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The 2009 Formula One Season was the 60th Formula One season. The first Grand Prix took place on March 29 in Australia with the final Grand Prix taking place on November 1 in Abu Dhabi. 10 teams and 20 drivers entered the Championship.

On December 5, 2008, Honda announced that it was to withdraw from F1 with immediate effect. The team was put up for sale and their entry into the 2009 championship was left in doubt until an eleventh-hour buyout by former Scuderia Ferrari boss Ross Brawn. From there, the Brawn GP team was born, and existing Honda drivers, Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were retained. From the first round, the Brawn GP cars were significantly faster than their opponents, and the team won six of the first seven races, before going on to win the Constructors' World Championship. Brawn driver Jenson Button also won the Drivers' World Championship.

Teams and DriversEdit

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-24 B 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton All
United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Mercedes FO 108W 2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen All
Ferrari F60 B 3 Brazil Felipe Massa 1-10
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 056 3 Italy Luca Badoer 11-12
3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 13-17
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen All
BMW Sauber F1.09 B 5 Poland Robert Kubica All
Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW P86/9 6 Germany Nick Heidfeld All
Renault R29 B 7 Spain Fernando Alonso All
France ING Renault F1 Team
FranceRenault F1 Team
Renault RS27 8 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr 1-10
8 France Romain Grosjean 11-17
Toyota TF109 B 9 Italy Jarno Trulli All Japan Kamui Kobayashi
Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota RVX-09 10 Germany Timo Glock 1-15
10 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 16-17
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR4 B 11 France Sébastien Bourdais 1-9
Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari 056 11 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 10-17
12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi All
Red Bull-Renault RB5 B 14 Australia Mark Webber All
Austria Red Bull Racing Renault RS27 14 Germany Sebastian Vettel All
Williams-Toyota FW31 B 16 Germany Nico Rosberg All Germany Nico Hülkenberg
Spain Andy Soucek
United Kingdom AT&T Williams Toyota RVX-09 17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima All
Force India-Mercedes VJM02 B 20 Germany Adrian Sutil All Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi
United Kingdom Paul di Resta
United States JR Hildebrand
India Force India F1 Team Mercedes FO 108W 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 1-12
21 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 13-17
Brawn-Mercedes BGP 001 B 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button All
United Kingdom Brawn GP F1 Team Mercedes FO 108W 23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All

Dates Drivers ConfirmedEdit

Driver Date Confirmed Team
Jarno Trulli July 28 2006 Toyota
Kimi Räikkönen September 10 2006 Ferrari
Felipe Massa October 16 2007 Ferrari
Lewis Hamilton January 18 2008 McLaren-Mercedes
Mark Webber July 3 2008 Red Bull-Renault
Sebastian Vettel July 17 2008 Red Bull-Renault
Heikki Kovalainen July 31 2008 McLaren-Mercedes
Timo Glock August 4 2008 Toyota
Kazuki Nakajima October 2 2008 Williams-Toyota
Nico Rosberg October 2 2008 Williams-Toyota
Nick Heidfeld October 6 2008 BMW Sauber
Robert Kubica October 6 2008 BMW Sauber
Fernando Alonso November 5 2008 Renault
Nelson Piquet, Jr November 5 2008 Renault
Giancarlo Fisichella December 14 2008 Force India-Mercedes
Adrian Sutil December 14 2008 Force India-Mercedes
Sébastien Buemi January 9 2009 Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Sébastien Bourdais February 6 2009 Toro Rosso-Ferrari
Rubens Barrichello March 6 2009 Brawn-Mercedes
Jenson Button March 6 2009 Brawn-Mercedes

Car LaunchesEdit

Team Chassis Date Where
Ferrari F60 January 12 Online
Toyota TF109 January 15 Online
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-24 January 16 Woking
Renault R29 January 19 Algarve Motor Park
Williams-Toyota FW31 January 19 Algarve Motor Park
BMW Sauber F1.09 January 20 Valencia
Red Bull-Renault RB5 February 9 Jerez
Force India-Mercedes VJM02 March 1 Jerez
Brawn-Mercedes BGP 001 March 6 Silverstone
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR4 March 9 Barcelona

ScheduleEdit

Round Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Date Time
Local UTC
1 ING Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Australia Albert Park, Melbourne March 29 17:00 06:00
2 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Malaysian GP Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur April 5 17:00 09:00
3 Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai April 19 15:00 07:00
4 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir April 26 14:30 11:30
5 Gran Premio de España Spanish GP Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona May 10 14:00 12:00
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo May 24 14:00 12:00
7 Petrol Offisi Turkish Grand Prix Canadian GP Turkey Istanbul Park, Istanbul June 7 15:00 12:00
8 Santander British Grand Prix British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone June 21 13:00 12:00
9 Großer Preis von Deutschland German GP Germany Nürburgring, Nürburg July 12 14:00 12:00
10 Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest July 26 14:00 12:00
11 Grand Prix of Europe European GP Spain Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia August 23 14:00 12:00
12 ING Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa August 30 14:00 12:00
13 Gran Premio Santander d'Italia Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza September 13 14:00 12:00
14 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay September 27 20:00 12:00
15 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka October 4 15:00 06:00
16 Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo October 18 14:00 16:00
17 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi GP United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi November 1 17:00 13:00


Schedule ChangesEdit

  • The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix joins the calendar for the first time becoming the second Grand Prix in the Middle East. It will be the final Grand Prix on the calendar.
  • The Japanese Grand Prix returns to the Suzuka Circuit. It will alternate along with the Fuji Speedway every year.
  • The French Grand Prix will not be part of the schedule with the organisers stating the reason behind the decision being "economic problems". It will be the first time there has been no French Grand Prix in F1's history.
  • The Canadian Grand Prix was dropped as it was seen as financially non-viable to continue with just one Grand Prix in North America.
  • The Chinese Grand Prix was moved to April from it's usual September/October slot.

ChangesEdit

Driver ChangesEdit

Team ChangesEdit

Entered F1Edit

Exited F1Edit

Rules & RegulationsEdit

  • Along with changes to bodywork, vehicle weight and tyre size, the document includes details of a "Kinetic Energy Recovery System", or KERS. This is a regenerative brake device that is designed to recover some of the vehicle's kinetic energy that is normally dissipated as heat during braking. The recovered energy could be stored electrically, in a battery or supercapacitor, or mechanically, in a flywheel, for use as a source of additional accelerative power at the driver's discretion.
  • After being banned since 1998, slick tyres will be provided by Bridgestone in 2009.
  • There will also be a cap on team budgets starting in the 2009 season.
  • Section 3.18 of the regulations contains details of "driver adjustable bodywork". The angle of incidence of elements in a defined area forward of the front wheels can be varied by up to 6 degrees and adjusted by direct driver input. A maximum of 2 adjustments can be made on any lap.
  • Engines must now last three races as opposed to two in previous seasons.

BroadcastingEdit

  • The BBC regained coverage from ITV in the UK for the first time since 1996.
  • LaSexta won the rights from Telecinco in Spain.
  • TV7 won in Bulgaria replacing bTV.
  • ESPN Star Sports showed F1 in 24 Asian countries.
  • GlobalTV showed F1 in Indonesia.
  • RAI showed F1 in Italy.
  • In Sweden, Viasat Motor showed coverage from TV6.
  • TV3 Puls showed F1 in Denmark, replacing TV2.

TestingEdit

Test Track Date Fastest Driver Team Time
2009 Algarve Test 1 Portugal Autodromo Internacional do Algarve Jan 20-Jan 23 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:27.987
2009 Mugello Test 1 Italy Mugello Circuit Jan 20-Jan 23 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 1.23.981
2009 Valencia Test 1 Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo Jan 21-Jan 24 Germany Nick Heidfeld GermanyBMW Sauber
2009 Bahrain Test 1 Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit Feb 10-Feb 13 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari
2009 Jerez Test 1 Spain Circuito de Jerez Feb 10-Feb 13 France Sébastien Bourdais Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari
2009 Bahrain Test 2 Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit Feb 16-Feb 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari
2009 Jerez Test 2 Spain Circuito de Jerez Mar 1-Mar 5 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber
2009 Barcelona Test 1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya Mar 9-Mar 12 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes
2009 Jerez Test 3 Spain Circuito de Jerez Mar 16 - Mar 20 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom Williams-Toyota
2009 Mugello Test 2 Italy Mugello Circuit Aug 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Italy Ferrari
2009 Fiorano Test 1 Italy Fiorano Circuit Oct 12 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari
2009 Young Drivers Test Spain Circuito de Jerez Dec 1 - Dec 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-Renault
2009 Mugello Test 3 Italy Mugello Circuit Dec 16 - Dec 17 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari

Season ResultsEdit

Race resultsEdit

Round Event Report
Grid Result
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
Germany Nico Rosberg
Williams-Toyota
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
3 Italy Jarno Trulli
Toyota
1:27.706 on Lap 48
2 Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Italy Jarno Trulli
Toyota
2 Germany Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
Germany Timo Glock*
Toyota
3 Germany Timo Glock
Toyota
1:36.641 on Lap 18
3 China Chinese Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Spain Fernando Alonso
Renault
2 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
1:52.592 on Lap 42
4 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Report
Italy Jarno Trulli
Toyota
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Germany Timo Glock
Toyota
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Italy Jarno Trulli
Toyota
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
3 Italy Jarno Trulli
Toyota
1:34.556 on Lap 10
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
3 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1:22.762 on Lap 28
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
1:15.154 on Lap 50
7 Turkey Turkish Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
2 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:27.579 on Lap 40
8 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
2 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
1:20.735 on Lap 16
9 Germany German Grand Prix Report
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Spain Fernando Alonso
Renault
United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
1:33.365 on Lap 49
10 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Report
Spain Fernando Alonso
Renault
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
3 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1:21.931 on Lap 65
11 Europe European Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Finland Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren-Mercedes
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Germany Timo Glock
Toyota
Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
1:38.683 on Lap 55
12 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Report
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Force India-Mercedes
1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Italy Jarno Trulli
Toyota
2 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Force India-Mercedes
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Germany Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:47.263 on Lap 38
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Germany Adrian Sutil
Force India-Mercedes
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
Germany Adrian Sutil
Force India-Mercedes
Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
1:24.739 on Lap 36
14 Singapore Singapore Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2 Germany Timo Glock
Toyota
Spain Fernando Alonso
Renault
Germany Nico Rosberg
Williams-Toyota
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Renault
1:48.240 on Lap 53
15 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Italy Jarno Trulli
Toyota
2 Italy Jarno Trulli
Toyota
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1:32.569 on Lap 50
16 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Report
Brazil Rubens Barrichello
Brawn-Mercedes
1 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 Poland Robert Kubica
BMW Sauber
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Germany Adrian Sutil
Force India-Mercedes
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1:13.733 on Lap 25
17 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button
Brawn-Mercedes
1:40.279 on Lap 54

* Malaysian Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) was issued a 10 place grid-penalty for causing an avoidable accident involving Robert Kubica at the Australian Grand Prix and Rubens Barrichello received a 5 place grid-penalty for a gearbox change.

NotesEdit

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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
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