1997 Formula One season

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1997 FIA Formula One
World Championship season
Drivers' Champion: Jacques Villeneuve
Constructors' Champion: Williams-Renault
Previous: 1996 Next: 1998
Jacques Villeneuve (pictured in 2008), won the championship in only his second year of F1 participation.
Villeneuve's team-mate, Heinz-Harald Frentzen (pictured in 2006), was runner-up following Michael Schumacher's disqualification from the standings at the end of the year.
David Coulthard (pictured in 2007), finished the season ranked third.

The 1997 Formula One season was the 48th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship, which commenced on 9 March and ended on 26 October after seventeen races. The Drivers Championship was won by Jacques Villeneuve and the Constructors Championship was awarded to Williams-Renault.

Season summary[edit]

The season started in Australia, with Canadian Jacques Villeneuve taking the fourth pole position of his F1 career. The moment was short-lived, however, as Villeneuve was out at the first corner after colliding with Johnny Herbert. McLaren's David Coulthard went on to win the race, the second of his career, with Michael Schumacher finishing second and Mika Häkkinen finishing in third place.

Villeneuve once again took pole position in Brazil, and once again he was off at the first corner. Luckily for him the race was restarted, and the Canadian took the lead on lap 49 from Gerhard Berger. The Austrian finished second and Olivier Panis continued his impressive form from 1996 with third place.

For the third time in a row, Jacques Villeneuve was again on pole position for Argentina. However, he was spared another first corner collision, and instead it was Michael Schumacher who collided with Rubens Barrichello. With Schumacher out, Eddie Irvine went on to challenge Villeneuve for the lead, and he made several attempts to pass the Canadian's Williams but failed on all his attempts and had to settle for second. Ralf Schumacher, in his first full season, managed to get onto the podium after he finished third.

Villeneuve continued his run of consecutive pole positions in San Marino. Villeneuve's German team-mate, Frentzen, won his first and only, Grand Prix for Williams after he finished just over a second ahead of Michael Schumacher, with Eddie Irvine coming third.

Frentzen managed to end Villeneuve's run of pole positions in Monaco. For the second time in successive seasons, the Monaco Grand Prix was raced under very wet conditions. Michael Schumacher won his first race of the season with his future Ferrari team-mate, Rubens Barrichello finishing in second and earning Stewart not only their first podium finish, but their first points finish and their first finish of any kind. Irvine took the final step on the podium for the second time in a row.

In Spain, Williams continued to dominate the qualifying session, as Villeneuve, for the fifth time this season, took pole and Frentzen made sure Williams occupied both slots on the front row. Villeneuve went on to win the Grand Prix, with fellow French-speaking drivers, Olivier Panis and Jean Alesi, coming second and third respectively.

Williams' run of consecutive pole positions was broken in Canada where Michael Schumacher took pole; Rubens Barrichello's Stewart split the two Williams in third place. Schumacher went on to win the Grand Prix, with ex-Ferrari driver Jean Alesi finishing second and Giancarlo Fisichella coming in third. Schumacher earned his second pole of the season in France; he was accompanied by Frentzen on the front row. The two would stay in their respective positions at the end of the race, with Eddie Irvine in third.

Villeneuve earned his sixth pole of the season in Britain, with team-mate Frentzen partnering him on the front row. After Häkkinen retired from the lead, Villeneuve went on to win the race with Alesi and young Alexander Wurz coming third to make it an all Renault-powered podium. Michael Schumacher failed to complete the race after he retired with a wheel bearing problem.

Gerhard Berger, who hadn't competed at the previous Grand Prix because of the illness and the death of his father, managed to get pole position for the German Grand Prix. Fastest lap and race victory followed, which would ultimately be Berger's and Benetton's final win. Michael Schumacher came second and Mika Häkkinen came third.

The next race, in Hungary, was one of the most memorable races in the 1997 season. Michael Schumacher took pole with Villeneuve partnering him on the front row. Damon Hill, in an Arrows which hadn't qualified as high as ninth before the Hungarian Grand Prix, qualified up in third place. The start of the race saw Hill overtake Villeneuve's Williams and on lap ten, the Brit overtook Schumacher to take the lead. Hill kept the lead for the final rounds of pit stops, but coming into the finale of the race, Hill reported that his Arrows was having problems, and in the end, Jacques Villeneuve took the lead on the final lap of the race and went on to win the race, achieving the milestone 100th Grand Prix victory for Williams.

After two very exciting Grands Prix, fans were hoping that Belgium would prove to be an exciting one as well. Villeneuve took pole position with Alesi's Benetton completing the front row. The race was wet and Villeneuve dropped down to fifth place, while his championship rival, Michael Schumacher, won the race by starting an intermediate tyres (as opposed to full wet). Fisichella came second, followed by Frentzen in third.

Alesi got his first, and only, pole position of the season in Italy with Frentzen coming second. David Coulthard won the race, his second of the season; pole sitter Alesi came second and Frentzen came third.

In Austria, Villeneuve managed to get his seventh pole position of the 1997 season; the Canadian was partnered on the front row by Finnish driver Mika Häkkinen. Villeneuve went onto win the Grand Prix with Coulthard and Frentzen joining him on the podium in second and third respectively. Michael Schumacher finished 6th after receiving a 10 second stop/go penalty for overtaking under yellow flag conditions.

The next race was the so-called "Luxembourg Grand Prix", actually staged at the Nürburgring in Germany. Mika Häkkinen, who had qualified second at the previous Grand Prix, managed to earn pole. McLaren looked set for a 1–2 finish until both cars broke down in quick succession. Villeneuve was therefore gifted a win, which would end up being his last in F1, while title rival Michael Schumacher was taken out at the first corner. Alesi and Frentzen completed the podium, making it, for the second time in the 1997 season, an all Renault-powered podium.

Japan saw Villeneuve, for the eighth time that season, take pole position. Villeneuve was disqualified from the race, after failing to slow down under yellow flags during qualifying. He raced under appeal, but finished only fifth. Michael Schumacher won the race, while Frentzen came second and Irvine came third. Villeneuve's Williams team dropped his appeal after the race, leaving Schumacher one point ahead of Villeneuve in the Drivers' championship, meaning that the title would be decided at the season finale in Jerez.

Some commentators recalled the 1994 finale, which saw a title deciding collision between Schumacher and Damon Hill. At Jerez, the qualifying session was noteworthy, as three drivers, Villeneuve, Schumacher, and Frentzen, all registered the same fastest qualifying time. Villeneuve was awarded pole position since he had set the time first, and this would be the final pole of his F1 career. At the start of the race, Schumacher had a good start, overtaking Villeneuve to take the lead. By lap 48 Villeneuve was catching up to Schumacher and attempted to overtake. Braking later than the German at the Dry Sac corner, Villeneuve had the inside line and was slightly ahead when Schumacher turned into him, his front right wheel connecting with the sidepod of the Williams car. Schumacher retired on the spot and Villeneuve went to take third place and earn four points, enough to take the 1997 title. Schumacher was later punished by the FIA for causing an avoidable accident and was disqualified from the Championship, although his race results (grid position, finishing position, points) still counted towards his official statistics. In the race itself, Mika Häkkinen went on to take his first ever career victory.


Teams and Drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Driver Rounds
United Kingdom Danka Arrows Yamaha Arrows-Yamaha A18 Yamaha OX11A 3.0 V10 B 1 United Kingdom Damon Hill All
2 Brazil Pedro Diniz All
United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Williams-Renault FW19 Renault RS9 3.0 V10 G 3 Canada Jacques Villeneuve All
4 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F310B Ferrari 046/2 3.0 V10 G 5 Germany Michael Schumacher All
6 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine All
Italy Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton-Renault B197 Renault RS9 3.0 V10 G 7 France Jean Alesi All
8 Austria Gerhard Berger 1–6, 10–17
Austria Alexander Wurz 7–9
United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes MP4/12 Mercedes FO110E 3.0 V10
Mercedes FO110F 3.0 V10
G 9 Finland Mika Häkkinen All
10 United Kingdom David Coulthard All
Republic of Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Peugeot Jordan-Peugeot 197 Peugeot A14 3.0 V10 G 11 Germany Ralf Schumacher All
12 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella All
France Prost Gauloises Blondes Prost-Mugen-Honda JS45 Mugen-Honda MF-301HB 3.0 V10 B 14 France Olivier Panis 1–7, 15–17
Italy Jarno Trulli 8–14
15 Japan Shinji Nakano All
Switzerland Sauber Petronas Sauber-Petronas C16 Petronas SPE-01 3.0 V10 G 16 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert All
17 Italy Nicola Larini 1–5
Italy Gianni Morbidelli 6–7, 11–16
Argentina Norberto Fontana 8–10, 17
United Kingdom PIAA Tyrrell Ford Tyrrell-Ford 025 Ford ED4 3.0 V8
Ford ED5 3.0 V8
G 18 Netherlands Jos Verstappen All
19 Finland Mika Salo All
Italy Minardi Team Minardi-Hart M197 Hart 830 AV7 3.0 V8 B 20 Japan Ukyo Katayama All
21 Italy Jarno Trulli 1–7
Brazil Tarso Marques 8–17
United Kingdom HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford Stewart-Ford SF01 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B 22 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All
23 Denmark Jan Magnussen All
United Kingdom MasterCard Lola F1 Team Lola-Ford T97/30 Ford ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8 B 24 Italy Vincenzo Sospiri 1
25 Brazil Ricardo Rosset 1

Team Changes[edit]

Three new teams came into Formula One in 1997: Prost, who replaced Ligier; Stewart, who arrived with the backing of the Ford Motor Company and Lola, the latter of which only entered the 1997 Australian Grand Prix after the team's dismal performance in the Grand Prix which saw a lack of sponsorship for the next Grand Prix in Brazil. Footwork changed their name to "Arrows" and switched from the Hart engines used the previous year to Yamaha engines. Tyrrell changed their engines as well, swapping the Yamaha engines in preference to the Ford engines. Jordan-Peugeot signed up highly rated British engineer, Dr. John Davis. He helped the team with its new windtunnel facility at Brackley, the tunnel itself was funded by Ferrari in exchange for Eddie Irvine who moved to Ferrari the previous year. Sauber, in partnership with new sponsor Petronas, formed Sauber Petronas Engineering and through the newly established engineering company secured the licensing rights to engine and gearbox components from Ferrari, allowing them to build and run nearly identical units to those used in the Ferraris. The engines were branded as Petronas, in deference to the role the company played in their development.

Bridgestone entered into F1 and supplied tyres to five teams: Arrows, Prost, Minardi, Stewart and Lola.

Driver Changes[edit]

Notable changes

Formula One World Championship race schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Date Location
1 Australian Grand Prix 9 March Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne
2 Brazilian Grand Prix 30 March Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo
3 Argentine Grand Prix 13 April Argentina Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Buenos Aires
4 San Marino Grand Prix 27 April Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola
5 Monaco Grand Prix 11 May Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo
6 Spanish Grand Prix 25 May Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
7 Canadian Grand Prix 15 June Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
8 French Grand Prix 29 June France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours
9 British Grand Prix 13 July United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
10 German Grand Prix 27 July Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim
11 Hungarian Grand Prix 10 August Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest
12 Belgian Grand Prix 24 August Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot
13 Italian Grand Prix 7 September Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza
14 Austrian Grand Prix 21 September Austria A1-Ring, Spielberg
15 Luxembourg Grand Prix 28 September Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg
16 Japanese Grand Prix 12 October Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka
17 European Grand Prix 26 October Spain Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera

Season review[edit]

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Constructor Report
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
2 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Canada Jacques Villeneuve Canada Jacques Villeneuve Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
3 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Canada Jacques Villeneuve Austria Gerhard Berger Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
4 San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
5 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
6 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Canada Jacques Villeneuve Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
7 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher United Kingdom David Coulthard Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
8 France French Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
9 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany Michael Schumacher Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
10 Germany German Grand Prix Austria Gerhard Berger Austria Gerhard Berger Austria Gerhard Berger Italy Benetton-Renault Report
11 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
12 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Canada Jacques Villeneuve Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix France Jean Alesi Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
14 Austria Austrian Grand Prix Canada Jacques Villeneuve Canada Jacques Villeneuve Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
15 Luxembourg Luxembourg Grand Prix Finland Mika Häkkinen Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Canada Jacques Villeneuve United Kingdom Williams-Renault Report
16 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari Report
17 Europe European Grand Prix Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Finland Mika Häkkinen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report

Drivers Championship[edit]

Pos Driver AUS
Australia
BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
MON
Monaco
ESP
Spain
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
AUT
Austria
LUX
Luxembourg
JPN
Japan
EUR
Europe
Points
1 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Ret 1 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret 4 1 Ret 1 5 5 1 1 DSQ 3 81
DSQ Germany Michael Schumacher 2 5 Ret 2 1 4 1 1 Ret 2 4 1 6 6 Ret 1 Ret 78
2 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 8 9 Ret 1 Ret 8 4 2 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 3 3 2 6 42
3 United Kingdom David Coulthard 1 10 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 7 4 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 Ret 10 2 36
4 France Jean Alesi Ret 6 7 5 Ret 3 2 5 2 6 11 8 2 Ret 2 5 13 36
5 Austria Gerhard Berger 4 2 6 Ret 9 10 1 8 6 7 10 4 8 4 27
6 Finland Mika Häkkinen 3 4 5 6 Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret DSQ 9 Ret Ret 4 1 27
7 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ret 16 2 3 3 12 Ret 3 Ret Ret 9 10 8 Ret Ret 3 5 24
8 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ret 8 Ret 4 6 9 3 9 7 11 Ret 2 4 4 Ret 7 11 20
9 France Olivier Panis 5 3 Ret 8 4 2 11 6 Ret 7 16
10 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Ret 7 4 Ret Ret 5 5 8 Ret Ret 3 4 Ret 8 7 6 8 15
11 Germany Ralf Schumacher Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 5 5 5 Ret Ret 5 Ret 9 Ret 13
12 United Kingdom Damon Hill DNS 17 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 12 6 8 2 13 Ret 7 8 11 Ret 7
13 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 14 Ret Ret Ret 6
14 Austria Alexander Wurz Ret Ret 3 4
15 Italy Jarno Trulli 9 12 9 Ret Ret 15 Ret 10 8 4 7 15 10 Ret 3
16 Brazil Pedro Diniz 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 13 5 12 Ret 2
= [1] Finland Mika Salo Ret 13 8 9 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 11 Ret Ret 10 Ret 12 2
18 Japan Shinji Nakano 7 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 11 7 6 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 10 2
19 Italy Nicola Larini 6 11 Ret 7 Ret 1
 — [1] Denmark Jan Magnussen Ret DNS 10 Ret 7 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 0
 — Netherlands Jos Verstappen Ret 15 Ret 10 8 11 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 13 16 0
 — Italy Gianni Morbidelli 14 10 Ret 9 12 9 9 DNS 0
 — Argentina Norberto Fontana Ret 9 9 14 0
 — Japan Ukyo Katayama Ret 18 Ret 11 10 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 10 14 Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 0
 — Brazil Tarso Marques Ret 10 Ret 12 Ret 14 EX Ret Ret 15 0
 — Italy Vincenzo Sospiri DNQ DNP 0
 — Brazil Ricardo Rosset DNQ DNP 0
Pos Driver AUS
Australia
BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
MON
Monaco
ESP
Spain
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
AUT
Austria
LUX
Luxembourg
JPN
Japan
EUR
Spain
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest lap

  • Drivers who did not score points were not classified in a championship position by the FIA [1]
  • Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • Michael Schumacher was disqualified due to dangerous driving in the European Grand Prix, where he was deemed to have caused an avoidable collision with Jacques Villeneuve.
    Thus, he was excluded from the 1997 championship standings.

Constructors Championship[edit]

Ferrari finished second in the Constructors' Championship with the F310B.
Benetton finished third with the B197.
Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
Australia
BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
MON
Monaco
ESP
Spain
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
AUT
Austria
LUX
Luxembourg
JPN
Japan
EUR
Europe
Points
1 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 3 Ret 1 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret 4 1 Ret 1 5 5 1 1 DSQ 3 123
4 8 9 Ret 1 Ret 8 4 2 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 3 3 2 6
2 Italy Ferrari 5 2 5 Ret 2 1 4 1 1 Ret 2 4 1 6 6 Ret 1 Ret 102
6 Ret 16 2 3 3 12 Ret 3 Ret Ret 9 10 8 Ret Ret 3 5
3 Italy Benetton-Renault 7 Ret 6 7 5 Ret 3 2 5 2 6 11 8 2 Ret 2 5 13 67
8 4 2 6 Ret 9 10 Ret Ret 3 1 8 6 7 10 4 8 4
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 9 3 4 5 6 Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret DSQ 9 Ret Ret 4 1 63
10 1 10 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 7 4 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 Ret 10 2
5 Republic of Ireland Jordan-Peugeot 11 Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 5 5 5 Ret Ret 5 Ret 9 Ret 33
12 Ret 8 Ret 4 6 9 3 9 7 11 Ret 2 4 4 Ret 7 11
6 France Prost-Mugen-Honda 14 5 3 Ret 8 4 2 11 10 8 4 7 15 10 Ret 6 Ret 7 21
15 7 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 11 7 6 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 10
7 Switzerland Sauber-Petronas 16 Ret 7 4 Ret Ret 5 5 8 Ret Ret 3 4 Ret 8 7 6 8 16
17 6 11 Ret 7 Ret 14 10 Ret 9 9 Ret 9 12 9 9 DNS 14
8 United Kingdom Arrows-Yamaha 1 DNS 17 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 12 6 8 2 13 Ret 7 8 11 Ret 9
2 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 13 5 12 Ret
9 United Kingdom Stewart-Ford 22 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 14 Ret Ret Ret 6
23 Ret DNS 10 Ret 7 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9
10 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford 18 Ret 15 Ret 10 8 11 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 13 16 2
19 Ret 13 8 9 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 11 Ret Ret 10 Ret 12
 — [2] Italy Minardi-Hart 20 Ret 18 Ret 11 10 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 10 14 Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 0
21 9 12 9 Ret Ret 15 Ret Ret 10 Ret 12 Ret 14 EX Ret Ret 15
 — United Kingdom Lola-Ford 24 DNQ DNP 0
25 DNQ DNP
Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
Australia
BRA
Brazil
ARG
Argentina
SMR
San Marino
MON
Monaco
ESP
Spain
CAN
Canada
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
AUT
Austria
LUX
Luxembourg
JPN
Japan
EUR
Spain
Points
  • Constructors that did not score points were not classified in a championship position by the FIA [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship – Drivers Retrieved from www.fia.com via web.archive.org on 30 July 2012
  2. ^ a b 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship – Constructors Retrieved from www.fia.com via web.archive.org on 30 July 2012

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