At the podium ceremony, all Ferrari team members quietly accepted their awards, and quickly exited. However, Monteiro stayed behind to celebrate his first podium finish, and the first for a Portuguese driver.
Mastering the wet weather, the race was won by Italian driver Vittorio Brambilla driving a March 751. As Brambilla took the flag, he crashed into the barriers and the March team celebrated a historic victory. Brambilla, the oldest man in the field at 37, had won his first Grand Prix.
Nigel Mansell led the race until lap 70, but then suffered a loose wheel nut and was forced into the pits, emerging behind Ayrton Senna. The pair duelled around Monaco for the final three laps but Mansell could find no way past, finishing behind the Brazilian.
The first and only win of Alesi's Formula One career, on his 31st birthday. After the end of the race, Alesi ran out of fuel, and Michael Schumacher gave him a lift back to the pits on top of his car. This race also marked the last time to date that a Grand Prix was won by a car with a V12 engine.