1
Jacques Villeneuve
Williams
81 pts
2
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Williams
42 pts
3
David Coulthard
McLaren
36 pts
1
Williams
123 pts
Jacques Villeneuve is the 1997 Formula 1 World Champion. Villeneuve won 7 out of 17 races and scored a total of 81 points. With 39 points behind Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished the season in second place and Mika Häkkinen as third. Williams won the 1997 Formula 1 constructor championship, with a total of 123 points.
The season started with the 1997 Australian Grand Prix on March 9th. The last race of the season was the 1997 European Grand Prix on October 26th.
Number of races
17 races
First race
Australian Grand Prix (March 9th)
Last race
European Grand Prix (October 26th)
Most wins
Jacques Villeneuve (7)
Most pole positions
Jacques Villeneuve (10)
Most podiums
Michael Schumacher (8)
Jacques Villeneuve (8)
Most top 5 finishes
Jacques Villeneuve (11)
Michael Schumacher (11)
Most points finishes
Michael Schumacher (13)
Most DNF's
Rubens Barrichello (14)

1997 standings

Pos Driver Car Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1
Jacques Villeneuve
Williams 7 8 81
2
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Williams 1 7 42 -39
3
David Coulthard
McLaren 2 4 36 -45
4
Jean Alesi
Benetton 5 36 -45
5
Gerhard Berger
Benetton 1 2 27 -54
6
Mika Häkkinen
McLaren 1 3 27 -54
7
Eddie Irvine
Ferrari 5 24 -57
8
Giancarlo Fisichella
Jordan 2 20 -61
9
Olivier Panis
Prost 2 16 -65
10
Johnny Herbert
Sauber 1 15 -66
11
Ralf Schumacher
Jordan 1 13 -68
12
Damon Hill
Arrows 1 7 -74
13
Rubens Barrichello
Stewart 1 6 -75
14
Alexander Wurz
Benetton 1 4 -77
15
Jarno Trulli
Prost 3 -78
16
Pedro Diniz
Arrows 2 -79
17
Mika Salo
Tyrrell 2 -79
18
Shinji Nakano
Prost 2 -79
19
Nicola Larini
Sauber 1 -80
20
Jan Magnussen
Stewart 0 -81
21
Jos Verstappen
Tyrrell 0 -81
22
Gianni Morbidelli
Sauber 0 -81
23
Norberto Fontana
Sauber 0 -81
24
Ukyo Katayama
Minardi 0 -81
25
Tarso Marques
Minardi 0 -81
26
Michael Schumacher
Ferrari 5 8 78 -3
Pos Team Wins Podiums Pts Gap
1 Williams 8 15 123
2 Ferrari 5 13 102 -21
3 Benetton 1 8 67 -56
4 McLaren 3 7 63 -60
5 Jordan 3 33 -90
6 Prost 2 21 -102
7 Sauber 1 16 -107
8 Arrows 1 9 -114
9 Stewart 1 6 -117
10 Tyrrell 2 -121
11 Minardi 0 -123
12 Lola 0 -123

1997 schedule

Date Race Winner 2nd 3rd Pole position
Mar 9th
Australian Grand Prix
#10 David Coulthard
Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
Jacques Villeneuve
Mar 30th
Brazilian Grand Prix
#3 Jacques Villeneuve
Gerhard Berger
Olivier Panis
Jacques Villeneuve
Apr 13th
Argentine Grand Prix
#3 Jacques Villeneuve
Eddie Irvine
Ralf Schumacher
Jacques Villeneuve
Apr 27th
San Marino Grand Prix
#4 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Michael Schumacher
Eddie Irvine
Jacques Villeneuve
May 11th
Monaco Grand Prix
#5 Michael Schumacher
Rubens Barrichello
Eddie Irvine
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
May 25th
Spanish Grand Prix
#3 Jacques Villeneuve
Olivier Panis
Jean Alesi
Jacques Villeneuve
Jun 15th
Canadian Grand Prix
#5 Michael Schumacher
Jean Alesi
Giancarlo Fisichella
Michael Schumacher
Jun 29th
French Grand Prix
#5 Michael Schumacher
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Eddie Irvine
Michael Schumacher
Jul 13th
British Grand Prix
#3 Jacques Villeneuve
Jean Alesi
Alexander Wurz
Jacques Villeneuve
Jul 27th
German Grand Prix
#8 Gerhard Berger
Michael Schumacher
Mika Häkkinen
Gerhard Berger
Aug 10th
Hungarian Grand Prix
#3 Jacques Villeneuve
Damon Hill
Johnny Herbert
Michael Schumacher
Aug 24th
Belgian Grand Prix
#5 Michael Schumacher
Giancarlo Fisichella
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Jacques Villeneuve
Sep 7th
Italian Grand Prix
#10 David Coulthard
Jean Alesi
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Jean Alesi
Sep 21st
Austrian Grand Prix
#3 Jacques Villeneuve
David Coulthard
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Jacques Villeneuve
Sep 28th
Luxembourg Grand Prix
#3 Jacques Villeneuve
Jean Alesi
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Mika Häkkinen
Oct 12th
Japanese Grand Prix
#5 Michael Schumacher
Heinz-Harald Frentzen
Eddie Irvine
Jacques Villeneuve
Oct 26th
European Grand Prix
#9 Mika Häkkinen
David Coulthard
Jacques Villeneuve
Jacques Villeneuve