11-01-1998, 07:34 PM
No champion again for Schumacher and Ferrari this year. :( Very bad luck for him during the race. He stalled his engine (not his fault) and was put at the very end of the entire gird. It was amazing how he managed to get up to 3rd position by driving extermely hard and never gave up. Sadly his tire blew up. It was very nice of Schumacher to be the 1st one to congratulate Hakkinen after Hakkinen won the race and the championship. <p>Kevin C.<br>Silver 1.8TQM
11-02-1998, 05:25 AM
I was looking forward to seeing a great head to head battle; too bad Shumacher had to start in the back. It was still pretty exciting to see him fight his way toward the front, though. I guess he locked up the brakes a little to much (I personally thought the right front tire would go before the rear one did).<p>CraigB
11-02-1998, 07:32 AM
I am from Suzuka Mie, Japan?<br>My house is located only 20 minutes from the<br>circuit. When I was a child I used get on the<br>kart and ride it on the part of circuit.<br>It is always nice to see my hometown on TV.<p>just wanted to let you all know...<p>Uzanak
11-02-1998, 03:23 PM
Here's the latest news from Atlas F1<p>Monday November 2nd, 1998 <p>Michael Schumacher's chances of winning the World Championship were virtually over, when he stalled his Ferrari engine at the second start of yesterday's Japanese Grand Prix. Later on it was revealed, that his engine stalled due to overheat in the car, which caused a hydraulics problem in the clutch. Furthermore, it seems that the Ferrari crew are at fault here, having attended Schumacher's car too late when the first start was aborted. <p>Mika Hakkinen, whose McLaren mechanics were quick to push dry ice into his car's sidepods, said: "I wondered where Michael's mechanics were because they seemed slow and the cars get really hot out there. You can feel the heat off the engine<br>in the cockpit." <p>The Ferrari team made no comment about this as yet.
11-02-1998, 10:30 PM
I thought it was quite an exciting race to watch. The fight for second in drivers points came down to the last minute. Vasser's sling-shot pass on Greg Moore on the last lap restart was so exciting to watch, and Zanardi helping teammate Vasser by holding the traffic back on that last lap was a great display of team spirit. Andretti's crash was pretty spectacular as well. (at those speeds, wouldn't expect anything less). Still can't figure out what happened with Paul Tracy when he went off course on a restart. <p>What a season for the Target/Chip Ganassi team!<p><br>James Wu<br>A4 Club of Vancouver<br>1998 Black/Onyx 1.8tqa<ul><li><a href="http://avant.extreme.com/va4">A4 Club of Vancouver</a></li></ul>
11-03-1998, 01:58 AM
I watched Sunday's race on TV even though I had Suite Passes for Sunday. You see, watching Saturday's Indy Lites race, I got dizzy turning around in circles watching the cars on the oval. It is rather boring to see cars go in circles. I am a raod racer, and like to watch road racing, not left turn only races. As a matter of fact, the winner of the Indy Lites when interviewed, even said he does not care for oval racing!<p>Also, as I always loved Lotus, even though they are no longer in F1, I still prefer F1 in open wheel racing. But then, after watching the FIA GT Races at Laguna Seca the previous weekend (which is what I LIKE to watch), I just could not stomach oval racing at all! Oh those Panoz and Mercedes CLK GT's!!!!!!