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The 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (officially the 2009 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) was the seventeenth and final round of the 2009 Formula One Season. It was the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and it was also the sport's first ever day to night race. It was held between October 30 and November 1, 2009.

The race was won by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, ahead of his team-mate Mark Webber and Brawn GP's Jenson Button.

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Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes FO 108W B
2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes FO 108W B
3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F60 Ferrari 056 B
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F60 Ferrari 056 B
5 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW P86/9 B
6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW P86/9 B
7 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault F1 Team Renault R29 Renault RS27 B
8 France Romain Grosjean France Renault F1 Team Renault R29 Renault RS27 B
9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 B
10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 B
11 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 B
12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 B
14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 B
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 B
16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW31 Toyota RVX-09 B
17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW31 Toyota RVX-09 B
20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W B
21 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W B
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W B
23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W B

Practice OverviewEdit

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Practice ResultsEdit

QualifyingEdit

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Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Grid
1 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:39.873 1:39.695 1:40.948 1
2 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:40.666 1:39.984 1:41.615 2
3 14 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:40.667 1:40.272 1:41.726 3
4 23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:40.574 1:40.421 1:41.786 4
5 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:40.378 1:40.148 1:41.892 5
6 9 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:40.517 1:40.373 1:41.897 6
7 5 Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:40.520 1:40.545 1:41.992 7
8 6 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:40.558 1:40.635 1:42.343 8
9 16 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:40.842 1:40.661 1:42.583 9
10 12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:40.908 1:40.430 1:42.713 10
11 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:41.100 1:40.726 11
12 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Toyota 1:41.035 1:40.777 12
13 2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:40.808 1:40.983 18
14 17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:41.096 1:41.148 13
15 11 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:41.503 1:41.689 14
16 7 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:41.667 15
17 21 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:41.701 16
18 20 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:41.863 17
19 8 France Romain Grosjean Renault 1:41.950 19
20 3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari 1:42.184 20

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 2
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 2 3 ______________
Mark Webber 4
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 3 5 ______________
Jenson Button 6
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 4 7 ______________
Robert Kubica 8
______________ Nick Heidfeld
Row 5 9 ______________
Nico Rosberg 10
______________ Sébastien Buemi
Row 6 11 ______________
Kimi Raikkonen 12
______________ Kamui Kobayashi
Row 7 13 ______________
Heikki Kovalainen 14
______________ Kazuki Nakajima
Row 8 15 ______________
Jaime Alguersauri 16
______________ Fernando Alonso
Row 9 17 ______________
Vitantonio Liuzzi 18
______________ Adrian Sutil
Row 10 19 ______________
Romain Grosjean 20
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 55 1:34:03.414 2 10
2 14 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 55 +17.857 3 8
3 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 55 +18.467 5 6
4 23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 55 +22.735 4 5
5 6 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 55 +26.253 8 4
6 10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Toyota 55 +28.343 12 3
7 9 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 55 +34.366 6 2
8 12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 +41.294 10 1
9 16 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 55 +45.941 9
10 5 Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 55 +48.180 7
11 2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 55 +52.798 18
12 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 55 +54.317 11
13 17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 55 +59.839 13
14 7 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 55 +1:09.687 15
15 21 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 55 +1:34.450 16
16 3‡ Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari 54 +1 Lap 20
17 20 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 54 +1 Lap 17
18 8 France Romain Grosjean Renault 54 +1 Lap 19
Ret 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 19 Brakes 1
Ret 11 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17 Gearbox 14

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button 95
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 84
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 77
4 Australia Mark Webber 69.5 ▲2
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 49 ▼1
6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 48 ▼1
7 Germany Nico Rosberg 34.5 ▲1
8 Italy Jarno Trulli 32.5 ▼1
9 Spain Fernando Alonso 26
10 Germany Timo Glock 24 ▲2
11 Brazil Felipe Massa 22 ▼1
12 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 22 ▼1
13 Germany Nick Heidfeld 19
14 Poland Robert Kubica 17
15 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 8
16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 6
17 Germany Adrian Sutil 5
18 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 3
19 France Sébastien Bourdais 2
20 Japan Kazuki Nakajima 0
21 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. 0
22 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 0
23 France Romain Grosjean 0 ▲1
24 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 0 ▼1
24 Italy Luca Badoer 0
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 172
2 Austria Red Bull-Renault 153.5
3 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 71
4 Italy Ferrari 70
5 Japan Toyota 59.5
6 Germany BMW Sauber 36
7 United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 34.5
8 France Renault 26
9 India Force India-Mercedes 13
10 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 8

NotesEdit

V T E 2009 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Ferrari • BMW Sauber • Renault • Toyota • Toro Rosso • Red Bull • Williams • Force India • Brawn
Engines BMW • Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault • Toyota
Drivers Hamilton • 2 Kovalainen • 3 Massa • 3 Badoer • 3 Fisichella • 4 Räikkönen • 5 Kubica • 6 Heidfeld • 7 Alonso • 8 Piquet • 8 Grosjean • 9 Trulli • 10 Glock • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Bourdais • 11 Alguersuari • 12 Buemi • 14 Webber • 15 Vettel • 16 Rosberg • 17 Nakajima • 20 Sutil • 21 Fisichella • 21 Liuzzi • 22 Button • 23 Barrichello
Other Drivers De la Rosa • Paffett • Turvey • Gené • Schumacher • Bianchi • Lopez • Zampieri • Zipoli • Klien • Rossi • Gutiérrez • Baguette • Di Grassi • Tung • Hartley • Coulthard • Ricciardo • Hülkenberg • Soucek • Di Resta • Hildebrand • Davidson • Wurz • Conway • Ericsson
Cars Brawn BGP 001 • Red Bull RB5 • McLaren MP4-24 • Ferrari F60 • Toyota TF109 • BMW Sauber F1.09 • Williams FW31 • Renault R29 • Force India VJM02 • Toro Rosso STR4
Tyres Bridgestone
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Turkey • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Europe • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Algarve: 1 • Mugello: 1 • 2 • 3 • Valencia: 1 • Bahrain: 1 • 2 • Jerez: 1 • 2 • 3 • Young Driver Test • Barcelona: 1 • Fiorano: 1
See also 2008 Formula One Season • 2010 Formula One Season • Category
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Circuits Yas Marina Circuit (2009–present)
Circuit Yas-Island
Races 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017
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