2009 F1 drivers and teams

Here is the latest information on how the F1 drivers and teams will line up in 2009.

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Race drivers

1. Lewis Hamilton (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles
2. Heikki Kovalainen (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Pedro de la Rosa (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles
Gary Paffett (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

McLaren F1 team information

Scuderia Ferrari

Race drivers

3. Felipe Massa (Austrlia – Hungary) | biography | articles
3. Luca Badoer (from Europe, also third driver) | biography | articles
4. Kimi Raikkonen | biography | articles

Test drivers

Marc Gen?β?® (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Ferrari F1 team information

BMW Sauber F1 Team

5. Robert Kubica (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles
6. Nick Heidfeld (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Christian Klien (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

BMW Sauber F1 Team information

Renault F1 Team

Race drivers

7. Fernando Alonso | biography | articles
8. Nelson Piquet Jnr. (Australia – Hungary) | biography | articles
8. Romain Grosjean (from Europe, previously third driverr) | biography | articles

Renault F1 team information

Toyota Racing

Race drivers

9. Jarno Trulli (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles
10. Timo Glock (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Kamui Kobayashi (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Toyota F1 team information

Scuderia Toro Rosso

Race drivers

11. Sebastien Bourdais (from Australia to Germany) | biography | articles
11. Jaime Alguersuari (from Hungary) | biography | articles
12. Sebastien Buemi (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Brendon Hartley (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 team information

Red Bull Racing

Race drivers

14. Mark Webber (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles
15. Sebastian Vettel (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Brendon Hartley (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Red Bull F1 team information


Race drivers

16. Nico Rosberg (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles
17. Kazuki Nakajima (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Nico H?β??lkenberg (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Williams F1 team information

Force India F1 Team

Race drivers

20. Adrian Sutil (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles
21. Giancarlo Fisichella (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers

Vitantonio Liuzzi (2008) | biography | articles

Force India F1 Team information

Brawn GP

Race drivers

22. Jenson Button (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles
23. Rubens Barrichello (has 2009 contract) | biography | articles

Test drivers


Brawn GP F1 team information

Other drivers

Alexander Wurz (Honda test driver, 2008) | biography | articles

Mike Conway (Honda test driver, 2008) | biography | articles

Luca Filippi (Honda test driver, 2008) | biography | articles

Marko Asmer (BMW test driver, 2008) | biography | articles

Sakon Yamamoto (Renault test driver, 2008) | biography | articles
Lucas di Grassi (Renault test driver, 2008) | biography | articles

David Coulthard (retiring after 2008) | biography | articles

43 comments on 2009 F1 drivers and teams

  1. sChUmAcHeRtHeGrEaTeStEvEr said on 23rd July 2008, 12:51

    didnt realise kovalaeinen only had a 1 year contract

  2. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 31st July 2008, 14:15

    Yep but he’s had an extension to 2009 now.

  3. Diacho said on 31st July 2008, 15:21

    Keith, I think you’ve forgotten Lucas di Grassi at Renault.
    He’s up the order from Grosjean, I’m certain..

  4. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 31st July 2008, 15:35

    Good point – I’ve added him in, although I have no idea about any plans for him for 2009. It’s not as if they’ve kept him busy this year – he’s gone back to GP2.

  5. Adam said on 31st July 2008, 15:48

    Diacho – you’re right about Di Grassi, the guys quality and has shown so after going back to GP2 and in 2/3 rounds has leaped up to 4th in the championship.

    I wonder if Buemi/Liuzzi might get a gig for Toro Rosso in 2009 to partner Sebby B.

  6. what about Bruno Senna hes gonna have a spot at F1 surely!

  7. Man, just want to say nice site. Also I have been watching F1 for 4 years now (Might start GP2 next year) but there is a lot of turn over in F1, seems like most drivers are gone after a year or two. What a shame.

  8. Doesn’t Timo Glock have a 2009 contract? I’m sure I read something earlier in the year that there was less pressure on him than Piquet becuase he had a 2 year deal from the start?

  9. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 13th October 2008, 13:56

    Paul – It’s widely expected, but I don’t think it’s been formally announced yet. See here.

  10. I think Honda should give Bruno a shot, but if you asked me i’d preffered he got at least one full season of testing and them unleash him.
    He has the talent but i don’t think he’s F1 ready.

  11. i think that people should take their eye of hamilton and massa and take time to admire some other drivers. i think they are over rated and do not compare to drivers such as mansell and so on, and i also would like to hear your view about this subject

    • i think in his era Mansell was great alongside Hill.but realistically speaking Lewis and Massa are the top class at the moment,you have to admit it was very exciting watching last season.roll on 2009 already.Hamilton is only going to get even better,Hamilton World champion 2009.

  12. andrew said on 3rd November 2008, 15:02

    i want sato to race

    • puggy said on 3rd April 2009, 17:50

      me too, does anyone know what ukyo katayama is doing these days? poor guy had bad luck in F1, knocked over by the safety car.

  13. Jonesracing82 said on 4th November 2008, 23:30

    on Timo, Glock, i have read he has a contract for next year! it was extended after Hungary i think!
    i dont see why STR would even consider Liuzzi after sacking him last year!
    i personally think he’s over-rated as is Sato! tho Sato is only around through nationality.
    and saying Massa and Hamilton are overrated, i thought at start of year that Massa wont win a race this year after his probs in the 1st 2 races, after that he he drove very well bar Silverstone!
    lets face it, over the whole year they did have best results even tho i’d say Kubica, Alonso or Vettel would be driver of the year!

  14. striay said on 5th November 2008, 16:30

    whats with the number 13 why doesnt anyone have it?

  15. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 5th November 2008, 17:20

    Striay – not for a long time – Your questions: F1 and the number 13

  16. gak67 said on 6th November 2008, 1:11

    Has anyone heard any more about who’s supplying engines to who in ’09. Rumour is Force India is gonna have Merc’s. Are Red Bull sticking with this years suppliers again for their two teams? Is Williams staying with BMW?

  17. RaikAfrmA-K-G said on 6th November 2008, 20:58

    what happened to Sato??
    i thought he went trial for Renalt and Toro Rosso.

  18. Mallenz said on 7th November 2008, 16:21

    I tought Alonso would move to a bigger team !!
    Do you guys think that Renault will be more competitive in 2009 ??

    • If you believe the rumours, Alonso is waiting for the Ferrari seat that will no doubt become available if Raikonnen has a similar year to last… or Massa a similar year to 2007.

      Although I am not a Ferrari fan, I would love to see both those drivers actually on top form at the same time. While they would not be allowed to race each other properly, it would be an exciting season if they were.

  19. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 7th November 2008, 16:27

    Mallenz – A bigger team? Renault’s budget is definitely in the same ballpark as the top teams – they are a manufacturer, after all: F1 teams’ budgets.

  20. Mallenz said on 7th November 2008, 17:09

    Keith, I agree, but this year Renault was not even close to the championship.

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