FIA Formula 1 World Championship 1997 Round 01 Australia

The 1997 Australian Grand Prix was Round 1 of the 1997 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, 9 March 1997. Jacques Villeneuve started on pole position in the Williams Renault and David Coulthard was the race winner in the McLaren Mercedes.

1997 Qantas Australian Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapLapSpeedPoints
110David CoulthardGreat BritainMcLaren MercedesGoodyear581:30:28.718--1:31.41229203.92610
25Michael SchumacherGermanyFerrariGoodyear581:30:48.764+20.046+20.0461:31.06754203.1756
39Mika HakkinenFinlandMcLaren MercedesGoodyear581:30:50.895+22.177+2.1311:31.50933203.0964
48Gerhard BergerAustriaBenetton RenaultGoodyear581:30:51.559+22.841+0.6641:31.62454203.0713
514Olivier PanisFranceProst Mugen HondaBridgestone581:31:29.026+1:00.308+37.4671:31.76240201.6852
617Nicola LariniItalySauber PetronasGoodyear581:32:04.758+1:36.040+35.7321:32.78427200.3811
715Shinji NakanoJapanProst Mugen HondaBridgestone561:31:11.5472 laps2 laps1:34.17152195.353
84Heinz-Harald FrentzenGermanyWilliams RenaultGoodyear551:25:48.4793 laps1 lap1:30.58536203.904
921Jarno TrulliItalyMinardi HartBridgestone551:30:33.4323 laps+4:44.9531:35.95921193.210
102Pedro DinizBrazilArrows YamahaBridgestone541:31:11.0724 laps1 lap1:34.46523188.392
DNF22Rubens BarrichelloBrazilStewart FordBridgestone491:18:30.3731:33.38624198.555
DNF19Mika SaloFinlandTyrrell FordGoodyear421:13:10.4581:34.19422182.591
DNF23Jan MagnussenDenmarkStewart FordBridgestone3658:58.9551:35.25726194.164
DNF7Jean AlesiFranceBenetton RenaultGoodyear3453:18.1431:31.97633202.919
DNF20Ukyo KatayamaJapanMinardi HartBridgestone3252:01.3181:34.91814195.683
DNF12Giancarlo FisichellaItalyJordan PeugeotGoodyear1422:27.5601:34.14714198.299
DNF18Jos VerstappenNetherlandsTyrrell FordGoodyear23:28.9631:37.0382182.684
DNF11Ralf SchumacherGermanyJordan PeugeotGoodyear11:48.3231:48.3231176.206
DNF3Jacques VilleneuveCanadaFerrariGoodyear
DNF6Eddie IrvineGreat BritainWilliams RenaultGoodyear
DNF16Johnny HerbertGreat BritainSauber PetronasGoodyear
DNS1Damon HillGreat BritainArrows YamahaBridgestone
DNQ24Vincenzo SospiriItalyLola FordBridgestone
DNQ25Ricardo RossetBrazilLola FordBridgestone