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2007 American Le Mans Series
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The 2007 American Le Mans Series season was the 37th season for the IMSA GT Championship, with the ninth labeled as the American Le Mans Series. It was a series for Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) and Grand Touring (GT) race cars divided into 4 classes: LMP1, LMP2, GT1, and GT2. It began March 17, 2007, and ended October 20, 2007 after 12 races. It was the league's longest season since 2000.

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ScheduleEdit

Following the ten race schedule of 2006, a twelve race schedule was announced for 2007. While the Portland International Raceway was not part of the new schedule, three new temporary street circuits were added. The streets of St. Petersburg and the Long Beach circuit were added after the 12 Hours of Sebring, while the new Belle Isle circuit was added before Petit Le Mans.

Rnd Race Length Circuit Date
1 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours Sebring International Raceway March 17
2 Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg 2 Hours 45 Minutes Streets of St. Petersburg March 31
3 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 1 Hour 40 Minutes Long Beach street circuit April 14
4 Lone Star Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Reliant Park April 21
5 Utah Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Miller Motorsports Park May 19
6 Northeast Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Lime Rock Park July 7
7 Acura Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mid-Ohio July 21
8 Generac 500 at Road America 4 Hours Road America August 11
9 Mobil 1 presents Grand Prix of Mosport 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mosport August 26
10 Detroit Sports Car Challenge 2 Hours 45 Minutes Belle Isle street circuit September 1
11 Petit Le Mans 1,000 miles (1,600 km) or 10 Hours Road Atlanta October 6
12 Monterey Sports Car Championships 4 Hours Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca October 20

EthanolEdit

Announced on February 8, 2007, the American Le Mans Series signed an agreement with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) to run E10 ethanol-enriched fuel in all gasoline-powered entries. The fuel was 10% ethanol and 90% gasoline. EPIC also sponsored Rahal Letterman Racing's Porsche entry as part of the deal.[1][permanent dead link] This was similar to Rahal Letterman's deal in the Indy Racing League.

Season resultsEdit

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP1 Winning Team LMP2 Winning Team GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
LMP1 Winning Drivers LMP2 Winning Drivers GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
1 Sebring   #2 Audi Sport North America   #26 Andretti Green Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #62 Risi Competizione Results
  Marco Werner
  Emanuele Pirro
  Frank Biela
  Bryan Herta
  Dario Franchitti
  Tony Kanaan
  Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Max Papis
  Mika Salo
  Jaime Melo
  Johnny Mowlem
2 St. Petersburg   #1 Audi Sport North America   #6 Penske Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #62 Risi Competizione Results
  Rinaldo Capello
  Allan McNish
  Sascha Maassen
  Ryan Briscoe
  Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Mika Salo
  Jaime Melo
3 Long Beach   #1 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #62 Risi Competizione Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Romain Dumas
  Timo Bernhard
  Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Mika Salo
  Jaime Melo
4 Reliant Park   #1 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #62 Risi Competizione Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Romain Dumas
  Timo Bernhard
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Mika Salo
  Jaime Melo
5 Miller   #1 Audi Sport North America   #6 Penske Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #31 Petersen/White Lightning Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Sascha Maassen
  Ryan Briscoe
  Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Tomáš Enge
  Darren Turner
6 Lime Rock   #1 Audi Sport North America   #6 Penske Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Sascha Maassen
  Ryan Briscoe
  Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Jörg Bergmeister
7 Mid-Ohio   #2 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Results
  Emanuele Pirro
  Marco Werner
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Jörg Bergmeister
8 Road America   #1 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #62 Risi Competizione Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Mika Salo
  Jaime Melo
9 Mosport   #1 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #62 Risi Competizione Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Mika Salo
  Jaime Melo
10 Belle Isle   #2 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #62 Risi Competizione Results
  Emanuele Pirro
  Marco Werner
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Mika Salo
  Jaime Melo
11 Road Atlanta   #1 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Patrick Long
  Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Max Papis
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Marc Lieb
12 Laguna Seca   #1 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #62 Risi Competizione Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Mika Salo
  Jaime Melo

Teams championshipEdit

For most races, points are awarded to the top 10 finishers in the following order:

  • 20-16-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1

For the four-hour Road America 500 and Monterey Sports Car Championships are scored in the following order:

  • 23-19-16-13-11-9-7-6-5-4

And for the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans which award the top 10 finishers in the following order:

  • 26-22-19-16-14-12-10-9-8-7

Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance are not awarded points. Teams only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race.

LMP1 standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Rd12 Total
1   Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI Audi TDI 5.5L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 26 20 20 20 20 20 20 23 20 20 26 23 258
2   Autocon Motorsports MG-Lola EX257
Creation CA06/H
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4
Judd GV5 5.0L V10
16
 
10
 
 
10
 
13
 
10
 
13
 
13
 
16
101
3   Intersport Racing Creation CA06/H
Lola B06/10
Judd GV5 S2 5.0L V10
AER P32T 3.6L Turbo V8
19
 
13
 
13
 
13
 
13
 
16
 
8
 
95
4   Team Cytosport Lola B06/10 AER P32T 3.6L Turbo V8 13 16 13 19 11 72
5   Creation Autosportif Creation CA07 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5L V10 22 16 38
6   Arena Motorsport Zytek 07S Zytek 2ZG408 4.0L V8 12 13 25

LMP2 standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Rd12 Total
1   Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4L V8 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 23 20 20 26 23 251
2   Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4L V8 14 8 13 8 13 10 10 13 8 16 22 11 146
3   Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-01a Acura AL7R 3.4L V8 16 13 10 10 6 13 6 16 13 12 115
4   Fernández Racing Lola B06/43 Acura AL7R 3.4L V8 22 10 4 4 8 13 9 6 10 16 102
5   Andretti Green Racing Acura ARX-01a Acura AL7R 3.4L V8 26 4 6 16 6 4 7 13 3 13 98
6   B-K Motorsports Lola B07/46 Mazda MZR-R 2.0L Turbo I4 3 3 3 6 10 6 10 7 48
7   Zytek Motorsports Zytek 07S/2 Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8 19 6 25
8   Horag Racing Lola B05/40 Judd XV675 3.4L V8 10 10
9   Van der Steur Racing Radical SR9 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 4 3 7

GT1 standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Rd12 Total
1   Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0L V8 26 20 20 20 20 20 20 23 20 20 26 23 258
2   Doran Racing Maserati MC12 GT1 Maserati 6.0L V12 16 22 38
3   Team Modena Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 19 19
4   Pratt & Miller Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0L V8 13 13

GT2 standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Rd12 Total
1   Risi Competizione Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0L V8 26 20 20 20 10 13 16 23 20 20 12 23 223
2   Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8L Flat-6 22 16 16 16 16 20 20 11 8 16 26 13 200
3   Tafel Racing Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8L Flat-6 19 8 10 13 13 6 16 6 8 22 19 140
4   Rahal Letterman Racing Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8L Flat-6 12 3 3 6 16 19 13 19 16 107
5   Petersen/White Lightning Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0L V8 9 1 6 10 20 4 8 13 10 13 94
6   Team Trans Sport Racing Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8L Flat-6 4 3 6 2 8 6 7 6 16 11 69
7   Panoz Team PTG Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8 13 8 4 3 4 10 9 51
8   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8L Flat-6 16 16
9   JMB Racing Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0L V8 10 10
10   Corsa Motorsports Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0L V8 8 8
11   Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Spyder GT2-R Audi 3.8L V8 7 7
12   Primetime Race Group Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe Dodge 8.3L V10 5 5
13=   Woodhouse Performance Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe Dodge 8.3L V10 4 4
13=   Robertson Racing Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8 4 4

Drivers championshipEdit

For most races, points are awarded to the top 10 finishers in the following order:

  • 20-16-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1

For the four hour Road America 500 and Monterey Sports Car Championships are scored in the following order:

  • 23-19-16-13-11-9-7-6-5-4

And for the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans which award the top 10 finishers in the following order:

  • 26-22-19-16-14-12-10-9-8-7

Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance are not awarded points. Drivers failing to drive for at least 45 minutes in the race are not awarded points, with the exception of the Long Beach round where drivers need only 30 minutes minimum.

LMP1 standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Total
1=   Rinaldo Capello   Audi Sport North America 22 20 20 20 20 20 16 23 20 16 26 23 246
1=   Allan McNish   Audi Sport North America 22 20 20 20 20 20 16 23 20 16 26 23 246
3   Marco Werner   Audi Sport North America 26 16 16 16 16 10 20 19 16 20 16 19 210
4   Emanuele Pirro   Audi Sport North America 26 16 16 16 16 10 20 19 16 20 175
5   Clint Field   Intersport Racing 19 13 13 13 13 16 8 95
6   Chris McMurry   Autocon Motorsports 16 10 13 10 13 13 14 89
7   Jon Field   Intersport Racing 19 13 13 13 16 8 82
8   Michael Lewis   Autocon Motorsports 16 10 10 13 13 14 76
9=   Greg Pickett   Team Cytosport 13 16 13 19 11 72
9=   Klaus Graf   Team Cytosport 13 16 13 19 11 72
11   Bryan Willman   Autocon Motorsports 16 10 10 13 14 63
12   Richard Berry   Intersport Racing 19 13 13 16 61
13=   Jamie Campbell-Walter   Creation Autosportif 22 16 38
13=   Harald Primat   Creation Autosportif 22 16 38
15   Frank Biela   Audi Sport North America 26 26
16=   Tom Chilton   Arena Motorsport 12 13 25
16=   Darren Manning   Arena Motorsport 12 13 25
18=   Tom Kristensen   Audi Sport North America 22 22
18=   Christophe Tinseau   Creation Autosportif 22 22
20=   Memo Gidley   Team Cytosport 19 19
20=   Mike Rockenfeller   Audi Sport North America 19 19
22   Lucas Luhr   Audi Sport North America 16 16
23   Tony Burgess   Autocon Motorsports 13 13

LMP2 standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Total
1=   Romain Dumas   Penske Racing 19 16 20 20 16 16 20 23 20 20 26 23 239
1=   Timo Bernhard   Penske Racing 19 16 20 20 16 16 20 23 20 20 26 23 239
3=   Sascha Maassen   Penske Racing 9 20 16 13 20 20 16 19 16 4 14 19 186
3=   Ryan Briscoe   Penske Racing 9 20 16 13 20 20 16 19 16 4 14 19 186
5=   Andy Wallace   Dyson Racing 14 8 13 6 13 8 10 11 4 16 16 9 128
5=   Butch Leitzinger   Dyson Racing 14 8 13 6 13 8 10 11 4 16 16 9 128
7=   Chris Dyson   Dyson Racing 12 6 8 8 10 10 8 13 8 8 22 11 124
7=   Guy Smith   Dyson Racing 12 6 8 8 10 10 8 13 8 8 22 11 124
9=   David Brabham   Highcroft Racing 16 13 10 10 6 13 6 16 13 12 115
9=   Stefan Johansson   Highcroft Racing 16 13 10 10 6 13 6 16 13 12 115
11=   Luis Diaz   Fernández Racing 22 10 4 4 8 13 9 6 10 16 102
11=   Adrian Fernández   Fernández Racing 22 10 4 4 8 13 9 6 10 16 102
13   Bryan Herta   Andretti Green Racing 26 4 6 16 6 4 7 13 3 13 98
14   Marino Franchitti   Andretti Green Racing 4 16 6 4 7 13 3 53
15=   Ben Devlin   B-K Motorsports 3 3 3 6 10 6 10 7 48
15=   Jamie Bach   B-K Motorsports 3 3 3 6 10 6 10 7 48
17   Tony Kanaan   Andretti Green Racing 26 13 39
18   Dario Franchitti   Andretti Green Racing 26 6 32
19   Andy Lally   Dyson Racing 14 16 30
20   Patrick Long   Penske Racing 26 26
21   Stefan Mücke   Zytek Motorsports 19 6 25
22   Emmanuel Collard   Penske Racing 9 14 23
23=   Hélio Castroneves   Penske Racing 19 19
23=   Jan Charouz   Zytek Motorsports 19 19
23=   Danny Watts   Zytek Motorsports 19 19
26   Duncan Dayton   Highcroft Racing 16 16
27   Robbie Kerr   Highcroft Racing 12 12
28=   Fredy Lienhard   Horag Racing 10 10
28=   Didier Theys   Horag Racing 10 10
28=   Eric van de Poele   Horag Racing 10 10
28=   Raphael Matos   B-K Motorsport 10 10
32=   Adam Pecorari   Van Der Steur Racing 4 3 7
32=   Gunnar van der Steur   Van Der Steur Racing 4 3 7
34   Hayanari Shimoda   Zytek Motorsport 6 6

GT1 standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Total
1=   Oliver Gavin   Corvette Racing 26 20 20 16 20 20 20 23 16 16 26 23 246
1=   Olivier Beretta   Corvette Racing 26 20 20 16 20 20 20 23 16 16 26 23 246
3=   Johnny O'Connell   Corvette Racing 22 16 20 16 16 16 19 20 20 19 184
3=   Jan Magnussen   Corvette Racing 22 16 20 16 16 16 19 20 20 19 184
5   Max Papis   Corvette Racing 26 26 52
6=   Fredy Lienhard   Doran Racing 16 22 38
6=   Didier Theys   Doran Racing 16 22 38
8   Ron Fellows   Corvette Racing
  Pratt & Miller
22
13
35
9   Andrea Bertolini   Doran Racing 22 22
10=   Liz Halliday   Team Modena 19 19
10=   Antonio García   Team Modena 19 19
10=   Darren Turner   Team Modena 19 19
13   Andy Pilgrim   Pratt & Miller 13 13

GT2 standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Total
1=   Mika Salo   Risi Competizione 26 20 20 20 2 16 23 20 20 12 23 202
1=   Jaime Melo   Risi Competizione 26 20 20 20 2 16 23 20 20 12 23 202
3=   Jörg Bergmeister   Flying Lizard Motorsports 22 16 2 16 16 20 20 11 8 26 13 170
3=   Johannes van Overbeek   Flying Lizard Motorsports 22 16 2 16 16 20 20 11 8 26 13 170
5   Wolf Henzler   Tafel Racing 19 8 10 13 13 16 6 22 19 126
6=   Tommy Milner   Rahal Letterman Racing 12 3 3 6 16 19 13 19 16 107
6=   Ralf Kelleners   Rahal Letterman Racing 12 3 3 6 16 19 13 19 16 107
8   Dominik Farnbacher   Tafel Racing 14 6 4 3 6 6 3 8 22 19 91
9   Darren Law   Flying Lizard Motorsports 10 16 8 10 5 16 14 7 86
10   Robin Liddell   Tafel Racing 19 8 10 13 13 16 6 85
11   Éric Hélary   Risi Competizione 10 13 13 9 16 10 71
12=   Terry Borcheller   Team Trans Sport 4 3 6 2 8 6 7 6 16 11 69
12=   Tim Pappas   Team Trans Sport 4 3 6 2 8 6 7 6 16 11 69
14   Seth Neiman   Flying Lizard Motorsports 8 4 10 10 5 4 14 7 62
15   Dirk Müller   Petersen/White Lightning 6 10 8 13 10 13 60
16   Niclas Jönsson   Risi Competizione 8 13 10 13 9 6 59
17   Patrick Long   Tafel Racing
  Flying Lizard Motorsports
19
16

16
51
18   Jim Tafel   Tafel Racing 14 6 4 3 6 6 3 8 50
19   Lonnie Pechnik   Flying Lizard Motorsports 10 4 10 4 14 7 49
20=   Gianmaria Bruni   Risi Competizione 13 9 16 10 48
20=   Marc Lieb   Flying Lizard Motorsports 22 26 48
22=   Bill Auberlen   Panoz Team PTG 13 8 3 4 10 9 47
22=   Joey Hand   Panoz Team PTG 13 8 3 4 10 9 47
24   Tomáš Enge   Petersen/White Lightning 9 1 20 4 8 42
25   Johnny Mowlem   Risi Competizione 26 12 38
26   Peter Dumbreck   Petersen/White Lightning 13 10 13 36
27   Darren Turner   Petersen/White Lightning 20 4 9 33
28   Graham Rahal   Rahal Letterman Racing 12 19 31
29   Tracy Krohn   Risi Competizione 8 9 6 23
30   Jaroslav Janiš   Spyker Squadron
  Petersen/White Lightning
7
10
17
31=   Pierre Ehret   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports 16 16
31=   Lars-Erik Nielsen   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports 16 16
31=   Dirk Werner   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports 16 16
31=   Marc Basseng   Team Trans Sport 16 16
31=   Tim Bergmeister   Petersen/White Lightning 9 1 6 16
36   Ian James   Tafel Racing 14 14
37   Anthony Lazzaro   Risi Competizione 13 13
38=   Ben Aucott   JMB Racing 10 10
38=   Joe Macari   JMB Racing 10 10
38=   Rob Wilson   JMB Racing 10 10
38=   Tom Kimber-Smith   Panoz Team PTG 10 10
42=   Colin Braun   Risi Competizione 8 8
42=   Maurizio Mediani   Corsa Motorsports 8 8
42=   Rui Águas   Corsa Motorsports 8 8
45   Peter Kox   Spyker Squadron 7 7
46=   Nathan Swartzburger   Tafel Racing 6 6
46=   Ross Smith   Panoz Team PTG 2 4 6
46=   Scott Maxwell   Panoz Team PTG 2 4 6
49=   Joel Feinberg   Primetime Race Group 5 5
49=   Chapman Ducote   Primetime Race Group 5 5
51=   Cindi Lux   Woodhouse Performance 4 4
51=   Stan Wilson   Woodhouse Performance 4 4
51=   David Robertson   Robertson Racing 4 4
51=   Andrea Robertson   Robertson Racing 4 4
51=   David Murry   Robertson Racing 4 4

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