Twenty years ago today the Wall of Champions claimed the home favourite in Montreal but another driver had a much more serious crash.
It wasn’t a showdown between the title rivals or a one-stop procession. Lewis Hamilton’s third win came in a lively race and closed up the title fight.
Sebastian Vettel struck an early blow not just to Mercedes’ championship aspirations in Monaco, but also his team mate’s.
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.
Lewis Hamilton beat Sebastian Vettel to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix after a hard fight – but he had help from his team mate on the way.
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.
Valtteri Bottas took his first grand prix victory in style in only his fourth race as a Mercedes driver, despite fierce pressure from Sebastian Vettel.
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.
Mercedes had chances to win the Bahrain Grand Prix but once Sebastian Vettel got between their drivers it became impossible to contain the Ferrari.
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.
Ferrari were fast again in China but Lewis Hamilton held on to his advantage from pole position for his first victory of 2017.
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.
Sebastian Vettel led a revitalised Ferrari to victory in the first race of 2017 by outfoxing Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton in the pits at Albert Park.
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.
Nico Rosberg withstood Lewis Hamilton’s audacious bid to back him into the chasing pack and won the world championship in Abu Dhabi.
Red Bull got the rain they craved but blew their chance to take on Mercedes – and may have scuppered Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes.
Lewis Hamilton’s strong drive to victory edged him closer to Nico Rosberg, but the biggest talking point in Mexico involved the men who finished behind them.
Lewis Hamilton asserted himself in Austin. His fourth win at the track allowed him to chip into Nico Rosberg’s championship lead.
Nico Rosberg took his ninth victory of the year at Suzuka and dealt a serious blow to Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes.
Lewis Hamilton was on course to retake the championship lead in Malaysia – until an abrupt change in fortunes put his team mate back on top.