|Chassis||Moulded carbon composite monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Double carbon wishbones, pushrod, triple damper|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbones, pushrod, double damper|
|Engine||Playlife (Renault) 3.0L 71° V10 NA Mid-engine|
|Transmission||Benetton 6-speed longitudinal semi-automatic|
|Notable entrants||Mild Seven Benetton Playlife|
|Notable drivers||5. Giancarlo Fisichella|
6. Alexander Wurz
|Debut||1998 Australian Grand Prix|
The Benetton B198 was the car with which the Benetton Formula One team competed in the 1998 Formula One season. It was driven by Giancarlo Fisichella, who had moved from Jordan, and Alexander Wurz, who was in his first full season of F1 after deputising for the unwell Gerhard Berger in 1997.
After an encouraging start which saw Fisichella finish second at two successive races and take pole in Austria, the team sat a comfortable third place in the Constructors' Championship. However, the season petered out towards the end, with Benetton ultimately finishing the season in fifth place. The team partially blamed Bridgestone for favouring eventual champions McLaren, who were the tyre supplier's top team at that time.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1998||Mild Seven Benetton Playlife||Playlife V10||B||AUS||BRA||ARG||SMR||ESP||MON||CAN||FRA||GBR||AUT||GER||HUN||BEL||ITA||LUX||JPN||33||5th|
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