2007 World Touring Car Championship season
|2007 World Touring Car Championship season|
The 2007 World Touring Car Championship season was the 4th season of FIA World Touring Car Championship motor racing. The championship, which commenced on 11 March and ended on 18 November, after twenty-two races, was open to Super 2000 Cars, Diesel 2000 Cars and Super Production Cars as defined by the relevant FIA regulations. World Championship titles were awarded for both drivers and manufacturers.
Teams and drivers
According to 2007 Entry List
A provisional calendar was released on 15 January 2007.. On 27 February 2007, the FIA announced that the 13th and 14th races of the series originally scheduled to be run in Istanbul would instead take place at the Anderstorp circuit.
Each race weekend featured two races of 50 kilometres each. If the safety car was deployed during a race, the first two laps under it were not counted towards the race distance.
The starting grid order for the first race of each weekend was determined by the results of qualifying and the race began with a rolling start. The second race grid order was determined by the results of the first race with the top eight positions reversed. The second race began with a standing start.
|1||R1||HSBC Race of Brazil||Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba||11 March|
|2||R3||Courtyard Race of the Netherlands||Circuit Park Zandvoort||6 May|
|3||R5||Stihl Race of Spain||Circuit Ricardo Tormo||20 May|
|4||R7||Beru Race of France||Circuit de Pau Ville||3 June|
|5||R9||Race of the Czech Republic||Masaryk Circuit||17 June|
|6||R11||Race of Portugal||Circuito da Boavista||8 July|
|7||R13||Race of Sweden||Scandinavian Raceway||29 July|
|8||R15||Beru Race of Germany||Motorsport Arena Oschersleben||26 August|
|9||R17||Courtyard Race of UK||Brands Hatch||21 September|
|10||R19||Courtyard Race of Italy||Autodromo Nazionale Monza||5 October|
|11||R21||Monroe Race of Macau||Guia Circuit||16 November|
Results and standings
|Race||Race Name||Pole Position||Fastest lap||Winning driver||Winning team||Winning independent||Report|
|1||Race of Brazil||Jörg Müller||Jörg Müller||Jörg Müller||BMW Team Germany||Pierre-Yves Corthals||Report|
|2||Jörg Müller||Augusto Farfus||BMW Team Germany||Luca Rangoni|
|3||Race of the Netherlands||Alain Menu||Luca Rangoni||Alain Menu||Chevrolet||Luca Rangoni||Report|
|4||Gabriele Tarquini||Gabriele Tarquini||SEAT Sport||Luca Rangoni|
|5||Race of Spain||James Thompson||James Thompson||James Thompson||N.Technology||Luca Rangoni||Report|
|6||Robert Huff||James Thompson||N.Technology||Luca Rangoni|
|7||Race of France||Alain Menu||Alain Menu||Alain Menu||Chevrolet||Stefano D'Aste||Report|
|8||Augusto Farfus||Augusto Farfus||BMW Team Germany||Pierre-Yves Corthals|
|9||Race of the Czech Republic||Félix Porteiro||Augusto Farfus||Félix Porteiro||BMW Team Italy-Spain||Massimiliano Pedalà||Report|
|10||Alessandro Zanardi||Jörg Müller||BMW Team Germany||Stefano D'Aste|
|11||Race of Portugal||Alain Menu||Robert Huff||Alain Menu||Chevrolet||Stefano D'Aste||Report|
|12||Jörg Müller||Andy Priaulx||BMW Team UK||Pierre-Yves Corthals|
|13||Race of Sweden||Tiago Monteiro||Alain Menu||Robert Huff||Chevrolet||Luca Rangoni||Report|
|14||Alessandro Zanardi||Rickard Rydell||Chevrolet||Roberto Colciago|
|15||Race of Germany||Gabriele Tarquini||Roberto Colciago||Yvan Muller||SEAT Sport||Roberto Colciago||Report|
|16||James Thompson||Augusto Farfus||BMW Team Germany||Massimiliano Pedalà|
|17||Race of UK||Alain Menu||Yvan Muller||Alain Menu||Chevrolet||Pierre-Yves Corthals||Report|
|18||Colin Turkington||Andy Priaulx||BMW Team UK||Pierre-Yves Corthals|
|19||Race of Italy||Yvan Muller||Jordi Gené||Yvan Muller||SEAT Sport||Luca Rangoni||Report|
|20||James Thompson||Jordi Gené||SEAT Sport||Roberto Colciago|
|21||Guia Race of Macau||Alain Menu||Gabriele Tarquini||Alain Menu||Chevrolet||Luca Rangoni||Report|
|22||Gabriele Tarquini||Andy Priaulx||BMW Team UK||Luca Rangoni|
Bold – Pole
† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
Point system: 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 for top eight finishers in each race.
Drivers with 0 points were not classified in official championship results.
* Phillip Geipel, Robert Dahlgren, Colin Turkington and David Louie were not eligible to score championship points. Thus, 9th place finishers scored points in the Race 2 of Sweden, Race 1 & 2 of the United Kingdom and Race 2 of Macau.
|2||SEAT||SEAT León, SEAT León TDI||4||249|
|4||Alfa Romeo||Alfa Romeo 156||2||124|
Points were awarded on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis in each race but only to the top two placegetters from each manufacturer. All the other cars of that same manufacturer were considered invisible as far as scoring points was concerned.
- 2007 Championship point standings Retrieved from www.fiawtcc.com on 5 April 2011
- FIA World Touring Car Championship official website: Archives