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2009 Formula One season

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The 2009 Formula One season was the 60th FIA Formula One World Championship season. There were ten teams signed up to compete in the championship.[1] Jenson Button became the Drivers' World Champion and Brawn GP won the Constructors' title.

2009 FIA Formula One World Championship season
Jenson Button
Champion driverJenson Button
Second driverSebastian Vettel
Third driverRubens Barrichello
Champion constructorBrawn GP
Previous season: 2008   Next season: 2010

The season is scheduled to take place over 17 rounds, and started with the Australian Grand Prix on 29 March 2009. It will end on 1 November 2009 with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which is included on the race calendar for the first time and will be held at the new Yas Marina Circuit. The French and Canadian Grands Prix, which were both included in the 2008 championship, have been dropped.

Several rule changes will be implemented by the FIA, in a bid to cut costs due to the global financial crisis and to improve the on-track spectacle. New rules governing tyres, aerodynamics and Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS), among others, are some of the biggest changes in the Formula One regulations for several decades.[2] FIA initially declared a change in deciding the World Driver's Championship, with the driver winning the most races to be declared as the champion. However, this decision was later reversed following protests from Formula One Teams Association.

Teams and driversEdit

Formula One 2009 Race CalendarEdit

Round Official Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Date Time[3]
Local UTC
1 ING Australian Grand Prix Australian GP   Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 29 March 17:00 06:00
2 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP   Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 5 April 17:00 09:00
3 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP   Shanghai International Circuit 19 April 15:00 07:00
4 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP   Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Manama 26 April 15:00 12:00
5 Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP   Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 10 May 14:00 12:00
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP   Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 24 May 14:00 12:00
7 ING Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP   Istanbul Park 7 June 15:00 12:00
8 Santander British Grand Prix British GP   Silverstone Circuit 21 June 13:00 12:00
9 Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland German GP   Nürburgring 12 July 14:00 12:00
10 ING Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP   Hungaroring, Budapest 26 July 14:00 12:00
11 Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe European GP   Valencia Street Circuit 23 August 14:00 12:00
12 ING Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 30 August 14:00 12:00
13 Gran Premio Santander d'Italia Italian GP   Autodromo Nazionale Monza 13 September 14:00 12:00
14 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP   Marina Bay Street Circuit 27 September 20:00 12:00
15 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP   Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka 4 October 14:00 05:00
16 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil Brazilian GP   Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 18 October 14:00 16:00
17 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi GP   Yas Marina Circuit 1 November 17:00 13:00

Results and standingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

Rd. Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Report
1   Australian Grand Prix   Jenson Button   Nico Rosberg   Jenson Button   Brawn-Mercedes Report
2   Malaysian Grand Prix   Jenson Button   Jenson Button   Jenson Button   Brawn-Mercedes Report
3   Chinese Grand Prix   Sebastian Vettel   Rubens Barrichello   Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault Report
4   Bahrain Grand Prix   Jarno Trulli   Jarno Trulli   Jenson Button   Brawn-Mercedes Report
5   Spanish Grand Prix   Jenson Button   Rubens Barrichello   Jenson Button   Brawn-Mercedes Report
6   Monaco Grand Prix   Jenson Button   Felipe Massa   Jenson Button   Brawn-Mercedes Report
7   Turkish Grand Prix   Sebastian Vettel   Jenson Button   Jenson Button   Brawn-Mercedes Report
8   British Grand Prix   Sebastian Vettel   Sebastian Vettel   Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault Report
9   German Grand Prix   Mark Webber   Fernando Alonso   Mark Webber   Red Bull-Renault Report
10   Hungarian Grand Prix   Fernando Alonso   Mark Webber   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes Report
11   European Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Timo Glock   Rubens Barrichello   Brawn-Mercedes Report
12   Belgian Grand Prix   Giancarlo Fisichella   Sebastian Vettel   Kimi Räikkönen   Ferrari Report
13   Italian Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Adrian Sutil   Rubens Barrichello   Brawn-Mercedes Report
14   Singapore Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Fernando Alonso   Lewis Hamilton   McLaren-Mercedes Report
15   Japanese Grand Prix   Sebastian Vettel   Mark Webber   Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault Report
16   Brazilian Grand Prix   Rubens Barrichello   Mark Webber   Mark Webber   Red Bull-Renault Report
17   Abu Dhabi Grand Prix   Lewis Hamilton   Sebastian Vettel   Sebastian Vettel   Red Bull-Renault Report

DriversEdit

Pos Driver AUS
 
MAL
 
CHN
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
TUR
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
EUR
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
SIN
 
JPN
 
BRA
 
ABU
 
Points
1   Jenson Button 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 6 5 7 7 Ret 2 5 8 5 3 95
2   Sebastian Vettel 13 15 1 2 4 Ret 3 1 2 Ret Ret 3 8 4 1 4 1 84
3   Rubens Barrichello 2 5 4 5 2 2 Ret 3 6 10 1 7 1 6 7 8 4 77
4   Mark Webber 12 6 2 11 3 5 2 2 1 3 9 9 Ret Ret 17 1 2 69.5
5   Lewis Hamilton DSQ 7 6 4 9 12 13 16 18 1 2 Ret 12 1 3 3 Ret 49
6   Kimi Räikkönen 15 14 10 6 Ret 3 9 8 Ret 2 3 1 3 10 4 6 12 48
7   Nico Rosberg 6 8 15 9 8 6 5 5 4 4 5 8 16 11 5 Ret 9 34.5
8   Jarno Trulli 3 4 Ret 3 Ret 13 4 7 17 8 13 Ret 14 12 2 Ret 7 32.5
9   Fernando Alonso 5 11 9 8 5 7 10 14 7 Ret 6 Ret 5 3 10 Ret 14 26
10   Timo Glock 4 3 7 7 10 10 8 9 9 6 14 10 11 2 DNS 24
11   Felipe Massa Ret 9 Ret 14 6 4 6 4 3 DNS 22
12   Heikki Kovalainen Ret Ret 5 12 Ret Ret 14 Ret 8 5 4 6 6 7 11 12 11 22
13   Nick Heidfeld 10 2 12 19 7 11 11 15 10 11 11 5 7 Ret 6 Ret 5 19
14   Robert Kubica 14 Ret 13 18 11 Ret 7 13 14 13 8 4 Ret 8 9 2 10 17
15   Giancarlo Fisichella 11 18 14 15 14 9 Ret 10 11 14 12 2 9 13 12 10 16 8
16   Sébastien Buemi 7 16 8 17 Ret Ret 15 18 16 16 Ret 12 13 Ret Ret 7 8 6
17   Adrian Sutil 9 17 17 16 Ret 14 17 17 15 Ret 10 11 4 Ret 13 Ret 17 5
18   Kamui Kobayashi PO 9 6 3
19   Sébastien Bourdais 8 10 11 13 Ret 8 18 Ret Ret 2
20   Kazuki Nakajima Ret 12 Ret Ret 13 15 12 11 12 9 18 13 10 9 15 Ret 13 0
21   Nelson Piquet, Jr. Ret 13 16 10 12 Ret 16 12 13 12 0
22   Vitantonio Liuzzi Ret 14 14 11 15 0
23   Romain Grosjean 15 Ret 15 Ret 16 13 18 0
24   Jaime Alguersuari 15 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 0
25   Luca Badoer 17 14 0
Pos Driver AUS
 
MAL
 
CHN
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
TUR
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
EUR
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
SIN
 
JPN
 
BRA
 
ABU
 
Points
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)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest lap

Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
Half points were awarded at the Malaysian as less than 75% of the scheduled distance was completed.

ConstructorsEdit

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
 
MAL
 
CHN
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
TUR
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
EUR
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
SIN
 
JPN
 
BRA
 
ABU
 
Points
1   Brawn-Mercedes 22 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 6 5 7 7 Ret 2 5 8 5 3 172
23 2 5 4 5 2 2 Ret 3 6 10 1 7 1 6 7 8 4
2   Red Bull-Renault 14 12 6 2 11 3 5 2 2 1 3 9 9 Ret Ret 17 1 2 153.5
15 13 15 1 2 4 Ret 3 1 2 Ret Ret 3 8 4 1 4 1
3   McLaren-Mercedes 1 DSQ 7 6 4 9 12 13 16 18 1 2 Ret 12 1 3 3 Ret 71
2 Ret Ret 5 12 Ret Ret 14 Ret 8 5 4 6 6 7 11 12 11
4   Ferrari 3 Ret 9 Ret 14 6 4 6 4 3 DNS 17 14 9 13 12 10 16 70
4 15 14 10 6 Ret 3 9 8 Ret 2 3 1 3 10 4 6 12
5   Toyota 9 3 4 Ret 3 Ret 13 4 7 17 8 13 Ret 14 12 2 Ret 7 59.5
10 4 3 7 7 10 10 8 9 9 6 14 10 11 2 DNS 9 6
6   BMW Sauber 5 14 Ret 13 18 11 Ret 7 13 14 13 8 4 Ret 8 9 2 10 36
6 10 2 12 19 7 11 11 15 10 11 11 5 7 Ret 6 Ret 5
7   Williams-Toyota 16 6 8 15 9 8 6 5 5 4 4 5 8 16 11 5 Ret 9 34.5
17 Ret 12 Ret Ret 13 15 12 11 12 9 18 13 10 9 15 Ret 13
8   Renault 7 5 11 9 8 5 7 10 14 7 Ret 6 Ret 5 3 10 Ret 14 26
8 Ret 13 16 10 12 Ret 16 12 13 12 15 Ret 15 Ret 16 13 18
9   Force India-Mercedes 20 9 17 17 16 Ret 14 17 17 15 Ret 10 11 4 Ret 13 Ret 17 13
21 11 18 14 15 14 9 Ret 10 11 14 12 2 Ret 14 14 11 15
10   Toro Rosso-Ferrari 11 8 10 11 13 Ret 8 18 Ret Ret 15 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 8
12 7 16 8 17 Ret Ret 15 18 16 16 Ret 12 13 Ret Ret 7 8
Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
 
MAL
 
CHN
 
BHR
 
ESP
 
MON
 
TUR
 
GBR
 
GER
 
HUN
 
EUR
 
BEL
 
ITA
 
SIN
 
JPN
 
BRA
 
ABU
 
Points
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)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest lap

ReferencesEdit

  1. FOTA. "FOTA Press Release". Press release. http://www.mclaren.com/latestnews/mclaren-news.php?article=220. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  2. "Newey: Biggest rule changes since 1983". planet-F1.com. 2009-02-09.
  3. "2009 FIA Formula One World Championship – Circuit and Lap Information". FIA. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2009-03-17.

Other websitesEdit