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 LXII  Qantas Australian Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 9 March 1997
Start time14:00
EventAustralian GP
CircuitMelbourne
Event FormatRace of 58 laps
Race1 of 17
Championship race598
Circuit
Laps58
Circuit Perimeter5302 m
Race Distance5302 × 58 = 307.516 km
Grid Format2-2-2-2 (staggered)
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherPartially cloudy, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries24
Qualifiers22
Finishers10
Championship Debutants
Jarno Trulli (Driver),
Ralf Schumacher (Driver),
Shinji Nakano (Driver),
Vincenzo Sospiri (Driver),
Prost (Car Manufacturer),
Stewart (Car Manufacturer),
Petronas (Engine Manufacturer),
Arrows A18 (Car Model),
Benetton B197 (Car Model),
Ferrari F310B (Car Model),
Jordan 197 (Car Model),
Lola T97/30 (Car Model),
McLaren MP4/12 (Car Model),
Minardi M197 (Car Model),
   Prost JS45 (Car Model),
Sauber C16 (Car Model),
Stewart SF1 (Car Model),
Tyrrell 025 (Car Model),
Williams FW19 (Car Model),
Danka Arrows Yamaha (Entrant),
HSBC Malaysia Stewart Ford (Entrant),
Mastercard Lola F1 Team (Entrant),
PIAA Tyrrell (Entrant),
Prost Gauloises Blondes (Entrant),
Red Bull Sauber Petronas (Entrant),
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro (Entrant),
West McLaren Mercedes (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 10 - 10th Win (Car Number)
Car 4 - 25th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Bridgestone - 10th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Heinz-Harald Frentzen - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Heinz-Harald Frentzen - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Johnny Herbert - 100th Race Entry (Driver)
Mercedes - 10th Win (Engine Manufacturer)
Olivier Panis - 50th Race Entry (Driver)
Peugeot - 100th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
West McLaren Mercedes - 1st Win (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Highest 5th Place Finish RatioProst (50.00%)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (501),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (633),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (400),
4. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (156),
5. Most 4th Place FinishesGerhard Berger (24),
6. Most 3rd Fastest LapsMcLaren (83),
7. Most Race EntriesFerrari (1362),
8. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (146),
9. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (141)

Championships
1 David Coulthard 10
2 Mika Häkkinen 4
3 Gerhard Berger 3
4 Olivier Panis 2
5 Nicola Larini 1
1 McLaren / Mercedes 14
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 6
3 Benetton / Renault 3
4 Prost / Mugen-Honda 2
5 Sauber / Petronas 1

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 10Car 3Car 4
EntrantWest McLaren MercedesRothmans Williams RenaultRothmans Williams Renault
DriverDavid CoulthardJacques VilleneuveHeinz-Harald Frentzen
CarMcLaren MP4/12Williams FW19Williams FW19
EngineMercedes 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10Renault 3.0 V10
Time1:30'28.7181'29.3691'30.585
Speed203.926 km/h213.577 km/h210.710 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led