McLaren-Mercedes: Häkkinen is world champion

  • Date
    1 November 1998
  • Description
    Mika Häkkinen claims victory in the McLaren-Mercedes MP4-13 at the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, the final race of a season which has taken the excitement of Formula One to new levels, and in which the Finnish driver is crowned Formula One world champion. The West McLaren-Mercedes team takes the constructors’ title.
After 43 years a racing car with a Mercedes-Benz engine clinched the World Championship. 1998 Formula One world champion Mika Häkkinen with his team and senior management from Daimler-Benz AG.
Formula 1 Championship 1998
In 1998 and 1999, Mika Häkkinen won the Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship. Together with his teammate David Coulthard, the Finn also won the Constructors' World Championship for McLaren-Mercedes in the season of 1998.
Japanese Grand Prix 1998