2007 Alternate Formula One season

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2007 Formula One season
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Daniel Melrose won his first championship for BMW Sauber, finishing equal on points with Ferrari's Luca Badoer but placing ahead on countback due to scoring seven wins comparing to Badoer's four.
Season
Races 20
Start date 11 March
Start Event Flag of Bahrain svg.png Bahrain Grand Prix
End date 4 November
End Event Flag of Brazil svg.png Brazilian Grand Prix
Awards
Driver's champion Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose
Constructor's Champion Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari
Seasons
Previous season Next season
2006 2008


The 2007 Formula One season was the 58th season of Formula One. It was rocked by a scandal which exposed the fact that several McLaren employees, amongst them former Ferrari test driver Felipe Massa, possessed confidential Ferrari data, and were actively passing it on to others within the team. After a court hearing from the FIA on 13 September 2007, McLaren were found guilty and ordered to pay a record $200 million fine, were excluded from the constructor's championship and lost all their points and were given 50-point penalties for the upcoming two seasons. Their lead driver, reigning world champion James James Davies, retired for the first time ahead of the hearing, directly after the conclusion of the Italian Grand Prix and thus was unable to defend his title. On track, the battles were as tense as ever, with two drivers, BMW Sauber driver Daniel Melrose, and Ferrari driver Luca Badoer, finishing the season on 112 points. Melrose would be declared champion however, due to winning seven races, compared to Badoer winning only four. Melrose had already secured the world championship at the second-to-last Grand Prix of the season. The 2007 season is to date the only Formula One championship title decided by countback. The season marked the debut of 2011 world champion Robert Kubica, who finished a solid 3rd in the championship, winning four races, and 2017 and 2018 world champion Sebastian Vettel, who shocked the world by finishing on the podium at Uruguay in his Toro Rosso.

In the constructors championship, Ferrari retained their title easily, due to McLaren's exclusion and the lacklustre performances throughout the season by the other BMW Sauber driver, Jacques Villeneuve, failing to even finish on the podium, restricting the German squad to 2nd in the constructors. Elsewhere Renault were consistent points scorers, even scoring a few podiums, but were unable to challenge for race wins on merit. The biggest change of form however was Honda, who had a terrible season with the RA107 being a very poor car, seeing the team drop from 4th to 7th in the constructor's championship, scoring less than 20% of the points that they did the previous season. Toyota managed to gain 2 places in the constructors, going from 6th to 4th, although with 3 less points than in 2006. Red Bull also profited from the collapse of Honda, going up to 5th place, scoring 20 points in the process. Williams' first year running Honda engines was difficult, as the team failed to score a podium in a season for the first time in their 30-year existence, although they finished 6th; a position up from 2006. And the Super Aguri team, despite being more competitive this year running the Honda RA106 chassis instead of the Prost AP05 chassis that they ran in 2006, still could not score any points.

Teams and Drivers

Team Constructor Chassis Engine # Driver Rounds Test Driver
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes MP4-22 Mercedes FO108T 1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies 1-16 Flag of Brazil svg.png Felipe Massa
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lewis Hamilton
Flag of Spain svg.png Pedro de la Rosa
Flag of Spain svg.png Pedro de la Rosa 17-20
2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones All
Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2007 Ferrari 056 2007 3 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer All Flag of Italy svg.png Giancarlo Fisichella
4 Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica All
Flag of France svg.png ING Renault F1 Team Renault R27 Renault RS27 5 Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld All None
6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button All
Flag of Japan svg.png Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA107 Honda RA807E 7 Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso All None
8 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer All
Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.07 BMW P86/7 9 Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve All Flag of Austria svg.png Christian Klien
Flag of Australia svg.png Dave Simpson
10 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose All
Flag of Japan svg.png Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF107 Toyota RVX-07 11 Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher All Flag of Japan svg.png Kazuki Nakajima
12 Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber All
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault RB3 Renault RS27 14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard All Flag of Italy svg.png Vitantonio Liuzzi
15 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Robert Doornbos 1-17
Flag of South Africa svg.png Adrian Zaugg 18-20
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png AT&T Williams Williams-Honda FW29 Honda RA807E 16 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies All Flag of France svg.png Jean-Maxime Bachot
17 Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello 1-19
Flag of France svg.png Jean-Maxime Bachot 20
Flag of Italy svg.png Squadra Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR2 Ferrari 056 18 Flag of the United States svg.png Scott Speed 1-12 Flag of Belgium svg.png Sam Baromono
Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel 13-20
19 Flag of South Africa svg.png Adrian Zaugg 1-17
Flag of India svg.png Karun Chandhok 18-20
Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Spyker Squadron Spyker-Ferrari F8-VII
F8-VIIB
Ferrari 056 20 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Christijan Albers 1-11 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Jeroen Bleekemolen
Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Martin Moravec
Flag of Spain svg.png Phoenix McAllister
Flag of Germany svg.png Markus Winkelhock 12
Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Jeroen Bleekemolen 13
Flag of San Marino svg.png Andrea Acuri 14-20
21 Flag of Germany svg.png Adrian Sutil All
Flag of Japan svg.png Super Aguri F1 Team Super Aguri-Honda SA07 Honda RA807E 22 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato All Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Giedo van der Garde
23 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Rossiter All

Season Calendar

Race Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning team Drive of the Race Reject of the Race
1 Flag of Bahrain svg.png Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit 11 March Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica
2 Flag of Malaysia svg.png Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit 25 March Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello
3 Flag of Australia svg.png Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 1 April Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher
4 Flag of Japan svg.png Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Fuji Speedway 15 April Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose
5 Flag of San Marino svg.png Gran Premio Foster's di San Marino Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 29 April Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld
6 Flag of Germany svg.png Großer Mobil 1 Preis von Deutschland Hockenheimring 13 May Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve
7 Flag of Spain svg.png Gran Premio Marlboro de España Circuit de Catalunya 27 May Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Japan svg.png Honda Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes
8 Flag of Monaco svg.png Grand Prix de Monaco Circuit de Monaco 3 June Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Red Bull-Renault Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose
9 Flag of Canada svg.png Grand Prix du Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve 17 June Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of Japan svg.png Toyota Engines
10 Flag of the United States svg.png United States Grand Prix Indianapolis Motor Speedway 23 June Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Japan svg.png Toyota
11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Santander British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit 8 July Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica
12 Flag of Europe svg.png Großer Preis von Europa Nürburgring 22 July Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of Germany svg.png Markus Winkelhock Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso
13 Flag of France svg.png Grand Prix de France Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours 29 July Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of France svg.png Renault Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies
14 Flag of Hungary svg.png Marlboro Magyar Nagydij Hungaroring 12 August Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Williams-Honda
15 Flag of Turkey svg.png Petrol Ofisi Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park 2 September Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies Flag of South Africa svg.png Adrian Zaugg
16 Flag of Italy svg.png Gran Premio DHL d'Italia Autodromo Nazionale Monza 9 September Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Italy svg.png Toro Rosso-Ferrari
17 Flag of Belgium svg.png Gauloises Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 23 September Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes
18 Flag of China svg.png Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit 7 October Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Spain svg.png Pedro de la Rosa Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve
19 Flag of Uruguay svg.png Gran Premio Mercedes-Benz del Uruguay Street Circuit of Punta del Este 28 October Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer
20 Flag of Brazil svg.png Grande Prêmio do Brasil Autódromo José Carlos Pace 4 November Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of France svg.png Jean-Maxime Bachot

Standings

Driver's Championship

Pos Driver BHR
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MAL
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AUS
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JPN
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SMR
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GER
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ESP
Flag of Spain svg.png
MON
Flag of Monaco svg.png
CAN
Flag of Canada svg.png
USA
Flag of the United States svg.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png
EUR
Flag of Europe svg.png
FRA
Flag of France svg.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary svg.png
TUR
Flag of Turkey svg.png
ITA
Flag of Italy svg.png
BEL
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CHN
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URU
Flag of Uruguay svg.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil svg.png
Pts
1 Flag of Australia svg.png Daniel Melrose 1 1 5 11 7 2 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 1 4 1 3 3 3 1 4 Ret 112
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Luca Badoer 5 5 4 10 5 3 2 1 2 5 3 10 1 2 5 4 1 3 11 1 112
3 Flag of Poland svg.png Robert Kubica Ret 3 1 4 3 Ret 1 Ret 3 3 7 4 Ret 7 1 1 5 2 2 2 106
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James James Davies 2 2 2 1 2 1 Ret 3 1 2 2 2 Ret 4 6 6 103
5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Sammy Jones 4 4 3 2 1 Ret 6 2 7 4 Ret 3 10 3 Ret 2 6 6 1 3 94
6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jenson Button Ret 6 6 9 4 4 3 Ret 6 6 4 6 2 Ret 2 7 7 Ret Ret 14 56
7 Flag of Germany svg.png Nick Heidfeld 3 8 Ret 6 12 6 11 4 9 8 6 8 3 5 7 10 2 16† 17 5 47
8 Flag of Australia svg.png Mark Webber 6 Ret 7 3 9 5 10 5 4 11 Ret 5 Ret 8 13 8 13† Ret 9 4 35
9 Flag of Canada svg.png Jacques Villeneuve 7 9 8 5 10 15 4 6 8 9 5 9 5 6 9 5 Ret 14 5 11 35
10 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Coulthard Ret 7 12 7 6 Ret 9 7 Ret 22† 8 7 7 9 Ret 9 9 5 Ret Ret 18
11 Flag of Spain svg.png Pedro de la Rosa 4 4 6 7 15
12 Flag of Australia svg.png Rhys Davies 9 Ret Ret 8 13 10 Ret 12 Ret 21† Ret 13 6 Ret 4 17 Ret 8 13 6 13
13 Flag of Spain svg.png Fernando Alonso 8 11 Ret 13 14 7 5 Ret 14 12 10 Ret Ret 14 8 16 10 7 10 10 10
14 Flag of Germany svg.png Ralf Schumacher 15† 10 15 Ret 8 8 8 Ret 5 13 Ret 11 Ret Ret 10 13 Ret Ret 15 8 8
15 Flag of Germany svg.png Sebastian Vettel 9 12 14 Ret Ret 13 3 9 6
16 Flag of Brazil svg.png Rubens Barrichello Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 9 12 8 Ret 7 9 12 8 Ret Ret 12 8 12 8 6
17 Flag of South Africa svg.png Adrian Zaugg Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 16 13 15 Ret 16 Ret 19† 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 9 7 15 2
18 Flag of Australia svg.png Frank Zimmer 11 14 Ret 14 15 Ret 7 13 13 14 12 14 Ret 10 12 11 Ret 10 12 17 2
19 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Robert Doornbos 12 Ret 10 Ret 16 12 16† 9 10 18 13 17 12 Ret 11 14 Ret 0
20 Flag of Japan svg.png Takuma Sato 13 Ret 9 15 17 13 15 Ret 11 10 14 16 Ret 11 15 15 11 11 Ret 13 0
21 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Rossiter 10 13 11 17 20 11 Ret 10 15 17 15 15 13 13 17 18 12 Ret 14 16 0
22 Flag of the United States svg.png Scott Speed Ret 12 Ret 12 11 14 Ret 11 12 15 11 18 0
23 Flag of France svg.png Jean-Maxime Bachot 12 0
24 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Jeroen Bleekemolen 13 0
25 Flag of Germany svg.png Adrian Sutil 14 15 14 19 19 17 14 14 Ret 19 17 Ret 15† 15 16 Ret Ret 15 16 18 0
26 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Christijan Albers Ret 16 16† 18 18 18 Ret 16 16 20 16 0
27 Flag of San Marino svg.png Andrea Acuri 16 18 19 Ret Ret 18 Ret 0
28 Flag of India svg.png Karun Chandhok Ret 19 Ret 0
29 Flag of Germany svg.png Markus Winkelhock Ret 0
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Pale Blue Withdrawn (WD)
Blank Did Not Enter (No text)
Excluded (EX)
Did not Start (DNS)
Did not Arrive (DNA)
Event cancelled (C)
Injured (INJ)
Bold denotes pole position
Italics denote fastest lap
Classification despite retirement
Race not run to scheduled distance

Constructor's Championship

Pos Constructor # BHR
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MAL
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AUS
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JPN
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SMR
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GER
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ESP
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MON
Flag of Monaco svg.png
CAN
Flag of Canada svg.png
USA
Flag of the United States svg.png
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png
EUR
Flag of Europe svg.png
FRA
Flag of France svg.png
HUN
Flag of Hungary svg.png
TUR
Flag of Turkey svg.png
ITA
Flag of Italy svg.png
BEL
Flag of Belgium svg.png
CHN
Flag of China svg.png
URU
Flag of Uruguay svg.png
BRA
Flag of Brazil svg.png
Pts
1 Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari 3 5 5 4 10 5 3 2 1 2 5 3 10 1 2 5 4 1 3 11 1 216
4 Ret 3 1 4 3 Ret 1 Ret 3 3 7 4 Ret 7 1 1 5 2 2 2
2 Flag of Germany svg.png BMW Sauber 9 7 9 8 5 10 15 4 6 8 9 5 9 5 6 9 5 Ret 14 4 11 147
10 1 1 5 11 7 2 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 1 4 1 3 3 3 1 5 Ret
3 Flag of France svg.png Renault 5 3 8 Ret 6 12 6 11 4 9 8 6 8 3 5 7 10 2 16† 17 5 103
6 Ret 6 6 9 4 4 3 Ret 6 6 4 6 2 Ret 2 7 7 Ret Ret 14
4 Flag of Japan svg.png Toyota 11 15† 10 15 Ret 8 8 8 Ret 5 13 Ret 11 Ret Ret 10 13 Ret Ret 15 8 43
12 6 Ret 7 3 9 5 10 5 4 11 Ret 5 Ret 8 13 8 13† Ret 9 4
5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Red Bull-Renault 14 Ret 7 12 7 6 Ret 9 7 Ret 22† 8 7 7 9 Ret 9 9 5 Ret Ret 20
15 12 Ret 10 Ret 16 12 16† 9 10 18 13 17 12 Ret 11 14 Ret 9 7 15
6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Williams-Honda 16 9 Ret Ret 8 13 10 Ret 12 Ret 21† Ret 13 6 Ret 4 17 Ret 8 13 6 19
17 Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 9 12 8 Ret 7 9 12 8 Ret Ret 12 8 12 8 12
7 Flag of Japan svg.png Honda 7 8 11 Ret 13 14 7 5 Ret 14 12 10 Ret Ret 14 8 16 10 7 10 10 12
8 11 14 Ret 14 15 Ret 7 13 13 14 12 14 Ret 10 12 11 Ret 10 12 17
8 Flag of Italy svg.png Toro Rosso-Ferrari 18 Ret 12 Ret 12 11 14 Ret 11 12 15 11 18 9 12 14 Ret Ret 13 3 9 6
19 Ret Ret 13 Ret Ret 16 13 15 Ret 16 Ret 19† 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 19 Ret
9 Flag of Japan svg.png Super Aguri-Honda 22 13 Ret 9 15 17 13 15 Ret 11 10 14 16 Ret 11 15 15 11 11 Ret 13 0
23 10 13 11 17 20 11 Ret 10 15 17 15 15 13 13 17 18 12 Ret 14 16
10 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Spyker-Ferrari 20 Ret 16 16† 18 18 18 Ret 16 16 20 16 Ret 13 16 18 19 Ret Ret 18 Ret 0
21 14 15 14 19 19 17 14 14 Ret 19 17 Ret 15† 15 16 Ret Ret 15 16 18
EX Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Mercedes 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 Ret 3 1 2 2 2 Ret 4 6 6 4 4 6 7 0 (212)
2 4 4 3 2 1 Ret 6 2 7 4 Ret 3 10 3 Ret 2 6 6 1 3