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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McLaren-Mercedes

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

Williams

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

TBC

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. 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?

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

  6. hibbspeed said on 8th November 2008, 13:48

    I’ve never seen such stability in F1: one driver retiring, one moving up(!?), one vacant seat. Who will fill Vettel’s seat at Toro Rosso? Will Vettel outqualify Webber? Who will be the preseason #1 at Ferrari? Can’t wait for ’09!

  7. Don’t think there are that many overated drivers in F1, although I do feel that Nick Heidfeld certanly holds his spot due to nationality, and Sutil would proberbly not be in F1 had he not been german. This is often said about Japanese drivers, but never about european drivers, why is that? Why do you think Williams had German drivers troughout there whole collaboration with BMW? Now when they are with toyota everyone is pointing there fingers at Kazuki, although a think is doing a good job for a rookie.
    Di Grassi was great to watch in GP2, I would put him in a racecar anyday of the week ahead of Grosjean, Buemi and Senna for that matter. Although a think Senna sould have drive as well….

  8. Hamon Dill said on 21st January 2009, 0:12

    When is Damon Hill coming back :-)

    • Tigger said on 23rd January 2009, 13:04

      Hopefully Damon Hill will NEVER come back – he was truly dull and uninteresting as a driver and personality! Now Schumacher, that’s a different thing altogether as he was (and still is) absolutely amazing…… would love to see him come back and whoop everyone else’s butts sometime soon!

  9. mihai said on 23rd January 2009, 15:11

    noua masina de formula 1 s-a numit NEWMAN FORD este facut de paul newman din anul 2000 deci culoarea rosie si verde piloti sunt michael klein din germania origine romana si Roberto Moreno din brazilia daca sunt participanti nou sezon.

  10. chris said on 23rd January 2009, 23:45

    what does tbc mean
    and does that mean button and Barrichello are out of f1

  11. Colin said on 24th January 2009, 14:37

    Really hope to see Jensen with a drive this year

  12. Where is Bruno Senna ?

  13. i like f1 but i think you guys are taking it way to seriously

  14. chris blake said on 4th February 2009, 22:01

    listen we dont i take it very seriously im an f1 fanatic and i want jenson to be in 09 cause i met him and i like he is a great guy.great personality and he is british.he is a great driver

  15. who will drive for Bankrupt Honda in 2009

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