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1998 Hungarian Grand Prix

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 seriously compromised 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 shock absorber problems in the closing stages.

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

1998 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 12 of 16 in the 1998 Formula One World Championship
Hungaroring circuit 1989-2002.svg
Race details
Date August 16, 1998
Official name XIV Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj
Location Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.972 km (2.468 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 305.844 km (190.042 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 on lap 60
Podium
First
  • Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Second
  • United Kingdom David Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
Third
  • Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Williams-Mecachrome
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Lap leaders

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:16.973
2 7 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:17.131 +0.158
3 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:17.366 +0.393
4 9 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:18.214 +1.241
5 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:18.325 +1.352
6 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome 1:18.337 +1.364
7 2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Mecachrome 1:19.029 +2.056
8 5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 1:19.050 +2.077
9 6 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 1:19.063 +2.090
10 10 Germany Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Mugen-Honda 1:19.171 +2.198
11 14 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 1:19.210 +2.237
12 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Arrows 1:19.706 +2.733
13 17 Finland Mika Salo Arrows 1:19.712 +2.739
14 18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1:19.876 +2.903
15 15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 1:19.878 +2.905
16 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 1:20.042 +3.069
17 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Stewart-Ford 1:20.198 +3.225
18 21 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Tyrrell-Ford 1:20.354 +3.381
19 22 Japan Shinji Nakano Minardi-Ford 1:20.635 +3.662
20 11 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 1:20.663 +3.690
21 23 Argentina Esteban Tuero Minardi-Ford 1:21.725 +4.752
107% time: 1:22.361
DNQ 20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset Tyrrell-Ford 1:23.140 +6.167
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Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 77 1:45:25.550 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 +56.510 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
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Drivers’ Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen 77
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 70
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 48
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 32
5 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 20
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Constructors’ Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 125
2 Italy Ferrari 102
3 Italy Benetton-Playlife 32
4 United Kingdom Williams-Mecachrome 30
5 Republic of Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 10
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References

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