2009 F1 cars articles on F1 Fanatic archive

2009 F1 cars compared – Red Bull 10th February 2009, 20:57

Seven of the cars on the 2009 F1 grid have now been launched, with the addition of Red Bull’s RB5 which was unveiled yesterday. Given that car will likely be the same as the Toro Rosso STR4, we might as well call it eight, with potentially only Force India left to show off their new […]

Red Bull RB5 officially revealed 9th February 2009, 8:19

The Red Bull RB5 broke cover today – it’s the seventh 2009 F1 car to be revealed. Here are pictures of the RB5.

How do the 2009 F1 cars compare to other single-seater racing cars? 3rd February 2009, 7:00

The 2009-style F1 cars have got a lukewarm reaction from fans – less than half of F1 Fanatic readers thought they looked good when we did a poll on it last week. To get to the heart of what’s gone wrong with F1 car aesthetics I thought we should compare them to top single-seaters from […]

2009 F1 cars: Hot or not? (Poll & Video) 28th January 2009, 12:00

There’s been a huge amount of fuss over the looks of the 2009 F1 cars. Do you welcome the return to smooth sidepods? Do the wings still look out of proportion to you? Cast your vote below…

2009 F1 cars and 2008 cars compared 23rd January 2009, 10:00

It’s only when you get a look at pictures of the 2009 F1 cars alongside their 2008 predecessors that you realise how drastic the new 2009 rules are. Here’s some pictures of the 2009 Ferrari, McLaren, BMW and Toyota alongside last year’s cars.

2009 F1 car comparisons: BMW 20th January 2009, 21:33

BMW’s F1.09 is the last new F1 car we’ll see this month. Here’s a look at the car BMW hope to challenge for the championships with up alongside the other 2009 models.

BMW F1.09 unveiled – pictures (2009 F1 car launches)

BMW’s F1.09 is the car Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld hope will transform their team from race-winners in 2008 to championship-contenders in 2009. Pictures of the BMW F1.09, the sixth 2009 F1 car to get its launch, are below.

2009 F1 car comparisons: Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, Williams and Toyota 19th January 2009, 20:57

Half of the 2009 F1 grid has now been launched providing us with some insight into the different design directions taken by likely front-runners of 2009. Here’s how the freshly-launched Renault R29 and Williams FW31 compare to the Ferrari, McLaren and Toyota that appeared last week.

Renault R29 revealed in Portugal – pictures (2009 F1 car launches)

Renault’s 2009 F1 car has broken cover. The R29 is the car they hope will improve on the performance of the R28 (two wins last year) and propel Fernando Alonso into contention for the drivers’ championship. The first pictures of the new Renault R29 are below. Update: Is this how the Renault R29 was supposed […]

Williams FW31 introduced in interim livery (2009 F1 car launches)

Williams has revealed its 2009 F1 car – the FW31. The team go into 2009 with Toyota engines for the third year in a row. The FW31 has been presented in an interim livery. Its final paint scheme for the 2009 F1 season will be revealed next month. Pictures of the new Williams below.

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