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 LXIII  Qantas Australian Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Warm Up - 1st Timed Session - 2nd Timed Session
Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 8 March 1998
Start time14:00
EventAustralian GP
CircuitMelbourne
Event FormatRace of 58 laps
Race1 of 16
Championship race615
Circuit
Laps58
Circuit Perimeter5303 m
Race Distance5303 × 58 = 307.574 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Hot, Dry
Participants
Entries22
Qualifiers22
Finishers9
Championship Debutants
Esteban Tuero (Driver),
Toranosuke Takagi (Driver),
Arrows (Engine Manufacturer),
Mecachrome (Engine Manufacturer),
Playlife (Engine Manufacturer),
Arrows A19 (Car Model),
Benetton B198 (Car Model),
Ferrari F300 (Car Model),
Jordan 198 (Car Model),
McLaren MP4/13 (Car Model),
Minardi M198 (Car Model),
Prost AP01 (Car Model),
   Sauber C17 (Car Model),
Stewart SF2 (Car Model),
Tyrrell 026 (Car Model),
Williams FW20 (Car Model),
B&H Jordan (Entrant),
Danka Zepter Arrows (Entrant),
Fondmetal Minardi Team (Entrant),
Gauloises Prost Peugeot (Entrant),
HSBC Stewart Ford (Entrant),
Mild Seven Benetton Playlife (Entrant),
Winfield Williams (Entrant),
Melbourne (5303 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 8 - 25th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Bridgestone - 1st Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
Bridgestone - 1st Pole Position (Tyre Manufacturer)
Bridgestone - 1st Win (Tyre Manufacturer)
Mercedes - 10th Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Mika Häkkinen - 100th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 14th Fastest LapsArrows (36)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (520),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (652),
3. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (117),
4. Most 4th Fastest LapsFerrari (83),
5. Most 16th Fastest LapsTyrrell (42),
6. Most 21st Fastest LapsTyrrell (32),
7. Most Race EntriesFerrari (1396),
8. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (150),
9. Most 8th Place QualificationsFerrari (85)

Championships
1 Mika Häkkinen 10
2 David Coulthard 6
3 Heinz-Harald Frentzen 4
4 Eddie Irvine 3
5 Jacques Villeneuve 2
6 Johnny Herbert 1
1 McLaren / Mercedes 16
2 Williams / Mecachrome 6
3 Ferrari / Ferrari 3
4 Sauber / Petronas 1

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 8Car 8Car 8
EntrantWest McLaren MercedesWest McLaren MercedesWest McLaren Mercedes
DriverMika HäkkinenMika HäkkinenMika Häkkinen
CarMcLaren MP4/13McLaren MP4/13McLaren MP4/13
EngineMercedes 3.0 V10Mercedes 3.0 V10Mercedes 3.0 V10
Time1:31'45.9961'30.0101'31.649
Speed201.102 km/h212.096 km/h208.303 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Warm Up - 1st Timed Session - 2nd Timed Session
Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led