2009 F1 calendar

This is the official 2009 F1 calendar.

You can follow every session of every race in the 2009 F1 season live on F1 Fanatic. See here for more information: F1 live blogs on F1 Fanatic.

Rnd Date Event Circuit
1 27-29 March Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, Mebourne
2 3-5 April Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
3 17-19 April Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit
4 24-26 April Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
5 8-10 May Spanish Grand Prix Montmelo, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
6 21-24 May Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo
7 5-7 June Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park
8 19-21 June British Grand Prix Silverstone
9 10-12 July German Grand Prix Nurburgring
10 24-26 July Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring
11 21-23 August European Grand Prix Valencia Street Circuit
12 28-30 August Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps
13 11-13 September Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza
14 25-27 September Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Street Circuit (night race)
15 2-4 October Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka
16 16-18 October Brazilian Grand Prix Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo
17 30 October – 1 November Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Island

The French and Canadian rounds have been cancelled.

46 comments on “2009 F1 calendar”

  1. emily margaret
    2nd September 2008, 14:08

    Anyone who can shed light on the absence of an American Grand Prix yet again, please do. Thanks ever so.

    1. DEAR EMILY MARGARET
      5th March 2009, 20:27

      the reason the american dont have a GP is beacuse they are waiting for one good driver but dont think it will ever happen

      LEWIS LEWIS LEWIS

    2. No, it’s because Bernie Ecclestone charges more than race promoters in America can justify paying. It’s the same situation for the French and Canadian Grands Prix.

    3. The americans have lots and lots of other race event, indy, indy 500, y’know all these oval tracks.

  2. When will the 2009 provisional calendar be confirmed

  3. Hello,
    My husband loves F1. He has a special birthday next December 2009. I would like to suprise him and go to one of the circuits, but as I do not understand the circuits, could some advise me which is the best one to go to.
    susan

    1. Gary kingston
      13th January 2009, 11:19

      Susan, big thing depends on where you live and how much you want to spend, if he has never been to an F1 then most of the races would be good. The sheer sound and sight of these cars as they shoot past is somethng to behold.

      If you write back I will give you as much info as you can handle!

      My email address is

      gaz@ex14.eclipse.co.uk

    2. the best one to go to is either Silverstone in UK or Nurburgring in Germany

    3. Hello Susan,

      I have never been to a Formula 1 GP too but I have assisted many times to the 24 hours of Le Mans. Ok I am french too.
      But if I would ever go to a F1 GP, I would certainly go to Monaco even if the price is horribly expensive or ZI would go to Spa, for the Belgian GP, It is a very nice circuit and one of the most interesting races too.
      That’s my opinion.
      Xavier

    4. Hello Susan, Just be happen to be looking @ website and saw your question. I live in USA, Pennsylvania and have been to quite a few venues. I am sort of old school and have been to SPA Francorchamps, Belgian GP 6 times and each time I go I am in awe of the place. I am listing where I have been in a priority order first to last , which as far as I am concerned really give the average guy a great experience SPA Francorchamps, Canadian GP @ Montreal ( attended 20 times and its fabulous, but off 2009 calendar) Monza, Hockenheim, Nurburinging (they alternate years now), Silverstone, Magny Cours. I attended the US GP @ INDY every year and also used to go to the US GP @ Watkins Glen, NY. I am planning my 7th trip to Spa this year. (My son has gone with me 4 times )
      Any questions let me know.
      Marlin Evans

    5. Monaco no doubt about it.

      No other race like that one.

      But if you ask a real F1 fan like me where to go, the answer is to anyone will be perfect!!! all of them are great.

      Please remember to be from Thursday to Sunday, because the show to see the arriving cars, warm ups, qualy are as good as the race day.

      Just check your preference, Europe? Asia? Or Malaysian of china?…..

      Enjoy it whatever your decision will be.

    6. I think the best Grand prix circuit is Monza as it is not as expensive as the others and is quite centralised for a short holiday ie Milan and the Italian lake district there is usually a festival in Como near Monza on the same weekend and is well worth going.
      i would go that little extra and book seats I sat on the Ascari chicane and had a fantastic view but avoid the Parabolica as it is away from the track and not so good

  4. Hi to all the f1 fans all over the world just asking if above dates for 2009 are set in concrete as we are a band of old foggies (middle age fans) who have been attending for a number of years so we would like to book well in advance thanks

  5. to susan whoes husbands birthday is next year if you can afford it the one to take him to is monaco if not the other good one is barcelona or the new one in valencia we go to all these and will be going to valencia next year to try it as looks good.

    Hope this of help

  6. Bruno – not ‘set in concrete’ as such, no. They are largely expected to stay as they are but Bernie Ecclestone is trying to put the three-week break back in August so there could be some movement there. When an official calendar is produced it’ll be mentioned on the site and this page will be updated.

  7. The above calendar has now been ratified by the FIA. More details here: No Canadian GP on 2009 F1 calendar

  8. Susan – I have to agree with Bruno. Monaco for the Glitz and Glamour. Great for walking the circuit and getting close to the cars. Stay in Nice – 20 minutes on the train. I would advise buying a stand ticket – not general admission. Barcelona is great for moving around the circuit and seeing the cars from different views. General admission is excellent. Stay in barcelona and a taxi to the circuit is very handy.

  9. Hi Susan, I took my husband to Barcelona grand prix for his special 40th birthday, stand N i think it was. It was a fabulous weekend with lots to do in Barcelona itself, Gaudi cathedral, nou camp football stadium. we caught the train up to Montmelo, little village near the track with approx 20 minute walk from there to the circuit. Would love to do it all again, it was excellent. Barclona is easy to get around on the metro, its a wonderful city.

  10. Hey, is there an iCal (.ics) version of this calendar I can subscribe to?

  11. Misterjamin: These dates (and other info on testing etc…) will be added to the F1 Fanatic Google Calendar which I think you can subscribe to via .ics. If you can’t, let me know and i’ll look into it.

  12. Message for Susan
    Whatever anyone else says – Silverstone is superb, as is Spa.

  13. Uncle Bernie should pony up the clink to bring Watkins Glen back to world stanard and host a proper US Grand Prix. Indy was a joke.

    Montreal off the calendar is a tragedy for F1.

  14. @ emily margaret

    I am afrid that is a question we have been pondering quite a bit on this site,I think the teams will finally push hard enough to make it happen again(BMW and Toyota in particular),until then….sighhhhh…..we Americans are starting a savings account for Bernie and we are all pitching in to see if we can’t fill a dump truck full of money and dump it on his head to see if that gets his attention.

  15. @ Wesley

    You may need something bigger than a dump truck :~)

    I agree with you & emily though, it’s a great shame not to see some North American races on the calender.

  16. Slightly off topic but how are things progressing for Donnington 2010?

  17. Has anyone any confirmed dates for testing in January 2009 at the Cheste circuit near Valencia?

  18. For Susan and her husband’s special birthday: I live in Valencia and have been to Monaco and Barcelona too. Sad to say, Valencia has a lot to learn about the spectators’ needs: it’s a great circuit for drivers, but the stands this year were poorly located and the local press reported literally thousands of requests for refunds (top ticket 485Euros, hmm). I think Silverstone and Spa are good circuits, but if it were me taking someone special I’d agree with earlier posts and choose Monaco or Barcelona, in that order of preference. Good luck!

  19. Why do they start the season in the East, move to the Middle, then to the West, back to the Middle, then to the East and then all the way back West again? Millions upon millions of unecessary miles, jetlagged teams, etc. The cost of getting an F1 team to a venue is what is so prohibitive. With the testing ban on, there’s no need for the massive, irritating break between the end of one season and the beginning of the next and the global nature of the sport means that the race venue can be scheduled at a time of year when conditions are good for racing. The calendar should be set so that the season begins in February, in Australia, then have 2 races per month IN THE SAME PART OF THE WORLD!!!

    Look at October: THREE TIME ZONES IN ONE MONTH!!!!

    You can tell that Bernie is the one with the last say about the calendar…

    We should have something like:

    Feb 2009 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, Mebourne
    Feb 2009 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Street Circuit (night race)

    March 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
    March 2009 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit

    April 2009 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka
    April 2009 Break to allow teams to get from Far to Middle East and acclimatise.

    May 2009 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir
    May 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Island

    June 2009 Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park
    June 2009 Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza

    July 2009 Spanish Grand Prix Montmelo, Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona
    July 2009 European Grand Prix Valencia Street Circuit

    August 2009 British Grand Prix Silverstone
    August 2009 German Grand Prix Nurburgring

    September 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring
    September 2009 Monaco Grand Prix Monte-Carlo

    October 2009 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps
    October 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Interlagos, Sao Paulo

    November – January: Shorter break to accont for Testing Ban.

  20. susan….there are no F1 meetings in December…

  21. Dear Susan,

    please let me know ur location, then we can decide which track u can take ur hubby?

    regards

  22. Andrew Morten
    11th January 2009, 7:55

    Why is there no Canadian and French Grand Prix for the year 2009??please explain..i was following the news the other day and it was due to sponsorship deals that was very unsucessful.Please fill me in with more details.

  23. Please leav me feedback on cheap deals to F1 tickets/ deals for end july to august 2010. thank you

    1. Jane,

      I book tickets every year for a group of friends and I always use http://www.bookf1.com. They have a full range of tickets and are the cheapest I have found on the internet. They are also very reliable wich obviously is most important.

      Stephen

  24. For you who want to know where to get cheap tickets…there are none.

    If you are wondering why a certain race was canceled, not reinstated, etc…MONEY!!!

    I am very interested in the idea of moving the dates of the races to account for time change and logistical expense. The schedule Alastair proposes may offer some relief from the expense of carting a team all the way across the globe every two weeks, but I don’t know that it is the solution to the finance problem.

  25. thanksssssssssssssssss

  26. itv did a brill job which was a vast criedt to them but its such a warm feeling to know that the gp is comeing home to the bbc haveing toured the web and buying the mags it just feels right that has come back to where it should be , i wish the whole team the very best and look forward like a child at christmas to the coverage ,show it as its is , with out any blis and re interduce it as a sport ; f1 is comeing home i cant get rid of that tune and it feels great all the very best les

  27. i will be happy till i see a f1 race live .watching on the box is not the same as too being at the race and watching it live .

  28. Please could someone explain to me what is going on with the new brawn team, I thought it was BAR Honda bought over by ex Merc owner Ross Brawn, but is it a honda or a merc?

    1. I think you have things quite crossed up there Lisa. Brawn is basically a team formed from the old Honda team. Ross Brawn may well own a Merc but not the Mercedes in any shape or form.
      He is basically an engineer with very strong management skills. He was technical director with Benetton & Ferrari during the historic Schumacher era.
      Drafted into Honda for the 2008 season as team principal he has been involved with what has become the the Brawn car since the beginning.
      With Honda withdrawing from F1 they had to turn somewhere for an engine and this is where Mercedes come into the picture.
      Hope this helps!

  29. can someone leave me feed back on cheap deals so my wife and i can go watch a live f1

  30. Coming from Pennsylvania, USA, Planning on attending European GP, Valemcia 8/23 and then to SPA 8/30. Looking for some help on accomodations for European GP in Valencia Spain( SPA,no problem . been there 5 times) Really do not want some Big Box/ Franchise hotel in Valencia. Looking for something small really capturing local flavor. Have not been to Spain previously.
    Any ideas ?

  31. http://www.PetitionOnline.com/f1legard/petition.html

    Get Jonathan Legard off the BBC F1 commentary team, bring back James Allen!

  32. I have 4 tickets for the GP Spain in Montmelo
    The tickets are in the principal grandstand
    I cant go
    If anyone is interested contact me on hoppijunior@gmail.com

  33. I can`t understand why Hamilton hadn`t won any rece so far. He is a mondial champion and now he is on 6, 7 or less places… :( . It is about his car? Because I still belive that is a good pilot. Thanks

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