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1997 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 16 of 17
Sunday, October 12, 1997 at Suzuka Circuitland, Suzuka City, Japan
53 laps on a 5.864 kilometer road course (310.8 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:29:48.45
Average Speed: 207.639 kph
Pole Time: 96.071 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 1.378 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1997 Formula One results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
1 25   Michael Schumacher Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari F310B / Ferrari Type 046/2531:29:48.44625
2 64   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Rothmans Williams RenaultWilliams FW19 / Renault RS953+1.3785
3 36   Eddie Irvine Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari F310B / Ferrari Type 046/253+26.38417
4 49   Mika Hakkinen West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-12 / Mercedes-Benz FO110F53+27.1290
5 77   Jean Alesi Mild Seven Benetton RenaultBenetton B197 / Renault RS953+40.4030
6 816   Johnny Herbert Red Bull Sauber PetronasSauber C16 / Petronas SPE-0153+41.6300
7 912   Giancarlo Fisichella B&H Total Jordan PeugeotJordan 197 / Peugeot A1453+56.8250
8 58   Gerhard Berger Mild Seven Benetton RenaultBenetton B197 / Renault RS953+60.4290
91311   Ralf Schumacher B&H Total Jordan PeugeotJordan 197 / Peugeot A1453+82.0360
ret1110   David Coulthard West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-12 / Mercedes-Benz FO110F52engine0
11171   Damon Hill Danka Arrows YamahaArrows A18 / Yamaha OX11A52+1 lap0
12162   Pedro Diniz Danka Arrows YamahaArrows A18 / Yamaha OX11A52+1 lap0
132118   Jos Verstappen Tyrrell-FordTyrrell 025 / Ford ED552+1 lap0
dsq 13   Jacques Villeneuve Rothmans Williams RenaultWilliams FW19 / Renault RS953disqualified6
ret2021   Tarso Marques Minardi Team SpAMinardi M197 / Hart 830 AV746gearbox0
ret2219   Mika Salo Tyrrell-FordTyrrell 025 / Ford ED546engine0
ret1014   Olivier Panis Equipe Prost Gauloises BlondesProst JS45 / Mugen-Honda MF-301HB36engine0
ret1515   Shinji Nakano Equipe Prost Gauloises BlondesProst JS45 / Mugen-Honda MF-301HB22wheel bearing0
ret1920   Ukyo Katayama Minardi Team SpAMinardi M197 / Hart 830 AV78engine0
ret1222   Rubens Barrichello Stewart FordStewart SF01 / Ford VJ Zetec-R6spun off0
ret1423   Jan Magnussen Stewart FordStewart SF01 / Ford VJ Zetec-R3spun off0
dns1817   Gianni Morbidelli Red Bull Sauber PetronasSauber C16 / Petronas SPE-010did not start0

Fastest Lap: 213.361 kph by Heinz-Harald Frentzen

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jacques Villeneuve122
  Eddie Irvine31614
  Jacques Villeneuve17204
  Heinz-Harald Frentzen21211
  Eddie Irvine22243
  Michael Schumacher25339
  Heinz-Harald Frentzen34374
  Michael Schumacher385316

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Schumacher 78    
2   Jacques Villeneuve 77   -1  
3   Heinz-Harald Frentzen 41   -37  
4   Jean Alesi 36   -42  
5   David Coulthard 30   -48  
6   Gerhard Berger 24   -54  
7   Eddie Irvine 22   -56  
8   Giancarlo Fisichella 20   -58  
9   Mika Hakkinen 17   -61  
10   Olivier Panis 16   -62  
11   Johnny Herbert 15   -63  
12   Ralf Schumacher 13   -65  
13   Damon Hill 7   -71  
14   Rubens Barrichello 6   -72  
15   Alexander Wurz 4   -74  
16   Jarno Trulli 3   -75  
17   Pedro Diniz 2   -76  
18   Mika Salo 2   -76  
19   Shinji Nakano 2   -76  
20   Nicola Larini 1   -77