MIKA HAKKINEN - McLAREN

F1 WORLD CHAMPION 1998

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Name

Date

Country

Circuit

 

Qantas Australian Grand Prix

March 8th 1998

Australia Australia

Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit

 

27o Grande Premio do Brasil

March 29th 1998

Brazil Brazil

Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace

 

Gran Premio Marlboro de Argentina

April 12th 1998

Argentina Argentina

Autodromo Oscar Alferedo Galvez

 

18o Gran Premio di San Marino

April 26th 1998

San Marino San Marino

Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari

 

Gran Premio Marlboro de Espana

May 10th 1998

Spain Spain

Circuit de Catalunya

 

Grand Prix de Monaco

May 24th 1998

Monaco Monaco

Circuit de Monaco

 

Grand Prix Player's du Canada

June 7th 1998

Canada Canada

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

 

Grand Prix Mobil 1 de France

June 28th 1998

France France

Circuit de Nevers-Magny Cours

 

RAC British Grand Prix

July 12th 1998

Great-Britain Great-Britain

Silverstone Circuits Ltd.

 

Grosser Preis von Osterreich

July 26th 1998

Austria Austria

A1-Ring

 

Grosser Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland

August 2nd 1998

Germany Germany

Hockenheimring

 

Marlboro Magyar Nagydij

August 16th 1998

Hungary Hungary

Hungaroring

 

Belgian Grand Prix

August 30th 1998

Belgium Belgium

Circuit National de Francorchamps

 

69o Gran Premio Campari d'Italia

September 13th 1998

Italy Italy

Autodromo Nazionale di Monza

 

Grosser Warsteiner Preis von Luxemburg

September 27th 1998

Germany Germany

Nurburgring

 

Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix

November 1st 1998

Japan Japan

Suzuka International Racing Course

1998 Formula One season





Mika Häkkinen won his first title with McLaren.
Michael Schumacher finished as runner-up with Ferrari.
Häkkinen's team-mate, David Coulthard (pictured in 2007), finished the season ranked third.

The 1998 Formula One season was the 49th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It commenced on March 8, 1998, and ended on November 1 after sixteen races.

Contents

Season summary

The season had many rule changes, including the introduction of grooved tyres and making the cars narrower to reduce downforce. It was clear that McLaren had adapted to the new rule changes best as Mika Häkkinen comfortably won the first two races, with team-mate David Coulthard finishing second in both. With Goodyear making steps forward before Argentina, Michael Schumacher was able to win there and take second at Imola, both slow and twisty circuits. At Spain, however, the fast corners favoured McLaren and again they raced away to another 1-2 finish. A further win for Häkkinen in Monaco gave him a 17 point lead over Coulthard with Schumacher a further 5 points behind.

Schumacher fought back to win the next 3 races, while mistakes and bad luck cost both Häkkinen and Coulthard points. After the British Grand Prix Schumacher had closed the gap to Häkkinen to just 2 points, while Coulthard was 26 points behind his team mate and looking unlikely to be able to fight for the championship. Wins in Austria and Germany for Häkkinen proved that McLaren still had the strongest car, but a strategic master stroke in Hungary allowed Schumacher to take the win and close the gap to Häkkinen to just 7 points.

The start of the Belgian Grand Prix saw one of the worst accidents in F1, with over half the cars on the grid involved, and four drivers unable to take the restart almost an hour later due to lack of spare cars. An action packed race saw Häkkinen spin out at the restart, whilst Schumacher was leading comfortably before crashing into David Coulthard's McLaren whilst trying to lap the Scotsman. This led the way for Damon Hill to take Jordan's first win.

Schumacher bounced back to take a surprise victory at the Italian Grand Prix, and with Häkkinen finishing only fourth after brake problems the championship was level with 2 races to go. This result also brought Ferrari back into the constructors world championship, being just 10 points behind. However, Häkkinen managed to beat Schumacher in a straight fight in Luxembourg and win the final race in Japan, clinching his first world championship and the constructors championship for McLaren. Reigning champions Williams had a poor season overall, with only 3 podium finishes. However, in Japan they managed to secure 3rd in the constructors championship, ahead of Jordan and Benetton.

Drivers and constructors

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

EntrantConstructorChassisEngine TyreNoDriverTest driver(s)
Flag of the United Kingdom Winfield WilliamsWilliamsFW20Mecachrome GC37-01G1Flag of Canada Jacques VilleneuveFlag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Flag of Brazil Max Wilson
2Flag of Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrariF300Ferrari 047G3Flag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy Luca Badoer
4Flag of the United Kingdom Eddie Irvine
Flag of Italy Mild Seven Benetton PlaylifeBenettonB198Playlife GC37-01B5Flag of Italy Giancarlo Fisichellan/a
6Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz
Flag of the United Kingdom West McLaren MercedesMcLarenMP4-13Mercedes FO110GB7Flag of the United Kingdom David CoulthardFlag of Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld
8Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen
Flag of Ireland Benson & Hedges JordanJordan198Mugen-Honda MF-301 HCG9Flag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa
10Flag of Germany Ralf Schumacher
Flag of France Gauloises Prost PeugeotProstAP01Peugeot A16B11Flag of France Olivier PanisFlag of France Stéphane Sarrazin
12Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli
Flag of Switzerland Red Bull Sauber PetronasSauberC17Petronas SPE-01DG14Flag of France Jean AlesiFlag of Germany Jörg Müller
15Flag of the United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Flag of the United Kingdom Danka Zepter ArrowsArrowsA19Arrows T2-F1B16Flag of Brazil Pedro DinizFlag of France Emmanuel Collard
Flag of South Africa Stephen Watson
17Flag of Finland Mika Salo
Flag of the United Kingdom HSBC Stewart FordStewartSF02Ford VJ Zetec-RB18Flag of Brazil Rubens Barrichellon/a
19Flag of Denmark Jan Magnussen
Flag of the Netherlands Jos Verstappen
Flag of the United Kingdom PIAA TyrrellTyrrell026Ford JD Zetec-RG20Flag of Brazil Ricardo Rossetn/a
21Flag of Japan Toranosuke Takagi
Flag of Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team SpAMinardiM198Ford JD Zetec-RB22Flag of Japan Shinji NakanoFlag of France Laurent Redon
23Flag of Argentina Esteban Tuero

All engines were 3.0 litre, V10 configuration.

Season review

Grands Prix

Round  ↓Grand Prix  ↓Pole Position  ↓Fastest Lap  ↓Winning Driver  ↓Winning Constructor  ↓Report  ↓
1Flag of Australia Australian Grand PrixFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesReport
2Flag of Brazil Brazilian Grand PrixFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesReport
3Flag of Argentina Argentine Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom David CoulthardFlag of Austria Alexander WurzFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy FerrariReport
4Flag of San Marino San Marino Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom David CoulthardFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of the United Kingdom David CoulthardFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesReport
5Flag of Spain Spanish Grand PrixFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesReport
6Flag of Monaco Monaco Grand PrixFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesReport
7Flag of Canada Canadian Grand PrixFlag of the United Kingdom David CoulthardFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy FerrariReport
8Flag of France French Grand PrixFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of the United Kingdom David CoulthardFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy FerrariReport
9Flag of the United Kingdom British Grand PrixFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy FerrariReport
10Flag of Austria Austrian Grand PrixFlag of Italy Giancarlo FisichellaFlag of the United Kingdom David CoulthardFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesReport
11Flag of Germany German Grand PrixFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of the United Kingdom David CoulthardFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesReport
12Flag of Hungary Hungarian Grand PrixFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy FerrariReport
13Flag of Belgium Belgian Grand PrixFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of the United Kingdom Damon HillFlag of Ireland Jordan-Mugen-HondaReport
14Flag of Italy Italian Grand PrixFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Italy FerrariReport
15Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Grand PrixFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesReport
16Flag of Japan Japanese Grand PrixFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Germany Michael SchumacherFlag of Finland Mika HäkkinenFlag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesReport

1998 Constructors Championship final standings

The results of the 1998 FIA Formula One World Championship for Constructors were determined by awarding points on a 10-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six finishers in each championship race.

PosConstructorChassisTyrePointsWinsPodiumsPoles
1Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-MercedesMP4-13B15692012
2Flag of Italy FerrariF300G1336193
3Flag of the United Kingdom Williams-MecachromeFW20G38
3
4Flag of Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda198G3413
5Flag of Italy Benetton-PlaylifeB198B33
21
6Flag of Switzerland Sauber-PetronasC17G10
1
7Flag of the United Kingdom ArrowsA19B6


8Flag of the United Kingdom Stewart-FordSF02B5


9Flag of France Prost-PeugeotAP01B1


10Flag of Italy Minardi-FordM198B



11Flag of the United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford026G



 1998 Drivers Championship final standings

The results of the 1998 FIA Formula One World Championship for Drivers were determined by awarding points on a 10-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six finishers in each championship race.

PosDriverAUS
Flag of Australia
BRA
Flag of Brazil
ARG
Flag of Argentina
SMR
Flag of San Marino
ESP
Flag of Spain
MON
Flag of Monaco
CAN
Flag of Canada
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
AUT
Flag of Austria
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
Flag of Hungary
BEL
Flag of Belgium
ITA
Flag of Italy
LUX
Flag of Luxembourg
JPN
Flag of Japan
Points
1Flag of Finland Mika Häkkinen112Ret11Ret32116Ret411100
2Flag of Germany Michael SchumacherRet312310111351Ret12Ret86
3Flag of the United Kingdom David Coulthard22612RetRet6Ret2227Ret3356
4Flag of the United Kingdom Eddie Irvine4833Ret332348RetRet24247
5Flag of Canada Jacques Villeneuve57Ret4651047633RetRet8621
6Flag of the United Kingdom Damon Hill8DSQ810Ret8RetRetRet744169420
7Flag of Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen35958RetRet15RetRet95475517
8Flag of Austria Alexander Wurz744Ret4Ret45491116RetRet7917
9Flag of Italy Giancarlo FisichellaRet67RetRet2295Ret78Ret86816
10Flag of Germany Ralf SchumacherRetRetRet711RetRet16656923RetRet14
11Flag of France Jean AlesiRet9561012Ret7RetRet107351079
12Flag of Brazil Rubens BarrichelloRetRet10Ret5Ret510RetRetRetRetDNS1011Ret4
13Flag of Finland Mika SaloRetRetRet9Ret4Ret13RetRet14RetDNSRet14Ret3
14Flag of Brazil Pedro DinizRetRetRetRetRet6914RetRetRet115RetRetRet3
15Flag of the United Kingdom Johnny Herbert611RetRet77Ret8Ret8Ret10RetRetRet101
16Flag of Italy Jarno TrulliRetRet11Ret9RetRetRetRet1012Ret613Ret121
17Flag of Denmark Jan MagnussenRet10RetRet12Ret6








1
NCFlag of Japan Shinji NakanoRetRet13Ret149717811Ret158Ret15Ret0
NCFlag of Argentina Esteban TueroRetRetRet815RetRetRetRetRet16RetRet11NCRet0
NCFlag of Brazil Ricardo RossetRetRet14RetDNQDNQ8RetRet12DNQDNQDNS12RetDNQ0
NCFlag of Japan Toranosuke TakagiRetRet12Ret1311RetRet9Ret1314Ret916Ret0
NCFlag of France Olivier Panis9Ret151116RetRet11RetRet1512DNSRet12110
NCFlag of the Netherlands Jos Verstappen






12RetRetRet13RetRet13Ret0
PosDriverAUS
Flag of Australia
BRA
Flag of Brazil
ARG
Flag of Argentina
SMR
Flag of San Marino
ESP
Flag of Spain
MON
Flag of Monaco
CAN
Flag of Canada
FRA
Flag of France
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom
AUT
Flag of Austria
GER
Flag of Germany
HUN
Flag of Hungary
BEL
Flag of Belgium
ITA
Flag of Italy
LUX
Flag of Luxembourg
JPN
Flag of Japan
Points


             


   
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