Driver Profiles 1998

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Car #1 Jacques Villeneuve (Canadian) Williams-Mecachrome (Renault) Goodyear Stats Races - 33 Wins - 11 Pole Positions - 13 Fastest Laps - 11 Podium Places - 19 Career Points - 159 1st Win European Grand Prix 1996 1997 - Williams-Renault 1st 1996 - Williams-Renault 2nd Career Higlights 1997 Formula 1 World Champion 1995 CART Indycar World Series 1995 Indianapolis 500 Winner 1994 Indycar Rookie of the Year

Car #2 Heinz-Harald Frentzen (German) Williams-Mecachrome (Renault) Goodyear Stats Races - 65 Wins - 1 Pole Positions - 1 Fastest Laps - 6 Podium Places - 8 Career Points - 71 Best Finish - 1st 1997 San Marino GP 1997 Williams-Renault 2nd 1996 Sauber-Ford Cosworth 12th 1995 Sauber-Ford Cosworth 9th 1994 Sauber-Mercedes Ilmor 13th Career Highlights 1988 German Formula Opel-Lotus Champion 1989 2nd German Formula 3 Championship won in Formula 3000 Japan 1993

Car #3 Michael Schumacher (German) Ferrari Goodyear Stats Races - 102 Wins - 27 Pole Positions - 17 Fastest Laps - 28 Podium Places - 54 Career Points - 440 1st win - 1992 Belgian Grand Prix 1997 Ferrari DSQ 1996 Ferrari 3rd 1995 Benetton-Renault 1st 1994 Benetton-Ford Cosworth 1st 1993 Benetton-Ford Cosworth 4th 1992 Benetton-Ford Cosworth 3rd 1991 Jordan-Ford Cosworth/Benetton-Ford Cosworth 12th Career Highlights 1994 Formula 1 World Champion 1995 Formula 1 World Champion 1990 German Formula 3 Champion 1988 German Formula Konig Champion 1990 won in World Sports Cars

Car #4 Eddie Irvine (Irish) Ferrari Goodyear Stats Races - 65 Podium Places - 7 Career Points - 52 Best Finish 2nd 1997 Argentine Grand Prix 1997 Ferrari 7th 1996 Ferrari 10th 1995 Jordan-Peugeot 12th 1994 Jordan-Hart 14th 1993 Jordan-Hart 20th Career Highlights 1987 British Formula Ford Champion 1987 Formula Ford Festival 1993 2nd Formula 3000 Japan

Car #5 Giancarlo Fisichella (Italian) Benetton-Mecachrome (Renault) Bridgestone Stats Races - 25 Fastest Laps - 1 Podium Places - 2 Career Points - 20 Best Finish - 2nd 1997 Belgian Grand Prix 1997 Jordan-Peugeot 8th 1996 Minardi-Cosworth Career Highlights 1994 Italian Formula 3 Champion

Car #6 Alexander Wurz (Austrian) Benetton-Mecachrome (Renault) Bridgestone Stats Races - 3 Podium Places - 1 Career Points - 4 Best Finish - 3rd 1997 British Grand Prix 1997 Benetton-Renault 14th Career Highlights 1996 Le Mans 24 Hour 1993 Austrian Formula 3 Champion 1992 German Formula Ford Champion 1994 2nd German Formula 3

Car #7 David Coulthard (British) McLaren-Mercedes Ilmor Bridgestone Stats Races - 58 Wins - 3 Pole Positions - 5 Fastest Laps - 5 Podium Places - 15 Career Points - 120 First Win - 1995 Portugese Grand Prix 1997 McLaren-Mercedes 3rd 1996 McLaren-Mercedes 7th 1995 Williams-Renault 3rd 1994 Williams-Renault 8th Career Highlights 1991 2nd British Formula 3

Car #8 Mika Hakkinen (Finnish) McLaren-Mercedes Ilmor Bridgestone Stats Races - 96 Wins - 1 Pole Positions - 1 Fastest Laps - 1 Podium Places - 16 Career Points - 118 First Win - 1997 European Grand Prix 1997 McLaren-Mercedes 5th 1996 McLaren-Mercedes 5th 1995 McLaren-Mercedes 7th 1994 McLaren-Peugeot 4th 1993 McLaren-Ford 15th 1992 Lotus-Ford 8th 1991 Lotus-Judd 15th Career Highlights 1990 British Formula 3 Champion 1988 Formula Opel Lotus Champion 1987 Scandinavian Formula Ford Champion

Car #9 Damon Hill (British) Jordan-Honda Mugen Goodyear Stats Races - 84 Wins - 21 Pole Positions - 20 Fastest Laps - 19 Podium Places - 41 Career Points - 333 First Win - 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix 1997 TWR Arrows-Yamaha 12th 1996 Williams-Renault 1st 1995 Williams-Renault 2nd 1994 Williams-Renault 2nd 1993 Williams-Renault 3rd 1992 Brabham-Judd Career Highlights 1996 Formula 1 World Champion

Car #10 Ralf Schumacher (German) Jordan-Honda Mugen Goodyear Stats Races - 17 Podium Places - 1 Career Points - 13 Best Finish - 3rd 1997 Argentine Grand Prix 1997 Jordan-Peugeot 11th Career Highlights 1996 Formula Nippon Champion 1995 2nd German Formula 3 Championship 1993 2nd ADAC Junior Formula Champion

Car #11 Olivier Panis (French) Prost-Peugeot Bridgestone Stats Races - 59 Wins - 1 Podium Places - 5 Career Points - 54 First Win - 1996 Monaco Grand Prix 1997 Prost-Honda 9th 1996 Ligier-Honda 9th 1995 Ligier-Honda 8th 1994 Ligier-Renault 11th Career Highlights 1993 Formula 3000 Champion 1989 Formula Renault Champion 1991 2nd French Formula 3 Chmapionship

Car #12 Jarno Trulli (Italian) Prost-Peugeot Bridgestone Stats Races - 14 career Points - 3 Best Finish - 4th 1997 German Grand Prix 1997 Prost-Peugeot 15th Career highlights 1996 German Formula 3 Champion 1991 World 100SA Kart Champion

Car #14 Jean Alesi (French) Sauber-Petronas (Ferrari) Goodyear Stats Races - 135 Wins - 1 Pole Positions - 2 Fastest Laps - 4 Podium Places - 31 Career Points - 221 First Win - 1995 Canadian Grand Prix 1997 Benetton-Renault 3rd 1996 Benetton-Renault 4th 1995 Ferrari 5th 1994 Ferrari 5th 1993 Ferrari 6th 1992 Ferrari 7th 1991 Ferrari 7th 1990 Tyrrell-Cosworth 9th 1989 Tyrrell-Cosworth 9th Career Highlights 1989 European Formula 3000 Champion 1987 2nd French Formula 3 Champion

Car #15 Johnny Herbert (British) Sauber-Petronas (Ferrari) Goodyear Stats Races - 113 Wins - 2 Podium Places - 5 Career Points - 82 First Win - 1995 British Grand Prix 1997 Sauber-Ferrari 10th 1996 Sauber-Ford 14th 1995 Benetton-Renault 4th 1994 Lotus-Honda / Ligier-Renault / Benetton-Ford 1993 Lotus-Cosworth 9th 1992 Lotus-Cosworth 14th 1991 Lotus-Judd 1990 Lotus-Lamborghini 1989 Benetton-Ford 14th Career Highlights 1987 British Formula 3 Champion 1985 Formula Ford Festival

Car #16 Pedro Paulo Diniz (Brazilian) TWR Arrows-Hart Bridgestone Stats Races - 50 Career Points - 4 Best finish - 5th Luxembourg Grand Prix 1997 TWR Arrows-Yamaha 16th 1996 Ligier-Honda 15th 1995 Forti Corse-Cosworth Career Highlights Podiums in F3000 1993 Podiums in UK F3 1992

Car #17 Mika Salo (Finnish) TWR Arrows-Hart Bridgestone Stats Races - 52 Career Points - 12 Best Finish - 5th 1995 Italian Gand Prix 1997 Tyrrell-Cosworth 16th 1996 Tyrrell-Yamaha 13th 1995 Tyrrell-Yamaha 14th 1994 Lotus-Honda Career Highlights 1990 2nd British Formula 3 Championship

Car #18 Rubens Barrichello (Brazilian) Stewart-Ford Cosworth Bridgestone Stats Races - 81 Pole Positions - 1 Podium Places - 3 Career Points - 56 Best finish - 2nd 1995 Candian Grand Prix 1997 Stewart-Ford 13th 1996 Jordan-Peugeot 8th 1995 Jordan-Peugeot 11th 1994 Jordan-Hart 6th 1993 Jordan-Hart 17th Career Highlights 1991 Britsh Formula 3 Champion 1990 Formula Opel-Lotus Champion

Car #19 Jan Magnussen (Danish) Stewart-Ford Cosworth Bridgestone Stats Races - 18 Best Finish - 7th 1997 Monaco Grand Prix 1997 Stewart-Ford 1995 McLaren-Mercedes Career Highlights 1994 British Formula 3 Champion 1992 Formula Ford Festival 1990 World Kart Champion

Car #20 Toranosuke Takagi (Japanese) Tyrrell-Cosworth Ford Goodyear Stats Races - 0 Career Highlights 1995 2nd Japanese Formula 3000 Championship

Car #21 Riccardo Rosset (Brazilian) Tyrrell-Cosworth Ford Bridgestone Stats Races - 16 Best Finish - 8th 1996 Hungarian Grand Prix 1997 Lola-Cosworth 1996 TWR Arrows-Hart

Car #22 Esteban Tuero (Argentinian) Minardi-Cosworth Ford Bridgestone Stats Races - 0 Career Highlights racing in Japan F3000

Car #23 Shinji Nakano (Japanese) Minardi-Cosworth Ford Bridgestone Stats Races - 17 Career Points - 2 Best Finish - 6th 1997 Canadian Grand Prix 1997 Prost-Honda 16th Career Highlights Racing in Japan F3000 and F3

that's the grid, enjoy Albert Park!!

Source: Australian Grand Prix Program Guide

Mark Jones Australian Motorsport Internet Bulletin www.ecn.net.au/~amib/home.htm

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Giancarlo Fisichella , Jarno Trulli , Ralf Schumacher , Johnny Herbert , Michael Schumacher , Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Rubens Barrichello , Jean Alesi , David Coulthard , Mika Hakkinen , Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve , Jan Magnussen , Alexander Wurz , Mika Salo , Tora Takagi , Shinji Nakano , Damon Hill , Esteban Tuero , Mark Jones
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , Sauber , McLaren , Williams , Benetton , Minardi , Jordan