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1997 Formula One World Championship

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1997 FIA Formula One
World Championship
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 teammate, 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 1999), finished the season ranked third.

The 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 51st 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.

The 1997 Formula One calendar featured two new events in the Luxembourg Grand Prix, as well as the Austrian Grand Prix, the latter of which returned to the calendar after a ten-year absence. The only race exiting the calendar was the Portuguese Grand Prix after 12 years raced at the Autodromo do Estoril.

The championship was decided under highly controversial circumstances as championship leader Michael Schumacher deliberately rammed[1] Villeneuve whilst trying to defend his race lead in the final round of the championship at the European Grand Prix at Jerez, Spain. Schumacher came to a halt in the gravel trap and was deemed at fault for the accident by FIA – being punished by being stripped of his 2nd place in the championship. Villeneuve finished third in the race in spite of the contact. Schumacher still kept his five race wins. Villeneuve won seven races, but would never win a Formula One Grand Prix again before his 2006 retirement. 1997 also saw the retirement of Gerhard Berger after many years in the sport, as well as the first race wins for Heinz-Harald Frentzen and Mika Häkkinen.

As of 2018, this was the last time the championship was won by a non-European driver.

Contents

Teams and driversEdit

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

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Driver Rounds
  Danka Arrows Yamaha Arrows-Yamaha A18 Yamaha OX11C/D 3.0 V10 B 1   Damon Hill All
2   Pedro Diniz All
  Rothmans Williams Renault Williams-Renault FW19 Renault RS9 3.0 V10 G 3   Jacques Villeneuve All
4   Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
  Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F310B Ferrari 046/2 3.0 V10 G 5   Michael Schumacher All
6   Eddie Irvine All
  Mild Seven Benetton Renault Benetton-Renault B197 Renault RS9 3.0 V10 G 7   Jean Alesi All
8   Gerhard Berger 1–6, 10–17
  Alexander Wurz 7–9
  West McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes MP4/12 Mercedes FO110E 3.0 V10
Mercedes FO110F 3.0 V10
G 9   Mika Häkkinen All
10   David Coulthard All
  Benson & Hedges Jordan Peugeot Jordan-Peugeot 197 Peugeot A14 3.0 V10 G 11   Ralf Schumacher All
12   Giancarlo Fisichella All
  Prost Gauloises Blondes Prost-Mugen-Honda JS45 Mugen-Honda MF-301HB 3.0 V10 B 14   Olivier Panis 1–7, 15–17
  Jarno Trulli 8–14
15   Shinji Nakano All
  Red Bull Sauber Petronas Sauber-Petronas C16 Petronas SPE-01 3.0 V10 G 16   Johnny Herbert All
17   Nicola Larini 1–5
  Gianni Morbidelli 6–7, 11–16
  Norberto Fontana 8–10, 17
  PIAA Tyrrell Ford Tyrrell-Ford 025 Ford ED4 3.0 V8
Ford ED5 3.0 V8
G 18   Jos Verstappen All
19   Mika Salo All
  Minardi Team Minardi-Hart M197 Hart 830 AV7 3.0 V8 B 20   Ukyo Katayama All
21   Jarno Trulli 1–7
  Tarso Marques 8–17
  HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford Stewart-Ford SF01 Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V10 B 22   Rubens Barrichello All
23   Jan Magnussen All
  MasterCard Lola Formula One Racing Team Lola-Ford T97/30 Ford ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8 B 24   Vincenzo Sospiri 1
25   Ricardo Rosset 1

Team changesEdit

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 reverted to the name "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.

 
Lola-Ford failed to qualify for their only Grand Prix appearance.

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

Driver changesEdit

Pre-season changes
Mid-season changes

Formula One World Championship race scheduleEdit

The following seventeen Grands Prix took place in 1997.[2]

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

Calendar changesEdit

  • The Austrian Grand Prix returned to the calendar after a nine-year absence.[3]
  • The Luxembourg Grand Prix was added to the world championship for the first time, after being held as a non-championship race from 1949 until 1952.[4]
  • The Portuguese Grand Prix was originally scheduled as the final round of the season, to be held at the Estoril circuit.[2] It was cancelled and replaced by the European Grand Prix after the owners of the Estoril circuit failed to make requested changes to it.[5]

Season summaryEdit

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 teammate, 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 teammate, 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's 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 teammate 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 had not 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 had not 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 on 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 on to 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.

Results and standingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

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

World Drivers' Championship standingsEdit

Pos Driver AUS
 
BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
MON
 
ESP
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
LUX
 
JPN
 
EUR
 
Points
1   Jacques Villeneuve Ret 1 1 Ret Ret 1 Ret 4 1 Ret 1 5 5 1 1 DSQ 3 81
DSQ   Michael Schumacher 2 5 Ret 2 1 4 1 1 Ret 2 4 1 6 6 Ret 1 Ret 78
2   Heinz-Harald Frentzen 8 9 Ret 1 Ret 8 4 2 Ret Ret Ret 3 3 3 3 2 6 42
3   David Coulthard 1 10 Ret Ret Ret 6 7 7 4 Ret Ret Ret 1 2 Ret 10 2 36
4   Jean Alesi Ret 6 7 5 Ret 3 2 5 2 6 11 8 2 Ret 2 5 13 36
5   Gerhard Berger 4 2 6 Ret 9 10 1 8 6 7 10 4 8 4 27
6   Mika Häkkinen 3 4 5 6 Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret DSQ 9 Ret Ret 4 1 27
7   Eddie Irvine Ret 16 2 3 3 12 Ret 3 Ret Ret 9 10 8 Ret Ret 3 5 24
8   Giancarlo Fisichella Ret 8 Ret 4 6 9 3 9 7 11 Ret 2 4 4 Ret 7 11 20
9   Olivier Panis 5 3 Ret 8 4 2 11 6 Ret 7 16
10   Johnny Herbert Ret 7 4 Ret Ret 5 5 8 Ret Ret 3 4 Ret 8 7 6 8 15
11   Ralf Schumacher Ret Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 5 5 5 Ret Ret 5 Ret 9 Ret 13
12   Damon Hill DNS 17 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 12 6 8 2 13 Ret 7 8 11 Ret 7
13   Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 14 Ret Ret Ret 6
14   Alexander Wurz Ret Ret 3 4
15   Jarno Trulli 9 12 9 Ret Ret 15 Ret 10 8 4 7 15 10 Ret 3
16   Pedro Diniz 10 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 Ret 13 5 12 Ret 2
= [6]   Mika Salo Ret 13 8 9 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13 11 Ret Ret 10 Ret 12 2
18   Shinji Nakano 7 14 Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 11 7 6 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 10 2
19   Nicola Larini 6 11 Ret 7 Ret 1
 —[6]   Jan Magnussen Ret DNS 10 Ret 7 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 0
 —   Jos Verstappen Ret 15 Ret 10 8 11 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 13 16 0
 —   Gianni Morbidelli 14 10 Ret 9 12 9 9 DNS 0
 —   Norberto Fontana Ret 9 9 14 0
 —   Ukyo Katayama Ret 18 Ret 11 10 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 10 14 Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 0
 —   Tarso Marques Ret 10 Ret 12 Ret 14 EX Ret Ret 15 0
 —   Vincenzo Sospiri DNQ DNP 0
 —   Ricardo Rosset DNQ DNP 0
Pos Driver AUS
 
BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
MON
 
ESP
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
LUX
 
JPN
 
EUR
 
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest lap

  • Drivers who did not score points were not classified in a championship position by the FIA[6]
  • Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • Michael Schumacher was excluded from the results of the Drivers Championship due to dangerous driving in the European Grand Prix, where he was deemed to have caused an avoidable collision with Jacques Villeneuve. The exclusion did not affect the results of the Constructors Championship. Schumacher retained his points and race wins achieved during the 1997 season.[7]


World Constructors' Championship standingsEdit

 
Williams won the Constructors' Championship with the Renault-powered FW19.
 
Ferrari finished second in the Constructors' Championship with the F310B.
 
Benetton finished third with the B197.
Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
 
BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
MON
 
ESP
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
LUX
 
JPN
 
EUR
 
Points
1   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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   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
 —[8]   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
 —   Lola-Ford 24 DNQ DNP 0
25 DNQ DNP
Pos Constructor Car
no.
AUS
 
BRA
 
ARG
 
SMR
 
MON
 
ESP
 
CAN
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
AUT
 
LUX
 
JPN
 
EUR
 
Points
  • Constructors that did not score points were not classified in a championship position by the FIA[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BBC News - Europe - Schumacher loses championship runner-up crown". news.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "1997 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PROVISIONAL CIRCUIT & RACE START TIME INFORMATION" (PDF). FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 19 February 1997. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix Results: Austrian GP, 1997". Grandprix.com. Inside F1. 21 September 1997. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016.
  4. ^ "The 1997 F1 Calendar". Grandprix.com. Inside F1. 9 December 1996. Archived from the original on 18 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Amendment to 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship Calendar" (PDF). FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 15 May 1997. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 March 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  6. ^ a b c 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship – Drivers Retrieved from www.fia.com via web.archive.org on 12 August 2018
  7. ^ "FIA World Motor Sport Council - 11 November 1997, www3.fia.com, as archived at web.archive.org". Archived from the original on 1998-02-15. Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  8. ^ 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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