2007 Formula One World Championship

61st season of Formula One motor racing

The 2007 Formula One season was the 58th edition of the championship. Kimi Räikkönen won the championship by one point. Ferrari won the constructor's championship.

Teams and driversEdit

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Race Drivers
  Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes McLaren MP4-22 Mercedes FO 108T 2.4 L V8 B 1   Fernando Alonso
2   Lewis Hamilton
  ING Renault F1 Team Renault R27 Renault RS27 2.4 L V8 B 3   Giancarlo Fisichella
4   Heikki Kovalainen
  Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2007 Ferrari Type 056 2.4 L V8 B 5   Felipe Massa
6   Kimi Räikkönen
  Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA107 Honda RA807E 2.4 L V8 B 7   Jenson Button
8   Rubens Barrichello
  BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.07 BMW P86/7 2.4 L V8 B 9   Nick Heidfeld
10   Robert Kubica
  Sebastian Vettel
  Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF107 Toyota RVX-07 2.4 L V8 B 11   Ralf Schumacher
12   Jarno Trulli
  Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB3 Renault RS27 2.4 L V8 B 14   David Coulthard
15   Mark Webber
  AT&T Williams Williams FW29 Toyota RVX-07 2.4 L V8 B 16   Nico Rosberg
17   Alexander Wurz
  Kazuki Nakajima
  Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR2 Ferrari Type 056 2.4 L V8 B 18   Vitantonio Liuzzi
19   Scott Speed
  Sebastian Vettel
  Spyker F1 Team Spyker F8-VII
F8-VIIB
Ferrari Type 056H 2.4 L V8 B 20   Adrian Sutil
21   Christijan Albers
  Markus Winkelhock
  Sakon Yamamoto
  Super Aguri F1 Super Aguri SA07 Honda RA807E 2.4 L V8 B 22   Takuma Sato
23   Anthony Davidson

New car launchesEdit

The following teams launched their 2007 entries as below.

Constructor Chassis Launch Date Launch Location
Toyota TF107 January 12   Cologne, Germany
Ferrari F2007 January 14   Fiorano Circuit, Maranello, Italy
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-22 January 15   Circuit de Valencia, Spain
BMW Sauber F1.07 January 16   Circuit de Valencia, Spain
Renault R27 January 24   Amsterdam, Netherlands
Red Bull-Renault RB3 January 26   Circuit de Catalunya, Spain
Williams-Toyota FW29 February 2   Grove, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Spyker-Ferrari F8-VII February 5   Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR2 February 13   Circuit de Catalunya, Spain
Honda RA107 February 26   London, United Kingdom
Super Aguri-Honda SA07 March 14   Melbourne, Australia

Formula One 2007 race scheduleEdit

Round Official Race Title Grand Prix Circuit City / Location Date Time
Local UTC
1   ING Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit Melbourne 18 March 14:00 03:00
2   Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Sepang International Circuit Kuala Lumpur 8 April 15:00 07:00
3   Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain International Circuit Sakhir 15 April 14:30 11:30
4   Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP Circuit de Catalunya Barcelona 13 May 14:00 12:00
5   Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Circuit de Monaco Monte Carlo 27 May 14:00 12:00
6   Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montreal 10 June 13:00 17:00
7   United States Grand Prix United States GP Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 17 June 13:00 17:00
8   Grand Prix de France French GP Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 1 July 14:00 12:00
9   Santander British Grand Prix British GP Silverstone Circuit Silverstone 8 July 13:00 12:00
10   Grand Prix of Europe European GP Nürburgring Nürburg 22 July 14:00 12:00
11   Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP Hungaroring Budapest 5 August 14:00 12:00
12   Petrol Ofisi Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Istanbul Park Istanbul 26 August 15:00 12:00
13   Gran Premio d'Italia Italian GP Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza 9 September 14:00 12:00
14   ING Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa 16 September 14:00 12:00
15   Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Fuji Speedway Oyama 30 September 13:30 04:30
16   Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP Shanghai International Circuit Shanghai 7 October 14:00 06:00
17   Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP Autódromo José Carlos Pace São Paulo 21 October 14:00 16:00

Results and standingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

Round Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Constructor
1   Australian Grand Prix   Kimi Räikkönen   Kimi Räikkönen   Kimi Räikkönen   Ferrari
2   Malaysian Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Lewis Hamilton   Fernando Alonso   McLaren-Mercedes
3   Bahrain Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Felipe Massa   Felipe Massa   Ferrari
4   Spanish Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Felipe Massa   Felipe Massa   Ferrari
5   Monaco Grand Prix   Fernando Alonso   Fernando Alonso   Fernando Alonso   McLaren-Mercedes
6   Canadian Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Fernando Alonso   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes
7   United States Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Kimi Räikkönen   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes
8   French Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Felipe Massa   Kimi Räikkönen   Ferrari
9   British Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Kimi Räikkönen   Kimi Räikkönen   Ferrari
10   European Grand Prix   Kimi Räikkönen   Felipe Massa   Fernando Alonso   McLaren-Mercedes
11   Hungarian Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Kimi Räikkönen   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes‡*
12   Turkish Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Kimi Räikkönen   Felipe Massa   Ferrari
13   Italian Grand Prix   Fernando Alonso   Fernando Alonso   Fernando Alonso   McLaren-Mercedes
14   Belgian Grand Prix   Kimi Räikkönen   Felipe Massa   Kimi Räikkönen   Ferrari
15   Japanese Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Lewis Hamilton   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes
16   Chinese Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Felipe Massa   Kimi Räikkönen   Ferrari
17   Brazilian Grand Prix   Felipe Massa   Kimi Räikkönen   Kimi Räikkönen   Ferrari
  • Fernando Alonso qualified in pole position but was demoted 5 places due to blocking Lewis Hamilton in the pit lane.[1]
  • McLaren were not awarded a trophy on the podium.
  • ‡* McLaren were not awarded constructors points or a trophy on the podium.[1]

DriversEdit

Pos Driver AUS
 
MAL
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
USA
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
EUR
 
HUN
 
TUR
 
ITA
 
BEL
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
BRA
 
Pts
1   Kimi Räikkönen 1 3 3 Ret 8 5 4 1 1 Ret 2 2 3 1 3 1 1 110
2   Lewis Hamilton 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 3 3 9 1 5 2 4 1 Ret 7 109
3   Fernando Alonso 2 1 5 3 1 7 2 7 2 1 4 3 1 3 Ret 2 3 109
4   Felipe Massa 6 5 1 1 3 DSQ 3 2 5 2 13 1 Ret 2 6 3 2 94
5   Nick Heidfeld 4 4 4 Ret 6 2 Ret 5 6 6 3 4 4 5 14† 7 6 61
6   Robert Kubica Ret 18 6 4 5 Ret INJ 4 4 7 5 8 5 9 7 Ret 5 39
7   Heikki Kovalainen 10 8 9 7 13† 4 5 15 7 8 8 6 7 8 2 9 Ret 30
8   Giancarlo Fisichella 5 6 8 9 4 DSQ 9 6 8 10 12 9 12 Ret 5 11 Ret 21
9   Nico Rosberg 7 Ret 10 6 12 10 16† 9 12 Ret 7 7 6 6 Ret 16 4 20
10   David Coulthard Ret Ret Ret 5 14 Ret Ret 13 11 5 11 10 Ret Ret 4 8 9 14
11   Alexander Wurz Ret 9 11 Ret 7 3 10 14 13 4 14 11 13 Ret Ret 12 13
12   Mark Webber 13 10 Ret Ret Ret 9 7 12 Ret 3 9 Ret 9 7 Ret 10 Ret 10
13   Jarno Trulli 9 7 7 Ret 15 Ret 6 Ret Ret 13 10 16 11 11 13 13 8 8
14   Sebastian Vettel 8 16 19 18 Ret Ret 4 Ret 6
15   Jenson Button 15 12 Ret 12 11 Ret 12 8 10 Ret Ret 13 8 Ret 11† 5 Ret 6
16   Ralf Schumacher 8 15 12 Ret 16 8 Ret 10 Ret Ret 6 12 15 10 Ret Ret 11 5
17   Takuma Sato 12 13 Ret 8 17 6 Ret 16 14 Ret 15 18 16 15 15† 14 12 4
18   Vitantonio Liuzzi 14 17 Ret Ret Ret Ret 17† Ret 16† Ret Ret 15 17 12 9 6 13 3
19   Adrian Sutil 17 Ret 15 13 Ret Ret 14 17 Ret Ret 17 21† 19 14 8 Ret Ret 1
20   Rubens Barrichello 11 11 13 10 10 12 Ret 11 9 11 18 17 10 13 10 15 Ret 0
21   Scott Speed Ret 14 Ret Ret 9 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 0
22   Kazuki Nakajima 10 0
23   Anthony Davidson 16 16 16† 11 18 11 11 Ret Ret 12 Ret 14 14 16 Ret Ret 14 0
24   Sakon Yamamoto Ret 20 20 17 12 17 Ret 0
25   Christijan Albers Ret Ret 14 14 19† Ret 15 Ret 15 0
  Markus Winkelhock Ret 0
Pos Driver AUS
 
MAL
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
USA
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
EUR
 
HUN
 
TUR
 
ITA
 
BEL
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
BRA
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Not classified (NC)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Blank Did not participate
Injured (INJ)
Excluded (EX)
  • † Driver did not finish but was classified, having completed more than 90% of race distance.

Drivers statisticsEdit

Pos Driver Constructor(s) Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1   Kimi Räikkönen   Ferrari 17 6 12 3 6 110
2   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes 17 4 12 6 2 109
3   Fernando Alonso   McLaren-Mercedes 17 4 12 2 3 109
4   Felipe Massa   Ferrari 17 3 10 6 6 94
5   Nick Heidfeld   BMW Sauber 17 0 2 0 0 61
6   Robert Kubica   BMW Sauber 16 0 0 0 0 39
7   Heikki Kovalainen   Renault 17 0 1 0 0 30
8   Giancarlo Fisichella   Renault 17 0 0 0 0 21
9   Nico Rosberg   Williams-Toyota 17 0 0 0 0 20
10   David Coulthard   Red Bull-Renault 17 0 0 0 0 14
11   Alexander Wurz   Williams-Toyota 16 0 1 0 0 13
12   Mark Webber   Red Bull-Renault 17 0 1 0 0 10
13   Jarno Trulli   Toyota 17 0 0 0 0 8
14   Sebastian Vettel   BMW Sauber
  Toro Rosso-Ferrari
8 0 0 0 0 6
15   Jenson Button   Honda 17 0 0 0 0 6
16   Ralf Schumacher   Toyota 17 0 0 0 0 5
17   Takuma Sato   Super Aguri-Honda 17 0 0 0 0 4
18   Vitantonio Liuzzi   Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17 0 0 0 0 3
19   Adrian Sutil   Spyker-Ferrari 17 0 0 0 0 1
20   Rubens Barrichello   Honda 17 0 0 0 0 0
21   Scott Speed   Toro Rosso-Ferrari 10 0 0 0 0 0
22   Kazuki Nakajima   Williams-Toyota 1 0 0 0 0 0
23   Anthony Davidson   Super Aguri-Honda 17 0 0 0 0 0
24   Sakon Yamamoto   Spyker-Ferrari 7 0 0 0 0 0
25   Christijan Albers   Spyker-Ferrari 9 0 0 0 0 0
  Markus Winkelhock   Spyker-Ferrari 1 0 0 0 0 0

ConstructorsEdit

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
 
MAL
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
USA
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
EUR
 
HUN
 
TUR
 
ITA
 
BEL
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
BRA
 
Pts
2   Ferrari 5 6 5 1 1 3 DSQ 3 2 5 2 13 1 Ret 2 6 3 2 204
6 1 3 3 Ret 8 5 4 1 1 Ret 2 2 3 1 3 1 1
3   BMW Sauber 9 4 4 4 Ret 6 2 Ret 5 6 6 3 4 4 5 14 7 6 101
10 Ret 18 6 4 5 Ret 8 4 4 7 5 8 5 9 7 Ret 5
4   Renault 3 5 6 8 9 4 DSQ 9 6 8 10 12 9 12 Ret 5 11 Ret 51
4 10 8 9 7 13 4 5 15 7 8 8 6 7 8 2 9 Ret
5   Williams-Toyota 16 7 Ret 10 6 12 10 Ret 9 12 Ret 7 7 6 6 Ret 16 4 33
17 Ret 9 11 Ret 7 3 10 14 13 4 14 11 13 Ret Ret 12 10
6   Red Bull-Renault 14 Ret Ret Ret 5 14 Ret Ret 13 11 5 11 10 Ret Ret 4 8 9 24
15 13 10 Ret Ret Ret 9 7 12 Ret 3 9 Ret 9 7 Ret 10 Ret
7   Toyota 11 8 15 12 Ret 16 8 Ret 10 Ret Ret 6 12 15 10 Ret Ret 11 13
12 9 7 7 Ret 15 Ret 6 Ret Ret 13 10 16 11 11 13 13 8
8   Toro Rosso-Ferrari 18 14 17 Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 Ret 16 Ret Ret 15 17 12 9 6 13 8
19 Ret 14 Ret Ret 9 Ret 13 Ret Ret Ret 16 19 18 Ret Ret 4 Ret
9   Honda 7 15 12 Ret 12 11 Ret 12 8 10 Ret Ret 13 8 Ret 11 5 Ret 6
8 11 11 13 10 10 12 Ret 11 9 11 18 17 10 13 10 15 Ret
10   Super Aguri-Honda 22 12 13 Ret 8 17 6 Ret 16 14 Ret 15 18 16 15 15 14 12 4
23 16 16 16 11 18 11 11 Ret Ret 12 Ret 14 14 16 Ret Ret 14
11   Spyker-Ferrari 20 17 Ret 15 13 Ret Ret 15 17 Ret Ret 17 21 19 14 8 Ret Ret 1
21 Ret Ret 14 14 19 Ret 14 Ret 15 Ret Ret 20 20 17 12 17 Ret
1   McLaren-Mercedes 1 2‡ 1‡ 5‡ 3‡ 1‡ 7‡ 2‡ 7‡ 2‡ 1‡ 4† 3‡ 1‡ 3‡ Ret 2‡ 3‡ 218
2 3‡ 2‡ 2‡ 2‡ 2‡ 1‡ 1‡ 3‡ 3‡ 9 1† 5‡ 2‡ 4‡ 1‡ Ret 7‡
Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
 
MAL
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
CAN
 
USA
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
EUR
 
HUN
 
TUR
 
ITA
 
BEL
 
JPN
 
CHN
 
BRA
 
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Not classified (NC)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Blank Did not participate
Injured (INJ)
Excluded (EX)
  • † After an incident at the end of Qualifying Session 3 at the Hungarian Grand Prix, an FIA decision was made that, due to team infringements during qualifying, McLaren would not be awarded any points. The drivers, however, do retain the points won. (Alonso was demoted five places from pole on the start grid).
    15 points were lost by the team in this event and if the team were to not be excluded from all of the other events, the team would still be behind Ferrari. This punishment could have been appealed, but the team did not following the greater punishment later.
  • ‡ McLaren lost all their points in the Constructors Championship as a result of a World Motorsport Council decision over the espionage controversy.[2]

Constructors statisticsEdit

Pos Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
2   Ferrari F2007   Ferrari B 17 9 22 9 12 204
3   BMW Sauber F1.07   BMW B 17 0 2 0 0 101
4   Renault R27   Renault B 17 0 1 0 0 51
5   Williams-Toyota FW29   Toyota B 17 0 1 0 0 33
6   Red Bull-Renault RB3   Renault B 17 0 1 0 0 24
7   Toyota TF107   Toyota B 17 0 0 0 0 13
8   Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR2   Ferrari B 17 0 0 0 0 8
9   Honda RA107   Honda B 17 0 0 0 0 6
10   Super Aguri-Honda SA07   Honda B 17 0 0 0 0 4
11   Spyker-Ferrari F8-VII   Ferrari B 17 0 0 0 0 1
1   McLaren-Mercedes MP4-22   Mercedes B 17 8 24 8 5 218
  • † After an incident at the end of Qualifying Session 3 at the Hungarian Grand Prix, an FIA decision was made that, due to team infringements during qualifying, McLaren would not be awarded any points. The drivers, however, do retain the points won. (Alonso was demoted five places from pole on the start grid).
    15 points were lost by the team in this event and if the team were to not be excluded from all of the other events, the team would still be behind Ferrari. This punishment could have been appealed, but the team did not following the greater punishment later.
  • ‡ McLaren lost all their points in the Constructors Championship as a result of a World Motorsport Council decision over the espionage controversy.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hamilton inherits pole as Alonso and McLaren penalized". Archived from the original on 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2007-12-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 McLaren hit with constuctors' ban, BBC News article . Retrieved 13 September 2007. Archived 2011-02-23 at WebCite