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2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series

2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series
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The Drivers' Championship was won by Portuguese driver Álvaro Parente.

The 2007 Formula Renault 3.5 Series was the third Formula Renault 3.5 Series season. began on 14 April 2007 in Monza, Italy and finished in Barcelona, Spain on 28 October 2007 after 17 races.

Regulation ChangesEdit

TechnicalEdit

New to the Formula Renault 3.5 Series for the 2007 season was a 'push to pass' system, similar to the one that was used in the Champ Car World Series. In a bid to promote more overtaking, drivers were now be able to boost their power for up to 60 seconds per race.

The cars also featured modifications to the gearbox, shock absorbers, rear anti-roll bar and steering system.[1]

SportingEdit

A number of new rules were introduced for 2007 in order to improve the racing and to create more excitement:

  • Firstly, the length of the first race at each meeting was extended, meaning that both races would now last for approximately 45 minutes (except Monaco, where there was only one race).
  • The grid for Race one was still be decided by a 20-minute Qualifying session, but the grid for Race two was now determined by the finishing order of the first race, with the top 10 positions reversed.
  • Points were also awarded to the top 3 drivers in each qualifying group for Race one. The 30 drivers were split into two groups of 15 for the 20-minute session, with the fastest driver in each group receiving 4 points, the second fastest 2 with 1 point awarded to the third fastest.

Pre-Season Testing ResultsEdit

Teams and driversEdit

R = Series rookie for 2007

Team No. Driver name Status Races
  Interwetten.com 1   Salvador Durán[2] R All
2   Daniil Move[3] R All
  International DracoRacing 3   Miloš Pavlović[4] All
4   Álvaro Barba[5] All
  Red Devil Team Comtec 5   Jaap Van Lagen[6] 1
  Michael Herck[7] R 2-9
6   Alejandro Núñez[6] R All
  Carlin Motorsport 7   Mikhail Aleshin[8] All
8   Sebastian Vettel[9] 1-4
  Michael Ammermüller[10] R 5-6
  Robert Wickens[11] R 7-9
  RC Motorsport 9   Clivio Piccione[12] R All
10   Marco Bonanomi[13] All
  Victory Engineering 11   Giedo van der Garde[14] R All
12   Charlie Kimball[15] R 1-6
  Alberto Valério[16] 8
  KTR 14   Guillaume Moreau[17] R All
15   Bertrand Baguette[18] R All
  Prema Powerteam 16   Xavier Maassen[19] R All
18   Ben Hanley[20] All
  Cram Competition 19   Fairuz Fauzy[21] R All
20   Pippa Mann[22] R All
  Epsilon Euskadi 21   Filipe Albuquerque R All
22   Davide Valsecchi All
  Pons Racing 23   Miguel Molina[23] All
24   Carlos Iaconelli All
  Eurointernational 25   Celso Míguez[24] 1-3
  Jaap Van Lagen[25] 4-5
  Julian Theobald[26] R 6-8
26   Alessandro Ciompi R 1-6
  Johannes Theobald R 7
  Giorgio Mondini[27] 8
  GD Racing 27   Ricardo Risatti[28] R 1-5
  Luiz Razia[29] R 6-7
  Frédéric Vervisch[30] 8-9
28   Pasquale Di Sabatino[31] All
  Fortec Motorsport 29   James Walker[32] R All
30   Richard Philippe[33] R 1, 3-5, 8-9
  Yelmer Buurman[34] R 2, 6
  Esteban Guerrieri[35] R 7
  Tech 1 Racing 31   Julien Jousse[36] R All
32   Álvaro Parente[37] All

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Eight rounds formed meetings of the 2007 World Series by Renault season, with an additional round supporting the 2007 Monaco Grand Prix.

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Rookie Winner
1 R1   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 14 April   Mikhail Aleshin   Julien Jousse   Mikhail Aleshin   Carlin Motorsport   Filipe Albuquerque
R2 15 April   Giedo van der Garde   Salvador Durán   Interwetten.com   Salvador Durán
2 R1   Nürburgring 5 May   Sebastian Vettel   Sebastian Vettel   Sebastian Vettel   Carlin Motorsport   Filipe Albuquerque
R2 6 May   Miloš Pavlović   Davide Valsecchi   Epsilon Euskadi   Filipe Albuquerque
3   Circuit de Monaco 27 May   Álvaro Parente   Álvaro Barba   Álvaro Parente   Tech 1 Racing   Salvador Durán
4 R1   Hungaroring 14 July   Guillaume Moreau   Ben Hanley   Filipe Albuquerque   Epsilon Euskadi   Filipe Albuquerque
R2 15 July   Marco Bonanomi   Alejandro Núñez   Red Devil Team Comtec   Alejandro Núñez
5 R1   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 18 August   Fairuz Fauzy   Álvaro Parente   Álvaro Parente   Tech 1 Racing   Fairuz Fauzy
R2 19 August   Clivio Piccione   Miloš Pavlović   International Draco Racing   Salvador Durán
6 R1   Donington Park 8 September   Álvaro Parente   Álvaro Barba   Álvaro Barba   International Draco Racing   Julien Jousse
R2 9 September   Miloš Pavlović   James Walker   Fortec Motorsport   Guillaume Moreau
7 R1   Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 22 September   Clivio Piccione   Ben Hanley   Ben Hanley   Prema Powerteam   Clivio Piccione
R2 23 September   Filipe Albuquerque   Guillaume Moreau   KTR   Guillaume Moreau
8 R1   Autódromo do Estoril 20 October   Julien Jousse   Miguel Molina   Miguel Molina   Pons Racing   Julien Jousse
R2 21 October   Ben Hanley   Miloš Pavlović   International Draco Racing   Clivio Piccione
9 R1   Circuit de Catalunya 27 October   Salvador Durán   Álvaro Barba   Miguel Molina   Pons Racing   Salvador Durán
R2 28 October   Álvaro Barba   Ben Hanley   Prema Powerteam   Bertrand Baguette

Notes:

  • The round originally scheduled to take place at Istanbul Park on 23 June and 24 was cancelled by series organisers on 2 April.[38] The Estoril circuit in Portugal hosted the replacement round, taking place over the weekend of 20 October and 21.[39]

Season resultsEdit

  • Points for both championships were awarded as follows:
Race Qualifying
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th  PP 2nd 3rd
Feature 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 4 2 1
Sprint 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

In addition, two points were awarded for the fastest lap in each race.

The maximum number of points a driver could earn each weekend (except Monaco) was 31 and the maximum number for a team was 55.

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver MNZ
FEA

 
MNZ
SPR

 
NÜR
FEA

 
NÜR
SPR

 
MON
FEA

 
HUN
FEA

 
HUN
SPR

 
SPA
FEA

 
SPA
SPR

 
DON
FEA

 
DON
SPR

 
MAG
FEA

 
MAG
SPR

 
EST
FEA

 
EST
SPR

 
CAT
FEA

 
CAT
SPR

 
Points
1   Álvaro Parente 2 4 3 10 1 Ret Ret 1 6 4 Ret 6 4 6 7 3 6 129
2   Ben Hanley Ret 9 2 7 6 3 4 3 2 16 Ret 1 14 Ret 23 9 1 102
3   Miloš Pavlović 6 2 15 24 4 7 2 7 1 11 NC 4 Ret 9 1 4 4 96
4   Filipe Albuquerque 4 6 5 2 11 1 8 12 4 15 6 Ret 25 5 5 13 5 81
5   Sebastian Vettel 5 3 1 6 2 4 3 74
6   Giedo van der Garde 19† 12 7 19 5 6 6 6 5 21 12 5 6 4 4 6 DNS 67
7   Miguel Molina 8 Ret 10 3 13 20 15 DNS 11 12 11 8 2 1 Ret 1 15 66
8   Salvador Durán 9 1 Ret 26 3 16 Ret 4 3 17 8 Ret 22 19 17 2 7 64
9   Álvaro Barba Ret Ret 4 5 19 Ret Ret Ret 17 1 Ret 12 11 3 6 18 Ret 64
10   Julien Jousse 16 7 19 Ret 16 5 7 21 14 2 7 9 3 2 9 19 19 62
11   Fairuz Fauzy 12 10 Ret 22 Ret 2 Ret 2 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 8 3 12 8 51
12   Mikhail Aleshin 1 19† Ret 15 7 9 20 Ret 7 9 Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 5 13 44
13   Marco Bonanomi 3 18 6 Ret 10 DNQ Ret 9 Ret 7 3 Ret 24 11 8 20 Ret 44
14   Guillaume Moreau Ret Ret 9 4 9 17 9 Ret Ret 8 2 10 1 23 12 Ret Ret 43
15   Clivio Piccione Ret Ret Ret 23 Ret 11 5 19† 15 Ret Ret 3 7 10 2 17 22 42
16   Davide Valsecchi Ret Ret 8 1 8 Ret Ret Ret 10 13 21 2 8 13 11 11 9 37
17   Bertrand Baguette 18 Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 17 5 Ret 3 Ret Ret 13 20 Ret 8 2 34
18   Alejandro Núñez Ret 13 13 11 Ret 8 1 11 8 14 9 13 9 Ret 22 10 3 31
19   James Walker NC 14 24 18 14 12 10 20 Ret 10 1 Ret 18 7 20 15 10 19
20   Yelmer Buurman 14 9 5 4 15
21   Carlos Iaconelli 13 Ret 17 13 15 Ret 12 8 Ret 24† 20† 7 5 17 Ret 14 21 13
22   Michael Ammermüller 10 DNS 6 5 Ret 15 12
23   Celso Míguez 7 5 25 Ret 20† 10
24   Charlie Kimball Ret 8 16 8 Ret 10 Ret 13 Ret Ret 13 Ret 17 7
25   Robert Wickens 12 10 7 11 6
26   Pasquale Di Sabatino Ret Ret 20 14 18 13 11 Ret 9 19 15 11 12 15 21 16 Ret 2
27   Pippa Mann 10 15 23 25† DNQ 15 Ret 17 13 20 Ret Ret Ret 24 15 Ret Ret 1
28   Jaap Van Lagen 11 11 Ret Ret DNS DNS 0
29   Daniil Move 15 16 12 12 DNQ 21 19 16 16 22 17 14† 19 21 18 22 14 0
30   Frédéric Vervisch 14 Ret 21 12 0
31   Michael Herck 21 20 DNQ Ret 18 Ret 12 Ret 16 Ret Ret 16 16 24 16 0
32   Xavier Maassen Ret 17 22 17 17 14 13 14 Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 22 Ret 23 17 0
33   Richard Philippe 17 Ret DNQ 18 14 Ret Ret 18 13 Ret 20 0
34   Alessandro Ciompi 14 Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret DNS 15 18 18 19 Ret 16 0
35   Ricardo Risatti Ret 20 18 16 Ret 19 16 18 Ret 0
36   Julian Theobald 23 18 Ret 23 26 Ret 25 18 0
37   Johannes Theobald 25 19 0
38   Luiz Razia Ret Ret Ret 20 0
39   Esteban Guerrieri Ret 21 0
40   Giorgio Mondini 26 Ret 0
 —   Alberto Valerio Ret Ret 0
Pos Driver MNZ
FEA

 
MNZ
SPR

 
NÜR
FEA

 
NÜR
SPR

 
MON
FEA

 
HUN
FEA

 
HUN
SPR

 
SPA
FEA

 
SPA
SPR

 
DON
FEA

 
DON
SPR

 
MAG
FEA

 
MAG
SPR

 
EST
FEA

 
EST
SPR

 
CAT
FEA

 
CAT
SPR

 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
  • Polesitter for feature race in bold
  • Driver in italics has been awarded two points for fastest lap
  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
  • R – Rookie Cup

Teams' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Team Car
No.
MNZ
FEA

 
MNZ
SPR

 
NÜR
FEA

 
NÜR
SPR

 
MON
FEA

 
HUN
FEA

 
HUN
SPR

 
SPA
FEA

 
SPA
SPR

 
DON
FEA

 
DON
SPR

 
MAG
FEA

 
MAG
SPR

 
EST
FEA

 
EST
SPR

 
CAT
FEA

 
CAT
SPR

 
Points
1   Tech 1 Racing 31 16 7 19 Ret 16 5 7 21 14 2 7 9 3 2 9 19 19 191
32 2 4 3 10 1 Ret Ret 1 6 4 Ret 6 4 6 7 3 6
2   International DracoRacing 3 6 2 15 24 4 7 2 7 1 11 NC 4 Ret 9 1 4 4 160
4 Ret Ret 4 5 19 Ret Ret Ret 17 1 Ret 12 11 3 6 18 Ret
3   Carlin Motorsport 7 1 19† Ret 15 7 9 20 Ret 7 9 Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 5 13 136
8 5 3 1 6 2 4 3 10 DNS 6 5 Ret 15 12 10 7 11
4   Epsilon Euskadi 21 4 6 5 2 11 1 8 12 4 15 6 Ret 25 5 5 13 5 118
22 Ret Ret 8 1 8 Ret Ret Ret 10 13 21 2 8 13 11 11 9
5   Prema Powerteam 16 Ret 17 22 17 17 14 13 14 Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret 22 Ret 23 17 102
18 Ret 9 2 7 6 3 4 3 2 16 Ret 1 14 Ret 23 9 1
6   RC Motorsport 9 Ret Ret Ret 23 Ret 11 5 19† 15 Ret Ret 3 7 10 2 17 22 86
10 3 18 6 Ret 10 DNQ Ret 9 Ret 7 3 Ret 24 11 8 20 Ret
7   Pons Racing 23 8 Ret 10 3 13 20 15 Ret 11 12 11 8 2 1 Ret 1 15 79
24 13 Ret 17 13 15 Ret 12 8 Ret 24† 20† 7 5 17 Ret 14 21
8   KTR 14 Ret Ret 9 4 9 17 9 Ret Ret 8 2 10 1 23 12 Ret Ret 77
15 18 Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 17 5 Ret 3 Ret Ret 13 20 Ret 8 2
9   Victory Engineering 11 19† 12 7 19 5 6 6 6 5 21 12 5 6 4 4 6 Ret 74
12 Ret 8 16 8 Ret 10 Ret 13 Ret Ret 13 Ret 17 Ret Ret
10   Interwetten.com 1 9 1 Ret 26 3 16 Ret 4 3 17 8 Ret 22 19 17 2 7 64
2 15 16 12 12 DNQ 21 19 16 16 22 17 14† 19 21 18 22 14
11   Cram Competition 19 12 10 Ret 22 Ret 2 Ret 2 Ret Ret 10 Ret Ret 8 3 12 8 52
20 10 15 23 25† DNQ 15 Ret 17 13 20 Ret Ret Ret 24 15 Ret Ret
12   Fortec Motorsport 29 NC 14 24 18 14 12 10 20 Ret 10 1 Ret 18 7 20 15 10 34
30 17 Ret 14 9 DNQ 18 14 Ret Ret 5 4 Ret 21 18 13 Ret 20
13   Red Devil Team Comtec 5 11 11 21 20 DNQ Ret 18 Ret 12 Ret 16 Ret Ret 16 16 24 16 31
6 Ret 13 13 11 Ret 8 1 11 8 14 9 13 9 Ret 22 10 3
14   EuroInternational 25 7 5 25 Ret 20† Ret Ret DNS DNS 23 18 Ret 23 26 Ret 25 18 10
26 14 Ret Ret 21 Ret Ret DNS 15 18 18 19 Ret 16 25 19 26 Ret
15   GD Racing 27 Ret 20 18 16 Ret 19 16 18 Ret Ret Ret Ret 20 14 Ret 21 12 2
28 Ret Ret 20 14 18 13 11 Ret 9 19 15 11 12 15 21 16 Ret
Pos Team Car
No.
MNZ
FEA

 
MNZ
SPR

 
NÜR
FEA

 
NÜR
SPR

 
MON
FEA

 
HUN
FEA

 
HUN
SPR

 
SPA
FEA

 
SPA
SPR

 
DON
FEA

 
DON
SPR

 
MAG
FEA

 
MAG
SPR

 
EST
FEA

 
EST
SPR

 
CAT
FEA

 
CAT
SPR

 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

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