1
Ayrton Senna
McLaren
90 pts
2
Alain Prost
McLaren
87 pts
3
Gerhard Berger
Ferrari
41 pts
1
McLaren
199 pts
Ayrton Senna is the 1988 Formula 1 World Champion. Senna won 8 out of 16 races and scored a total of 90 points. With 3 points behind Alain Prost finished the season in second place and Nelson Piquet as third. McLaren won the 1988 Formula 1 constructor championship, with a total of 199 points.
The season started with the 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix on April 3rd. The last race of the season was the 1988 Australian Grand Prix on November 13th.
Number of races
16 races
First race
Brazilian Grand Prix (April 3rd)
Last race
Australian Grand Prix (November 13th)
Most wins
Ayrton Senna (8)
Most pole positions
Ayrton Senna (13)
Most podiums
Alain Prost (14)
Most top 5 finishes
Alain Prost (14)
Most points finishes
Alain Prost (14)
Most DNF's
Nigel Mansell (12)

1988 standings

Pos Driver Car Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1
Ayrton Senna
McLaren 8 11 90
2
Alain Prost
McLaren 7 14 87 -3
3
Gerhard Berger
Ferrari 1 5 41 -49
4
Thierry Boutsen
Benetton 5 27 -63
5
Michele Alboreto
Ferrari 3 24 -66
6
Nelson Piquet
Team Lotus 3 22 -68
7
Ivan Capelli
March 2 17 -73
8
Derek Warwick
Arrows 17 -73
9
Nigel Mansell
Williams 2 12 -78
10
Alessandro Nannini
Benetton 2 12 -78
11
Riccardo Patrese
Williams 8 -82
12
Eddie Cheever
Arrows 1 6 -84
13
Maurício Gugelmin
March 5 -85
14
Jonathan Palmer
Tyrrell 5 -85
15
Andrea de Cesaris
Rial 3 -87
16
Satoru Nakajima
Team Lotus 1 -89
17
Pierluigi Martini
Minardi 1 -89
18
Yannick Dalmas
Larrousse 0 -90
19
Alex Caffi
Dallara 0 -90
20
Martin Brundle
Williams 0 -90
21
Philippe Streiff
AGS 0 -90
22
Luis Pérez-Sala
Minardi 0 -90
23
Gabriele Tarquini
Coloni 0 -90
24
Philippe Alliot
Larrousse 0 -90
25
Stefan Johansson
Ligier 0 -90
26
Julian Bailey
Tyrrell 0 -90
27
Nicola Larini
Osella 0 -90
28
René Arnoux
Ligier 0 -90
29
Stefano Modena
Euro Brun 0 -90
30
Jean-Louis Schlesser
Williams 0 -90
31
Bernd Schneider
Zakspeed 0 -90
32
Oscar Larrauri
Euro Brun 0 -90
33
Piercarlo Ghinzani
Zakspeed 0 -90
34
Adrián Campos
Minardi 0 -90
35
Aguri Suzuki
Larrousse 0 -90
36
Pierre-Henri Raphanel
Larrousse 0 -90
Pos Team Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1 McLaren 15 25 199
2 Ferrari 1 8 65 -134
3 Benetton 7 39 -160
4 Team Lotus 3 23 -176
5 Arrows 1 23 -176
6 March 2 22 -177
7 Williams 2 20 -179
8 Tyrrell 5 -194
9 Rial 3 -196
10 Minardi 1 -198
11 Larrousse 0 -199
12 Dallara 0 -199
13 AGS 0 -199
14 Coloni 0 -199
15 Ligier 0 -199
16 Osella 0 -199
17 Euro Brun 0 -199
18 Zakspeed 0 -199

1988 schedule

Date Race Winner 2nd 3rd Pole position
Apr 3rd
Brazilian Grand Prix
#11 Alain Prost
Gerhard Berger
Nelson Piquet
Ayrton Senna
May 1st
San Marino Grand Prix
#12 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Nelson Piquet
Ayrton Senna
May 15th
Monaco Grand Prix
#11 Alain Prost
Gerhard Berger
Michele Alboreto
Ayrton Senna
May 29th
Mexican Grand Prix
#11 Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
Gerhard Berger
Ayrton Senna
Jun 12th
Canadian Grand Prix
#12 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Thierry Boutsen
Ayrton Senna
Jun 19th
Detroit Grand Prix
#12 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Thierry Boutsen
Ayrton Senna
Jul 3rd
French Grand Prix
#11 Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
Michele Alboreto
Alain Prost
Jul 10th
British Grand Prix
#12 Ayrton Senna
Nigel Mansell
Alessandro Nannini
Gerhard Berger
Jul 24th
German Grand Prix
#12 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Gerhard Berger
Ayrton Senna
Aug 7th
Hungarian Grand Prix
#12 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Thierry Boutsen
Ayrton Senna
Aug 28th
Belgian Grand Prix
#12 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Ivan Capelli
Ayrton Senna
Sep 11th
Italian Grand Prix
#28 Gerhard Berger
Michele Alboreto
Eddie Cheever
Ayrton Senna
Sep 25th
Portuguese Grand Prix
#11 Alain Prost
Ivan Capelli
Thierry Boutsen
Alain Prost
Oct 2nd
Spanish Grand Prix
#11 Alain Prost
Nigel Mansell
Alessandro Nannini
Ayrton Senna
Oct 30th
Japanese Grand Prix
#12 Ayrton Senna
Alain Prost
Thierry Boutsen
Ayrton Senna
Nov 13th
Australian Grand Prix
#11 Alain Prost
Ayrton Senna
Nelson Piquet
Ayrton Senna