1988 Japan Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Suzuka circuit. Full information

1988 Japan Grand Prix poster

1988 Japan Grand Prix poster

1988 Japan Grand Prix

1988 Japan Grand Prix is 467th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Suzuka circuit. Ayrton Senna won the pole position and this race. This was his 14th victory. Alain Prost and Thierry Boutsen also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 51 laps (299 km).

Previous race: 1988 Spain Grand Prix
Next race: 1988 Australia Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1988 Japan Grand Prix

69th victory for the McLaren team
14th victory for the Ayrton Senna
35th podium for the Ayrton Senna
68th podium for the Alain Prost
7th podium for the Thierry Boutsen

Ayrton Senna - Winner of the 1988 Japan Grand Prix

Ayrton Senna - Winner of the 1988 Japan Grand Prix

1988 Japan Grand Prix

1988 Japan Grand Prix

McLaren MP4/4 - 1988 Japan Grand Prix winner

McLaren MP4/4 - 1988 Japan Grand Prix winner

1988 Japan Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Ayrton Senna 9.00  1h 33m 26.173s  ( 191.880 km/h ) 51 Honda Marlboro McLaren
2 Alain Prost 6.00  1h 33m 39.536s  ( +13.363s ) 51 Honda Marlboro McLaren
3 Thierry Boutsen 4.00  1h 34m 02.282s  ( +36.109s ) 51 Benetton Formula Ltd
4 Gerhard Berger 3.00  1h 34m 52.887s  ( +1m 26.714s ) 51 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
5 Alessandro Nannini 2.00  1h 34m 56.776s  ( +1m 30.603s ) 51 Benetton Formula Ltd
6 Riccardo Patrese 1.00  1h 35m 03.788s  ( +1m 37.615s ) 51 Canon Williams Team
7 Satoru Nakajima 0   50 Camel Team Lotus Honda
8 Philippe Streiff 0   50 AGS Racing
9 Philippe Alliot 0   50 Larrousse & Calmels F1
10 Mauricio Gugelmin 0   50 Leyton House March Racing Team
11 Michele Alboreto 0   50 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
12 Jonathan Palmer 0   50 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
13 Pierluigi Martini 0   49 Lois Minardi Team
14 Julian Bailey 0   49 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
15 Luis Perez-Sala 0   49 Lois Minardi Team
16 Aguri Suzuki 0   48 Larrousse & Calmels F1
17 René Arnoux 0   48 Ligier Loto
ab Andrea De Cesaris 0  Overheating 36 Rial Racing
ab Eddie Cheever 0  Fuel injection 35 USF&G Arrows Megatron
ab Nelson Piquet 0  Driver ill 34 Camel Team Lotus Honda
ab Nicola Larini 0  Brakes 34 Osella Squadra Corse
ab Nigel Mansell 0  Collision 24 Canon Williams Team
ab Alex Caffi 0  Spin 22 BMS Scuderia Italia
ab Ivan Capelli 0  Electrics 19 Leyton House March Racing Team
ab Derek Warwick 0  Accident 16 USF&G Arrows Megatron
ab Bernd Schneider 0  Driver unfit 14 West Zakspeed Racing
nq Piercarlo Ghinzani 0     West Zakspeed Racing
nq Stefan Johansson 0     Ligier Loto
npq Gabriele Tarquini 0     Coloni SpA
nq Oscar Larrauri 0     Eurobrun Racing
nq Stefano Modena 0     Eurobrun Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1988 Japan Grand Prix on the Suzuka circuit

Position Name Result Team
1 Ayrton Senna 1'41''853 Honda Marlboro McLaren
2 Alain Prost 1'42''177 Honda Marlboro McLaren
3 Gerhard Berger 1'43''353 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
4 Ivan Capelli 1'43''605 Leyton House March Racing Team
5 Nelson Piquet 1'43''693 Camel Team Lotus Honda
6 Satoru Nakajima 1'43''693 Camel Team Lotus Honda
7 Derek Warwick 1'43''816 USF&G Arrows Megatron
8 Nigel Mansell 1'43''893 Canon Williams Team
9 Michele Alboreto 1'43''972 Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
10 Thierry Boutsen 1'44''499 Benetton Formula Ltd
11 Riccardo Patrese 1'44''555 Canon Williams Team
12 Alessandro Nannini 1'44''611 Benetton Formula Ltd
13 Mauricio Gugelmin 1'45''138 Leyton House March Racing Team
14 Andrea De Cesaris 1'45''558 Rial Racing
15 Eddie Cheever 1'45''845 USF&G Arrows Megatron
16 Jonathan Palmer 1'45''916 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
17 Pierluigi Martini 1'46''449 Lois Minardi Team
18 Philippe Streiff 1'46''486 AGS Racing
19 Philippe Alliot 1'46''521 Larrousse & Calmels F1
20 Aguri Suzuki 1'46''920 Larrousse & Calmels F1
21 Alex Caffi 1'46''982 BMS Scuderia Italia
22 Luis Perez-Sala 1'47''134 Lois Minardi Team
23 René Arnoux 1'47''193 Ligier Loto
24 Nicola Larini 1'47''547 Osella Squadra Corse
25 Bernd Schneider 1'47''599 West Zakspeed Racing
26 Julian Bailey 1'48''589 Tyrrell Racing Organisation
27 Stefan Johansson 1'48''716 Ligier Loto
28 Oscar Larrauri 1'49''265 Eurobrun Racing
29 Piercarlo Ghinzani 1'49''706 West Zakspeed Racing
30 Stefano Modena 1'49''810 Eurobrun Racing
31 Gabriele Tarquini 1'52''234 Coloni SpA

List of all cars for the 1988 Japan Grand Prix on the Suzuka circuit

March 881

Judd CV V8 3.5

Zakspeed 881

Zakspeed 1500/4 L4 t 1.5

Lotus 100T

Honda RA168E V6 t 1.5

Eurobrun ER188

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Ferrari F187/88C

Ferrari 033E V6 t 1.5

Rial ARC1

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Arrows A10B

Megatron M12/13 L4 t 1.5

McLaren MP4/4

Honda RA168E V6 t 1.5

Tyrrell 017

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Dallara 188

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Lola LC88

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Minardi M188

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Benetton B188

Ford Cosworth DFR V8 3.5

AGS JH23

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Williams FW12

Judd CV V8 3.5

Coloni FC188B

Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3.5

Ligier JS31

Judd CV V8 3.5

Osella FA1L

Osella 890T V8 t 1.5