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Aus 1997 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 17 in the 1997 Formula One season
Melbourne
Date 9 March 1997
Official name LXII Qantas Australian Grand Prix
Location Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Albert Park, Melbourne
Course Temporary Street Circuit
5.303 km
Distance 58 laps, 308.792 km
Weather Dry
Pole Position
Driver Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Renault
Time 1:29.625
Fastest lap
Driver Aus Josh Noack Stewart-Ford
Time 1:30.512
Podium
First Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows-Yamaha
Second Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Renault
Third Den Andy Black Prost-Mugen Honda

The 1997 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on March 9, 1997 at Melbourne. It was the 1st race of the 1997 Formula One season.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 3 Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Renault 1:29.625
2 8 Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows-Yamaha 1:29.694 +0.069
3 7 Fin Joel Rautavaara Arrows-Yamaha 1:29.731 +0.106
4 18 Den Andy Black Prost-Mugen Honda 1:29.775 +0.150
5 9 Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.782 +0.157
6 22 Tur Omer Said Jordan-Peugeot 1:29.814 +0.189
7 1 Ger Tobi Kederer Ferrari 1:29.839 +0.214
8 5 Aus Aidan Keranen Tyrrell-Ford 1:29.859 +0.234
9 12 Gre Old Wolf Stewart-Ford 1:29.880 +0.255
10 2 Can Steven Poirier Ferrari 1:29.890 +0.265
11 6 Bra Pablo Diehl Tyrrell-Ford 1:29.904 +0.279
12 16 Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas 1:29.909 +0.284
13 19 Can William Néron Prost-Mugen Honda 1:29.933 +0.308
14 17 Por Rui Martins Sauber-Petronas 1:29.948 +0.323
15 11 Aus Josh Noack Stewart-Ford 1:29.989 +0.364
16 10 Ned Lesley Buurlage McLaren-Mercedes 1:29.997 +0.372
17 4 Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Renault 1:30.013 +0.388
18 15 Ger Ben Utzer Minardi-Hart 1:30.019 +0.394
19 20 Eng Ben Herbert Benetton-Renault 1:30.133 +0.508
20 14 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Hart 1:30.240 +0.615
21 23 Uk Rami Saidy Jordan-Peugeot 1:30.389 +0.764
22 21 Hun Márk Lintner Benetton-Renault 1:30.500 +0.875

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows-Yamaha 58 1:29:29.124 2 10
2 3 Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Renault 58 +4.944 1 6
3 18 Den Andy Black Prost-Mugen Honda 58 +14.116 4 4
4 17 Por Rui Martins Sauber-Petronas 58 +15.941 14 3
5 22 Tur Omer Said Jordan-Peugeot 58 +20.805 6 2
6 1 Ger Tobi Kederer Ferrari 58 +30.438 7 1
7 2 Can Steven Poirier Ferrari 58 +34.149 10
8 16 Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas 58 +35.463 12
9 20 Eng Ben Herbert Benetton-Renault 58 +35.907 19
10 7 Fin Joel Rautavaara Arrows-Yamaha 58 +38.694 3
11 23 Uk Rami Saidy Jordan-Peugeot 58 +43.936 21
12 11 Aus Josh Noack Stewart-Ford 58 +44.157 15
13 21 Hun Márk Lintner Benetton-Renault 58 +57.362 22
14 10 Ned Lesley Buurlage McLaren-Mercedes 58 +1:01.541 16
15 9 Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes 58 +1:03.743 5
16 14 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Hart 58 +1:05.650 20
17 19 Can William Néron Prost-Mugen Honda 57 +1 Lap 13
18 6 Bra Pablo Diehl Tyrrell-Ford 56 +2 Laps 11
Ret 15 Ger Ben Utzer Minardi-Hart 50 Puncture 18
Ret 12 Gre Old Wolf Stewart-Ford 16 Puncture 9
Ret 4 Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Renault 9 Engine 17
Ret 5 Aus Aidan Keranen Tyrrell-Ford 3 Engine 8

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Ser Milos Ancevski 10
2 Uk Jack Hunsley 6
3 Den Andy Black 4
4 Por Rui Martins 3
5 Tur Omer Said 2
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Uk Arrows-Yamaha 10
2 Uk Williams-Renault 6
3 Fr Prost-Mugen Honda 4
4 Swi Sauber-Petronas 3
5 Ire Jordan-Peugeot 2
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
Previous race:
1996 Japanese Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1997 season
Next race:
1997 Brazilian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1996 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix Next race:
1998 Australian Grand Prix

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