2009 F1 race reports articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Vettel leads a Red Bull one-two in finale (Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race report) 1st November 2009, 16:03
Sebastian Vettel took advantage of problems for Lewis Hamilton to win his fourth Grand Prix of 2009. It was a one-two for Red Bull as Mark Webber kept Jenson Button at bay to take second place in an exciting end to an otherwise predictable race.
Vettel keeps title hopes alive at Suzuka (Japanese Grand Prix race report) 4th October 2009, 8:01
Sebastian Vettel utterly dominated the Japanese Grand Prix – and he kept his championship hopes alive as the Brawn duo finished at the bottom of the points places. Vettel also single-handedly kept Red Bull in the constructors’ championship battle.
Hamilton wins as Button closes on title 27th September 2009, 16:52
Lewis Hamilton took his second victory of 2009 in dominant fashion in the Singapore Grand Prix.
Barrichello leads one-two as Brawn are back on top 13th September 2009, 16:21
Smart strategy and rock-solid pace won the Italian Grand Prix for Rubens Barrichello who led home team mate Jenson Button as Lewis Hamilton crashed out.
Kimi Raikkonen edges Giancarlo Fisichella for win (Belgian Grand Prix review) 30th August 2009, 19:35
Kimi Raikkonen ended a 26-race losing streak by winning the Belgian Grand Prix for the fourth time in his career. Surprisingly Raikkonen’s closest contender wasn’t in a Brawn or a Red Bull or even a McLaren – he was chased around every lap of Spa by Giancarlo Fisichella. The Italian, now tipped to join Raikkonen [...]
Rubens Barrichello grabs win from Lewis Hamilton (European Grand Prix) 23rd August 2009, 16:02
Rubens Barrichello ended his F1 victory drought of nearly five years with a classy win on the streets of Valencia. A crucial mistake by McLaren on Lewis Hamilton’s final pit stop gave Barrichello the opportunity to snatch victory – but his 35-second lead over team mate Jenson Button showed how well the Brazilian had driven.
Lewis Hamilton takes McLaren back to winning ways (Hungarian Grand Prix) 26th July 2009, 16:00
Lewis Hamilton seized the lead of the Hungarian Grand Prix and never let it go as McLaren bounced back from their terrible start to 2009. The world champion was followed home by Kimi Raikkonen – the only Ferrari in the race following Felipe Massa’s crash – meaning KERS-powered cars filled the first two places on [...]
Webber shrugs off penalty to grab maiden win (German Grand Prix review) 12th July 2009, 19:07
He lost the lead at the start and was handed a drive-through penalty for causing a collision. But that wasn’t enough to stop Mark Webber storming to victory in the German Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver led home a second consecutive one-two for his team while the Brawns struggled to fifth and sixth.
Untouchable Vettel romps to Silverstone victory (British Grand Prix review) 21st June 2009, 16:31
Sebastian Vettel obliterated his rivals at Silverstone, leading team mate Mark Webber home in a one-two finish for the rampant Red Bulls. Jenson Button was unable to deliver the result the home crowd wanted – he slumped to his worst finish of the year, sixth, which was no better than where he qualified.
Vettel’s mistake lets Button in for another win (Turkish Grand Prix review) 7th June 2009, 17:15
Jenson Button added Istanbul Park to the growing roster of circuits he has conquered this year. Pole sitter Sebastian Vettel could offer no more than token resistance to the Brawn steamroller, and he also lost out to team mate Mark Webber.