1998 Spanish Grand Prix

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The 1998 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 10 May 1998 at the Circuit de Catalunya.wikipedia
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Pedro Diniz

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Arrows driver Pedro Diniz started from the pit lane due to stalling on the warm up lap.
Diniz endured a torrid start: his car suffered gearbox problems in the opening three rounds and endured engine failures in the races at San Marino and Spain.

1998 Formula One World Championship

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It was the fifth race of the 1998 Formula One season.
"X wings", a pair of tall aerodynamic appendages mounted at the front of each sidepod and first seen on the Tyrrell 025 in 1997, were banned before the Spanish Grand Prix.

Giancarlo Fisichella

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At the start the McLarens got away well, but Schumacher made a poor start and fell back to fifth behind his teammate Eddie Irvine and Benetton's Giancarlo Fisichella.

Jan Magnussen

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The Stewart of Rubens Barrichello earned two points by finishing in fifth place, which were team's first of the season, this was made possible by the new engine and chassis the team used (however teammate Jan Magnussen ran with the old chassis).

Alexander Wurz

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This led to Fisichella's Benetton teammate, Alexander Wurz, inheriting fourth place which he held until the finish.

Esteban Tuero

During the race, Michael Schumacher and Minardi's Esteban Tuero were given 10 second stop-go penalties for pit lane speeding.
The San Marino Grand Prix was a race of attrition, but Tuero nursed his Minardi home to 8th for his first finish of the year before coming home 15th in Spain, where he was forced to serve a stop-and-go penalty for speeding in the pit lane.

Michael Schumacher

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His teammate David Coulthard finished second and Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher took third.

Jacques Villeneuve

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Reigning World Champion Jacques Villeneuve finished in sixth place, after Williams had their worst qualifying result since the 1989 United States Grand Prix.

Jarno Trulli

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On the final lap, Williams driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen passed Prost's Jarno Trulli for eight place when Trulli was incorrectly shown the blue flags as the marshalls had mistaken the Williams for a Ferrari.

Rubens Barrichello

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The Stewart of Rubens Barrichello earned two points by finishing in fifth place, which were team's first of the season, this was made possible by the new engine and chassis the team used (however teammate Jan Magnussen ran with the old chassis).

Mika Häkkinen

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The 65-lap race was won by McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen after he started from pole position.

Prost Grand Prix

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On the final lap, Williams driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen passed Prost's Jarno Trulli for eight place when Trulli was incorrectly shown the blue flags as the marshalls had mistaken the Williams for a Ferrari.

Heinz-Harald Frentzen

On the final lap, Williams driver Heinz-Harald Frentzen passed Prost's Jarno Trulli for eight place when Trulli was incorrectly shown the blue flags as the marshalls had mistaken the Williams for a Ferrari.

Minardi

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During the race, Michael Schumacher and Minardi's Esteban Tuero were given 10 second stop-go penalties for pit lane speeding.

Stewart Grand Prix

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The Stewart of Rubens Barrichello earned two points by finishing in fifth place, which were team's first of the season, this was made possible by the new engine and chassis the team used (however teammate Jan Magnussen ran with the old chassis).

Eddie Irvine

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At the start the McLarens got away well, but Schumacher made a poor start and fell back to fifth behind his teammate Eddie Irvine and Benetton's Giancarlo Fisichella.

Ralf Schumacher

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Schumacher endured a horrid start: He suffered from retirements in the first three races, and managed to finish in the races in San Marino and Spain, albeit outside the points scoring positions.

Ricardo Rosset

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Rosset's problems included missing out on qualification for the 1998 Spanish Grand Prix by 6 hundredths of a second, and an injury during practice for the German Grand Prix which prevented him from taking part in qualifying, while in Belgium he crashed at full speed into the carnage of the 14-car pile-up on the first lap after being unsighted by the heavy spray, and was unable to take the restart.