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Bel 1997 Belgian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 12 of 17 in the 1997 Formula One season
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Date August 24, 1997
Official name LV Belgian Grand Prix
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium
Course Permanent racing facility
6.968 km
Distance 44 laps, 306.592 km
Weather Wet
Pole Position
Driver Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes
Time 2:12.348
Fastest lap
Driver Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Renault
Time 2:06.378
Podium
First Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Renault
Second Can William Néron Prost-Mugen Honda
Third Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas

The 1997 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on August 24, 1997 at Spa-Francorchamps. It was the 12th race of the 1997 Formula One season.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 9 Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes 2:12.348
2 8 Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows-Yamaha 2:12.355 +0.007
3 3 Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Renault 2:12.719 +0.371
4 22 Tur Omer Said Jordan-Peugeot 2:12.805 +0.457
5 1 Ger Tobi Kederer Ferrari 2:12.813 +0.465
6 16 Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas 2:12.885 +0.537
7 4 Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Renault 2:12.892 +0.544
8 20 Eng Ben Herbert Benetton-Renault 2:13.126 +0.778
9 10 Ned Lesley Buurlage McLaren-Mercedes 2:13.189 +0.841
10 7 Fin Joel Rautavaara Arrows-Yamaha 2:13.347 +0.999
11 6 Bra Pablo Diehl Tyrrell-Ford 2:13.382 +1.034
12 17 Por Rui Martins Sauber-Petronas 2:13.522 +1.174
13 5 Aus Aidan Keranen Tyrrell-Ford 2:13.597 +1.249
14 19 Can William Néron Prost-Mugen Honda 2:13.639 +1.291
15 2 Can Steven Poirier Ferrari 2:13.655 +1.307
16 14 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Hart 2:13.758 +1.410
17 21 Hun Márk Lintner Benetton-Renault 2:13.823 +1.475
18 18 Den Andy Black Prost-Mugen Honda 2:14.053 +1.705
19 23 Uk Rami Saidy Jordan-Peugeot 2:14.150 +1.802
20 12 Gre Old Wolf Stewart-Ford 2:14.537 +2.189
21 15 Ger Ben Utzer Minardi-Hart 2:14.599 +2.251
22 11 Aus Josh Noack Stewart-Ford 2:14.719 +2.371

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Renault 44 1:37:24.325 7 10
2 19 Can William Néron Prost-Mugen Honda 44 +36.692 14 6
3 16 Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas 44 +43.317 6 4
4 3 Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Renault 44 +53.216 3 3
5 1 Ger Tobi Kederer Ferrari 44 +1:03.162 5 2
6 7 Fin Joel Rautavaara Arrows-Yamaha 44 +1:18.093 10 1
7 6 Bra Pablo Diehl Tyrrell-Ford 44 +1:24.986 11
8 14 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Hart 44 +1:32.996 16
9 21 Hun Márk Lintner Benetton-Renault 44 +1:37.069 17
10 11 Aus Josh Noack Stewart-Ford 44 +1:38.793 22
11 17 Por Rui Martins Sauber-Petronas 44 +1:44.347 12
12 23 Uk Rami Saidy Jordan-Peugeot 44 +1:53.015 19
13 2 Can Steven Poirier Ferrari 44 +1:56.905 15
14 22 Tur Omer Said Jordan-Peugeot 44 +2:01.091 4
15 12 Gre Old Wolf Stewart-Ford 44 +2:08.569 20
16 18 Den Andy Black Prost-Mugen Honda 43 +1 Lap 18
17 10 Ned Lesley Buurlage McLaren-Mercedes 40 +4 Laps 9
Ret 9 Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes 30 Puncture 1
Ret 8 Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows-Yamaha 26 Didn't Finish 2
Ret 15 Ger Ben Utzer Minardi-Hart 6 Didn't Finish 21
Ret 20 Eng Ben Herbert Benetton-Renault 6 Engine 8
Ret 5 Aus Aidan Keranen Tyrrell-Ford 1 Didn't Finish 13

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Uk Jimmy Laad 44
2 Uk Jack Hunsley 36
3 Ger Tobi Kederer 29
4 Por Rui Martins 28
5 Fin Joel Rautavaara 25
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Uk Williams-Renault 80
2 Swi Sauber-Petronas 48
3 Uk Arrows-Yamaha 41
4 Fr Prost-Mugen Honda 41
5 Ita Ferrari 33
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
Previous race:
1997 Hungarian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1997 season
Next race:
1997 Italian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1996 Belgian Grand Prix
Belgian Grand Prix Next race:
1998 Belgian Grand Prix

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