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The 1998 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the XIV Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj) was a Formula One motor race held at the Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary on 16 August 1998. It was the twelfth race of the 1998 Formula One season.

1998 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 12 of 16 in the 1998 Formula One World Championship
Circuit Hungaroring1999.png
Race details
Date August 16, 1998
Official name XIV Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj
Location Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.972 km (2.468 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 305.844 km (190.042 mi)
Weather Cloudy, hot, dry, 30°C
Pole position
Driver McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:16.973
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:19.286
Podium
First Ferrari
Second McLaren-Mercedes
Third Williams-Mecachrome

The race was won by Michael Schumacher, who started the race 16 points behind Mika Häkkinen, and was behind both McLarens for the first half of the race, which would have effectively ended his championship challenge. Schumacher won the race after switching to a 3-stop strategy, which was seen as a masterstroke by tactician Ross Brawn. Meanwhile, Häkkinen fell to 6th after shock absorber problems in the closing stages.[1]

In October 1998, the organisers were fined US$1 million, with US$750,000 of it suspended, due to a track invasion. As there was no repeat of this invasion in the two succeeding years, the fine was US$250,000.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 8   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.973
2 7   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.131 +0.158
3 3   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:17.366 +0.393
4 9   Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:18.214 +1.241
5 4   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:18.325 +1.352
6 1   Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome 1:18.337 +1.364
7 2   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Mecachrome 1:19.029 +2.056
8 5   Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:19.050 +2.077
9 6   Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:19.063 +2.090
10 10   Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:19.171 +2.198
11 14   Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 1:19.210 +2.237
12 16   Pedro Diniz Arrows 1:19.706 +2.733
13 17   Mika Salo Arrows 1:19.712 +2.739
14 18   Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1:19.876 +2.903
15 15   Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 1:19.878 +2.905
16 12   Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 1:20.042 +3.069
17 19   Jos Verstappen Stewart-Ford 1:20.198 +3.225
18 21   Toranosuke Takagi Tyrrell-Ford 1:20.354 +3.381
19 22   Shinji Nakano Minardi-Ford 1:20.635 +3.662
20 11   Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 1:20.663 +3.690
21 23   Esteban Tuero Minardi-Ford 1:21.725 +4.752
107% time: 1:22.361
DNQ 20   Ricardo Rosset Tyrrell-Ford 1:23.140 +6.167
Source:[2]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3   Michael Schumacher Ferrari 77 1:45:25.550 3 10
2 7   David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 77 +9.433 2 6
3 1   Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome 77 +44.444 6 4
4 9   Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 77 +55.076 4 3
5 2   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Mecachrome 77 +56.510 7 2
6 8   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 76 +1 Lap 1 1
7 14   Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 76 +1 Lap 11  
8 5   Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 76 +1 Lap 8  
9 10   Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Mugen-Honda 76 +1 Lap 10  
10 15   Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 76 +1 Lap 15  
11 16   Pedro Diniz Arrows 74 +3 Laps 12  
12 11   Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 74 +3 Laps 20  
13 19   Jos Verstappen Stewart-Ford 74 +3 Laps 17  
14 21   Toranosuke Takagi Tyrrell-Ford 74 +3 Laps 18  
15 22   Shinji Nakano Minardi-Ford 74 +3 Laps 19  
16 6   Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 69 Gearbox 9  
Ret 18   Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 54 Gearbox 14  
Ret 12   Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 28 Engine 16  
Ret 17   Mika Salo Arrows 18 Gearbox 13  
Ret 4   Eddie Irvine Ferrari 13 Gearbox 5  
Ret 23   Esteban Tuero Minardi-Ford 13 Engine 21  
DNQ 20   Ricardo Rosset Tyrrell-Ford 107% Rule
Source:[3]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Bold text indicates who still has a theoretical chance of becoming World Champion.
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allsop, Derick (23 October 2011). "Motor racing: Schumacher proves sublime". The Independent. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Hungary 1998 - Qualifications". StatsF1. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  3. ^ "1998 Hungarian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 5 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Hungary 1998 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.


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