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Old 1st April 2005, 23:37   #1
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This for me is the most memorable race I've ever seen. There are soooo many events that took place in this race. And two of the events are very very shocking. A sight one wouldn't expect to see. Some of us will know of this, but most must've not watched F1 in 1998. It is also one of the main reasons I hate David Coulthard.

Some events in Spa 1998 that I can still remember:
  • It was one of the wettest days in Formula One.

  • Race starts, 13 cars crash in the first lap and there is sooooo much debris flying everywhere and all over the track. This is because of just one car, McLaren Mercedes driven by David Coulthard who spun and hit the wall, the car came in between the other cars and resulted in total chaos. Race stopped. Some teams lost both cars in this incident.
    Video - http://videofiles1.f1gp.ru/1123456/98/spa/spa1.mpg

  • Race restarted!! Again a McLaren spins, this time Mika Hakkinen's McLaren and only 1 car goes out I guess. The same lap Coulthard collides with another driver and he pits. Safety car out! Laps later race is restarted.
    Video - http://videofiles1.f1gp.ru/1123456/98/spa/spa2.mpg

  • Jacques Villeneuve in his Winfield Williams has a horrific crash.
    Video - http://videofiles1.f1gp.ru/1123456/98/spa/spa_vilq.mpg

  • Michael Schumacher is in first position with I guess a 35-40 sec advantage. David Coulthard is last. Michael Schumacher is about to lap him but David does something astonishing. He slows down considerably and Schumacher misjudges him. Schumacher's right front tyre makes contact with David's car. The front tyre is ripped off from the car. Schumacher regains control of the car, it was a dangerous thing which may have killed him. Schumacher continues on three wheels along with David Coulthard back to the pit. Schumacher is shockingly faster on the three wheels than David on four.
    Video - http://videofiles1.f1gp.ru/1123456/98/spa/spa15.mpg

  • Schumacher and David enter their respective pits and get out of their cars. Schumacher was furious with David. He gets out of the car, goes right up to the McLaren pit to have a strict word with David. Both teams try to seperate the drivers from coming in contact, to prevent a physical fight.
    Video - http://videofiles1.f1gp.ru/1123456/98/spa/spa12.mpg

  • David rejoins race however.

  • Jordan wins their first race at Spa 1998. Driver - Damon Hill.


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That contact with David Coulthard cost Michael Schumacher 1998 F1 championship ..
He was leading comfortably and was about to lap DC .. If he had won that race he would have taken quite a comfortable lead in WDC points table and Mika Would ahve had a tough time clawing back that lead .... BUT alas it was not to be Michaels year .......
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yes and to top it all Suzuka 1998, the last race of the season went worst.
  • Schumacher had a problem at the grid and was shifted to the last.
  • First corner itself he overtakes about 7-8 cars.
  • He makes his way back to 5-6th position.
  • Tyre burst.
  • Schumacher gets out of his car and sits on the concrete fencing close by with his head down. Third time I guess he lost the championship at Suzuka.
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yes and to top it all Suzuka 1998, the last race of the season went worst.
  • Schumacher had a problem at the grid and was shifted to the last.
  • First corner itself he overtakes about 7-8 cars.
  • He makes his way back to 5-6th position.
  • Tyre burst.
  • Schumacher gets out of his car and sits on the concrete fencing close by with his head down. Third time I guess he lost the championship at Suzuka.
I believe he was running 3rd when his tyre burst, man what a drive from last to 3rd.
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that was the last of Goodyear. What a bad ending.
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Gordan,
you forgot to mention that the reason Mika spun was cause Eddie Irvin ferrari touched the rear of the Mika's Mclaren.

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What a race that was! My favourite part of the race was Eddie Jordan jumping like a mad man at the end!

Was almost matched in terms of drama by Interlagos '03.
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