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1997 Qantas Australian Grand Prix


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Formula One race number 1 of 17
Sunday, March 9, 1997 at Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, South Melbourne, Australia
58 laps on a 5.302 kilometer road course (307.5 kilometers)

Time of race: 1:30:28.72
Average Speed: 203.926 kph
Pole Time: 89.369 seconds
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: 20.046 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1997 Formula One results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Team Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led
71615   Shinji Nakano Equipe Prost Gauloises BlondesProst JS45 / Mugen-Honda MF-301HB56+2 laps0
2 35   Michael Schumacher Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari F310B / Ferrari Type 046/258+20.0460
3 69   Mika Hakkinen West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-12 / Mercedes-Benz FO110F58+22.1770
4108   Gerhard Berger Mild Seven Benetton RenaultBenetton B197 / Renault RS958+22.8410
91721   Jarno Trulli Minardi Team SpAMinardi M197 / Hart 830 AV755+3 laps0
10222   Pedro Diniz Danka Arrows YamahaArrows A18 / Yamaha OX11A54+4 laps0
5 914   Olivier Panis Equipe Prost Gauloises BlondesProst JS45 / Mugen-Honda MF-301HB58+60.3080
61317   Nicola Larini Red Bull Sauber PetronasSauber C16 / Petronas SPE-0158+96.0400
1 410   David Coulthard West McLaren MercedesMcLaren MP4-12 / Mercedes-Benz FO110F581:30:28.71834
ret 24   Heinz-Harald Frentzen Rothmans Williams RenaultWilliams FW19 / Renault RS955brakes24
ret 13   Jacques Villeneuve Rothmans Williams RenaultWilliams FW19 / Renault RS90crash0
ret 56   Eddie Irvine Scuderia Ferrari MarlboroFerrari F310B / Ferrari Type 046/20crash0
ret 716   Johnny Herbert Red Bull Sauber PetronasSauber C16 / Petronas SPE-010crash0
dns201   Damon Hill Danka Arrows YamahaArrows A18 / Yamaha OX11A0did not start0
ret1520   Ukyo Katayama Minardi Team SpAMinardi M197 / Hart 830 AV732electrical0
ret1122   Rubens Barrichello Stewart FordStewart SF01 / Ford VJ Zetec-R49engine0
ret1819   Mika Salo Tyrrell-FordTyrrell 025 / Ford ED442engine0
ret 87   Jean Alesi Mild Seven Benetton RenaultBenetton B197 / Renault RS934fuel0
ret1211   Ralf Schumacher B&H Total Jordan PeugeotJordan 197 / Peugeot A141gearbox0
ret1412   Giancarlo Fisichella B&H Total Jordan PeugeotJordan 197 / Peugeot A1414spun off0
ret2118   Jos Verstappen Tyrrell-FordTyrrell 025 / Ford ED42spun off0
ret1923   Jan Magnussen Stewart FordStewart SF01 / Ford VJ Zetec-R36suspension0

Fastest Lap: 210.710 kph by Heinz-Harald Frentzen

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
23Vincenzo Sospiri24MasterCard Lola
24Ricardo Rosset25MasterCard Lola

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Heinz-Harald Frentzen11717
  David Coulthard183215
  Heinz-Harald Frentzen33397
  David Coulthard405819

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   David Coulthard 10    
2   Michael Schumacher 6   -4  
3   Mika Hakkinen 4   -6  
4   Gerhard Berger 3   -7  
5   Olivier Panis 2   -8  
6   Nicola Larini 1   -9