1997 FIA GT Hockenheim 4 Hours

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The 1997 FIA GT Hockenheim 4 Hours was the inaugural race of the FIA GT Championship, which had replaced the former BPR Global GT Series in 1997. It was run at the Hockenheimring on April 13, 1997.

Official results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 GT1 8 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Finland JJ Lehto
United Kingdom Steve Soper
McLaren F1 GTR M 113
BMW S70 6.0L V12
2 GT1 3 United Kingdom Gulf Team Davidoff
United Kingdom GTC Racing
France Jean-Marc Gounon
France Pierre-Henri Raphanel
McLaren F1 GTR M 113
BMW S70 6.0L V12
3 GT1 2 United Kingdom Gulf Team Davidoff
United Kingdom GTC Racing
Germany Thomas Bscher
Denmark John Nielsen
McLaren F1 GTR M 112
BMW S70 6.0L V12
4 GT1 6 Germany Porsche AG Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
Belgium Thierry Boutsen
Porsche 911 GT1 M 112
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
5 GT1 16 Germany Roock Racing Germany Ralf Kelleners
France Yannick Dalmas
Porsche 911 GT1 M 111
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
6 GT1 18 Germany Schübel Rennsport Portugal Pedro Lamy
France Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT1 M 110
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
7 GT1 22 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Italy Pierluigi Martini
Italy Christian Pescatori
Porsche 911 GT1 P 110
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
8 GT1 21 Germany Kremer Racing France Christophe Bouchut
Germany Klaus Ludwig
Sweden Carl Rosenblad
Porsche 911 GT1 G 110
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
9 GT1 17 France JB Racing France Emmanuel Collard
Germany Jürgen von Gartzen
Porsche 911 GT1 M 109
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
10 GT2 51 France Viper Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
France Philippe Gache
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 105
Chrysler 8.0L V10
11 GT1 4 United Kingdom David Price Racing United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United Kingdom James Weaver
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G 105
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
12 GT2 52 France Viper Team Oreca United States Tommy Archer
United Kingdom Justin Bell
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 104
Chrysler 8.0L V10
13 GT2 56 Germany Roock Racing Germany Claudia Hürtgen
Switzerland Bruno Eichmann
Portugal Ni Amorim
Porsche 911 GT2 M 104
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
14 GT1 25 France BBA Compétition France Jean-Luc Maury-Laribière
France Olivier Thévenin
McLaren F1 GTR D 104
BMW S70 6.1L V12
15 GT2 68 Italy Rennsport Italia Italy Angelo Zadra
Italy Marco Brand
Italy Leonardo Maddalena
Porsche 911 GT2  ? 102
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
16 GT1 19 Germany Martin Veyhle Racing (MVR) Germany Gerd Ruch
Germany Alexander Burgstaller
Germany Alexander Grau
McLaren F1 GTR G 102
BMW S70 6.1L V12
17 GT2 67 Germany Konrad Motorsport France Michel Ligonnet
Switzerland Toni Seiler
Italy Marco Spinelli
Porsche 911 GT2 P 101
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
18 GT2 63 Germany Krauss Motorsport Germany Bernhard Müller
Germany Michael Trunk
Porsche 911 GT2 P 101
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
19 GT2 72 Switzerland Elf Haberthur Racing France Jean-Claude Lagniez
France Guy Martinolle
Porsche 911 GT2 D 100
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
20 GT2 64 Germany Kremer Racing Spain Tomás Saldaña
Spain Alfonso de Orléans
Porsche 911 GT2 G 100
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
21 GT2 73 Germany Seikel Motorsport Italy Ruggero Grassi
Italy Renato Mastropietro
Germany Fred Rosterg
Porsche 911 GT2  ? 99
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
22 GT2 69 Germany Proton Competition Germany Gerold Ried
Germany Ernst Gschwender
France Patrick Vuillaume
Porsche 911 GT2 P 99
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
23 GT2 58 France Estoril Racing Portugal Manuel Monteiro
France Michel Monteiro
Porsche 911 GT2  ? 98
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
24 GT2 62 Switzerland Stadler Motorsport Switzerland Uwe Sick
Switzerland Denis Lay
Germany Axel Röhr
Porsche 911 GT2 P 98
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
25 GT2 57 Germany Roock Racing France François Lafon
France Jean-Marc Smadja
France Stéphane Ortelli
Porsche 911 GT2 M 96
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
26 GT2 70 Germany Dellenbach Motorsport Germany Rainer Bonnetsmüller
Germany Günther Blieninger
Austria Manfred Jurasz
Porsche 911 GT2 D 89
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
27 GT1 10 Germany AMG-Mercedes Italy Alessandro Nannini
Germany Marcel Tiemann
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 89
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
28 GT2 53 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Netherlands Hans Hugenholtz
Finland Jari Nurminen
Chrysler Viper GTS-R G 76
Chrysler 8.0L V10
29
NC
GT2 66 Germany Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
Austria Philipp Peter
Germany Uwe Alzen
Porsche 911 GT2 P 75
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
30
DNF
GT1 1 United Kingdom Gulf Team Davidoff
United Kingdom GTC Racing
United Kingdom Ray Bellm
United Kingdom Andrew Gilbert-Scott
McLaren F1 GTR M 57
BMW S70 6.0L V12
31
DNF
GT2 60 Netherlands Marcos Racing International Netherlands Toon van de Haterd
Netherlands Bert Ploeg
Marcos LM600 D 48
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
32
DNF
GT1 13 United Kingdom GT1 Lotus Racing
France Giroix Racing
France Fabien Giroix
Switzerland Jean-Denis Délétraz
Lotus Elise GT1 P 47
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
33
DNF
GT1 32 France Graham Racing France Eric Graham
France David Velay
Venturi 600LM  ? 44
Renault PRV 3.0L Turbo V6
34
DNF
GT1 23 United Kingdom GBF UK Ltd. Italy Luca Badoer
Italy Mimmo Schiattarella
Italy Mauro Martini
Lotus Elise GT1 M 42
Lotus 3.5L Turbo V8
35
DNF
GT2 65 Germany RWS Germany Wolfgang Münster
Italy Raffaele Sangiuolo
Italy Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 GT2  ? 41
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
36
DNF
GT1 20 France DAMS Panoz France Éric Bernard
France Franck Lagorce
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 M 39
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
37
DNF
GT1 15 United Kingdom GT1 Lotus Racing
France Giroix Racing
France Jérôme Policand
Brazil Maurizio Sandro Sala
Lotus Elise GT1 P 37
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
38
DNF
GT1 9 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Netherlands Peter Kox
Italy Roberto Ravaglia
McLaren F1 GTR M 29
BMW S70 6.0L V12
39
DNF
GT2 50 United Kingdom Agusta Racing Team Italy Rocky Agusta
Italy Almo Coppelli
Callaway Corvette LM-GT D 27
Chevrolet 6.3L V8
40
DNF
GT1 31 Austria Karl Augustin Austria Karl Augustin
Austria Horst Felbermayr
Italy Stefano Buttiero
Porsche 911 GT2 Evo G 24
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
41
DNF
GT1 14 United Kingdom GT1 Lotus Racing
France Giroix Racing
Netherlands Jan Lammers
Netherlands Mike Hezemans
Lotus Elise GT1 P 23
Chevrolet LT5 6.0L V8
42
DNF
GT2 59 Netherlands Marcos Racing International Netherlands Cor Euser
Germany Harald Becker
Marcos LM600 D 23
Chevrolet 5.9L V8
43
DNF
GT2 61 Switzerland Stadler Motorsport Switzerland Enzo Calderari
Switzerland Lilian Bryner
Porsche 911 GT2 P 9
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
44
DNF
GT1 11 Germany AMG-Mercedes Germany Bernd Schneider
Austria Alexander Wurz
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR B 5
Mercedes-Benz LS600 6.0L V12
45
DNF
GT2 55 Austria Karl Augustin Austria Hans-Jörg Hofer
Germany Helmut Reis
Germany Wido Rössler
Porsche 911 GT2 G 3
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
DNS GT1 5 United Kingdom David Price Racing Australia David Brabham
United Kingdom Perry McCarthy
Panoz Esperante GTR-1 G
Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8
DNS GT2 71 Austria GT Racing Team Italy Luigino Pagatto
Italy Luca Drudi
Porsche 911 GT2  ?
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position – #11 AMG-Mercedes – 1:59.099
  • Fastest Lap – #8 BMW Motorsport – 2:01.711
  • Average Speed – 191.756 km/h
  • Distance – 770.999 km

External links[edit]


FIA GT Championship
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1997 season Next race:
1997 FIA GT Silverstone 4 Hours