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The 2009 Malaysian Grand Prix was the second race of the 2009 Formula One Season. Run in torrential rain and thunderstorms, the race was stopped after only 31 Laps, instead of the scheduled 56, on safety grounds. As less than 75% of the scheduled laps had been completed, half-points were awarded.[1]

The race was won by Brawn-Mercedes driver Jenson Button from pole. Nick Heidfeld finished second for BMW Sauber with Toyota driver Timo Glock completing the podium.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes FO 108W B
2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes FO 108W B
3 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F60 Ferrari 056 B
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F60 Ferrari 056 B
5 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW P86/9 B
6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW P86/9 B
7 Spain Fernando Alonso France ING Renault F1 Team Renault R29 Renault RS27 B
8 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France ING Renault F1 Team Renault R29 Renault RS27 B
9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 B
10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 B
11 France Sébastien Bourdais Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 B
12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 B
14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 B
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 B
16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW31 Toyota RVX-09 B
17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW31 Toyota RVX-09 B
20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W B
21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W B
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W B
23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W B

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 7 1:35.058 1 1:33.784 1 1:35.181 1
2 9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 2 1:34.745 2 1:33.990 2 1:35.273 2
3 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 4 1:34.935 5 1:34.276 3 1:35.518 13*
4 23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 1 1:34.681 6 1:34.387 4 1:35.651 8**
5 10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Toyota 3 1:34.907 4 1:34.258 5 1:35.690 3
6 16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 8 1:35.083 8 1:34.547 6 1:35.750 4
7 14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 6 1:35.027 3 1:34.222 7 1:35.797 5
8 5 Poland Robert Kubica Switzerland BMW Sauber 10 1:35.166 9 1:34.562 8 1:36.106 6
9 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 14 1:35.476 7 1:34.456 9 1:36.170 7
10 7 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 11 1:35.260 10 1:34.706 10 1:37.659 9
11 6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland BMW Sauber 9 1:35.110 11 1:34.769 10
12 17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 13 1:35.341 12 1:34.788 11
13 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 12 1:35.280 13 1:34.905 12
14 2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 5 1:35.023 14 1:34.924 14
15 11 France Sébastien Bourdais Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 15 1:35.507 15 1:35.431 15
16 3 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 16 1:35.642 16
17 8 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France Renault 17 1:35.708 17
18 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India-Mercedes 18 1:35.908 18
19 20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 19 1:35.951 19
20 12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 20 1:36.107 20
Source: [2]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Jenson Button 2
______________ Jarno Trulli
Row 2 3 ______________
Timo Glock 4
______________ Nico Rosberg
Row 3 5 ______________
Mark Webber 6
______________ Robert Kubica
Row 4 7 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 8
______________ Rubens Barrichello[5]
Row 5 9 ______________
Fernando Alonso 10
______________ Nick Heidfeld
Row 6 11 ______________
Kazuki Nakajima 12
______________ Lewis Hamilton
Row 7 13 ______________
Sebastian Vettel[6] 14
______________ Heikki Kovalainen
Row 8 15 ______________
Sébastien Bourdais 16
______________ Felipe Massa
Row 9 17 ______________
Nelson Piquet, Jr. 18
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 10 19 ______________
Adrian Sutil 20
______________ Sébastien Buemi

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 31 55:30.622 1 5
2 6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland BMW Sauber 31 + 22.722 10 4
3 10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Toyota 31 + 23.513 3 3
4 9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 31 + 46.173 2 2.5
5 23 France Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 31 + 47.360 8 2
6 14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 31 + 52.333 5 1.5
7 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 31 + 1:00.733 12 1
8 16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 31 + 1:11.576 4 0.5
9 3 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 31 + 1:16.932 16
10 11 France Sébastien Bourdais Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 31 + 1:42.164 15
11 7 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 31 + 1:49.422 9
12 17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 31 + 1:56.130 11
13 8 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France Renault 31 + 1:56.713 17
14 4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 31 + 2:22.841 7
15 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 30 Spun Off 13
16 12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 30 Spun Off 20
17 20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 30 + 1 Lap 19
18 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India-Mercedes 29 Spun Off 18
Ret 5 Poland Robert Kubica Switzerland BMW Sauber 1 Engine 6
Ret 2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 0 Spun Off 14
Source: [7]

MilestonesEdit

  • This was the fifth, and to date final, race where it was stopped before 3/4 distance and half points were awarded.

Standings after raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Race was red-flagged after 31 of the scheduled 56 laps due to torrential rain.
  2. "2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - Qualifying Results". formula1.com. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2009/races/844/malaysia/qualifying.html. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  3. "Vettel gets 10-place grid penalty". BBC Sport. BBC. 29 March 2009. Archived from the original on 1 April 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/7970668.stm. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
  4. "Barrichello gets 5 place penalty". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 3 April 2009. Archived from the original on 30 July 2009. http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74204. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
  5. Demoted from 4th as a result of a grid penalty for a gearbox change
  6. demoted from 3rd for causing an avoidable accident at the 2009 Australian Grand Prix
  7. "2009 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX - Race Results". formula1.com. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2009/races/844/malaysia.html. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
V T E 2009 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Ferrari • BMW Sauber • Renault • Toyota • Toro Rosso • Red Bull • Williams • Force India • Brawn
Engines BMW • Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault • Toyota
Drivers Hamilton • 2 Kovalainen • 3 Massa • 3 Badoer • 3 Fisichella • 4 Räikkönen • 5 Kubica • 6 Heidfeld • 7 Alonso • 8 Piquet • 8 Grosjean • 9 Trulli • 10 Glock • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Bourdais • 11 Alguersuari • 12 Buemi • 14 Webber • 15 Vettel • 16 Rosberg • 17 Nakajima • 20 Sutil • 21 Fisichella • 21 Liuzzi • 22 Button • 23 Barrichello
Other Drivers De la Rosa • Paffett • Turvey • Gené • Schumacher • Bianchi • Lopez • Zampieri • Zipoli • Klien • Rossi • Gutiérrez • Baguette • Di Grassi • Tung • Hartley • Coulthard • Ricciardo • Hülkenberg • Soucek • Di Resta • Hildebrand • Davidson • Wurz • Conway • Ericsson
Cars Brawn BGP 001 • Red Bull RB5 • McLaren MP4-24 • Ferrari F60 • Toyota TF109 • BMW Sauber F1.09 • Williams FW31 • Renault R29 • Force India VJM02 • Toro Rosso STR4
Tyres Bridgestone
Races Australia • Malaysia • China • Bahrain • Spain • Monaco • Turkey • Britain • Germany • Hungary • Europe • Belgium • Italy • Singapore • Japan • Brazil • Abu Dhabi
Tests Algarve: 1 • Mugello: 1 • 2 • 3 • Valencia: 1 • Bahrain: 1 • 2 • Jerez: 1 • 2 • 3 • Young Driver Test • Barcelona: 1 • Fiorano: 1
See also 2008 Formula One Season • 2010 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix
Circuits Sepang International Circuit (1999–present)
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