Jordan 198

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Jordan 198
Jordan 198 - Donington Park.JPG
Damon Hill's Belgian GP winning car.
Category Formula One
Constructor Jordan
Designer(s) Gary Anderson
Mike Gascoyne
Predecessor 197
Successor 199
Technical specifications[1]
Chassis Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front) Unequal-length double wishbones, pushrod-operated rockers
Suspension (rear) Unequal-length double wishbones, pushrod-operated rockers
Axle track Front: 1,480 mm (58 in)
Rear: 1,420 mm (56 in)
Engine Mugen Honda MF310HC, 3,000 cc (183.1 cu in), 72° V10, NA, mid-engine, longitudinally mounted
Transmission Jordan 6-speed semi-automatic
Weight 600 kg (1,300 lb)
Fuel Repsol
Tyres Goodyear
Competition history
Notable entrants Benson and Hedges Jordan
Notable drivers 9. United Kingdom Damon Hill
10. Germany Ralf Schumacher
Debut 1998 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
16 1 0 0
Teams' Championships 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Jordan 198 was the car with which the Jordan Formula One team used to compete in the 1998 Formula One season. It was driven by 1996 World Champion Damon Hill, who had moved from Arrows, and Ralf Schumacher, who was in his second season with the team.

After a dismal start which saw the team fail to score a single championship point in the first half of the season, numerous improvements to the car and tyre development by Goodyear enabled Jordan to climb back into the top teams. At the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix, the team scored an historic first victory with Hill, with Schumacher finishing behind him in second place. The team finished fourth in the Constructors' Championship, one ahead of Benetton.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1998 Jordan Mugen Honda V10 G AUS BRA ARG SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA LUX JPN 34 4th
Damon Hill 8 DSQ 8 10 Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret 7 4 4 1 6 9 4
Ralf Schumacher Ret Ret Ret 7 11 Ret Ret 16 6 5 6 9 2 3 Ret Ret

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