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1997 Japanese GP
1996 European GP

1997 European GP

1998 Australian GP
1999 European GP
 XLII  Grand Prix of Europe


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

Details
DateSunday 26 October 1997
Start time14:00
EventEuropean GP
CircuitJerez
Event FormatRace of 69 laps
Race17 of 17
Championship race614
Circuit
Laps69
Circuit Perimeter4428 m
Race Distance4428 × 69 = 305.532 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherCloudy, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries22
Qualifiers22
Finishers17
Championship DebutantsNone
MilestonesCastrol - 25th Pole Position (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Giancarlo Fisichella - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Mika Häkkinen - 1st Win (Driver)
Mild Seven Benetton Renault - 100th Race Entry (Entrant)
Pedro Diniz - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Total - 100th Race Entry (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 17th Place FinishesUkyo Katayama (3),
2. Most 20th Fastest LapsUkyo Katayama (12),
3. Most 20th Fastest Laps in a SeasonUkyo Katayama (5),
4. Most 21st Place Qualifications in a SeasonTyrrell (9)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (519),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (651),
3. Most 4th Place FinishesGerhard Berger (26),
4. Most 5th Place FinishesFerrari (74),
5. Most 15th Place FinishesMinardi (11),
6. Most 21st Fastest LapsTyrrell (31),
7. Most Races LedFerrari (289),
8. Most Laps LedFerrari (7549),
9. Most Race EntriesFerrari (1394),
10. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (128),
11. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (90),
12. Most 19th Place QualificationsMinardi (40),
13. Most 21st Place QualificationsTyrrell (40),
14. Most 22nd Place QualificationsTyrrell (46)

Championships
1 Jacques Villeneuve 81 
same
2 Heinz-Harald Frentzen 42 
same
3 David Coulthard 36 
up
4 Jean Alesi 36 
down
5 Gerhard Berger 27 
same
6 Mika Häkkinen 27 
up
7 Eddie Irvine 24 
down
8 Giancarlo Fisichella 20 
down
9 Olivier Panis 16 
same
10 Johnny Herbert 15 
same
11 Ralf Schumacher 13 
same
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
 Pedro Diniz 2 
same
18 Shinji Nakano 2 
same
19 Nicola Larini 1 
same
1 Williams / Renault 123 
same
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 102 
same
3 Benetton / Renault 67 
same
4 McLaren / Mercedes 63 
same
5 Jordan / Peugeot 33 
same
6 Prost / Mugen-Honda 21 
same
7 Sauber / Petronas 16 
same
8 Arrows / Yamaha 9 
same
9 Stewart / Ford 6 
same
10 Tyrrell / Ford 2 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 9Car 3Car 4
EntrantWest McLaren MercedesRothmans Williams RenaultRothmans Williams Renault
DriverMika HäkkinenJacques VilleneuveHeinz-Harald Frentzen
CarMcLaren MP4/12Williams FW19Williams FW19
EngineMercedes 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10
Time1:38'57.7711'21.0721'23.135
Speed185.240 km/h196.625 km/h191.746 km/h


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