The second entry on our countdown for a 1998 season machine may well be a controversial choice in itself as the new narrow track regulations that made the cars seem smaller and in the eyes of some, less aggressive did not go down well with some fans. Also, it means the Jordan 191 (a regular in these kind of lists is not going to be listed. Too obvious).
2) Benson & Hedges Jordan Mugen Honda 198, 1998
The car itself proved a success too. After a difficult start to the season the car and Damon came good, winning in Belgium after Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard’s now famous crash at Spa. Hill had one more season with Jordan then headed for retirement whilst Hills 1998 teammate, Ralf Schumacher headed to Williams to enjoy the most successful period of his career, winning 6 grand prix.
The Jordan 198 is on display at the Donnington grand prix museum and is a rare example of a modern era F1 car with significant historical prominence on display and outside of team ownership.
Here’s Damon Hill and Ralf Schumacher finishing first and second in that famous race in the rain, at Spa!