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

Details
DateSunday 12 October 1997
Start time14:00
EventJapanese GP
CircuitSuzuka
Event FormatRace of 53 laps
Race16 of 17
Championship race613
Circuit
Laps53
Circuit Perimeter5864 m
Race Distance5864 × 53 = 310.792 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherPartially cloudy, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries22
Qualifiers22
Finishers13
Championship DebutantsNone
MilestonesCar 3 - 500th Race Entry (Car Number)
Castrol - 20th Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Records Broken 1. Most 19th Place QualificationsMinardi (39),
2. Most 16th Place Qualifications in a SeasonPedro Diniz (7)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (518),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (650),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (412),
4. Most Race WinsFerrari (114),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (139),
6. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioWilliams (13.46%),
7. Most 6th Fastest LapsFerrari (60),
8. Most 16th Fastest LapsTyrrell (41),
9. Most 11th Fastest Laps in a SeasonProst (7),
10. Most Races LedFerrari (288),
11. Most Laps LedFerrari (7510),
12. Most Race EntriesFerrari (1392),
13. Most 2nd Place QualificationsFerrari (127),
14. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (149),
15. Most 21st Place QualificationsTyrrell (39)

Championships
1 Jacques Villeneuve 77 
same
2 Heinz-Harald Frentzen 41 
same
3 Jean Alesi 36 
same
4 David Coulthard 30 
same
5 Gerhard Berger 24 
same
6 Eddie Irvine 22 
up
7 Giancarlo Fisichella 20 
down
8 Mika Häkkinen 17 
up
9 Olivier Panis 16 
down
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 118 
same
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 100 
same
3 Benetton / Renault 64 
same
4 McLaren / Mercedes 47 
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 5Car 3Car 4
EntrantScuderia Ferrari MarlboroRothmans Williams RenaultRothmans Williams Renault
DriverMichael SchumacherJacques VilleneuveHeinz-Harald Frentzen
CarFerrari F310BWilliams FW19Williams FW19
EngineFerrari 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10
Time1:29'48.4461'36.0711'38.942
Speed207.639 km/h219.737 km/h213.361 km/h


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