2007 ChampCar Driver Rankings...................

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Who will win the Vanderbilt Cup for 2007?

Sebastien Bourdais, NHL Racing
2
50%
Justin Wilson, RuSport Racing
0
No votes
Paul Tracy, Forsythe Champ. Racing
0
No votes
Alex Tagliani, Rocketsports
0
No votes
none of the above
1
25%
none of the above
1
25%
 
Total votes: 4

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2007 ChampCar Driver Rankings...................

Post by mlittle » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:27 pm

Unlike in the IRL, where one could at least look at last year's stats and come up with at least a plausible preseason driver ranking, the 2007 ChampCar season is set to begin as the 2003 season began, i.e. a season in which one driver is set to dominate while there are plenty of surprises scattered abouts the grid..... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Without further ado, here are the top-10 going into the season opener in Las Vegas................
1} Sebastien Bourdais
2} Justin Wilson
3} Paul Tracy
4} Will Power
5} Alex Tagliani
6} Graham Rahal*
7} Mario Dominguez
8} Bruno Junquiera
9} Neel Jani*
10} Dan Clarke
*--denotes rookie


.......and's here why the list is as it appears............
1} unless anyone knocks him off the top step of the podium and is consistant, all expectations are that, come late 2007, Sebastien Bourdais will win his 4th consecutive Vanderbilt Cup
2} if SeaBass should stumble, then any of the next 3(Wilson, Tracy and Power) could make a challenge; Wilson has been the most consistent of the three, while Tracy comes off a winless 2006. Power, 2006 rookie of the year, comes into the year as a legitimate challenger to the Vanderbilt Cup
3} the darkhorse on this list is, without question, Bruno Junquiera. After having a subpar 2006(following a disasterous 2005), talk in the ChampCar paddock is that Junky is driving for his career in 2007. He'll assume the mantle of lead driver w/Dale Coyne Racing, a team that prior to this year was considered ChampCar's version of the former Minardi F1 team. With everyone on equal footing, though.........could he return to the front of the grid?

And now, my predictions for awards in 2007.............
Vanderbilt Cup champion} Sebastien Bourdais
Rookie of the Year} Graham Rahal
Darkhorse Driver} Bruno Junquiera

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Post by mlittle » Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:33 am

Driver rankings(top-10) going into the season-opener in Sin City, USA(a/k/a Las Vegas).......

1st} Sebastien Bourdais...............................10 pts
2nd} Justin Wilson.........................................9 pts
3rd} Paul Tracy.............................................8 pts
4th} Will Power..............................................7 pts
5th} Alex Tagliani..........................................6 pts
6th} Graham Rahal........................................5 pts
7th} Mario Dominguez....................................4 pts
8th} Bruno Junquiera.....................................3 pts
9th} Neel Jani................................................2 pts
10th} Dan Clarke...........................................1 pt
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Post by mlittle » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:58 pm

Driver rankings following Las Vegas(top-10+)..................

1st} Will Power.............................................17 pts(+3)
2nd} Paul Tracy............................................16 pts(+1)
3rd} Alex Tagliani.........................................13 pts(+2)
4th} Sebastien Bourdais................................10 pts(-3)
t-5th}[5]Justin Wilson.....................................9 pts(-3)
t-5th}[6]Robert Doornbos...............................9 pts(nr)
7th} Bruno Junquiera.....................................7 pts(+1)
t-8th}[8]Mario Dominguez..............................6 pts(-1)
t-8th}[9]Tristan Gommendy............................6 pts(nr)
t-10th}[10]Graham Rahal...............................5 pts(-4)
t-10th}[11]Katherine Legge............................5 pts(nr)

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Post by mlittle » Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:03 am

Updated driver standings following Long Beach...............

1st} Will Power......................................25 pts(nc)
2nd} Sebastien Bourdais........................20 pts(+2)
3rd} Alex Tagliani..................................19 pts(nc)
t-4th}[4]Paul Tracy................................16 pts(-2)
t-4th}[5]Justin Wilson.............................16 pts(nc)
6th} Bruno Junquiera..............................12 pts(+1)
7th} Robert Doornbos.............................11 pts(-1)
8th} Oriol Servia......................................9 pts(nr)
9th} Graham Rahal..................................8 pts(+1)
10th} Neel Jani........................................7 pts(nr)

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Post by RE30B#16 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:42 pm

My predictions for 2007 CCWS champ: SeaBass [especially now with Tracy out for 2 months]

His main title challenger(s) will be: Will Power, Justin Wilson, Alex Tagliani, and Paul Tracy (if he can recover quickly and win a few)

Rookie of the year: Robert Doornbos

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Post by mlittle » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:13 am

Updated driver rankings following Houston....................

1st} Sebastien Bourdais.................................30 pts(+1)
2nd} Will Power.............................................25 pts(-1)
3rd} Alex Tagliani..........................................21 pts(nc)
t-4th}[4]Justin Wilson.....................................17 pts(+1)
t-4th}[5]Graham Rahal...................................17 pts(+4)
t-4th}[6]Robert Doornbos...............................17 pts(+1)
t-7th}[7]Paul Tracy........................................16 pts(-3)
t-7th}[8]Bruno Junquiera................................16 pts(-2)
t-7th}[9]Oriol Servia......................................16 pts(-1)
10th} Mario Dominguez..................................11 pts(nr)

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Post by mlittle » Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:43 pm

Updated driver rankings following Portland..............

1st} Sebastien Bourdais..................................40 pts(nc)
2nd} Will Power..............................................32 pts(nc)
t-3rd}[3]Alex Tagliani......................................27 pts(nc)
t-3rd}[4]Robert Doornbos................................27 pts(+2)
5th} Justin Wilson............................................26 pts(-1)
6th} Graham Rahal..........................................19 pts(-1)
7th} Paul Tracy................................................17 pts(nc)
t-8th}[8]Bruno Junquiera..................................16 pts(nc)
t-8th}[9]Oriol Servia........................................16 pts(nc)
10th} Mario Dominguez....................................11 pts(nc)

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Post by mlittle » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:09 am

Updated top-10+ driver rankings following Cleveland...............

1st} Sebastien Bourdais.................................40 pts(nc)
2nd} Robert Doornbos...................................36 pts(+2)
t-3rd}[3]Will Power........................................33 pts(-1)
t-3rd}[4]Justin Wilson.....................................33 pts(+1)
5th} Alex Tagliani...........................................32 pts(-2)
6th} Paul Tracy..............................................27 pts(+1)
7th} Graham Rahal.........................................22 pts(-1)
8th} Oriol Servia.............................................20 pts(+1)
9th} Bruno Junquiera.......................................16 pts(-1)
t-10th}[10]Neel Jani.........................................15 pts(nr)
t-10th}[11]Simon Pagenaud..............................15 pts(nr)

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Post by mlittle » Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:40 am

Updated top-10 driver rankings following Mt. Tremblant...............

1st} Sebastien Bourdais......................................49 pts(nc)
2nd} Robert Doornbos........................................46 pts(nc)
3rd} Will Power..................................................41 pts(nc)
4th} Justin Wilson...............................................39 pts(nc)
5th} Alex Tagliani...............................................35 pts(nc)
6th} Paul Tracy..................................................27 pts(nc)
7th} Graham Rahal.............................................26 pts(nc)
t-8th}[8]Oriol Servia...........................................22 pts(nc)
t-8th}[9]Simon Pagenaud....................................22 pts(+2)
10th} Neel Jani...................................................20 pts(nc)

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Post by mlittle » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:54 am

Updated top-10 driver rankings following Toronto....................

t-1st}[1]Robert Doornbos....................................51 pts(+1)
t-1st}[2]Will Power..............................................51 pts(+1)
t-1st}[3]Sebastien Bourdais.................................51 pts(-2)
4th} Justin Wilson................................................47 pts(nc)
5th} Alex Tagliani................................................38 pts(nc)
t-6th}[6]Neel Jani................................................29 pts(+4)
t-6th}[7]Simon Pagenaud.....................................29 pts(+2)
8th} Paul Tracy...................................................27 pts(-2)
9th} Graham Rahal..............................................26 pts(-2)
10th} Oriol Servia................................................23 pts(-2)

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Post by mlittle » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:58 am

Updated top-10 driver rankings following Edmonton.................................

1st} Sebastien Bourdais.................................61 pts(+2)
2nd} Justin Wilson.........................................56 pts(+2)
t-3rd}[3]Robert Doornbos..............................51 pts(-2)
t-3rd}[4]Will Power........................................51 pts(-2)
5th} Alex Tagliani..........................................38 pts(nc)
6th} Simon Pagenaud....................................36 pts(+1)
7th} Graham Rahal........................................34 pts(+2)
8th} Paul Tracy.............................................33 pts(nc)
9th} Neel Jani................................................31 pts(-3)
10th} Oriol Servia..........................................28 pts(nc)

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Post by mlittle » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:33 am

Top-10 driver rankings following San Jose..................

1st} Sebastien Bourdais........................................67 pts(nc)
2nd} Robert Doornbos..........................................61 pts(+1)
3rd} Will Power....................................................58 pts(+1)
4th} Justin Wilson.................................................56 pts(-3)
5th} Neel Jani......................................................40 pts(+3)
6th} Graham Rahal..............................................39 pts(+1)
7th} Alex Tagliani.................................................38 pts(-2)
8th} Simon Pagenaud...........................................37 pts(-2)
9th} Oriol Servia..................................................36 pts(+1)
10th} Paul Tracy..................................................33 pts(-2)

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Post by mlittle » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:45 am

Mid-Season(calendar-wise) ChampCar Driver Rankings.........................

Granted, the ChampCar mid-season driver rankings are a tad bit late, but here they are in all their glory................after factoring in wins, poles, laps/miles completed, starts/finishes, originality of excuses, etc. :wink: :lol: :lol: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

1st}Sebastien Bourdais........................................76 pts
t-2nd}[2]Robert Doornbos....................................68 pts
t-2nd}[3]Will Power.............................................68 pts
4th} Justin Wilson................................................64 pts
5th} Neel Jani......................................................44 pts
6th} Simon Pagenaud...........................................43 pts
7th} Oriol Servia..................................................41 pts
8th} Alex Tagliani.................................................40 pts
9th} Graham Rahal...............................................39 pts
10th} Paul Tracy...................................................34 pts
11th} Bruno Junquiera...........................................30 pts
12th} Tristan Gommendy.......................................16 pts
13th} Mario Dominguez..........................................11 pts
14th} Ryan Dalziel.................................................10 pts
15th} Dan Clarke...................................................9 pts
16th} Katherine Legge............................................6 pts
t-17th}[17]Jan Heylen.............................................3 pts
t-17th}[18]Alex Figge.............................................3 pts
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Post by mlittle » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:37 am

Updated top-10 driver rankings following "the Bourdais Whoop-a#% Tour" at Kettle Moraine.................

1st} Sebastien Bourdais......................................86 pts(nc)
t-2nd}[2]Robert Doornbos..................................68 pts(nc)
t-2nd}[3]Will Power............................................68 pts(nc)
4th} Justin Wilson...............................................67 pts(nc)
5th} Oriol Servia................................................48 pts(+2)
6th} Graham Rahal.............................................47 pts(+3)
7th} Alex Tagliani...............................................46 pts(+1)
8th} Neel Jani.....................................................45 pts(-3)
9th} Simon Pagenaud..........................................43 pts(-3)
10th} Paul Tracy.................................................34 pts(nc)

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Post by mlittle » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:04 am

Top-10 driver rankings following the first leg of the European swing..........


1st} Sebastien Bourdais................................96 pts(nc)
2nd} Will Power............................................75 pts(+1)
3rd} Justin Wilson.........................................73 pts(+1)
4th} Robert Doornbos...................................72 pts(-2)
5th} Graham Rahal.......................................55 pts(+1)
6th} Oriol Servia...........................................53 pts(-1)
t-7th}[7]Neel Jani..........................................48 pts(+1)
t-7th}[8]Alex Tagliani....................................48 pts(-1)
9th} Simon Pagenaud....................................43 pts(nc)
10th} Bruno Junquiera...................................41 pts(nr)

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