1998 Japanese Grand Prix
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|Race 16 of 16 in the 1998 Formula One season|
|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 (3.644 mi)
|Distance||51 laps, 299.064 km (185.830 mi)|
|Scheduled Distance||53 laps, 310.792 km (193.117 mi)|
Standings after Grand Prix
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
- Lap leaders: Mika Häkkinen 51 (1-51)
- Mika Häkkinen won his first driver's world championship with this victory.
- McLaren team won their first world constructor's title since 1991.
- Last race: Ricardo Rosset, Shinji Nakano, Esteban Tuero, Tyrrell, Goodyear.
- Michael Schumacher was due to start on pole but stalled and was put to the back of the grid. He fought back to 3rd but his tyre exploded. Schumacher had been due to make a pit stop whilst many suggest that he ran over debris. Schumacher was first past the chicane after Takagi and Tuero suffered a heavy collision.
- This was the last Grand Prix to be held in November until the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix.
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