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2007 Champ Car season

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2007 Champ Car season
2007 Champ Car season
Champ Car World Series
Season
Races 17 14
Start date April 8
End date November 11
Awards
Drivers' champion 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais
Chronology
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The 2007 Champ Car World Series season was the 29th and final season of the Champ Car World Series; however, only its fourth season under the Champ Car title. It began on April 8, 2007 and ended on November 11 after 14 races. Unbeknownst at the time, this would end up being the final contested season of Champ Car, as the following February, the series unified with IRL.

For 2007 Champ Car underwent some major changes. The opening race of the season was switched from the Grand Prix of Long Beach to Las Vegas for the first running of the Vegas Grand Prix. The Long Beach Grand Prix was the second race of the season, followed by the Grand Prix of Houston. Also, the entire schedule was held on road and street courses, and the events were timed races instead of races for a set number of laps. The full 2007 schedule was announced on Wednesday, September 27, 2006.

Champ Car officials confirmed that Panoz would be the sole chassis supplier for Champ Car for the three years beginning in 2007. The Panoz DP01 was built by sister company Élan Motorsport Technologies and was powered by a turbo-charged Cosworth engine. The new formula was reported to significantly lower the costs of competing in the series, which was in turn expected to increase car counts for the 2007 Champ Car season. However, 2007 entries did not exceeded those of 2006. Ford announced it would no longer badge the Cosworth engines. Mazda was confirmed as the new pace car and courtesy vehicle supplier.

ESPN announced a new, multiyear agreement that marked the return of the Champ Car World Series to the network in 2007.[1]

On January 16, 2007, Champ Car announced their return to Europe, for the first time since 2003, with races scheduled for September 2, 2007 at the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands, and September 9, 2007 at the historic Zolder circuit in Belgium.[2]

On January 23, 2007, Champ Car unveiled its new logo for the Champ Car World Series and the Atlantic Series. According to its website, it is a sleeker design with the new Panoz DP01 chassis on the right with an emphasis on a chicane-style layout, representing the street track racing that dominates Champ Car. There were no oval tracks on the calendar, with Milwaukee removed after the 2006 race.

Drivers and Teams

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2007 Champ Car World Series season. All teams will use a Cosworth 2.65-litre turbocharged V8 engine, a Panoz DP01 chassis, and Bridgestone tires.

Team No Driver(s) Sponsor(s) Rounds
23x15px Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 1 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais McDonald's All
2 23x15px Graham Rahal MEDIZONE All
23x15px Forsythe Racing 3 23x15px Paul Tracy Indeck/Monster Energy Drink 1, 4–14
23x15px Oriol Servià Indeck 2–3
7 23x15px Mario Domínguez Telmex/Cabi Developers 1–3
23x15px Oriol Servià Indeck 4–12
23x15px David Martinez Indeck/Axtel 13–14
23x15px Minardi Team USA 4 23x15px Dan Clarke Ticketmaster/OzJet 1–10, 12–14
23x15px Mario Domínguez 11
14 23x15px Robert Doornbos Muermans/Jumbo Supermarkets/OzJet All
23x15px Team Australia 5 23x15px Will Power Aussie Vineyards All
15 23x15px Simon Pagenaud Aussie Vineyards All
23x15px RSPORTS 8 23x15px Alex Tagliani LXN2/Lexington Energy Services/Procter and Gamble/Wal-Mart Canada All
9 23x15px Justin Wilson CDW All
23x15px Dale Coyne Racing 11 23x15px Katherine Legge Dale Coyne Racing All
19 23x15px Bruno Junqueira Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q All
23x15px PKV Racing 21 23x16px Neel Jani Red Bull/Gulfstream All
22 23x15px Tristan Gommendy Pay By Touch/Megaspiera 1–7, 9–12
23x15px Mario Domínguez 8
23x15px Oriol Servià Pay By Touch 13–14
23x15px Pacific Coast Motorsports 28 23x15px Ryan Dalziel Ironclad 1–8, 10–12
23x15px Mario Domínguez Tecate 9, 13–14
29 23x15px Alex Figge Imperial Capital Bank 1–2, 4–14
23x15px Roberto Moreno 3
23x15px Conquest Racing 34 23x15px Jan Heylen Grafiprint Digital Printing Materials 4–12
34 23x15px Nelson Philippe Juniper Property Development Group 13–14
42 23x15px Matt Halliday 42 Below 1–3

23x15px Zsolt Baumgartner & 23x15px Mario Domínguez were test drivers for Minardi Team USA.

Mid-season changes

  • Jan Heylen was signed initially to drove for Conquest Racing at the European rounds of the series; however, on June 1, the team confirmed that the Belgian was signed for the remainder of the season replacing Matt Halliday.[4]
  • Tristan Gommendy was unable to take part in Edmonton, suffering a couple of microscopic fractures in a practice accident on Friday of the race weekend. He was replaced by Mario Domínguez, who was on hand to drive the Minardi two-seater Formula One cars.

Races

Rnd Race Name Circuit City/Location TV Date
1 23x15px Vegas Grand Prix[8] Streets of Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada NBC April 8
2 23x15px Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach[8] Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California NBC April 15
3 23x15px Grand Prix of Houston[8] JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park[9] Houston, Texas ESPN April 22
4 23x15px Mazda Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland Presented by Joe's Sports and Outdoor[10] Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon ABC June 10
5 23x15px Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by LaSalle Bank[11] Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio CBS June 24
6 23x15px Champ Car Mont-Tremblant[12] Circuit Mont-Tremblant Mont-Tremblant, Quebec ESPN July 1
7 23x15px Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto[9][12] Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario ESPN July 8
8 23x15px Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton[12] Edmonton City Centre Airport Edmonton, Alberta ESPN July 22
9 23x15px San José Grand Prix at Redback Raceway[13] Streets of San Jose San Jose, California ESPN2 July 29
10 23x15px Generac Grand Prix Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin ABC August 12
11 23x15px Belgian Champ Car Grand Prix[13][14][15][16] Circuit Zolder Heusden-Zolder, Belgium ESPN Classic August 26
12 23x15px Bavaria Champ Car Grand Prix Powered by Audi, Gant, Hertz, Jumbo & Pioneer[13][14][15][16] TT Circuit Assen Assen, Netherlands ESPN Classic September 2
13 23x15px Lexmark Indy 300 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit Surfers Paradise, Australia ESPN Classic October 21
14 23x15px Gran Premio Tecate Presented by Banamex Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez Mexico City, Mexico ESPN 2 November 11
  • The Chinese Champ Car Grand Prix, after having its original May 20 date postponed, was cancelled on April 2 after the FIA rejected Champ Car's replacement date.

Full Series results

Races

Rnd Race Name Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 23x15px Vegas Grand Prix 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Team Australia Report
2 23x15px Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Simon Pagenaud 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Report
3 23x15px Grand Prix of Houston 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Report
4 23x15px Mazda Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland Presented by Joe's Sports and Outdoor 23x15px Justin Wilson 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Report
5 23x15px Champ Car Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by LaSalle Bank 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Paul Tracy 23x15px Forsythe Racing Report
6 23x15px Champ Car Mont-Tremblant 23x15px Tristan Gommendy 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Robert Doornbos 23x15px Minardi Team USA Report
7 23x15px Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Team Australia Report
8 23x15px Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Report
9 23x15px San José Grand Prix at Redback Raceway 23x15px Justin Wilson 23x15px Justin Wilson 23x15px Robert Doornbos 23x15px Minardi Team USA Report
10 23x15px Generac Grand Prix 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Report
11 23x15px Belgian Champ Car Grand Prix 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Report
12 23x15px Bavaria Champ Car Grand Prix Powered by Audi, Gant, Hertz, Jumbo & Pioneer 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Dan Clarke 23x15px Justin Wilson 23x15px RSPORTS Report
13 23x15px Lexmark Indy 300 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Graham Rahal 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Report
14 23x15px Gran Premio Tecate Presented by Banamex 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Robert Doornbos 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 23x15px Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Report

Final driver standings

Pos Driver LAS 23x15px LBH 23x15px HOU 23x15px POR 23x15px CLE 23x15px MTT 23x15px TOR 23x15px EDM 23x15px SAN 23x15px ROA 23x15px ZOL 23x15px ASS 23x15px SUR 23x15px MEX 23x15px Pts
1 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 13 1* 1* 1 12 2* 9 1* 5 1* 1* 7 1* 1* 364
2 23x15px Justin Wilson 14 4 10 2* 4 5 3 2 13 8 5 1* 2 10 281
3 23x15px Robert Doornbos 2 13 3 3 2 1 6 11 1 14 7 13 4 16 268
4 23x15px Will Power 1* 3 11 4 10* 3 1 15 4 16 4 14 16 2 262
5 23x15px Graham Rahal 17 8 2 9 8 7 11 3 6 3 3 9 11 4 243
6 23x15px Oriol Servià 2 4 11 7 9 10* 6 3* 4 6 8 14 3 237
7 23x15px Bruno Junqueira 7 6 7 13 16 17 5 7 7 9 2 3 3 7 233
8 23x15px Simon Pagenaud 12 14 5 8 5 4 4 4 10 11 12 6 5 6 232
9 23x16px Neel Jani 10 7 15 12 3 6 2 9 2 10 8 5 8 9 231
10 23x15px Alex Tagliani 4 5 9 5 6 8 8 14 15 5 9 15 7 13 205
11 23x15px Paul Tracy 3 10 1 15 14 5 11 12 10 17 9 5 171
12 23x15px Tristan Gommendy 5 11 13 7 13 12 15 8 7 16 4 140
13 23x15px Dan Clarke 15 12 17 6 11 14 12 8 17 2 11 17 17 129
14 23x15px Ryan Dalziel 11 9 8 14 9 10 7 12 17 15 10 116
15 23x15px Katherine Legge 6 10 16 17 15 11 16 16 16 15 11 12 15 15 108
16 23x15px Jan Heylen 15 14 16 13 10 9 6 13 2 104
17 23x15px Alex Figge 8 16 16 17 13 17 13 14 13 14 16 13 11 95
18 23x15px Mario Domínguez 9 17 6 17 12 17 12 8 78
19 23x15px Nelson Philippe 6 12 28
20 23x15px David Martínez 10 14 18
23x15px Matt Halliday 16 15 14 18
22 23x15px Roberto Moreno 12 9
Pos Driver LAS 23x15px LBH 23x15px HOU 23x15px POR 23x15px CLE 23x15px MTT 23x15px TOR 23x15px EDM 23x15px SAN 23x15px ROA 23x15px ZOL 23x15px ASS 23x15px SUR 23x15px MEX 23x15px Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th–10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Point Scoring System:

  • Points are awarded based on each driver's resulting place (regardless of whether the car is running at the end of the race):
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Points 31 27 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Bonus Points:

  • 1 For Fastest Race Lap
  • 1 For Fastest Friday Qualifying Lap
  • 1 For Fastest Saturday Qualifying Lap
  • 1 For Most Positions Gained From Starting Position (in the event of tie, the better-placed driver gets the point)

Driver breakdown

Pos Driver Team Races Wins Top 3 Top 5 Top 10 Poles Laps Led
1 23x15px Bourdais 23x15px N/H/L Racing 14 8 9 10 11 6 463
2 23x15px Wilson 23x15px RSPORTS 14 1 5 9 12 2 113
3 23x15px Doornbos (R) 23x15px Minardi Team USA 14 2 6 7 9 61
4 23x15px Power 23x15px Team Australia 14 2 5 8 9 5 153
5 23x15px Rahal (R) 23x15px N/H/L Racing 14 4 5 11 18
6 23x15px Servià 23x15px Forsythe Racing
23x15px PKV Racing
13 3 5 10 85
7 23x15px Junqueira 23x15px DC Racing 14 3 4 11 33
8 23x15px Pagenaud (R) 23x15px Team Australia 14 6 10 19
9 23x16px Jani (R) 23x15px PKV Racing 14 3 4 12 30
10 23x15px Tagliani 23x15px RSPORTS 14 4 10 14
11 23x15px Tracy 23x15px Forsythe Racing 12 1 2 4 7 49
12 23x15px Gommendy (R) 23x15px PKV Racing 11 2 5 1 31
13 23x15px Clarke 23x15px Minardi Team USA 13 1 1 3 2
14 23x15px Dalziel (R) 23x15px PC Motorsports 11 6 16
15 23x15px Legge 23x15px DC Racing 14 2
16 23x15px Heylen 23x15px Conquest Racing 9 1 1 4
17 23x15px Figge (R) 23x15px PC Motorsports 13 1
18 23x15px Domínguez 23x15px Forsythe Racing
23x15px PKV Racing
23x15px PC Motorsports
23x15px Minardi Team USA
8 3
19 23x15px Philippe 23x15px Conquest Racing 2 1
20 23x15px Martínez (R) 23x15px Forsythe Racing 2 1
21 23x15px Halliday (R) 23x15px Conquest Racing 3
22 23x15px Moreno 23x15px PC Motorsports 1

Rule changes

The new rules of the 2007 season included the implementation of standing starts at venues where they can be safely implemented. Additionally, all events were timed events instead of running a set number of laps. As the time limit approaches, the drivers will be notified that they are beginning the last lap. The leader will NOT be shown the white flag, which will now be employed in a similar manner to its use by the FIA. Teams will also be allowed unlimited access to their tires during all qualifying sessions. The requirement for each team to use at least one set of the alternate Bridgestone Potenzas during the race would remain in place.

From this season onwards drivers no longer receive a bonus point for leading a lap of the race.

Notes

  1. ^ Champ Car coming to ESPN beginning in 2007 – Racing – ESPN
  2. ^ http://www.champcarworldseries.com/News/Article.asp?ID=11193
  3. ^ "Servià keeps Forsythe drive". autosport.com. May 22, 2007. Archived from the original on 25 May 2007. Retrieved June 1, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Heylen at Conquest for rest of year". autosport.com. June 1, 2007. Archived from the original on 3 June 2007. Retrieved June 1, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Pacific Coast Motorsports signs Mexican Superstar Mario Domínguez". champcarworldseries.com. September 20, 2007. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved September 21, 2007. 
  6. ^ "He’s back! Nelson Philippe returns to Conquest Racing team". champcarworldseries.com. October 3, 2007. Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved October 6, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Oriol Servià To Compete For PKV Racing At Lexmark Indy 300". champcarworldseries.com. October 16, 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2007. 
  8. ^ a b c "Vegas Grand Prix opens 2007 Champ Car season". reviewjournal.com. August 1, 2006. Retrieved September 2, 2006. 
  9. ^ a b "Sponsor boost for Toronto, Houston". crash.net. March 13, 2007. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved March 13, 2007. 
  10. ^ "Mazda New Title Sponsor for Portland Champ Car Grand Prix". whowon.com. May 10, 2007. Retrieved May 11, 2007. 
  11. ^ "Cleveland 2007 date announced". motorsport.com. August 24, 2006. Retrieved September 5, 2006. 
  12. ^ a b c "Champ Car set to add Quebec pit stop". globeandmail.com. September 25, 2006. Retrieved September 26, 2006. 
  13. ^ a b c "2007 Champ Car Schedule Coming – China, Europe to be Added?". paddocktalk.com. September 17, 2006. Retrieved September 17, 2006. 
  14. ^ a b "Champ Car in 2007 naar Assen?". telesport.nl. August 26, 2006. Retrieved September 1, 2006. 
  15. ^ a b "Champ Car coming back to Europe". grandprix.com. September 25, 2006. Retrieved September 26, 2006. [dead link]
  16. ^ a b "Champ Car adds 2 European races". indystar.com. January 15, 2007. Retrieved January 16, 2007. [dead link]

References

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