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1998 French Grand Prix

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Location Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours, France
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The 1998 French Grand Prix was a Formula One race held at Magny-Cours on June 28, 1998. The race, contested over 72 laps, was won by Michael Schumacher driving for Scuderia Ferrari.

Report

Background

The grand prix was originally dropped over a dispute for Television broadcasting rights for the race. French broadcasters TF1 had the broadcasting rights while rival channel FR3 obtained a judgement from a French court to allow all channels to operate on the grounds of the racetrack.[1][2]

Jos Verstappen replaced Jan Magnussen at Stewart GP through the rest of the season.

Qualifying

Mika Häkkinen took pole position, beating Michael Schumacher by 0.2 seconds. David Coulthard qualified third, and Eddie Irvine took fourth place. Throughout the qualifying session, Schumacher and Häkkinen exchanged first place, until Häkkinen finally took the pole.

Race

At the beginning of the race, Jos Verstappen stalled his Stewart, meaning that a restart had to be called for. At the second start, Mika Häkkinen was overtaken by both Eddie Irvine and Michael Schumacher. This meant that Häkkinen dropped down from first to third, and Schumacher led Irvine in a Ferrari 1-2. After this start, Schumacher began to pull away; sometimes at one second a lap. While Schumacher was pulling away, Irvine was holding both the McLarens behind him. On lap 20, Häkkinen tried an ambitious move on Irvine. His attempt failed, and he spun into the gravel trap. However, he managed to keep his car going, went into the pits for more tyres, and rejoined in fourth place. However, he regained third place when David Coulthard had problems with his pitstop. Coulthard went into the pits, but due to a fuel filling problem, had to do another lap, and then go into the pits again. After this second set of pits, Häkkinen was back behind Irvine, and Schumacher was some way in front. On the final lap, on the final corner, Häkkinen made an attempt to overtake Irvine, after Irvine was very slow through the chicane before the final corner. Irvine just held off Häkkinen to take second, Irvine only a tenth of a second ahead of Häkkinen. However, both drivers were 19 seconds behind Schumacher. After Coulthard's misfortune in the pitlane, he finished sixth, scoring one world championship point. It was Ferrari's first one-two for 8 years, the previous being at the 1990 Spanish Grand Prix, Alain Prost and Nigel Mansell scoring the one-two.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 23x15px Michael Schumacher Ferrari 71 1:34:45.026 2 10
2 4 23x15px Eddie Irvine Ferrari 71 +19.575 4 6
3 8 23x15px Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 71 +19.747 1 4
4 1 23x15px Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome 71 +1:06.965 5 3
5 6 23x15px Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 70 +1 Lap 10 2
6 7 23x15px David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 3 1
7 14 23x15px Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 70 +1 Lap 11  
8 15 23x15px Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 70 +1 Lap 13  
9 5 23x15px Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 70 +1 Lap 9  
10 18 23x15px Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 69 +2 Laps 14  
11 11 23x15px Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 69 +2 Laps 16  
12 19 23x15px Jos Verstappen Stewart-Ford 69 +2 Laps 15  
13 17 23x15px Mika Salo Arrows 69 +2 Laps 19  
14 16 23x15px Pedro Diniz Arrows 69 +2 Laps 17  
15 2 23x15px Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Mecachrome 68 Suspension 8  
16 10 23x15px Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Mugen-Honda 68 +3 Laps 6  
17 22 Template:Country data Japan Shinji Nakano Minardi-Ford 65 Engine 21  
Ret 21 Template:Country data Japan Toranosuke Takagi Tyrrell-Ford 60 Engine 20  
Ret 12 23x15px Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 55 Spun off 12  
Ret 23 23x15px Esteban Tuero Minardi-Ford 41 Gearbox 22  
Ret 9 23x15px Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 19 Hydraulics 7  
Ret 20 23x15px Ricardo Rosset Tyrrell-Ford 16 Hydraulics 18  

Standings after Grand Prix

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

Lap leaders

References

  1. ^ "Motor Racing: Doubts over Belgian Grand Prix". The Independent. 13 December 1997. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "France dropped from F1 season". BBC Sport (BBC). 13 December 1997. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 


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