2009 FF1M Title Card

2009 FF1M Season

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Changes in 2009


  • All new teams must have raced in FF2M for one season prior to entering FF1M.


  • New base chassis delivered to teams after final round of 2008
  • Wider front wing and narrower rear wing.


  • Adjustable Front Wing is available to research
  • All Aerodynamic development is reset to zero.
  • Diffuser Technology replaced by Double Deck Diffuser and Blown Diffuser and can choose which development path to follow at the start of the season.
  • Teams may only have one of Double Deck Diffuser OR Blown Diffuser on the car at any one time and not both.
  • Teams allowed to use KERS for the first time


  • Honda pull out of the sport
  • Turbo boosted engines may now have a maximum boost of 300 (250 previously)


  • Exolite and SF1 pull out of the sport

Drivers and Teams

Entry List

Team Engine Tyre No. Race Drivers Test Driver/s
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Vodafone TornadoF1 Mercedes V8 Pirelli 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Jenson Button 22px-Flag of France.svg-1- Romain Grosjean
2 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1- Kimi Raikkonen
22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- RBS Gui Racing Mercedes V8 Pirelli 3 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Sebastian Vettel 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Anthony Davidson
4 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Lucas di Grassi
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Anthony Davidson
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Red Bull Shannon Renault V8 Pirelli 5 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Bruno Senna 22px-Flag of Japan.svg-1-Sakon Yamamoto
6 22px-Flag of Venezuela.svg-1- Pastor Maldonado
22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1- Heikki Kovalainen
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- FJR Petronas FJR V10T Pirelli 7 22px-Flag of Poland.svg-1- Robert Kubica 22px-Flag of Portugal.svg-1- Alvaro Parente
8 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Felipe Massa
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- ING Shake n' Bake Motorsport SnB V10T Pirelli 9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Lewis Hamilton 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-Gary Paffett
10 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1-Timo Glock
22px-Flag of Denmark.svg-1- Scuderia Pedersen Shell Mercedes V8 Pirelli 11 22px-Flag of Japan.svg-1- Kamui Kobayashi 22px-Flag of Japan.svg-1-Kazuki Nakajima
12 22px-Flag of South Africa.svg-1- Adrian Zaugg

22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Scuderia Andy Racing

Ferrari V8 Pirelli 14 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Nelson Piquet Jnr
15 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Adrian Sutil
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Virgin Dark Wolf BMW V8 Pirelli 16 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Nico Rosberg
17 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Marc Gene
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Dodgem Racing Toyota V8 Pirelli 18 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Giorgio Pantano 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.svg-1-Yelmer Buurman
19 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Nick Heidfeld
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Kingfisher Mitchell BMW V8 Pirelli 20 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Jarno Trulli
21 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg-1- Sebastien Buemi
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- Ajay Motorsports Ajay V10T Pirelli 22 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Fernando Alonso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1-Adam Carroll
23 22px-Flag of Austria.svg-1-Christian Klien
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- GR Motorsports Renault V8 Pirelli 24 22px-Flag of France.svg-1- Sebastien Bourdais 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-Pedro de la Rosa
25 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Rubens Barrichello
22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1- Autodynamics Ferrari V8 Pirelli 26 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1- Mark Webber 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1-Javier Villa
27 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Vitantonio Liuzzi

Driver Changes

Changed Teams

  • Kimi Raikkonen will take a place of Giorgio Pantano, who move to Dodgem, in TornadoF1, alongside 2008 World Champion Jenson Button.
  • Gui Racing change their squad from Robert Kubica, who take part with FJR, and Christian Klien, 2008 runner-up (he move to Ajay), for 2007 World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, and a Brazilian debutant Lucas Di Grassi, former FF3M and FF2M driver.
  • Felipe Massa will return to FF1M after one-year absence, joining FJR alongside Robert Kubica.
  • Timo Glock will move change Dodgem to Shake n'Bake, with Lewis Hamilton as a team-mate, who takes his third season with this team.
  • Pedersen will hire two debutants, Japanese Kamui Kobayashi and South African Adrian Zaugg. Taking two inexperienced drivers to the team of top looks risky.
  • Nick Heidfeld, former Pedersen driver, will join Dodgem, moving from Ajay.
  • Two drivers from 2008 World Championship podium - Fernando Alonso and Christian Klien will move Ajay.
  • Sebastien Bourdais, 2006 3rd placer, and Rubens Barrichello will join GRM.
  • Mark Webber will join his home team, Autodynamics, with Vitantonio Liuzzi alongside.

Left FF1M

  • Vitaly Petrov and Heikki Kovalainen had a contracts with SF1 Racing, but German team at none to soon pull out of the sport. Both drivers will now race for Spaniel in the 2009 FF2M Season. However Heikki find a work in Shannon from Monaco Grand Prix, replacing Pastor Maldonado.
  • 2008 Shake n'Bake driver, Neel Jani, stay for 2009 without a work.
  • It was possible that Anthony Davidson will stay in Exolite for 2009, but after team's decision of retirement, Anthony out of the battle for the places. Davidson has instead joined Gui Racing as the teams test driver and start once in Spanish Grand Prix on place of Lucas di Grassi.
  • Giancarlo Fisichella out of GRM and of the field.
  • Romain Grosjean also out of GRM, but caught up as TornadoF1 test driver.
  • Javier Villa lost the race-position in Autodynamics, but stays in the team as their test driver.

Retired Drivers

  • David Coulthard, Takuma Sato and Alexander Wurz all retired from the sport at the end of 2008

Testing Schedule

Test Date Country Circuit Fastest Driver (Team)
Pre Season
1 31st January 2009 Spain Barcelona 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Adrian Sutil (Andy)
1st February 2009 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Adrian Sutil (Andy)
2 7th February 2009 Great Britain Silverstone 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Nick Heidfeld (Dodgem)
8th February 2009 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Pedro de la Rosa (GRM)
3 21st February 2009 Italy Monza 20px-Flag of Switzerland.svg-1- Sebastien Buemi (Mitchell)
22nd February 2009 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Adrian Sutil (Andy)
4 28th February 2009 Japan Suzuka 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Pedro de la Rosa (GRM)
1st March 2009 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Nico Rosberg (Dark Wolf)
Mid Season
1 17th April 2009 China Shanghai International Circuit 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Adrian Sutil (Andy)
18th April 2009 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Adrian Sutil (Andy)
19th April 2009 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Pedro de la Rosa (GRM)
2 20th June 2009 France Magny Cours 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1- Heikki Kovalainen (Shannon)
21st June 2009 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Felipe Massa (FJR)
22nd June 2009 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Nico Rosberg (Dark Wolf)
3 21st August 2009 Italy Imola 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Felipe Massa (FJR)
22nd August 2009 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1- Kimi Raikkonen (Tornado)
23rd August 2009 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- Nico Rosberg (Dark Wolf)
Young Driver Test
1 2nd November 2009 22px-Flag of Japan.svg-1- Japan Suzuka Circuit 22px-Flag of France.svg-1-Jean-Eric Vergne (Mitchell)
22nd August 2009 22px-Flag of Finland.svg-1- Valterri Bottas (Dark Wolf)

Race Calendar

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 22px-Flag of Australia.svg-1- Australian GP Albert Park, Melbourne 29 March
2 22px-Flag of Malaysia.svg-1- Malaysian GP Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 5 April
3 22px-Flag of Bahrain.svg-1- Bahrain GP Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 26 April
4 22px-Flag of San Marino.svg-1- San Marino GP Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari 10 May
5 22px-Flag of Spain.svg-1- Spanish GP Circuit de Jerez 17 May
6 22px-Flag of Monaco.svg-1- Monaco GP Circuit de Monaco 24 May
7 22px-Flag of Europe.svg-1- European GP Nurburgring, Nurburg 31 May
8 22px-Flag of Canada.svg-1- Canadian GP Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 14 June
9 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg-1- British GP Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 28 June
10 22px-Flag of Austria.svg-1- Austrian GP A1 Ring, Spielberg 5 July
11 22px-Flag of Germany.svg-1- German GP Hockenheimring, Hockenheim 19 July
12 22px-Flag of Hungary.svg-1- Hungarian GP Hungaroring, Budapest 26 July
13 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian GP Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 30 August
14 22px-Flag of Italy.svg-1- Italian GP Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 13 September
15 22px-Flag of Singapore.svg-1- Singapore GP Marina Bay Circuit, Singapore 27 September
16 22px-Flag of the United States.svg-1- United States GP Sonoma Raceway, California 4 October
17 22px-Flag of Brazil.svg-1- Brazilian GP Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, Sao Paulo 18 October
18 22px-Flag of Japan.svg-1- Japanese GP Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka 1 November

Championship Standings


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