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2007 Formula One season

2007 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Kimi Räikkönen, 2007 World Drivers' Champion


The 2007 Formula One season was the 58th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It began on 18 March and ended on 21 October after seventeen Grands Prix. It was won by Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen by one point at the final race of the season, making Raikkonen the third Finnish driver to take the title.

The 2007 season was significant in that it heralded the end of the existing Concorde Agreement between the existing Formula One constructors and Bernie Ecclestone. In particular, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Honda (collectively the Grand Prix Manufacturers' Association) have a number of outstanding disagreements with the FIA and Ecclestone on financial and technical grounds. They had threatened to boycott Formula One from the 2008 season onwards and instead stage their own rival series, before signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the 2006 Spanish Grand Prix.

The 2007 Australian Grand Prix was the first time since the 1986 Spanish Grand Prix that there was a Formula One field without a Cosworth engine, as well as the first Grand Prix to have a driver of Afro-Caribbean ancestry in the field.

On 26 February Honda F1 announced that they would run with a new "Earth livery" on their RA107 car, the first time since 1968, when sponsorship in the sport became widespread, that a team might run sponsor-free for an entire season.

A major talking point of the season has been an espionage controversy involving Ferrari and McLaren, which led to McLaren being excluded from the World Constructors' Championship. As a result, Ferrari clinched the championship at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton achieved nine consecutive podium finishes at the start of his career, which started in this season, more than any other driver in the history of the sport.

Pre-season testing

Pre-season testing began in November 2006 at the Circuit de Catalunya, with ten of the eleven teams participating in the test sessions. The most notable absentees were Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen, who were still under contract at Renault and McLaren respectively. Jenson Button was also absent as he had suffered a hairline fracture on his ribs after a go-karting accident in preparations for the November tests. Lewis Hamilton made his first appearance in a McLaren since being confirmed as Alonso's team-mate for 2007.

Felipe Massa topped the times on the first two days of testing. Massa's testing partner, Luca Badoer, took the fastest time on the third day, although interest was on the fact that double World Champion Mika Häkkinen joined Hamilton and de la Rosa at McLaren for a one off test, although the Finnish driver was over three seconds slower then Badoer's time, completing 79 laps of the Spanish circuit. He hopes to be of continued benefit to McLaren over the coming winter.

The other big story of 2007 is the return to a single tyre formula (Bridgestone). It is possible that this accounts for some of the reason why Ferrari led the most recent test, although it has been claimed by Bridgestone that the 2007 tyre is of a completely new build, thus minimising any real benefit for the 2006 Bridgestone teams (Ferrari, Toyota, Williams, Midland/Spyker and Super Aguri).

Toyota was the only team out for the fourth day of testing at Barcelona, as the Japanese works team chose to miss the first day of testing. Both Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli's fastest laps were quicker than Massa and Badoer's times during the previous three sessions. Testing resumed on December 6 at Jerez, with the majority of teams attending the session. Both Ferraris of Massa and Badoer were first and second fastest, with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton making up the top three in third. Hamilton improved on his position the following day by taking the fastest time, a second faster than Renault's Giancarlo Fisichella.

Japanese works teams Honda and Toyota topped the times for the next two days of testing: Honda's Rubens Barrichello and Toyota's Franck Montagny were fastest, although Toyota had the Jerez track to themselves when Montagny took the fastest time. Heikki Kovalainen and Pedro de la Rosa took the fastest times on the fourth and fifth day of testing at Jerez. Also of note, on the last day of testing Fernando Alonso made his Mclaren testing debut after an agreement with manager Flavio Briatore. This did not call for an end to his agreement (which ended on the 31st of December).

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers participated in the 2007 Formula One season. Drivers are numbered as per the official FIA 2007 entry list. All team details are as per the Formula 1 Official Website, except where noted. Note that there is no driver number 13 as per the historical tradition.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine1 Tyre No Driver No Test driver(s)²
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-22 Mercedes FO 108T B 1 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Fernando Alonso 31 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Pedro de la Rosa
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Gary Paffett
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton
22px-Flag of the France.png ING Renault F1 Team Renault R27 Renault RS27 B 3 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Giancarlo Fisichella 32 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Ricardo Zonta
22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Nelson Piquet Jr.
4 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Heikki Kovalainen
22px-Flag of the Italy.png Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2007 Ferrari 056 B 5 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 33 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Luca Badoer
22px-Flag of the Spain.png Marc Gené
6 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen
22px-Flag of the Japan.png Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA107 Honda RA807E B 7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button 34 22px-Flag of the Austria.png Christian Klien
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png James Rossiter
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Conway
8 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello
22px-Flag of the Germany.png BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.07 BMW P86/7 B 9 22px-Flag of the Germany.png Nick Heidfeld 35 22px-Flag of the Germany.png Sebastian Vettel
22px-Flag of the Germany.png Timo Glock
22px-Flag of the China.png Ho-Pin Tung
10 22px-Flag of the Poland.png Robert Kubica
22px-Flag of the Germany.png Sebastian Vettel
22px-Flag of the Japan.png Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF107 Toyota RVX-07 B 11 22px-Flag of the Germany.png Ralf Schumacher 36 22px-Flag of the France.png Franck Montagny
22px-Flag of the Japan.png Kohei Hirate
22px-Flag of the Japan.png Kamui Kobayashi
12 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Jarno Trulli
22px-Flag of the Austria.png Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB3 Renault RS27 B 14 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png David Coulthard 37 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Robert Doornbos
22px-Flag of the Germany.png Michael Ammermüller
15 22px-Flag of the Australia.png Mark Webber
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png AT&T Williams Williams FW29 Toyota RVX-07 B 16 22px-Flag of the Germany.png Nico Rosberg 38 22px-Flag of the India.png Narain Karthikeyan
22px-Flag of the Japan.png Kazuki Nakajima
17 22px-Flag of the Austria.png Alexander Wurz
22px-Flag of the Japan.png Kazuki Nakajima
22px-Flag of the Italy.png Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR2 Ferrari 056 B 18 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Vitantonio Liuzzi 39 None
19 22px-Flag of the USA.png Scott Speed
22px-Flag of the Germany.png Sebastian Vettel
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Etihad Aldar Spyker F1 Team Spyker F8-VII
F8-VIIB
Ferrari 056H B 20 22px-Flag of the Germany.png Adrian Sutil 40 22px-Flag of the Malaysia.png Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy
22px-Flag of the Spain.png Adrián Vallés
22px-Flag of the Germany.png Markus Winkelhock
22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Giedo van der Garde
21 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Christijan Albers
22px-Flag of the Germany.png Markus Winkelhock
22px-Flag of the Japan.png Sakon Yamamoto
22px-Flag of the Japan.png Super Aguri F1 Super Aguri SA07 Honda RA807E B 22 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Takuma Sato 41 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Sakon Yamamoto
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png James Rossiter
23 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Anthony Davidson

1 All engines conform to the Formula One 2.4L V8 specifications introduced in 2006.
² Test drivers in bold have taken part in Friday practices during Grand Prix weekends


New car launches

The following teams launched their 2007 entries as below.

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


Formula One 2007 race schedule

Rd. Official Race Title Grand Prix Circuit City / Location Date Time
Local UTC
1 22px-Flag of the Australia.png ING Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit Melbourne 18 March 14:00 03:00
2 22px-Flag of the Malaysia.png Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Sepang International Circuit Kuala Lumpur 08 April 15:00 07:00
3 22px-Flag of the Bahrain.png Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain International Circuit Sakhir 15 April 14:30 11:30
4 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP Circuit de Catalunya Barcelona 13 May 14:00 12:00
5 22px-Flag of the Monaco.png Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Circuit de Monaco Monte-Carlo 27 May 14:00 12:00
6 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montreal 10 June 13:00 17:00
7 22px-Flag of the US.png United States Grand Prix United States GP Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis 17 June 13:00 17:00
8 22px-Flag of the France.png Grand Prix de France French GP Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 01 July 14:00 12:00
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Santander British Grand Prix British GP Silverstone Circuit Silverstone 08 July 13:00 12:00
10 22px-Flag of the Europe.png Grand Prix of Europe European GP Nürburgring Nürburg 22 July 14:00 12:00
11 22px-Flag of the Hungary.png Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP Hungaroring Budapest 05 August 14:00 12:00
12 22px-Flag of the Turkey.png Petrol Ofisi Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Istanbul Park Istanbul 26 August 15:00 12:00
13 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Gran Premio d'Italia Italian GP Autodromo Nazionale Monza Monza 09 September 14:00 12:00
14 22px-Flag of the Belgium.png ING Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa 16 September 14:00 12:00
15 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Fuji Speedway Oyama 30 September 13:30 04:30
16 22px-Flag of the China.png Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP Shanghai International Circuit Shanghai 07 October 14:00 06:00
17 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP Autódromo José Carlos Pace São Paulo 21 October 14:00 16:00
  • On 29 August 2006, The FIA published a provisional calendar for the 2007 Formula One season. The San Marino and European Grands Prix were excluded, although the European round would later make a comeback (see below). The final calendar (above), which confirmed that the San Marino Grand Prix would not return, was released on October 18, 2006.
  • For the first time in nearly half a century, there will not be a German Grand Prix in 2007 after the 2 Grands Prix previously held in Germany begin to alternate between Hockenheim and Nürburgring. Hockenheim controls the descriptor "German Grand Prix" and an agreement could not be reached between the two circuits for the naming rights. The Nürburgring event will therefore retain its usual Grand Prix of Europe title.
  • It had been suggested that the Italian Grand Prix might do the same, swapping between Monza and Imola, but this now appears to have been rejected with the possibility that Imola could again host the San Marino Grand Prix in 2008.Template:Fact
  • After twenty years, the Japanese Grand Prix will move from the Honda-owned Suzuka Circuit to Toyota's rebuilt Fuji Speedway, a circuit that F1 has not raced at since 1977.
  • For the first time since 1975, all races are held in different countries (only one race for any one nation).

Changes

Rule changes

  • Although the FIA had planned to introduce a regulation single tyre manufacturer from 2008, there will be a sole supplier (Bridgestone) from 2007 to 2010, since Bridgestone's only rival, Michelin, ended their participation in Formula One after the 2006 season.
  • Tyres are supplied in accordance with the revised Sporting Regulations, which provide for a total of 14 sets of dry weather tyres per driver over the race weekend: four sets for Friday only, and 10 for the rest of the weekend.
top: harder tyre (officially named the 'prime' tyre), bottom: softer tyre (the 'option' tyre), at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
  • Also, during the race, both compounds of tyre (hard and soft) have to be used at least once during the race. Initially, in the Australian Grand Prix, soft tyres were marked with a white spot. However, this was difficult to see when the car was in motion and, as of the Malaysian Grand Prix, one of the four grooves in the soft compound tyre is painted white.
  • The teams finishing 5th–11th in the previous seasons' Constructors' Championship are no longer allowed to run a third car on Friday following a rule change. The teams that finish 1st–4th are already banned from doing so.
  • Engine development is frozen from the 2006 Japanese Grand Prix, with these engines being used for the whole of 2007 and 2008. This is described as engine "homologation" by the FIA. It was previously set to be introduced in 2008.
  • All cars are fitted with red, blue and yellow cockpit lights. The purpose is to give drivers information concerning track signals or conditions. The lights must be LEDs each with a minimum diameter of 5 mm and which are fitted in order that they are directly in the driver’s normal line of sight.
  • In order to give rescue crews an immediate indication of accident severity each car must be fitted with a warning light which is connected to the FIA data logger. The light must face upwards and be recessed into the top of the survival cell no more than 150 mm from the car centre line and the front of the cockpit opening and as near to the marshal neutral switch as is practical.
  • The two Friday practice sessions expanded from 60 minutes to 90 minutes. All teams are allowed to use two cars, which may be driven by either the two race drivers or a nominated third driver.
  • The engine penalty is now only applied in the second day of the grand prix weekend. Any engine change in the first day is not penalised.
  • No car is allowed to enter the pits to refuel during a safety car period until all cars are in the group following the safety car and they have been advised that the pit lane is now open. This prevents drivers from racing to the pits immediately after a safety car is deployed. In addition, any lapped cars in front of a car on the lead lap are required to pass the safety car and restart at the end of the line-up instead of maintaining their physical position.
  • The Formula One teams have unanimously agreed to the voluntary early introduction of the testing agreement scheduled for 2008. This limits each team to an annual limit of 30,000 km.
  • The team's second car now has to run with a yellow coloured roll bar instead of a black one. The first cars will still run with a red/orange roll bar. This is intended to help spectators distinguish between first and second cars at further distances.

Driver changes

Team changes

Television coverage

Circuits

  • A new chicane has been inserted into the straight between Europcar and New Holland (final corner) at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona. This was installed in order to slow the cars down before the long main straight, and provide more overtaking opportunities into turn 1.
  • Spa has also undergone track changes, with a new paddock area, a reprofiled Bus Stop Chicane, an extension of the start-finish straight and a change to La Source hairpin.
  • The largest-scale repair in the last 35 years will be done to Autódromo José Carlos Pace in São Paulo, Brazil, to fundamentally solve problem of the asphalt. All present asphalt will be removed and replaced with new asphalt. At the same time, the pit lane entrance will be enhanced to improve safety. The circuit is closed and no event held for five months to work, from June to October, until immediately before the event.

Results and standings

Grands Prix

Rd. Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Constructor Report
1 22px-Flag of the Australia.png Australian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari Report
2 22px-Flag of the Malaysia.png Malaysian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
3 22px-Flag of the Bahrain.png Bahrain Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari Report
4 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Spanish Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari Report
5 22px-Flag of the Monaco.png Monaco Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
6 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Canadian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
7 22px-Flag of the US.png United States Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
8 22px-Flag of the France.png French Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari Report
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png British Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari Report
10 22px-Flag of the Europe.png European Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
11 22px-Flag of the Hungary.png Hungarian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes‡* Report
12 22px-Flag of the Turkey.png Turkish Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari Report
13 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Italian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the Spain.png Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
14 22px-Flag of the Belgium.png Belgian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari Report
15 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Japanese Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes Report
16 22px-Flag of the China.png Chinese Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari Report
17 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Brazilian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Felipe Massa 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari Report
  • Fernando Alonso qualified in pole position but was demoted 5 places due to blocking Lewis Hamilton in the pit lane.
  • McLaren were not awarded a trophy on the podium.
  • ‡* McLaren were not awarded constructors points or a trophy on the podium.

Drivers

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

Drivers statistics

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


Constructors

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS 22px-Flag of the Australia.png MAL 22px-Flag of the Malaysia.png BHR 22px-Flag of the Bahrain.png ESP 22px-Flag of the Spain.png MON 22px-Flag of the Monaco.png CAN 22px-Flag of the Canada.png USA 22px-Flag of the US.png FRA 22px-Flag of the France.png GBR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png EUR 22px-Flag of the Europe.png HUN 22px-Flag of the Hungary.png TUR 22px-Flag of the Turkey.png ITA 22px-Flag of the Italy.png BEL 22px-Flag of the Belgium.png JPN 22px-Flag of the Japan.png CHN 22px-Flag of the China.png BRA 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Pts
1 22px-Flag of the Italy.png 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
2 22px-Flag of the Germany.png 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
3 22px-Flag of the France.png 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
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png 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
5 22px-Flag of the Austria.png 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
6 22px-Flag of the Japan.png 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
7 22px-Flag of the Italy.png 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
8 22px-Flag of the Japan.png 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
9 22px-Flag of the Japan.png 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
10 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png 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
DSQ 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes 1 2‡ 1‡ 5‡ 3‡ 1‡ 7‡ 2‡ 7‡ 2‡ 1‡ 4† 3‡ 1‡ 3‡ Ret 2‡ 3‡ 0‡ (203†) (218‡)
2 3‡ 2‡ 2‡ 2‡ 2‡ 1‡ 1‡ 3‡ 3‡ 9 1† 5‡ 2‡ 4‡ 1‡ Ret 7‡
Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS 22px-Flag of the Australia.png MAL 22px-Flag of the Malaysia.png BHR 22px-Flag of the Bahrain.png ESP 22px-Flag of the Spain.png MON 22px-Flag of the Monaco.png CAN 22px-Flag of the Canada.png USA 22px-Flag of the US.png FRA 22px-Flag of the France.png GBR 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png EUR 22px-Flag of the Europe.png HUN 22px-Flag of the Hungary.png TUR 22px-Flag of the Turkey.png ITA 22px-Flag of the Italy.png BEL 22px-Flag of the Belgium.png JPN 22px-Flag of the Japan.png CHN 22px-Flag of the China.png BRA 22px-Flag of the Brazil.png Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Did not participate
Blank Injured (INJ)
Blank Excluded (EX)
  • † After an incident at the end of Qualifying Session 3, and before the race in Hungary, 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 disqualified 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 disqualification later.

  • ‡ McLaren lost all their points in the Constructors Championship as a result of a World Motorsport Council decision over the espionage controversy.


Constructors statistics

Pos Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Starts Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari F2007 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari B 17 9 22 11 11 204
2 22px-Flag of the Germany.png BMW Sauber F1.07 22px-Flag of the Germany.png BMW B 17 0 2 0 0 101
3 22px-Flag of the France.png Renault R27 22px-Flag of the France.png Renault B 17 0 1 0 0 51
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams FW29 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Toyota B 17 0 1 0 0 33
5 22px-Flag of the Austria.png Red Bull RB3 22px-Flag of the France.png Renault B 17 0 1 0 0 24
6 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Toyota TF107 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Toyota B 17 0 0 0 0 13
7 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Toro Rosso STR2 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari B 17 0 0 0 0 8
8 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Honda RA107 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Honda B 17 0 0 0 0 6
9 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Super Aguri SA07 22px-Flag of the Japan.png Honda B 17 0 0 0 0 4
10 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Spyker F8-VII 22px-Flag of the Italy.png Ferrari B 17 0 0 0 0 1
DSQ 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren MP4-22 22px-Flag of the Germany.png Mercedes B 17 8 24 8 5 0‡ (203†) (218‡)
  • † After an incident at the end of Qualifying Session 3, and before the race in Hungary, 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 disqualified 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 disqualification later.

  • ‡ McLaren lost all their points in the Constructors Championship as a result of a World Motorsport Council decision over the espionage controversy.

Rumours and speculation

Driver rumours

  • With his contract at BMW Sauber expiring at the end of the 2007 season, there was some talk that the team's lead driver Nick Heidfeld would be leaving to replace Ralf Schumacher at Toyota. As of August 21, 2007, it has been confirmed that Heidfeld will be staying at BMW for the 2008 season.
  • Three time Champ Car Series Champion Sébastien Bourdais was linked with a drive at the Toro Rosso team following confirmation that the Frenchman would be testing the STR2 for three sessions during the 2007 season. According to Bourdais' website, once his final test session at Spa-Francorchamps is complete, Toro Rosso "will have to make a decision" on their relationship with Bourdais. He has been recently confirmed as joining Toro Rosso for the 2008 Formula One season.
  • After the Hungarian Grand Prix and espionage controversies, it has been rumoured that Fernando Alonso wishes to leave McLaren at the end of the season, with it also being said that Ron Dennis would allow Alonso out of his contract if he does decide to leave. Renault is said to be looking into the possibility of resigning their former driver.

Races

  • Having lost the Japanese GP to the Fuji circuit, Suzuka negotiated with Bernie Ecclestone on staging a race at the circuit again, perhaps a revived Pacific Grand Prix, or an Asian Grand Prix. This appears to be a possibility for 2008. From 2009 however, the Japanese GP will be held alternately at Suzuka and Fuji.

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<center>Constructors and drivers competing in the 2007 Formula One championship
McLaren Renault Ferrari Honda BMW Toyota Red Bull Williams Toro Rosso Spyker Super Aguri
Alonso
Hamilton
Fisichella
Kovalainen
Massa
Räikkönen
Button
Barrichello
Heidfeld
10 Kubica
11 Schumacher
12 Trulli
14 Coulthard
15 Webber
16 Rosberg
17 Wurz
18 Liuzzi
19 Speed
20 Albers
21 Sutil
22 Sato
23 Davidson


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Personnel:
22px-Flag of France.png Jean Todt | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Mario Almondo | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Stefano Domenicali | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Baldisseri
Current drivers:
22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen | 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luca Badoer | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Giancarlo Fisichella (Test Driver) 22px-Flag of Spain.png Marc Gené (Test Driver)
Notable Former drivers:
22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari | 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Mike Hawthorn | 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda | 22px-Flag of South Africa.png Jody Scheckter | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Surtees | 22px-Flag of the United States.png Phil Hill | 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Rubens Barrichello | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Eddie Irvine | 22px-Flag of France.png Jean Alesi | 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost | 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Nigel Mansell | 22px-Flag of Austria.png Gerhard Berger | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Michele Alboreto | 22px-Flag of France.png René Arnoux | 22px-Flag of France.png Patrick Tambay | 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Gilles Villeneuve | 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Carlos Reutemann | 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Clay Regazzoni | 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti | 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Jacky Ickx | 22px-Flag of Germany.png Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips | 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Lorenzo Bandini
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