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The 1998 Pre-Monaco Grand Prix Tests were a series of Formula One tests that took place after the 1998 Spanish Grand Prix in preparation for the 1998 Monaco Grand Prix. Testing took place for the various teams at the Circuit Lurcy-Levis, Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Circuit de Catalunya, Circuito de Jerez and the Fiorano Circuit.

Lurcy-LevisEdit

Driver Running Order

Team Car Day 1 (Tue) Day 2 (Wed) Day 3 (Thu)
McLaren MP4-13 Nick Heidfeld Did not attend
Prost AP01 Did not attend Olivier Panis Jarno Trulli

ReportEdit

Day OneEdit

On the 12th May 1998, McLaren-Mercedes conducted a one-day test at the Circuit Lurcy-Levis, a motor racing test circuit only 30 kilometres away from Magny-Cours. The team used their test driver and Formula 3000 race driver Nick Heidfeld as their designated driver for the test. Heidfeld conducted aeroydynamic mapping tests making use of the long Lurcy-Levis straight that also serves as a runway. After McLaren's single day of testing at Lurcy-Levis with Heidfeld, the team packed up and headed for Magny-Cours for the remainder of the week to conduct the majority of their testing work.

Day TwoEdit

One day after the McLaren test, Prost-Peugeot arrived at Lurcy-Levis with Olivier Panis to conduct engine mapping work following a day of testing at Magny-Cours. The following day on Thursday, Prost and Panis returned to Magny-Cours to conduct testing.

Day ThreeEdit

After testing at Magny-Cours in the morning, Prost returned to Lurcy-Levis on Thursday, this time with Jarno Trulli to continue their testing. 

Magny-CoursEdit

Driver Running Order

Team Car Day 1 (Tue) Day 2 (Wed) Day 3 (Thu) Day 4 (Fri) Day 5 (Sat)
Williams FW20 Did not attend Jacques Villeneuve Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Ferrari F300 Did not attend Eddie Irvine
McLaren MP4-13 Did not attend Mika Häkkinen / David Coulthard
Jordan 198 Did not attend Pedro de la Rosa Ralf Schumacher / Damon Hill / Juichi Wakasaki Ralf SchumacherDamon Hill
Prost AP01 Olivier Panis Did not attend Olivier Panis / Jarno Trulli Jarno Trulli
Sauber C17 Did not attend Jean Alesi Johnny Herbert
Tyrrell 026 Did not attend Toranosuke Takagi Ricardo Rosset Did not attend


FioranoEdit

Driver Running OrderEdit

Team Car Day 1 (Wed) Day 2 (Thu) Day 3 (Fri) Day 4 (Sat) Day 5 (Sun)
Ferrari F300 Luca Badoer Michael Schumacher Michael Schumacher / Eddie Irvine
Minardi M98 Did not attend Esteban Tuero Shinji Nakano Did not attend

JerezEdit

Driver Running OrderEdit

Team Car Day 1 (Wed) Day 2 (Thu) Day 3 (Fri) Day 4 (Sat)
Benetton B198 Jos Verstappen Giancarlo Fisichella / Jos Verstappen 

BarcelonaEdit

Driver Running OrderEdit

Team Car Day 1 (Wed) Day 2 (Thu) Day 3 (Fri) Day 4 (Sat)
Arrows A19 Mika Salo  Pedro Diniz

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