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Bel 1998 Belgian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 13 of 16 in the 1998 Formula One season
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Date August 30, 1998
Official name LVI Foster's Belgian Grand Prix
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Course Permanent racing facility
6.968 km
Distance 44 laps, 306.592 km
Weather Heavy rain
Pole Position
Driver Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Mecachrome
Time 1:59.837
Fastest lap
Driver Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas
Time 2:06.603
Podium
First Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas
Second Eng Ben Herbert Ferrari
Third Can William Néron Prost-Peugeot

The 1998 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on August 30, 1998 at Spa-Francorchamps. It was the 13th race of the 1998 Formula One season.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2 Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Mecachrome 1:59.837
2 14 Can Steven Poirier Benetton-Playlife 2:00.034 +0.197
3 19 Ned Tim Engberink Jordan-Mugen Honda 2:00.245 +0.408
4 20 Bra Pablo Diehl Minardi-Ford 2:00.452 +0.615
5 10 Eng Ben Herbert Ferrari 2:00.531 +0.694
6 23 Ger Ben Utzer Stewart-Ford 2:00.581 +0.744
7 9 Ger Tobi Kederer Ferrari 2:00.589 +0.752
8 12 Aus Aidan Keranen McLaren-Mercedes 2:00.618 +0.781
9 11 Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes 2:00.656 +0.819
10 18 Tur Omer Said Jordan-Mugen Honda 2:00.720 +0.883
11 4 Fin Joel Rautavaara Arrows 2:00.783 +0.946
12 17 Uk Rami Saidy Tyrrell-Ford 2:00.809 +0.972
13 15 Hun Márk Lintner Benetton-Playlife 2:00.896 +1.059
14 5 Por Rui Martins Sauber-Petronas 2:01.020 +1.183
15 16 Ned Lesley Buurlage Tyrrell-Ford 2:01.081 +1.244
16 3 Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows 2:01.228 +1.391
17 22 Gre Old Wolf Stewart-Ford 2:01.234 +1.397
18 1 Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Mecachrome 2:01.251 +1.414
19 21 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Ford 2:01.333 +1.496
20 7 Can William Néron Prost-Peugeot 2:01.373 +1.536
21 8 Den Andy Black Prost-Peugeot 2:01.658 +1.821
22 6 Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas 2:02.340 +2.503

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas 44 1:37:07.425 22 10
2 10 Eng Ben Herbert Ferrari 44 +55.322 5 6
3 7 Can William Néron Prost-Peugeot 44 +1:23.250 20 4
4 1 Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Mecachrome 44 +1:25.279 18 3
5 20 Bra Pablo Diehl Minardi-Ford 44 +1:29.063 4 2
6 11 Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes 44 +1:38.271 9 1
7 4 Fin Joel Rautavaara Arrows 44 +2:15.462 11
8 3 Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows 44 +2:17.660 16
9 23 Ger Ben Utzer Stewart-Ford 44 +2:21.584 6
10 5 Por Rui Martins Sauber-Petronas 43 +1 Lap 14
11 21 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Ford 43 +1 Lap 19
12 14 Can Steven Poirier Benetton-Playlife 43 +1 Lap 2
Ret 16 Ned Lesley Buurlage Tyrrell-Ford 36 Engine 15
Ret 19 Ned Tim Engberink Jordan-Mugen Honda 25 Electrics 3
Ret 2 Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Mecachrome 18 Engine 1
Ret 9 Ger Tobi Kederer Ferrari 17 Didn't finish 7
Ret 18 Tur Omer Said Jordan-Mugen Honda 8 Suspension 10
Ret 17 Uk Rami Saidy Tyrrell-Ford 5 Engine 12
Ret 22 Gre Old Wolf Stewart-Ford 5 Didn't finish 17
Ret 15 Hun Márk Lintner Benetton-Playlife 2 Didn't finish 13
Ret 12 Aus Aidan Keranen McLaren-Mercedes 2 Didn't finish 8
Ret 8 Den Andy Black Prost-Peugeot 1 Puncture 21

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Ned Tim Engberink 55
2 Eng Ben Herbert 42
3 Uk Jack Hunsley 36
4 Ger Tobi Kederer 35
5 Aus James McNamara 29
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Ita Ferrari 77
2 Ire Jordan-Mugen Honda 61
3 Uk Williams-Mecachrome 46
4 Swi Sauber-Petronas 31
5 Uk McLaren-Mercedes 31
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
Previous race:
1998 Hungarian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1998 season
Next race:
1998 Italian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1997 Belgian Grand Prix
Belgian Grand Prix Next race:
1999 Belgian Grand Prix

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