1997 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship

The 1997 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship was the 13th F3000 season. It consisted of 10 rounds. Ricardo Zonta won the Drivers’ Championship.

1997 Races
RoundCircuitDateWinnerTeamLapsRace Time
1Silverstone Circuit11 May 1997Tom KristensenAuto Sport Racing401:21:22.689
2Circuit de Pau-Ville19 May 1997Juan Pablo MontoyaRSM Marko751:32:44.230
3Helsinki Thunder25 May 1997Soheil AyariTeam Astromega651:38:32.881
4Nürburgring29 June 1997Ricardo ZontaSuper Nova Racing47:57.334
5Autodromo di Pergusa20 July 1997Jamie DaviesDAMS411:04:48.310
6Hockenheimring26 July 1997Ricardo ZontaSuper Nova Racing311:04:33.262
7A1-Ring3 August 1997Juan Pablo MontoyaRSM Marko481:12:39.794
8Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps23 August 1997Jason WattSuper Nova Racing291:05:19.036
9Mugello Circuit28 September 1997Ricardo ZontaSuper Nova Racing401:09:03.576
10Circuito Permanente de Jerez25 October 1997Juan Pablo MontoyaRSM Marko441:13:47.224
1997 Driver Standings
Pos.DriverDriver NationalityPoints
1Ricardo ZontaBrazil39
2Juan Pablo MontoyaColombia37.5
3Jason WattDenmark25
4Jamie DaviesGreat Britain22
5Max WilsonBrazil20
6Tom KristensenDenmark19
7Oliver TichyAustria14
8Soheil AyariFrance12
9Laurent RedonFrance10
10Rui ÁguasPortugal7
11Pedro CouceiroAngola6
12Dino MorelliGreat Britain6
13Cyrille SauvageFrance5
14Boris DerichebourgFrance4
14Gareth ReesGreat Britain4
16Patrick LemariéFrance4
17Craig LowndesAustralia3
17Werner LupbergerSouth Africa3
19Kurt MollekensBelgium3
20Stephen WatsonSouth Africa2
21Christian HornerGreat Britain1
22Gonzalo RodríguezUruguay0.5
1997 Team Standings
The Teams' Championship was not awarded until 1999   
1997 Fastest Laps
RoundCircuitEvent TitleDriverTeamTime
1Silverstone CircuitSilverstoneMarc GenéPacific Racing1:53.745
2Circuit de Pau-VillePauJuan Pablo MontoyaRSM Marko1:12.697
3Helsinki ThunderHelsinkiJuan Pablo MontoyaRSM Marko1:25.466
4NürburgringNürburgringRicardo ZontaSuper Nova Racing1:56.523
5Autodromo di PergusaMediterraneoJamie DaviesDAMS1:33.500
6HockenheimringHockenheimJuan Pablo MontoyaRSM Marko2:03.508
7A1-RingA1-RingRicardo ZontaSuper Nova Racing1:24.161
8Circuit de Spa-FrancorchampsSpa-FrancorchampsRui ÁguasNordic Racing2:13.517
9Mugello CircuitMugelloRicardo ZontaSuper Nova Racing1:42.448
10Circuito Permanente de JerezJerezRicardo ZontaSuper Nova Racing1:39.010

1997 FIA Formula 3000 International Championship