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Fr 1997 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 17 in the 1997 Formula One season
MagnyCours92-02
Date 29 June 1997
Official name LXXXIII French Grand Prix
Location Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours, France
Course Permanent racing facility
4.250 km
Distance 72 laps, 306.000 km
Weather Rain
Pole Position
Driver Tur Omer Said Jordan-Peugeot
Time 1:24.997
Fastest lap
Driver Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Renault
Time 1:28.239
Podium
First Can William Néron Prost-Mugen Honda
Second Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Renault
Third Tur Omer Said Jordan-Peugeot

The 1997 French Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on June 29, 1997 at Magny-Cours. It was the 8th race of the 1997 Formula One season.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 22 Tur Omer Said Jordan-Peugeot 1:24.997
2 4 Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Renault 1:25.349 +0.352
3 9 Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.378 +0.381
4 1 Ger Tobi Kederer Ferrari 1:25.423 +0.426
5 8 Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows-Yamaha 1:25.558 +0.561
6 3 Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Renault 1:25.597 +0.600
7 20 Eng Ben Herbert Benetton-Renault 1:25.674 +0.677
8 12 Gre Old Wolf Stewart-Ford 1:25.699 +0.702
9 23 Uk Rami Saidy Jordan-Peugeot 1:25.810 +0.813
10 10 Ned Lesley Buurlage McLaren-Mercedes 1:25.820 +0.823
11 21 Hun Márk Lintner Benetton-Renault 1:25.922 +0.925
12 7 Fin Joel Rautavaara Arrows-Yamaha 1:26.048 +1.051
13 19 Can William Néron Prost-Mugen Honda 1:26.121 +1.124
14 2 Can Steven Poirier Ferrari 1:26.150 +1.153
15 15 Ger Ben Utzer Minardi-Hart 1:26.167 +1.170
16 16 Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas 1:26.186 +1.189
17 18 Den Andy Black Prost-Mugen Honda 1:26.288 +1.291
18 11 Aus Josh Noack Stewart-Ford 1:26.297 +1.300
19 14 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Hart 1:26.308 +1.311
20 5 Aus Aidan Keranen Tyrrell-Ford 1:26.338 +1.341
21 17 Por Rui Martins Sauber-Petronas 1:26.445 +1.448
22 6 Bra Pablo Diehl Tyrrell-Ford 1:26.722 +1.725

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 19 Can William Néron Prost-Mugen Honda 72 1:50:15.220 13 10
2 4 Uk Jimmy Laad Williams-Renault 72 +0.558 2 6
3 22 Tur Omer Said Jordan-Peugeot 72 +6.864 1 4
4 8 Ser Milos Ancevski Arrows-Yamaha 72 +29.462 5 3
5 11 Aus Josh Noack Stewart-Ford 72 +36.214 18 2
6 21 Hun Márk Lintner Benetton-Renault 72 +43.648 11 1
7 17 Por Rui Martins Sauber-Petronas 72 +48.496 21
8 7 Fin Joel Rautavaara Arrows-Yamaha 72 +52.525 12
9 14 Arg Mane Goddard Minardi-Hart 72 +54.127 19
10 5 Aus Aidan Keranen Tyrrell-Ford 72 +55.656 20
11 16 Aus James McNamara Sauber-Petronas 72 +1:02.322 16
12 20 Eng Ben Herbert Benetton-Renault 71 +1 Lap 7
13 15 Ger Ben Utzer Minardi-Hart 71 +1 Lap 15
14 18 Den Andy Black Prost-Mugen Honda 71 +1 Lap 17
15 6 Bra Pablo Diehl Tyrrell-Ford 65 +7 Laps 22
16 9 Ger Xen Foro McLaren-Mercedes 64 +8 Laps 3
Ret 2 Can Steven Poirier Ferrari 61 Oil Leak 14
Ret 10 Ned Lesley Buurlage McLaren-Mercedes 49 Suspension 10
Ret 12 Gre Old Wolf Stewart-Ford 41 Loose Wheel 8
Ret 23 Uk Rami Saidy Jordan-Peugeot 32 Engine 9
Ret 1 Ger Tobi Kederer Ferrari 0 Didn't Finish 4
Ret 3 Uk Jack Hunsley Williams-Renault 0 Didn't Finish 6

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Fin Joel Rautavaara 24
2 Uk Jimmy Laad 24
3 Uk Jack Hunsley 23
4 Ger Tobi Kederer 21
5 Den Andy Black 18
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Uk Williams-Renault 47
2 Uk Arrows-Yamaha 37
3 Fr Prost-Mugen Honda 28
4 Swi Sauber-Petronas 28
5 Ita Ferrari 21
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
Previous race:
1997 Canadian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1997 season
Next race:
1997 British Grand Prix
Previous race:
1996 French Grand Prix
French Grand Prix Next race:
1998 French Grand Prix