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Alain Prost, 2009

Runner-up, Alain Prost (pictured in 2009)

Ayrton Senna 1988 Canada

The MP4/4, the car that lead McLaren to the 1988 World Constructors' Championship.

The 1988 Formula One season was the 39th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It began on April 3 and finished on November 13 after sixteen races. It was the final season where turbocharged engines were allowed, before their intended re-introduction in 2014.

The drivers' title was won by Ayrton Senna – his first title – after a season-long duel with McLaren-Honda teammate and then double world champion Alain Prost. Prost scored more points, but since not all results counted, Senna took the title, his best eleven results being better than Prost's. McLaren strode to the constructors' title, scoring more than three times the amount of points that second-placed Ferrari scored.

The McLaren car, the MP4/4, was absolutely dominant, allowing its drivers to win fifteen of the sixteen races. It would have been all sixteen, but for Jean-Louis Schlesser's accident with Senna at the Italian Grand Prix. At that race, Ferrari scored a 1–2, at the first Italian Grand Prix since the death of its founder, Enzo Ferrari.

Teams and Drivers[]

Entry list[]

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
Lotus-Honda 100T G 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet All
United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Honda Honda RA168E 1.5 V6T 2 Japan Satoru Nakajima All
Tyrrell-Ford 017 G 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer All
United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey All
Williams-Judd FW12 G 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 1–10, 13–16
United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Judd CV 3.5 V8 5 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 11
5 France Jean-Louis Schlesser 12
6 Italy Riccardo Patrese All
Zakspeed 881 G 9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani All
Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4T 10 Germany Bernd Schneider All
McLaren-Honda MP4/4 G 11 France Alain Prost All
United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren Honda RA168E 1.5 V6T 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna All
AGS-Cosworth JH22
JH23
G 14 France Philippe Streiff All
France Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8
March-Judd 881 G 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin All
United Kingdom Leyton House March Racing Team Judd CV 3.5 V8 16 Italy Ivan Capelli All
Arrows-Megatron A10B G 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick All
United Kingdom USF&G Arrows Megatron Megatron M12/13 1.5 L4T 18 United States Eddie Cheever All
Benetton-Ford B188 G 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini All
United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5 V8 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen All
Osella FA1I
FA1L
G 21 Italy Nicola Larini All
Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella 890T 1.5 V8T
Rial-Ford Cosworth ARC1 G 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris All
Germany Rial Racing Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8
Minardi-Ford M188 G 23 Spain Adrián Campos 1–5
Italy Lois Minardi Team SpA Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini 6–16
24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala All
Ligier-Judd JS31 G 25 France René Arnoux All
France Ligier Loto Judd CV 3.5 V8 26 Sweden Stefan Johansson All
Ferrari F1/87/88C G 27 Italy Michele Alboreto All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari 033E 1.5 V6T 28 Austria Gerhard Berger All
Lola-Ford LC88 G 29 France Yannick Dalmas 1–14
France Larrousse Calmels Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 29 Japan Aguri Suzuki 15
29 France Pierre-Henri Raphanel 16
30 France Philippe Alliot All
Coloni-Ford Cosworth FC188
FC188B
G 31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini All
Italy Coloni SpA Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8
EuroBrun-Ford ER188 G 32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri All
Italy EuroBrun Racing Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8 33 Italy Stefano Modena All
Dallara-Ford Cosworth 3087
188
G 36 Italy Alex Caffi All
Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5 V8

Changes from last season[]

Team changes[]

Driver changes[]

Mid-season Changes[]

Driver changes[]

Driver Standings[]

Driver Placings
Pos Driver Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Mexico Flag of Canada Flag of Detroit, Michigan Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Japan Flag of Australia Pts
1st Senna DSQ 1st Ret 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 10th 6th 4th 1st 2nd 90 (94)
2nd Prost 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st Ret 2nd 2nd 2nd Ret 1st 1st 2nd 1st 87 (105)
3rd Berger 2nd 5th 2nd 3rd Ret Ret 4th 9th 3rd 4th Ret 1st Ret 6th 4th Ret 41
4th Boutsen 7th 4th 8th 8th 3rd 3rd Ret Ret 6th 3rd DSQ 6th 3rd 9th 3rd 5th 27
5th Alboreto 5th 18th 3rd 4th Ret Ret 3rd 17th 4th Ret Ret 2nd 5th Ret 11th Ret 24
6th Piquet 3rd 3rd Ret Ret 4th Ret 5th 5th Ret 8th 4th Ret Ret 8th Ret 3rd 22
7th Capelli Ret Ret 10th 16th 5th DNS 9th Ret 5th Ret 3rd 5th 2nd Ret Ret 6th 17
8th Warwick 4th 9th 4th 5th 7th Ret Ret 6th 7th Ret 5th 4th 4th Ret Ret Ret 17
9th Mansell Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2nd Ret Ret ILL ILL Ret 2nd Ret Ret 12
10th Nannini Ret 6th Ret 7th Ret Ret 6th 3rd 18th Ret DSQ 9th Ret 3rd 5th Ret 12
11th Patrese Ret 13th 6th Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret 6th Ret 7th Ret 5th 6th 4th 8
12th Cheever 8th 7th Ret 6th Ret Ret 11th 7th 10th Ret 6th 3rd Ret Ret Ret Ret 6
13th Gugelmin Ret 15th Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 4th 8th 5th Ret 8th Ret 7th 10th Ret 5
14th Palmer Ret 14th 5th DNQ 6th 5th Ret Ret 11th Ret 12th DNQ Ret Ret 12th Ret 5
15th de Cesaris Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th 4th 10th Ret 13th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 3
16th Nakajima 6th 8th DNQ Ret 11th DNQ 7th 10th 9th 7th Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th Ret 1
17th Martini 6th 15th 15th DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 13th 7th 1
NC Dalmas Ret 12th 7th 9th DNQ 7th 13th 13th 19th 9th Ret Ret Ret 11th 0
NC Caffi DNPQ Ret Ret Ret DNPQ 8th 12th 11th 15th Ret 8th Ret 7th 10th Ret Ret 0
NC Brundle 7th 0
NC Streiff Ret 10th Ret 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th Ret 9th Ret 8th 11th 0
NC Pérez-Sala Ret 11th Ret 11th 13th Ret NC Ret DNQ 10th DNQ Ret 8th 12th 15th Ret 0
NC Tarquini Ret Ret Ret 14th 8th DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ 13th Ret DNQ 11th DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
NC Alliot Ret 17th Ret Ret 10th Ret Ret 14th Ret 12th 9th Ret Ret 14th 9th 10th 0
NC Johansson 9th DNQ Ret 10th Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 11th DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 9th 0
NC Bailey DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 9th DNQ 16th DNQ DNQ DNQ 12th DNQ DNQ 14th DNQ 0
NC Larini DNQ EXC 9th DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 19th Ret DNPQ Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret DNPQ 0
NC Arnoux Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ 18th 17th Ret Ret 13th 10th Ret 17th Ret 0
NC Modena Ret NC DSQ DSQ 12th Ret 14th 12th Ret 11th DNQ DNQ DNQ 13th DNQ Ret 0
NC Schlesser 11th 0
NC Schneider DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 12th DNQ 13th Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 0
NC Larrauri Ret DNQ Ret 13th Ret Ret Ret DNQ 16th DNQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
NC Ghinzani DNQ Ret Ret 15th 14th DNQ EXC DNQ 14th DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
NC Campos Ret 16th DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
NC Suzuki 16th 0
NC Raphanel DNQ 0

Constructor Standings[]

Team Placings
Pos Team Flag of Brazil Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Mexico Flag of Canada Flag of Detroit, Michigan Flag of France Flag of Great Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Portugal Flag of Spain Flag of Japan Flag of Australia Pts
1st McLaren Prost 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 1st Ret 2nd 2nd 2nd Ret 1st 1st 2nd 1st 199
Senna DSQ 1st Ret 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 10th 6th 4th 1st 2nd
2nd Ferrari Alboreto 5th 18th 3rd 4th Ret Ret 3rd 17th 4th Ret Ret 2nd 5th Ret 11th Ret 65
Berger 2nd 5th 2nd 3rd Ret Ret 4th 9th 3rd 4th Ret 1st Ret 6th 4th Ret
3rd Benetton Nannini Ret 6th Ret 7th Ret Ret 6th 3rd 18th Ret DSQ 9th Ret 3rd 5th Ret 39
Boutsen 7th 4th 8th 8th 3rd 3rd Ret Ret 6th 3rd DSQ 6th 3rd 9th 3rd 5th
4th Lotus Piquet 3rd 3rd Ret Ret 4th Ret 5th 5th Ret 8th 4th Ret Ret 8th Ret 3rd 23
Nakajima 6th 8th DNQ Ret 11th DNQ 7th 10th 9th 7th Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th Ret
5th Arrows Warwick 4th 9th 4th 5th 7th Ret Ret 6th 7th Ret 5th 4th 4th Ret Ret Ret 23
Cheever 8th 7th Ret 6th Ret Ret 11th 7th 10th Ret 6th 3rd Ret Ret Ret Ret
6th March Gugelmin Ret 15th Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 4th 8th 5th Ret 8th Ret 7th 10th Ret 22
Capelli Ret Ret 10th 16th 5th DNS 9th Ret 5th Ret 3rd 5th 2nd Ret Ret 6th
7th Williams Mansell Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2nd Ret Ret ILL ILL Ret 2nd Ret Ret 20
Brundle 7th
Schlesser 11th
Patrese Ret 13th 6th Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret 6th Ret 7th Ret 5th 6th 4th
8th Tyrrell Palmer Ret 14th 5th DNQ 6th 5th Ret Ret 11th Ret 12th DNQ Ret Ret 12th Ret 5
Bailey DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret 9th DNQ 16th DNQ DNQ DNQ 12th DNQ DNQ 14th DNQ
9th Rial de Cesaris Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th 4th 10th Ret 13th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th 3
10th Minardi Campos Ret 16th DNQ DNQ DNQ 1
Martini 6th 15th 15th DNQ Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret 13th 7th
Pérez-Sala Ret 11th Ret 11th 13th Ret NC Ret DNQ 10th DNQ Ret 8th 12th 15th Ret
NC Lola Dalmas Ret 12th 7th 9th DNQ 7th 13th 13th 19th 9th Ret Ret Ret 11th 0
Suzuki 16th
Raphanel DNQ
Alliot Ret 17th Ret Ret 10th Ret Ret 14th Ret 12th 9th Ret Ret 14th 9th 10th
NC Dallara Caffi DNPQ Ret Ret Ret DNPQ 8th 12th 11th 15th Ret 8th Ret 7th 10th Ret Ret 0
NC AGS Streiff Ret 10th Ret 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th Ret 9th Ret 8th 11th 0
NC Coloni Tarquini Ret Ret Ret 14th 8th DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ 13th Ret DNQ 11th DNQ DNQ DNQ 0
NC Ligier Arnoux Ret DNQ Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ 18th 17th Ret Ret 13th 10th Ret 17th Ret 0
Johansson 9th DNQ Ret 10th Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 11th DNQ Ret Ret DNQ 9th
NC Osella Larini DNQ EXC 9th DNQ DNQ Ret Ret 19th Ret DNPQ Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret DNPQ 0
NC EuroBrun Larrauri Ret DNQ Ret 13th Ret Ret Ret DNQ 16th DNQ DNPQ DNPQ DNPQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
Modena Ret NC DSQ DSQ 12th Ret 14th 12th Ret 11th DNQ DNQ DNQ 13th DNQ Ret
NC Zakspeed Ghinzani DNQ Ret Ret 15th 14th DNQ EXC DNQ 14th DNQ Ret Ret DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret 0
Schneider DNQ DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ 12th DNQ 13th Ret DNQ DNQ Ret DNQ


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V T E 1988 Formula One Season
Teams Lotus • Tyrrell • Williams • Zakspeed • McLaren • AGS • March • Arrows • Benetton • Osella • Rial • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Lola • Coloni • EuroBrun • Dallara
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Judd • Megatron • Osella • Zakspeed
Drivers Piquet • 2 Nakajima • 3 Palmer • 4 Bailey • 5 Mansell • 5 Brundle • 5 Schlesser • 6 Patrese • 9 Ghinzani • 10 Schneider • 11 Prost • 12 Senna • 14 Streiff • 15 Gugelmin • 16 Capelli • 17 Warwick • 18 Cheever • 19 Nannini • 20 Boutsen • 21 Larini • 22 De Cesaris • 23 Campos • 23 Martini • 24 Pérez-Sala • 25 Arnoux • 26 Johansson • 27 Alboreto • 28 Berger • 29 Dalmas • 29 Suzuki • 29 Raphanel • 30 Alliot • 31 Tarquini • 32 Larrauri • 33 Modena • 36 Caffi
Other Drivers Brabham • Donnelly • Dumfries
Cars McLaren MP4/4 • Ferrari F1/87/88C • Benetton B188 • Lotus 100T • Arrows A10B • March 881 • Williams FW12 • Tyrrell 017 • Rial ARC1 • Minardi M188 • Lola LC88 • Dallara 3087 • Dallara F188 • AGS JH22 • AGS JH23 • Coloni FC188 • Ligier JS31 • Osella FA1I • Osella FA1L • EuroBrun ER188 • Zakspeed 881
Tyres Goodyear
Races Brazil • San Marino • Monaco • Mexico • Canada • Detroit • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Spain • Japan • Australia
See also 1987 Formula One Season • 1989 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Formula One Seasons
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