List of FIA GT Champions

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The FIA GT Championship auto racing series features several championships awarded by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile to the most successful competitors over the course of each FIA GT season. Since its founding in 1997 drivers and teams have been awarded a championship within their respective categories based on an accumulation of points over the season. In select years titles have also been awarded for car manufacturers. In 2007, the Citation Cup was created by the FIA to award amateur drivers, giving the series a fourth championship title.

Points were awarded to the top six finishers from 1997 to 2002. This was modified in 2003 to allow the top eight to earn points. Bonus points were also awarded at the Spa 24 Hours round from 2001 until 2008.

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Season Category
GT1 GT2
1997 Germany Bernd Schneider United Kingdom Justin Bell
1998 Germany Klaus Ludwig
Brazil Ricardo Zonta
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Portugal Pedro Lamy
GT
1999 Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
GT N-GT
2000 United Kingdom Julian Bailey
United Kingdom Jamie Campbell-Walter
France Christophe Bouchut
France Patrice Goueslard
2001 France Christophe Bouchut
France Jean-Philippe Belloc
Italy Christian Pescatori
France David Terrien
2002 France Christophe Bouchut France Stéphane Ortelli
2003 Italy Thomas Biagi
Italy Matteo Bobbi
France Stéphane Ortelli
Germany Marc Lieb
2004 Italy Fabrizio Gollin
Italy Luca Cappellari
Germany Sascha Maassen
Germany Lucas Luhr
GT1 GT2
2005 Switzerland Gabriele Gardel Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Mike Rockenfeller
2006 Germany Michael Bartels
Italy Andrea Bertolini
Brazil Jaime Melo
2007 Italy Thomas Biagi Germany Dirk Müller
Finland Toni Vilander
2008 Germany Michael Bartels
Italy Andrea Bertolini
Italy Gianmaria Bruni
Finland Toni Vilander
2009 Germany Michael Bartels
Italy Andrea Bertolini
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook

Teams' Championship[edit]

Season Category
GT1 GT2
1997 Germany AMG-Mercedes France Chrysler Viper Team Oreca
1998 Germany AMG-Mercedes France Chrysler Viper Team Oreca
GT
1999 France Chrysler Viper Team Oreca
GT N-GT
2000 United Kingdom Lister Racing France Larbre Compétition
2001 France Larbre Compétition France JMB Competition
2002 France Larbre Compétition Germany Freisinger Motorsport
2003 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Germany Freisinger Motorsport
2004 Italy BMS Scuderia Italia Germany Freisinger Motorsport
GT1 GT2
2005 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team United Kingdom GruppeM Racing
2006 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team Italy AF Corse
2007 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team Italy AF Corse Motorola
2008 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team Italy AF Corse
2009 Germany Vitaphone Racing Team Italy AF Corse

Manufacturers' titles[edit]

A Manufacturers' Cup was introduced for the 2005 season and was awarded in both the GT1 and GT2 categories. The titles were discontinued for 2008. For the 2009 season, a Manufacturers' Championship was awarded in the GT2 category only.

Season Category
GT1 GT2
2005 Italy Maserati Germany Porsche
2006 United Kingdom Aston Martin Italy Ferrari
2007 Italy Maserati Italy Ferrari
GT2
2009 Italy Ferrari

Citation Cup[edit]

The Citation Cup was introduced in 2007 for non-professional racing drivers participating in the GT1 category. During the 2008 season, a lack of drivers participating in the Citation Cup led to no champion being named. This pushed the FIA to move the Citation Cup to the GT2 category for 2009.

Season Driver
2007 United Kingdom Ben Aucott
2008 None Awarded
2009 Canada Chris Niarchos

References[edit]

  • All championship results are taken from FIAGT.com

External links[edit]