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Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 30 October 1988
Start time14:00
Event Japanese GP
Circuit Suzuka
Event FormatRace of 51 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#15 of 16 in 1988
#467 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps51
Circuit Perimeter5859 m
Race Distance5859 × 51 = 298.809 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Cold, Wet
Participants
Entries31
Qualifiers26
Finishers17
DebutantsAguri Suzuki (Driver)
MilestonesCastrol – 500th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 7th Place Finishes Lotus (39),
2. Highest 16th Place Finish Ratio Aguri Suzuki (100.00%),
3. Most Race Wins in a Season Ayrton Senna (8),
4. Most 3rd Place Finishes in a Season Thierry Boutsen (5),
5. Most Races Led Alain Prost (54),
6. Most 2nd Place Qualifications in a Season Alain Prost (9),
7. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a Season Ferrari (9),
8. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a Season Gerhard Berger (8)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (523),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (391),
3. Most Retirements Lotus (493),
4. Most Podium Finishes Alain Prost (68),
5. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Alain Prost (82),
6. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Alain Prost (82),
7. Most 4th Place Finishes Ferrari (95),
8. Most 14th Place Finishes Tyrrell (12),
9. Most Race Wins in a Season McLaren (14),
10. Most Race Entries Lotus (1138),
11. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify Gabriele Tarquini (6),
12. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Alain Prost (32),
13. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (110),
14. Most 9th Place Qualifications Ferrari (56),
15. Most 11th Place Qualifications Riccardo Patrese (13),
16. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a Season Coloni (6),
17. Most Failures to Pre-Qualify in a Season Gabriele Tarquini (6),
18. Most Poles in a Season McLaren (14),
19. Most Poles in a Season Ayrton Senna (12)

World Championship standings
1  Ayrton Senna 87 up
2  Alain Prost 84 up
3  Gerhard Berger 41 
4  Thierry Boutsen 25 up
5  Michele Alboreto 24 up
6  NÚlson Piquet 18 
7  Derek Warwick 17 
8  Ivan Capelli 16 
9  Nigel Mansell 12 
10  Alessandro Nannini 12 
11  Eddie Cheever 6 
12  Mauricio Gugelmin 5 
13  Jonathan Palmer 5 
14  Riccardo Patrese 5 
15  Andrea de Cesaris 3 
16  Satoru Nakajima 1 
  Pierluigi Martini 1 
1  McLaren / Honda 184 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 65 
3  Benetton / Ford 37 
4  Arrows / Megatron 23 
5  March / Judd 21 
6  Lotus / Honda 19 
7  Williams / Judd 17 
8  Tyrrell / Ford 5 
9  Rial / Ford 3 
10  Minardi / Ford 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 12Car 12
EntrantHonda Marlboro McLarenHonda Marlboro McLarenHonda Marlboro McLaren
Driver Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna Ayrton Senna
Car McLaren MP4/4 McLaren MP4/4 McLaren MP4/4
EngineHonda 1.5 V6THonda 1.5 V6THonda 1.5 V6T
Time1:33'26.1731'41.8531'46.326
Speed191.880 km/h207.087 km/h198.375 km/h