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The 1998 Italian Grand Prix was the 14th race of the 1998 Formula One Season. Held at Autodromo Nazionale Monza on September 13 1998 in sunny conditions, it was won by Michael Schumacher for Ferrari. His teammate Eddie Irvine finished second, giving Ferrari a 1-2 finish on home soil to the delight of the tifosi. It was also the last win for Goodyear in Formula One.

Schumacher's win put him on level in points with Mika Häkkinen in the Drivers' Championship with two races remaining.

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Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW20 Mecachrome GC37-01 V10 3.0 G
2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Winfield Williams Williams FW20 Mecachrome GC37-01 V10 3.0 G
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F300 Ferrari 047 V10 3.0 G
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F300 Ferrari 047 V10 3.0 G
5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B198 Playlife GC37-01 V10 3.0 B
6 Austria Alexander Wurz Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife Benetton B198 Playlife GC37-01 V10 3.0 B
7 United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/13 Mercedes FO 110G V10 3.0 B
8 Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4/13 Mercedes FO 110G V10 3.0 B
9 United Kingdom Damon Hill Ireland Benson and Hedges Jordan Jordan 198 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HC V10 3.0 G
10 Germany Ralf Schumacher Ireland Benson and Hedges Jordan Jordan 198 Mugen-Honda MF-301 HC V10 3.0 G
11 France Olivier Panis France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP01 Peugeot A16 V10 3.0 B
12 Italy Jarno Trulli France Gauloises Prost Peugeot Prost AP01 Peugeot A16 V10 3.0 B
14 France Jean Alesi Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C17 Petronas SPE-01D V10 3.0 G
15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber C17 Petronas SPE-01D V10 3.0 G
16 Brazil Pedro Diniz United Kingdom Danka Zepter Arrows Arrows A19 Arrows T2-F1 V10 3.0 B
17 Finland Mika Salo United Kingdom Danka Zepter Arrows Arrows A19 Arrows T2-F1 V10 3.0 B
18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF02 Ford Cosworth VJ Zetec-R V10 3.0 B
19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen United Kingdom HSBC Stewart Ford Stewart SF02 Ford Cosworth VJ Zetec-R V10 3.0 B
20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset United Kingdom PIAA Tyrrell Ford Tyrrell 026 Ford Cosworth JD Zetec-R V10 3.0 G
21 Japan Toranosuke Takagi United Kingdom PIAA Tyrrell Ford Tyrrell 026 Ford Cosworth JD Zetec-R V10 3.0 G
22 Japan Shinji Nakano Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Minardi M198 Ford Cosworth JD Zetec-R V10 3.0 B
23 Argentina Esteban Tuero Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Minardi M198 Ford Cosworth JD Zetec-R V10 3.0 B

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

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Qualifying ResultsEdit

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 53 1:17:09.672 1 10
2 4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 53 + 37.977 5 6
3 10 Germany Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Mugen-Honda 53 + 41.152 6 4
4 8 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 53 + 55.671 3 3
5 14 France Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas 53 + 1:01.872 8 2
6 9 United Kingdom Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen-Honda 53 + 1:06.688 14 1
7 2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Mecachrome 52 + 1 Lap 12
8 5 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife 52 + 1 Lap 11
9 21 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Tyrrell-Ford 52 + 1 Lap 19
10 18 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 52 + 1 Lap 13
11 23 Argentina Esteban Tuero Minardi-Ford 51 + 2 Laps 22
12 20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset Tyrrell-Ford 51 + 2 Laps 18
13 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot 50 + 3 Laps 10
Ret 19 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Stewart-Ford 39 Gearbox 17
Ret 1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome 37 Spun off 2
Ret 17 Finland Mika Salo Arrows 32 Throttle 16
Ret 6 Austria Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife 24 Gearbox 7
Ret 7 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 16 Engine 4
Ret 11 France Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot 15 Vibrations 9
Ret 22 Japan Shinji Nakano Minardi-Ford 13 Engine 21
Ret 15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 12 Spun off 15
Ret 16 Brazil Pedro Diniz Arrows 10 Spun off 20

MilestonesEdit

  • Last F1 win for tyre supplier Goodyear.

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Finland Mika Häkkinen 80
2 Germany Michael Schumacher 80
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 48
4 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine 38
5 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 20
6 United Kingdom Damon Hill 17
7 Austria Alexander Wurz 17
8 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 15
9 Germany Ralf Schumacher 14
10 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 13
11 France Jean Alesi 9
12 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 4
13 Finland Mika Salo 3
14 Brazil Pedro Diniz 3
15 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert 1
16 Italy Jarno Trulli 1
17 Denmark Jan Magnussen 1
18 Japan Shinji Nakano 0
19 Argentina Esteban Tuero 0
20 Brazil Ricardo Rosset 0
21 Japan Toranosuke Takagi 0
22 France Olivier Panis 0
23 Netherlands Jos Verstappen 0
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 128
2 Italy Ferrari 118
3 United Kingdom Williams-Mecachrome 33
4 Italy Benetton-Playlife 32
5 Ireland Jordan-Mugen-Honda 31
6 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 10
7 United Kingdom Arrows 6
8 United Kingdom Stewart-Ford 5
9 France Prost-Peugeot 1
10 Italy Minardi-Ford 0
11 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 0


V T E 1998 Formula One Season
Teams Williams • Ferrari • Benetton • McLaren • Jordan • Prost • Sauber • Arrows • Stewart • Tyrrell • Minardi
Engines Arrows • Ferrari • Ford • Mecachrome • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Petronas • Peugeot • Playlife
Drivers Villeneuve • 2 Frentzen • 3 M. Schumacher • 4 Irvine • 5 Fisichella • 6 Wurz • 7 Coulthard • 8 Häkkinen • 9 Hill • 10 R. Schumacher • 11 Panis • 12 Trulli • 14 Alesi • 15 Herbert • 16 Diniz • 17 Salo • 18 Barrichello • 19 Magnussen • 19 Verstappen • 20 Rosset • 21 Takagi • 22 Nakano • 23 Tuero
Other Drivers Badoer • De la Rosa • Heidfeld • Kristensen • Montoya • Zonta
Cars McLaren MP4/13 • Ferrari F300 • Williams FW20 • Jordan 198 • Benetton B198 • Sauber C17 • Arrows A19 • Stewart SF02 • Prost AP01 • Minardi M198 • Tyrrell 026
Tyres Goodyear • Bridgestone
Races Australia • Brazil • Argentina • San Marino • Spain • Monaco • Canada • France • Britain • Austria • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Luxembourg • Japan
See also 1997 Formula One Season • 1999 Formula One Season • Category
Italy Italian Grand Prix
Circuits Monza (1950 - 1979, 1981 - Present), Imola (1980)
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