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1998 Formula One season

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The 1998 Formula One season was the 47th edition of the championship. The champion was Mika Häkkinen in a close battle. Mclaren won the constructor's championship.

Drivers and constructorsEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1998 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres No Driver Rounds Test driver(s)
  Winfield Williams Williams Williams FW20 Mecachrome GC37-01 3.0 L V10 G 1   Jacques Villeneuve All   Juan Pablo Montoya
  Max Wilson
2   Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
  Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari Ferrari F300 Ferrari 047 3.0 L V10 G 3   Michael Schumacher All   Luca Badoer
4   Eddie Irvine All
  Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton Benetton B198 Playlife GC37-01 3.0 L V10 B 5   Giancarlo Fisichella All n/a
6   Alexander Wurz All
  West Mclaren Mercedes McLaren McLaren MP4-13 Mercedes FO110G 3.0 L V10 B 7   David Coulthard All   Ricardo Zonta
  Nick Heidfeld
8   Mika Häkkinen All
  Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan Jordan 198 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HC 3.0 L V10 G 9   Damon Hill All   Pedro De La Rosa
10   Ralf Schumacher All
  Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost Prost AP01 Peugeot A16 3.0 L V10 B 11   Olivier Panis All   Stephane Sarrazin
12   Jarno Trulli All
  Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber Sauber C17 Petronas SPE-01D 3.0 L V10 G 14   Jean Alesi All   Jörg Müller
15   Johnny Herbert All
  Danka Zepter Arrows Arrows Arrows A19 Arrows T2-F1 3.0 L V10 B 16   Pedro Diniz All   Emmanuel Collard
  Stephen Watson
17   Mika Salo All
  Stewart Ford Stewart Stewart SF02 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 L V10 B 18   Rubens Barrichello All n/a
19   Jan Magnussen 1-7
  Jos Verstappen 8-16
  Tyrrell Tyrrell Tyrrell 026 Ford JD Zetec-R 3.0 L V10 G 20   Ricardo Rosset All n/a
21   Toranosuke Takagi All
  Fondmetal Minardi Team SpA Minardi Minardi M198 Ford JD Zetec-R 3.0 L V10 B 22   Shinji Nakano All   Laurent Redon
23   Esteban Tuero All

Season reviewEdit

Race resultsEdit

Round Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Constructor
1   Australian Grand Prix   Mika Häkkinen   Mika Häkkinen   Mika Häkkinen   McLaren-Mercedes
2   Brazilian Grand Prix   Mika Häkkinen   Mika Häkkinen   Mika Häkkinen   McLaren-Mercedes
3   Argentine Grand Prix   David Coulthard   Alexander Wurz   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
4   San Marino Grand Prix   David Coulthard   Michael Schumacher   David Coulthard   McLaren-Mercedes
5   Spanish Grand Prix   Mika Häkkinen   Mika Häkkinen   Mika Häkkinen   McLaren-Mercedes
6   Monaco Grand Prix   Mika Häkkinen   Mika Häkkinen   Mika Häkkinen   McLaren-Mercedes
7   Canadian Grand Prix   David Coulthard   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
8   French Grand Prix   Mika Häkkinen   David Coulthard   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
9   British Grand Prix   Mika Häkkinen   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
10   Austrian Grand Prix   Giancarlo Fisichella   David Coulthard   Mika Häkkinen   McLaren-Mercedes
11   German Grand Prix   Mika Häkkinen   David Coulthard   Mika Häkkinen   McLaren-Mercedes
12   Hungarian Grand Prix   Mika Häkkinen   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
13   Belgian Grand Prix   Mika Häkkinen   Michael Schumacher   Damon Hill   Jordan-Mugen-Honda
14   Italian Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Mika Häkkinen   Michael Schumacher   Ferrari
15   Luxembourg Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Mika Häkkinen   Mika Häkkinen   McLaren-Mercedes
16   Japanese Grand Prix   Michael Schumacher   Michael Schumacher   Mika Häkkinen   McLaren-Mercedes

Drivers standingsEdit

Pos Driver AUS
 
BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
AUT
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
LUX
 
JPN
 
Points
1   Mika Häkkinen 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 3 2 1 1 6 Ret 4 1 1 100
2   Michael Schumacher Ret 3 1 2 3 10 1 1 1 3 5 1 Ret 1 2 Ret 86
3   David Coulthard 2 2 6 1 2 Ret Ret 6 Ret 2 2 2 7 Ret 3 3 56
4   Eddie Irvine 4 8 3 3 Ret 3 3 2 3 4 8 Ret Ret 2 4 2 47
5   Jacques Villeneuve 5 7 Ret 4 6 5 10 4 7 6 3 3 Ret Ret 8 6 21
6   Damon Hill 8 DSQ 8 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 7 4 4 1 6 9 4 20
7   Heinz-Harald Frentzen 3 5 9 5 8 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 9 5 4 7 5 5 17
8   Alexander Wurz 7 4 4 Ret 4 Ret 4 5 4 9 11 16 Ret Ret 7 9 17
9   Giancarlo Fisichella Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 2 2 9 5 Ret 7 8 Ret 8 6 8 16
10   Ralf Schumacher Ret Ret Ret 7 11 Ret Ret 16 6 5 6 9 2 3 Ret Ret 14
11   Jean Alesi Ret 9 5 6 10 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret 10 7 3 5 10 7 9
12   Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret 10 Ret 5 Ret 5 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS 10 11 Ret 4
13   Mika Salo Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 4 Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 Ret DNS Ret 14 Ret 3
14   Pedro Diniz Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 9 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 5 Ret Ret Ret 3
15   Johnny Herbert 6 11 Ret Ret 7 7 Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 10 1
16   Jarno Trulli Ret Ret 11 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 12 Ret 6 13 Ret 12 1
17   Jan Magnussen Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret 6 1
18   Shinji Nakano Ret Ret 13 Ret 14 9 7 17 8 11 Ret 15 8 Ret 15 Ret 0
19   Esteban Tuero Ret Ret Ret 8 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 11 NC Ret 0
20   Ricardo Rosset Ret Ret 14 Ret DNQ DNQ 8 Ret Ret 12 DNQ DNQ DNS 12 Ret DNQ 0
21   Toranosuke Takagi Ret Ret 12 Ret 13 11 Ret Ret 9 Ret 13 14 Ret 9 16 Ret 0
22   Olivier Panis 9 Ret 15 11 16 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 15 12 DNS Ret 12 11 0
23   Jos Verstappen 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 13 Ret 0
Pos Driver AUS
 
BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
AUT
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
LUX
 
JPN
 
Points

Pole position in Bold.
Fastest lap in Italics.
Driver did not finish the Grand Prix. Driver was classified (ranked) because they finished over 90% of the race.

Key
Colour Gold Silver Bronze Green Blue Purple Red Black White Light blue
Result Winner 2nd place 3rd place Points finish Non-points finish Did not finish (Ret) Did not qualify (DNQ) Disqualified (DSQ) Did not start (DNS) Practiced only (PO)
Non-classified finish (NC) Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ) Race cancelled (C) Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP) Excluded (EX) Did not arrive (DNA) Withdrew entry before the event (WD)


Constructors standingsEdit

Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
 
BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
AUT
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
LUX
 
JPN
 
Points
1   McLaren-Mercedes 7 2 2 6 1 2 Ret Ret 6 Ret 2 2 2 7 Ret 3 3 156
8 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 3 2 1 1 6 Ret 4 1 1
2   Ferrari 3 Ret 3 1 2 3 10 1 1 1 3 5 1 Ret 1 2 Ret 133
4 4 8 3 3 Ret 3 3 2 3 4 8 Ret Ret 2 4 2
3   Williams-Mecachrome 1 5 7 Ret 4 6 5 10 4 7 6 3 3 Ret Ret 8 6 38
2 3 5 9 5 8 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 9 5 4 7 5 5
4   Jordan-Mugen-Honda 9 8 DSQ 8 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 7 4 4 1 6 9 4 34
10 Ret Ret Ret 7 11 Ret Ret 16 6 5 6 9 2 3 Ret Ret
5   Benetton-Playlife 5 Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 2 2 9 5 Ret 7 8 Ret 8 6 8 33
6 7 4 4 Ret 4 Ret 4 5 4 9 11 16 Ret Ret 7 9
6   Sauber-Petronas 14 Ret 9 5 6 10 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret 10 7 3 5 10 7 10
15 6 11 Ret Ret 7 7 Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 10
7   Arrows 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 9 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 5 Ret Ret Ret 6
17 Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 4 Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 Ret DNS Ret 14 Ret
8   Stewart-Ford 18 Ret Ret 10 Ret 5 Ret 5 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS 10 11 Ret 5
19 Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret 6 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 13 Ret
9   Prost-Peugeot 11 9 Ret 15 11 16 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 15 12 DNS Ret 12 11 1
12 Ret Ret 11 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 12 Ret 6 13 Ret 12
10   Minardi-Ford 22 Ret Ret 13 Ret 14 9 7 17 8 11 Ret 15 8 Ret 15 Ret 0
23 Ret Ret Ret 8 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 11 NC Ret
11   Tyrrell-Ford 20 Ret Ret 14 Ret DNQ DNQ 8 Ret Ret 12 DNQ DNQ DNS 12 Ret DNQ 0
21 Ret Ret 12 Ret 13 11 Ret Ret 9 Ret 13 14 Ret 9 16 Ret
Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
 
BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
AUT
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
LUX
 
JPN
 
Points

Pole position in Bold.
Fastest lap in Italics.
Car did not finish the Grand Prix. Driver was classified (ranked) because they finished over 90% of the race.

Key
Colour Gold Silver Bronze Green Blue Purple Red Black White Light blue
Result Winner 2nd place 3rd place Points finish Non-points finish Did not finish (Ret) Did not qualify (DNQ) Disqualified (DSQ) Did not start (DNS) Practiced only (PO)
Non-classified finish (NC) Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ) Race cancelled (C) Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP) Excluded (EX) Did not arrive (DNA) Withdrew entry before the event (WD)