1998 Hungarian
Grand Prix
2.465 miles

Aug 16th 1998

Qualifying - Race - Analysis

Qualifying : Sunny, warm

1997 Pole: Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) 1m 14.672s

The Starting Grid

Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes BS 1m 16.973s
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes BS 1m 17.131s
Michael Schumacher Ferrari GY 1m 17.366s
Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen Honda GY 1m 18.214s
Eddie Irvine Ferrari GY 1m 18.325s
Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome GY 1m 18.337s
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Mecachrome GY 1m 19.029s
Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife BS 1m 19.050s
Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife BS 1m 19.063s
Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Mugen Honda GY 1m 19.171s
Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas GY 1m 19.210s
Pedro Diniz TWR Arrows BS 1m 19.706s
Mika Salo TWR Arrows BS 1m 19.712s
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford BS 1m 19.876s
Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas GY 1m 19.878s
Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot BS 1m 20.042s
Jos Verstappen Stewart-Ford BS 1m 20.198s
Tora Takagi Tyrrell-Ford GY 1m 20.354s
Shinji Nakano Minardi-Ford BS 1m 20.635s
Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot BS 1m 20.663s
Esteban Tuero Minardi-Ford BS 1m 21.725s
107 % rule time: 1m 22.361s  
Ricardo Rosset Tyrrell-Ford GY 1m 23.140s

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Race : 77 laps - overcast

The start

1997 Winner: Jacques Villeneuve (Williams) 1h 45m 47.149s

The Result

Michael Schumacher Ferrari GY 1h 45m 25.550s
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes BS 1h 45m 34.983s
Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome GY 1h 46m 09.994s
Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen Honda GY 1h 46m 20.625s
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Mecachrome GY 1h 46m 22.060s
Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes BS 1 lap down
Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas GY 1 lap down
Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife BS 1 lap down
Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Mugen Honda GY 1 lap down
Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas GY 1 lap down
Pedro Diniz TWR Arrows BS 3 laps down
Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot BS 3 laps down
Jos Verstappen Stewart-Ford BS 3 laps down
Tora Takagi Tyrrell-Ford GY 3 laps down
Shinji Nakano Minardi-Ford BS 3 laps down
Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife BS 8 laps down
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford BS 54 laps -
Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot BS 28 laps -
Mika Salo TWR Arrows BS 18 laps - engine
Eddie Irvine Ferrari GY 13 laps - gearbox
Esteban Tuero Minardi-Ford BS 13 laps - mechanical

Fastest Lap :
Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) 1m 19.286s
Lap Record : 1992: Nigel Mansell (Williams) 1m 18.308s

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Damon Hill finally breaks through

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