2007 Formula Nippon Championship

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2007 Formula Nippon Championship
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The 2007 Formula Nippon Championship was contested over 9 rounds. 12 different teams, 22 different drivers competed. All teams had to use Lola chassis (Lola FN06) and use either a Mugen Honda (Mugen HF386E) or Toyota (Toyota RV8J) engine.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Team # Driver Chassis Engine Rounds
mobilecast Team Impul 1 France Benoît Tréluyer Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
2 Japan Tsugio Matsuda All
Carchs Kondo Racing 3 Japan Masataka Yanagida Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
4 Brazil João Paulo de Oliveira All
SG team 5ZIGEN 5 Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka Lola FN06 Honda HF386E All
6 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto All
Forum Engineering Team LeMans 7 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
8 Japan Toranosuke Takagi All
Team Reckless Cerumo
Team Cerumo
11 Japan Yuji Tachikawa Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
12 Japan Kota Sasaki 1–5
Arabian Oasis Team Impul 19 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
20 Germany Michael Krumm All
Kanaan Racing 27 Brazil Tony Kanaan Lola FN06 Honda HF386E 9
PIAA Nakajima Racing 31 France Loïc Duval Lola FN06 Honda HF386E All
32 Japan Takashi Kogure All
Team BOSS INGING Formula Nippon 33 Italy Ronnie Quintarelli Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
34 Japan Naoki Yokomizo All
DHG TOM'S Racing 36 Germany André Lotterer Lola FN06 Toyota RV8J All
37 Japan Seiji Ara All
DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 40 Sweden Björn Wirdheim Lola FN06 Honda HF386E All
41 Brazil Fabio Carbone All
Autobacs Racing Team Aguri 55 Japan Yuji Ide Lola FN06 Honda HF386E All
56 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi All

Race calendar and results[edit]

All races were held in Japan.

Round Track Date Pole Position Fastest Race Lap Winner Team
1 Fuji 1 April France Benoît Tréluyer France Benoît Tréluyer France Benoît Tréluyer Team Impul
2 Suzuka 15 April Japan Tsugio Matsuda Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto Japan Satoshi Motoyama Team Impul
3 Motegi 20 May Japan Tsugio Matsuda Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Takashi Kogure Nakajima Racing
4 Okayama 10 June Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Tsugio Matsuda Italy Ronnie Quintarelli Team Boss Inging
5 Suzuka 8 July Japan Tsugio Matsuda Japan Tsugio Matsuda Japan Satoshi Motoyama Team Impul
6 Fuji 26 August Japan Satoshi Motoyama France Loïc Duval Germany André Lotterer TOM'S Racing
7 SUGO 16 September Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Naoki Yokomizo Japan Takashi Kogure Nakajima Racing
8 Motegi 21 October Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Takashi Kogure Japan Takashi Kogure Nakajima Racing
9 Suzuka 18 November Japan Takashi Kogure Germany André Lotterer Japan Satoshi Motoyama Team Impul

Notes:

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Scoring system
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Rank Driver FUJ SUZ MOT OKA SUZ FUJ SUG MOT SUZ Points
1 Japan Tsugio Matsuda 2 2 3 3 4 13 5 5 4 46
2 France Benoît Tréluyer 1 Ret 4 2 Ret 2 2 3 Ret 45
3 Japan Takashi Kogure 8 3 1 5 17 Ret 1 1 DSQ 41
4 Japan Satoshi Motoyama Ret 1 6 10 1 Ret 4 11 1 38
5 Germany André Lotterer Ret 5 2 Ret 13 1 7 4 2 37
6 France Loïc Duval 3 4 Ret 19 11 3 3 2 Ret 31
7 Italy Ronnie Quintarelli 5 6 5 1 Ret 7 8 6 14 27
8 Brazil Joao Paulo de Oliveira DSQ 14 8 4 7 6 Ret 8 3 18
9 Sweden Björn Wirdheim 4 13 11 11 2 8 Ret 7 9 17
10 Germany Michael Krumm 6 7 7 8 5 Ret Ret 15 Ret 12
11 Japan Seiji Ara 11 Ret 15 7 10 4 Ret 13 5 11
12 Japan Yuji Tachikawa 16 8 12 6 12 5 6 9 13 11
13 Japan Yuji Ide 14 10 16 Ret 3 16 Ret Ret 10 6
14 Japan Tatsuya Kataoka 7 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 7 5
15 Brazil Fabio Carbone 15 15 Ret 13 6 15 9 18 Ret 3
16 Japan Toranosuke Takagi Ret 12 9 16 8 9 10 12 8 3
17 Japan Naoki Yokomizo 10 9 13 12 19 10 13 Ret 12 0
18 Japan Toshihiro Kaneishi 12 17 10 Ret 9 11 Ret 14 Ret 0
19 Japan Masataka Yanagida 9 18 Ret 15 14 12 12 16 Ret 0
20 Japan Katsuyuki Hiranaka Ret 11 17 14 18 14 11 17 11 0
21 Japan Hiroki Yoshimoto 13 19 18 17 15 17 Ret Ret 15 0
22 Japan Kota Sasaki 17 16 14 18 16 0
Brazil Tony Kanaan 6

Teams' Championship[edit]

Rank Team Car FUJ SUZ MOT OKA SUZ FUJ SUG MOT SUZ Points
1 mobilecast IMPUL 1 1 Ret 4 2 Ret 2 2 3 Ret 91
2 2 2 3 3 4 13 5 5 4
2 PIAA NAKAJIMA 31 3 4 Ret 19 11 3 3 2 Ret 72
32 8 3 1 5 17 Ret 1 1 DSQ
3 Arabian Oasis IMPUL 19 Ret 1 6 10 1 Ret 4 11 1 50
20 6 7 7 8 5 Ret Ret 15 Ret
4 DHG TOM'S 36 Ret 5 2 Ret 13 1 7 4 2 48
37 11 Ret 15 7 10 4 Ret 13 5
5 Boss INGING 33 5 6 5 1 Ret 7 8 6 14 27
34 10 9 13 12 19 10 13 Ret 12
6 DoCoMo Team Dandelion Racing 40 4 13 11 11 2 8 Ret 7 8 20
41 15 15 Ret 13 5 15 9 18 Ret
7 Carchs Kondo Racing 3 9 18 Ret 15 14 12 12 16 Ret 18
4 DSQ 14 8 4 7 6 Ret 8 3
8 Forum Engineering Team LeMans 7 7 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 10 6 8
8 Ret 12 9 16 8 9 10 12 7
9 Team Cerumo 11 5 6 9 13 7
10 Autobacs Racing Team Aguri 55 14 10 16 Ret 3 16 Ret Ret 10 6
56 12 17 10 Ret 9 11 Ret 14 Ret
11 Team Reckless Cerumo 11 16 8 12 5 12 4
12 17 16 14 18 16

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