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2009 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 2009 Formula One season will be the 60th FIA Formula One World Championship season. It will be the second season under the new Concorde Agreement. As it stands, there are a total of seven teams (plus Prodrive that will debut in the 2009 season) signed up to compete in the championship through an agreement with Formula One Management (reduced from eight following Super Aguri's pull out of the 2008 season), while the other three major manufacturers in the Grand Prix Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the 2006 Spanish Grand Prix to compete in the 2008 season.


Teams

Teams Signed with FOM

GPMA Manufactures

New Teams

Teams and drivers

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No Driver Test driver(s)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F2009 Ferrari B 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa TBA
22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen
22px-Flag of Germany.png BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW B 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld TBA
22px-Flag of Poland.png Robert Kubica
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes B 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Lewis Hamilton TBA
TBA
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png AT&T Williams Williams FW31 Toyota B 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nico Rosberg TBA
TBA
22px-Flag of Japan.png Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota B 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Jarno Trulli TBA
TBA
22px-Flag of Austria.png Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 TBA B TBA TBA
TBA
22px-Flag of France.png ING Renault F1 Team Renault R29 Renault B 22px-Flag of Spain.png Fernando Alonso TBA
TBA
22px-Flag of Japan.png Honda Racing F1 Team Honda RA109 Honda B 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Jenson Button TBA
TBA
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso TBA TBA B TBA TBA
TBA
22px-Flag of India.png Force India F1 Team Force India TBA TBA B TBA TBA
TBA
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Prodrive F1 TBA TBA TBA B TBA TBA
TBA

2009 Race Schedule

Calendar Changes

Rumours

Speculated 2009 race schedule

Round Predicted Race Title Grand Prix Circuit City / Location Date Time
Local GMT
Contracted Grands Prix
TBA 22px-Flag of Australia.png ING Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit Melbourne TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Sepang International Circuit Kuala Lumpur TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Bahrain.png Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain International Circuit Sakhir, Manama TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Spain.png Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP Circuit de Catalunya Barcelona TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Circuit de Monaco Monte-Carlo TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Europe.png Grand Prix of Europe Telefónica European GP Valencia Street Circuit Valencia TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Germany.png Großer Preis von Deutschland German GP Nürburgring Nürburg TBA TBA TBA
TBA 25px-Flag of Singapore.svg.png SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Singapore Street Circuit Singapore TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Japan.png Fuji Television Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Suzuka Circuit Suzuka TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg.png Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi GP Yas Island Abu Dhabi TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.png Sinopec Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP Shanghai International Circuit Shanghai TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Grande Prêmio do Brasil Brazilian GP Autódromo José Carlos Pace São Paulo TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Santander British Grand Prix British GP Silverstone Circuit Silverstone TBA TBA TBA
Unconfirmed Grands Prix (but current in 2008)
TBA 22px-Flag of Turkey.png Petrol Ofisi Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Istanbul Park Istanbul TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Montreal TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Hungary.png Magyar Nagydij Hungarian GP Hungaroring Budapest TBA TBA TBA
TBA 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Gran Premio Santander d'Italia Italian GP Monza Monza TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png ING Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Spa TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of France.png Grand Prix de France French GP TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
Rumoured Grands Prix
TBA 22px-Flag of the United States.png United States Grand Prix United States GP Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis TBA TBA TBA
TBA 22px-Flag of Russia.png Russian Grand Prix Russian GP TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Changes

Rule changes

On 22 December 2006, the FIA released the technical regulations for the 2009 season.

  • Along with changes to bodywork, vehicle weight and tyre size, the document includes details of a "Kinetic Energy Recovery System", or KERS. This is a regenerative brake device that is designed to recover some of the vehicle's kinetic energy that is normally dissipated as heat during braking. The recovered energy could be stored electrically, in a battery or supercapacitor, or mechanically, in a flywheel, for use as a source of additional accelerative power at the driver's discretion.
  • There will also be a cap on team budgets starting in the 2009 season.

Broadcasting changes

  • The BBC regain coverage of Formula One in the United Kingdom after losing it to ITV in 1996. The deal will last for 5 years and includes TV, radio and online coverage rights.

Possible Changes

Possible Rule Changes

  • The rule that forces the authorities to close the pit lane when a safety car is deployed may be abolished by the start of the 2009 season. This follows actions from Rubens Barrichello in Australia, and Nick Heidfeld in Spain, needing to pit otherwise they would run out of fuel. Both drivers got a 10 second stop-and-go penalty, and it is this that Heidfeld wants abolished.

Rumours

Rumoured regulation changes

  • Tyre-warming blankets will be banned.

Rumoured driver changes

  • During an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live, Fernando Alonso revealed that he could leave Renault at the end of the 2008 season if he wished. This comes after Renault started the 2008 season uncompetitively.



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