1998 FIA GT Budapest 500km

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The 1998 FIA GT Budapest 500 km was the fifth round the 1998 FIA GT Championship season. It took place at the Hungaroring, Hungary, on July 19, 1998.

Due to a large accident on the first lap, the race was red flagged. The initial start was nullified and the race was restarted, running for its full original distance. Four cars which were damaged in the initial accident did not take the restart.

Official results[edit]

Class winners are in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
1 GT1 1 Germany AMG Mercedes Germany Bernd Schneider
Australia Mark Webber
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM B 126
Mercedes-Benz M119 6.0L V8
2 GT1 2 Germany AMG Mercedes Germany Klaus Ludwig
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Mercedes-Benz CLK LM B 126
Mercedes-Benz M119 6.0L V8
3 GT1 7 Germany Porsche AG France Yannick Dalmas
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 126
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
4 GT1 8 Germany Porsche AG France Bob Wollek
Germany Jörg Müller
Porsche 911 GT1-98 M 125
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
5 GT1 6 Germany Zakspeed Racing Germany Michael Bartels
Germany Armin Hahne
Porsche 911 GT1-98 P 121
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
6 GT2 57 Germany Roock Racing Germany Sascha Maassen
Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 113
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
7 GT2 51 France Viper Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 113
Chrysler 8.0L V10
8 GT2 70 Netherlands Marcos Racing International United Kingdom Christian Vann
Germany Harald Becker
Netherlands Cor Euser
Marcos LM600 D 113
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
9 GT2 60 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing Belgium Michel Neugarten
Germany Gerd Ruch
Italy Marco Spinelli
Porsche 911 GT2 G 109
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
10 GT2 63 Germany Krauss Race Sports International Germany Michael Trunk
Germany Bernhard Müller
Porsche 911 GT2 D 109
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
11 GT2 58 Germany Roock Sportsystem Germany André Ahrlé
Thailand Ratanakul Prutirat
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 108
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
12 GT2 76 Germany Seikel Motorsport Germany Ernst Palmberger
United Kingdom Nigel Smith
United Kingdom Robert Nearn
Porsche 911 GT2 P 108
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
13 GT2 62 Switzerland Stadler Motorsport Germany Axel Röhr
Switzerland Uwe Sick
Porsche 911 GT2 P 105
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
14 GT2 69 Germany Proton Competition Germany Gerold Ried
France Patrick Vuillaume
Porsche 911 GT2 P 104
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
15 GT2 96 Germany Proton Competition Austria Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
Porsche 911 GT2 P 104
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 GT1 3 France DAMS France Éric Bernard
Australia David Brabham
Panoz GTR-1 M 97
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
GT1 5 Germany Zakspeed Racing Germany Alexander Grau
Germany Andreas Scheld
Porsche 911 GT1-98 P 87
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 61 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing Germany Kersten Jodexnis
Italy Mauro Casadei
Switzerland Dieter Fähler
Porsche 911 GT2 G 78
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT1 15 United Kingdom Davidoff Classic
United Kingdom GTC Competition
United Kingdom Geoff Lees
Germany Thomas Bscher
McLaren F1 GTR G 68
BMW S70 6.0L V12
GT2 78 Hungary Bovi Motorsport Hungary Attila Barta
Hungary Kálmán Bódis
Austria Herbert Jerish
Porsche 911 GT2  ? 66
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT2 52 France Viper Team Oreca Austria Karl Wendlinger
Belgium Marc Duez
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 50
Chrysler 8.0L V10
GT1 12 Germany Team Persson Motorsport France Jean-Marc Gounon
Germany Marcel Tiemann
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 39
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
GT2 65 Germany Konrad Motorsport United Kingdom Martin Stretton
Switzerland Toni Seiler
Porsche 911 GT2 D 15
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
GT1 17 France Larbre Compétition France Patrice Goueslard
France Jack Leconte
France Jean-Luc Chéreau
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 9
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
DNS GT1 11 Germany Team Persson Motorsport France Christophe Bouchut
Germany Bernd Mayländer
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B
Mercedes-Benz M120 6.0L V12
DNS GT2 53 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Portugal Ni Amorim
United Kingdom Gary Ayles
Chrysler Viper GTS-R D
Chrysler 8.0L V10
DNS GT2 56 Germany Roock Racing Germany Claudia Hürtgen
France Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT2 Y
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
DNS GT2 66 Germany Konrad Motorsport Germany Altfrid Heger
Austria Franz Konrad
Porsche 911 GT2 D
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6


  • Pole position – #1 AMG Mercedes – 1:28.562
  • Fastest lap – #2 AMG Mercedes – 1:32.300
  • Average speed – 149.062 km/h


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