Grand Prix Gold: Hungarian GP 1997

Grand Prix Gold: Hungarian GP 1997

AUTOSPORT relives the great races of the past: Damon Hill comes within a lap of scoring a famous win for the Arrows team, but late-race heartbreak was to rob him and gift Jacques Villeneuve an unexpected victory

Damon Hill was on the verge of a giant-killing victory in Hungary, only for fate to hand the 10 points to title hopeful Jacques Villeneuve.

Funny thing, this Formula 1. Two weeks ago in Germany Gerhard Berger's Benetton-Renault won and Jacques Villeneuve's Williams-Renault went unnoticed; on Sunday in Hungary it was the other way round. In winning his fifth grand prix of the season, Villeneuve closed to within three points of Michael Schumacher in the world championship standings.

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