F1 Driver Results Table 2009

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Click on a race column header to sort by the results of that race. Positions in red indicate "not classified" (did not finish 90% of the race distance).

0195Jenson Button22Brawn113111165771725853
0284Sebastian Vettel15Red Bull1315124183121720384141
0377Rubens Barrichello23Brawn2545221936101716784
0469.5Mark Webber14Red Bull1262113522139920171712
0549Lewis Hamilton1McLaren76491213161812191213319
0648Kimi Räikkönen4Ferrari151410615398192313104612
0734.5Nico Rosberg16Williams681598655445816115169
0832.5Jarno Trulli9Toyota34203171347178131614122197
0926Fernando Alonso7Renault5119857101471861553102014
1024Timo Glock10Toyota4377101089961410112
1122Felipe Massa3Ferrari169191464643
1222Heikki Kovalainen2McLaren192051216161420854667111211
1319Nick Heidfeld6BMW Sauber1021219711111510111157196175
1417Robert Kubica5BMW Sauber1419131811177131413841989210
158Giancarlo Fisichella21/3F.India/Ferr.1118141514920101114122913121016
166Sébastien Buemi12Toro Rosso716817182015181616191213161978
175Adrian Sutil20Force India91717162014171715191011418131817
183Kamui Kobayashi10Toyota96
192Sébastien Bourdais11Toro Rosso8101113198181920
0Luca Badoer3Ferrari1714
0Nelson Piquet Jr.8Renault17131610121916121312
0Romain Grosjean8Renault15181520161318
0Jaime Alguersuari11Toro Rosso1516201815181420
0Vitantonio Liuzzi21Force India1714141115
0Kazuki Nakajima17Williams18121820131512111291813109151513

Formula One Points Systems

In its 60-year history, Formula One has seen six different points structures, and for many years the championship also discarded several of a driver's lowest results, presumably to mitigate the damage of getting a couple of DNFs during the season. Here is the list of F1 points scoring systems.

In recent years the points structure has changed to award points to more than the traditional top six finishers—first switching to a top eight structure, and now to a top ten structure. This helps to create some points separation between mid-pack and backmarker teams.

The other significant change between points structures is the changing of the value of a race win relative to second place:

Era1st Place2nd Place% of 1st
1950 to 19608 pts6 pts75%
1961 to 19909 pts6 pts67%
1991 to 200210 pts6 pts60%
2003 to 200910 pts8 pts80%
201025 pts18 pts72%

From 1991 to 2002 the value of a win was at its greatest, when the 2nd place finisher received only 60% of the points awarded to the winner. This encouraged drivers to fight for the win, because a driver with several wins and a few DNFs could score higher than a driver who always finished strong but never won a race.

From 2003 to 2009 the value of a win was at its lowest, when the 2nd place finisher received 80% of the points awarded to the winner. This encouraged less risky driving because a steady record of high points finishes was better than risking a DNF by driving aggressively for the win.

Starting in 2010, the value of a win was increased again, with the 2nd place finisher getting 72% of the points of the winner.

The links at the top of the page allow you to compare the current season's point structure to the 2003-2009 era (when the value of a win was at its lowest) and the 1991-2002 era (when the value of a win was at its highest). Note that the 'P' column always shows the current season ranking, so you can easily see where the order gets flipped around under a previous points structure.


F1 Driver Progression Chart 2009

Season:   2015    2014    2013    2012    2011    2010    2009    2008    2007    2006  

Hover your mouse over the points in the chart for details. Click on the menu below to see the championship standings after each race.


F1 Season Review 2009


The 2009 Formula One Season

F1 Season Review

The 2009 F1 season was the dawn of a new era as several significant technical changes promised to shake up the status quo. For a detailed preview of the season, check out the Formula1.com preview, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

The big story of the 2009 season actually started the year before. Honda had an abysmal 2008 season, with just four points-scoring finishes between drivers Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. The rumor is that Honda gave up on the season early to get an early start on the 2009 car—and in fact, all of their points came in the first half of the season. By the end of the season, the economic climate (and perhaps their failure to reach the elite level of F1) led to Honda withdrawing from Formula One. However in effort to keep their employees working, they made it exceptionally easy for Ross Brawn to buy the team, and Honda bankrolled the team through the transition. The new Brawn team signed up for Mercedes power, and shockingly Jenson Button absolutely dominated the first half of the season—winning six of the first nine races. The other surprise was Red Bull, who won the other three races. Red Bull was fast from the beginning but made numerous mistakes, allowing Button to accumlate a huge lead in the first nine races.

Actually after Race 7 in Turkey, Button had a string of mediocre races, and didn't win another race the rest of the season. It appeared that he was driving conservatively with the hope of just scoring points in each race to safely ease up to the championship. While the other teams did improve in the second half of the season, Barrichello won two races—so Brawn still had a competitive package. In the end of course Button did hang on to win the driver's championship.

Next to Button's first championship, the other revelation of the season was Vettel's rise to championship contender. Vettel was hugely impressive the previous year with Toro Rosso, giving them their first win at a wet Italian Grand Prix. He continued his rise in 2009 with a strong P2 in the driver's championship.

For a more detailed review of the 2009 season check out the Formula1.com review, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

F1 Season Review

F1 2009 Results
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