f1 2009 mentions on F1 Fanatic archive

Name that race: 2009 edition 2nd January 2010, 7:00

The fiendishly tough F1 season quiz is back. Can you name that race? Tackle the test below…

Malaysian washout was 09′s dearest race 28th December 2009, 23:43

The organisers of the Malaysian Grand Prix paid the highest fee going to hold an F1 race in 2009 – but they only got half a race for it. The Sepang circuit’s race cost them $45.7m (??28.56m / ??31.75m) to host this year. But the Grand Prix was abandoned after 31 of the scheduled 56 […]

Vote for the best pass of 2009 24th December 2009, 7:00

Who pulled off the best overtaking move of 2009? These top ten choices have been whittled down from dozens of suggestions made by F1 Fanatic readers. If you’re mind’s already made up cast your vote now, or see below for the best arguments in favour of each of them and videos of the passes.

What was the best pass of 2009? (Video) 21st December 2009, 15:30

Overtaking in F1 is a hotly-debated subject – particularly the view that we haven’t seen much of it this year. That isn’t necessarily the case. The video above compiles a selection of the best passes of 2009 – and there were more besides that don’t feature on there. But which driver made the best overtaking […]

Massa completes F2007 test (Pictures) 16th December 2009, 17:26

Felipe Massa had a final fling in a Ferrari today in what must surely be the last F1 action of 2009. He polished off another 60 laps in an F2007, concluding his two days in action at Mugello. The pictures below show how much his eye injury has healed – afterwards he talked about having […]

2009 F1 predictions – how did we do? 15th December 2009, 23:00

At the beginning of the year I summoned up the full extent of my F1 geekery and used it to peer into the mists of time and calculate what would happen in the season ahead. Maybe I would have been better off with a crystal ball and a Ouija board. Here’s the 15 predictions I […]

F1 2009 DVD “Not in a hurry” reviewed 10th December 2009, 0:06

F1 season review DVDs just keep getting longer. The 2009 edition – weakly titled “Not in a hurry” – clocks in at more than four-and-a-half hours including extras. The tightly-regulated broadcasting of Formula 1 means this is the only way you can buy video footage of Jenson Button’s championship victory and all the other highlights […]

2009 F1 driver biographies updated 6th December 2009, 18:50

I’ve updated the biographies for each of the 25 drivers who started an F1 race in 2009. You can find them all below: McLaren Lewis Hamilton Heikki Kovalainen Ferrari Felipe Massa Kimi R??ikk??nen Luca Badoer Giancarlo Fisichella BMW Robert Kubica Nick Heidfeld Renault Fernando Alonso Nelson Piquet Jnr Romain Grosjean Toyota Jarno Trulli Timo Glock […]

Brawn GP: One incredible year (Video) 4th December 2009, 13:30

One year ago today, Honda announced it was putting its F1 team up for sale. In the 12 months since then their successors, Brawn, stunned us by not only surviving but by dominating the first half of the season and ultimately bringing home both world titles. It may have been called a ‘fairytale’ but there […]

2009 F1 driver rankings part 3: 5-1 27th November 2009, 7:00

Over the last two days the 25 drivers who competed in F1 this year have been whittled down to a top five. But who was the very best of the best? Read on for my verdict – and vote for who you think was the top driver in 2009.