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 constructors[change | change source]

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)
United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams Williams FW20 Mecachrome GC37-01 3.0 L V10 G 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve All Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Brazil Max Wilson
2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari Ferrari F300 Ferrari 047 3.0 L V10 G 3 Germany Michael Schumacher All Italy Luca Badoer
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine All
Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton Benetton B198 Playlife GC37-01 3.0 L V10 B 5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella All n/a
6 Austria Alexander Wurz All
United Kingdom West Mclaren Mercedes McLaren McLaren MP4-13 Mercedes FO110G 3.0 L V10 B 7 United Kingdom David Coulthard All Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Germany Nick Heidfeld
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen All
Republic of Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Jordan Jordan 198 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HC 3.0 L V10 G 9 United Kingdom Damon Hill All Spain Pedro De La Rosa
10 Germany Ralf Schumacher All
France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost Prost AP01 Peugeot A16 3.0 L V10 B 11 France Olivier Panis All France Stephane Sarrazin
12 Italy Jarno Trulli All
Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber Sauber C17 Petronas SPE-01D 3.0 L V10 G 14 France Jean Alesi All Germany Jörg Müller
15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert All
United Kingdom Danka Zepter Arrows Arrows Arrows A19 Arrows T2-F1 3.0 L V10 B 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz All France Emmanuel Collard
South Africa Stephen Watson
17 Finland Mika Salo All
United Kingdom Stewart Ford Stewart Stewart SF02 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 L V10 B 18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All n/a
19 Denmark Jan Magnussen 1-7
Netherlands Jos Verstappen 8-16
United Kingdom Tyrrell Tyrrell Tyrrell 026 Ford JD Zetec-R 3.0 L V10 G 20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset All n/a
21 Japan Toranosuke Takagi All
Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team SpA Minardi Minardi M198 Ford JD Zetec-R 3.0 L V10 B 22 Japan Shinji Nakano All France Laurent Redon
23 Argentina Esteban Tuero All

Season review[change | change source]

Race results[change | change source]

Round Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Constructor
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen Finland Mika Häkkinen Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen Finland Mika Häkkinen Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
3 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Alexander Wurz Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari
4 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix United Kingdom David Coulthard Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen Finland Mika Häkkinen Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen Finland Mika Häkkinen Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
7 Canada Canadian Grand Prix United Kingdom David Coulthard Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari
8 France French Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom David Coulthard Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari
10 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Italy Giancarlo Fisichella United Kingdom David Coulthard Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
11 Germany German Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom David Coulthard Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
12 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari
13 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom Damon Hill Republic of Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda
14 Italy Italian Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Finland Mika Häkkinen Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari
15 Luxembourg Luxembourg Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Finland Mika Häkkinen Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
16 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes

Drivers standings[change | change source]

Pos Driver AUS
Australia
BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
LUX
Luxembourg
JPN
Japan
Points
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen 1 1 2 Ret 1 1 Ret 3 2 1 1 6 Ret 4 1 1 100
2 Germany Michael Schumacher Ret 3 1 2 3 10 1 1 1 3 5 1 Ret 1 2 Ret 86
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 2 2 6 1 2 Ret Ret 6 Ret 2 2 2 7 Ret 3 3 56
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 4 8 3 3 Ret 3 3 2 3 4 8 Ret Ret 2 4 2 47
5 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 5 7 Ret 4 6 5 10 4 7 6 3 3 Ret Ret 8 6 21
6 United Kingdom Damon Hill 8 DSQ 8 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 7 4 4 1 6 9 4 20
7 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 3 5 9 5 8 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 9 5 4 7 5 5 17
8 Austria Alexander Wurz 7 4 4 Ret 4 Ret 4 5 4 9 11 16 Ret Ret 7 9 17
9 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 2 2 9 5 Ret 7 8 Ret 8 6 8 16
10 Germany Ralf Schumacher Ret Ret Ret 7 11 Ret Ret 16 6 5 6 9 2 3 Ret Ret 14
11 France Jean Alesi Ret 9 5 6 10 12 Ret 7 Ret Ret 10 7 3 5 10 7 9
12 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret 10 Ret 5 Ret 5 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret DNS 10 11 Ret 4
13 Finland Mika Salo Ret Ret Ret 9 Ret 4 Ret 13 Ret Ret 14 Ret DNS Ret 14 Ret 3
14 Brazil Pedro Diniz Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 9 14 Ret Ret Ret 11 5 Ret Ret Ret 3
15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 6 11 Ret Ret 7 7 Ret 8 Ret 8 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 10 1
16 Italy Jarno Trulli Ret Ret 11 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 12 Ret 6 13 Ret 12 1
17 Denmark Jan Magnussen Ret 10 Ret Ret 12 Ret 6 1
18 Japan Shinji Nakano Ret Ret 13 Ret 14 9 7 17 8 11 Ret 15 8 Ret 15 Ret 0
19 Argentina Esteban Tuero Ret Ret Ret 8 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret Ret 11 NC Ret 0
20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset Ret Ret 14 Ret DNQ DNQ 8 Ret Ret 12 DNQ DNQ DNS 12 Ret DNQ 0
21 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Ret Ret 12 Ret 13 11 Ret Ret 9 Ret 13 14 Ret 9 16 Ret 0
22 France Olivier Panis 9 Ret 15 11 16 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 15 12 DNS Ret 12 11 0
23 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 12 Ret Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 13 Ret 0
Pos Driver AUS
Australia
BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
LUX
Luxembourg
JPN
Japan
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 standings[change | change source]

Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
Australia
BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
LUX
Luxembourg
JPN
Japan
Points
1 United Kingdom 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 Italy 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 United Kingdom 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 Republic of Ireland 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 Italy 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 Switzerland 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 United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom 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 France 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 Italy 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 United Kingdom 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
Australia
BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
LUX
Luxembourg
JPN
Japan
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)