Formula 1 1997 Australian Grand Prix

data

1997-03-09
1
Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit
David Coulthard COU
Jacques Villeneuve VIL
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
lap 36 - 1:30.585

The 1997 Australian Grand Prix was won by David Coulthard of McLaren.
Despite being on pole position in Australia, Jacques Villeneuve could not convert this into a win.
Villeneuve was forced to retire in lap 1 due to: Collision.

The race in Australia was round 1 of 17 of the 1997 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 58 1:30:28.718 10
2 58 +20.046 6
3 58 +22.177 4
4 58 +22.841 3
5 58 +1:00.308 2
6 58 +1:36.040 1
7 56 +2 Laps 0
8 55 Brakes 0
9 55 +3 Laps 0
10 54 +4 Laps 0
49 Engine 0
42 Engine 0
36 Suspension 0
34 Fuel 0
32 Electrical 0
14 Spun off 0
2 Spun off 0
1 Gearbox 0
0 Collision 0
0 Collision 0
0 Did not qualify 0
0 Throttle 0
0 Collision 0
0 Did not qualify 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Jacques Villeneuve Williams 1:29.369
2 Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams +1.754
3 Michael Schumacher Ferrari +2.103
4 David Coulthard McLaren +2.162
5 Eddie Irvine Ferrari +2.512
6 Mika Häkkinen McLaren +2.602
7 Johnny Herbert Sauber +2.918
8 Jean Alesi Benetton +3.224
9 Olivier Panis Prost +3.473
10 Gerhard Berger Benetton +3.501
11 Rubens Barrichello Stewart +3.706
12 Ralf Schumacher Jordan +3.761
13 Nicola Larini Sauber +3.958
14 Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan +4.183
15 Ukyo Katayama Minardi +4.429
16 Shinji Nakano Prost +4.620
17 Jarno Trulli Minardi +4.751
18 Mika Salo Tyrrell +4.860
19 Jan Magnussen Stewart +5.254
20 Damon Hill Arrows +5.437
21 Jos Verstappen Tyrrell +5.574
22 Pedro Diniz Arrows +6.603

driver positions through the laps

1997 Australian Grand Prix

The 1997 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 9 March 1997 at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit in Albert Park, Melbourne. It was the first race of the 1997 FIA Formula One World Championship. It was the second Grand Prix to be hosted in Melbourne. The 58-lap race was won by McLaren driver David Coulthard after starting from fourth position. Michael Schumacher finished second for the Ferrari and Coulthard's teammate Mika Häkkinen was third.

Nicola Larini scored his last ever world championship points at this race.


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