Formula 1 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix results


Jacques Villeneuve VIL
Michael Schumacher MSC

The 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix was won by Jacques Villeneuve of Williams.
Despite being on pole position in Hungary, Michael Schumacher could not convert this into a win.

The race in Hungary was round 11 of 17 of the 1997 season.


1997 Hungarian Grand Prix

The 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the XIII Marlboro Magyar Nagydij) was a Formula One motor race held at Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary on 10 August 1997. The race, contested over 77 laps, was the eleventh race of the 1997 Formula One season and was won by Jacques Villeneuve, driving a Williams-Renault, with Damon Hill second in an Arrows-Yamaha and Johnny Herbert third in a Sauber-Petronas.

Defending World Champion Hill, who had been having a poor year in the uncompetitive and unreliable Arrows, had led comfortably for most of the race, after qualifying third behind championship challengers Michael Schumacher and Villeneuve. However, a hydraulic failure resulted in Villeneuve passing him on the final lap. It was to be the closest the Arrows team ever came to a Grand Prix victory.

The win was Villeneuve's fifth of the season and moved him to within three points of Schumacher in the Drivers' Championship, the Ferrari driver having only managed fourth in the race. Shinji Nakano scored his last ever world championship points at this race.

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