1998 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Hungary  1998 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 16 in the 1998 Formula One season
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Date August 16, 1998
Official name XIV Marlboro Magyar Nagydij
Location Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
3.972 km (2.467 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 305.84 km (190.04 mi)
Weather Cloudy, hot, dry, 30°C
Pole position
Driver Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:16.973
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Time 1:19.286
Podium
First Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari
Second United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes
Third Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome

The 1998 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the XIV Marlboro Magyar Nagydij) 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.

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 gearbox problems in the closing stages.

In October 1998, the organisers were fined $1 million, with $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 $250,000.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 77 1:45:26.4 3 10
2 7 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 77 +9.433 2 6
3 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome 77 +44.444 6 4
4 9 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 77 +55.076 4 3
5 2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Mecachrome 77 +56.51 7 2
6 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 76 +1 Lap 1 1
7 14 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 76 +1 Lap 11  
8 5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 76 +1 Lap 8  
9 10 Germany Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Mugen-Honda 76 +1 Lap 10  
10 15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 76 +1 Lap 15  
11 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Arrows 74 +3 Laps 12  
12 11 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 74 +3 Laps 20  
13 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Stewart-Ford 74 +3 Laps 17  
14 21 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Tyrrell-Ford 74 +3 Laps 18  
15 22 Japan Shinji Nakano Minardi-Ford 74 +3 Laps 19  
16 6 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 69 Gearbox 9  
Ret 18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 54 Gearbox 14  
Ret 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 28 Engine 16  
Ret 17 Finland Mika Salo Arrows 18 Gearbox 13  
Ret 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 13 Gearbox 5  
Ret 23 Argentina Esteban Tuero Minardi-Ford 13 Engine 21  
DNQ 20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset Tyrrell-Ford

Standings after Grand Prix[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.


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