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The 1998 Formula One Season was the 49th season of the Drivers' World Championship and the 40th season of the Constructors' Championship. It began on the March 8 in Australia and ended on the November 1 in Japan.

Mika Häkkinen was crowned the 1998 World Drivers' Champion after intense battles with rival Michael Schumacher.

Teams and Drivers[]

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
Williams-Mecachrome FW20 G 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve All Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya (official test driver)
Brazil Max Wilson (official test driver)
Brazil Aluizio Coelho (prize test)
Finland Tommi Makinen (Winfield PR Test)
Australia Mick Doohan (Winfield PR Test}
United Kingdom Winfield Williams Mecachrome GC37-01 2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
Ferrari F300 G 3 Germany Michael Schumacher All Italy Luca Badoer (official test driver)
Italy Nicola Larini (pre-season test driver)
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 047 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine All
Benetton-Playlife B198 B 5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella All Netherlands Jos Verstappen (official test driver)
Denmark Jason Watt (one-off test)
Denmark Jan Magnussen (one-off test)
Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Playlife GC37-01 6 Austria Alexander Wurz All
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-13 B 7 United Kingdom David Coulthard All Brazil Ricardo Zonta (official test driver)
Germany Nick Heidfeld (official test driver)
United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes Mercedes F0110G 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen All
Jordan-Mugen-Honda 198 G 9 United Kingdom Damon Hill All Spain Pedro de la Rosa (official test driver)
Japan Juichi Wakisaka (official test driver)
United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott (Top Gear demonstration)
Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Mugen-Honda MF-301 HC 10 Germany Ralf Schumacher All
Prost-Peugeot AP01 B 11 France Olivier Panis All n/a
France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Peugeot A16 12 Italy Jarno Trulli All
Sauber-Petronas C17 G 14 France Jean Alesi All Germany Jörg Müller (official test driver)
Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Petronas SPE-01D 15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert All
Arrows A19 B 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz All France Emmanuel Collard (official test driver)
South Africa Stephen Watson (official test driver)
United Kingdom Danka Zepter Arrows Arrows T2-F1 17 Finland Mika Salo All
Stewart-Ford SF02 B 18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All Brazil Mario Haberfeld (occasional tester)
United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Ford VJ Zetec-R 19 Denmark Jan Magnussen 1-7
19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 8-16
Tyrrell-Ford 026 G 20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset All France Jean-Christophe Boullion (official test driver)
Denmark Tom Kristensen (evaluation test)
United Kingdom Tyrrell Ford JD Zetec-R 21 Japan Toranosuke Takagi All
Minardi-Ford M198 B 22 Japan Shinji Nakano All France Laurent Rédon (official test driver)
Netherlands Donny Crevels (invitational test)
Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Ford JD Zetec-R 23 Argentina Esteban Tuero All

Driver Changes[]

Exiting Formula One from 1997[]

  • Despite receiving a contract offer from Sauber for 1998, 1997 Benetton driver Gerhard Berger opted to retire for Formula One after a fourteen year career in the sport. Berger cited his dislike for new regulations in 1998 which included grooved tyres as the main reason for his retirement.
  • Sauber's temporary replacement for Gianni Morbidelli in 1997, Norberto Fontana was not retained for 1998. Fontana came close to signing for Tyrrell in 1998 but lost out to Ricardo Rosset due to a lack of sponsership money. Fontana went on to compete in the Japanese Formula Nippon series for 1998.
  • 1997 Minardi driver Ukyo Katayama retired from Formula One at the end of 1997 after six years in the sport. Tarso Marques, whilst in the running to retain his Minardi seat for 1998 was replaced by Shinji Nakano. Marques would go on to take a sabbatical from racing for 1998.
  • 1997 Sauber driver, Gianni Morbidelli, was forced to retire from Formula One at the end of 1997. Morbidelli's two testing accidents saw severe injuries to his left arm which meant he was no longer able to compete competitively in Formula One. For 1998, Morbidelli moved into the British Touring Car Championship.
  • Despite wanting to be retained by Tyrrell for 1998, Jos Verstappen was dropped by new owners, British American Tobacco in favour of pay driver Ricardo Rosset. This decision prompted team principal Ken Tyrrell to quit the team before the start of the season. Verstappen became the Benetton test driver for 1998 before making his return with Stewart at the French Grand Prix.

Debutants for 1998[]

  • Japanese driver Toranosuke Takagi made his Formula One debut with the Tyrrell team for 1998. Takagi had served as the team's test driver for 1997 and after impressive performances he was promoted to the race seat for 1998. 1997 had seen Takagi compete in the Porsche Supercup and Formula Nippon, where he had taken one race win and four pole positions.
  • Argentine driver Esteban Tuero would make his debut at Minardi for 1998. At only 19 years of age, Tuero would become the third youngest driver at the time to start a Formula One race. Tuero's results in Formula Nippon in 1997 as well as his work as a Minardi test driver, impressed Minardi sufficiently to be offered a race drive for 1998.

Moved seats for 1998[]

  • After being dropped by Benetton, Jean Alesi signed to join the Sauber team for the 1998 season. Alesi had also been discussing a potential drive with Jordan. 
  • Giancarlo Fisichella moved from Jordan to Benetton for 1998. His move to Benetton saw a legal dispute between Benetton and Jordan which saw Benetton have to pay Jordan $2.4 million to buy Fisichella out of his Jordan contract for 1998.
  • After suffering a miserable season at Arrows in 1997, 1996 world champion Damon Hill signed to join the Jordan team for 1998. Hill had settled to join Jordan after negotiations with McLaren failed. Hill was also discussing potential drives with Sauber and Prost. 
  • After being replaced at Prost in 1997, by his then teammate Jarno Trulli who had substituted for the injured Olivier PanisShinji Nakano was forced to look to the back of the grid if he was to stay in F1 for 1998. Despite being offered a testing role by Williams, Nakano preferred to continue racing in 1998 and signed for the backmarker Minardi team.
  • After entering only one event in 1997 with the Lola team before its premature demise, Ricardo Rosset had signed to join the Tyrrell team for 1998. Britsh American Tobacco signed Rosset purely for his sponsership money, a move that angered team principal Ken Tyrrell who would have preferred to have kept 1997 driver Jos Verstappen. Tyrrell quit the team shortly after Rosset's annoucement as race driver.
  • After three unsuccessful years at Tyrrell, Mika Salo quit the team to join the Arrows team for 1998. Salo believed Arrows had a better chance of demonstrating his potential than at the failing Tyrrell team. 
  • Benetton's 1997 test driver and replacement for Gerhard Berger in three of the 1997 races, Alexander Wurz had impressed the team with his performances enough to be promoted to race driver for 1998. 

Mid-Season Changes[]

  • After a disappointing run of results in the early half of the year, Stewart driver Jan Magnussen was replaced by Benetton test driver and out of work race driver Jos Verstappen from the French Grand Prix onwards. Magnussen had secured a single point in his final race at Canada, however it was not enough to convince Stewart to replace him, who had been lining Verstappen up as a replacement from as early as the San Marino Grand Prix. 

Team Changes[]

Calendar[]

Schedule[]

Round Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix Australia Australian GP Australia Albert Park, Melbourne March 8
2 Grande Prêmio Marlboro do Brasil Brazil Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo March 29
3 Gran Premio Marlboro Argentina Argentina Argentine GP Argentina Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Buenos Aires April 12
4 San Marino Grand Prix San Marino San Marino GP Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola April 26
5 Gran Premio Marlboro de España Spain Spanish GP Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona May 10
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo May 24
7 Grand Prix du Canada Canada Canadian GP Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal June 7
8 Mobil 1 Grand Prix de France France French GP France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours June 28
9 RAC British Grand Prix United Kingdom British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone July 12
10 Grosser Preis von Österreich Austria Austrian GP Austria A1-Ring, Spielberg July 26
11 Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland Germany German GP Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim August 2
12 Marlboro Magyar Nagydij Hungary Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest August 16
13 Foster's Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa August 30
14 Gran Premio Campari d'Italia Italy Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza September 13
15 Großer Warsteiner Preis von Luxemburg Luxembourg Luxembourg GP Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg September 27
16 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japan Japanese GP Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka November 1

Results and Standings[]

Results[]

Oultined below are the full results for the 1998 FIA Formula 1 World Championship:

Round Event Report
Grid Result
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix Report
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
3 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Williams-Mecachrome
1:31.649 on Lap 39
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Report
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Williams-Mecachrome
3 Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
1:19.337 on Lap 65
3 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Austria Alexander Wurz
Benetton-Playlife
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
3 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Ferrari
1:28.179 on Lap 39
4 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
3 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Ferrari
1:29.345 on Lap 48
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Report
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
3 Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
1:24.275 on Lap 25
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Report
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Benetton-Playlife
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Benetton-Playlife
3 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Ferrari
1:22.948 on Lap 29
7 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Benetton-Playlife
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Benetton-Playlife
3 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Ferrari
1:19.379 on Lap 48
8 France French Grand Prix Report
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
McLaren-Mercedes
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
3 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1:17.523 on Lap 59
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Report
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
2 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Williams-Mecachrome
3 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Ferrari
1:35.704 on Lap 12
10 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Report
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Benetton-Playlife
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
France Jean Alesi
Sauber-Petronas
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
3 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Ferrari
1:12.878 on Lap 30
11 Germany German Grand Prix Report
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Williams-Mecachrome
3 Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Williams-Mecachrome
1:46.116 on Lap 17
12 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Report
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
2 United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
3 Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Williams-Mecachrome
1:19.286 on Lap 60
13 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Report
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Damon Hill
Jordan-Mugen-Honda
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Germany Ralf Schumacher
Jordan-Mugen-Honda
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
United Kingdom Damon Hill
Jordan-Mugen-Honda
3 France Jean Alesi
Sauber-Petronas
2:03.766 on Lap 9
14 Italy Italian Grand Prix Report
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
1 Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Williams-Mecachrome
2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Ferrari
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
3 Germany Ralf Schumacher
Jordan-Mugen-Honda
1:25.139 on Lap 45
15 Luxembourg Luxembourg Grand Prix Report
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Ferrari
2 Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
1:20.450 on Lap 25
16 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Report
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Finland Mika Häkkinen
Ferrari
2 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Ferrari
Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
1:40.190 on Lap 19

1998 Drivers Standings[]

Oultined below are the full standings for the 1998 FIA Formula 1 World Championship for Drivers:

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts.
Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Japan.svg
1st Finland Häkkinen 1stP 1stP 2nd Ret 1stP 1stP Ret 3rdP 2ndP 1st 1stP 6thP RetP 4th 1st 1st 100
2nd Germany M. Schumacher Ret 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 10th 1st 1st 1st 3rd 5th 1st Ret 1stP 2ndP RetP 86
3rd United Kingdom Coulthard 2nd 2nd 6thP 1stP 2nd Ret RetP 6th Ret 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th Ret 3rd 3rd 56
4th United Kingdom Irvine 4th 8th 3rd 3rd Ret 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 8th Ret Ret 2nd 4th 2nd 47
5th Canada Villeneuve 5th 7th Ret 4th 6th 5th 10th 4th 7th 6th 3rd 3rd Ret Ret 8th 6th 21
6th United Kingdom Hill 8th DSQ 8th 10th Ret 8th Ret Ret Ret 7th 4th 4th 1st 6th 9th 4th 20
7th Germany Frentzen 3rd 5th 9th 5th 8th Ret Ret 15th Ret Ret 9th 5th 4th 7th 5th 5th 17
= Austria Wurz 7th 4th 4th Ret 4th Ret 4th 5th 4th 9th 11th 16th Ret Ret 7th 9th 17
9th Italy Fisichella Ret 6th 7th Ret Ret 2nd 2nd 9th 5th RetP 7th 8th Ret 8th 6th 8th 16
10th Germany R. Schumacher Ret Ret Ret 7th 11th Ret Ret 16th 6th 5th 6th 9th 2nd 3rd Ret Ret 14
11th France Alesi Ret 9th 5th 6th 10th 12th Ret 7th Ret Ret 10th 7th 3rd 5th 10th 7th 9
12th Brazil Barrichello Ret Ret 10th Ret 5th Ret 5th 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS 10th 11th Ret 4
13th Finland Salo Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret 4th Ret 13th Ret Ret 14th Ret DNS Ret 14th Ret 3
= Brazil Diniz Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6th 9th 14th Ret Ret Ret 11th 5th Ret Ret Ret 3
15th United Kingdom Herbert 6th 11th Ret Ret 7th 7th Ret 8th Ret 8th Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret 10th 1
= Italy Trulli Ret Ret 11th Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th 12th Ret 6th 13th Ret 12th 1
= Denmark Magnussen Ret 10th Ret Ret 12th Ret 6th 1
Japan Nakano Ret Ret 13th Ret 14th 9th 7th 17th 8th 11th Ret 15th 8th Ret 15th Ret 0
Argentina Tuero Ret Ret Ret 8th 15th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 16th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret 0
Brazil Rosset Ret Ret 14th Ret DNQ DNQ 8th Ret Ret 12th DNP DNQ DNS 12th Ret DNQ 0
Japan Takagi Ret Ret 12th Ret 13th 11th Ret Ret 9th Ret 13th 14th Ret 9th 16th Ret 0
France Panis 9th Ret 15th 11th 16th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret 15th 12th DNS Ret 12th 11th 0
Netherlands Verstappen 12th Ret Ret Ret 13th Ret Ret 13th Ret 0
Pos. Driver Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Japan.svg Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  • Italic donates as the fastest lap.
  • P Indicates a driver who qualified pole position.
  • Indicates a driver who was still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% or more of the race distance.

1998 Constructors Standings[]

Oultined below are the full standings for the 1998 FIA Formula 1 World Championship for Constructors:

World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Driver No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Pts.
Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Japan.svg
1st United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 7 2nd 2nd 6thP 1stP 2nd Ret RetP 6th Ret 2nd 2nd 2nd 7th Ret 3rd 3rd 156
8 1stP 1stP 2nd Ret 1stP 1stP Ret 3rdP 2ndP 1st 1stP 6thP RetP 4th 1st 1st
2nd Italy Ferrari 3 Ret 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 10th 1st 1st 1st 3rd 5th 1st Ret 1stP 2ndP RetP 133
4 4th 8th 3rd 3rd Ret 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 4th 8th Ret Ret 2nd 4th 2nd
3rd United Kingdom Williams-Mecachrome 1 5th 7th Ret 4th 6th 5th 10th 4th 7th 6th 3rd 3rd Ret Ret 8th 6th 38
2 3rd 5th 9th 5th 8th Ret Ret 15th Ret Ret 9th 5th 4th 7th 5th 5th
4th Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 9 8th DSQ 8th 10th Ret 8th Ret Ret Ret 7th 4th 4th 1st 6th 9th 4th 34
10 Ret Ret Ret 7th 11th Ret Ret 16th 6th 5th 6th 9th 2nd 3rd Ret Ret
5th Italy Benetton-Playlife 5 Ret 6th 7th Ret Ret 2nd 2nd 9th 5th RetP 7th 8th Ret 8th 6th 8th 33
6 7th 4th 4th Ret 4th Ret 4th 5th 4th 9th 11th 16th Ret Ret 7th 9th
6th Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 14 Ret 9th 5th 6th 10th 12th Ret 7th Ret Ret 10th 7th 3rd 5th 10th 7th 10
15 6th 11th Ret Ret 7th 7th Ret 8th Ret 8th Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret 10th
7th United Kingdom Arrows 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6th 9th 14th Ret Ret Ret 11th 5th Ret Ret Ret 6
17 Ret Ret Ret 9th Ret 4th Ret 13th Ret Ret 14th Ret DNS Ret 14th Ret
8th United Kingdom Stewart-Ford Cosworth 18 Ret Ret 10th Ret 5th Ret 5th 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS 10th 11th Ret 5
19 Ret 10th Ret Ret 12th Ret 6th 12th Ret Ret Ret 13th Ret Ret 13th Ret
9th France Prost-Peugeot 11 9th Ret 15th 11th 16th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret 15th 12th DNS Ret 12th 11th 1
12 Ret Ret 11th Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret Ret 10th 12th Ret 6th 13th Ret 12th
Italy Minardi-Ford Cosworth 22 Ret Ret 13th Ret 14th 9th 7th 17th 8th 11th Ret 15th 8th Ret 15th Ret 0
23 Ret Ret Ret 8th 15th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 16th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret
United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 20 Ret Ret 14th Ret DNQ DNQ 8th Ret Ret 12th DNP DNQ DNS 12th Ret DNQ 0
21 Ret Ret 12th Ret 13th 11th Ret Ret 9th Ret 13th 14th Ret 9th 16th Ret
Pos. Driver No. Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Japan.svg Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  • Italic donates as the fastest lap.
  • P Indicates a driver who qualified pole position.
  • Indicates a driver who was still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% or more of the race distance.
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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
Cars McLaren MP4/13 • Ferrari F300 • Williams FW20 • Jordan 198 • Benetton B198 • Sauber C17 • Arrows A19 • Stewart SF02 • Prost AP01 • Minardi M198 • Tyrrell 026
Tyres Goodyear • Bridgestone
Races Australia • Brazil • Argentina • San Marino • Spain • Monaco • Canada • France • Britain • Austria • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Luxembourg • Japan
See also 1997 Formula One Season • 1999 Formula One Season • Category
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