1997 San Marino Grand Prix
In the early practice sessions the Ferrari and Benetton teams dominated, with a large majority of the field experiencing some sort of problem with their car, or going off. One of the drivers was David Coulthard, who had a major off in the Saturday morning session, destroying the car. However, the Williams soon regained the top spot in the later sessions.
Jacques Villeneuve made it four pole positions in a row after once again taking pole. His teammate joined him on the front row, followed by Michael Schumacher, another strong performance by Olivier Panis, and in fifth Michael's younger brother Ralf.
Heinz-Harald Frentzen took his maiden Formula One win driving for Williams after he held of a late charge from Michael Schumacher. Jacques Villeneuve retired from third place with a gearbox failure.
Gerhard Berger started his 200th grand prix, however it ended in disappointment when he spun off early on.
- First Win: Heinz-Harald Frentzen
- First Points Finish: Giancarlo Fisichella
- Milestones: Gerhard Berger 200th Race entry; Jacques Villeneuve 20th Race Entry
Standings after Grand Prix
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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