1997 FIA Formula 1 World Championship

The 1997 FIA Formula 1 World Championship was the 48th F1 season. It consisted of 17 Grand Prix rounds, held across 14 different countries. Jacques Villeneuve won the Drivers’ Championship and Williams won the Constructors’ Championship.

1997 Races
RoundGrand PrixCircuitDateWinnerTeamLapsRace Time
1AustraliaMelbourne Grand Prix Circuit9 March 1997David CoulthardMcLaren Mercedes581:30:28.718
2BrazilAutódromo José Carlos Pace30 March 1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault721:36:06.990
3ArgentinaAutódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez13 April 1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault721:52:01.715
4San MarinoAutodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari27 April 1997Heinz-Harald FrentzenWilliams Renault621:31:00.673
5MonacoCircuit de Monaco11 May 1997Michael SchumacherFerrari622:00:05.654
6SpainCircuit de Catalunya25 May 1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault641:30:35.896
7CanadaCircuit Gilles-Villeneuve15 June 1997Michael SchumacherFerrari541:17:40.646
8FranceCircuit de Nevers Magny-Cours29 June 1997Michael SchumacherFerrari721:38:50.492
9Great BritainSilverstone Circuit13 July 1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault591:28:01.665
10GermanyHockenheimring27 July 1997Gerhard BergerBenetton Renault451:20:59.046
11HungaryHungaroring10 August 1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault771:45:47.149
12BelgiumCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps24 August 1997Michael SchumacherFerrari441:33:46.717
13ItalyAutodromo Nazionale Monza7 September 1997David CoulthardMcLaren Mercedes531:17:04.609
14AustriaA1-Ring21 September 1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault711:27:35.999
15LuxembourgNürburgring28 September 1997Jacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault671:31:27.843
16JapanSuzuka International Racing Course12 October 1997Michael SchumacherFerrari531:29:48.446
17EuropeCircuito Permanente de Jerez26 October 1997Mika HakkinenMcLaren Mercedes691:38:57.771
1997 Driver Standings
Pos.DriverDriver NationalityTeamPoints
1Jacques VilleneuveCanadaWilliams Renault81
DQMichael SchumacherGermanyFerrari78
2Heinz-Harald FrentzenGermanyWilliams Renault42
3David CoulthardGreat BritainMcLaren Mercedes36
4Jean AlesiFranceBenetton Renault36
5Gerhard BergerAustriaBenetton Renault27
6Mika HakkinenFinlandMcLaren Mercedes27
7Eddie IrvineGreat BritainFerrari24
8Giancarlo FisichellaItalyJordan Peugeot20
9Olivier PanisFranceProst Mugen Honda16
10Johnny HerbertGreat BritainSauber Petronas15
11Ralf SchumacherGermanyJordan Peugeot13
12Damon HillGreat BritainArrows Yamaha7
13Rubens BarrichelloBrazilStewart Ford6
14Alexander WurzAustriaBenetton Renault4
15Jarno TrulliItalyProst Mugen Honda3
16Mika SaloFinlandTyrrell Ford2
17Pedro DinizBrazilArrows Yamaha2
18Shinji NakanoJapanProst Mugen Honda2
19Nicola LariniItalySauber Petronas1
1997 Constructor Standings
Pos.TeamPoints
1Williams Renault123
2Ferrari102
3Benetton Renault67
4McLaren Mercedes63
5Jordan Peugeot33
6Prost Mugen Honda21
7Sauber Petronas16
8Arrows Yamaha9
9Stewart Ford6
10Tyrrell Ford2
1997 Fastest Laps
RoundGrand PrixDriverTeamTime
1AustraliaHeinz-Harald FrentzenWilliams Renault1:30.585
2BrazilJacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault1:18.397
3ArgentinaGerhard BergerBenetton Renault1:27.981
4San MarinoHeinz-Harald FrentzenWilliams Renault1:25.531
5MonacoMichael SchumacherFerrari1:53.315
6SpainGiancarlo FisichellaJordan Peugeot1:22.242
7CanadaDavid CoulthardMcLaren Mercedes1:19.635
8FranceMichael SchumacherFerrari1:17.910
9Great BritainMichael SchumacherFerrari1:24.475
10GermanyGerhard BergerBenetton Renault1:45.747
11HungaryHeinz-Harald FrentzenWilliams Renault1:18.372
12BelgiumJacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault1:52.692
13ItalyMika HakkinenMcLaren Mercedes1:24.808
14AustriaJacques VilleneuveWilliams Renault1:11.814
15LuxembourgHeinz-Harald FrentzenWilliams Renault1:18.805
16JapanHeinz-Harald FrentzenWilliams Renault1:38.942
17EuropeHeinz-Harald FrentzenWilliams Renault1:23.135