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Britain's David Coulthard won a dramatic Monaco Grand Prix after Michael Schumacher was forced to retire from a winning position with only 20 laps remaining.

Thirty seconds clear of Coulthard, Schumacher's left rear wheel suspension snapped, forcing him to limp back to the pits.

Monaco GP result 1. David Coulthard, McLaren 2. Rubens Barrichello, Ferrari 3. Giancarlo Fisichella, Benetton 4. Eddie Irvine, Jaguar 5. Mika Salo, Sauber 6. Mika Hakkinen, McLaren

Early disruption

With the race only seconds old, the red flags came out to stop the cars due to a computer malfunction, which left the teams and organisers without race information.

And seconds later, Jos Verstappen and Button came together at the Loews hairpin, causing a logjam of cars and flurry of yellow flags.

Even before the race got underway there had been a delay caused by Benetton's Alexander Wurz stalling on the grid after the formation lap.

The race restarted at 13:31 BST, with both Wurz and Verstappen in spare cars, and Button in the pit lane. Pedro del la Rosa did not make the grid for the restart.

-- Jim McAteer (, June 05, 2000

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