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. 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!

  2. 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….

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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

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

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

    Really hope to see Jensen with a drive this year

  7. Where is Bruno Senna ?

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

  9. 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

  10. who will drive for Bankrupt Honda in 2009


  12. Is there going to be a test session at Silverstone this year?

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 16th February 2009, 22:35

      Testing is supposed to be banned between the first and last races so I doubt it I’m afraid. Shame – I’ve been the last couple of years and it’s been a nice opportunity to get to see F1 cars away from the race.

  13. Cheers Keith
    Oh well I’m not a die hard fan myself and don’t fancy the bedlum of qualifying/raceday etc… I’ve been 3 years running to the Test session and camped at whittlebury Park, really enjoyed it, I’d recommend a visit to see the cars in action to anyone who’s has an interest in speed/power/noise!! As for the negative folk out there, trust me it’s an experience you’ll never forget!

  14. Dave the Don said on 22nd February 2009, 1:33

    who thinks alonso should go to ferrari he doesn’t seem to be going anywhere with renault.hamilton to win 2009

  15. teamorders said on 24th February 2009, 5:42

    Boy, 2009 has about the least changes I can ever remember one year to another.

  16. Gary Duffy said on 27th March 2009, 22:29

    Seems if you want to be a famous F1 Driver you have to be named Sebastien, so unusual to see so many drivers with the same first name in the one season..

  17. Angga said on 29th March 2009, 1:20

    Brawn Gp….Amazing!!!!

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