Jacques Villeneuve won the championship 20 years ago today after a controversial attack from rival Michael Schumacher in the 1997 European Grand Prix.
Today in 1997 Michael Schumacher took a one-point championship lead with one race to go after Jacques Villeneuve was disqualified from the Japanese Grand Prix.
Jacques Villeneuve’s victory in the 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix was the last of his career and put him within touching distance of the title.
Jacques Vileneuve cut Michael Schumacher’s lead to a single point on this day 20 years ago after the Ferrari driver was handed a ten-second stop-go penalty.
David Coulthard snatched his second victory of 1997 in the Italian Grand Prix as the championship contenders struggled at Monza.
A rain shower minutes before the 1997 Belgian Grand Prix began played into Michael Schumacher’s hands on this day 20 years ago.
Damon Hill came within a lap of scoring what would have been one of the greatest shock wins in Formula One history on this day 20 years ago.
The championship contest took a back seat at the German Grand Prix 20 years ago today as one of the sport’s old hands returned to claim a final victory.
Bad luck cost Jacques Villeneuve the lead at Silverstone today in 1997 but good fortune handed him the win back at the expense of Mika Hakkinen.
In the middle of one of the most frantic final laps of an F1 race a cool-headed Michael Schumacher found the time to help out his little brother.
Twenty years ago today the Wall of Champions claimed the home favourite in Montreal but another driver had a much more serious crash.
Jacques Villeneuve’s Spanish Grand Prix victory 20 years ago today put him ahead of Michael Schumacher in the title fight. But a potential new rival also emerged.
Michael Schumacher took the points lead 20 years ago today with a commanding victory in a wet Monaco GP. But the car in second was just as significant.
Two consecutive wins had put Jacques Villeneuve ahead in the 1997 F1 championship. But at Imola he had more on his mind than just the title fight.
An unwell Jacques Villeneuve held off a charging Eddie Irvine to 20 years ago today at Buenos Aires after Michael Schumacher crashed out at the start.
Jacques Villeneuve bounced back from his turn one retirement at the first race of 1997 by winning the second race of the season in Brazil on this day 20 years ago.
The 1997 F1 season was expected to be a Williams walkover but a first-corner crash opened the door for a surprise winner in round one.
Five seconds per lap faster? They didn’t need a rules overhaul to manage it in 1997, when a tyre war caused F1’s last leap forward.