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1997 Hungarian Grand Prix

The 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the XIII Marlboro Magyar Nagydij) was a Formula One motor race held at Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary on 10 August 1997. The race, contested over 77 laps, was the eleventh race of the 1997 Formula One season and was won by Jacques Villeneuve, driving a Williams-Renault, with Damon Hill second in an Arrows-Yamaha and Johnny Herbert third in a Sauber-Petronas.

Defending World Champion Hill, who had been having a poor year in the uncompetitive and unreliable Arrows, had led comfortably for most of the race, after qualifying third behind championship challengers Michael Schumacher and Villeneuve. However, a hydraulic failure resulted in Villeneuve passing him on the final lap. It was to be the closest the Arrows team ever came to a Grand Prix victory.

The win was Villeneuve’s fifth of the season and moved him to within three points of Schumacher in the Drivers’ Championship, the Ferrari driver having only managed fourth in the race. Shinji Nakano scored his last world championship points at this race.

1997 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 17 in the 1997 Formula One World Championship
Hungaroring circuit 1989-2002.svg
Race details
Date August 10, 1997
Official name XIII Marlboro Magyar Nagydij
Location Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.968 km (2.466 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 305.536 km (189,851 mi)
Weather Sunny, Dry Track, 27°C
Pole position
Driver
  • Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
Time 1:14.672
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Renault
Time 1:18.372 on lap 25
Podium
First
  • Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Williams-Renault
Second
  • United Kingdom Damon Hill
Arrows-Yamaha
Third
  • United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Sauber-Petronas
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Lap leaders

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Difference
1 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:14.672
2 3 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 1:14.859 + 0.187
3 1 United Kingdom Damon Hill Arrows-Yamaha 1:15.044 + 0.372
4 9 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.140 + 0.468
5 6 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 1:15.424 + 0.752
6 4 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Renault 1:15.520 + 0.848
7 8 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 1:15.699 + 1.027
8 10 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.705 + 1.033
9 7 France Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 1:15.905 + 1.233
10 16 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 1:16.138 + 1.466
11 22 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 1:16.138 + 1.466
12 14 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Mugen-Honda 1:16.297 + 1.625
13 12 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Peugeot 1:16.300 + 1.628
14 11 Germany Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Peugeot 1:16.686 + 2.014
15 17 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Sauber-Petronas 1:16.766 + 2.094
16 15 Japan Shinji Nakano Prost-Mugen-Honda 1:16.784 + 2.112
17 23 Denmark Jan Magnussen Stewart-Ford 1:16.858 + 2.186
18 18 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Tyrrell-Ford 1:17.095 + 2.423
19 2 Brazil Pedro Diniz Arrows-Yamaha 1:17.118 + 2.446
20 20 Japan Ukyo Katayama Minardi-Hart 1:17.232 + 2.560
21 19 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Ford 1:17.482 + 2.810
22 21 Brazil Tarso Marques Minardi-Hart 1:18.020 + 3.348
107% time: 1:19.899
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Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 3 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault 77 1:45:47.149 2 10
2 1 United Kingdom Damon Hill Arrows-Yamaha 77 +9.079 3 6
3 16 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert Sauber-Petronas 77 +20.445 10 4
4 5 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari 77 +30.501 1 3
5 11 Germany Ralf Schumacher Jordan-Peugeot 77 +30.715 14 2
6 15 Japan Shinji Nakano Prost-Mugen-Honda 77 +41.512 16 1
7 14 Italy Jarno Trulli Prost-Mugen-Honda 77 +1:15.552 12
8 8 Austria Gerhard Berger Benetton-Renault 77 +1:16.409 7
9 6 United Kingdom Eddie Irvine Ferrari 76 Spun off 5
10 20 Japan Ukyo Katayama Minardi-Hart 76 +1 Lap 20
11 7 France Jean Alesi Benetton-Renault 76 +1 Lap 9
12 21 Brazil Tarso Marques Minardi-Hart 75 +2 Laps 22
13 19 Finland Mika Salo Tyrrell-Ford 75 +2 Laps 21
Ret 10 United Kingdom David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 65 Electrical 8
Ret 18 Netherlands Jos Verstappen Tyrrell-Ford 61 Gearbox 18
Ret 2 Brazil Pedro Diniz Arrows-Yamaha 53 Electrical 19
Ret 12 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Jordan-Peugeot 42 Spun off 13
Ret 4 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen Williams-Renault 29 Fuel leak 6
Ret 22 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Stewart-Ford 29 Engine 11
Ret 9 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes 12 Hydraulics 4
Ret 17 Italy Gianni Morbidelli Sauber-Petronas 7 Engine 15
Ret 23 Denmark Jan Magnussen Stewart-Ford 5 Accident 17
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Drivers’ Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Germany Michael Schumacher 56
2 Canada Jacques Villeneuve 53
3 France Jean Alesi 22
4 Austria Gerhard Berger 20
5 Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 19
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Constructors’ Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Italy Ferrari 74
2 United Kingdom Williams-Renault 72
3 Italy Benetton-Renault 46
4 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 28
5 France Prost-Mugen-Honda 20
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References

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