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The 1998 Canadian Grand Prix was the seventh round of the 1998 FF1M Season and it was held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada. It was won by Ralf Schumacher, who took the championship lead with his win.

Qualifying

Results

                                                                                                               Race Starting Grid                              
                                                                               
                                 Canada - Montreal                              
                                     (69 Laps)                                  
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
        Pole                1                                                   
                     Ralf Schumacher                                            
                       1m 14.359s                    2                          
                                               Mika Hakkinen                    
        Row 2               3                   1m 14.586s                      
                   Jacques Villeneuve                                           
                       1m 14.660s                    4                          
                                                Damon Hill                      
        Row 3               5                   1m 14.718s                      
                   Michael Schumacher                                           
                       1m 14.790s                    6                          
                                                Jean Alesi                      
        Row 4               7                   1m 14.833s                      
                     Alexander Wurz                                             
                       1m 14.929s                    8                          
                                               Eddie Irvine                     
        Row 5               9                   1m 15.027s                      
                      Allan McNish                                              
                       1m 15.158s                   10                          
                                            Juan-Pablo Montoya                  
        Row 6              11                   1m 15.284s                      
                     Jos Verstappen                                             
                       1m 15.389s                   12                          
                                                 Marc Gene                      
        Row 7              13                   1m 15.541s                      
                     Bruno Junqueira                                            
                       1m 15.716s                   14                          
                                              Johnny Herbert                    
        Row 8              15                   1m 15.919s                      
                   Rubens Barrichello                                           
                       1m 15.941s                   16                          
                                              David Coulthard                   
        Row 9              17                   1m 15.998s                      
                  Giancarlo Fisichella                                          
                       1m 16.406s                   18                          
                                               Olivier Panis                    
        Row 10             19                   1m 16.540s                      
                      Jan Magnussen                                             
                       1m 16.572s                   20                          
                                                 Mika Salo                      
        Row 11             21                   1m 16.628s                      
                      Mark Blundell                                             
                       1m 16.781s                   22                          
                                                Kenny Brack                     
                                                1m 16.895s


Race

Report

thumb|300px|rightRalf Schumacher didn’t get a good start as Mika Hakkinen got ahead, but only until the braking zone as Ralf retook what he lost. Hakkinen held onto 2nd ahead of Villeneuve, Hill and Michael Schumacher.

McNish gained two places from his grid slot, but was overtaken at the Casino hairpin by Eddie Irvine. But at the end of the next straight, Irvine was not only re-passed by McNish, but the other FJR of Verstappen nipped by into the final chicane. This put Irvine in danger of being overtaken by Wurz but the Ulsterman defended his position well.

On lap 2, Hakkinen lost 2nd place to Villeneuve and a lap later, both FJR’s swapped positions on track and both Maestro Motorsport drivers were embroiled in a scrap with each other. On lap 5, 4th placed Damon Hill ran wide at the turn 8 and 9 chicane and was overtaken by Michael Schumacher

Both AquinoPlus drivers were also providing some action as Fisichella overtook Johnny Herbert for 14th place, whilst down in 18th place, Salo and Jan Magnussen were enjoying a scrap with each other.

Lap 18 saw Hill retake Michael Schumacher’s 4th place as the German was slowing. He was near enough to the pit lane get himself serviced, but the unscheduled stop dropped down to 17th place. He instantly overtook Magnussen to move into 16th.

As the first round of pit stops got underway, Villeneuve and Hakkinen had both made their first stops and were still locked together. But Hakkinen seemed much happier on his second set of tyres and overtook Villeneuve to move into 3rd place.

At exactly half distance, Irvine spun from 8th place, handing the position to Barrichello. But it was worse news for Hakkinen, who suffered yet another retirement due to engine failure. It was also a bad day for FJR; unseen by the camera’s, Verstappen retired with an engine failure and then McNish’s mecachrome suffered the same fate.

Ralf Schumacher had dominated the race from start to finish and took his 3rd win of the season, and with it the championship lead from his older brother. Villeneuve took 2nd with Monaco winner Hill completing the podium. Michael Schumacher finished 4th ahead of Alesi, Wurz, Gene and Fisichella.

Results


                                   Race Results                                 
                                                                                
                                 Canada - Montreal                              
                                     (69 Laps)                                  
                                                                                
                Pos   Driver                       Time/Speed                   
                                                                                
                1st   Ralf Schumacher          1h 28m 42.197s                   
                      Gui Racing-Ford                                           
                2nd   Jacques Villeneuve             +21.593s                   
                      Pedersen-Mercedes                                         
                3rd   Damon Hill                     +47.530s                   
                      Willow Image-Ferrari                                      
                4th   Michael Schumacher             +49.204s                   
                      Dodgem-Ferrari                                            
                5th   Jean Alesi                     +51.032s                   
                      Gui Racing-Ford                                           
                6th   Alexander Wurz              +1m 13.808s                   
                      J Racing-Ford                                             
                7th   Marc Gene                        -1 Lap                   
                      Maestro Mspt-Peugeot                                      
                8th   Giancarlo Fisichella             -1 Lap                   
                      AquinoPlus-Peugeot                                        
                9th   David Coulthard                  -1 Lap                   
                      Mason Mspt-Mercedes                                       
               10th   Johnny Herbert                   -1 Lap                   
                      VTR-Mecachrome                                            
               11th   Olivier Panis                    -1 Lap                   
                      J Racing-Ford                                             
               12th   Mika Salo                        -1 Lap                   
                      AquinoPlus-Peugeot                                        
               13th   Mark Blundell                    -1 Lap                   
                      Dark Wolf-Mugen                                           
               14th   Jan Magnussen                    -1 Lap                   
                      Dark Wolf-Mugen                                           
               15th   Bruno Junqueira                 -2 Laps                   
                      Maestro Mspt-Peugeot                                      
               16th   Kenny Brack                     -2 Laps                   
                      Willow Image-Ferrari                                      
               17th   Eddie Irvine               Transmission                   
                      VTR-Mecachrome                                            
               18th   Rubens Barrichello           Suspension                   
                      Pedersen-Mercedes                                         
               19th   Allan McNish                     Engine                   
                      FJR-Mecachrome                                            
               20th   Mika Hakkinen                    Engine                   
                      Dodgem-Ferrari                                            
               21st   Jos Verstappen                   Engine                   
                      FJR-Mecachrome                                            
               22nd   Juan-Pablo Montoya        Didn't Finish                   
                      Mason Mspt-Mercedes

Fastest Laps

                                 Driver Best Laps                               
                                                                               
                                 Canada - Montreal                              
                                     (69 Laps)                                  
                                                                               
                Pos   Driver                         Best Lap                   
                                                                                
                1st   Ralf Schumacher              1m 15.503s                   
                      Gui Racing-Ford                                           
                2nd   Jacques Villeneuve              +0.226s                   
                      Pedersen-Mercedes                                         
                3rd   Mika Hakkinen                   +0.313s                   
                      Dodgem-Ferrari                                            
                4th   Jean Alesi                      +0.552s                   
                      Gui Racing-Ford                                           
                5th   Michael Schumacher              +0.559s                   
                      Dodgem-Ferrari                                            
                6th   Jos Verstappen                  +0.689s                   
                      FJR-Mecachrome                                            
                7th   Damon Hill                      +0.691s                   
                      Willow Image-Ferrari                                      
                8th   Juan-Pablo Montoya              +0.699s                   
                      Mason Mspt-Mercedes                                       
                9th   Alexander Wurz                  +0.794s                   
                      J Racing-Ford                                             
               10th   Eddie Irvine                    +0.808s                   
                      VTR-Mecachrome                                            
               11th   Rubens Barrichello              +0.826s                   
                      Pedersen-Mercedes                                         
               12th   Allan McNish                    +0.918s                   
                      FJR-Mecachrome                                            
               13th   Johnny Herbert                  +1.110s                   
                      VTR-Mecachrome                                            
               14th   David Coulthard                 +1.113s                   
                      Mason Mspt-Mercedes                                       
               15th   Mika Salo                       +1.227s                   
                      AquinoPlus-Peugeot                                        
               16th   Giancarlo Fisichella            +1.279s                   
                      AquinoPlus-Peugeot                                        
               17th   Marc Gene                       +1.316s                   
                      Maestro Mspt-Peugeot                                      
               18th   Bruno Junqueira                 +1.405s                   
                      Maestro Mspt-Peugeot                                      
               19th   Olivier Panis                   +1.442s                   
                      J Racing-Ford                                             
               20th   Kenny Brack                     +1.934s                   
                      Willow Image-Ferrari                                      
               21st   Jan Magnussen                   +1.952s                   
                      Dark Wolf-Mugen                                           
               22nd   Mark Blundell                   +1.967s                   
                      Dark Wolf-Mugen

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