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2007 World Touring Car Championship
World Drivers' Champion:
Andy Priaulx
World Manufacturers' Champion:
BMW
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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 [1] as defined by the relevant FIA regulations. The Drivers' Championship was won by Andy Priaulx and the Manufacturers' Championship by BMW.[2]

Contents

Teams and driversEdit

 
Andy Priaulx (BMW), Yvan Muller (SEAT) and Jörg Müller (BMW) in Curitiba. Yvan Muller challenged double-champion Priaulx in the last stage of the season, but Priaulx won the Drivers' Championship again at the final round in Macau.
 
Yvan Muller (SEAT Leon) placed second in the Drivers' Championship
 
James Thompson (Alfa Romeo 156) placed third in the Drivers' Championship
 
Alain Menu (Chevrolet Lacetti) placed sixth in the Drivers' Championship

The following teams and drivers contested the 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship.[3]

Team Car No. Drivers Rounds
  BMW Team UK BMW 320si 1   Andy Priaulx All
14   Fredrik Ekblom 7, 10–11
  BMW Team Germany 2   Jörg Müller All
3   Augusto Farfus All
  BMW Team Italy-Spain 4   Alessandro Zanardi All
5   Félix Porteiro All
  Chevrolet RML Chevrolet Lacetti 6   Robert Huff All
7   Nicola Larini All
8   Alain Menu All
88   Rickard Rydell 7
  SEAT Sport SEAT León 9   Jordi Gené 1–6
10   Michel Jourdain, Jr. 1–10
11   Gabriele Tarquini 1–9
12   Yvan Muller 1–6
18   Tiago Monteiro 2–11
38   Oscar Nogués 10
40   Peter Terting 8
88   Rickard Rydell 11
SEAT León TDI 9   Jordi Gené 7–11
11   Gabriele Tarquini 10–11
12   Yvan Muller 7–11
  N.technology Alfa Romeo 156 15   James Thompson All
16   Olivier Tielemans 1–10
66   André Couto 11
  GR Asia SEAT León 20   Tom Coronel All
  Team RAC/Aviva BMW 320si 25   Duncan Huisman 11
Independents' Trophy
  Honda Dealer Team Sweden Honda Accord Euro R 17   Tomas Engström 10
  SEAT Sport Italia SEAT León 19   Roberto Colciago 2–3, 6–10
34   Massimiliano Pedalà 3, 5, 8–9
  GR Asia SEAT León 21   Emmet O'Brien 1–6
22   Maurizio Ceresoli 3–11
35   Timur Sadredinov 8
45   Sergey Krylov 9
  Exagon Engineering SEAT León 23   Pierre-Yves Corthals All
24   Anthony Beltoise 4
77   Luís Pedro Magalhães 6
  Wiechers-Sport BMW 320si 26   Stefano D'Aste All
  Elgh Motorsport BMW 320si 28   Carl Rosenblad 7, 11
  Scuderia Proteam Motorsport BMW 320si 30   Luca Rangoni All
31   Sergio Hernández 1, 3–4, 6–11
32   Davide Roda 5
  Racing for Belgium Alfa Romeo 156 33   Miguel Freitas 2–6, 10–11
  Maurer Motorsport Chevrolet Lacetti 36   María de Villota 3
  Engstler Motorsport BMW 320i 43   Franz Engstler 11
44   Andrey Romanov 11
  Russian Bears Motorsport BMW 320i 50   Lev Fridman 2–3
51   Evgeny Zelenov 2
52   Viktor Shapovalov 2–3
  Golden Motors Honda Accord Euro R 54   Alexander Lvov 7
55   Andrey Smetsky 7
  Ao's Racing Team BMW 320i 62   Ao Chi Hong 11
  Avtodom Racing BMW 320i 63   Henry Lee Jr. 11
Guest Entries
  Team RAC/Aviva BMW 320si 27   Colin Turkington 9, 11
  TFS-Yaco Racing Toyota Corolla T-Sport 37   Philip Geipel 5
  Engstler Motorsport BMW 320i 46   David Louie 11
  Polestar Racing Volvo S60 Flexifuel 60   Robert Dahlgren 7


Driver changesEdit

Changed Teams

Entering WTCC including those who entered one-off rounds in 2006

Leaving WTCC

CalendarEdit

 
Four circuits (Zandvoort, Pau, Porto and Anderstorp) newly joined the category.
Image: an advertisement for the race at Zandvoort, one of them, by the car of Tom Coronel at the opening races in Curitiba.

A provisional calendar was released on 15 January 2007.[1][2]. 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.[3]

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.

Round Race Name Track Date
1 R1 HSBC Race of Brazil   Autódromo Internacional de Curitiba 11 March
R2
2 R3 Courtyard Race of the Netherlands   Circuit Park Zandvoort 6 May
R4
3 R5 Stihl Race of Spain   Circuit Ricardo Tormo 20 May
R6
4 R7 Beru Race of France   Circuit de Pau Ville 3 June
R8
5 R9 Race of the Czech Republic   Masaryk Circuit 17 June
R10
6 R11 Race of Portugal   Circuito da Boavista 8 July
R12
7 R13 Race of Sweden   Scandinavian Raceway 29 July
R14
8 R15 Beru Race of Germany   Motorsport Arena Oschersleben 26 August
R16
9 R17 Courtyard Race of UK   Brands Hatch 21 September
R18
10 R19 Courtyard Race of Italy   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 5 October
R20
11 R21 Monroe Race of Macau   Guia Circuit 16 November
R22

Results and standingsEdit

RacesEdit

Race Race Name Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Winning independent Report
1   Race of Brazil   Jörg Müller   Jörg Müller   Jörg Müller   BMW Team Germany   Pierre-Yves Corthals Report
2   Jörg Müller   Augusto Farfus   BMW Team Germany   Luca Rangoni
3   Race of the Netherlands   Alain Menu   Luca Rangoni   Alain Menu   Chevrolet   Luca Rangoni Report
4   Gabriele Tarquini   Gabriele Tarquini   SEAT Sport   Luca Rangoni
5   Race of Spain   James Thompson   James Thompson   James Thompson   N.Technology   Luca Rangoni Report
6   Robert Huff   James Thompson   N.Technology   Luca Rangoni
7   Race of France   Alain Menu   Alain Menu   Alain Menu   Chevrolet   Stefano D'Aste Report
8   Augusto Farfus   Augusto Farfus   BMW Team Germany   Pierre-Yves Corthals
9   Race of the Czech Republic   Félix Porteiro   Augusto Farfus   Félix Porteiro   BMW Team Italy-Spain   Massimiliano Pedalà Report
10   Alessandro Zanardi   Jörg Müller   BMW Team Germany   Stefano D'Aste
11   Race of Portugal   Alain Menu   Robert Huff   Alain Menu   Chevrolet   Stefano D'Aste Report
12   Jörg Müller   Andy Priaulx   BMW Team UK   Pierre-Yves Corthals
13   Race of Sweden   Tiago Monteiro   Alain Menu   Robert Huff   Chevrolet   Luca Rangoni Report
14   Alessandro Zanardi   Rickard Rydell   Chevrolet   Roberto Colciago
15   Race of Germany   Gabriele Tarquini   Roberto Colciago   Yvan Muller   SEAT Sport   Roberto Colciago Report
16   James Thompson   Augusto Farfus   BMW Team Germany   Massimiliano Pedalà
17   Race of UK   Alain Menu   Yvan Muller   Alain Menu   Chevrolet   Pierre-Yves Corthals Report
18   Colin Turkington   Andy Priaulx   BMW Team UK   Pierre-Yves Corthals
19   Race of Italy   Yvan Muller   Jordi Gené   Yvan Muller   SEAT Sport   Luca Rangoni Report
20   James Thompson   Jordi Gené   SEAT Sport   Roberto Colciago
21   Guia Race of Macau   Alain Menu   Gabriele Tarquini   Alain Menu   Chevrolet   Luca Rangoni Report
22   Gabriele Tarquini   Andy Priaulx   BMW Team UK   Luca Rangoni

StandingsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Driver BRA
 
NED
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
CZE
 
POR
 
SWE
 
GER
 
UK
 
ITA
 
MAC
 
 Pts 
1   Andy Priaulx 2 2 8 5 5 3 6 2 Ret 7 7 1 11 13 5 2 7* 1 NC Ret 8 1 92
2   Yvan Muller 8 4 NC 12 3 4 2 6 6 DNS 5 5 6 Ret 1 5 4* 5* 1 5 27† DNS 81
3   James Thompson Ret 11 13 19 1 1 10 7 9 5 10 10 3 5 3 4 2 8* 3 3 5 3 79
4   Augusto Farfus Jr. 3 1 5 2 22† 10 7 1 4 2 9 6 16 9* 7 1 11 Ret 7 Ret 26† DNS 71
5   Nicola Larini Ret 10 2 4 2 5 Ret 11 5 6 3 20† 7 2 Ret 21 Ret 12 4 2 7 2 71
6   Alain Menu Ret Ret 1 Ret 9 14 1 8 8 Ret 1 3 8 3 NC 10 1 Ret 5 Ret 1 21† 69
7   Jörg Müller 1 3 10 3 8 2 11 10 2 1 8 2 15 10 4 Ret 14 7* 16 14 13 20† 66
8   Gabriele Tarquini 4 5 7 1 Ret 24† 19 12 7 4 4 7 5 7 2 7 10 Ret 6 Ret 2 14 62
9   Robert Huff 5 Ret Ret 13 Ret 13 4 4 20 NC 2 11 1 11 11 6 6* 3 8 4 3 Ret 57
10   Jordi Gené 9 12 9 10 4 6 8 5 15 8 14 21† 18 24 6 3 5* 6* 2 1 4 22† 55
11   Tiago Monteiro 4 9 Ret 12 3 3 13 9 15 13 2 6 10 8 21 11 Ret 8 6 4 38
12   Félix Porteiro Ret Ret 11 8 Ret 19 5 Ret 1 3 17 18 14 16 Ret 20 9* 2 18 Ret 12 7 32
13   Tom Coronel 6 8 Ret 14 21 25† 9 Ret Ret 11 6 4 4 4 Ret 12 13 9* 9 7 15 5 29
14   Luca Rangoni Ret 7 3 6 7 7 Ret 17 18 Ret 20 12 17 20 16 18 16 21† 10 DNS 17 10 15
15   Alessandro Zanardi 7 6 12 11 Ret DNS Ret 9 3 20 16 15 20 15 Ret 15 15 Ret 13 6 10 Ret 14
16   Rickard Rydell 9 1 11 6 13
17   Roberto Colciago WD WD 6 7 Ret Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS 19 18 8 14 12 15 22† 9 6
18   Michel Jourdain 12 15 15 16 6 9 12 Ret 11 13 12 9 Ret 12 12 9 19 13 14 13 3
19   Pierre-Yves Corthals 10 9 14 15 13 16 18 13 12 15 13 8 22 23 Ret DNS 8* 10 DSQ DSQ Ret 13 3
20   Sergio Hernández 14 Ret 10 8 14 Ret Ret DNS Ret 22 14 17 18 16 19 17 21 15 1
=   Fredrik Ekblom 12 14 11 12 16 9* 1
NC   Olivier Tielemans Ret 14 16 17 14 11 Ret 16 19 16 Ret DNS 13 21 9 Ret 20 14 Ret 11 0
NC   Duncan Huisman 9 11 0
NC   Stefano D'Aste 11 13 17 18 12 18 13 Ret 14 10 11 14 21 19 17 13 17 17 21 10 18 12 0
NC   Massimiliano Pedalà 11 15 10 12 Ret 11 NC 18 0
NC   Oscar Nogués 12 DNS 0
NC   Emmet O'Brien 13 Ret 18 20 17 17 17 Ret 16 17 Ret 19 0
NC   Timur Sadredinov 13 19 0
NC   Maurizio Ceresoli 15 23 Ret 15 17 14 18 16 23 25 15 16 Ret 19 17 Ret 22 18 0
NC   Anthony Beltoise 15 14 0
NC   Miguel Freitas Ret 21 16 Ret 16 Ret 21 18 19 Ret DNS DNS 20 15 23 19 0
NC   Tomas Engström 15 16 0
NC   Franz Engstler 19 16 0
NC   Carl Rosenblad 25 17 20 17 0
NC   Luís Pedro Magalhães 21 17 0
NC   María de Villota 18 20 0
NC   Viktor Shapovalov 19 23 20 21 0
NC   Lev Fridman 20 22 19 22 0
NC   Sergey Krylov Ret 20 0
NC   Davide Roda 23 21† 0
NC   Evgeny Zelenov 21 24 0
NC   Peter Terting Ret 22† 0
NC   Alexander Lvov 24 26 0
NC   Andrey Romanov 24 Ret 0
NC   Andrey Smetsky 26 27 0
NC   Henry Lee Jr. Ret DNS 0
NC   André Couto DNS DNS
NC   Ao Chi Hong WD WD
guest drivers ineligible for points
NC   Colin Turkington 3* 4* 14 8* *
NC   Robert Dahlgren 10 8* *
NC   Phillip Geipel 22 19 *
NC   David Louie 25 Ret *
Pos Car BRA
 
NED
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
CZE
 
POR
 
SWE
 
GER
 
UK
 
ITA
 
MAC
 
 Pts 
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)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† — 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.[2]

* 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' TrophyEdit

Championship promoter KSO organised the Yokohama Independents’ Trophies within the 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship.[4]

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.[4] Points were awarded in the final two rounds on a 20-16-12-10-8-6-4-2 basis.[4]

Pos Driver BRA
 
NED
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
CZE
 
POR
 
SWE
 
GER
 
UK
 
ITA
 
MAC
 
Pts
1   Stefano D'Aste 11 13 17 18 12 18 13 Ret 14 10 11 14 21 19 17 13 17 17 21 10 18 12 152
2   Luca Rangoni Ret 7 3 6 7 7 Ret 17 18 Ret 20 12 17 20 16 18 16 21† 10 DNS 17 10 150
3   Pierre-Yves Corthals 10 9 14 15 13 16 18 13 12 15 13 8 22 23 Ret DNS 8 10 DSQ DSQ Ret 13 124
4   Sergio Hernández 14 Ret 10 8 14 Ret Ret DNS Ret 22 14 17 18 16 19 17 21 15 81
5   Roberto Colciago WD WD 6 7 Ret Ret DNS DNS Ret DNS 19 18 8 14 12 15 22† 9 78
6   Maurizio Ceresoli 15 23 Ret 15 17 14 18 16 23 25 15 16 Ret 19 17 Ret 22 18 66
7   Massimiliano Pedalà 11 15 10 12 Ret 11 NC 18 44
8   Miguel Freitas Ret 21 16 Ret 16 Ret 21 18 19 Ret DNS DNS 20 15 23 19 36
9   Emmet O'Brien 13 Ret 18 20 17 17 17 Ret 16 17 Ret 19 35
10   Franz Engstler 19 16 20
11   Carl Rosenblad 25* 17* 20 17 16
12   Anthony Beltoise 15 14 14
13   Tomas Engström 15 16 13
14   Timur Sadredinov 13 19 10
15   Luís Pedro Magalhães 21 17 7
16   Alexander Lvov 24 26 5
17   Viktor Shapovalov 19 23 20 21 5
18   Lev Fridman 20 22 19 22 4
19   Andrey Smetsky 26 27 3
20   Davide Roda 23 21† 3
21   Andrey Romanov 24 Ret 2
22   Sergey Krylov Ret 20 2
23   María de Villota 18 20 2
24   Evgeny Zelenov 21 24 1
NC   Henry Lee Jr. Ret DNS 0
NC   Ao Chi Hong WD WD
Pos Driver BRA
 
NED
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
CZE
 
POR
 
SWE
 
GER
 
UK
 
ITA
 
MAC
 
Pts
  • * Guest driver

Yokohama Teams' TrophyEdit

The Yokohama Teams' Trophy was won by Proteam Motorsport.[5]

Manufacturers' ChampionshipEdit

Pos Manufacturer Car Wins Points
1 BMW BMW 320si 9 255
2 SEAT SEAT León, SEAT León TDI 4 249
3 Chevrolet Chevrolet Lacetti 7 218
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.

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2007 WTCC Sporting Regulations Retrieved from fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 December 2014
  2. ^ a b Championship point standings Retrieved from www.fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 December 2014
  3. ^ 2007 FIA World Touring Car Championship - Entry List Retrieved from www.fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 December 2014
  4. ^ a b c Yokohama Independents' Trophies - Regulations Retrieved from fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 December 2014
  5. ^ Yokohama Teams' Trophy Retrieved from www.fiawtcc.com via web.archive.org on 22 December 2014

External linksEdit