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Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 30 October 1988
Start time14:00
EventJapanese GP
CircuitSuzuka
Event FormatRace of 51 laps
Race15 of 16
Championship race467
Circuit
Laps51
Circuit Perimeter5859 m
Race Distance5859 × 51 = 298.809 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Cold, Wet
Participants
Entries31
Qualifiers26
Finishers17
Championship DebutantsAguri Suzuki (Driver)
MilestonesAyrton Senna - 10th Fastest Lap (Driver)
Castrol - 500th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 7th Place FinishesLotus (39),
2. Highest 16th Place Finish RatioAguri Suzuki (100.00%),
3. Most Race Wins in a SeasonAyrton Senna (8),
4. Most 3rd Place Finishes in a SeasonThierry Boutsen (5),
5. Most 20th Fastest LapsArrows (16),
6. Most 2nd Fastest Laps in a SeasonMcLaren (10),
7. Most 7th Fastest Laps in a SeasonWilliams (6),
8. Most Races LedAlain Prost (54),
9. Most 2nd Place Qualifications, Finishes and Fastest LapsAlain Prost (3),
10. Most 2nd Place Qualifications in a SeasonAlain Prost (9),
11. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonFerrari (9),
12. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a SeasonGerhard Berger (8)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsLotus (493),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (391),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (523),
4. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresAlain Prost (82),
5. Most Podium FinishesAlain Prost (68),
6. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresAlain Prost (82),
7. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (95),
8. Most 14th Place FinishesTyrrell (12),
9. Most Race Wins in a SeasonMcLaren (14),
10. Most 2nd Fastest LapsAlain Prost (21),
11. Most 7th Fastest LapsRiccardo Patrese (11),
12. Most 9th Fastest LapsLotus (40),
13. Most 11th Fastest LapsLotus (32),
14. Most 24th Fastest LapsOsella (21),
15. Most Race EntriesLotus (1138),
16. Most Failures to Pre-QualifyGabriele Tarquini (6),
17. Most 2nd Place QualificationsAlain Prost (32),
18. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (110),
19. Most 9th Place QualificationsFerrari (56),
20. Most 11th Place QualificationsRiccardo Patrese (13),
21. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a SeasonColoni (6),
22. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a SeasonGabriele Tarquini (6),
23. Most Poles in a SeasonMcLaren (14),
24. Most Poles in a SeasonAyrton Senna (12)

Championships
1 Ayrton Senna 87 
up
2 Alain Prost 84 
down
3 Gerhard Berger 41 
same
4 Thierry Boutsen 25 
up
5 Michele Alboreto 24 
down
6 NÚlson Piquet 18 
same
7 Derek Warwick 17 
same
8 Ivan Capelli 16 
same
9 Nigel Mansell 12 
same
10 Alessandro Nannini 12 
same
11 Eddie Cheever 6 
same
12 Mauricio Gugelmin 5 
same
13 Jonathan Palmer 5 
same
14 Riccardo Patrese 5 
same
15 Andrea de Cesaris 3 
same
16 Pierluigi Martini 1 
same
 Satoru Nakajima 1 
same
1 McLaren / Honda 184 
same
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 65 
same
3 Benetton / Ford 37 
same
4 Arrows / Megatron 23 
same
5 March / Judd 21 
same
6 Lotus / Honda 19 
same
7 Williams / Judd 17 
same
8 Tyrrell / Ford 5 
same
9 Rial / Ford 3 
same
10 Minardi / Ford 1 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 12Car 12
EntrantHonda Marlboro McLarenHonda Marlboro McLarenHonda Marlboro McLaren
DriverAyrton SennaAyrton SennaAyrton Senna
CarMcLaren MP4/4McLaren MP4/4McLaren MP4/4
EngineHonda 1.5 V6THonda 1.5 V6THonda 1.5 V6T
Time1:33'26.1731'41.8531'46.326
Speed191.880 km/h207.087 km/h198.375 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led