2007 World Touring Car Championship
|2007 World Touring Car Championship|
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. The Drivers' Championship was won by Andy Priaulx and the Manufacturers' Championship by BMW.
Teams and drivers
The following teams and drivers contested the 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship.
- Augusto Farfus: N-Technology → BMW Team Germany
- James Thompson: SEAT Sport → N-Technology
- Emmet O'Brien: Wiechers-Sport → GR Asia
- Pierre-Yves Corthals: Jas Motorsport → Exagon Engineering
- Stefano D'Aste: Proteam Motorsport → Wiechers-Sport
Entering WTCC including those who entered one-off rounds in 2006
- Félix Porteiro: GP2 Series → BMW Team Italy-Spain
- Michel Jourdain, Jr.: NASCAR Craftman Truck Series → SEAT Sport
- Tiago Monteiro: Formula 1 → SEAT Sport
- Olivier Tielemans: DTM → N-Technology
- Roberto Colciago: Italian Superturismo Championship → SEAT Sport Italia
- Sergio Hernández: GP2 Series → Scuderia Proteam Motorsport
- Miguel Freitas: Eurocup Mégane Trophy → Racing for Belgium
- Peter Terting: SEAT Sport → International GT Open
- Duncan Huisman: BMW Team Italy-Spain → No full-time drive
- Gianni Morbidelli: N-Technology → Superstars Series
- Salvatore Tavano: N-Technology → Le Mans Series
- Ryan Sharp: Jas Motorsport → FIA GT Championship
- Diego Romanini: Wiechers-Sport → Eurocup Mégane Trophy
- Dirk Müller: BMW Team Germany → FIA GT Championship
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 (similar to Superbike World Championship race format). 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
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.
Yokohama Independents' Trophy
Championship promoter KSO organised the Yokohama Independents’ Trophies within the 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship.
Drivers were awarded points towards the Independents' Trophy in the first twenty rounds on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for the first eight finishers of those entries which were classified as Independents. Points were awarded in the final two rounds on a 20-16-12-10-8-6-4-2 basis.
|15||Luís Pedro Magalhães||21||17||7|
|23||María de Villota||18||20||2|
|NC||Henry Lee Jr.||Ret||DNS||0|
|NC||Ao Chi Hong||WD||WD||–|
- * Guest driver
Yokohama Teams' Trophy
|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 WTCC Sporting Regulations Retrieved from fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 December 2014
- Championship point standings Retrieved from www.fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 December 2014
- 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship - Entry List Retrieved from www.fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 December 2014
- Yokohama Independents' Trophies - Regulations Retrieved from fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 December 2014
- Yokohama Teams' Trophy Retrieved from www.fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 December 2014
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