1998 Italian
Grand Prix
Autodromo di Monza
3.588 miles

Sept 13th 1998

Monza circuit layout

Qualifying - Race - Analysis

Qualifying : Sunny after morning rain

1997 Pole: Jean Alesi (Benetton) 1m 22.990s

The Starting Grid

Michael Schumacher Ferrari GY 1m 25.289s
Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome GY 1m 25.561s
Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes BS 1m 25.679s
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes BS 1m 25.987s
Eddie Irvine Ferrari GY 1m 26.159s
Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Mugen Honda GY 1m 26.309s
Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife BS 1m 26.567s
Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas GY 1m 26.637s
Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot BS 1m 26.681s
Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot BS 1m 26.794s
Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife BS 1m 26.817s
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Mecachrome GY 1m 26.836s
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford BS 1m 27.247s
Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen Honda GY 1m 27.362s
Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas GY 1m 27.510s
Mika Salo TWR Arrows BS 1m 27.744s
Jos Verstappen Stewart-Ford BS 1m 28.212s
Ricardo Rosset Tyrrell-Ford GY 1m 28.286s
Tora Takagi Tyrrell-Ford GY 1m 28.346s
Pedro Diniz TWR Arrows BS 1m 28.387s
Shinji Nakano Minardi-Ford BS 1m 29.101s
Esteban Tuero Minardi-Ford BS 1m 29.417s
107 % rule time: 1m 31.259s  

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Race : 53 laps - Bright & sunny

The start

1997 Winner: David Coulthard (McLaren) 1h 17m 04.609s

The Result

Michael Schumacher Ferrari GY 1h 43m 48.339s
Eddie Irvine Ferrari GY 1h 43m 48.339s
Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Mugen Honda GY 1h 43m 48.339s
Mika Hakkinen McLaren-Mercedes BS 1h 43m 48.339s
Jean Alesi Sauber-Petronas GY 1h 43m 54.647s
Damon Hill Jordan-Mugen Honda GY 1h 43m 47.407s
Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Mecachrome GY 1 lap down
Giancarlo Fisichella Benetton-Playlife BS 1 lap down
Tora Takagi Tyrrell-Ford GY 1 lap down
Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford BS 1 lap down
Esteban Tuero Minardi-Ford BS 2 laps down
Ricardo Rosset Tyrrell-Ford GY 2 laps down
Jarno Trulli Prost-Peugeot BS 3 laps down
Jos Verstappen Stewart-Ford BS 39 laps - gearbox
Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Mecachrome GY 37 laps - spun off
Mika Salo TWR Arrows BS 32 laps - throttle linkage
Alexander Wurz Benetton-Playlife BS 24 laps - gearbox
David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes BS 16 laps - engine
Olivier Panis Prost-Peugeot BS 15 laps - vibration
Shinji Nakano Minardi-Ford BS 13 laps - engine
Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas GY 12 laps - spun off
Pedro Diniz TWR Arrows BS 10 laps - spun off

Fastest Lap :
Mika Hakkinen (McLaren) 1m 25.139s
Lap Record : 1993: Damon Hill (Williams) 1m 23.575s

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