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1997 Hungarian GP
1996 Belgian GP

1997 Belgian GP

1997 Italian GP
1998 Belgian GP
 LV  Grand Prix de Belgique


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 24 August 1997
Start time14:00
EventBelgian GP
CircuitSpa-Francorchamps
Event FormatRace of 61 laps
Race12 of 17
Championship race609
Circuit
Laps44
Circuit Perimeter6968 m
Race Distance6968 × 61 = 425.048 km (scheduled)
6968 × 44 = 306.592 km (raced)
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Mild, Rain
Participants
Entries22
Qualifiers22
Finishers15
Championship DebutantsNone
MilestonesCar 3 - 20th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Bridgestone - 100th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Giancarlo Fisichella - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Jacques Villeneuve - 10th Pole Position (Driver)
Yamaha - 250th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 3rd Fastest LapsGerhard Berger (29)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (514),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (646),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (410),
4. Most Race WinsFerrari (113),
5. Most 15th Fastest LapsTyrrell (35),
6. Most 18th Fastest LapsTyrrell (44),
7. Most Races LedFerrari (284),
8. Most Laps LedFerrari (7465),
9. Most Race EntriesFerrari (1384),
10. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (148),
11. Most 21st Place QualificationsTyrrell (36)

Championships
1 Jacques Villeneuve 55 
same
2 Heinz-Harald Frentzen 23 
up
3 Jean Alesi 22 
down
4 Gerhard Berger 21 
down
5 Eddie Irvine 18 
same
6 Olivier Panis 15 
same
7 David Coulthard 14 
same
8 Giancarlo Fisichella 14 
up
9 Mika Häkkinen 14 
down
10 Johnny Herbert 14 
down
11 Ralf Schumacher 11 
down
12 Damon Hill 7 
same
13 Rubens Barrichello 6 
same
14 Alexander Wurz 4 
same
15 Jarno Trulli 3 
same
16 Mika Salo 2 
same
17 Shinji Nakano 2 
same
18 Nicola Larini 1 
same
1 Ferrari / Ferrari 84 
same
2 Williams / Renault 78 
same
3 Benetton / Renault 47 
same
4 McLaren / Mercedes 28 
same
5 Jordan / Peugeot 25 
up
6 Prost / Mugen-Honda 20 
down
7 Sauber / Petronas 15 
same
8 Arrows / Yamaha 7 
same
9 Stewart / Ford 6 
same
10 Tyrrell / Ford 2 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 5Car 3Car 3
EntrantScuderia Ferrari MarlboroRothmans Williams RenaultRothmans Williams Renault
DriverMichael SchumacherJacques VilleneuveJacques Villeneuve
CarFerrari F310BWilliams FW19Williams FW19
EngineFerrari 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10
Time1:33'46.7171'49.4501'52.692
Speed196.159 km/h229.190 km/h222.596 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led