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The 1998 Belgian Grand Prix, otherwise known as the LVI Foster's Belgian Grand Prix, was the thirteenth round of the 1998 FIA Formula One World Championship. Held at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on the 30th of August in heavy rain, it was won by Damon Hill for Jordan-Mugen-Honda. It was Hill's last win in Formula One, and a first ever Grand Prix win for the Jordan team.

It was involved with a multiple crash after the 1st corner with many drivers involved. Some of them restarted, and some of them did not restart.


BackgroundEdit

Michael Schumacher's win in Hungary and the fact that championship rival Mika Häkkinen only managed to score a single point, meant that Schumacher was firmly back in the running for the championship. Schumacher was now only seven points behind Häkkinen, Ferrari also closing in on McLaren in the constructor's battle with Ferrari now only 23 points behind. 

Following Hungary, a week of testing occured at Monza in preparation for the Belgian Grand Prix with Ferrari, McLaren and the resurgent teams of Williams and Jordan in action.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW20 Mecachrome GC37-01 3.0 V10 G
2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW20 Mecachrome GC37-01 3.0 V10 G
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F300 Ferrari 047 3.0 V10 G
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F300 Ferrari 047 3.0 V10 G
5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B198 Playlife GC37-01 3.0 V10 B
6 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B198 Playlife GC37-01 3.0 V10 B
7 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/13 Mercedes FO 110G 3.0 V10 B
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/13 Mercedes FO 110G 3.0 V10 B
9 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan 198 Mugen-Honda MF-301HC 3.0 V10 G
10 Germany Ralf Schumacher Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan 198 Mugen-Honda MF-301HC 3.0 V10 G
11 France Olivier Panis France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP01 Peugeot A16 3.0 V10 B
12 Italy Jarno Trulli France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP01 Peugeot A16 3.0 V10 B
14 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C17 Petronas SPE-01D 3.0 V10 G
15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C17 Petronas SPE-01D 3.0 V10 G
16 Brazil Pedro Diniz United Kingdom Danka Zepter Arrows Arrows A19 Arrows T2-F1 3.0 V10 B
17 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Danka Zepter Arrows Arrows A19 Arrows T2-F1 3.0 V10 B
18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF02 Ford Cosworth VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B
19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF02 Ford Cosworth VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B
20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset United Kingdom PIAA Tyrrell Tyrrell 026 Ford Cosworth JD Zetec-R 3.0 V10 G
21 Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom PIAA Tyrrell Tyrrell 026 Ford Cosworth JD Zetec-R 3.0 V10 G
22 Japan Shinji Nakano Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Minardi M198 Ford Cosworth JD Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B
23 Argentina Esteban Tuero Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Minardi M198 Ford Cosworth JD Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B
Source:[1]

Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

The first practice session saw Michael Schumacher lead the timesheets throughout the day, McLaren seemed unable to respond with Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard second and third. Damon Hill continued to demonstrate impressive pace in the Jordan to go fourth fastest. 

The biggest incident of the day was when Williams driver Jacques Villeneuve flew off the circuit at Eau Rouge and flew into the barriers destroying his car. Despite the enormity of the incident, Villeneuve was able to walk away from the incident unscathed. He finished the session in sixth place behind teammate Heinz-Harald Frentzen

The Benetton team suffered technical difficulties throughout the day, their drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Alexander Wurz could only manage eleventh and twelfth in the session.

FP2Edit

The Saturday practice session saw Mika Häkkinen dominate the timesheets. Despite going quickest throughout the session, Häkkinen was not immune to the difficulty of the Belgian circuit. In the dying minutes Häkkinen spun off the circuit and into the gravel trap, bringing his session to a premature end. David Coulthard was second fastest ahead of Jacques Villeneuve and Damon Hill.

The Saturday practice session saw another enormous accident, Mika Salo slammed his Arrows into the barriers destroying his car, he walked away unscathed despite being adminstered to hospital for a precautionary check-up.

Practice ResultsEdit

The full practice results for the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix are outlined below:

No. Driver Constructor FP1 FP2 Warm-Up
Time Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos.
1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Mecachrome 1:53.589 6 1:51.859 4 2:13.781 12
2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Williams-Mecachrome 1:53.534 5 1:52.136 8 2:11.860 11
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:51.895 1 1:52.058 6 2:07.839 1
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Ferrari 1:53.601 7 1:51.972 5 2:08.608 2
5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:54.171 12 1:52.542 10 2:09.127 4
6 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:54.158 11 1:53.020 11 2:10.917 8
7 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:52.629 3 1:50.702 2 2:10.258 7
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:51.906 2 1:50.319 1 2:09.120 3
9 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:53.100 4 1:51.368 3 2:10.076 6
10 Germany Ralf Schumacher Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:54.116 9 1:52.346 9 2:09.539 5
11 France Olivier Panis France Prost-Peugeot 1:55.182 15 1:53.933 14 2:26.065 22
12 Italy Jarno Trulli France Prost-Peugeot 1:54.878 14 1:55.049 17 2:14.680 16
14 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:53.660 8 1:52.102 7 2:11.546 10
15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:54.130 10 1:53.379 12 2:14.147 15
16 Brazil Pedro Diniz United Kingdom Arrows 1:56.431 19 1:55.302 18 2:13.853 13
17 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Arrows 1:55.730 17 1:54.814 16 2:16.139 17
18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 1:54.433 13 1:54.071 15 2:11.374 9
19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 1:55.263 16 1:55.451 19 2:17.733 20
20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:58.178 22 1:56.604 21 2:16.174 18
21 Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:56.080 18 1:53.898 13 2:14.038 14
22 Japan Shinji Nakano Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:57.682 21 1:56.329 20 2:16.217 19
23 Argentina Esteban Tuero Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:57.014 20 1:57.000 22 2:20.842 21
Source:[2][3][4]
  • Bold indicates a driver's fastest practice time.
  • T Indicates a driver using a spare car to set their practice time in that session.

QualifyingEdit

The cars came out on track almost immediately, the two Ferrari's of Eddie Irvine and Michael Schumacher were the first of the front runners to go out with Mika Häkkinen following suit. Häkkinen set the early pace ahead of Irvine, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve.

Michael Schumacher then improved to go into second whilst Hill moved into third position. Heinz-Harald Frentzen then moved into fourth, setting the initial pace for Williams

David Coulthard was the last of the front runners to come out of the pits, setting a strong lap time to take the provisional pole time.  Schumacher attempted to respond but was forced to abort his next hot lap after making a mistake. Hill then moved into provisional third, bumping Schumacher down to fourth.

Häkkinen then reclaimed provisional pole ahead of teammate Coulthard. Shinji Nakano then spun out being forced to return to the pits on foor for the spare car. Coulthard then reclaimed the pole position time from teammate Häkkinen. Häkkinen's next run was aborted, unable to beat Coulthard's provisional pole time.

Michael Schumacher attempted to respond to the McLaren's time, however going into Blanchimont, the Ferrari driver was forced to slow due to yellow flag's due to Alexander Wurz stopping out on circuit. Despite this, Schumacher went fast enough to reclaim third from Damon Hill.

Eddie Irvine was struggling in the session, whilst on a quick lap going into the Bus Stop Chicane, Irvine was held up by the Tyrrell of Ricardo Rosset. Irvine flying over the kerbs in order to avoid Rosset's slow Tyrrell destroying his lap time.

In the dying seconds of the session Mika Häkkinen reclaimed the pole position ahead of teammate David Coulthard, Damon Hill then improved to go third fastest ahead of Michael Schumacher, Eddie Irvine and Jacques Villeneuve.

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:48.682 230.809 km/h
2 7 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1:48.845 +0.163s 230.463 km/h
3 9 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:49.728 +1.046s 228.609 km/h
4 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 1:50.027 +1.345s 227.988 km/h
5 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Ferrari 1:50.189 +1.507s 227.652 km/h
6 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Mecachrome 1:50.204 +1.522s 227.621 km/h
7 5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:50.462 +1.780s 227.090 km/h
8 10 Germany Ralf Schumacher Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:50.501 +1.819s 227.010 km/h
9 2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Williams-Mecachrome 1:50.686 +2.004s 226.630 km/h
10 14 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:51.189 +2.507s 225.605 km/h
11 6 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 1:51.648 +2.966s 224.678 km/h
12 15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 1:51.851 +3.169s 224.270 km/h
13 12 Italy Jarno Trulli France Prost-Peugeot 1:52.572 +3.890s 222.833 km/h
14 18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 1:52.670 +3.988s 222.640 km/h
15 11 France Olivier Panis France Prost-Peugeot 1:52.784 +4.102s 222.415 km/h
16 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz United Kingdom Arrows 1:53.037 +4.355s 221.917 km/h
17 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 1:53.149 +4.467s 221.697 km/h
18 17 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Arrows 1:53.207 +4.525s 221.583 km/h
19 21 Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:53.237 +4.555s 221.525 km/h
20 20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 1:54.850 +6.168s 218.414 km/h
21 22 Japan Shinji Nakano Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:55.084 +6.402s 217.969 km/h
22 23 Argentina Esteban Tuero Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 1:55.520 +6.838s 217.147 km/h
107% Time: 1:56.290[5]
Source:[5][6]
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.
  • T Indicates a driver using a spare car to set their best/qualifying time in that session.

GridEdit

The full grid for the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix is shown below:

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Mika Häkkinen
David Coulthard ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Damon Hill
Michael Schumacher ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Eddie Irvine
Jacques Villeneuve ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Giancarlo Fisichella
Ralf Schumacher ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Jean Alesi ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Alexander Wurz
Johnny Herbert ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Jarno Trulli
Rubens Barrichello ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Olivier Panis
Pedro Diniz ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Jos Verstappen
Mika Salo ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Tora Takagi
Ricardo Rosset ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Shinji Nakano
Esteban Tuero ______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

The race would be held in extremely wet conditions, conditions that naturally suited the Ferrari of Michael Schumacher.

As the cars left the grid, Jacques Villeneuve got a phenomenal start moving up into second position. Eddie Irvine did well to move into third ahead of Schumacher whilst David Coulthard had a terrible start dropping to fifth from second. It was about to get a whole lot worse for Coulthard when coming out of the first corner, he lost control of his car slamming into the barriers then rebounding onto the circuit into the path of the oncoming cars. Unable to avoid the out of control McLaren, the cars then piled into Coulthard causing a chain reaction of collisions down the field as nearly the entire field was wiped out in an enormous accident. Aside from Coulthard, Eddie Irvine, Alexander Wurz, Rubens Barrichello, Johnny Herbert, Olivier Panis, Jarno Trulli, Mika Salo, Pedro Diniz Toranosuke Takagi, Ricardo Rosset, Shinji Nakano and Jos Verstappen were all caught up in the accident. 

Verstappen was able to drive his crippled Stewart back to the pits, but all the other driver's were eliminated on the spot, their cars well and truely wrecked. The race was unsurprisingly stopped in order to clear away the twelve car wreckage of the start. Eddie Irvine was notably limping on his way back to the pits whilst Rubens Barrichello nursed his arm, blood had visibly soaked through his overalls near his right shoulder.

Barrichello could be seen arguing with race doctor Sid Watkins about taking the restart, the Brazilian visibly feeling well enough to take the start. Ultimately however he was denied by the race doctors to take the re-start, although only suffering minor injuries he was denied taking the second start as a precaution. 

Aside from Barrichello, Mika Salo, Olivier Panis and Ricardo Rosset would not take the restart, their cars wrecked in the accident and their teammates getting the spare car the three driver's were unable to continue to take part. 

Eventually the carnage was cleared and the eighteen surviving cars took the re-start. The rain had not subsided and the second start would be held in similar torrential conditions to the first start.

On the re-start, Damon Hill got a phenomenal start taking the lead into the first corner, Michael Schumacher attempted to overtake Mika Häkkinen around the outside but instead Häkkinen spun his car right into the oncoming field. Johnny Herbert had nowhere to go and crashed into the McLaren driver, but all the other drivers were able to avoid the stricken cars of Häkkinen and Herbert. Both cars were eliminated from the race, for Häkkinen this was a devastating blow for his championship ambitions.

Up front Irvine had made another strong start to move into second but then conceded the position back to teammate Schumacher going into Raidillon. Coulthard who had made another poor start was then rammed from behind by Alexander Wurz's Benetton, the two cars spinning into the gravel trap. Wurz was eliminated from the race whilst Coulthard was sent to the back of the pack.

The incidents of the first lap saw the race officials bring out the safety car to clear away the debris. Under the safety car it was Hill leading Schumacher, Irvine, Jean Alesi, Villeneuve and Heinz-Harald Frentzen.

On lap three the racing got underway and Hill sprinted away into the lead ahead of Schumacher. Villeneuve then managed to overtake Alesi going into the first corner for fourth place. A few corners later Frentzen had also overtaken Alesi.

Giancarlo Fisichella then spun dropping a position to eighth behind Ralf Schumacher's Jordan.

Villeneuve then made a mistake going into the bus stop chicane, losing positions to Frentzen and Alesi. Meanwhile up front Schumacher began to close the gap and apply the pressure to Hill's Jordan. Eventually on lap 8, Schumacher was able to overtake to take the lead of the race. The same lap saw Jos Verstappen retire with an engine failure.

The race then began to intensify, Eddie Irvine whilst chasing down Damon Hill then spun his car colliding with the barriers at Fagnes, Irvine losing his front wing and bargeboards. Irvine drove his crippled car back to the pits for repairs, rejoining the race in eleventh position. The same lap saw David Coulthard pit from eleventh to move into the full wet tyre from the intermediate.

Toranosuke Takagi then spun into the barriers at the first corner, bringing an end to his day. Lap eleven saw Ralf Schumacher come into the pits from sixth position for full wet tyres.

Frentzen then spun off the circuit at Stavelot, allowing Jean Alesi to take third position. 

Lap 14 saw the two race leaders of Schumacher and Hill come into the pits for full wets followed by Alesi, Frentzen and Fisichella. Villeneuve who was still on the intermediate tyres in the continually deteoriating conditions then spun off the circuit going down the kemmel straight. Villeneuve's car significantly damaged was forced to stop. 

Ralf Schumacher was now up to third position behind teammate Damon Hill, having made the early decision to come in for full wets. 

Lap 17 saw Esteban Tuero make his retirement with gearbox failure. 

At the front, Michael Schumacher was consolidating an enormous lead, however disaster was to strike on lap 25. Schumacher coming around to lap the McLaren of David Coulthard slammed into the back of Coulthard as the McLaren driver slowed to allow the leader through. In the wet spray Schumacher did not see Coulthard collided with the back of the McLaren ripping the front right wheel off.

Schumacher drove his crippled three wheeled car back into the pits and out of the race. Coulthard also came into the pits, his rear wing ripped off in the incident with Schumacher. Schumacher feeling angrily and agrieved following his accident with Coulthard, stormed down the pits and into the McLaren pit lane in an effort to get to Coulthard. His own Ferrari mechanics as well as the McLaren mechanics barring his way to his confrontation with Coulthard. After being unable to get to Coulthard, Schumacher stormed back to his own pit-box close to tears.

More bad news for Ferrari when the sole running car of Eddie Irvine spun off the circuit whilst trying to apply pressure to Heinz-Harald Frentzen's Williams. 

Following the incidents with the Ferrari's, Damon Hill led a Jordan one-two ahead of Ralf Schumacher, Jean Alesi, Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Giancarlo Fisichella and Pedro Diniz.

Ralf Schumacher then came in for his second pit-stop in the race, a lap later race leader Hill came into the pits. Fisichella then collided at full speed with Shinji Nakano's Minardi going into the bus stop chicane. Fisichella ripping the entire left hand side pod off his car, leaving fire spurting from the side of his car. Fisichella exited his wrecked car without injury as Nakano crept back to the pits in his crippled Minardi.

The safety car was then brought out for a second time following Fisichella's accident. Following the second safety car only six cars remained in the race with Hill leading Ralf Schumacher, Alesi, Diniz and Jarno Trulli. During the safety car period, David Coulthard was brought back out on track, his car sufficiently repaired albeit rejoining multiple laps down. The following lap, Minardi brought Shinji Nakano back onto the track. 

The final laps saw little action, Ralf Schumacher was commanded by his team to hold station behind teammate Damon Hill and maintain the one-two finish for the Jordan team. Hill brought his car home to take his first victory since his win in Japan with Williams in 1996. Ralf Schumacher was second to take Jordan's first ever win and their first ever one-two finish. Jean Alesi came home to take his first podium of the season with Heinz-Harald Frentzen fourth, Pedro Diniz fifth and Jarno Trulli taking Prost's first points of the season. 

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 44 1:43:47.407 3 10
2 10 Germany Ralf Schumacher Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 44 +0.932s 8 6
3 14 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 44 +32.242s 10 4
4 2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Williams-Mecachrome 44 +32.242s 9 3
5 16T Brazil Pedro Diniz United Kingdom Arrows 44 +51.682s 16 2
6 12T Italy Jarno Trulli France Prost-Peugeot 42 +2 laps 13 1
7 7T United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 39 +5 laps 2
8 22T Japan Shinji Nakano Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 39 +5 laps 21
Ret 5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Benetton-Playlife 26 Collision 7
Ret 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari 25 Collision 4
Ret 4T United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Ferrari 25 Spin 5
Ret 23 Argentina Esteban Tuero Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 17 Gearbox 22
Ret 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Mecachrome 16 Spin 6
Ret 21T Japan Tora Takagi United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 10 Spin 19
Ret 19T Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 8 Engine 17
Ret 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 1
Ret 6T Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Benetton-Playlife 0 Collision 11
Ret 15T United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 0 Collision 12
DNS* 18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 0 Collision 14
DNS* 11 France Olivier Panis France Prost-Peugeot 0 Collision 15
DNS* 17 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Arrows 0 Collision 18
DNS* 20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 0 Collision 20
Source:[7]
  • T Indicates a driver using a spare car.
  • * Indicates a driver who did not take the restart of the race.

MilestonesEdit

  • Jean Alesi's last podium.
  • Damon Hill's last win.
  • Jordan's first win, and only ever 1-2 finish.
  • Jarno Trulli's only point for this season.

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen 77
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 70
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 48
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 32
5 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 20
6 Austria Alexander Wurz 17
7 United Kingdom Damon Hill 16
8 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 15
9 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 13
10 Germany Ralf Schumacher 10
11 France Jean Alesi 7
12 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 4
13 Finland Mika Salo 3
14 Brazil Pedro Diniz 3
15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 1
16 Italy Jarno Trulli 1
17 Denmark Jan Magnussen 1
18 Japan Shinji Nakano 0
19 Brazil Ricardo Rosset 0
20 Argentina Esteban Tuero 0
21 France Olivier Panis 0
22 Japan Toranosuke Takagi 0
23 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 0
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 125
2 Italy Ferrari 102
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mecachrome 33
4 Italy Benetton-Playlife 32
5 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 26
6 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 8
7 United Kingdom Arrows 6
8 United Kingdom Stewart-Ford 5
9 France Prost-Peugeot 1
10 Italy Minardi-Ford 0
11 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 0

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

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V T E 1998 Formula One Season
Teams Williams • Ferrari • Benetton • McLaren • Jordan • Prost • Sauber • Arrows • Stewart • Tyrrell • Minardi
Engines Arrows • Ferrari • Ford • Mecachrome • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Petronas • Peugeot • Playlife
Drivers Villeneuve • 2 Frentzen • 3 M. Schumacher • 4 Irvine • 5 Fisichella • 6 Wurz • 7 Coulthard • 8 Häkkinen • 9 Hill • 10 R. Schumacher • 11 Panis • 12 Trulli • 14 Alesi • 15 Herbert • 16 Diniz • 17 Salo • 18 Barrichello • 19 Magnussen • 19 Verstappen • 20 Rosset • 21 Takagi • 22 Nakano • 23 Tuero
Other Drivers Badoer • De la Rosa • Heidfeld • Kristensen • Montoya • Zonta
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