IFA Darren Cunliffe emerged victorious in the bid for the seventh race
prize of this season's LeggMason Investors Fantasy Formula One competition
as his team held off the opposition by a solitary point.
The manager from Manchester accumulated 35 points in the world's most
fashionable Grand Prix, with four of his drivers achieving top six finishes.
Michael Schumacher was top points scorer in the race with 11 points,
taking advantage of David Coulthard's inability to start his car on the
parade lap to cruise to his fifth race victory on the streets of Monte
Cunliffe's side also contained Jaguar's Eddie Irvine, who capitalised on
his best qualifying position of the season to finish third.
BAR's Jacques Villeneuve finished fourth followed by sixth-placed Jean
Alesi of the Prost team.
In fact, Alesi is the only driver to have completed all seven races thus
far in the campaign, hence explaining his imp-ressive season total of 34
points, making him the third-highest points scorer overall.
Cunliffe also played a well-timed joker, thus doubling his points for the
race to 70 and in doing so enabled him to rise up to eighth in the overall
Barry Wood, another manager who played his joker at Monaco, saw his side
storm to the top of the leaderboard as a result of his team, Wood Good
Racing, accumulating 66 points in the race.
Roger Dickenson remains as the highest-ranked manager not yet to have
played his joker despite falling slightly to 10th place.