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1997 FIA GT Championship season

1997 FIA GT Championship season
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The 1997 FIA GT Championship season was the first season of FIA GT Championship motor racing. It featured a series for Grand Touring style cars broken into two classes based on power and manufacturer involvement, called GT1 and GT2. The series began on 13 April 1997 and ended on 26 October 1997 after 11 rounds.

The FIA GT Championship replaced the BPR Global GT Series in 1997, although the rules stayed mostly the same.

Schedule

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 23x15px Hockenheim 4 Hours Hockenheimring 13 April
2 23x15px British Empire Trophy (4 Hours) Silverstone Circuit 11 May
3 23x15px Helsinki 3 Hours Helsinki street course 25 May
4 23x15px Nürburgring 4 Hours Nürburgring 29 June
5 23x15px Spa 4 Hours Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 20 July
6 23x15px Zeltweg 4 Hours A1-Ring 3 August
7 Template:Country data JPN POKKA Suzuka 1000km Suzuka Circuit 24 August
8 23x15px Donington 4 Hours Donington Park 14 September
9 23x15px Mugello 4 Hours Mugello Circuit 28 September
10 23x15px Sebring 3 Hours Sebring International Raceway 18 October
11 23x15px Laguna Seca 3 Hours Laguna Seca Raceway 26 October

Season results

Rnd Circuit GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
1 Hockenheimring 23x15px #8 BMW Motorsport 23x15px #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
23x15px J.J. Lehto
23x15px Steve Soper
23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px Philippe Gache
2 Silverstone 23x15px #9 BMW Motorsport 23x15px #52 Viper Team Oreca Results
23x15px Peter Kox
23x15px Roberto Ravaglia
23x15px Justin Bell
23x15px Tommy Archer
3 Helsinki 23x15px #8 BMW Motorsport 23x15px #56 Roock Racing Results
23x15px J.J. Lehto
23x15px Steve Soper
23x15px Claudia Hürtgen
23x16px Bruno Eichmann
23x15px Ni Amorim
4 Nürburgring 23x15px #11 AMG Mercedes 23x15px #56 Roock Racing Results
23x15px Bernd Schneider
23x15px Klaus Ludwig
23x15px Claudia Hürtgen
23x16px Bruno Eichmann
23x15px Ni Amorim
5 Spa 23x15px #8 BMW Motorsport 23x15px #52 Viper Team Oreca Results
23x15px J.J. Lehto
23x15px Steve Soper
23x15px Justin Bell
23x15px Marc Duez
6 A1-Ring 23x15px #12 AMG Mercedes 23x15px #57 Roock Racing Results
23x15px Klaus Ludwig
23x15px Bernd Mayländer
23x15px Stéphane Ortelli
23x15px Claudia Hürtgen
23x16px Bruno Eichmann
7 Suzuka 23x15px #10 AMG Mercedes 23x15px #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
23x15px Alessandro Nannini
23x15px Marcel Tiemann
23x15px Bernd Schneider
23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px Philippe Gache
8 Donington 23x15px #11 AMG Mercedes 23x15px #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
23x15px Bernd Schneider
23x15px Alexander Wurz
23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px Philippe Gache
9 Mugello 23x15px #8 BMW Motorsport 23x15px #52 Viper Team Oreca Results
23x15px J.J. Lehto
23x15px Steve Soper
23x15px Justin Bell
23x15px Luca Drudi
10 Sebring 23x15px #11 AMG Mercedes 23x15px #51 Viper Team Oreca Results
23x15px Bernd Schneider
23x15px Klaus Ludwig
23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px Philippe Gache
11 Laguna Seca 23x15px #11 AMG Mercedes 23x15px #56 Roock Racing Results
23x15px Bernd Schneider
23x15px Klaus Ludwig
23x15px Stéphane Ortelli
23x16px Bruno Eichmann

Drivers Championship

File:Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR 11.jpg
Bernd Schneider won the GT1 Drivers Championship at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR

Points were awarded to the top 6 finishers in each class in the order of 10–6–4–3–2–1. Drivers who do not drive the car for a prescribed minimum distance were not awarded points.

GT1 Standings

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Total
1 23x15px Bernd Schneider 23x15px AMG-Mercedes 6 10 6 10 10 10 10 10 72
2= 23x15px Steve Soper 23x15px BMW Motorsport 10 4 10 4 10 4 3 4 10 59
2= 23x15px JJ Lehto 23x15px BMW Motorsport 10 4 10 4 10 4 3 4 10 59
4 23x15px Klaus Ludwig 23x15px Kremer Racing
23x15px AMG-Mercedes

10

2

10

6

3

10

10
51
5= 23x15px Marcel Tiemann 23x15px AMG-Mercedes 6 6 10 6 6 34
5= 23x15px Alessandro Nannini 23x15px AMG-Mercedes 6 6 10 6 6 34
7 23x15px Pierre-Henri Raphanel 23x15px Gulf Team Davidoff 6 3 3 2 2 4 1 1 2 3 27
8= 23x15px Peter Kox 23x15px BMW Motorsport 10 3 3 2 2 6 26
8= 23x15px Roberto Ravaglia 23x15px BMW Motorsport 10 3 3 2 2 6 26
10 23x15px Alexander Wurz 23x15px AMG-Mercedes 6 6 3 10 25
11 23x15px Jean-Marc Gounon 23x15px Gulf Team Davidoff 6 3 2 4 1 1 2 3 22
12 23x15px Bob Wollek 23x15px Schübel Rennsport
23x15px Porsche AG
1


4

1

2

4

3

6
21
13= 23x15px Bernd Mayländer 23x15px AMG-Mercedes 10 6 3 19
13= 23x15px Yannick Dalmas 23x15px Roock Racing
23x15px Porsche AG
2


4

4

3

6
19
15 23x15px Thierry Boutsen 23x15px Porsche AG 3 2 4 1 2 3 1 2 18
16 23x15px Ralf Kelleners 23x15px Roock Racing
23x15px Porsche AG
2

6


3

4
15
17 23x15px Hans-Joachim Stuck 23x15px Porsche AG 3 2 2 1 2 10
18 23x15px John Nielsen 23x15px Gulf Team Davidoff 4 4 1 9
19 23x15px Thomas Bscher 23x15px Gulf Team Davidoff 4 4 8
20= 23x15px Anders Olofsson 23x15px Gulf Team Davidoff 2 4 1 7
20= 23x15px Andrew Gilbert-Scott 23x15px Gulf Team Davidoff 3 3 1 7
22 23x15px Stéphane Ortelli 23x15px Roock Racing 6 6
23= 23x15px David Brabham 23x15px David Price Racing 4 4
23= 23x15px Perry McCarthy 23x15px David Price Racing 4 4
23= 23x15px Allan McNish 23x15px Porsche AG 4 4
26= 23x15px Ray Bellm 23x15px Gulf Team Davidoff 3 3
26= 23x15px Gary Ayles 23x15px Parabolica Motorsport 1 1 1 3
26= 23x15px Chris Goodwin 23x15px Parabolica Motorsport 1 1 1 3
29= 23x15px Andrea Boldrini 23x15px GBF UK Ltd. 2 2
29= 23x15px Mauro Martini 23x15px GBF UK Ltd. 2 2
29= 23x15px Ralf Schumacher 23x15px AMG-Mercedes 2 2
29= 23x15px Geoff Lees 23x15px Gulf Team Davidoff 1 1 2
33= 23x15px Pedro Lamy 23x15px Schübel Rennsport
23x15px Porsche AG
1

1
33= 23x15px Christian Pescatori 23x15px BMS Scuderia Italia 1 1
33= 23x15px Pierluigi Martini 23x15px BMS Scuderia Italia 1 1

GT2 Standings

Justin Bell won the GT2 Drivers Championship driving a Chrysler Viper GTS-R for Viper Team Oreca.

Teams Championship

File:Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR 10.jpg
AMG Mercedes won the GT1 Teams Championship
File:Fina McLaren F1 GTR.jpg
BMW Motorsport placed second in the GT1 Teams Championship
File:Porsche AG Porsche 911 GT1.jpg
Porsche AG placed fourth in the GT1 Teams Championship

Points were awarded to the top 6 finishers in each class in the order of 10–6–4–3–2–1. All results obtained by a maximum of two cars per team were taken into account.

GT1 Standings

Pos Team Car Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1 23x15px AMG Mercedes Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR Mercedes-Benz 6.0L V12 6 16 8 19 16 19 6 10 10 110
2 23x15px BMW Motorsport-Schnitzer McLaren F1 GTR BMW 6.0L V12 10 14 10 7 13 4 3 6 12 6 85
3 23x15px Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren F1 GTR BMW 6.0L V12 10 3 7 2 2 5 1 1 2 4 37
4 23x15px Porsche AG Porsche 911 GT1
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
3

2


4

1

2

7

4

12
35
5 23x15px Roock Racing Porsche 911 GT1 Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 2 6 8
6 23x15px David Price Racing Panoz Esperante GTR-1 Ford (Roush) 6.0L V8 4 4
7 23x15px Parabolica Motorsport McLaren F1 GTR BMW 6.0L V12 1 1 1 3
8 23x15px GBF UK Ltd. Lotus Elise GT1 Lotus 3.5L Turbo V8 2 2
9= 23x15px Schübel Rennsport Porsche 911 GT1 Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 1 1
9= 23x15px BMS Scuderia Italia Porsche 911 GT1 Porsche 3.2L Turbo Flat-6 1 1

GT2 Standings

Pos Team Car Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1 23x15px Viper Team Oreca Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 16 14 6 16 10 14 14 10 16 10 126
2 23x15px Roock Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 4 6 10 10 1 10 8 9 11 4 10 83
3 23x15px Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 2 4 3 2 3 1 15
4= 23x15px Krauss Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 1 4 3 3 2 13
4= 23x15px Marcos Racing International Marcos LM600 Chevrolet 5.9L V8 6 4 3 13
6 23x15px Karl Augustin Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 2 2 2 2 8
7 23x15px Chamberlain Engineering Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 3 3 6
8= 23x15px Rennsport Italia Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 3 1 4
9= 23x15px Kremer Racing Kremer Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 3 1 4
11= 23x15px G-Force Strandell Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 3 3
11= 23x15px Agusta Racing Team Callaway Corvette LM
Porsche 911 GT2
Chevrolet 6.3L V8
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6

2

1
3
13= 23x15px RWS-Brun Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 2 2
13= 23x16px Stadler Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 2 2
15= 23x15px Proton Competition Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 1 1
15= 23x15px Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 1 1
15= 23x15px Larbre Compétition Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 1 1
15= 23x15px Dellenbach Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6 1 1

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