2007 Rally de Portugal

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2007 Rally de Portugal
41º Vodafone Rally de Portugal
Round 5 of the 2007 World Rally Championship
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Sébastien Loeb - 2007 Rally Portugal.jpg
Eventual winner Sébastien Loeb during the rally.
Host country  Portugal
Rally base Faro, Portugal
Dates run March 29 – April 1, 2007
Stages 18 (357.1 km; 221.9 mi)
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 1,009.31 km (627.16 mi)
Results
Overall winner France Sébastien Loeb
France Citroën Total World Rally Team
Crews 80 at start, 61 at finish
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The 2007 Vodafone Rally de Portugal was the 41st Rally de Portugal and the fifth round of the 2007 World Rally Championship season. It took place between March 30–April 1, 2007 and consisted of 18 special stages. 61 drivers finished the rally and the winner was Citroën's Sébastien Loeb, followed by Subaru's Petter Solberg and Citroën's Dani Sordo.

All Ford Focus RS WRC 06 drivers were given five-minute time penalties, because the glass used in the cars' rear side windows was 0.5 mm too thin. This dropped Marcus Grönholm from second to fourth, Mikko Hirvonen from third to fifth, Jari-Matti Latvala from sixth to eighth and Henning Solberg from ninth to 11th.[1]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
WRC
1. France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena Citroën C4 WRC 3:53:33.1 0.0 10
2. Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills Subaru Impreza WRC 3:56:47.0 3:13.9 8
3. Spain Daniel Sordo Spain Marc Marti Citroën C4 WRC 3:58:38.4 5:05.3 6
4. Finland Marcus Grönholm Finland Timo Rautiainen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 3:59:10.2 [1] 5:37.1 5
5. Finland Mikko Hirvonen Finland Jarmo Lehtinen Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:00:41.2 [1] 7:08.1 4
6. Sweden Daniel Carlsson France Denis Giraudet Citroën Xsara WRC 4:01:46.3 8:13.2 3
7. Italy Gian-Luigi Galli Italy Giovanni Bernacchni Citroën Xsara WRC 4:03:12.7 9:39.6 2
8. Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Finland Miikka Anttila Ford Focus RS WRC 06 4:04:18.0 [1] 10:44.9 1
[1] — All Ford Focus RS WRC 06 drivers were given five-minute time penalties due to 0.5 mm too thin rear side windows.
JRC
1. (14.) Sweden Per-Gunner Andersson Sweden Jonas Andersson Suzuki Swift S1600 4:22:43.4 0.0 10
2. (15.) Estonia Urmo Aava Estonia Kuldar Sikk Suzuki Swift S1600 4:22:47.1 3.7 8
3. (18.) Slovakia Jozef Béreš jun. Czech Republic Petr Starý Renault Clio S1600 4:30:32.3 7:48.9 6
4. (21.) Estonia Jaan Mölder jr. Germany Katrin Becker Suzuki Swift S1600 4:34.39.9 11:56.5 5
5. (22.) Italy Andrea Cortinovis Italy Flavio Zanella Renault Clio S1600 4:37.37.2 14:53.8 4
6. (26.) Spain Manuel Rueda Spain Borja Rozada Renault Clio R3 4:43:38.1 20:54.7 3
7. (30.) Republic of Ireland Shaun Gallagher United Kingdom Clive Jenkins Citroën C2 S1600 4:49:23.3 26:39.9 2
8. (32.) Lithuania Vilius Rožukas Lithuania Audrius Šošas Suzuki Swift S1600 4:55:58.3 [2] 33:14.9 1
[2] — Drivers using SupeRally

Retirements[edit]

Special Stages[edit]

Leg Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
1
(29 Mar
-
30 Mar)
SS1 17:35 SSS Estadio Algarve 2.20 km Finland M. Grönholm 2:05.8 62.96 km/h Finland M. Grönholm
SS2 10:27 Tavira 1 19.92 km Finland M. Hirvonen 14:07.5 84.62 km/h
SS3 11:27 Serra de Tavira 1 24.37 km Finland M. Grönholm 16:30.1 88.61 km/h
SS4 12:15 S. Bras de Alportel 16.70 km France S. Loeb 11:24.3 87.86 km/h
SS5 14:44 Tavira 2 19.92 km Finland M. Grönholm 13:52.3 86.16 km/h
SS6 15:44 Serra de Tavira 2 24.37 km France S. Loeb 16:10.2 90.43 km/h
SS7 16:32 S. Bras de Alportel 16.70 km France S. Loeb 11:10.6 89.65 km/h France S. Loeb
2
(31 Mar)
SS8 09:48 Silves / Ourique 1 30.69 km France S. Loeb 21:36.5 85.22 km/h
SS9 10:37 Ourique 1 24.87 km France S. Loeb 14:59.9 99.49 km/h
SS10 11:32 Almodóvar 1 20.88 km France S. Loeb 11:40.5 107.31 km/h
SS11 14:50 Silves / Ourique 2 30.69 km France S. Loeb 20:16.0 90.86 km/h
SS12 15:39 Ourique 2 24.87 km France S. Loeb 14:35.0 102.32 km/h
SS13 16:34 Almodóvar 2 20.88 km France S. Loeb 11:38.6 107.6 km/h
3
(1 Apr)
SS14 08:07 Loule / Almodóvar 1 17.60 km Finland M. Hirvonen 11:18.0 93.45 km/h
SS15 08:39 Loule 1 22.70 km France S. Loeb 14:09.3 96.22 km/h
SS16 11:42 Loule / Almodóvar 2 17.60 km Finland M. Grönholm 11:11.1 94.41 km/h
SS17 12:14 Loule 2 22.70 km Finland M. Grönholm 14:02.0 97.05 km/h
SS18 14:00 Estadio Algarve 2 2.20 km France S. Loeb 2:06.8 62.46 km/h

Championship standings after the event[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
NOR
Norway
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
NZL
New Zealand
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
JPN
Japan
IRL
Republic of Ireland
GBR
United Kingdom
 Pts 
1 France Sébastien Loeb 1 2 14 1 1 38
2 Finland Marcus Grönholm 3 1 2 2 4 37
3 Finland Mikko Hirvonen 5 3 1 3 5 30
4 Spain Dani Sordo 2 12 25 4 3 19
5 Norway Petter Solberg 6 Ret 4 Ret 2 16
6 Norway Henning Solberg 14 4 3 9 11 11
7 Australia Chris Atkinson 4 8 19 5 Ret 10
8 Sweden Daniel Carlsson 5 7 6 9
9 Finland Jari-Matti Latvala Ret Ret 5 7 8 7
10 Finland Toni Gardemeister 7 6 Ret DSQ 5
Austria Manfred Stohl 10 7 12 6 10 5
Italy Gigi Galli 13 6 7 5
13 Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 8 10 8 22 2
14 United Kingdom Matthew Wilson 12 Ret 26 8 12 1
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
NOR
Norway
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
NZL
New Zealand
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
JPN
Japan
IRL
Republic of Ireland
GBR
United Kingdom
 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)
Black Excluded (EX)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Manufacturers' championship[edit]

Rank Manufacturer Event Total
points
MON
Monaco
SWE
Sweden
NOR
Norway
MEX
Mexico
POR
Portugal
ARG
Argentina
ITA
Italy
GRC
Greece
FIN
Finland
GER
Germany
NZL
New Zealand
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
JPN
Japan
IRL
Republic of Ireland
GBR
United Kingdom
1 BP Ford World Rally Team 10 16 18 14 9 - - - - - - - - - - - 67
2 Citroën Total World Rally Team 18 9 1 15 16 - - - - - - - - - - - 59
3 Subaru World Rally Team 8 2 5 4 8 - - - - - - - - - - - 27
4 Stobart VK M-Sport Ford 1 5 10 3 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 21
OMV Kronos 2 7 5 3 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 21
6 Munchi's Ford World Rally Team 0 0 - - - - - - - - - - - 0

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