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The 2007 Japanese Grand Prix was the 15th round of the 2007 Formula One season. It was the first time the Japanese Grand Prix returned to the Fuji Speedway since 1977.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the race, ahead of Renault's Heikki Kovalainen and Kimi Räikkönen.


BackgroundEdit

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 41:25.489 11:24.753 11:25.368 1
2 1 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 21:25.379 21:24.806 21:25.438 2
3 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 31:25.390 31:24.988 31:25.516 3
4 5 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 11:25.359 41:25.049 41:25.765 4
5 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 61:25.971 51:25.248 51:26.505 5
6 16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 81:26.579 91:25.816 61:26.728 15 *
7 7 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Honda 91:26.614 61:25.454 71:26.913 6
8 15 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 51:25.970 81:25.535 81:26.914 7
9 19 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 71:26.025 101:25.909 91:26.973 8
10 10 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 81:26.300 71:25.530 101:27.225 9
11 3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 131:26.909 111:26.033 10
12 4 Finland Heikki Kovalainen France Renault 151:27.223 121:26.232 11
13 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Renault 121:26.904 131:26.247 12
14 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 111:26.711 141:26.711 13
15 18 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 161:27.234 151:26.948 PL †
16 11 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 141:27.191 16no time ‡ 14
17 8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Honda 171:27.323 16
18 17 Austria Alexander Wurz United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 181:27.454 17
19 23 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson Japan Super Aguri-Honda 191:27.564 18
20 20 Germany Adrian Sutil Netherlands Spyker-Ferrari 201:28.628 19
21 22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 211:28.762 20
22 21 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Netherlands Spyker-Ferrari 221:29.668 21
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GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 2
______________ Fernando Alonso
Row 2 3 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 4
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 3 5 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 6
______________ Jenson Button
Row 4 7 ______________
Mark Webber 8
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 5 9 ______________
Robert Kubica 10
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 6 11 ______________
Heikki Kovalainen 12
______________ David Coulthard
Row 7 13 ______________
Jarno Trulli 14
______________ Ralf Schumacher
Row 8 15 ______________
Nico Rosberg 16
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 9 17 ______________
Alexander Wurz 18
______________ Anthony Davidson
Row 10 19 ______________
Adrian Sutil 20
______________ Takuma Sato
Row 11 21 ______________
Sakon Yamamoto 22
______________ Vitantonio Liuzzi

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 67 2:00:34.579 1 10
2 4 Finland Heikki Kovalainen France Renault 67 +8.377 11 8
3 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 67 +9.478 3 6
4 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Austria Red Bull-Renault 67 +20.297 12 5
5 3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella France Renault 67 +38.864 10 4
6 5 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 67 +49.042 4 3
7 10 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 67 +49.285 9 2
8 20 Germany Adrian Sutil Netherlands Spyker-Ferrari 67 +1:00.129 19 1
9 18 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 67 +1:20.622 * 22
10 8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Japan Honda 67 +1:28.342 16
11 7 United Kingdom Jenson Button Japan Honda 66 Collision/ Suspension 6
12 21 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Netherlands Spyker-Ferrari 66 +1 Lap 21
13 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 66 +1 Lap 13
14 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 65 Wheel 5
15 22 Japan Takuma Sato Japan Super Aguri-Honda 65 Accident 20
Ret 11 Germany Ralf Schumacher Japan Toyota 55 Tyre 14
Ret 23 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson Japan Super Aguri-Honda 54 Hydraulics 18
Ret 16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 49 Gearbox 15
Ret 19 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 46 Accident/Electrical 8
Ret 15 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 45 Accident 7
Ret 1 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 41 Spun off/Accident 2
Ret 17 Austria Alexander Wurz United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 19 Accident 17
  • * Vitantonio Liuzzi was given a 25 second time penalty post-race for overtaking under yellow flags, moving him down to 9th place and out of the points.

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

V T E 2007 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Renault • Ferrari • Honda • BMW Sauber • Toyota • Red Bull • Williams • Toro Rosso • Spyker • Super Aguri
Engines BMW • Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • Toyota
Drivers Alonso • 2 Hamilton • 3 Fisichella • 4 Kovalainen • 5 Massa • 6 Räikkönen • 7 Button • 8 Barrichello • 9 Heidfeld • 10 Kubica • 10 Vettel • 11 R. Schumacher • 12 Trulli • 14 Coulthard • 15 Webber • 16 Rosberg • 17 Wurz • 17 Nakajima • 18 Liuzzi • 19 Speed • 19 Vettel • 20 Sutil • 21 Albers • 21 Winkelhock • 21 Yamamoto • 22 Sato • 23 Davidson
Other Drivers Badoer • De la Rosa • Doornbos • Fauzy • Gené • Glock • Karthikeyan • Klien • Kobayashi • Loeb • Montagny • Paffett • Piquet • Rossiter • M. Schumacher • Van der Garde • Zonta
Cars Ferrari F2007 • BMW Sauber F1.07 • Renault R27 • Williams FW29 • Red Bull RB3 • Toyota TF107 • Toro Rosso STR2 • Honda RA107 • Super Aguri SA07 • Spyker F8-VII • McLaren MP4-22
Tyres Bridgestone
Races Australia • Malaysia • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Canada • United States • France • Britain • Europe • Hungary • Turkey • Italy • Belgium • Japan • China • Brazil
See also 2006 Formula One Season • 2008 Formula One Season • Category
Japan Japanese Grand Prix
Circuits Fuji (1976–1977, 2007–2008), Suzuka (1987–2006, 2009–present)
SuzukaCircuit2005
Races 197619771978–1986 • 19871988198919901991199219931994 • 19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017


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