2007 Race of Champions

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2007 Race of Champions
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2007 Race of Champions at Wembley Stadium.
The 16 competitors line up before the start of the event.
Michael Schumacher congratulates Mattias Ekström for his second RoC title.

The 2007 Race of Champions took place on December 16 at the Wembley Stadium. Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel of the German team beat Finland to the Nation's Cup, however Mattias Ekström of Sweden and the Scandinavian team won the Driver's Cup after beating Schumacher in the three-heat final.[1]

The event itself was overshadowed by the recent death of former World Rally Champion Colin McRae who died in a helicopter accident on the 15 September. He was due to represent Scotland alongside David Coulthard. Colin's position was filled by his rally driver brother Alister McRae.

Participants[edit]

Team Drivers 2007 series
 England Jenson Button Formula One
Andy Priaulx WTCC
 Finland Marcus Grönholm WRC
Heikki Kovalainen Formula One
 France Sébastien Bourdais Champ Car
Yvan Muller WTCC
 Germany Michael Schumacher none
Sebastian Vettel Formula One
 Norway Henning Solberg WRC
Petter Solberg WRC
DenmarkSweden Scandinavia Mattias Ekström DTM
Tom Kristensen DTM
 Scotland David Coulthard Formula One
Alister McRae WRC
 United States Jimmie Johnson NASCAR
Travis Pastrana X Games & Rally America

Cars[edit]

Driver's Cup[edit]

Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                           
Solution F Prototype            
 Germany Michael Schumacher  
ROC Car
 Norway Henning Solberg    
 Germany Michael Schumacher  1.48.0203
ROC Car
   England Jenson Button  1.49.1543  
 England Jenson Button  
ROC Car
 Scotland Alister McRae    
 Germany Michael Schumacher  
Solution F Prototype
   France Sébastien Bourdais    
 United States Jimmie Johnson  
Solution F Prototype
 France Sébastien Bourdais    
 France Sébastien Bourdais  1.50.4782
ROC Car
   Scotland David Coulthard  1.51.4879  
 Scotland David Coulthard  
 Norway Petter Solberg    
 Germany Michael Schumacher  1
Solution F Prototype
   Sweden Mattias Ekström  2
 Finland Heikki Kovalainen  
Aston Martin Vantage N24
 Germany Sebastian Vettel    
 Finland Heikki Kovalainen  1.53.7035
ROC Car
   Guernsey Andy Priaulx  1.53.6036  
 Guernsey Andy Priaulx  
Solution F Prototype
 France Yvan Muller    
 Guernsey Andy Priaulx  
Solution F Prototype
   Sweden Mattias Ekström    
 Sweden Mattias Ekström  
Ford Focus RS WRC
 Denmark Tom Kristensen    
 Sweden Mattias Ekström  1.54.3696


ROC Car
   United States Travis Pastrana  1.57.1632  
 Finland Marcus Grönholm  
 United States Travis Pastrana    

Final[edit]

Driver 1 Time 1 Car Driver 2 Time 2
Germany Michael Schumacher 1.49.8010 Solution F Prototype Sweden Mattias Ekström 1.48.1945
Germany Michael Schumacher 1.47.0026 ROC Car Sweden Mattias Ekström 1.47.9687
Germany Michael Schumacher DNF Solution F Prototype Sweden Mattias Ekström 1.47.3191

Nations Cup[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
 France France  1
 Norway Norway  2  
 Norway Norway  0
     Finland Finland  2  
 Finland Finland  2
 DenmarkSweden Scandinavia  0  
 Germany Germany  2
   
   Finland Finland  1
 Scotland Scotland  0
 England England  2  
 England England  0


     Germany Germany  2  
 United States USA  1
 Germany Germany  2  
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Time 1 Score Team 2 Time 2 Car
France France 1-2 Norway Norway
Sébastien Bourdais Henning Solberg Solution F Prototype
Yvan Muller Petter Solberg Ford Focus RS WRC
Sébastien Bourdais Petter Solberg
Finland Finland 2-0 DenmarkSweden Scandinavia
Heikki Kovalainen Tom Kristensen
Marcus Grönholm Mattias Ekström Ford Focus RS WRC
Scotland Scotland 0-2 England England
David Coulthard Jenson Button Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Alister McRae Andy Priaulx Aston Martin Vantage N24
United States USA 1-2 Germany Germany
Jimmie Johnson Michael Schumacher Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Travis Pastrana Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Vantage N24
Travis Pastrana Michael Schumacher ROC Car

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Time 1 Score Team 2 Time 2 Car
Norway Norway 0-2 Finland Finland
Henning Solberg Heikki Kovalainen Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Petter Solberg Marcus Grönholm Ford Focus RS WRC
England England 0-2 Germany Germany
Jenson Button Michael Schumacher 1.49.7097 Solution F Prototype
Andy Priaulx 1.52.3379 Sebastian Vettel 1.51.7319 Ford Focus RS WRC

Final[edit]

Team 1 Time 1 Score Team 2 Time 2 Car
Germany Germany 2-1 Finland Finland
Michael Schumacher DNF Heikki Kovalainen DNF[2] Abarth Grande Punto S2000
Sebastian Vettel 1.50.8516 Marcus Grönholm 1.51.3727 Ford Focus RS WRC
Sebastian Vettel 1.49.6363 Heikki Kovalainen 1.51.1503 ROC Car

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Race of Champions". BBC News. 16 December 2007. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Kovalainen laped Schumacher after the german stalled at the start line

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