2007 Formula 3 Euro Series season

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2007 Formula 3 Euro Series season
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The 2007 Formula 3 Euro Series season was the fifth championship year of Europe’s premier Formula Three series. As in previous years, the championships took place over ten rounds – each with two races – held at a variety of European circuits. Each weekend consisted of one 60-minute practice session and one qualifying session, followed by one c.110 km race and one c.80 km race. The single qualifying session was retained from 2006, with the starting order for race 2 being determined by the finishing order of race 1, with the top eight positions reversed. This season was notable for the return of Volkswagen as an F3 engine supplier. The drivers' title was won by Romain Grosjean and the teams' title was again won by ASM Formule 3. It was the fourth double title win in succession for ASM. The top four drivers in the championship would go on to race in Formula 1: Sébastien Buemi, Kamui Kobayashi and champion Grosjean all debuted in F1 in 2009 and Nico Hülkenberg in 2010.

Teams and drivers[edit]

2007 Entry List[1]
Team # Driver Rookie Chassis[N 1] Engine Rounds
France ASM Formule 3 1 Japan Kamui Kobayashi F305/012 Mercedes All
2 France Romain Grosjean F305/059 All
19 Germany Nico Hülkenberg F305/021 All
20 France Tom Dillmann R F307/012 All
United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 3 France Franck Mailleux R F305/001 Mercedes All
4 United Kingdom James Jakes F305/020 All
21 Switzerland Cyndie Allemann F306/035 All
22 Netherlands Yelmer Buurman F305/062 All
Austria HBR Motorsport 5 Russia Sergey Afanasyev R F305/045 Mercedes All
6 Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda F306/009 All
30 Lebanon Basil Shaaban F306/026 All
Germany ASL Mücke Motorsport 7 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi F305/011 Mercedes All
8 Italy Edoardo Piscopo R F305/028 All
France Signature-Plus 9 France Jean-Karl Vernay R F306/010 Mercedes All
10 France Yann Clairay R F305/036 All
23 Spain Dani Clos R F305/029 All
24 Italy Edoardo Mortara R F305/035 All
Switzerland Jo Zeller Racing 12 Germany Tim Sandtler F306/014 Mercedes All
Belgium Bas Leinders Junior Racing Team 14 Monaco Michael Herck F306/028 Mercedes 1
Italy Prema Powerteam 16 Netherlands Renger van der Zande F306/004 Mercedes All
18 Australia Michael Patrizi R F306/005 All
Austria HS Technik 26 Latvia Harald Schlegelmilch F306/025 Mercedes All
27 United Kingdom Euan Hankey R F305/039 All
Germany AM-Holzer Rennsport 28 Germany Marco Holzer R F305/060 Opel 1–6
Volkswagen 7–10
Italy R.C. Motorsport 31 Germany Maximilian Götz F306/038 Volkswagen 7–10
32 United States Jonathan Summerton F306/028 7–9
Netherlands Carlo van Dam 10
United Kingdom Ultimate Motorsport 40 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri M07/002 Mercedes 4
41 Republic of Ireland Michael Devaney M07/001 4
Icon Legend
R Rookie

Notes:

  1. ^ All drivers competed in Dallara chassis (except Ultimate Motorsport drivers, who used Mygale chassis); model listed.

Driver changes[edit]

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering Formula 3 Euro Series
Leaving Formula 3 Euro Series
Leaving Trophy Class

Additional participations[edit]

HS Technik expanded to a two-car entry from round 5 (Mugello) onwards. The second car was taken by Euan Hankey, making his Formula Three début. At the Nürburgring, Am-Holzer Rennsport replaced its Speiss-Opel engine with the new Volkswagen and RC Motorsport made a return to the championship with two Volkswagen-powered cars for Maximilian Götz and Jonathan Summerton. Though Götz finished in sixth place in the first race,[2] neither he nor Summerton were eligible to score points.[3] British F3 team Ultimate Motorsport made a one-off appearance in round 4 at Magny-Cours. Bas Leinders's Junior Team entered a single car for Michael Herck in the first round, but has not competed since then.

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Winning Rookie
1 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 21 April Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Germany ASL Mücke Motorsport France Franck Mailleux
R2 22 April Switzerland Sébastien Buemi France Romain Grosjean France ASM Formule 3 France Jean Karl Vernay
2 R1 United Kingdom Brands Hatch 9 June United Kingdom James Jakes France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France ASM Formule 3 Italy Edoardo Mortara
R2 10 June France Franck Mailleux Italy Edoardo Mortara France Signature-Plus Italy Edoardo Mortara
3 R1 Germany Norisring 23 June Switzerland Sébastien Buemi France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France ASM Formule 3 Italy Edoardo Mortara
R2 24 June Germany Nico Hülkenberg Germany Nico Hülkenberg France ASM Formule 3 France Tom Dillmann
4 R1 France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 30 June Japan Kamui Kobayashi France Romain Grosjean Japan Kamui Kobayashi France ASM Formule 3 France Yann Clairay
R2 1 July Switzerland Sébastien Buemi United Kingdom James Jakes United Kingdom Manor Motorsport France Jean Karl Vernay
5 R1 Italy Mugello Circuit 14 July France Romain Grosjean Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Romain Grosjean France ASM Formule 3 France Jean Karl Vernay
R2 15 July France Romain Grosjean France Franck Mailleux United Kingdom Manor Motorsport France Franck Mailleux
6 R1 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort 28 July France Romain Grosjean France Franck Mailleux France Romain Grosjean France ASM Formule 3 France Yann Clairay
R2 29 July France Franck Mailleux Germany Nico Hülkenberg France ASM Formule 3 France Tom Dillmann
7 R1 Germany Nürburgring 1 September Germany Nico Hülkenberg Germany Nico Hülkenberg Germany Nico Hülkenberg France ASM Formule 3 Italy Edoardo Piscopo
R2 2 September France Yann Clairay Latvia Harald Schlegelmilch Austria HS Technik Spain Dani Clos
8 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya 22 September Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Romain Grosjean Italy Edoardo Mortara France Signature-Plus Italy Edoardo Mortara
R2 23 September France Franck Mailleux Netherlands Renger van der Zande Italy Prema Powerteam France Tom Dillmann
9 R1 France Circuit Paul Armagnac 29 September France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France ASM Formule 3 Italy Edoardo Mortara
R2 30 September Italy Edoardo Mortara Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Germany ASL Mücke Motorsport France Jean Karl Vernay
10 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 13 October France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean Germany Nico Hülkenberg France ASM Formule 3 Italy Edoardo Mortara
R2 14 October Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Germany ASL Mücke Motorsport Italy Edoardo Mortara

Season standings[edit]

Drivers Standings[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 PP
Race 1 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Race 2 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0
Pos Driver HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
BRH
1

United Kingdom
BRH
2

United Kingdom
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
MAG
1

France
MAG
2

France
MUG
1

Italy
MUG
2

Italy
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
NOG
1

France
NOG
2

France
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
Pts
1 France Romain Grosjean 5 1 1 Ret 1 Ret 2 7 1 2 1 3 5 2 8 DSQ 1 5 2 3 106
2 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 1 3 7 2 2 2 3 19 3 5 3 2 2 3 Ret 6 4 1 5 1 95
3 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 2 7 4 6 Ret 1 Ret 14 21 14 6 1 1 4 2 8 3 3 1 7 72
4 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 10 10 3 3 8 Ret 1 9 2 4 2 17 11 Ret 19 Ret 2 2 4 Ret 59
5 United Kingdom James Jakes 11 5 2 8 6 5 6 1 4 Ret 8 6 4 7 4 7 18 Ret 21† Ret 42
6 Netherlands Yelmer Buurman 8 2 6 4 7 4 7 3 15 6 7 16 15 6 Ret 11 5 7 3 4 40
7 France Franck Mailleux 3 6 Ret Ret 14 8 5 4 6 1 5 11 10 20 5 3 7 18 11 6 38
8 Italy Edoardo Mortara 6 8 8 1 3 Ret 16 12 9 18 14 9 22 11 1 Ret 6 8 6 2 37
9 France Tom Dillmann DNS DNS 10 9 4 3 9 Ret Ret 8 18 4 13 Ret 3 2 24† 19 17 14 23
10 France Jean Karl Vernay 7 4 16 12 5 Ret 8 2 5 Ret 20† 7 12 10 Ret Ret 8 4 10 Ret 23
11 Netherlands Renger van der Zande 4 21 13 19† 15† Ret 12 8 8 3 9 5 19 8 6 1 16 14 Ret 11 21
12 France Yann Clairay Ret 16 9 7 12† 11 4 11 12 7 4 19 Ret 21 9 14 9 6 7 8 13
13 Spain Dani Clos 9 9 11 20† Ret 10 11 10 7 11 Ret Ret 7 5 12 4 12 10 8 5 13
14 Latvia Harald Schlegelmilch 12 11 12 11 10 9 14 13 16 13 21† 8 8 1 8 9 10 11 18 9 9
15 Italy Edoardo Piscopo 21 15 15 10 Ret Ret 13 Ret 14 9 Ret 15 3 Ret 7 Ret 17 23 12 12 8
16 Germany Tim Sandtler 13 13 5 5 9 Ret 10 6 Ret 10 16 13 Ret 13 10 Ret 15 13 9 10 8
17 Czech Republic Filip Salaquarda 20 12 14 17 DSQ DSQ 17 15 13 Ret 10 10 9 18 11 5 13 15 20 18 3
18 Australia Michael Patrizi 16 14 17 13 11† 6 22 18 11 Ret 11 21† 16 22† 17 Ret Ret 17 Ret 13 1
19 Germany Marco Holzer 18 17 18 14 Ret 7 19 17 20 17 15 12 20 14 14 Ret 21 21 14 15 0
20 Switzerland Cyndie Allemann 15 18 Ret 15 Ret Ret Ret Ret 10 15 12 14 17 19 15 Ret 20 16 19 Ret 0
21 Russia Sergey Afanasyev 17 20 Ret 16 DSQ Ret 20 Ret 17 12 13 Ret 14 12 18 12 19 20 DNS DNS 0
22 Lebanon Basil Shaaban 19 19 19 18 13 12 21 Ret 18 Ret 19 20 21 17 Ret Ret 23 22 15 17† 0
23 United Kingdom Euan Hankey 19 16 17 18 Ret 16 Ret 13 22 Ret 0
24 Monaco Michael Herck 14 Ret 0
guest drivers ineligible for championship points
Argentina Esteban Guerrieri 15 5 0
Germany Maximilian Götz 6 9 20† 10 11 9 16 Ret 0
United States Jonathan Summerton 18 15 16 Ret 14 12 0
Netherlands Carlo van Dam 13 16† 0
Republic of Ireland Michael Devaney 18 16 0
Pos Driver HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
BRH
1

United Kingdom
BRH
2

United Kingdom
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
MAG
1

France
MAG
2

France
MUG
1

Italy
MUG
2

Italy
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
NOG
1

France
NOG
2

France
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Rookie Cup[edit]

Rookie drivers are only eligible for the Rookie Cup title if they have not previously competed in a national or international Formula 3 championship.

Pos Driver HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
BRH
1

United Kingdom
BRH
2

United Kingdom
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
MAG
1

France
MAG
2

France
MUG
1

Italy
MUG
2

Italy
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
NOG
1

France
NOG
2

France
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
Pts
1 Italy Edoardo Mortara 6 8 8 1 3 Ret 16 12 9 18 14 9 22 11 1 Ret 6 8 6 2 99
2 France Franck Mailleux 3 6 Ret Ret 14 8 5 4 6 1 5 11 10 20 5 3 7 18 11 6 93
3 France Jean Karl Vernay 7 4 16 12 5 Ret 8 2 5 Ret Ret 7 12 10 Ret Ret 8 4 10 Ret 77
4 France Yann Clairay Ret 16 9 7 12 11 4 11 12 7 4 19 Ret 21 9 14 9 6 7 8 75
5 Spain Dani Clos 9 9 11 Ret Ret 10 11 10 7 11 Ret Ret 7 5 12 4 12 10 8 5 70
6 France Tom Dillmann DNS DNS 10 9 4 3 9 Ret Ret 8 18 4 13 Ret 3 2 Ret 19 17 14 59
7 Italy Edoardo Piscopo 21 15 15 10 Ret Ret 13 Ret 14 9 Ret 15 3 Ret 7 Ret 17 23 12 12 41
8 Australia Michael Patrizi 16 14 17 13 11 6 22 18 11 Ret 11 Ret 16 22 17 Ret Ret 17 Ret 13 35
9 Germany Marco Holzer 18 17 18 14 Ret 7 19 17 20 17 15 12 20 14 14 Ret 21 21 14 15 22
10 Russia Sergey Afanasyev 17 20 Ret 16 DSQ Ret 20 Ret 17 12 13 Ret 14 12 18 12 19 20 DNS DNS 21
11 United Kingdom Euan Hankey 19 16 17 18 Ret 16 Ret 13 22 Ret 5
Pos Driver HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
BRH
1

United Kingdom
BRH
2

United Kingdom
NOR
1

Germany
NOR
2

Germany
MAG
1

France
MAG
2

France
MUG
1

Italy
MUG
2

Italy
ZAN
1

Netherlands
ZAN
2

Netherlands
NÜR
1

Germany
NÜR
2

Germany
CAT
1

Spain
CAT
2

Spain
NOG
1

France
NOG
2

France
HOC
1

Germany
HOC
2

Germany
Pts

Team Standings[edit]

Team Points
1 France ASM Formule 3 229
2 United Kingdom Manor Motorsport 119
3 Germany ASL Mücke Motorsport 104
4 France Signature-Plus 94
5 Italy Prema Powerteam 26
6 Switzerland Jo Zeller Racing 14
7 Austria HS Technik 10
8 Austria HBR Motorsport 4

Nations Cup[edit]

Nation Points
1  France 176
2   Switzerland 93
3  Germany 83
4  Netherlands 69
5  Japan 59
6  Italy 46
7  United Kingdom 44
8  Spain 16
9  Latvia 10
10  Czech Republic 3
11  Australia 1

Sources[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Entry List" (PDF). formel3guide.com. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  2. ^ Race Results speedsportmag.com. Retrieved 2007-10-10.
  3. ^ Complete Entry List speedsportmag.com. Retrieved 2007-10-10.