1997 Macau Grand Prix

The 1997 Macau Grand Prix was the 44th running of the annual race and the 15th time it was headlined by Formula 3. The FIA sanctioned event was held on the Guia circuit in Macau on 16 November 1997. Soheil Ayari started on pole position and was the race winner.

Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamLapsRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapSpeed
19Soheil AyariFranceGraff Racing271:09:22.240--142.919
28Patrice GayFranceGraff Racing271:09:33.791+11.551+11.551142.523
315Enrique BernoldiBrazilPromatecme Renault Elf271:09:36.228+13.988+2.437142.440
422Mark WebberAustraliaAlan Docking Racing271:09:48.891+26.651+12.663142.009
519André CoutoPortugalPrema Powerteam271:09:50.697+28.457+1.806141.948
632Oriol ServiàSpainLa Filiere271:10:09.294+47.054+18.597141.321
717Stéphane SarrazinFranceLD Autosport271:10:20.994+58.754+11.700140.929
835Ben CollinsGreat BritainFortec Motorsports271:10:24.482+1:02.242+3.488140.813
920Donny CrevelsNetherlandsPrema Powerteam271:10:26.290+1:04.050+1.808140.753
1027Sebastián MartinoArgentinaPMS Tomei Sport271:10:34.100+1:11.860+7.810140.493
1118Yuji TachikawaJapanLian Toda Racing271:10:59.080+1:36.840+24.980139.669
1230Norman SimonGermanyGM Motorsport261:07:42.3731 lap1 lap141.009
137Tom CoronelNetherlandsTOM'S241:02:17.0873 laps2 laps2:15.950141.492
DSQ3Max AngelelliItalyOpel Team BSR271:09:43.175142.203
DNF6Oliver MartiniItalyOpel Team RC Motorsport2156:13.147137.163
DNF26Maurizio MedianiItalyEF Project2156:07.603137.389
DNF29Peter DumbreckGreat BritainGM Motorsport2155:52.623138.002
DNF36Fredrik EkblomSwedenFortec Motorsports2154:06.227142.526
DNF28Keiichi NishimiyaJapanPMS Tomei Sport2153:59.728142.811
DNF1Ralph FirmanIrelandPaul Stewart Racing1952:01.147134.119
DNF31Franck MontagnyFranceLa Filiere1844:56.320147.080
DNF23Ricardo MaurícioBrazilAlan Docking Racing1641:53.664140.238
DNF12Michele GaspariniItalyOpel Team RC Motorsport1539:53.330138.083
DNF2Jonny KaneGreat BritainPaul Stewart Racing1538:19.387143.725
DNF25David SaelensBelgiumASM Formule 31128:22.429142.356
DNF21Wolf HenzlerGermanyJosef Kaufmann Racing49:34.658153.357
DNF5Bas LeindersBelgiumOpel Team BSR49:33.488153.670
DNS16Nicolas MinassianFrancePromatecme Renault Elf
DNS33Mario HaberfeldBrazilMartin Donnelly Racing
Heat 2 Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamLapsRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapSpeed
19Soheil AyariFranceGraff Racing1538:55.528--141.501
27Tom CoronelNetherlandsTOM'S1539:00.065+4.537+4.5372:15.950141.226
315Enrique BernoldiBrazilPromatecme Renault Elf1539:03.112+7.584+3.047141.043
48Patrice GayFranceGraff Racing1539:06.086+10.558+2.9742:15.950140.864
522Mark WebberAustraliaAlan Docking Racing1539:13.809+18.281+7.723140.402
635Ben CollinsGreat BritainFortec Motorsports1539:16.952+21.424+3.143140.214
723Ricardo MaurícioBrazilAlan Docking Racing1539:17.289+21.761+0.337140.194
830Norman SimonGermanyGM Motorsport1539:18.005+22.477+0.716140.152
919André CoutoPortugalPrema Powerteam1539:21.570+26.042+3.565139.940
1032Oriol ServiàSpainLa Filiere1539:21.570+26.042139.940
1120Donny CrevelsNetherlandsPrema Powerteam1540:26.048+1:30.520+1:04.478136.221
1217Stéphane SarrazinFranceLD Autosport1540:27.642+1:32.114+1.594136.132
1328Keiichi NishimiyaJapanPMS Tomei Sport1540:34.339+1:38.811+6.697135.757
1427Sebastián MartinoArgentinaPMS Tomei Sport1540:35.272+1:39.744+0.933135.705
1536Fredrik EkblomSwedenFortec Motorsports1540:39.876+1:44.348+4.604135.449
1618Yuji TachikawaJapanLian Toda Racing1541:08.382+2:12.854+28.506133.885
DSQ3Max AngelelliItalyOpel Team BSR15
DNF6Oliver MartiniItalyOpel Team RC Motorsport925:18.254130.602
DNF26Maurizio MedianiItalyEF Project925:17.219130.691
DNF29Peter DumbreckGreat BritainGM Motorsport925:14.621130.915
DNF31Franck MontagnyFranceLa Filiere614:03.991156.627
DNF2Jonny KaneGreat BritainPaul Stewart Racing5
DNF1Ralph FirmanIrelandPaul Stewart Racing
DNF5Bas LeindersBelgiumOpel Team BSR
DNF12Michele GaspariniItalyOpel Team RC Motorsport
DNF21Wolf HenzlerGermanyJosef Kaufmann Racing
DNF25David SaelensBelgiumASM Formule 3
Heat 1 Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamLapsRace TimeGapIntervalBest LapSpeed
19Soheil AyariFranceGraff Racing1230:26.712--2:16.111144.732
28Patrice GayFranceGraff Racing1230:27.705+0.993+0.993144.653
319André CoutoPortugalPrema Powerteam1230:29.417+2.705+1.712144.518
415Enrique BernoldiBrazilPromatecme Renault Elf1230:33.116+6.404+3.699144.226
522Mark WebberAustraliaAlan Docking Racing1230:35.082+8.370+1.966144.072
629Peter DumbreckGreat BritainGM Motorsport1230:38.002+11.290+2.920143.843
732Oriol ServiàSpainLa Filiere1230:47.724+21.012+9.722143.086
826Maurizio MedianiItalyEF Project1230:50.384+23.672+2.660142.880
918Yuji TachikawaJapanLian Toda Racing1230:50.698+23.986+0.314142.856
1031Franck MontagnyFranceLa Filiere1230:52.329+25.617+1.631142.730
1117Stéphane SarrazinFranceLD Autosport1230:53.352+26.640+1.023142.651
126Oliver MartiniItalyOpel Team RC Motorsport1230:54.893+28.181+1.541142.533
1327Sebastián MartinoArgentinaPMS Tomei Sport1230:58.828+32.116+3.935142.231
1420Donny CrevelsNetherlandsPrema Powerteam1231:00.242+33.530+1.414142.123
1535Ben CollinsGreat BritainFortec Motorsports1231:07.530+40.818+7.288141.568
1625David SaelensBelgiumASM Formule 31128:22.4291 lap1 lap142.356
1730Norman SimonGermanyGM Motorsport1128:24.3681 lap+1.939142.194
182Jonny KaneGreat BritainPaul Stewart Racing102 laps1 lap
DSQ3Max AngelelliItalyOpel Team BSR12
DNF7Tom CoronelNetherlandsTOM''S923:17.022141.936
DNF36Fredrik EkblomSwedenFortec Motorsports613:26.351163.938
DNF28Keiichi NishimiyaJapanPMS Tomei Sport613:25.389164.134
DNF23Ricardo MaurícioBrazilAlan Docking Racing12:36.375140.892
DNS33Mario HaberfeldBrazilMartin Donnelly Racing
DNF12Michele GaspariniItalyOpel Team RC Motorsport
DNF5Bas LeindersBelgiumOpel Team BSR
DNF1Ralph FirmanIrelandPaul Stewart Racing
DNS16Nicolas MinassianFrancePromatecme Renault Elf
DNF21Wolf HenzlerGermanyJosef Kaufmann Racing

Winner

After 27 Laps

9

Soheil Ayari

Graff Racing

1:09:22.240

142.919 Km/h

165.24 Km

fastest lap

7

Tom Coronel

TOM'S

2:15.950

162.059 Km/h

Pole Position

9

Soheil Ayari

Graff Racing

2:15.892

162.128 Km/h