1997 Australia Grand Prix in Formula 1 at the Melbourne circuit. Full information

1997 Australia Grand Prix poster

1997 Australia Grand Prix poster

1997 Australia Grand Prix

1997 Australia Grand Prix is 598th Formula 1 race. Passed at the Melbourne circuit. Jacques Villeneuve won the pole position, David Coulthard won this race. This was his 2nd victory. Michael Schumacher and Mika Hakkinen also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 58 laps (308 km).

Previous race: 1996 Japan Grand Prix
Next race: 1997 Brazil Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1997 Australia Grand Prix

105th victory for the McLaren team
2nd victory for the David Coulthard
12th podium for the David Coulthard
47th podium for the Michael Schumacher
14th podium for the Mika Hakkinen

David Coulthard - Winner of the 1997 Australia Grand Prix

David Coulthard - Winner of the 1997 Australia Grand Prix

1997 Australia Grand Prix

1997 Australia Grand Prix

McLaren MP4/12 - 1997 Australia Grand Prix winner

McLaren MP4/12 - 1997 Australia Grand Prix winner

1997 Australia Grand Prix results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 David Coulthard 10.00  1h 30m 28.718s  ( 203.926 km/h ) 58 West McLaren Mercedes
2 Michael Schumacher 6.00  1h 30m 48.764s  ( +20.046s ) 58 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
3 Mika Hakkinen 4.00  1h 30m 50.895s  ( +22.177s ) 58 West McLaren Mercedes
4 Gerhard Berger 3.00  1h 30m 51.559s  ( +22.841s ) 58 Mild Seven Benetton Renault
5 Olivier Panis 2.00  1h 31m 28.756s  ( +1m 00.038s ) 58 Prost Gauloises Blondes
6 Nicola Larini 1.00  1h 32m 04.758s  ( +1m 36.040s ) 58 Red Bull Sauber Petronas
7 Shinji Nakano 0   56 Prost Gauloises Blondes
8 Heinz-Harald Frentzen 0  Brakes 55 Rothmans Williams Renault
9 Jarno Trulli 0   55 Minardi F1 Team
10 Pedro Diniz 0   54 Danka Arrows Yamaha
ab Rubens Barrichello 0  Oil pressure 49 HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford
ab Mika Salo 0  Engine 42 PIAA Tyrrell
ab Jan Magnussen 0  Handling 36 HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford
ab Jean Alesi 0  Out of fuel 34 Mild Seven Benetton Renault
ab Ukyo Katayama 0  Fuel injection 32 Minardi F1 Team
ab Giancarlo Fisichella 0  Accident 14 B&H Total Jordan Peugeot
ab Jos Verstappen 0  Accident 2 PIAA Tyrrell
ab Ralf Schumacher 0  Gearbox 1 B&H Total Jordan Peugeot
np Damon Hill 0  Throttle tf Danka Arrows Yamaha
ab Jacques Villeneuve 0  Collision 0 Rothmans Williams Renault
ab Eddie Irvine 0  Puncture 0 Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
ab Johnny Herbert 0  Collision 0 Red Bull Sauber Petronas
nq Vincenzo Sospiri 0     Mastercard Lola F1 Team
nq Ricardo Rosset 0     Mastercard Lola F1 Team

List of all cars for the 1997 Australia Grand Prix on the Melbourne circuit

Prost JS45

Mugen Honda MF-301HB V10 3.0

Benetton B197

Renault RS9 V10 3.0

Arrows A18

Yamaha OX11A V10 3.0

Stewart SF01

Ford Cosworth JD Zetec-R V10 3.0

Sauber C16

Petronas SPE-01 V10 3.0

McLaren MP4/12

Mercedes FO 110E V10 3.0

Williams FW19

Renault RS9 V10 3.0

Lola T97/30

Ford Cosworth ECA Zetec-R V8 3.0

Tyrrell 025

Ford Cosworth ED4 V8 3.0

Jordan 197

Peugeot A14 V10 3.0

Ferrari F310B

Ferrari 046/2 V10 3.0

Minardi M197

Hart 830 AV7 V8 3.0