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Benetton B198

Benetton B198
Category Formula One
Constructor Benetton
Team/s Mild Seven Benetton Playlife
Designer Nick Wirth
Drivers 5. Giancarlo Fisichella
6. Alexander Wurz
Chassis carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front) double carbon wishbones, pushrod, triple damper
Suspension (rear) double wishbones, pushrod, double damper
Engine Playlife (Renault), 71-degree V10
Gearbox Benetton six-speed longitudinal semi-automatic
Fuel Agip
Tyres Bridgestone
Debut 1998 Australian Grand Prix
Races competed 16
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 0
Pole positions 1
Fastest laps 1


The Benetton B198 was the car with which the Benetton Formula One team competed in the 1998 Formula One season. It was driven by Giancarlo Fisichella, who had moved from Jordan, and Alexander Wurz, who was in his first full season of F1 after deputising for the unwell Gerhard Berger in 1997.

After an encouraging start which saw the team take two podium finishes and a comfortable third place in the Constructors' Championship, the season petered out towards the end, resulting in sixth place, despite Fisichella taking his first pole position at the 1998 Austrian Grand Prix. The team partially blamed Bridgestone for favouring McLaren, who were the tyre supplier's top team at that time.

Complete Formula One results

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Points WCC
1998 Benetton Playlife V10 B AUS BRA ARG SMR ESP MON CAN FRA GBR AUT GER HUN BEL ITA LUX JPN 33 5th
Giancarlo Fisichella Ret 6 7 Ret Ret 2 2 9 5 Ret 7 8 Ret 8 6 8
Alexander Wurz 7 4 4 Ret 4 Ret 4 5 4 9 11 Ret Ret Ret 7 9




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B186 | B187 | B188 | B189 | B189B | B190 | B190B | B191 | B191B | B192 | B193 | B193B | B194 | B195 | B196 | B197 | B198 | B199 | B200 | B201


<center>Cars that competed in the 1998 Formula One season
McLaren MP4/13 • Ferrari F300 • Williams FW20 • Jordan 198 • Benetton B198 • Sauber C17 • Arrows A19 • Stewart SF02 • Prost AP01 • Minardi M198 • Tyrrell 026