The 1988 Formula One season was the first season of the Formula One career. It featured the 1988 FIA Formula One World Championship which commenced on 13th October 2013. Two titles were awarded, the Drivers championship and the Constructors championship.
For the first race of the season in Jacarepaguá lot of thing happen, Keranen wasn't able to put is car on the performance of Lotus, Prost and Laad. He made two run out of track before get a car failure, seem he doesnt get a race day like he got in qualification. Talk about Jednak who made a big crash earlier, we hope he doesnt get injured on the one and everyone are happy when one of his tyre doesnt hit the Alboreto car. Surely we avoid a tragic end. The Lotus team made a perfect race, both are first and second, they had a real good race pace and made some overtake spectacular. Prost miss the podium because his car look no more faster at the end and Levret and Laad had the oportunities to pass him. Let see the Interview.
At Imola a beautifull race happen this week-end. Old Wolf has get his first pole position yestersday on qualifying session just at front to Aidan Keranen who made also an other great qualification time. During the race, Old Wolf lead it almost an half before getting stuck behind slower car after his second pit stop. Keranen take the opportunities to take the lead after that and keeping it at the end. The race was really hard on engine, mention Saidy who made a great performance on qualification with his great 5th place had his engine blowed up, also for Prost, Levret and Gugelmin. Lotus team got really worst race week-end after their double on the podium in Jacarepagua.
Monaco was to be honest the most boring race since the start at Jacarepagua. Not a lot of overtake happen. Keranen was starting first and at the start, Mauri and Prost overtake him on the first curve. Berger get his get on the wall and was the only interesting happening on the race. Finally Boutsen win the race followed by Saidy who both made one stop strategy. Mauri finish 3rd. The fastest lap was driven by Ben Utzer in his Ferrari. But in the end he had bad luck and had to stop his car.
Mexico was a great race week-end, Berger start his week-end with his first pole position of the season on a wet track. For the race, its began on shower and storm and a lot of thing happen. Saidy stay stuck on sand after beeing go out of track on the first lap. He wasnt the only one to be at the same position. Almost half of the grid has going out of track and doesn't able to return on the tarmac. At the end, Said win his second race of the years and with this, he's now alone on first place in the standing. Five car remain to the finish line, Jednak score first point of he's season and also Owen who start 22nd with his 3rd place.
For the 5th round, we got a spectacular week-end. Start with the amazing qualification with a double on front line, Benetton got Boutsen first and the new recruit Lintner second. Not really far behing, Keranen did again a good qualification time. On race, we got a battle with Benetton driver, Boutsen push away Lintner after beeing overtake by is teamate. Some lap later, Boutsen miss a turn and loss all position and be the last one. The incident with Lintner wasnt the only one, Boutsen was on a lot of contact during the race. The Tyrrell driver lead some lap at the beginning and with a good pace, finish at the end second. Manolis Sigomanis got finally his first championship points with the 5th place. Mention Mauri who did a other podium place in 3 races with an other 3rd place. About two other recruit, Squire on Ligier got an Oil Leak on his Ligier and wasnt able to finish his first race. Kederer on Tyrrell finish 9th.
At Detroit, we got some surprise on qualification session, Mauri make the pole position followed by Jednak and Keranen. During the race, both Lotus driver retired the race with a crash for Said and Gearbox problem on Levret car's. Sasha Jednak got the lead all the way after Mauri got a puncture on one of his front wheel. Keranen look to got an other good race, but few lap after his pit stop, his pit crew doesnt screw properly one of his wheel and he got no more possibility to end his race with too much fibration and less handling on track. Jednak got his first win on Minardi and took him at the 3rd place on driver standing. Boutsen make some other dangerous thing on track and now he is on investigation.
At Paul Ricard the week-end was all the way for Tyrrell team. The new comer Tobi Kederer take his first pole position followed by Utzer on Ferrari, Laad on Arrows and his teamate Karenen. On the race, Kederer keep the lead and Keranen got his opportunities to take scond place soon on the race. No one during the race got any kind of car failure but fourth of them crash into the wall like Saidy, Mauri, Berger and Wolf. For the first time, an other driver took the lead on championship who Said was 1 st since the first GP. Tyrrell team got first and second place to also bring it up their team on top.
For finishing the first half of the season, we was at Silverstone, home of some driver and team. Rami Saidy did a great performance with the pole position followed by Boutsen. We need to mention two new driver was on the race. Firstly Fabio Terzi, an italian driver who took the place of Schneider with Zakspeed and Krisztian Lintner an hungarian replace Gugelmin on March. At the race, on first curve, Diaconescu ram into his own teamate Terzi to get the result both has need to retired. Few lap after, Boutsen did a stupid move again on Keranen and Squire has the chance to avoid any contact on this. Rami Saidy was able to took his first victory and Said regain his first place on the championship with his second place.
For the second half of the season, Arrows come really strong with SIgoulakis on pole position and nearly Laad. During the race, Mark Lintner got pushed and lost control just before first S curve to let him look like a bowling ball. On his strike, Mauri, Kederer, Wolf were out, Levret was sadly damaged. The race was great, at the end, Keranen on second place had no choice to pit to get a drink, like he said during the interview. He finish 6th, Jednak made an other great race with an other point scoring.
For the 10th race of the season at Hungaroring, Tyrrell team came again on top of the grid. Keranen got his third pole position of the season followed by Kederer. For the first time since few race, no crash happen on the first lap, everyone was able to do their race. Mauri had again a retirement with a car failure, not long after Keranen got a problem with his car also. Arrows team got lot of speed also on this week end but Laad got again something wrong on his car. Prost and Wolf had a fight during few laps on mid race and the result was both get crashed. Rami Saidy had a opportunity to be on the podium. The third place and all car between the 8th was stick together behind Saidy. Saidy defend pretty well his position but two laps before the end lost three places.
A stunning week-end we got in Belgium. Arrows team came again on top to fight with Tyrrell car. Eaux Rouge got the head of one driver on the first lap, Fred Owen had a spectacular crash but he survive without serious injuries. Keranen like usual was fast on his Tyrrell, but the car look to got not enough fiability to let him close an other victory. So Jimmy Laad had the first victory of the season and put him now on the race for the championship.
For Italy Grand Prix, Ben Herbert was the fastest driver in qualification session. We got two new driver for this race week-end, Hunsley who replace Berger in Ferrari and Goddard in McLaren. At the start of the Grand Prix, Keranen took the lead and Herbert on his side loose position lap after lap. The new comer Hunsley got his race ended with a crash. Everyone got stunning after spectacular crash of Kederer with Owen. The medical staff said he's a bit lost but no serious injuries was involve. The Italian race was won by Mauri followed by Levret who did a come back in the championship and Laad. Mention the good race of Goddard who finished 4th.
For the Portugal race, Sasha Jednak got his first pole position of the years on a rainy weather this week-end. On the race, he wasnt able to keep a good race pace to keep his first place so Jimmy Laad had this position almost all laps. Fred Owen at the beginning of the race had a collision with Goddard when his car return on the track after a loosing of control. Keranen who start 15th was always fast all around the race and climb up lap after lap to go his second win of the season after Laad got a loose wheel on his car. Said got the second place. The driver championship still close and almost everyone had a chance to win the title.
For the 14th race of the season, we got an other strong race week end for Aidan Keranen who did for an other time the pole position on rain. On the race, he keep the same speed he got all the week-end. Ben Utzer got his engine blowed up sooner in the race and close a bad week end for him. The rain come on track and some interested thing happen. Karenan and Wolf keep their slick and all other change up for heavy rain wear. Wolf wont be able to test his choice when is car got a trottle problem. Keranen have almost lost his first place at the end, but Sigoulakis lost control 2 laps before the end.
Japan Suzuka held the 15th race of the season, Aidan was able to get an other pole position to get a good place to win the championship, Omer the other contender wasnt able to do better than a 22th place. For the race, we got a really wet track, Aidan was able to keep his position to finish first and get the driver championship. Jimmy Laad got a good climb up but his trottle got a fail a got retired.
For the last race of the season, Aidan Keranen keep again is mind on track after his championship win and make again the pole followed by Kederer and Krisztian Lintner. During the race, not a lot of thing happen, Keranen keep the leading with Kederer, Laad climb up lap after lap until getting the second place after the Ford engine of Kederer burn out. Levret and Said try to reach top 6 and both was able but Said got a broken suspension and need it to retired, also for Sigoulakis. With this both retire, Herbert and Mauri got final place to get point. Lintner finish on the podium with Laad and Keranen and got his first point of the season on the last race.
For the 1988 season, at the beginning Lotus came strong with Omer Said and Sebastien Levret. We got a tie on the driver championship long time before get one who decide to score more than 9 point. Again its was Said who did that. Arrows got some good performance but they did more well at the second half of the season when their both driver was a contender for the championship. Tyrrell got a slow start, Kederer help them on first half with regular scoring point position and finally Keranen cumulate victory to get his first championship win. McLaren, Ferrari didnt get it well on this season and mention Minardi team with Sasha Jednak was able to put Minardi alone on a good final standing position.
Drivers and ConstructorsEdit
The following drivers and constructors competed in the 1988 season.
1988 Drivers Championship StandingsEdit
1988 Constructors Championship StandingsEdit
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