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2009 F1 season – Final entry list published by FIA

FIA published the final version of the 2009 Formula 1 entry list. If compared with the provisional version there are several changes. The most important one is that Brawn GP is included and as a new entry their drivers were given numbers 20 and 21 (previously assigned to Force India). Force India car numbers will now be 18 and 19. (These two teams will also swap the garages with Brawn GP getting the last one). Felipe Massa will at the end race with number 3 on his after swapping the number with Kimi Raikkononen. Toro Rosso drivers Buemi and Bourdais also switched their numbers perhaps reflecting on fact that Buemi is the rookie.

Update: FIA revised the entry list on March 26 – Force India keeps their original car numbers 20 and 21, Brawn GP gets 22, 23. Force India wanted to get its former 20 and 21 numbers back as all its promotional material and merchandise had been based around these numbers. Brawn GP had no problems with that.

Here is the final version of 2009 FIA entry list:

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2009 Formula 1 season – Rules changes summary

New look F1 cars - low wide front wing, tall narrow rear wing

New look F1 cars - low wide front wing, tall narrow rear wing

Few days to go before the 2009 F1 action starts, time to summarize the most important F1 rules changes:

The most obvious changes in regulations are those visible on the cars – low and wide front wing, tall and narrow rear wing. All the small winglets and appendages are now banned. Perhaps not so obvious are the movable flaps on the front wing adjustable by driver from the cockpit.

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Ten to tackle – Weekly F1 Quizz Number 8 – Australian GP

It is time for the Monday F1 quiz again. And as we will have Australian GP this weekend all the questions have something to do with Australian GPs of the past.

All the answers will be revealed after you complete all 10 questions. As usual please no googling for answers  :-) . And do not forget to share your result in comments ! If you missed the past quizzes you can try them too – click here.

What year did Australia host the opening race of the season for the very first time ?





Who won Australian F1 GP both in Adelaide and in Melbourne ?





1991 Australian GP is still the shortest F1 race ever held. On what lap was the race stopped because of the torrential rain ?





Australian GP Podium
When was this Australian GP podium picture taken ?





How many drivers won the Australian GP more than once ?





One of the most memorable moments in the history of Australian GP was the race start in 2002. How many cars crashed out after start ?





Also in 2002, Australian driver Mark Webber made his F1 race debut with Minardi. Where did he finish ?





How many Australian drivers raced in Australian F1 GPs ?





Australian GP Incident
and when did this happen ?





And the last question - pick the team with most Australian GP wins:







FOTA vs. FIA – Winner takes all likely to be deferred to 2010

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FOTA has proven its usefulness – unlike FIA the FOTA members seem know what is written in the F1 Sporting Regulations and International Sporting Code (both written by FIA by the way).

Here is what FOTA says:

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How would the new rules affect team mates ?

How long will it take for one of them to become team's number 1 ?

How long will it take for one of them to become team's number 1 ?

Update: The winner takes all system may not be implemented from 2009 season after all – read here.

The new system of determining the drivers champion will very likely affect the way the teams treat their drivers. Especially with the field that seems to be extremely close. Brawn, BMW, Toyota, Ferrari, Renault, Williams, McLaren, Red Bull all may have the pace to win a race or two this year (no disrespect to Toro Rosso and Force India meant). Some on merit, some perhaps would need a bit of luck.

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2009

Jerez test March 2009 – Day 5 – Final test of the year 2009

The pre-season testing ended today with last day of testing in Jerez. Kazuki Nakajima and Heikki Kovalainen were on track, both posted impressive times … Nakajima’s 1:17.494 is the fastest time of the week in Jerez. This is not making the predictions for the opening race of the season any easier … Test times Jerez, […]

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Formula 1 – 1992 Liveries

The off-season is slowly coming to an end, the F1 racing returns next weekend. Before the action begins here is another look back to the history of F1 liveries – year 1992 – the year when Nigel Mansell won the drivers’ title with Williams. He also won the first 5 races of the season – […]

2009

So, the budget cap is here, now what ?

FIA managed to trigger a serious magnitude earthquake with some of the decisions made by the WMSC yesterday. A day on I feel that the largely negative response was caused not so much but what was decided but how… I mean who knew yesterday morning that the “most wins take all” system was even being […]

2009

2009 Formula 1 Season Countdown – 10 Days To Go

It is official now, we are only 10 days from the start of 2009 Australian Grand Prix – this is the final brief countdown post.

2009

Jerez test March 2009 – Day 4 – Williams and McLaren only

Day 4 of Jerez action. The pre-season testing ended yesterday for 8 teams, only McLaren and Williams were still in action today with Heikki Kovalainen and Kazuki Nakajima. The MP4-24 got quicker in Kovalainen’s hands today, he posted the best time of the week for McLaren. Tomorrow will be the last day of pre-season testing, […]

2009

WMSC decisions on testing, budget cap and media

This is a very long post and a lot to digest… Further to the brand new way of deciding the Formula One Drivers’ Champion FIA made also decisions on testing, media and budget. FIA also approved Brawn GP F1 entry in place of Honda F1 Racing (treating the team as a new team but waiving […]

2009

Race wins to decide 2009 F1 champion, FOTA points system rejected by FIA

In rather surprising move FIA today decided to reject the new point scoring system proposed by FOTA and go for the system similar to Bernie Ecclestone’s “medals” instead. The driver with most race wins will become the 2009 F1 champion. In case of a tie the bigger points total (as per the existing 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 system) […]

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2014 Teams and Drivers

Red Bull
Sebastian VETTEL
Daniel RICCIARDO
Ferrari
Fernando ALONSO
Kimi RAIKKONEN
McLaren
Jenson BUTTON
Kevin MAGNUSSEN
Lotus
Romain GROSJEAN
Pastor MALDONADO
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Nico ROSBERG
Lewis HAMILTON
Sauber
Adrian SUTIL
Esteban GUTIEREZ
Force India
Nico HULKENBERG
Sergio PEREZ
Williams
Felipe MASSA
Valtteri BOTTAS
Toro Rosso
Daniil KVYAT
Jean Eric VERGNE
Caterham
Marcus ERICSSON
Kamui KOBAYASHI
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4-6 July - Great Britain
18-20 July - Germany
25-27 July - Hungary
22-24 August - Belgium
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10-12 October - Russia
31 October-2 November - USA
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