Sunday, August 2, 1998 Published at 15:03 GMT 16:03 UK
Hakkinen wins in German Grand Prix
Familiar sight: Hakkinen first, Coulthard second
His McLaren team-mate David Coulthard came second - just four-tenths of a second behind - as the McLaren-Mercedes duo celebrated resigning for the team with their fifth one-two finish of the season.
Jacques Villeneuve was third in his Williams for his first podium finish of the season.
Former world champion Damon Hill scored his first points for almost a year, coming fourth in his Jordan.
The race was a disappointment for Germany's Michael Schumacher. He trailed in fifth position in his Ferrari.
After his worst qualifying performance of the season when he had only the ninth fastest time, Schumacher did well to finish in the points at all.
Ferrari's Eddie Irvine was eighth leaving the Italian team well behind in the race for the constructors' championship in which McLaren have a 26 points lead with five races to go.
Pit stop trouble
Hakkinen's victory was his sixth this season and only the seventh in a career of over 90 grand prix.
That lap was the only one Hakkinen did not lead in a race that was something of a procession.
Afterwards the Finn revealed the only time he felt he was going to lose the race was on that pit-stop.
Coulthard said: "I made a slight mistake on my entrance to the garage and I knew then I would lose whatever advantage I had."
Schumacher's great start
Michael Schumacher blasted off from ninth position, moving up to seventh immediately.
Schumacher dived across to the other side of the track to avoid hitting Wurz, with Heinz-Harald Frentzen in the Williams fortunate not to have his nose cone removed in the process.
From that point on, however, there was little for the 130,000 German crowd to cheer.
Michael Schumacher was bitterly disappointed.
He said: "We knew we had to improve the car after qualifying but as you saw it wasn't good enough. There was nothing more we could do."
Villeneuve keeps on working
Despite heading to British American Racing at the end of the season, outgoing world champion Jacques Villeneuve is still giving his all for Williams.
He was happy to be in the top three again - although a slight mechanical problem prevented any further progress.
He said: "It felt great. I was able to keep up with the two McLarens and I was trying to push hard. But then seven laps from the end something broke on my car and I had to slow down. It was a great shame."
As for Hill, the 1996 world champion had struggled in the previous 10 races of this campaign, leading to constant speculation about his future with Jordan.
With a smile he said: "It was a fighting finish.
"I was well up there and I even had the possibility of getting onto the podium. But I think the team can be very satisfied and everyone is happy here."
His team boss Eddie Jordan admitted he was relieved: "Three races ago who would have thought we would have three successive races in the points, particularly culminating in this, a fourth and a sixth. It was a great drive from both drivers."
1. Mika Hakkinen - McLaren - 1hr 20m 47.984sec
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