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The 1997 Formula One season was the 48th season of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It began on March 9th at the Australian GP in Melbourne, and finished on October 26th at the European GP in Jerez after seventeen races. The World Champion was Jacques Villeneuve, of Williams-Renault, who won the constructors' title.

Teams and Drivers[]

Entry List[]

1996 World Champion Damon Hill was dropped by Constructors' Champions Williams at the end of the season. Because the World Champion drives the number 1 the next season, his new team, Arrows, gained the numbers 1 and 2, and Williams had 3 and 4. This shift of numbers applies to everyone who finished above Arrows.

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
Arrows-Yamaha A18 B 1 United Kingdom Damon Hill All United Kingdom Martin Brundle
Germany Jörg Müller
United Kingdom Danka Arrows Yamaha Yamaha OX11C/D 3.0 V10 2 Brazil Pedro Diniz All
Williams-Renault FW19 G 3 Canada Jacques Villeneuve All France Jean-Christophe Boullion
France Nicolas Minassian
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault Renault RS9 3.0 V10 4 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen All
Ferrari F310B G 5 Germany Michael Schumacher All Italy Nicola Larini
Italy Gianni Morbidelli
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 046/2 3.0 V10 6 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine All
Benetton-Renault B197 G 7 France Jean Alesi All Austria Alexander Wurz
Italy Mild Seven Benetton Renault Renault RS9 3.0 V10 8 Austria Gerhard Berger 1–6, 10–17
8 Austria Alexander Wurz 7–9
McLaren-Mercedes MP4/12 G 9 Finland Mika Häkkinen All
United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes Mercedes FO110E 3.0 V10
Mercedes FO110F 3.0 V10
10 United Kingdom Damon Hill All
Jordan-Peugeot 197 G 11 Germany Ralf Schumacher All Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Peugeot Peugeot A14 3.0 V10 12 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella All
Prost-Mugen-Honda JS45 B 14 France Olivier Panis 1–7, 15–17 France Emmanuel Collard
France Prost Gauloises Blondes Mugen-Honda MF-301HB 3.0 V10 14 Italy Jarno Trulli 8–14
15 Japan Shinji Nakano All
Sauber-Petronas C16 G 16 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert All Argentina Norberto Fontana
Switzerland Red Bull Sauber Petronas Petronas SPE-01 3.0 V10 17 Italy Nicola Larini 1–5
17 Italy Gianni Morbidelli 6–7, 11–16
17 Argentina Norberto Fontana 8–10, 17
Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 025 G 18 Netherlands Jos Verstappen All Japan Tora Takagi
United Kingdom PIAA Tyrrell Ford Ford Cosworth ED4 3.0 V8
Ford Cosworth ED5 3.0 V8
19 Finland Mika Salo All
Minardi-Hart M197 B 20 Japan Ukyo Katayama All Italy Luca Badoer
Brazil Tarso Marques
Italy Minardi Team Hart 830 3.0 V10 21 Italy Jarno Trulli 1–7
21 Brazil Tarso Marques 8–17
Stewart-Ford Cosworth SF01 B 22 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All
United Kingdom HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford Ford Cosworth VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V8 23 Denmark Jan Magnussen All
Lola-Ford Cosworth T97/30 B 24 Italy Vincenzo Sospiri 1–2 Italy Andrea Montermini
United Kingdom MasterCard Lola F1 Team Ford Cosworth ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V8 25 Brazil Ricardo Rosset 1–2

Driver Changes[]

Pre-season[]

Mid-season[]

Team Changes[]

Teams entering Formula One[]

Teams leaving Formula One[]

Name changes[]

Engine changes[]

Calendar[]

Schedule[]

Round Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne March 9
2 Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo March 30
3 Gran Premio Marlboro de la Republica Argentina Argentine GP Argentina Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez, Buenos Aires April 13
4 Gran Premio di San Marino San Marino GP Italy Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola April 27
5 Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte-Carlo May 11
6 Gran Premio Marlboro de España Spanish GP Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona May 25
7 Grand Prix Player's du Canada Canadian GP Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal June 15
8 Grand Prix de France French GP France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours, Magny-Cours June 29
9 RAC British Grand Prix British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone July 13
10 Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland German GP Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim July 27
11 Marlboro Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest August 10
12 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa August 24
13 Grand Premio Campari d'Italia Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza September 7
14 Großer Preis von Österreich Austrian GP Austria A1-Ring September 21
15 Großer Preis von Luxemburg Luxembourg GP Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg September 28
16 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka October 12
17 Grand Prix of Europe European GP Spain Circuito Permanente de Jerez, Jerez October 26

Calendar Changes[]

Results and Standings[]

Results[]

Standings and Statistics[]

World Championship for Drivers[]

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts.
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1st Villeneuve RetP 1stP 1stP RetP Ret 1stP Ret 4th 1stP Ret 1st 5thP 5th 1stP 1st DSQP 3rdP 81
2nd Frentzen 8th 9th Ret 1st RetP 8th 4th 2nd Ret Ret Ret 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 6th 42
3rd Coulthard 1st 10th Ret Ret Ret 6th 7th 7th 4th Ret Ret Ret 1st 2nd Ret 10th 2nd 36
= Alesi Ret 6th 7th 5th Ret 3rd 2nd 5th 2nd 6th 11th 8th 2ndP Ret 2nd 5th 13th 36
5th Berger 4th 2nd 6th Ret 9th 10th 1stP 8th 6th 7th 10th 4th 8th 4th 27
= Häkkinen 3rd 4th 5th 6th Ret 7th Ret Ret Ret 3rd Ret DSQ 9th Ret RetP 4th 1st 27
7th Irvine Ret 16th 2nd 3rd 3rd 12th Ret 3rd Ret Ret 9th 10th 8th Ret Ret 3rd 5th 24
8th Fisichella Ret 8th Ret 4th 6th 9th 3rd 9th 7th 11th Ret 2nd 4th 4th Ret 7th 11th 20
9th Panis 5th 3rd Ret 8th 4th 2nd 11th INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ 6th Ret 7th 16
10th Herbert Ret 7th 4th Ret Ret 5th 5th 8th Ret Ret 3rd 4th Ret 8th 7th 6th 8th 15
11th R. Schumacher Ret Ret 3rd Ret Ret Ret Ret 6th 5th 5th 5th Ret Ret 5th Ret 9th Ret 13
12th Hill DNS 17th Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th 12th 6th 8th 2nd 13th Ret 7th 8th 11th Ret 7
13th Barrichello Ret Ret Ret Ret 2nd Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13th 14th Ret Ret Ret 6
14th Wurz Ret Ret 3rd 4
15th Trulli 9th 12th 9th Ret Ret 15th Ret 10th 8th 4th 7th 15th 10th Ret 3
16th Diniz 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th Ret 13th 5th 12th Ret 2
= Salo Ret 13th 8th 9th 5th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13th 11th Ret Ret 10th Ret 12th 2
= Nakano 7th 14th Ret Ret Ret Ret 6th Ret 11th 7th 6th Ret 11th Ret Ret Ret 10th 2
19th Larini 6th 11th Ret 7th Ret 1
Magnussen Ret DNS 10th Ret 7th 13th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th 0
Verstappen Ret 15th Ret 10th 8th 11th Ret Ret Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret 13th 16th 0
Morbidelli 14th 10th INJ INJ INJ Ret 9th 12th 9th 9th DNS INJ 0
Fontana Ret 9th 9th 14th 0
Katayama Ret 18th Ret 11th 10th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret 10th 14th Ret 11th Ret Ret 17th 0
Marques Ret 10th Ret 12th Ret 14th EXC Ret Ret 15th 0
Sospiri DNQ WD 0
Rosset DNQ WD 0
DSQ* M. Schumacher 2nd 5th Ret 2nd 1st 4th 1stP 1stP Ret 2nd 4thP 1st 6th 6th Ret 1st Ret 78
Pos. Driver Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Europe.svg Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  • P Indicates a driver who qualified pole position.
  • Italic donates as the fastest lap.
  • * Michael Schumacher was disqualified from the 1997 World Championship for Drivers due to dangerous driving in the European Grand Prix, where he was caused a collision with Villeneuve. He retained his points and wins acheived.
  • Indicates a driver who was still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.

World Championship for Constructors[]

World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts.
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1st Williams-Renault 3 RetP 1stP 1stP RetP Ret 1stP Ret 4th 1stP Ret 1st 5thP 5th 1stP 1st DSQP 3rdP 123
4 8th 9th Ret 1st RetP 8th 4th 2nd Ret Ret Ret 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 6th
2nd Ferrari 5 2nd 5th Ret 2nd 1st 4th 1stP 1stP Ret 2nd 4thP 1st 6th 6th Ret 1st Ret 102
6 Ret 16th 2nd 3rd 3rd 12th Ret 3rd Ret Ret 9th 10th 8th Ret Ret 3rd 5th
3rd Benetton-Renault 7 Ret 6th 7th 5th Ret 3rd 2nd 5th 2nd 6th 11th 8th 2ndP Ret 2nd 5th 13th 67
8 4th 2nd 6th Ret 9th 10th Ret Ret 3rd 1stP 8th 6th 7th 10th 4th 8th 4th
4th McLaren-Mercedes 9 3rd 4th 5th 6th Ret 7th Ret Ret Ret 3rd Ret DSQ 9th Ret RetP 4th 1st 63
10 1st 10th Ret Ret Ret 6th 7th 7th 4th Ret Ret Ret 1st 2nd Ret 10th 2nd
5th Jordan-Peugeot 11 Ret Ret 3rd Ret Ret Ret Ret 6th 5th 5th 5th Ret Ret 5th Ret 9th Ret 33
12 Ret 8th Ret 4th 6th 9th 3rd 9th 7th 11th Ret 2nd 4th 4th Ret 7th 11th
6th Prost-Mugen-Honda 14 5th 3rd Ret 8th 4th 2nd 11th 10th 8th 4th 7th 15th 10th Ret 6th Ret 7th 21
15 7th 14th Ret Ret Ret Ret 6th Ret 11th 7th 6th Ret 11th Ret Ret Ret 10th
7th Sauber-Petronas 16 Ret 7th 4th Ret Ret 5th 5th 8th Ret Ret 3rd 4th Ret 8th 7th 6th 8th 16
17 6th 11th Ret 7th Ret 14th 10th Ret 9th 9th Ret 9th 12th 9th 9th DNS 14th
8th Arrows-Yamaha 1 DNS 17th Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th 12th 6th 8th 2nd 13th Ret 7th 8th 11th Ret 9
2 10th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 8th Ret Ret Ret Ret 7th Ret 13th 5th 12th Ret
9th Stewart-Ford Cosworth 22 Ret Ret Ret Ret 2nd Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13th 14th Ret Ret Ret 6
23 Ret DNS 10th Ret 7th 13th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret Ret Ret 9th
10th Tyrrell-Ford Cosworth 18 Ret 15th Ret 10th 8th 11th Ret Ret Ret 10th Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret 13th 16th 2
19 Ret 13th 8th 9th 5th Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 13th 11th Ret Ret 10th Ret 12th
Minardi-Hart 20 Ret 18th Ret 11th 10th Ret Ret 11th Ret Ret 10th 14th Ret 11th Ret Ret 17th 0
21 9th 12th 9th Ret Ret 15th Ret Ret 10th Ret 12th Ret 14th EXC Ret Ret 15th
Lola-Ford Cosworth 24 DNQ WD 0
25 DNQ WD
Pos. Team No. Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of Argentina.svg Flag of San Marino.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Europe.svg Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Notes[]

V T E 1997 Formula One Season
Teams Arrows • Williams • Ferrari • Benetton • McLaren • Jordan • Prost • Sauber • Tyrrell • Minardi • Stewart • Lola
Engines Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Mercedes • Mugen-Honda • Petronas • Peugeot • Renault • Yamaha
Drivers Hill • 2 Diniz • 3 Villeneuve • 4 Frentzen • 5 M. Schumacher • 6 Irvine • 7 Alesi • 8 Berger • 8 Wurz • 9 Häkkinen • 10 Coulthard • 11 R. Schumacher • 12 Fisichella • 14 Panis • 14 Trulli • 15 Nakano • 16 Herbert • 17 Larini • 17 Morbidelli • 17 Fontana • 18 Verstappen • 19 Salo • 20 Katayama • 21 Trulli • 21 Marques • 22 Barrichello • 23 Magnussen • 24 Sospiri • 25 Rosset
Other Drivers Badoer • Brundle • Montermini • Montoya • Takagi • Tuero
Cars Arrows A18 • Williams FW19 • Ferrari F310B • Benetton B197 • McLaren MP4/12 • Jordan 197 • Prost JS45 • Sauber C16 • Tyrrell 025 • Minardi M197 • Stewart SF01 • Lola T97/30
Tyres Goodyear • Bridgestone
Races Australia • Brazil • Argentina • San Marino • Monaco • Spain • Canada • France • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Belgium • Italy • Austria • Luxembourg • Japan • Europe
See also 1996 Formula One Season • 1998 Formula One Season • Category
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