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1898 Grand Prix Season
Photo Credit: Le Sport universel illustré, 16 juillet 1898, p.463.
Champion Constructor: None
Putative Constructor: Panhard et Levassor Daimler (FR,0,3)
Champion Driver: None
Putative Driver: Fernand Charron (FR,0,1)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model 8HP, 2.41-liter, four-cylinder inline Daimler, eight-valve, electronic ignition, four-speed, aluminum-ladder chassis, 18 horsepower (Arthur Krebs).

Panhard et Levassor continues its way in 1898 with its unflappable eight-horsepower engine. German engineer Rudolf Diesel receives a patent for his diesel engine design in August. New Suppliers: American Goodyear. New Racing Makes: French Renault. French Gobron-Brillié. American F.B. Stearns. Racing Evolution: Greater than two-liter displacement engines. Electronic ignition for purpose racing (Panhard et Levassor).

HeM applies the Putative Model to all racing seasons for two primary purposes: First, to effectively normalize all racing seasons for empirical comparison across the decades, and second, to step clear of series organizers which score season championships primarily out of commercial interest or to attract manufacturer participation. The Putative Model simply scores all seasons in the same fashion as a standard track and field meeting, with the only purpose of tracking what takes place at the finishing stripe If the Putative Champion differs from the nominal Series Champion, please note the (SC) notation below.

Panhard Levassor Daimler94     Charron32
Peugeot33     C. de Knyff20
Daimler28     Loysel (v)14
De Dion (v)22     Leys12
Bollee (v)19     Ehrenfreud (v)12
Benz18     Eldin12
     Bauer12
     Hermann12

Noteworthy 1898 Races

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