Gallery: The drivers and teams of F1 1997

One of the toughest title duels in recent Formula 1 history had a controversial ending 20 years ago. Here are the 29 drivers...

Gallery: The drivers and teams of F1 1997

#1: Damon Hill, Arrows A18

#1: Damon Hill, Arrows A18
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#2: Pedro Diniz, Arrows A18

#2: Pedro Diniz, Arrows A18
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#3: Jacques Villeneuve, Williams FW19

#3: Jacques Villeneuve, Williams FW19
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#4: Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Williams FW19

#4: Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Williams FW19
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#5: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F310B

#5: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F310B
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#6: Eddie Irvine, Ferrari F310B

#6: Eddie Irvine, Ferrari F310B
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#7: Jean Alesi, Benetton B197

#7: Jean Alesi, Benetton B197
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#8: Gerhard Berger, Benetton B197

#8: Gerhard Berger, Benetton B197
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#8: Alexander Wurz, Benetton B197

#8: Alexander Wurz, Benetton B197
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Replaced Berger from Canada through Britain due to the Austrian's illness and the loss of his father

#9: Mika Hakkinen, McLaren MP4/12

#9: Mika Hakkinen, McLaren MP4/12
10/29

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#10: David Coulthard, McLaren MP4/12

#10: David Coulthard, McLaren MP4/12
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#11: Ralf Schumacher, Jordan 197

#11: Ralf Schumacher, Jordan 197
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#12: Giancarlo Fisichella, Jordan 197

#12: Giancarlo Fisichella, Jordan 197
13/29

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#14: Olivier Panis, Prost JS45

#14: Olivier Panis, Prost JS45
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Broke leg in Canadian Grand Prix, missing seven races before returning for the Nurburgring's Luxembourg GP

#14: Jarno Trulli, Prost JS45

#14: Jarno Trulli, Prost JS45
15/29

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Replaced injured Panis from French through Austrian Grands Prix

#15: Shinji Nakano, Prost JS45

#15: Shinji Nakano, Prost JS45
16/29

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#16: Johnny Herbert, Sauber C16

#16: Johnny Herbert, Sauber C16
17/29

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#17: Nicola Larini, Sauber C16

#17: Nicola Larini, Sauber C16
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Replaced after Monaco GP.

#17: Gianni Morbidelli, Sauber C16

#17: Gianni Morbidelli, Sauber C16
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Raced in Spain and Canada, missed three races, then regained seat from Hungary to Japan.

#17: Norberto Fontana, Sauber C16

#17: Norberto Fontana, Sauber C16
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Raced from France to Germany, then returned for Jerez after six races out.

#18: Jos Verstappen, Tyrrell 025

#18: Jos Verstappen, Tyrrell 025
21/29

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#19: Mika Salo, Tyrrell 025

#19: Mika Salo, Tyrrell 025
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#20: Ukyo Katayama, Minardi M197

#20: Ukyo Katayama, Minardi M197
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#21: Jarno Trulli, Minardi M197

#21: Jarno Trulli, Minardi M197
24/29

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Left team for Prost after Canadian GP.

#21: Tarso Marques, Minardi M197

#21: Tarso Marques, Minardi M197
25/29

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Replaced Trulli from French GP.

#22: Rubens Barrichello, Stewart SF-1

#22: Rubens Barrichello, Stewart SF-1
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#23: Jan Magnussen, Stewart SF-1

#23: Jan Magnussen, Stewart SF-1
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#24: Vincenzo Sospiri, Lola T97/30

#24: Vincenzo Sospiri, Lola T97/30
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Both Lola drivers failed to qualify for the Australian GP, and the team folded prior to the next race

#25: Ricardo Rosset, Lola T97/30

#25: Ricardo Rosset, Lola T97/30
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Both Lola drivers failed to qualify for the Australian GP, and the team folded prior to the next race
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