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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 DriversEdit

Entry ListEdit

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 Germany Jörg Müller
United Kingdom Martin Brundle
United Kingdom Danka Arrows Yamaha Yamaha OX11A 3.0 V10 2 Brazil Pedro Diniz All
Williams-Renault FW19 G 3 Canada Jacques Villeneuve All France Jean-Christophe Boullion
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
France Nicolas Minassian
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 Gianni Morbidelli
Italy Nicola Larini
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 047 6 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine All
Benetton-Renault B197 G 7 France Jean Alesi All Austria Alexander Wurz
Italy Mild Seven Benetton Playlife 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 n/a
United Kingdom West McLaren Mercedes Mercedes F0110F 3.0 V10 10 United Kingdom David Coulthard All
Jordan-Peugeot 197 G 11 Germany Ralf Schumacher All Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Ireland Benson & Hedges Jordan Peugoet 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 8-16
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 025 G 18 Netherlands Jos Verstappen All Japan Toranosuke Takagi
United Kingdom PIAA Tyrrell Ford Ford ED4 3.0 V8
Ford ED5 3.0 V8
19 Finland Mika Salo All
Minardi-Hart M197 B 20 Japan Ukyo Katayama All Brazil Tarso Marques
Italy Fondmetal Minardi Team Hart 830 AV7 3.0 V8 21 Italy Jarno Trulli 1-7
21 Brazil Tarso Marques 8-17
Stewart-Ford SF01 B 22 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All n/a
United Kingdom HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford Ford VJ Zetec-R 3.0 V10 23 Denmark Jan Magnussen All
Lola-Ford T97/30 B 24 Italy Vincenzo Sospiri 1 Italy Andrea Montermini
United Kingdom MasterCard Lola Ford ECA Zetec-R 3.0 V10 25 Brazil Ricardo Rosset 1

Driver ChangesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Mid-seasonEdit

Team ChangesEdit

Teams entering Formula OneEdit

Teams leaving Formula OneEdit

Name changesEdit

Engine changesEdit

CalendarEdit

ScheduleEdit

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 ChangesEdit

Results and StandingsEdit

ResultsEdit

Standings and StatisticsEdit

Pos Driver Flag of Australia Flag of Brazil Flag of Argentina Flag of San Marino Flag of Monaco Flag of Spain Flag of Canada Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Belgium Flag of Italy Flag of Austria Flag of Luxembourg Flag of Japan Flag of Europe Pts
1 CanadaJacques VilleneuveRet1st1stRetRet1stRet4th1stRet1st5th5th1st1stDSQ3rd 81
2 GermanyHeinz-Harald Frentzen8th9thRet1stRet8th4th2ndRetRetRet3rd3rd3rd3rd2nd6th 42
3 United KingdomDavid Coulthard1st10thRetRetRet6th7th7th4thRetRetRet1st2ndRet10th2nd 36
4 FranceJean AlesiRet6th7th5thRet3rd2nd5th2nd6th11th8th2ndRet2nd5th13th 36
5 AustriaGerhard Berger4th2nd6thRet9th10th 1st8th6th7th10th4th8th4th 27
6 FinlandMika Häkkinen3rd4th5th6thRet7thRetRetRet3rdRetDSQ9thRetRet4th1st 27
7 United KingdomEddie IrvineRet16th2nd3rd3rd12thRet3rdRetRet9th10th8thRetRet3rd5th 24
8 ItalyGiancarlo FisichellaRet8thRet4th6th9th3rd9th7th11thRet2nd4th4thRet7th11th 20
9 FranceOlivier Panis5th3rdRet8th4th2nd11th 6thRet7th 16
10 United KingdomJohnny HerbertRet7th4thRetRet5th5th8thRetRet3rd4thRet8th7th6th8th 15
11 GermanyRalf SchumacherRetRet3rdRetRetRetRet6th5th5th5thRetRet5thRet9thRet 13
12 United KingdomDamon HillDNS17thRetRetRetRet9th12th6th8th2nd13thRet7th8th11thRet 7
13 BrazilRubens BarrichelloRetRetRetRet2ndRetRetRetRetRetRetRet13th14thRetRetRet 6
14 AustriaAlexander Wurz RetRet3rd 4
15 ItalyJarno Trulli9th12th9thRetRet15thRet10th8th4th7th15th10thRet 3
16 BrazilPedro Diniz10thRetRetRetRetRet8thRetRetRetRet7thRet13th5th12thRet 2
17 FinlandMika SaloRet13th8th9th5thRetRetRetRetRet13th11thRetRet10thRet12th 2
18 JapanShinji Nakano7th14thRetRetRetRet6thRet11th7th6thRet11thRetRetRet10th 2
19 ItalyNicola Larini6th11thRet7thRet 1
20 DenmarkJan MagnussenRetDNS10thRet7th13thRetRetRetRetRet12thRetRetRetRet9th 0
21 NetherlandsJos VerstappenRet15thRet10th8th11thRetRetRet10thRetRetRet12thRet13th16th 0
22 ItalyGianni Morbidelli 14th10th Ret9th12th9th9thDNS 0
23 ArgentinaNorberto Fontana Ret9th9th 14th 0
24 JapanUkyo KatayamaRet18thRet11th10thRetRet11thRetRet10th14thRet11thRetRet17th 0
25 BrazilTarso Marques Ret10thRet12thRet14thEXCRetRet15th 0
NC ItalyVincenzo SospiriDNQ 0
NC BrazilRicardo RossetDNQ 0
DSQ GermanyMichael Schumacher2nd5thRet2nd1st4th1st1stRet2nd4th1st6th6thRet1stRet DSQ (78)

NotesEdit

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 Williams FW19 • Ferrari F310B • Benetton B197 • McLaren MP4/12 • Jordan 197 • Prost JS45 • Sauber C16 • Arrows A18 • Stewart SF01 • Tyrrell 025 • Minardi M197 • 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
V T E Formula One Seasons
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