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...

#1: Damon Hill, Arrows A18

#1: Damon Hill, Arrows A18
1/29

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#2: Pedro Diniz, Arrows A18

#2: Pedro Diniz, Arrows A18
2/29

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#3: Jacques Villeneuve, Williams FW19

#3: Jacques Villeneuve, Williams FW19
3/29

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#4: Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Williams FW19

#4: Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Williams FW19
4/29

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#5: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F310B

#5: Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F310B
5/29

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#6: Eddie Irvine, Ferrari F310B

#6: Eddie Irvine, Ferrari F310B
6/29

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#7: Jean Alesi, Benetton B197

#7: Jean Alesi, Benetton B197
7/29

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#8: Gerhard Berger, Benetton B197

#8: Gerhard Berger, Benetton B197
8/29

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#8: Alexander Wurz, Benetton B197

#8: Alexander Wurz, Benetton B197
9/29

Replaced Berger from Canada through Britain due to the Austrian's illness and the loss of his father

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#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
11/29

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#11: Ralf Schumacher, Jordan 197

#11: Ralf Schumacher, Jordan 197
12/29

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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
14/29

Broke leg in Canadian Grand Prix, missing seven races before returning for the Nurburgring's Luxembourg GP

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#14: Jarno Trulli, Prost JS45

#14: Jarno Trulli, Prost JS45
15/29

Replaced injured Panis from French through Austrian Grands Prix

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#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
18/29

Replaced after Monaco GP.

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#17: Gianni Morbidelli, Sauber C16

#17: Gianni Morbidelli, Sauber C16
19/29

Raced in Spain and Canada, missed three races, then regained seat from Hungary to Japan.

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#17: Norberto Fontana, Sauber C16

#17: Norberto Fontana, Sauber C16
20/29

Raced from France to Germany, then returned for Jerez after six races out.

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#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
22/29

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#20: Ukyo Katayama, Minardi M197

#20: Ukyo Katayama, Minardi M197
23/29

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#21: Jarno Trulli, Minardi M197

#21: Jarno Trulli, Minardi M197
24/29

Left team for Prost after Canadian GP.

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#21: Tarso Marques, Minardi M197

#21: Tarso Marques, Minardi M197
25/29

Replaced Trulli from French GP.

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#22: Rubens Barrichello, Stewart SF-1

#22: Rubens Barrichello, Stewart SF-1
26/29

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#23: Jan Magnussen, Stewart SF-1

#23: Jan Magnussen, Stewart SF-1
27/29

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#24: Vincenzo Sospiri, Lola T97/30

#24: Vincenzo Sospiri, Lola T97/30
28/29

Both Lola drivers failed to qualify for the Australian GP, and the team folded prior to the next race

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#25: Ricardo Rosset, Lola T97/30

#25: Ricardo Rosset, Lola T97/30
29/29

Both Lola drivers failed to qualify for the Australian GP, and the team folded prior to the next race

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Eddie Irvine , Giancarlo Fisichella , Jarno Trulli , Ralf Schumacher , Jos Verstappen , Johnny Herbert , Michael Schumacher , Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Rubens Barrichello , Jean Alesi , David Coulthard , Mika Hakkinen , Olivier Panis , Jacques Villeneuve , Jan Magnussen , Tarso Marques , Gerhard Berger , Alexander Wurz , Mika Salo , Shinji Nakano , Ricardo Rosset , Damon Hill , Ukyo Katayama , Gianni Morbidelli , Nicola Larini , Vincenzo Sospiri , Norberto Fontana , Pedro Diniz , Vincent Abril
Teams Ferrari , Sauber , McLaren , Williams , Benetton , Minardi , Arrows , Stewart Grand Prix , Jordan , Tyrrell Racing
Article type Top List
Tags f1