F1 2009: Quick pre-season guide

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

A new season, a new champion: F1 2009 begins this week
A new season, a new champion: F1 2009 begins this week

After months of waiting the 2009 F1 season finally gets going this weekend. For those of you just catching up with all the changes for 2009 here’s a quick guide to the teams, the drivers, the tracks, the rules and the technology.

Packing in more than 50 separate articles, this is everything you need to know about F1 2009.

Teams, drivers and cars

Team information, driver biographies and car pictures:

McLaren-Mercedes MP4-24 | #1 Lewis Hamilton | #2 Heikki Kovalainen
Ferrari F60 | #3 Felipe Massa | #4 Kimi Raikkonen
BMW F1.09 | #5 Robert Kubica | #6 Nick Heidfeld
Renault R29 | #7 Fernando Alonso | #8 Nelson Piquet Jnr
Toyota TF109 | #9 Jarno Trulli | #10 Timo Glock
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR4 | #11 Sebastien Bourdais | #12 Sebastien Buemi
Red Bull-Renault RB5 | #14 Mark Webber | #15 Sebastian Vettel
Williams-Toyota FW31 | #16 Nico Rosberg | #17 Kazuki Nakajima
Force India VJM02 | #18 Adrian Sutil | #19 Giancarlo Fisichella
Brawn GP BGP001 | #20 Jenson Button | #21 Rubens Barrichello

F1 2009: the drivers
2009 F1 drivers helmets

Rules

F1 2009: New rules at a glance
FIA to provide video evidence and improve stewarding of incidents in 2009

F1 technology

F1 2009 technology: Front wing
F1 2009 technology: Mid-region
F1 2009 technology: Rear wings, diffusers – and the inevitable controversy
Tyre compounds for first five races of 2009
KERS explained: how a mechanical Kinetic Energy Recovery System works

Circuits

2009 F1 calendar
2009 F1 tracks compared
Pictures of F1’s new circuit for 2009: Abu Dhabi

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