Formula 1 1998 Japanese Grand Prix

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1998-11-01
16
Suzuka Circuit
Mika Häkkinen
Michael Schumacher MSC
Michael Schumacher
lap 19 - 1:40.190
MSC

The 1998 Japanese Grand Prix was won by Mika Häkkinen of McLaren.
Despite being on pole position in Japan, Michael Schumacher could not convert this into a win.
Schumacher was forced to retire in lap 31 due to: Tyre.

The race in Japan was the last of 16 rounds of the 1998 season.

 

driver positions through the laps

1998 Japanese Grand Prix

The 1998 Japanese Grand Prix (formally the XXIV Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix) was a Formula One motor race held at Suzuka, Mie, Japan on 1 November 1998. It was the sixteenteth and final round of the 1998 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 51-lap race was won by Mika Häkkinen driving for the McLaren-Mercedes team. Eddie Irvine, driving for Ferrari, finished second with David Coulthard third in the other McLaren. Häkkinen's win confirmed him as 1998 Drivers' Champion as title-rival Michael Schumacher retired with a punctured tyre on Lap 31.

Schumacher started on pole position but stalled on the formation lap, meaning he was forced to start at the back of the grid. Schumacher managed to climb the field during the course of the race and eventually retired from a punctured tyre sustained from running over debris from an incident that occurred previously.


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