2009 Season


The 2009 Formula One season was the 60th to take place. The season consisted of 17 rounds starting on the 29th March with the Australian Grand Prix to the 1st November at the Abu Dhabi grand prix. 20 teams started the grid in Australia, the only team change was Honda becoming Brawn GP. Jenson Button clinched the Driver's championship at the Brazilian Grand Prix, with Brawn GP also clinching the constructors title.

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[edit] Drivers

McLaren

Lewis Hamilton
Heikki Kovalainen

Ferrari

Felipe Massa/Luca Badoer/Giancarlo Fisichella
Kimi Raikkonen

BMW

Robert Kubica
Nick Heidfeld

Renault

Fernando Alonso
Nelson Piquet, Jr/Romain Grosjean

Toyota

Jarno Trulli
Timo Glock/Kamui Kobayashi

Toro Rosso

Sebastien Bourdais/Jaime Alguersuari
Sebastien Buemi

Red Bull

Mark Webber
Sebastian Vettel

Williams

Nico Rosberg
Kazuki Nakajima

Force India

Adrian Sutil
Giancarlo Fisichella/Vitantonio Liuzzi

Brawn GP

Jenson Button
Rubens Barrichello

[edit] Drivers Championship

Driver Points Earned
Jenson Button (World Champion) 95
Sebastian Vettel 84
Rubens Barrichello 77
Mark Webber 69.5
Lewis Hamilton 49
Kimi Raikkonen 48
Nico Rosberg 34.5
Jarno Trulli 32.5
Fernando Alonso 26
Timo Glock 24
Felipe Massa 22
Heikki Kovalainen 22
Nick Heidfeld 19
Nico Rosberg 17
Giancarlo Fisichella 8
Sebastien Buemi 6
Adrian Sutil 5
Kamui Kobayashi 3
Sebastien Bourdais 2


[edit] Constructors Championship

Team Points Earned
Brawn (Constructors Champion) 172
Red Bull 153.5
McLaren 71
Ferrari 70
Toyota 59.5
BMW 36
Williams 34.5
Renault 26
Force India 13
Toro Rosso 8

[edit] Race Calendar

Round Grand Prix Track Name Winner
1 Australian Grand Prix Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit Jenson Button
2 Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit Jenson Button
3 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit Sebastian Vettel
4 Bahrian Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit Jenson Button
5 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya Jenson Button
6 Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco Jenson Button
7 Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park Jenson Button
8 British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit Sebastian Vettel
9 German Grand Prix Nürburgring Mark Webber
10 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring Lewis Hamilton
11 European Grand Prix Valencia Street Circuit Rubens Barrichello
12 Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Kimi Raikkonen
13 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza Rubens Barrichello
14 Singapore Grand Prix Marina Bay Street Circuit Lewis Hamilton
15 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Circuit Sebastian Vettel
16 Brazilian Grand Prix Autódromo José Carlos Pace Mark Webber
17 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina Circuit‡ Sebastian Vettel


[edit] Driver Changes

Sebastien Bourdais was replaced by Jaimie Alguersuari after a string of disappointing results at Toro Rosso. Nelson Piquet Jr. was dropped for the European grand prix and it has been announced that Romain Grosjean will replaced him at Renault.

After the injury of Felipe Massa it was announced that Michael Schumacer would make a comeback, but a persistent neck injury ruled him out.


[edit] KERS

At the start of the season there was alot of hope for the new 'speed boost' system but at the moment only Ferrari and McLaren are using it. BMW, the main backers of this dropped it after a few races. At the moment plans are to scrap it for the 2010 Season.

Last edited by The Rock 13 on 7 November 2009 at 07:00
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