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2009 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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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 race in Abu Dhabi.

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 début season.<ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> 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.<ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>

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.<ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>

The Brawn team, formed from the Honda racing team, won six of the first seven races, their ability to make the most of the new regulations being a deciding factor in the Championship, before other teams caught up in an unpredictable second half of the season.<ref>{{#if: Brawn win title in debut F1 year

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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 Honda team, who announced in December 2008 they would be leaving Formula One with immediate effect.<ref name="Hondaout">{{#if: Global crisis ends Honda F1 dream?

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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<ref name="Wins"/> was scrapped following protests from the Formula One Teams Association. The teams were less successful in their attempts to have the French and Canadian 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.<ref>{{#if: Barcelona test heralds start of 2009 season

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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.<ref>{{#if: BMW Sauber lead First day

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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.<ref>{{#if: Technical analysis: Diffuser debacle by Craig Scarborough

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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.<ref>{{#if: Protests lodged against three teams

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New car launches

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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 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.<ref>{{#if: Hamilton loses Aussie GP points

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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.<ref name="Massa">{{#if:

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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.<ref>{{#if: Brilliant Button clinches title

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  • 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.<ref name="Hondaout" /><ref name="Haymarket Publications" /> 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.<ref name="Brawntakeover" />
  • Force India changed their engine supplier from Ferrari to Mercedes in a five-year deal.<ref name="Force India confirm Mercedes deal" />
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Changed teams

Entered F1

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Mid-season changes

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Formula One 2009 Race Calendar

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

Calendar changes

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Rule changes

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  • 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.<ref>{{#if: Bridgestone eyeing slick warm-up cure
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  • 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.
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  • 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.<ref>{{#if: A beginner's guide to the 2009 rule changes
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  • 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.<ref>{{#if: F1 delays controversial new rule changes
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Results and standings

Grands Prix

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

Drivers

Pos Driver AUS
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MALTemplate:Smallsup
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CHN
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BHR
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ESP
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MON
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TUR
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GBR
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GER
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HUN
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EUR
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BEL
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ITA
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SIN
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JPN
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BRA
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ABU
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Points
1 Template:Country flagicon Jenson Button 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 6 5 7 7 Ret 2 5 8 5 3 95
2 Template:Country flagicon Sebastian Vettel 13 15 1 2 4 Ret 3 1 2 Ret Ret 3 8 4 1 4 1 84
3 Template:Country flagicon Rubens Barrichello 2 5 4 5 2 2 Ret 3 6 10 1 7 1 6 7 8 4 77
4 Template:Country flagicon Mark Webber 12 6 2 11 3 5 2 2 1 3 9 9 Ret Ret 17 1 2 69.5
5 Template:Country flagicon Lewis Hamilton DSQ 7 6 4 9 12 13 16 18 1 2 Ret 12 1 3 3 Ret 49
6 Template:Country flagicon Kimi Räikkönen 15 14 10 6 Ret 3 9 8 Ret 2 3 1 3 10 4 6 12 48
7 Template:Country flagicon Nico Rosberg 6 8 15 9 8 6 5 5 4 4 5 8 16 11 5 Ret 9 34.5
8 Template:Country flagicon Jarno Trulli 3 4 Ret 3 Ret 13 4 7 17 8 13 Ret 14 12 2 Ret 7 32.5
9 Template:Country flagicon Fernando Alonso 5 11 9 8 5 7 10 14 7 Ret 6 Ret 5 3 10 Ret 14 26
10 Template:Country flagicon Timo Glock 4 3 7 7 10 10 8 9 9 6 14 10 11 2 DNS 24
11 Template:Country flagicon Felipe Massa Ret 9 Ret 14 6 4 6 4 3 DNS 22
12 Template:Country flagicon Heikki Kovalainen Ret Ret 5 12 Ret Ret 14 Ret 8 5 4 6 6 7 11 12 11 22
13 Template:Country flagicon Nick Heidfeld 10 2 12 19 7 11 11 15 10 11 11 5 7 Ret 6 Ret 5 19
14 Template:Country flagicon Robert Kubica 14 Ret 13 18 11 Ret 7 13 14 13 8 4 Ret 8 9 2 10 17
15 Template:Country flagicon Giancarlo Fisichella 11 18 14 15 14 9 Ret 10 11 14 12 2 9 13 12 10 16 8
16 Template:Country flagicon Sébastien Buemi 7 16 8 17 Ret Ret 15 18 16 16 Ret 12 13 Ret Ret 7 8 6
17 Template:Country flagicon Adrian Sutil 9 17 17 16 Ret 14 17 17 15 Ret 10 11 4 Ret 13 Ret 17 5
18 Template:Country flagicon Kamui Kobayashi PO 9 6 3
19 Template:Country flagicon Sébastien Bourdais 8 10 11 13 Ret 8 18 Ret Ret 2
20 Template:Country flagicon Kazuki Nakajima Ret 12 Ret Ret 13 15 12 11 12 9 18 13 10 9 15 Ret 13 0
21 Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet, Jr. Ret 13 16 10 12 Ret 16 12 13 12 0
22 Template:Country flagicon Vitantonio Liuzzi Ret 14 14 11 15 0
23 Template:Country flagicon Romain Grosjean 15 Ret 15 Ret 16 13 18 0
24 Template:Country flagicon Jaime Alguersuari 15 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 0
25 Template:Country flagicon Luca Badoer 17 14 0
Pos Driver AUS
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MALTemplate:Smallsup
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CHN
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BHR
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ESP
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MON
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TUR
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GBR
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GER
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HUN
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EUR
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BEL
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ITA
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SIN
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JPN
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BRA
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ABU
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Points

Template:F1 driver results legend 2 Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest lap

Template:Sup Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
Template:Sup Half points were awarded at the Template:F1 gp as less than 75% of the scheduled distance was completed.

Constructors

Pos Constructor Car
No.
AUS
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MALTemplate:Smallsup
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CHN
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BHR
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ESP
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MON
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TUR
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GBR
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GER
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HUN
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EUR
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BEL
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ITA
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SIN
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JPN
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BRA
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ABU
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Points
1 Template:Country flagicon 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 Template:Country flagicon Red Bull-Renault 14 12 6 2 11 3 5 2 2 1 3 9 9 Ret Ret 17 1 2 153.5
15 13Template:Smallsup 15Template:Smallsup 1 2 4 Ret 3 1 2 Ret Ret 3 8 4 1 4 1
3 Template:Country flagicon 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 Template:Country flagicon Ferrari 3 Ret 9 Ret 14 6 4 6 4 3 DNS 17 14 9 13 12 10 16 70
4 15Template:Smallsup 14 10 6 Ret 3 9 8 Ret 2 3 1 3 10 4 6 12
5 Template:Country flagicon 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 Template:Country flagicon BMW Sauber 5 14Template:Smallsup 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 Template:Country flagicon 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 15Template:Smallsup 12 11 12 9 18 13 10 9 15 Ret 13
8 Template:Country flagicon 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 Template:Country flagicon Force India-Mercedes 20 9 17 17Template:Smallsup 16 Ret 14 17 17 15 Ret 10 11 4 Ret 13 Ret 17 13
21 11 18Template:Smallsup 14 15 14 9 Ret 10 11 14 12 2 Ret 14 14 11 15
10 Template:Country flagicon Toro Rosso-Ferrari 11 8 10 11 13 Ret 8 18 Ret Ret 15 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 14 Ret 8
12 7 16Template:Smallsup 8 17 Ret Ret 15 18 16 16 Ret 12 13Template:Smallsup Ret Ret 7 8
Pos Constructor Car
No.
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CHN
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BHR
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ESP
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MON
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TUR
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GBR
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GER
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HUN
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EUR
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BEL
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ITA
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SIN
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JPN
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BRA
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ABU
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Points

Template:F1 driver results legend 2 Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest lap

Template:Sup Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.
Template:Sup Half points were awarded at the Template:F1 gp 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 Template:Country flagicon Jenson Button Template:Country flagicon Brawn-Mercedes 17 16 6 9 4 2 95
2 Template:Country flagicon Sebastian Vettel Template:Country flagicon Red Bull-Renault 17 14 4 8 4 3 84
3 Template:Country flagicon Rubens Barrichello Template:Country flagicon Brawn-Mercedes 17 16 2 6 1 2 77
4 Template:Country flagicon Mark Webber Template:Country flagicon Red Bull-Renault 17 15 2 8 1 3 69.5
5 Template:Country flagicon Lewis Hamilton Template:Country flagicon McLaren-Mercedes 17 14 2 5 4 0 49
6 Template:Country flagicon Kimi Räikkönen Template:Country flagicon Ferrari 17 15 1 5 0 0 48
7 Template:Country flagicon Nico Rosberg Template:Country flagicon Williams-Toyota 17 16 0 0 0 1 34.5
8 Template:Country flagicon Jarno Trulli Template:Country flagicon Toyota 17 13 0 3 1 1 32.5
9 Template:Country flagicon Fernando Alonso Template:Country flagicon Renault 17 14 0 1 1 2 26
10 Template:Country flagicon Timo Glock Template:Country flagicon Toyota 14 14 0 2 0 1 24
11 Template:Country flagicon Felipe Massa Template:Country flagicon Ferrari 9 7 0 1 0 1 22
12 Template:Country flagicon Heikki Kovalainen Template:Country flagicon McLaren-Mercedes 17 12 0 0 0 0 22
13 Template:Country flagicon Nick Heidfeld Template:Country flagicon BMW Sauber 17 15 0 1 0 0 19
14 Template:Country flagicon Robert Kubica Template:Country flagicon BMW Sauber 17 14 0 1 0 0 17
15 Template:Country flagicon Giancarlo Fisichella Template:Country flagicon Force India-Mercedes
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17 16 0 1 1 0 8
16 Template:Country flagicon Sébastien Buemi Template:Country flagicon Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17 12 0 0 0 0 6
17 Template:Country flagicon Adrian Sutil Template:Country flagicon Force India-Mercedes 17 13 0 0 0 1 5
18 Template:Country flagicon Kamui Kobayashi Template:Country flagicon Toyota 2 2 0 0 0 0 3
19 Template:Country flagicon Sébastien Bourdais Template:Country flagicon Toro Rosso-Ferrari 9 6 0 0 0 0 2
20 Template:Country flagicon Kazuki Nakajima Template:Country flagicon Williams-Toyota 17 13 0 0 0 0 0
21 Template:Country flagicon Nelson Piquet, Jr. Template:Country flagicon Renault 10 8 0 0 0 0 0
22 Template:Country flagicon Vitantonio Liuzzi Template:Country flagicon Force India-Mercedes 5 4 0 0 0 0 0
23 Template:Country flagicon Romain Grosjean Template:Country flagicon Renault 7 5 0 0 0 0 0
24 Template:Country flagicon Jaime Alguersuari Template:Country flagicon Toro Rosso-Ferrari 8 3 0 0 0 0 0
25 Template:Country flagicon Luca Badoer Template:Country flagicon 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 Template:Country flagicon Brawn BGP 001 Template:Country flagicon Mercedes 34 32 8 15 5 4 172
2 Template:Country flagicon Red Bull RB5 Template:Country flagicon Renault 34 29 6 16 5 6 153.5
3 Template:Country flagicon McLaren MP4-24 Template:Country flagicon Mercedes 34 26 2 5 4 0 71
4 Template:Country flagicon Ferrari F60 Template:Country flagicon Ferrari 33 29 1 6 0 1 70
5 Template:Country flagicon Toyota TF109 Template:Country flagicon Toyota 33 29 0 5 1 2 59.5
6 Template:Country flagicon BMW Sauber F1.09 Template:Country flagicon BMW 34 29 0 2 0 0 36
7 Template:Country flagicon Williams FW31 Template:Country flagicon Toyota 34 30 0 0 0 1 34.5
8 Template:Country flagicon Renault R29 Template:Country flagicon Renault 34 27 0 1 1 2 26
9 Template:Country flagicon Force India VJM02 Template:Country flagicon Mercedes 34 28 0 1 1 1 13
10 Template:Country flagicon Toro Rosso STR4 Template:Country flagicon 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,<ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> but the FIA found Briatore and Symonds solely to blame and chose to suspend Renault's ban.<ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>

Broadcasting changes

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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
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  • In Australia, Ten and its subsidiary One will cover the season. One was launched on the weekend of the Australian GP. One will broadcast all races and qualifying live when possible. Hosted by Greg Rust and Cameron McConville, who cross to the BBC telecast.
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New F1 partnerships

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See also

Formula One World Championship seasons

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Constructors and drivers competing in the 2010 Formula One championship
McLaren Mercedes Red Bull Ferrari Williams Renault Force India Toro Rosso Lotus Campos US F1 Virgin Sauber
1 Button
2 Hamilton
3 Schumacher
4 Rosberg
5 Vettel
6 Webber
7 Massa
8 Alonso
9 Barrichello
10 Hülkenberg
11 Kubica
12 Petrov
14 Sutil
15 Liuzzi
16 Buemi
17 Alguersuari
18 Trulli
19 Kovalainen
20 TBA
21 Senna
22 López
23 TBA
24 Glock
25 di Grassi
de la Rosa
Kobayashi
Other drivers who have participated in the 2010 season: •

External links

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