2009 F1 cars articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Brawn’s new sponsors in Brazil (pictures) 17th October 2009, 13:40
The Brawn cars are sporting several new sponsors’ logos this weekend as Brazilian companies seek to make the most out of Rubens Barrichello’s position in the championship showdown. Itaipava beer, Banco do Brasil, Mapfre and TNT all appear on the cars this weekend. But the clashing shades of yellow don’t do much for the car’s [...]
Red Bull will protest Brawn GP diffuser 24th March 2009, 19:38
Red Bull have confirmed they will protest against Brawn GP’s BGP001 if it is passed legal to race. The cars will be scrutineered by the Australian Grand Prix stewards in Melbourne on Thursday. Williams and Toyota’s diffuser designs have also been called into question. But Red Bull’s Helmut Marko focused his claim on Brawn’s diffuser [...]
The F1 Fanatic verdict is in: Ferrari are the top team heading into 2009 20th March 2009, 11:00
Last week I invited you to rank the F1 teams to see who everyone thought would be fighting for victory in the Australian Grand Prix next weekend. Ferrari were the team that came out on top but everyone seems puzzled over just how quick McLaren are. Here’s the results in full.
F1 2009 technology: Mid-region 19th March 2009, 11:00
F1 Fanatic guest writer John Beamer continues his technical analysis of the 2009 F1 cars with a look at the mid-section of this year’s designs. When comparing a 2008 and 2009 F1 car the wider front wing and squashed rear wing are the most dramatic changes. Look closely again and one can see equally striking [...]
Who looks good for ’09? Rank the teams 13th March 2009, 12:00
The last full group test ahead of the new season finished yesterday. Two weeks from today, the 2009 F1 cars will be driven in anger for the first time in practice for the Australian Grand Prix. Based on what we’ve seen so far, how accurately can we predict the form of each of the teams [...]
Jarno Trulli explains how the 2009 technical regulations shaped the design of the TF109 in this video from Toyota.
2009 F1 cars: which looks best? (Poll) 9th March 2009, 7:31
It’s beauty contest time. The 2009 F1 cars are a strange looking bunch but there’s no mistaking some are better looking than others. Which is the fairest of them all? Vote and check out pictures of each of the cars below.
The Toro Rosso STR4 has been revealed, meaning the 2009 F1 grid is now complete. Unsurprisingly, the STR4 is outwardly identical to the Red Bull RB5, albeit with the usual Toro Rosso pain job.
Brawn GP tests its 2009 F1 car 6th March 2009, 19:16
The new Brawn GP team tested its 2009 F1 car at Silverstone today. Jenson Button was at the heel of the BGP001.
Force India VJM02 revealed early – pictures (2009 F1 cars) 28th February 2009, 9:07
Force India’s VJM02 was due to break cover tomorrow but Anirudh has dug out some early pictures of it on Force India’s official website. They confirm the impression we got from the Force India calendar earlier this year that the new car replaces the bright red flashes of 2008 with orange and green. More pictures [...]