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2009 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Index: Races by country | Races by season
Jenson Button, the 2009 World Champion, driving for Brawn GP
Sebastian Vettel came in second place, behind Jenson Button by eleven points, driving for Red Bull.
Button's teammate Rubens Barrichello, seen driving the Brawn BGP 001 at Barcelona, finished third in the Championship

The 2009 Formula One season was the 60th FIA Formula One World Championship season. The season took place over 17 rounds, and started with the Australian Grand Prix on 29 March 2009. It ended on 1 November 2009 with the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Jenson Button and Brawn GP secured the driver and constructor titles respectively in the Brazilian Grand Prix, the penultimate race of the season. It was both Button and Brawn's first Championship success, Brawn becoming the first team to win the Constructors Championship in their debut season.[1] Button was the tenth British driver to win the championship, and following Lewis Hamilton's success in 2008 it was the first time the Championship had been won by English drivers in consecutive seasons, and the first time since Graham Hill (1968) and Jackie Stewart (1969) that consecutive championships have been won by British drivers.[2]

Ten teams participated in the Championship after several rule changes were implemented by the FIA to cut costs to try and minimise the effect of the global financial crisis. There were further changes to try to improve the on-track spectacle with the return of slick tyres, changes to aerodynamics and the introduction of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) presenting some of the biggest changes in Formula One regulations for several decades.[3]

The Brawn team, formerly Honda, won six of the first seven races, their ability to make the most of the new regulations being a deciding factor in the Championship as other teams caught up in the second half of an unpredictable season.[4]

This was the first time since 2005 that all the teams had scored World Championship points.

Contents

Background

FIA President Max Mosley announced dramatic rule changes for the 2009 season in a bid to improve the spectacle of the sport as well as implementing cost-cutting measures. These measures were not sufficient to prevent the withdrawal of the the Honda team, who announced in December 2008 they would be leaving Formula One with immediate effect.[5][6] After a Winter of uncertainty, it was confirmed on 5 March 2009 that the team would compete in the 2009 season as Brawn GP, with Mercedes engines, following a management buy-out, and would retain the services of both Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello as drivers.[7]

The Drivers' World Championship would be decided in the traditional manner of points scored after Bernie Ecclestone's idea that the driver who won the most races be declared as the champion[8] was scrapped following protests from the Formula One Teams Association. The teams were less succesful in their attempts to have the French and Candian Grands Prix kept on the calendar, both being dropped with the season closing at the new Abu Dhabi venue.

The first multi-team testing session took place at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona in November 2008, two weeks after the end of previous season.[9] All teams, except Toyota, took part in the testing session where some teams tested their new aerodynamics package and slick tyres.[10] The new look cars did not suit everyone's taste, with BMW Sauber's test driver, Christian Klien, labelling the car the ugliest car he'd ever seen.[11].

On 9 March, testing at Barcelona featured for the first time Brawn GP, a new team formed over the winter after Honda withdrew from the sport. The new team, led by Ross Brawn, made an immediate impact by leading the times early in the day. This was the first test in which all teams used their 2009 cars. BMW Sauber led the times while Brawn GP finished fourth.[12] On day three, Brawn GP's Jenson Button was fastest by just over one second to Ferrari's Felipe Massa[13] while Button's teammate Rubens Barrichello went even faster the next day. At the other end of the timing sheets, reigning Champion Lewis Hamilton's McLaren team were struggling to adapt to the new regulations, often 1.5 seconds off the pace.[14] Massa stated he had never seen McLaren so far behind.[15]

The controversial diffuser of the TF109 at Circuit de Catalunya

A major source of controversy throughout the winter season were the rear diffusers. Three teams – Toyota, Williams and Brawn GP – launched their cars with a diffuser that uses the rear crash structure in order to generate additional downforce.[16] These designs were quickly protested, and just days after the cars were unveiled, rival teams asked the FIA for a clarification on the matter.[17]

On the Wednesday of the season opening race in Australia, an official complaint was launched by the seven other teams against the rear diffusers of the Williams FW31, Toyota TF109 and the Brawn BGP 001 saying that they were illegal.[18]. The FIA scrutineers disagreed, declaring the cars legal.[19] The other six teams filed an appeal which was heard on 14 April 2009 – the week prior to round three of the championship, the Chinese Grand Prix.[20]

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New car launches

Constructor Chassis Launch date Launch location
Ferrari F60 January 12[21] Mugello, Italy
Toyota TF109 January 15[22] Online [23]
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-24 January 16[24] Woking, United Kingdom
Renault R29 January 19[25] Portimão, Portugal
Williams-Toyota FW31 January 19[26] Portimão, Portugal
BMW Sauber F1.09 January 20[22] Valencia, Spain
Red Bull-Renault RB5 February 9[27] Circuito de Jerez, Spain
Force India-Mercedes VJM02 March 1[28] Circuito de Jerez, Spain
Brawn-Mercedes BGP 001 March 6[29] Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR4 March 9[30] Circuit de Catalunya, Spain

Report

The season was split into two halves, with the newly-formed Brawn GP dominating the first half of the season with successive wins, partially due to the team's double diffuser design, while the latter half saw an improved showing from Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren as they adapted to the new regulations. Jenson Button was able to capitalise on Brawn's advantage in the early rounds winning six of the first seven races, to give him his first World Championship. Sebastian Vettel and Button's team-mate Rubens Barrichello were his main challengers over the season, winning six races between them to finish in second and third respectively.

Button won in Australia giving the newly formed Brawn GP their first win on their debut. He went on to win six out of the first seven races.

Button won the season opening Australian race, with team-mate Rubens Barrichello in second, giving the team a 1–2 on its début. Red Bull's Vettel had been running in second until he collided with BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica. The accident meant the race finished behind the Safety Car, with Toyota's Jarno Trulli eventually classified third despite McLaren Mercedes false protest he had overtaken Lewis Hamilton illegally.[31] Reigning champion Hamilton was disqualified from the Australian race for lying to the stewards and at the following Malaysian Grand Prix was the centre of attention, with reports he was on the verge of quitting.[32] There was further intrigue away from the race track as the FIA deemed the controversial double diffusers used by Brawn, Williams and Toyota legal.[33]. The race was equally dramatic, being stopped because of monsoon-like conditions, meaning only half points were awarded for only the fifth time in F1 history. Button mastered the changing conditions for his second win.[34]. The Chinese race also took place in wet conditions, this time Vettel lead team-mate Mark Webber home to the team's first ever win ahead of the two Brawns. A return to dry conditions in the following four races allowed Button to re-assert his authority, winning in Bahrain, Spain, Monaco and Turkey. Button had opened up a 26 point lead on his teammate with Vettel, who crashed out in Monaco and made a mistake while leading in Turkey, a further six points behind.

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull ate away at Brawn's advantage during the mid part of the season

The British Grand Prix was seen as a turning point, being dominated by Red Bull with Vettel leading home Webber, in dry conditions. Button was not on the podium for the first time this season, finishing sixth. Red Bull also dominated the following German Grand Prix with Webber taking his first pole, and going on to win the race, despite being given a drive through penalty. Ferrari were also showing signs of improvement, Felipe Massa finishing third in what would be his final race of the season. He was hospitalised after being hit on the helmet by a flying spring when he was travelling at 162 mph in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.[35] The accident overshadowed the race which was won by Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari announced Massa would be replaced by test driver Luca Badoer, after a proposed comeback by seven time World Champion Michael Schumacher was called off due to a neck injury.[36] Giancarlo Fisichella in-turn replaced the disappointing Badoer after a remarkable second place at Spa for Force India.

Force India and McLaren both came from the midfield to the points in 2009

The European Grand Prix in Valencia and Belgian Grand Prix provided first wins of the season for Rubens Barrichello and Kimi Räikkönen respectively as Button's title charge was undermined by poor qualifying performances. Brawn briefly returned to form in Italy, with Barrichello leading home the team's fourth 1-2 of the season. With Webber literally crashing out of the title race under the lights in Singapore Grand Prix, Vettel kept his slim hopes of the Drivers Championship alive with a dominant display in the Japanese Grand Prix with Toyota's Trulli gaining what would prove to be Toyota's final podium before their withdrawal at the end of the season.

The Drivers and Constructors Championships were both decided at the penultimate race in Brazil. After a poor wet qualifying session for Button, which saw him start from fourteenth, he fought up to fifth during the race gaving him enough points to clinch the title. The race itself was won by Mark Webber, followed by Robert Kubica to give BMW Sauber their best result of their final season (other than Heidfeld's second place in the rain shortened Malaysian Grand Prix) and his only podium result of the season. Lewis Hamilton completed the top three after starting 17th on the grid, moving him and McLaren above Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari respectively in the Championships.[37]. The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, taking place at sunset, rounded out the season, with another win for Vettel and Red Bull's fourth 1-2 result of the year, rounding of their strongest season to date.

Teams and drivers

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No.[38] Race Drivers Rounds Test Driver(s)
United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-24[24] Mercedes FO 108W B 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton[39] All Spain Pedro de la Rosa[40]
United Kingdom Gary Paffett[40]
2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen[41] All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F60[21] Ferrari 056 B 3 Brazil Felipe Massa[42] 1–10 Italy Luca Badoer[43]

Spain Marc Gené[43]

Italy Luca Badoer[44] 11–12
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella[45] 13–17
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen[46] All
Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09[22] BMW P86/9 B 5 Poland Robert Kubica[47] All Austria Christian Klien[47]
6 Germany Nick Heidfeld[47] All
France ING Renault F1 Team
Renault F1 Team[48]
Renault R29[25] Renault RS27 B 7 Spain Fernando Alonso[49] All France Romain Grosjean[50]
Brazil Lucas di Grassi[51]
8 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr.[49] 1–10
France Romain Grosjean[51] 11–17
Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109[22] Toyota RVX-09 B 9 Italy Jarno Trulli[52] All Japan Kamui Kobayashi[53]
10 Germany Timo Glock[54] 1–15
Japan Kamui Kobayashi[55] 16-17
Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 B 11 France Sébastien Bourdais[56] 1–9 Spain Jaime Alguersuari[57]
New Zealand Brendon Hartley[58]
United Kingdom David Coulthard[59]
Spain Jaime Alguersuari[60] 10–17
12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi[61] All
Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 B 14 Australia Mark Webber[62] All
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel[63] All
United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW31[26] Toyota RVX-09 B 16 Germany Nico Rosberg[64] All Germany Nico Hülkenberg[64]
17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima[64] All
India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W[65] B 20 Germany Adrian Sutil[66] All Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi[66]
21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella[66] 1–12
Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi[67] 13–17
United Kingdom Brawn GP F1 Team[68] Brawn BGP 001[68] Mercedes FO 108W[68] B 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button[69] All United Kingdom Anthony Davidson[70]
Austria Alexander Wurz[71]
23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello[69] All

Team changes

  • Honda F1 announced in December 2008 that they would withdraw their Formula One team from the 2009 World Championship because of the problems caused by the global financial breakdown and to focus on their core business activities.[5][6] It was confirmed on 5 March 2009 that the team would compete in the 2009 season as Brawn GP, with Mercedes engines, following a management buy-out, and would retain the services of both Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello as drivers.[7]
  • Force India changed their engine supplier from Ferrari to Mercedes in a five-year deal.[65]
  • Gerhard Berger sold his half-stake of Scuderia Toro Rosso to Red Bull, claiming that the new regulations would "leave no room for improvement for a small team like STR".[72]

Driver changes

Changed teams

Entered F1

Exited F1

Mid-season changes

Formula One 2009 Race Calendar

After several revisions, the FIA published the 2009 Formula One World Championship race calendar on 5 November 2008[78]

Round Official Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Date Time[79]
Local UTC
1 ING Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit 29 March 17:00 06:00
2 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 5 April 17:00 09:00
3 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP People's Republic of China Shanghai International Circuit 19 April 15:00 07:00
4 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Manama 26 April 15:00 12:00
5 Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 10 May 14:00 12:00
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 24 May 14:00 12:00
7 ING Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Turkey Istanbul Park 7 June 15:00 12:00
8 Santander British Grand Prix British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 21 June 13:00 12:00
9 Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland German GP Germany Nürburgring 12 July 14:00 12:00
10 ING Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 26 July 14:00 12:00
11 Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe European GP Spain Valencia Street Circuit 23 August 14:00 12:00
12 ING Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 30 August 14:00 12:00
13 Gran Premio Santander d'Italia Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 13 September 14:00 12:00
14 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit 27 September 20:00 12:00
15 Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka 4 October 14:00 05:00
16 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 18 October 14:00 16:00
17 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prixɫ Abu Dhabi GP United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit 1 November 17:00[80] 13:00

† Night Race
ɫ Twilight Race
‡ New Circuit

Calendar changes

  • The debuting Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has been added to the race calendar, as part of Formula One's expansion in the Middle East.[81] The race took place at the Hermann Tilke-designed Yas Marina Circuit. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the final round of the 2009 World Championship on 1 November 2009.
  • After being dropped in 2007 and replaced by the Fuji Speedway, the Suzuka Circuit will return to host the Japanese Grand Prix in 2009.
  • On October 7, 2008, the FIA formalized the 2009 season calendar with the dropping of the Canadian Grand Prix (for apparent financial problems) and the rearrangement of the Turkish Grand Prix to June 7, 2009.[82] 2009 will be the first Formula One season since 1958 with no Grand Prix in North America.[83] The Canadian Grand Prix had been on the provisional schedule, before being dropped.[84][85]
  • On October 15, 2008, the organisers of the French Grand Prix announced via their official website that the race would no longer be part of the 2009 season, citing "economic problems".[86][87] This will be the second time that there has not been a French Grand Prix on the schedule since the start of the World Drivers' Championship in 1950. The only previous time was 1955.[88] The race had been on the "final" schedule for 2009, and Bernie Ecclestone had previously stated that it would stay on the calendar, as they had a contract until 2011.[89]
  • On November 5, 2008, the FIA World Council shifted the Chinese Grand Prix to April and reshuffled the others to accommodate the loss of the French Grand Prix.[90]

Rule changes

Banned since 1998, slick tyres were re-introduced for 2009.
A ban on aerodynamic appendages resulted in the 2009 cars having smoother bodywork.
The front wing was lower and wider than in 2008.
The rear wing was higher and narrower.

On 22 December 2006, the FIA released technical regulations for the 2009 season.[91] These have been revised several times to accommodate the findings of the Overtaking Working Group (formed in response to concerns that passing in wheel-to-wheel racing was becoming increasingly rare)[92] and the increasing need for cost-cutting in the sport in the wake of the economic crisis.[93] Some changes were added later.

  • Slick tyres returned for the first time since they were banned for the 1998 season. Bridgestone continued to be the sole supplier of tyres, and drivers still had to use both compounds of tyre during a race.[94] Soft tyres were differentiated by a green marking around the sides of the tyres, rather than a white marking in a groove as used in 2008.[95] Further, wet tyres were renamed "intermediate" and extreme-weather tyres were renamed "wet".[96]
  • The aerodynamic regulations were radically altered for the 2009 season. The front wings were made lower and wider, while rear wings were much higher and narrower. This made the 2009 cars strikingly different in appearance from those of previous seasons, and several drivers expressed concerns that the larger front wings would trigger more accidents; especially at the start of Grands Prix when the cars are racing close to each other. As well as the changes in the dimensions of the wings, bodywork became much more regulated with many of the additional components seen in previous seasons effectively outlawed (including barge boards, winglets, turning vanes, chimneys, Viking horns and dumbo ears). The diffuser at the rear of the car was moved back and upwards. Many other minor chassis components were also standardised. The aim of the new aerodynamic regulations, as well as the reintroduction of slick tyres, was to decrease reliance on aerodynamic downforce and increase mechanical grip with the aim of making wheel-to-wheel racing easier.
  • For the first time, cars were allowed to use driver adjustable bodywork, in the form of adjustable flaps in the front wing. The flaps could be adjusted by up to six degrees, limited to only two adjustments per lap.
  • Along with changes to bodywork and tyre size, the 2006 document also included details of a Kinetic Energy Recovery System. This is a regenerative braking device designed to recover some of the vehicle's kinetic energy, which is normally dissipated as heat during braking. The recovered energy can 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 by way of a boost button on the steering wheel. The regulations limit the additional power to around 82 hp (61 kW) for six seconds a lap. The regulations did not make this compulsory, and because of concerns about both limited performance gains and safety implications very few cars opted to use the system; from a peak of eight cars at Bahrain to just four cars (the Ferraris and McLarens) at the last few races. Because of this, and its relative expense, KERS is to be scrapped for 2010.
  • While it was reported in 2008 that the FIA were planning on introducing a budget cap to limit the amount of spending by Formula One teams,[97] the amount was not agreed upon and the budget cap idea was dropped. Instead, costs were brought down by a complete ban on in-season testing, a forced reduction in wind tunnel usage, the sharing of more data during race weekends, and an increased minimum engine lifespan: the engines had to last for three races, instead of two in 2008. The gearboxes had to last for four races, and a penalty of five places in the starting grid was applied, should a driver change it during the weekend before the start of the race.
  • Each driver was limited to a maximum of eight engines throughout the season, in addition to four engines for practice/testing purposes (although some drivers used all eight, no driver exceeded this limit; had they done so, they would have received a 10-place grid penalty for each additional engine use). To aid improvements in reliability, the engines were detuned from 19,000 RPM to 18,000 RPM.[98]
  • The rule stating that the pit lane is closed during a Safety Car period was scrapped in 2009. The rule was introduced in 2007 to prevent drivers rushing back to the pits to refuel, possibly speeding through a danger zone, but software was successfully developed to solve this problem.[99] The pit lane speed limit was also increased from 50 mph to 62 mph (100 kmh).
  • The FIA initially declared that the driver with the most wins at the end of the season would be the winner of the 2009 Formula One World Championship, but dropped the decision because of opposition from teams and drivers.[100][101] Formula One Teams Association argued that FIA could not change the rules this close to the season's start without the full agreement of the teams.[8][102] Other proposals rejected by FIA were the introduction of a new points system with the scale 12–9–7–5–4–3–2–1 and to award medals for first, second and third place.[96]

Results and standings

Grands Prix

Rd. Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Report
1 Australia Australian Grand Prix United Kingdom Jenson Button Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes Report
2 Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes Report
3 People's Republic of China Chinese Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Brazil Rubens Barrichello Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
4 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Italy Jarno Trulli Italy Jarno Trulli United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes Report
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix United Kingdom Jenson Button Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix United Kingdom Jenson Button Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes Report
7 Turkey Turkish Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes Report
8 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
9 Germany German Grand Prix Australia Mark Webber Spain Fernando Alonso Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
10 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Spain Fernando Alonso Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
11 Spain European Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Timo Glock Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes Report
12 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Germany Sebastian Vettel Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari Report
13 Italy Italian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Adrian Sutil Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes Report
14 Singapore Singapore Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
15 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Australia Mark Webber Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
16 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Brazil Rubens Barrichello Australia Mark Webber Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
17 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report

Drivers

Pos Driver AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
People's Republic of China
BHR
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
EUR
Spain
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 6 5 7 7 Ret 2 5 8 5 3 95
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel 13 15 1 2 4 Ret 3 1 2 Ret Ret 3 8 4 1 4 1 84
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 2 5 4 5 2 2 Ret 3 6 10 1 7 1 6 7 8 4 77
4 Australia Mark Webber 12 6 2 11 3 5 2 2 1 3 9 9 Ret Ret 17 1 2 69.5
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton DSQ 7 6 4 9 12 13 16 18 1 2 Ret 12 1 3 3 Ret 49
6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 15 14 10 6 Ret 3 9 8 Ret 2 3 1 3 10 4 6 12 48
7 Germany Nico Rosberg 6 8 15 9 8 6 5 5 4 4 5 8 16 11 5 Ret 9 34.5
8 Italy Jarno Trulli 3 4 Ret 3 Ret 13 4 7 17 8 13 Ret 14 12 2 Ret 7 32.5
9 Spain Fernando Alonso 5 11 9 8 5 7 10 14 7 Ret 6 Ret 5 3 10 Ret 14 26
10 Germany Timo Glock 4 3 7 7 10 10 8 9 9 6 14 10 11 2 DNS 24
11 Brazil Felipe Massa Ret 9 Ret 14 6 4 6 4 3 DNS 22
12 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Ret Ret 5 12 Ret Ret 14 Ret 8 5 4 6 6 7 11 12 11 22
13 Germany Nick Heidfeld 10 2 12 19 7 11 11 15 10 11 11 5 7 Ret 6 Ret 5 19
14 Poland Robert Kubica 14 Ret 13 18 11 Ret 7 13 14 13 8 4 Ret 8 9 2 10 17
15 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella 11 18 14 15 14 9 Ret 10 11 14 12 2 9 13 12 10 16 8
16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 7 16 8 17 Ret Ret 15 18 16 16 Ret 12 13 Ret Ret 7 8 6
17 Germany Adrian Sutil 9 17 17 16 Ret 14 17 17 15 Ret 10 11 4 Ret 13 Ret 17 5
18 Japan Kamui Kobayashi PO 9 6 3
19 France Sébastien Bourdais 8 10 11 13 Ret 8 18 Ret Ret 2
20 Japan Kazuki Nakajima Ret 12 Ret Ret 13 15 12 11 12 9 18 13 10 9 15 Ret 13 0
21 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. Ret 13 16 10 12 Ret 16 12 13 12 0
22 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Ret 14 14 11 15 0
23 France Romain Grosjean 15 Ret 15 Ret 16 13 18 0
24 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 15 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 0
25 Italy Luca Badoer 17 14 0
Pos Driver AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
People's Republic of China
BHR
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
EUR
Spain
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
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)
(from 2003 onwards)
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 Grand Prix as less than 75% of the scheduled distance was completed.

Constructors

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
People's Republic of China
BHR
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
EUR
Spain
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
1 United Kingdom 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 Austria 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 United Kingdom 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 Italy 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 Japan 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 Germany 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 United Kingdom 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 France 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 India 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 Italy 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
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
People's Republic of China
BHR
Bahrain
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
EUR
Spain
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
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)
(from 2003 onwards)
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 Grand Prix as less than 75% of the scheduled distance was completed.

Statistics

Drivers

Pos Driver Constructor(s) Starts Finishes Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 17 16 6 9 4 2 95
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 17 14 4 8 4 3 84
3 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 17 16 2 6 1 2 77
4 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 17 15 2 8 1 3 69.5
5 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 17 14 2 5 4 0 49
6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 17 15 1 5 0 0 48
7 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 17 16 0 0 0 1 34.5
8 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 17 13 0 3 1 1 32.5
9 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 17 14 0 1 1 2 26
10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Toyota 14 14 0 2 0 1 24
11 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 9 7 0 1 0 1 22
12 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 17 12 0 0 0 0 22
13 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 17 15 0 1 0 0 19
14 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 17 14 0 1 0 0 17
15 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India-Mercedes
Italy Ferrari
17 16 0 1 1 0 8
16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17 12 0 0 0 0 6
17 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 17 13 0 0 0 1 5
18 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Japan Toyota 2 2 0 0 0 0 3
19 France Sébastien Bourdais Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 9 6 0 0 0 0 2
20 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 17 13 0 0 0 0 0
21 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France Renault 10 8 0 0 0 0 0
22 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi India Force India-Mercedes 5 4 0 0 0 0 0
23 France Romain Grosjean France Renault 7 5 0 0 0 0 0
24 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 8 3 0 0 0 0 0
25 Italy Luca Badoer Italy Ferrari 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

Felipe Massa of Scuderia Ferrari was an entrant to the Hungarian Grand Prix but did not start the race because of an accident in qualifying.

Timo Glock of Toyota was an entrant to the Japanese Grand Prix but did not start the race because of an accident in qualifying.

Constructors

Pos Constructor Chassis Engine Starts Finishes Wins Podiums Poles F.Laps Points
1 United Kingdom Brawn BGP 001 Germany Mercedes 34 32 8 15 5 4 172
2 Austria Red Bull RB5 France Renault 34 29 6 16 5 6 153.5
3 United Kingdom McLaren MP4-24 Germany Mercedes 34 26 2 5 4 0 71
4 Italy Ferrari F60 Italy Ferrari 33 29 1 6 0 1 70
5 Japan Toyota TF109 Japan Toyota 33 29 0 5 1 2 59.5
6 Germany BMW Sauber F1.09 Germany BMW 34 29 0 2 0 0 36
7 United Kingdom Williams FW31 Japan Toyota 34 30 0 0 0 1 34.5
8 France Renault R29 France Renault 34 27 0 1 1 2 26
9 India Force India VJM02 Germany Mercedes 34 28 0 1 1 1 13
10 Italy Toro Rosso STR4 Italy Ferrari 34 21 0 0 0 0 8

Race fixing controversy

In a scandal dubbed "Crashgate" by the media, allegations of race-fixing during the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix emerged during the second half of the 2009 season from former Renault driver Nelson Piquet, Jr. Over the course of the 2009 Belgian Grand Prix, Piquet, who had been sacked weeks earlier by Renault, claimed he was asked to crash at the Singapore race in a strategy designed to aid teammate and eventual race winner Fernando Alonso. Renault were handed a two-year suspended ban from the sport after the FIA World Motor Sport Council decided the team's managing director, Flavio Briatore and its executive director of engineering, Pat Symonds had asked Piquet to crash. Both had left the team before the WMSC hearing, where they were given life and five-year suspensions respectively. It had been rumoured Renault were prepared to quit the sport at the end of the 2009 season had the team been heavily punished,[103] but the FIA found Briatore and Symonds solely to blame and chose to suspend Renault's ban.[104]

Broadcasting changes

Formula One broadcasters change
Country 2008 2009
United Kingdom ITV BBC
Norway TV3 and Viasat SportN Viasat Motor
Spain Telecinco and TV3 Mediapro (laSexta), IB3 and TV3
Bulgaria BTV TV7 and BTV
India ESPNStar alliance ESPN Star Sports
Malaysia Pay-TV Astro ESPN Star Sports and ntv7
Denmark TV2 TV3 Puls
Greece Alpha TV ANT1
Russia Ren-TV RTR Sport
Turkey CNN Türk TRT
Latvia LNT TV3 and Viasat Sport Baltic
Lithuania TV3 TV3 and Viasat Sport Baltic
Ukraine Megasport K1
Middle East Al Jazeera Sports Bahrain Sports
Sweden Viasat Sport and TV6 Viasat Motor
Estonia TV3 TV3 and Viasat Sport Baltic
Canada Speed – Licensed from TSN TSN, TSN2 and RDS
Australia TEN and Ten HD TEN and One HD

New F1 partnerships

Korean electronics firm LG entered into a partnership with Formula One Management for their logo to adorn Formula One's live timing system and television timing graphics.[112]

See also

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File:Jenson Button at Bluewater 2009 .jpg
Jenson Button champion of the 2009 Formula One season (Brawn GP)

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.

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.

Contents

Teams and drivers

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Race Drivers
Vodafone McLaren-Mercedes McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes-Benz FO 108W 2.4 V8 B 1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Heikki Kovalainen
Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F60 Ferrari Type 056 2.4 V8 B 3 Felipe Massa
Luca Badoer
Giancarlo Fisichella
4 Kimi Räikkönen
BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW P86/9 2.4 V8 B 5 Robert Kubica
6 Nick Heidfeld
ING Renault F1 Team
Renault F1 Team
Renault R29 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 B 7 Fernando Alonso
8 Nelsinho Piquet
Romain Grosjean
Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B 9 Jarno Trulli
10 Timo Glock
Kamui Kobayashi
Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari Type 056 2.4 V8 B 11 Sébastien Bourdais
Jaime Alguersuari
12 Sébastien Buemi
Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 B 14 Mark Webber
15 Sebastian Vettel
AT&T Williams Williams FW31 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B 16 Nico Rosberg
17 Kazuki Nakajima
Force India Formula One Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B 20 Adrian Sutil
21 Giancarlo Fisichella
Vitantonio Liuzzi
Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B 22 Jenson Button
23 Rubens Barrichello

Formula One 2009 Race Calendar

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 File:Flag of the People' 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 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 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 standings

Grands Prix

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 File:Flag of the People' 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 File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg 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

Drivers

Pos Driver AUS
MAL
CHN
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BHR
ESP
MON
TUR
GBR
GER
HUN
EUR
BEL
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
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
File:Flag of the People'
BHR
ESP
MON
TUR
GBR
GER
HUN
EUR
BEL
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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.

Constructors

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
MAL
CHN
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BHR
ESP
MON
TUR
GBR
GER
HUN
EUR
BEL
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
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
File:Flag of the People'
BHR
ESP
MON
TUR
GBR
GER
HUN
EUR
BEL
File:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
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

References

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