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Jap 1998 Japanese Grand Prix
Race details
Race 16 of 16 in the 1998 Formula One season
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Date November 1, 1998
Official name XXIV Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix
Location Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka, Mie, Japan
Course Permanent racing facility
5.864 km
Distance 53 laps, 310.792 km
Weather Dry
Pole Position
Driver Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Mecachrome
Time 1:34.988
Fastest lap
Driver Eng Ben Herbert Ferrari
Time 1:36.705
Podium
First Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Mecachrome
Second Eng Ben Herbert Ferrari
Third Can Steven Poirier Benetton-Playlife

The 1998 Japanese Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on November 1, 1998 at Suzuka. It was the 16th race of the 1998 Formula One season.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2 Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Mecachrome 1:34.988
2 23 Ger Ben Utzer Stewart-Ford 1:35.329 +0.341
3 19 Ned Tim Engberink Jordan-Mugen Honda 1:35.583 +0.595
4 14 Can Steven Poirier Benetton-Playlife 1:35.678 +0.690
5 4 Fin Joel Rautavaara Arrows 1:35.733 +0.745
6 11 Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.825 +0.837
7 12 Aus Aidan Keranen McLaren-Mercedes 1:35.831 +0.843
8 20 Bra Pablo Diehl Minardi-Ford 1:35.877 +0.889
9 10 Eng Ben Herbert Ferrari 1:35.928 +0.940
10 9 Ger Tobi Kederer Ferrari 1:35.978 +0.990
11 16 Ned Lesley Buurlage Tyrrell-Ford 1:36.026 +1.038
12 18 Tur Omer Said Jordan-Mugen Honda 1:36.164 +1.176
13 5 Por Rui Martins Sauber-Petronas 1:36.233 +1.245
14 1 Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Mecachrome 1:36.264 +1.276
15 17 Uk Rami Saidy Tyrrell-Ford 1:36.314 +1.326
16 6 Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas 1:36.324 +1.336
17 7 Can William Néron Prost-Peugeot 1:36.475 +1.487
18 21 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Ford 1:36.480 +1.492
19 3 Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows 1:36.491 +1.503
20 15 Hun Márk Lintner Benetton-Playlife 1:36.499 +1.511
21 8 Den Andy Black Prost-Peugeot 1:36.578 +1.590
22 22 Gre Old Wolf Stewart-Ford 1:36.672 +1.684

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Mecachrome 53 1:27:15.292 1 10
2 10 Eng Ben Herbert Ferrari 53 +5.767 9 6
3 14 Can Steven Poirier Benetton-Playlife 53 +23.575 4 4
4 19 Ned Tim Engberink Jordan-Mugen Honda 53 +26.418 3 3
5 20 Bra Pablo Diehl Minardi-Ford 53 +33.094 8 2
6 23 Ger Ben Utzer Stewart-Ford 53 +1:08.536 2 1
7 4 Fin Joel Rautavaara Arrows 53 +1:09.625 5
8 11 Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes 53 +1:09.769 6
9 9 Ger Tobi Kederer Ferrari 53 +1:10.947 10
10 17 Uk Rami Saidy Tyrrell-Ford 53 +1:11.754 15
11 3 Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows 53 +1:12.448 19
12 1 Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Mecachrome 53 +1:13.955 14
13 16 Ned Lesley Buurlage Tyrrell-Ford 53 +1:14.175 11
14 6 Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas 53 +1:14.305 16
15 12 Aus Aidan Keranen McLaren-Mercedes 53 +1:15.911 7
16 18 Tur Omer Said Jordan-Mugen Honda 53 +1:16.492 12
17 5 Por Rui Martins Sauber-Petronas 53 +1:16.588 13
Ret 8 Den Andy Black Prost-Peugeot 35 Gearbox 21
Ret 21 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Ford 27 Engine 18
Ret 22 Gre Old Wolf Stewart-Ford 22 Water leak 22
Ret 15 Hun Márk Lintner Benetton-Playlife 18 Engine 20
Ret 7 Can William Néron Prost-Peugeot 16 Electrics 17

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Uk Jack Hunsley 62
2 Ned Tim Engberink 62
3 Eng Ben Herbert 48
4 Ger Tobi Kederer 35
5 Aus James McNamara 31
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Ita Ferrari 83
2 Uk Williams-Mecachrome 72
3 Ire Jordan-Mugen Honda 68
4 Ita Benetton-Playlife 34
5 Swi Sauber-Petronas 33
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
Previous race:
1998 Luxembourg Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1998 season
Next race:
1999 Australian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1997 Japanese Grand Prix
Japanese Grand Prix Next race:
1999 Japanese Grand Prix

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