On this day in F1 – 16th May 1999
Michael Schumacher led a Ferrari one-two at the Monaco Grand Prix after pole-man Mika Hakkinen’s challenge fizzled out in the McLaren.
Schumacher got a brilliant start from the grid, and after leading into the first corner, there was no stopping him. Hakkinen then found himself defending second position from Eddie Irvine rather than attacking Schumacher, and after he slid up an escape road at Saint Devote, he lost that battle too.
By taking his 16th win with Ferrari, Schumacher became the most successful driver the illustrious team has ever had.