Posts Tagged ‘1997 French Grand Prix’


A few images from the French Grand Prix with the focus on Jacques Villeneuve…

It was a Schumacher race but a Jacques season win, his second in F1. He won 7 events and the title in his Williams FW19 Renault, Frentzen a distant 2nd in the drivers chase in the other Williams.

It was the season in which Schumacher was disqualified from the Drivers Championship for one ‘attempted homicide’ on another driver too many, the FIA proved they weren’t completely pissweak after all. Schumacher collided with Villeneuve in the season ending European GP at Jerez, the assault upon Jacques an attempt to win the title in accord with the ‘whatever it takes’ mantra of Senna and Schumacher.


At Magny Cours Jacques qualified and finished 4th, Schumacher Q1 and 1st in the race in his Ferrari F310B from Heinz Harald Frentzen and Eddie Irvine in the other Fazz. It was the days of the 3 litre Formula, all of the cars mentioned powered by V10’s, marvellous cars…


Michael Cooper all images