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CART PPG/Firestone Indy Lights Championship 1997 standings

Championship points standings for the CART PPG/Firestone Indy Lights Championship 1997

PositionDriverTeamCarEngineTyresPoints
1.Flag Tony KanaanTasman MotorsportsLola T97/20 (Buick)
156
2.Flag Hélio Castroneves Tasman MotorsportsLola T97/20 (Buick)
152
3.Flag Cristiano da MattaBrian Stewart RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
141
4.Flag David EmpringhamForsythe RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
107
5.Flag Lee BenthamForsythe RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
88
5.Flag Chris SimmonsTeam GreenLola T97/20 (Buick)
88
7.Flag Mark HotchkisTeam GreenLola T97/20 (Buick)
74
8.Flag Clint MearsTeam MearsLola T97/20 (Buick)
53
9.Flag Airton DaréBrian Stewart RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
51
9.Flag Hideki NodaIndy Regency RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
51
11.Flag Christophe TinseauConquest RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
49
12.Flag Fredrik LarssonJohansson MotorsportsLola T97/20 (Buick)
43
13.Flag Luiz Garcia Jr.Dorricott RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
38
14.Flag Didier AndréAutosport RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
35
14.Flag Robby UnserPacWest LightsLola T97/20 (Buick)
35
16.Flag Naoki HattoriTeam GreenLola T97/20 (Buick)
32
17.Flag Geoff BossTeam MedlinLola T97/20 (Buick)
30
18.Flag Sergio PaeseFRE RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
27
19.Flag David de SilvaLucas Place Motorsports Lola T97/20 (Buick)
17
20.Flag Oswaldo Negri, Jr.Genoa RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
15
21.Flag Brian CunninghamBrian Stewart Racing, Lucas Place MotorsportsLola T97/20 (Buick)
12
21.Flag Jaques LazierBrian Stewart RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
12
23.Flag Casey MearsTeam MearsLola T97/20 (Buick)
9
24.Flag Jeff WardJohansson Motorsports Lola T97/20 (Buick)
6
25.Flag Shigeaki HattoriLucas Place Motorsports Lola T97/20 (Buick)
5
26.Flag Bob Dorricott jr.Dorricott RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
4
27.Flag Frédéric GospariniProject Indy, Brian Stewart RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
4
28.Flag Andrew BordinBordin RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
3
29.Flag Chris BinghamLeading Edge MotorsportsLola T97/20 (Buick)
2
Flag Jean-Philippe BellocAutosport RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
0
Flag Claude BourbonnaisEclipse RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
0
Flag Eric JensenAutosport RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
0
Flag John JonesEclipse RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
0
Flag Rodolfo Martinez LavínIndy Regency RacingLola T97/20 (Buick)
0
Flag Philipp SagerProject Indy Lola T97/20 (Buick)
0
Driver
Number
Most race winsFlag Hélio Castroneves
3
Flag Cristiano da Matta
3
Most pole positionsFlag Hélio Castroneves
4
Most podium positionsFlag Hélio Castroneves
7
Flag Tony Kanaan
7
Most podium positions without a winFlag Chris Simmons
3
Most fastest race lapsFlag Cristiano da Matta
4
Youngest driverFlag Casey Mears
19 y/o
Oldest driverFlag Jeff Ward
36 y/o

Nationality of participating drivers

%CountryDriversNumber
34.3%U.S.A.Flag Chris Bingham, Geoff Boss, Brian Cunningham, David de Silva, Bob Dorricott jr., Mark Hotchkis, Jaques Lazier, Casey Mears, Clint Mears, Chris Simmons, Robby Unser, Jeff Ward12
20%BrazilFlag Hélio Castroneves, Cristiano da Matta, Airton Daré, Luiz Garcia Jr., Tony Kanaan, Oswaldo Negri, Jr., Sergio Paese7
17.1%CanadaFlag Lee Bentham, Andrew Bordin, Claude Bourbonnais, David Empringham, Eric Jensen, John Jones6
11.4%FranceFlag Didier André, Frédéric Gosparini, Christophe Tinseau, Jean-Philippe Belloc4
8.6%JapanFlag Naoki Hattori, Shigeaki Hattori, Hideki Noda3
2.9%SwedenFlag Fredrik Larsson1
2.9%MexicoFlag Rodolfo Martinez Lavín1
2.9%AustriaFlag Philipp Sager1

Individual driver statistics for the 1997 CART PPG/Firestone Indy Lights Championship

DriverAgeRacesWinsPodiumsPolesFastest laps
André, DidierFlag 22 y/o120000
Belloc, Jean-PhilippeFlag 27 y/o10000
Bentham, LeeFlag 26 y/o131300
Bingham, ChrisFlag 25 y/o40000
Bordin, AndrewFlag 21 y/o90000
Boss, GeoffFlag 28 y/o120100
Bourbonnais, ClaudeFlag 32 y/o30000
Castroneves, HélioFlag 22 y/o133741
Cunningham, BrianFlag 26 y/o40000
da Matta, CristianoFlag 23 y/o133514
Daré, AirtonFlag 19 y/o130000
de Silva, DavidFlag 31 y/o100001
Dorricott jr., BobFlag 35 y/o110000
Empringham, DavidFlag 33 y/o131300
Garcia Jr., LuizFlag 26 y/o130010
Gosparini, FrédéricFlag 27 y/o40010
Hattori, NaokiFlag 31 y/o120010
Hattori, ShigeakiFlag 33 y/o120010
Hotchkis, MarkFlag 28 y/o130222
Jensen, EricFlag 27 y/o10000
Jones, JohnFlag 31 y/o60000
Kanaan, TonyFlag 22 y/o132730
Larsson, FredrikFlag 20 y/o90200
Lavín, Rodolfo MartinezFlag 19 y/o120000
Lazier, JaquesFlag 26 y/o60000
Mears, CaseyFlag 19 y/o120020
Mears, ClintFlag 24 y/o112231
Negri, Jr., OswaldoFlag 33 y/o70001
Noda, HidekiFlag 28 y/o121201
Paese, SergioFlag 21 y/o100100
Sager, PhilippFlag 27 y/o00000
Simmons, ChrisFlag 24 y/o130330
Tinseau, ChristopheFlag 27 y/o130111
Unser, RobbyFlag 29 y/o120010
Ward, JeffFlag 36 y/o30000
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