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1988 Formula One World Championship

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The 1988 Formula One season was the 39th of the championship. The champion was Ayrton Senna in a close battle.

Drivers & ConstructorsEdit

The following drivers and constructors competed in the 1988 season

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver
  Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus Lotus 100T Honda G 1   Nelson Piquet
2   Satoru Nakajima
  Tyrell Racing Organization Tyrrell Tyrrell 017 Ford Cosworth G 3   Jonathan Palmer
4   Julian Bailey
  Williams Grand Prix Engineering WilliamsF1 Williams FW12 Judd G 5   Nigel Mansell
  Martin Brundle
  Jean-Louis Schlesser
6   Riccardo Patrese
  Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed Zakspeed 881 Zakspeed G 9   Piercarlo Ghinzani
10   Bernd Schneider
  Marlboro McLaren International Honda McLaren McLaren MP4/4 Honda G 11   Ayrton Senna
12   Alain Prost
  Team AGS AGS AGS JH22
AGS JH23
Ford Cosworth G 14   Philippe Streiff
  Leyton House March Racing Team March March 881 Judd G 15   Mauricio Gugelmin
16   Ivan Capelli
  Arrows Racing Team Arrows Arrows A10B Megatron G 17   Derek Warwick
18   Eddie Cheever
  Benetton Formula Benetton Benetton B188 Ford Cosworth G 19   Alessandro Nannini
20   Thierry Boutsen
  Osella Squadra Corse Osella Osella FA1I
Osella FA1L
Osella G 21   Nicola Larini
  Rial Racing Rial Rial ARC1 Ford Cosworth G 22   Andrea de Cesaris
  Minardi Team Minardi Minardi M188 Ford Cosworth G 23   Adrian Campos
  Pierluigi Martini
24   Luis Perez-Sala
  Equipe Ligier Ligier Ligier JS31 Judd G 25   René Arnoux
26   Stefan Johansson
  Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari F187/88C Scuderia Ferrari G 27   Michele Alboreto
28   Gerhard Berger
  Larrousse & Calmels F1 Lola Lola LC88 Ford Cosworth G 29   Yannick Dalmas
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel
  Aguri Suzuki
30   Philippe Alliot
  Coloni Racing Coloni Coloni FC188
Coloni FC188B
Ford Cosworth G 31   Gabriele Tarquini
  Eurobrun Racing Euro Brun Euro Brun ER188 Ford Cosworth G 32   Oscar Larrauri
33   Stefano Modena
  Scuderia Italia Dallara Dallara 188 Ford Cosworth G 36   Alex Caffi

Season reviewEdit

Rnd Grand Prix Date Location Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Constructor Report
1   Brazilian Grand Prix 3 April Jacarepaguá   Ayrton Senna   Gerhard Berger   Alain Prost   McLaren-Honda Report
2   San Marino Grand Prix 1 May Imola   Ayrton Senna   Alain Prost   Ayrton Senna   McLaren-Honda Report
3   Monaco Grand Prix 15 May Monaco   Ayrton Senna   Ayrton Senna   Alain Prost   McLaren-Honda Report
4   Mexican Grand Prix 29 May Hermanos Rodríguez   Ayrton Senna   Alain Prost   Alain Prost   McLaren-Honda Report
5   Canadian Grand Prix 12 June Circuit Gilles Villeneuve   Ayrton Senna   Ayrton Senna   Ayrton Senna   McLaren-Honda Report
6   Detroit Grand Prix 19 June Detroit   Ayrton Senna   Alain Prost   Ayrton Senna   McLaren-Honda Report
7   French Grand Prix 3 July Paul Ricard   Alain Prost   Alain Prost   Alain Prost   McLaren-Honda Report
8   British Grand Prix 10 July Silverstone   Gerhard Berger   Nigel Mansell   Ayrton Senna   McLaren-Honda Report
9   German Grand Prix 24 July Hockenheimring   Ayrton Senna   Alessandro Nannini   Ayrton Senna   McLaren-Honda Report
10   Hungarian Grand Prix 7 August Hungaroring   Ayrton Senna   Alain Prost   Ayrton Senna   McLaren-Honda Report
11   Belgian Grand Prix 28 August Spa-Francorchamps   Ayrton Senna   Gerhard Berger   Ayrton Senna   McLaren-Honda Report
12   Italian Grand Prix 11 September Monza   Ayrton Senna   Michele Alboreto   Gerhard Berger   Ferrari Report
13   Portuguese Grand Prix 25 September Estoril   Alain Prost   Gerhard Berger   Alain Prost   McLaren-Honda Report
14   Spanish Grand Prix 2 October Jerez   Ayrton Senna   Alain Prost   Alain Prost   McLaren-Honda Report
15   Japanese Grand Prix 30 October Suzuka   Ayrton Senna   Ayrton Senna   Ayrton Senna   McLaren-Honda Report
16   Australian Grand Prix 13 November Adelaide   Ayrton Senna   Alain Prost   Alain Prost   McLaren-Honda Report

1988 Constructors Championship final standingsEdit

Place Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Points Wins Podiums Poles
1   McLaren-Honda MP4/4 Honda RA186E G 199 15 25 15
2   Ferrari F1-87/88C Ferrari 033E G 65 1 8 1
3   Benetton-Ford B188 Ford DFR G 39 7
4   Arrows-Megatron A10B (BMW) Megatron M12/13 G 23 1
5   Lotus-Honda 100T Honda RA186E G 23 3
6   March-Judd 881 Judd CV G 22 2
7   Williams-Judd FW12 Judd CV G 20 2
8   Tyrrell-Ford 017 Ford DFZ G 5
9   Rial-Ford ARC1 Ford DFZ G 3
10   Minardi-Ford M188 Ford DFZ G 1
11   Zakspeed 881
881B
Zakspeed 1500/4 G
12   Coloni-Ford FC188
FC188B
Ford DFZ G
13   Ligier-Judd JS31 Judd CV G
14   Osella-Alfa Romeo FA1I
FA1L
Alfa Romeo 890T G
15   Lola-Ford LC88 Ford DFZ G
16   Dallara-Ford 3087
F188
Ford DFV
Ford DFZ
G
17   AGS-Ford JH23 Ford DFZ G
18   Euro Brun-Ford ER188 Ford DFZ G

1988 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos Driver BRA
 
SMR
 
MON
 
MEX
 
CAN
 
USE
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
POR
 
ESP
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
Points[1]
1   Ayrton Senna DSQ 1 Ret 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 10 6 4 1 2 90 (94)*
2   Alain Prost 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 Ret 2 2 2 Ret 1 1 2 1 87 (105)*
3   Gerhard Berger 2 5 2 3 Ret Ret 4 9 3 4 Ret 1 Ret 6 4 Ret 41
4   Thierry Boutsen 7 4 8 8 3 3 Ret Ret 6 3 DSQ 6 3 9 3 5 27
5   Michele Alboreto 5 18 3 4 Ret Ret 3 17 4 Ret Ret 2 5 Ret 11 Ret 24
6   Nelson Piquet 3 3 Ret Ret 4 Ret 5 5 Ret 8 4 Ret Ret 8 Ret 3 22
7   Ivan Capelli Ret Ret 10 16 5 DNS 9 Ret 5 Ret 3 5 2 Ret Ret 6 17
8   Derek Warwick 4 9 4 5 7 Ret Ret 6 7 Ret 5 4 4 Ret Ret Ret 17
9   Nigel Mansell Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret 12
10   Alessandro Nannini Ret 6 Ret 7 Ret Ret 6 3 18 Ret DSQ 9 Ret 3 5 Ret 12
11   Riccardo Patrese Ret 13 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret 6 Ret 7 Ret 5 6 4 8
12   Eddie Cheever 8 7 Ret 6 Ret Ret 11 7 10 Ret 6 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6
13   Mauricio Gugelmin Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 4 8 5 Ret 8 Ret 7 10 Ret 5
14   Jonathan Palmer Ret 14 5 DNQ 6 5 Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 DNQ Ret Ret 12 Ret 5
15   Andrea de Cesaris Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 4 10 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 3
16   Satoru Nakajima 6 8 DNQ Ret 11 DNQ 7 10 9 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 1
17   Pierluigi Martini 6 15 15 DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 13 7 1
18   Yannick Dalmas Ret 12 7 9 DNQ 7 13 13 19 9 Ret Ret Ret 11 0
19   Alex Caffi DNPQ Ret Ret Ret 8 12 11 15 Ret 8 Ret 7 10 Ret Ret 0
20   Martin Brundle 7 0
21   Philippe Streiff Ret 10 Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 9 Ret 8 11 0
22   Luis Perez-Sala Ret 11 Ret 11 13 Ret NC Ret DNQ 10 DNQ Ret 8 12 15 Ret 0
23   Gabriele Tarquini Ret Ret Ret 14 8 DNQ 13 Ret DNQ 11 DNQ 0
24   Philippe Alliot Ret 17 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 14 Ret 12 9 Ret Ret 14 9 10 0
25   Stefan Johansson 9 DNQ Ret 10 Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 11 DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 9 0
26   Julian Bailey DNQ Ret DNQ Ret 9 DNQ 16 DNQ DNQ DNQ 12 DNQ DNQ 14 DNQ 0
27   Nicola Larini DNQ DSQ 9 DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 19 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret DNPQ 0
28   René Arnoux Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ 18 17 Ret Ret 13 10 Ret 17 Ret 0
29   Stefano Modena Ret NC DSQ DSQ 12 Ret 14 12 Ret 11 DNQ DNQ DNQ 13 DNQ Ret 0
30   Jean-Louis Schlesser 11 0
31   Bernd Schneider DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 12 DNQ 13 Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 0
32   Oscar Larrauri Ret DNQ Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret DNQ 16 DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
33   Piercarlo Ghinzani DNQ Ret Ret 15 14 DNQ DSQ DNQ 14 DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
34   Adrián Campos Ret 16 DNQ DNQ 0
35   Aguri Suzuki 16 0
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel DNQ 0
Pos Driver BRA
 
SMR
 
MON
 
MEX
 
CAN
 
USE
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
POR
 
ESP
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Not classified (NC)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Blank Did not participate
Injured (INJ)
Excluded (EX)
  • Only best 11 results counted toward the championship. Prost scored 105 points during the year, but only 87 points were counted toward the championship. Senna scored 94 points, with 90 points counted toward the championship. Thus, Senna became the World Champion, although he did not score most points over the course of the year.
Place Driver Number Country Points[1] Wins Podiums Poles
1   Ayrton Senna 12 Brazil 90 (94) 8 11 13
2   Alain Prost 11 France 87 (105) 7 14 2
3   Gerhard Berger 28 Austria 41 1 5 1
4   Thierry Boutsen 20 Belgium 27 5
5   Michele Alboreto 27 Italy 24 3
6   Nelson Piquet 1 Brazil 22 3
7   Ivan Capelli 16 Italy 17 2
8   Derek Warwick 17 Britain 17
9   Nigel Mansell 5 Britain 12 2
10   Alessandro Nannini 19 Italy 12 2
11   Riccardo Patrese 6 Italy 8
12   Eddie Cheever 18 USA 6 1
13   Mauricio Gugelmin 15 Brazil 5
14   Jonathan Palmer 3 Britain 5
15   Andrea de Cesaris 22 Italy 3
16   Satoru Nakajima 2 Japan 1
17   Pierluigi Martini 23 Italy 1
18   Yannick Dalmas 29 France 0
19   Alex Caffi 36 Italy 0
20   Martin Brundle 5 Britain 0
21   Philippe Streiff 14 France 0
22   Luis Perez-Sala 24 Spain 0
23   Gabriele Tarquini 31 Italy 0
24   Philippe Alliot 30 France 0
25   Stefan Johansson 26 Sweden 0
26   Julian Bailey 4 Britain 0
27   Nicola Larini 21 Italy 0
28   René Arnoux 25 France 0
29   Stefano Modena 33 Italy 0
30   Jean-Louis Schlesser 5 France 0
31   Bernd Schneider 10 Germany 0
32   Oscar Larrauri 32 Argentina 0
33   Piercarlo Ghinzani 9 Italy 0
34   Adrián Campos 23 Spain 0
35   Aguri Suzuki 29 Japan 0
  Pierre-Henri Raphanel 29 France 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Only the best 11 results counted towards the Drivers' Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.