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The 1988 Japanese Grand Prix is the fifteenth round of the 1988 Formula One Season. The race was won by McLaren's Ayrton Senna, who eventually took his first World Drivers' title by finishing ahead of his team-mate Alain Prost. Benetton's Thierry Boutsen finished third.


BackgroundEdit

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1988 Japanese Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus 100T Honda RA168E V6t 1.5 G
2 Japan Satoru Nakajima United Kingdom Camel Team Lotus Honda Lotus 100T Honda RA168E V6t 1.5 G
3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 017 Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey United Kingdom Tyrrell Racing Organisation Tyrrell 017 Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams FW12 Judd CV V8 3.5 G
6 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Canon Williams Team Williams FW12 Judd CV V8 3.5 G
9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 881 Zakspeed 1500/4 L4t 1.5 G
10 Germany Bernd Schneider Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 881 Zakspeed 1500/4 L4t 1.5 G
11 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/4 Honda RA168E V6t 1.5 G
12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Honda Marlboro McLaren McLaren MP4/4 Honda RA168E V6t 1.5 G
14 France Philippe Streiff France Automobiles Gonfaronnaises Sportives AGS JH23 Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
15 Brazil Mauricio Gugelmin United Kingdom Leyton House March Racing Team March 881 Judd CV V8 3.5 G
16 Italy Ivan Capelli United Kingdom Leyton House March Racing Team March 881 Judd CV V8 3.5 G
17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom USF&G Arrows Megatron Arrows A10B Megatron M12/13 L4t 1.5 G
18 United States Eddie Cheever United Kingdom USF&G Arrows Megatron Arrows A10B Megatron M12/13 L4t 1.5 G
19 Italy Alessandro Nannini United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd Benetton B188 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 G
20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Benetton Formula Ltd Benetton B188 Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5 G
21 Italy Nicola Larini Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1L Osella 890T V8t 1.5 G
22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Germany Rial Racing Rial ARC1 Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Italy Lois Minardi Team SpA Minardi M188 Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Italy Lois Minardi Team SpA Minardi M188 Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
25 France René Arnoux France Ligier Loto Ligier JS31 Judd CV V8 3.5 G
26 Sweden Stefan Johansson France Ligier Loto Ligier JS31 Judd CV V8 3.5 G
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F1/87/88C Ferrari 033E V6t 1.5 G
28 Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F1/87/88C Ferrari 033E V6t 1.5 G
29 Japan Aguri Suzuki France Larrousse Calmels Lola LC88 Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
30 France Philippe Alliot France Larrousse Calmels Lola LC88 Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Italy Coloni SpA Coloni FC188B Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri Italy EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER188 Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
33 Italy Stefano Modena Italy EuroBrun Racing EuroBrun ER188 Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5 G
36 Italy Alex Caffi Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Dallara F188 Ford Cosworth DFV V8 3.5 G

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Ayrton Senna 2
______________ Alain Prost
Row 2 3 ______________
Gerhard Berger 4
______________ Ivan Capelli
Row 3 5 ______________
Nelson Piquet 6
______________ Satoru Nakajima
Row 4 7 ______________
Derek Warwick 8
______________ Nigel Mansell
Row 5 9 ______________
Michele Alboreto 10
______________ Thierry Boutsen
Row 6 11 ______________
Riccardo Patrese 12
______________ Alessandro Nannini
Row 7 13 ______________
Maurício Gugelmin 14
______________ Andrea de Cesaris
Row 8 15 ______________
Eddie Cheever 16
______________ Jonathan Palmer
Row 9 17 ______________
Pierluigi Martini 18
______________ Philippe Streiff
Row 10 19 ______________
Philippe Alliot 20
______________ Aguri Suzuki
Row 11 21 ______________
Alex Caffi 22
______________ Luis Pérez-Sala
Row 12 23 ______________
René Arnoux 24
______________ Nicola Larini
Row 13 25 ______________
Bernd Schneider 26
______________ Julian Bailey

RaceEdit

In the start, Ayrton Senna stalled his car. He was able to start his car back into action, as he fell back to 14th place. He would eventually catch up to his teammate Alain Prost, and pass him to take victory.

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda 51 1:33:26.173 1 9
2 11 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda 51 + 13.363 2 6
3 20 Belgium Thierry Boutsen Benetton-Ford 51 + 36.109 10 4
4 28 Austria Gerhard Berger Ferrari 51 + 1:26.714 3 3
5 19 Italy Alessandro Nannini Benetton-Ford 51 + 1:30.603 12 2
6 6 Italy Riccardo Patrese Williams-Judd 51 + 1:37.615 11 1
7 2 Japan Satoru Nakajima Lotus-Honda 50 + 1 Lap 6  
8 14 France Philippe Streiff AGS-Cosworth 50 + 1 Lap 18  
9 30 France Philippe Alliot Lola-Ford 50 + 1 Lap 19  
10 15 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin March-Judd 50 + 1 Lap 13  
11 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Ferrari 50 + 1 Lap 9  
12 3 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer Tyrrell-Ford 50 + 1 Lap 16  
13 23 Italy Pierluigi Martini Minardi-Ford 49 + 2 Laps 17  
14 4 United Kingdom Julian Bailey Tyrrell-Ford 49 + 2 Laps 26  
15 24 Spain Luis Pérez-Sala Minardi-Ford 49 + 2 Laps 22  
16 29 Japan Aguri Suzuki Lola-Ford 48 + 3 Laps 20  
17 25 France René Arnoux Ligier-Judd 48 + 3 Laps 23  
Ret 22 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Rial-Ford Cosworth 36 Overheating 14  
Ret 18 United States Eddie Cheever Arrows-Megatron 35 Ignition 15  
Ret 21 Italy Nicola Larini Osella 34 Brakes 24  
Ret 1 Brazil Nelson Piquet Lotus-Honda 34 Driver ill 5  
Ret 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Williams-Renault 24 Collision 8  
Ret 36 Italy Alex Caffi Dallara-Ford Cosworth 22 Spun Off 21  
Ret 16 Italy Ivan Capelli March-Judd 19 Electrical 4  
Ret 17 United Kingdom Derek Warwick Arrows-Megatron 16 Spun Off 7  
Ret 10 Germany Bernd Schneider Zakspeed 14 Driver unfit 25  
DNQ 26 Sweden Stefan Johansson Ligier-Judd
DNQ 32 Argentina Oscar Larrauri EuroBrun-Ford
DNQ 9 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Zakspeed
DNQ 33 Italy Stefano Modena EuroBrun-Ford
DNPQ 31 Italy Gabriele Tarquini Coloni-Ford Cosworth


MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

V T E 1988 Formula One Season
Teams Lotus • Tyrrell • Williams • Zakspeed • McLaren • AGS • March • Arrows • Benetton • Osella • Rial • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • Lola • Coloni • EuroBrun • Dallara
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Honda • Judd • Megatron • Osella • Zakspeed
Drivers Piquet • 2 Nakajima • 3 Palmer • 4 Bailey • 5 Mansell • 5 Brundle • 5 Schlesser • 6 Patrese • 9 Ghinzani • 10 Schneider • 11 Prost • 12 Senna • 14 Streiff • 15 Gugelmin • 16 Capelli • 17 Warwick • 18 Cheever • 19 Nannini • 20 Boutsen • 21 Larini • 22 De Cesaris • 23 Campos • 23 Martini • 24 Pérez-Sala • 25 Arnoux • 26 Johansson • 27 Alboreto • 28 Berger • 29 Dalmas • 29 Suzuki • 29 Raphanel • 30 Alliot • 31 Tarquini • 32 Larrauri • 33 Modena • 36 Caffi
Other Drivers Brabham • Donnelly • Dumfries
Cars McLaren MP4/4 • Ferrari F1/87/88C • Benetton B188 • Lotus 100T • Arrows A10B • March 881 • Williams FW12 • Tyrrell 017 • Rial ARC1 • Minardi M188 • Lola LC88 • Dallara 3087 • Dallara F188 • AGS JH22 • AGS JH23 • Coloni FC188 • Ligier JS31 • Osella FA1I • Osella FA1L • EuroBrun ER188 • Zakspeed 881
Tyres Goodyear
Races Brazil • San Marino • Monaco • Mexico • Canada • Detroit • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Portugal • Spain • Japan • Australia
See also 1987 Formula One Season • 1989 Formula One Season • Category
Japan Japanese Grand Prix
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