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SuperGrid & SuperRace 1997

Argentine GP Edition. Compilation by Rory Gordon, Australia

 

SUPERGRID 1997

The SuperGrid is based on a driver's average grid times and positions. Drivers who did not set a qualifying time for every race do not qualify for the SuperGrid. This is in accordance with John Taylor's original SuperGrid.

In the case of drivers who have their qualifying times disallowed but were allowed to start, their original (disallowed) times are included if for no other reasons than it is impossible to arrive at any other reasonable time. However, for the purposes of position on the SuperGrid, their positions are set at the back of the grid.

The lap distance for the 1997 SuperGrid - the total of one lap of each of the 17 circuits - is expected to be 83.317 kilometres.

This table shows, for the three races so far this season, each drivers' total grid time, his average grid time, and his average grid position.

Since Villeneuve has taken pole in every race so far, his times and the times (both total and average) for the total and average of the poles this season are exactly the same.

P DRIVER TEAM   AVG. TOTAL AVG.
        POS. TIME TIME
1 Villeneuve WIL   1 04:09.8 01:23.3
2 Schumacher, M FER   3 04:13.8 01:24.6
3 Frentzen WIL   4 04:13.3 01:24.4
4 Panis PRO   5.67 04:15.1 01:25.0
5 Alesi BEN   8.33 04:16.5 01:25.5
6 Berger BEN   8.33 04:16.8 01:25.6
7 Coulthard MCL   8.67 04:15.6 01:25.2
8 Irvine FER   8.67 04:15.7 01:25.2
9 Barrichello STE   9 04:16.3 01:25.4
10 Hakkinen MCL   9 04:16.8 01:25.6
11 Herbert SAU   9.33 04:16.3 01:25.4
12 Schumacher, R JOR   9.33 04:16.5 01:25.5
13 Fisichella JOR   10 04:17.1 01:25.7
14 Hill ARR   14 04:19.2 01:26.4
15 Larini SAU   15.33 04:19.7 01:26.6
16 Nakano PRO   17 04:20.4 01:26.8
17 Trulli MIN   17.33 04:20.6 01:26.9
18 Katayama MIN   18 04:20.8 01:26.9
19 Magnussen STE   18 04:21.4 01:27.1
20 Verstappen TYR   19.33 04:22.3 01:27.4
21 Salo TYR   19.67 04:21.7 01:27.2
22 Diniz ARR   20 04:23.0 01:27.7
  --- 107% ---       04:27.3 01:29.1
23 Sospiri LOL * 23 01:41.0 01:41.0
24 Rosset LOL * 24 01:42.1 01:42.1

 

SUPERRACE 1997

The SuperRace is based on each driver's race performances. All drivers who participate in a race are included.

Drivers who did not actually start a race have no data recorded for that race (eg. Hill in Australia), while drivers who retire on the first lap are credited with zero time and distance. Drivers who are disqualified in a race have their position set at "last", but are credited with their distance and time.

The total distance for the 1997 SuperRace - the total of all race laps for all 17 races - is expected to be 5,170.574 kilometres, over 1,088 laps.

Even at this early stage of the season, Berger and Hakkinen are the only drivers to have completed every lap of every race.

P DRIVER TEAM   AVG. LAPS TOTAL BEST
        POS. 202 KMS LAP AVG.
1 Berger BEN   4 202 923.188 01:26.0
2 Hakkinen MCL   4 202 923.188 01:26.4
3 Villeneuve WIL   7 144 615.672 01:23.2
4 Alesi BEN   9 178 795.94 01:26.5
5 Panis PRO   9 148 693.202 01:26.6
6 Larini SAU   9.33 192 880.565 01:26.6
7 Schumacher, M FER   9.33 130 616.54 01:24.9
8 Trulli MIN   10 197 898.731 01:28.9
9 Herbert SAU   10.67 144 615.672 01:24.2
10 Magnussen STE * 11.5 102 471.966 01:32.5
11 Salo TYR   11 184 829.805 01:28.2
12 Coulthard MCL   11 129 612.248 01:25.2
13 Nakano PRO   11.33 176 810.335 01:27.9
14 Frentzen WIL   12.33 132 621.929 01:27.0
15 Irvine FER   12.67 142 607.088 01:23.9
16 Schumacher, R JOR   13.33 128 552.05 01:31.7
17 Fisichella JOR   13.67 110 485.468 01:27.7
18 Diniz ARR   14.33 118 559.346 01:28.7
19 Verstappen TYR   15.33 115 494.181 01:29.0
20 Katayama MIN   16 136 614.811 01:28.9
21 Barrichello STE   16.33 88 426.394 01:28.0
22 Hill ARR * 16.5 101 432.403 01:25.3

NOTES

The raw data are copyright 1997 Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (8 place de la Concorde, Paris 75000 France). These compilations are copyright 1997 Rory Gordon. Reproduction in any form of these compilations is forbidden without the express permission of the compiler.

The data are subject to revision. The compiler will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions.

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