(Humber Super Snipe)
Julio Quinlin /Jean Behra (Simca 8)
1951 Jean Trévoux / Roger Crovetto (Delahaye 175) Comte de Monte Real / M J Palma (Ford) C Vard / A Young (Jaguar Mk V)
1952 Sydney Allard / Guy Warburton (Allard P1) Stirling Moss / D Scannell / John Cooper
(Sunbeam-Talbot 90)
Dr Angelvin / Miss Angelvin (Simca Sport)
1953 Maurice Gatsonides / Peter Worledge (Ford Zephyr) Ian Appleyard / Pat Appleyard (Jaguar Mark VII) Roger Marion / Jean Charmasson (Citroën Six)
1954 Louis Chiron / Ciro Basadonna (Lancia Aurelia GT) Pierre David / Paul Barbier (Peugeot 203) André Blanchard / Marcel Lecoq (Panhard 750)
1955 Per Malling / Gunnar Fadum (Sunbeam-Talbot 90) Georges Gillard / Roger Duget (Panhard 850) Hanns Gerdum / Joachim Kühling (Mercedes-Benz 220)
1956 Ronnie Adams / Frank Biggar / D Johnston (Jaguar Mark VII) Walter Schock / K Raebe (Mercedes-Benz 220) M Grosgogeat / P Biaginin (DKW)
1957
Cancelled (Fuel coupons not issued for rallying)
1958 Guy Monraisse / Jacques Feret (Renault Dauphine) Alexandre Gacon / Leo Borsa (Alfa Romeo Giulietta) Leif Vold-Johansen / Finn Koperud (DKW)
1959 Paul Coltelloni / Pierre Alexandre / Claude Desrosiers (Citroën ID 19) André Thomas / Jean Delliere (Simca Aronde) Pierre Surles / Jacques Piniers (Panhard 850)
1960 Walter Schock / Rolf Moll (Mercedes-Benz 220SE) Eugen Böhringer / Hermann Socher (Mercedes-Benz 220SE) Eberhard Mahle / Roland Ott (Mercedes-Benz 220SE)
1961 Maurice Martin / Roger Bateau (Panhard PL 17) Walter Löffler / Hans Joachim Walter (Panhard PL 17) Guy Jouanneaux / Alain Coquillet (Panhard PL 17)
1962 Erik Carlsson / Gunnar Häggbom (Saab 96 #303) Eugen Böhringer / P Lang (Mercedes-Benz 220SE) Paddy Hopkirk / Jack Scott (Sunbeam Rapier)
1963 Erik Carlsson / Gunnar Palm (Saab 96 #283) Pauli Toivonen / Anassi Järvi (Citroën ID19) Rauno Aaltonen / Tony Ambrose (Mini Cooper)
1964 Paddy Hopkirk / Henry Liddon (Morris Mini Cooper S) [11] Bo Ljungfeldt / Fergus Sager (Ford Falcon) Erik Carlsson / Gunnar Palm (Saab 96)
1965 Timo Mäkinen / Paul Easter (Mini Cooper S) Eugen Böhringer / Rolf Wütherich (Porsche 904) Pat Moss / Ann Wisdom (Saab 96)
1966 Pauli Toivonen / Ensio Mikander (Citroën ID) René Trautmann / Jean-Pierre Hanrioud (Lancia Flavia) Ove Andersson / Rolf Dahlgren (Lancia Flavia)
1967 Rauno Aaltonen / Henry Liddon (Mini Cooper S) Ove Andersson / John Davenport (Lancia Fulvia) Vic Elford / David Stone (Porsche 911S)
1968 Vic Elford / David Stone (Porsche 911T) Pauli Toivonen / Martti Tiukkanen (Porsche 911S) Rauno Aaltonen / Henry Liddon (Mini Cooper S)
1969 Björn Waldegård / Lars Helmer (Porsche 911S) Gérard Larrousse / Jean-Claude Perramond (Porsche 911S) Jean Vinatier / Jean-François Jacob (Alpine-Renault A110)
1970 Björn Waldegård / Lars Helmer (Porsche 911S) Gérard Larrousse / Maurice Gelin (Porsche 911S) Jean-Pierre Nicolas / Claude Roure (Alpine-Renault A110)
1971 Ove Andersson / David Stone (Alpine-Renault A110) Jean-Luc Thérier / Marcel Callewaert (Alpine-Renault A110) Björn Waldegård / Hans Thorszelius (Porsche 914/6)
1972 Sandro Munari / Mario Manucci (Lancia Fulvia 1.6HF) Gérard Larrousse / Jean-Claude Perramond (Porsche 911S) Rauno Aaltonen / Jean Todt (Datsun 240Z)

1973–1985Edit

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
Co-driver
Team
Car
Time
42ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 26 January 1973
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
18 stages
420 km
1   Jean-Claude Andruet
  Michèle Petit ("Biche")
  Alpine-Renault A110 1800 5h 42m 04s
2   Ove Andersson
  Jean Todt
  Alpine-Renault A110 1800 5h 42m 30s
3   Jean-Pierre Nicolas
  Michel Vial
  Alpine-Renault A110 1800 5h 43m 39s
1974 rally cancelled
43ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
15 to 23 January 1975
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
22 stages
472 km
1   Sandro Munari
  Mario Manucci
  Lancia Stratos HF 6h 25m 59s
2   Hannu Mikkola
  Jean Todt
  Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6h 29m 05s
3   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye 6h 29m 46s
44ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
17 to 24 January 1976
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
23 stages
530 km
1   Sandro Munari
  Silvio Maiga
  Lancia Stratos HF 6h 25m 10s
2   Björn Waldegård
  Hans Thorszelius
  Lancia Stratos HF 6h 26m 37s
3   Bernard Darniche
  Alain Mahé
  Lancia Stratos HF 6h 31m 23s
45ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
22 to 28 January 1977
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
Round 1 of the FIA Cup for Rally Drivers
26 stages
506 km
1   Sandro Munari
  Silvio Maiga
  Lancia Stratos HF 6h 36m 13s
2   Jean-Claude Andruet
  Michèle Petit ("Biche")
  Fiat 131 Abarth 6h 38m 29s
3   Antonio Zanini
 Juan Petisco
  SEAT 124 – 1800 6h 47m 07s
46ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 28 January 1978
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
Round 1 of the FIA Cup for Rally Drivers
29 stages
570 km
1   Jean-Pierre Nicolas
  Vincent Laverne
  Porsche 911 Carrera 6h 57m 03s
2   Jean Ragnotti
  Jean-Marc Andrié
  Renault 5 Alpine 6h 58m 55s
3   Guy Fréquelin
  Jacques Delaval
  Renault 5 Alpine 6h 59m 55s
47ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
20 to 26 January 1979
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
30 stages
619 km
1   Bernard Darniche
  Alain Mahé
  Team Chardonnet
  Lancia Stratos HF
8h 13m 38s
2   Björn Waldegård
  Hans Thorszelius
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort RS1800
8h 13m 44s
3   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Alitalia Fiat
  Fiat 131 Abarth
8h 17m 47s
48ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 25 January 1980
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
30 stages
601 km
1   Walter Röhrl
  Christian Geistdörfer
  Fiat Italia
  Fiat 131 Abarth
8h 42m 20s
2   Bernard Darniche
  Alain Mahé
  Team Chardonnet
  Lancia Stratos HF
8h 52m 58s
3   Björn Waldegård
  Hans Thorszelius
  Fiat Italia
  Fiat 131 Abarth
8h 53m 48s
49ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
24 to 30 January 1981
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
32 stages
757 km
1   Jean Ragnotti
  Jean-Marc Andrié
  Renault Elf
  Renault 5 Turbo
9h 55m 55s
2   Guy Fréquelin
  Jean Todt
  Talbot
  Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
9h 58m 49s
3   Jochi Kleint
  Gunter Wanger
  Opel Euro Händler
  Opel Ascona 400
10h 2m 54s
50ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
16 to 22 January 1982
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
32 stages
753 km
1   Walter Röhrl
  Christian Geistdörfer
  Rothmans Opel Rally Team
  Opel Ascona 400
8h 20m 33s
2   Hannu Mikkola
  Arne Hertz
  Audi Sport
  Audi Quattro
8h 24m 22s
3   Jean-Luc Thérier
  Michel Vial
  Esso
  Porsche 911SC
8h 32m 38s
51ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
22 to 29 January 1983
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
30 stages
709 km
1   Walter Röhrl
  Christian Geistdörfer
  Martini Racing
  Lancia Rally 037
7h 58m 57s
2   Markku Alén
  Ilkka Kivimäki
  Martini Racing
  Lancia Rally 037
8h 5m 59s
3   Stig Blomqvist
  Björn Cederberg
  Audi Sport
  Audi Quattro A1
8h 10m 15s
52ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 27 January 1984
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
30 stages
722 km
1   Walter Röhrl
  Christian Geistdörfer
  Audi Sport
  Audi Quattro A2
8h 52m 29s
2   Stig Blomqvist
  Björn Cederberg
  Audi Sport
  Audi Quattro A2
8h 53m 53s
3   Hannu Mikkola
  Arne Hertz
  Audi Sport
  Audi Quattro A2
9h 5m 9s
53ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
26 January to 1 February 1985
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
34 stages
852 km
1   Ari Vatanen
  Terry Harryman
  Peugeot Talbot Sport
  Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
10h 20m 49s
2   Walter Röhrl
  Christian Geistdörfer
  Audi Sport
  Audi Sport Quattro
10h 26m 06s
3   Timo Salonen
  Seppo Harjanne
  Peugeot Talbot Sport
  Peugeot 205 Turbo 16
10h 30m 54s

1986–1999Edit

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
Co-driver
Team
Car
Time
54ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
18 to 24 January 1986
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
36 stages
867 km
1   Henri Toivonen
  Sergio Cresto
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta S4
10h 11m 24s
2   Timo Salonen
  Seppo Harjanne
  Peugeot Talbot Sport
  Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2
10h 15m 28s
3   Hannu Mikkola
  Arne Hertz
  Audi Sport
  Audi Sport Quattro E2
10h 18m 46s
55ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
17 to 22 January 1987
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
26 stages
572 km
1   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta HF 4WD
7h 39m 50s
2   Juha Kankkunen
  Juha Piironen
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta HF 4WD
7h 40m 49s
3   Walter Röhrl
  Christian Geistdörfer
  Audi Sport
  Audi 200 Quattro
7h 44m 0s
56ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
16 to 21 January 1988
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
26 stages
624 km
1   Bruno Saby
  Jean-François Fauchille
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta HF 4WD
7h 19m 11s
2   Alex Fiorio
  Luigi Pirollo
  Jolly Club
  Lancia Delta HF 4WD
7h 30m 1s
3   Jean-Pierre Ballet
  Marie-Christine Lallemont
  Privateer
  Peugeot 205 GTI
7h 42m 46s
57ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 26 January 1989
Round 2 of the World Rally Championship
24 stages
613 km
1   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale
7h 13m 27s
2   Didier Auriol
  Bernard Occelli
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale
7h 19m 54s
3   Bruno Saby
  Jean-François Fauchille
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale
7h 21m 8s
58ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 25 January 1990
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
20 stages
556 km
1   Didier Auriol
  Bernard Occelli
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
5h 56m 52s
2   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
5h 57m 44s
3   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
6h 0m 31s
59ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
24 to 30 January 1991
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
27 stages
626 km
1   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica GT-Four ST165
6h 57m 21s
2   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Martini Lancia
  Lancia Delta Integrale 16V
7h 2m 20s
3   François Delecour
  Anne-Chantal Pauwels
  Q8 Team Ford
  Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4
7h 2m 33s
60ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
23 to 28 January 1992
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
26 stages
606 km
1   Didier Auriol
  Bernard Occelli
  Martini Racing
  Lancia Delta HF Integrale
6h 54m 20s
2   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
6h 56m 25s
3   Juha Kankkunen
  Juha Piironen
  Martini Racing
  Lancia Delta HF Integrale
6h 57m 17s
61ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 27 January 1993
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
22 stages
594 km
1   Didier Auriol
  Bernard Occelli
  Toyota Castrol Team
  Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
6h 13m 43s
2   François Delecour
  Daniel Grataloup
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6h 13m 58s
3   Miki Biasion
  Tiziano Siviero
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6h 16m 59s
62ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
22 to 27 January 1994
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
22 stages
588 km
1   François Delecour
  Daniel Grataloup
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6h 12m 20s
2   Juha Kankkunen
  Nicky Grist
  Toyota Castrol Team
  Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD
6h 13m 25s
3   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  555 Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza 555
6h 14m 7s
63ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
22 to 26 January 1995
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
Round 1 of the FIA 2-Litre World Championship for Manufacturers
21 stages
547 km
1   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  555 Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza 555
6h 32m 31s
2   François Delecour
  Catherine François
  RAS Ford
  Ford Escort RS Cosworth
6h 34m 56s
3   Juha Kankkunen
  Nicky Grist
  Toyota Team Europe
  Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
6h 36m 28s
64ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
20 to 25 January 1996
Round 1 of the FIA 2-Litre World Championship for Manufacturers,
no World Rally Championship
21 stages
427 km
1   Patrick Bernardini
  Bernard Occelli
  Alliance Yacco Ford
  Ford Escort RS Cosworth
5h 24m 40s
2   François Delecour
  Hervé Sauvage
  Peugeot Sport
  Peugeot 306 Maxi
5h 28m 24s
3   Armin Schwarz
  Klaus Wicha
  H. F. Grifone
  Toyota Celica GT-Four ST205
5h 31m 52s
65ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 27 January 1997
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
18 stages
410 km
1   Piero Liatti
  Fabrizia Pons
  555 Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza WRC97
4h 26m 58s
2   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort WRC
4h 27m 53s
3   Tommi Mäkinen
  Seppo Harjanne
  Team Mitsubishi Ralliart
  Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV
4h 29m 29s
66ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 21 January 1998
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
18 stages
359 km
1   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Toyota Castrol Team
  Toyota Corolla WRC
4h 28m 0.5s
2   Juha Kankkunen
  Juha Repo
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Escort WRC
4h 28m 41.3s
3   Colin McRae
  Nicky Grist
  555 Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza WRC 98
4h 29m 1.5s
67ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
17 to 20 January 1999
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
14 stages
425 km
1   Tommi Mäkinen
  Risto Mannisenmäki
  Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart
  Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
5h 16m 50.6s
2   Juha Kankkunen
  Juha Repo
  Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza WRC 99
5h 18m 35.3s
3   Colin McRae
  Nicky Grist
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Focus WRC
5h 20m 7.4s

2000–2009Edit

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
Co-driver
Team
Car
Time
68ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 23 January 2000
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
413 km
1   Tommi Mäkinen
  Risto Mannisenmäki
  Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart
  Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
4h 23m 35.8s
2   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Focus RS WRC 00
4h 25m 0.7s
3   Juha Kankkunen
  Juha Repo
  Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza WRC 2000
4h 26m 57.2s
69ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 21 January 2001
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
392 km
1   Tommi Mäkinen
  Risto Mannisenmäki
  Marlboro Mitsubishi Ralliart
  Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI
4h 38m 4.3s
2   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Focus RS WRC 01
4h 39m 5.1s
3   François Delecour
  Daniel Gratloup
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Focus RS WRC 01
4h 40m 9.6s
70ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
18 to 20 January 2002
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
397 km
1   Tommi Mäkinen
  Kaj Lindstrom
  Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza WRC 2001
3h 59m 30.7s
2   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Automobiles Citroën
  Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 0m 44.8s
3   Carlos Sainz
  Luis Moya
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Focus RS WRC 02
4h 0m 46.4s
71ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
23 to 26 January 2003
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
14 stages
415 km
1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total
  Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 29m 11.4s
2   Colin McRae
  Derek Ringer
  Citroën Total
  Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 29m 49.5s
3   Carlos Sainz
  Marc Marti
  Citroën Total
  Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 30m 3.6s
72ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
23 to 25 January 2004
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
389 km
1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total
  Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 12m 3.0s
2   Markko Märtin
  Michael Park
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Focus RS WRC 03
4h 13m 15.6s
3   François Duval
  Stéphane Prevot
  Ford Motor Company
  Ford Focus RS WRC 03
4h 13m 22.6s
73ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
21 to 23 January 2005
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
353 km
1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total
  Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 13m 5.6s
2   Toni Gardemeister
  Jakke Honkanen
  BP Ford World Rally Team
  Ford Focus RS WRC 04
4h 16m 3.9s
3   Gilles Panizzi
  Hervé Panizzi
  Mitsubishi Motorsports
  Mitsubishi Lancer WRC 05
4h 16m 45.7s
74ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
19 to 22 January 2006
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
18 stages
366 km
1   Marcus Grönholm
  Timo Rautiainen
  BP Ford World Rally Team
  Ford Focus RS WRC 06
4h 11m 43.9 ss
2   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Kronos Total Citroën World Rally Team
  Citroën Xsara WRC
4h 12m 45.7s
3   Toni Gardemeister
  Jakke Honkanen
  Astra Racing
  Peugeot 307 WRC
4h 13m 7.0s
75ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
18 to 21 January 2007
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
15 stages
329 km
1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total
  Citroën C4 WRC
3h 10m 27.4s
2   Dani Sordo
  Marc Marti
  Citroën Total
  Citroën C4 WRC
3h 11m 5.6s
3   Marcus Grönholm
  Timo Rautiainen
  BP Ford World Rally Team
  Ford Focus RS WRC 06
3h 11m 50.2s
76ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
24 to 27 January 2008
Round 1 of the World Rally Championship
19 stages
365.09 km
1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total
  Citroën C4 WRC
3h 39m 17.0s
2   Mikko Hirvonen
  Jarmo Lehtinen
  BP Ford World Rally Team
  Ford Focus RS WRC 07
3h 41m 51.4s
3   Chris Atkinson
  Stéphane Prévot
  Subaru World Rally Team
  Subaru Impreza WRC 2007
3h 42m 15.6s
77ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo[12]
21 to 24 January 2009
Round 1 of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge
14 stages
362.25 km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  BF Goodrich
  Peugeot 207 S2000
4h 40m 45.7s
2   Freddy Loix
  Isidoor Smets
  Peugeot Team Belux
  Peugeot 207 S2000
4h 42m 29.3s
3   Stéphane Sarrazin
  Jacques Julien Renucci
  Team Peugeot Total
  Peugeot 207 S2000
4h 43m 07.3s

2010–2019Edit

Rally name Stages Podium finishers
Rank Driver
Co-driver
Team
Car
Time
78ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo[13]
19 to 23 January 2010
Round 1 of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge
15 stages
396.18 km
1   Mikko Hirvonen
  Jarmo Lehtinen
  M-Sport
  Ford Fiesta S2000
4h 32m 58.5s
2   Juho Hänninen
  Mikko Markkula
  Škoda Motorsport
  Škoda Fabia S2000
4h 34m 49.9s
3   Nicolas Vouilloz
  Benjamin Veillas
  Škoda Motorsport
  Škoda Fabia S2000
4h 36m 17.6s
79ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo[14]
19 to 22 January 2011
Round 1 of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge
13 stages
337.06 km
1   Bryan Bouffier
  Xavier Panseri
  Peugeot France
  Peugeot 207 S2000
3h 32m 55.6s
2   Freddy Loix
  Frédéric Miclotte
  Škoda Motorsport
  Škoda Fabia S2000
3h 33m 28.1s
3   Guy Wilks
  Phil Pugh
  Peugeot UK
  Peugeot 207 S2000
3h 34m 15.3s
80ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
18 to 22 January 2012
Round 1 of the 2012 World Rally Championship
17 stages
433.36 km
1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total World Rally Team
  Citroën DS3 WRC
4h 32m 39.9s
2   Dani Sordo
  Carlos del Barrio
  Mini WRC Team
  Mini John Cooper Works WRC
4h 35m 25.4s
3   Petter Solberg
  Chris Patterson
  Ford World Rally Team
  Ford Fiesta RS WRC
4h 35m 54.1s
81ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
16 to 19 January 2013
Round 1 of the 2013 World Rally Championship
18 stages
478.42 km
1   Sébastien Loeb
  Daniel Elena
  Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team
  Citroën DS3 WRC
5h 18m 57.2s
2   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
5h 20m 37.1s
3   Dani Sordo
  Carlos del Barrio
  Abu Dhabi Citroën Total World Rally Team
  Citroën DS3 WRC
5h 22m 46.2s
82ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
14 to 18 January 2014
Round 1 of the 2014 World Rally Championship
15 stages
383.88 km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 55m 14.4s
2   Bryan Bouffier
  Xavier Panseri
  M-Sport WRT
  Ford Fiesta RS WRC
3h 56m 33.3s
3   Kris Meeke
  Paul Nagle
  Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT
  Citroën DS3 WRC
3h 57m 08.7s
83ème Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo
22 to 25 January 2015
Round 1 of the 2015 World Rally Championship
15 (14) stages
355.48 (335.55) km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 36m 40.2s
2   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 37m 38.2s
3   Andreas Mikkelsen
  Ole Floene
  Volkswagen Motorsport II
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 38m 52.5s
84ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo
22 to 24 January 2016
Round 1 of the 2016 World Rally Championship
16 stages
377.59 km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Volkswagen Motorsport
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 49m 53.1s
2   Andreas Mikkelsen
  Anders Jæger
  Volkswagen Motorsport II
  Volkswagen Polo R WRC
3h 51m 47.6s
3   Thierry Neuville
  Nicolas Gilsoul
  Hyundai Motorsport
  Hyundai i20 WRC
3h 53m 11.0s
85ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo
19 to 22 January 2017
Round 1 of the 2017 World Rally Championship
17 (15) stages
382.65 (355.90) km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  M-Sport World Rally Team
  Ford Fiesta WRC
4h 00m 03.6s
2   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
  Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
  Toyota Yaris WRC
4h 02m 18.6s
3   Ott Tänak
  Martin Järveoja
  M-Sport World Rally Team
  Ford Fiesta WRC
4h 03m 01.4s
86ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo
25 to 28 January 2018
Round 1 of the 2018 World Rally Championship
17 stages
394.74 km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  M-Sport World Rally Team
  Ford Fiesta WRC
4h 18m 55.5s
2   Ott Tänak
  Martin Järveoja
  Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
  Toyota Yaris WRC
4h 19m 53.8s
3   Jari-Matti Latvala
  Miikka Anttila
  Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
  Toyota Yaris WRC
4h 20m 47.5s
87ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo
24 to 27 January 2019
Round 1 of the 2019 World Rally Championship
16 (15) stages
323.83 (303.79) km
1   Sébastien Ogier
  Julien Ingrassia
  Citroën Total WRT
  Citroën C3 WRC
3h 21m 15.9s
2   Thierry Neuville
  Nicolas Gilsoul
  Hyundai Shell Mobis WRT
  Hyundai i20 Coupe WRC
3h 21m 18.1s
3   Ott Tänak
  Martin Järveoja
  Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT
  Toyota Yaris WRC
3h 23m 31.1s
  • † – Event was shortened after stages were cancelled.

Multiple winnersEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Grand Prix.com – Monte Carlo Rally
  2. ^ Rally retro, History of the 1911 Monte Carlo Rally by Philippe Callais
  3. ^ Motor Sport, March 1966, pages 202, 204.
  4. ^ Competition Press & Autoweek, February 12, 1966, Pages 1, 6.
  5. ^ "1966: Future of Monte Carlo rally in doubt". BBC News. 21 January 1966.
  6. ^ MotorSport Archive, March, 1966, Pages 44.|url= http://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/march-1966/44/monte-carlo-fiasco
  7. ^ "Monte Carlo Rally to open 2011 IRC season". ircseries.com. Intercontinental Rally Challenge. 2010-07-19. Archived from the original on 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  8. ^ "Team LOOS INTERNATIONAL" at the 9th Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique Archived 2008-04-15 at the Wayback Machine. Loos International. Accessed May 12, 2010.
  9. ^ Duijvestijn, Guus. Alpine Passes Archived 2008-04-16 at the Wayback Machine. Archived at AJ's Touring Home Page. Accessed May 12, 2010.
  10. ^ Monte Carlo: Rally route Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine. Motorsport.com, January 18, 2008. Accessed May 12, 2010.
  11. ^ Readers' guide to who won at Monte Carlo, British Motor Corporation advertisement, Life Magazine, 14 February 1964, page 81 Retrieved from books.google.com.au on 22 December 2011
  12. ^ "2009 Final Ranking". www.acm.mc. 2009-01-24. Archived from the original on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  13. ^ "2010 Final Ranking". www.acm.mc. 2010-01-23. Archived from the original on 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2010-07-19.
  14. ^ "2011 Final Ranking". www.acm.mc. 2011-01-23. Archived from the original on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-01-24.

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