2009 Formula One Season

In this section you will find all posts related to the 2009 Formula One Season

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European Grand Prix – Thursday Press Conference

June 24, 2010

The European Grand Prix pre practice press conference took place today at the Valencia Street Circuit in Spain. Drivers attending this press conference not unsurprisingly were predominantly spanish, with Tonio Liuzzi and Vitaly Petrov making up the fourth and fifth attendees. DRIVERS: Jaime Alguersuari (JA) [Toro Rosso]; Fernando Alonso (FA) [Ferrari]; Pedro de la Rosa […]

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European Grand Prix – 1 Lap Video

June 23, 2010

The European Grand Prix, Round 9 of the 2010 Formula One World Championship returns to the Valencia Street Circuit in Spain this coming weekend. The attached video from Red Bull gives the drivers perspective on what a lap of the challenging semi permanent street circuit is like. The Valencia Street Circuit is similar in some […]

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Toyota F1 Team Bids Farewell

January 25, 2010

For those of you who were Fans of the Toyota F1 Team the team has just released a Virtual goodbye to Formula 1. Announcing the special site chronicling Toyota’s eight year history in Formula One the Toyota F1 team made the following press release today: Toyota Motorsport GmbH bids farewell to Formula 1 with an […]

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Jenson & Ross Crowned F1 World Champions

December 14, 2009

At the FIA Gala in Monaco the FIA Formula One World Championship trophies for best driver and constructor were presented to Jenson Button and Ross Brawn with Sebastian Vettel and Rubens Barichello collecting their second and third place drivers trophies. 2009 was a season of records for all of those on stage. Having won six […]

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Button Jumps Ship to McLaren

November 18, 2009

Just a day after Brawn announced that it was being acquired by Mercedes-Benz, McLaren fired back announcing that they had signed Jenson Button to the team in a multi-year deal. With Button joining Lewis Hamilton next season will mark the first time in Formula 1 history that a team has started the new season with […]

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McLaren, Mercedes Split, Almost!

November 18, 2009

With the acquisition of Brawn Gp by Daimler AG parent company of Mercedes-Benz, the long standing relationship with between Mercedes-Benz and McLaren is going to undergo some radical changes. The partnership between McLaren and Mercedes-Benz has been in place successfully since 1995 and has just completed the 15th Formula 1 season together this year. Both […]

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Mercedes Swallows Brawn GP Whole

November 16, 2009

The rumors of an investment by Meredes in Brawn GP were almost correct, however, with the recent withdrawl from F1 of major Auto Manufactures Toyota, BMW and Honda and the challenging times the Automobile industry is facing these days I doubt that many people would have forseen Mercedes entry into Formula 1 with a works […]

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2009 F1 Season – A Good Year ?

November 12, 2009

Well I guess the answer to this question is it depends who you are. If you were Jenson Button then it was a the best year of your Formula One career, a dream finally realized. I still remember watching Button when he was a guest on Top Gear, the iconic English car show. When asked […]

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So What Makes A Good F1 Racing Circuit?

November 9, 2009

This question seems to be on the mind of AT&T Williams, Technical Director, Sam Michael. Talking about the changes made by the FIA in 2009 to try to improve the racing in F1, Michael made the following comments: “I think that clearly the changes” (in 2009) “made the cars easier to follow, however, there’s a […]

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Ciao Ferrari – Raikkonen looks to Future

November 7, 2009

Kimi Raikkonen still wants to race in Formula 1. He just wants a car that can allow him to fight for victory, unlike this years Ferrari, which narrows the field somewhat. With the defection of Toyota and based upon this years performance the options narrow to Brawn GP, McClaren and Red Bull Racing. Red Bull […]

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First Toyota, Now Renault?

November 6, 2009

On the same day Toyota announced it is leaving F1 at the end of this year, Renault held an extraordinary board meeting to discuss its future plans, which did nothing to quell the rumors that it may also leave Formula 1. Renault Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn did nothing to put the rumors to rest when […]

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