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1998 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 16 of 16
Sunday, November 1, 1998 at Suzuka Circuitland, Suzuka City, Japan
51 laps on a 5.864 kilometer road course (299.1 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:27:22.54
Average Speed: 205.364 kph
Pole Time: 96.293 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 6.491 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1998 Formula One results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 28   Mika Hakkinen West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-13 / Mercedes-Benz FO110G511:27:22.53551
2 44   Eddie Irvine Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari F300 / Ferrari Type 04751+6.4910
3 37   David Coulthard West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-13 / Mercedes-Benz FO110G51+27.6620
4 89   Damon Hill Benson and Hedges Total JordanJordan 198 / Mugen-Honda MF-301 HC51+73.4910
5 52   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Winfield Williams F1 MecachromeWilliams FW20 / Mecachrome GC37-0151+73.8570
6 61   Jacques Villeneuve Winfield Williams F1 MecachromeWilliams FW20 / Mecachrome GC37-0151+75.8670
71214   Jean Alesi Red Bull Sauber PetronasSauber C17 / Petronas SPE-01D51+96.0530
8105   Giancarlo Fisichella Mild Seven Benetton PlaylifeBenetton B198 / Playlife GC37-0151+101.3020
9 96   Alexander Wurz Mild Seven Benetton PlaylifeBenetton B198 / Playlife GC37-0150+1 lap0
101115   Johnny Herbert Red Bull Sauber PetronasSauber C17 / Petronas SPE-01D50+1 lap0
111311   Olivier Panis Equipe Prost Gauloises BlondesProst AP01 / Peugeot A1650+1 lap0
121412   Jarno Trulli Equipe Prost Gauloises BlondesProst AP01 / Peugeot A1648+3 laps0
ret2022   Shinji Nakano Minardi Team SpAMinardi M198 / Ford JD Zetec-R40throttle0
ret 13   Michael Schumacher Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari F300 / Ferrari Type 04731tire0
ret1721   Tora Takagi Tyrrell-FordTyrrell 026 / Ford JD Zetec-R28crash0
ret2123   Esteban Tuero Minardi Team SpAMinardi M198 / Ford JD Zetec-R28crash0
ret1618   Rubens Barrichello Stewart FordStewart SF02 / Ford VJ Zetec-R25hydraulics0
ret1919   Jos Verstappen Stewart FordStewart SF02 / Ford VJ Zetec-R21gearbox0
ret1517   Mika Salo Danka Zepter ArrowsArrows A19 / Arrows T2-F114hydraulics0
ret 710   Ralf Schumacher Benson and Hedges Total JordanJordan 198 / Mugen-Honda MF-301 HC13engine0
ret1816   Pedro Diniz Danka Zepter ArrowsArrows A19 / Arrows T2-F12spun off0

Fastest Lap: 210.704 kph by Michael Schumacher

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
22Ricardo Rosset20

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mika Hakkinen15151

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mika Hakkinen 100    
2   Michael Schumacher 86   -14  
3   David Coulthard 56   -44  
4   Eddie Irvine 47   -53  
5   Jacques Villeneuve 21   -79  
6   Damon Hill 20   -80  
7   Heinz-Harald Frentzen 17   -83  
8   Alexander Wurz 17   -83  
9   Giancarlo Fisichella 16   -84  
10   Ralf Schumacher 14   -86  
11   Jean Alesi 9   -91  
12   Rubens Barrichello 4   -96  
13   Pedro Diniz 3   -97  
14   Mika Salo 3   -97  
15   Jarno Trulli 1   -99  
16   Jan Magnussen 1   -99  
17   Johnny Herbert 1   -99