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1997 Grand Prix of Belgium


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Formula One race number 12 of 17
Sunday, August 24, 1997 at Circuit de Spa Francorchamps, Francorchamps, Belgium
44 laps on a 6.968 kilometer road course (306.592 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:33:46.717
Average speed: 196.159 kph
Pole time: 109.45 seconds
Cautions: 1 for 3 laps
Margin of victory: 26.753 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1997 Formula One results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverTeamChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
1 35   Michael Schumacher Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari F310B / Ferrari Type 046/2441:33:46.7174010
2 412   Giancarlo Fisichella B&H Total Jordan PeugeotJordan 197 / Peugeot A1444+26.75306
3 74   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Rothmans Williams RenaultWilliams FW19 / Renault RS944+32.14704
41116   Johnny Herbert Red Bull Sauber PetronasSauber C16 / Petronas SPE-0144+39.02503
5 13   Jacques Villeneuve Rothmans Williams RenaultWilliams FW19 / Renault RS944+42.10342
6158   Gerhard Berger Mild Seven Benetton RenaultBenetton B197 / Renault RS944+63.74101
7 82   Pedro Diniz Danka Arrows YamahaArrows A18 / Yamaha OX11A44+85.93100
8 27   Jean Alesi Mild Seven Benetton RenaultBenetton B197 / Renault RS944+102.00800
91317   Gianni Morbidelli Red Bull Sauber PetronasSauber C16 / Petronas SPE-0144+102.58200
10176   Eddie Irvine Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari F310B / Ferrari Type 046/243+1 lap00
111919   Mika Salo Tyrrell-FordTyrrell 025 / Ford ED543+1 lap00
121823   Jan Magnussen Stewart FordStewart SF01 / Ford VJ Zetec-R43+1 lap00
13 91   Damon Hill Danka Arrows YamahaArrows A18 / Yamaha OX11A42+2 laps00
142020   Ukyo Katayama Minardi Team SpAMinardi M197 / Hart 830 AV742+2 laps00
151414   Jarno Trulli Equipe Prost Gauloises BlondesProst JS45 / Mugen-Honda MF-301HB42+2 laps00
dsq 59   Mika Hakkinen West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-12 / Mercedes-Benz FO110F44disqualified00
ret2118   Jos Verstappen Tyrrell-FordTyrrell 025 / Ford ED525spun off00
ret 611   Ralf Schumacher B&H Total Jordan PeugeotJordan 197 / Peugeot A1421spun off00
ret1010   David Coulthard West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-12 / Mercedes-Benz FO110F19spun off00
ret2221   Tarso Marques Minardi Team SpAMinardi M197 / Hart 830 AV718spun off00
ret1222   Rubens Barrichello Stewart FordStewart SF01 / Ford VJ Zetec-R8steering00
ret1615   Shinji Nakano Equipe Prost Gauloises BlondesProst JS45 / Mugen-Honda MF-301HB5electrical00

Fastest Lap: 222.596 kph by Jacques Villeneuve

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133   rain 
44441  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.8%             Average green flag run: 41.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jacques Villeneuve144
  Michael Schumacher54440

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Schumacher 66    
2   Jacques Villeneuve 55   -11  
3   Heinz-Harald Frentzen 23   -43  
4   Jean Alesi 22   -44  
5   Gerhard Berger 21   -45  
6   Eddie Irvine 18   -48  
7   Olivier Panis 15   -51  
8   David Coulthard 14   -52  
8   Mika Hakkinen 14   -52  
8   Johnny Herbert 14   -52  
8   Giancarlo Fisichella 14   -52  
12   Ralf Schumacher 11   -55  
13   Damon Hill 7   -59  
14   Rubens Barrichello 6   -60  
15   Alexander Wurz 4   -62  
16   Jarno Trulli 3   -63  
17   Mika Salo 2   -64  
17   Shinji Nakano 2   -64  
19   Nicola Larini 1   -65