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The 2009 Bahrain Grand Prix (officially VI Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix) was race number 4 of the 2009 Formula One Season. It took place at the Bahrain International Circuit on April 26 2009. The race was won by Brawn-Mercedes driver Jenson Button with Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull-Renault in second and Jarno Trulli of Toyota in third.

BackgroundEdit

Going into the Bahrain round, Jenson Button driving in a Brawn GP car was leading the Driver's Championship by 6 points from his Brazilian team-mate Rubens Barrichello while Sebastian Vettel and Timo Glock was a further 5 points behind the Brazilian driver. In the Constructor standings Brawn-Mercedes had a 16 and a half points point ahead of the Red Bull-Renault. Toyota was the other team that was in double figures after 3 rounds. VJM02 had a revised floor and diffuser that was introduced at Bahrain. They also had a upgraded front wing and reprofiled side-pods.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 2009 Bahrain 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 Brazil Felipe Massa 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 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France Renault F1 Team Renault R29 Renault RS27 B
9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 B
10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 B
11 France Sébastien Bourdais 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 Giancarlo Fisichella 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

Practice ResultsEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Jarno Trulli 2
______________ Timo Glock
Row 2 3 ______________
Sebastian Vettel 4
______________ Jenson Button
Row 3 5 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 6
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 4 7 ______________
Fernando Alonso 8
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 5 9 ______________
Nico Rosberg 10
______________ Kimi Räikkönen
Row 6 11 ______________
Heikki Kovalainen 12
______________ Kazuki Nakajima
Row 7 13 ______________
Robert Kubica 14
______________ Nick Heidfeld
Row 8 15 ______________
Nelson Piquet, Jr. 16
______________ Sébastien Buemi
Row 9 17 ______________
Giancarlo Fisichella 18
______________ Mark Webber
Row 10 19 ______________
Adrian Sutil* 20
______________ Sébastien Bourdais

* Adrian Sutil was issued a 3 place grid-penalty for impeding Mark Webber during qualifying.

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 57 1:31:48.182 4 10
2 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 57 +7.187 3 8
3 9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 57 +9.170 1 6
4 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 57 +22.096 5 5
5 23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 57 +37.779 6 4
6 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 57 +42.057 10 3
7 10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Toyota 57 +42.880 2 2
8 7 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 57 +52.775 7 1
9 16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 57 +58.198 9
10 8 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France Renault 57 +1:05.149 15
11 14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 57 +1:07.641 18
12 2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 57 +1:17.824 11
13 11 France Sébastien Bourdais Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 57 +1:18.805 20
14 3 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 8
15 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India-Mercedes 56 +1 Lap 17
16 20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 56 +1 Lap 19
17 12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 56 +1 Lap 16
18 5 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 56 +1 Lap 13
19 6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 56 +1 Lap 14
Ret 17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 48 Oil pressure 12

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

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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
Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix
Circuits Bahrain International Circuit (2004–present)
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