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The 2009 Turkish Grand Prix, formally known as the V ING Türkiye Grand Prix'si, was the seventh round of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Istanbul Park Racing Circuit near Istanbul, Turkey, on 7 June 2009.[1][2] The race would see Jenson Button claim victory for the sixth time in seven races in 2009, matching the feat of Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Michael Schumacher, all of whom had gone on to win the World Championship.[2]

Button would have to work for his triumph however, having been beaten to pole position in qualifying by Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull-Renault.[2] Their teammates Rubens Barrichello and Mark Webber would share the second row, the Brazilian's Brawn-Mercedes ahead of the Red Bull-Renault, while Kimi Räikkönen was the best of the KERS powered car in sixth for Ferrari.[2]

The start of the race saw Vettel initially streak into the lead ahead of Button, while Barrichello had a clutch issue and tumbled back down the field.[2] Webber was hence gifted third as the Brazilian fell to thirteenth, with the rest of the field making it through the first corner without issue.[2]

However, there would be drama at turn nine, as Vettel slid wide and let Button sweep past for the lead, and ultimately decisive change of lead.[2] Webber, meanwhile, would have to fend off an attack from Jarno Trulli on the opening tour to solidify his hold on third, while Felipe Massa danced past teammate Räikkönen to claim fifth.[2]

The early stages saw Button escape the attentions of Vettel, with the lead group getting fairly spaced out as a result.[2] That meant that Nico Rosberg became the centre of attention, battling past Fernando Alonso and the Ferraris, while Barrichello spun when harassing Heikki Kovalainen.[2]

Barrichello's race went bad to worse when he broke his front wing battling with Adrian Sutil, dumping him to the very back of the field as he made an early stop for repairs.[2] Out front, meanwhile, Vettel would be the first of the leaders to stop on lap fifteen, with Button charging in two laps later.[2] Webber and Rosberg hit the head of the field but stopped on lap eighteen, with the order remaining unchanged once Trulli stopped.[2]

The second stint saw a divergence at the head of the field, for Vettel had gambled on a three-stop strategy and hence was lighter on fuel.[2] As a result the German youth was able to close onto the back of Button's #22 Brawn, although the Brit's defensive driving ensured that there was no way through for the #15 Red Bull.[2]

Vettel made his second stop on lap 29, rejoining in third behind teammate Webber, but was unable to close on the Australian racer as he had a heavier fuel load.[2] Furthermore, Button would make his second and final stop and rejoin without slipping behind the Australian, ending any hopes of him being challenged.[2]

Once the final stops played out Button was left with a commanding lead over Webber, while Vettel was a frustrated third, but would close up onto the back of his teammate.[2] Behind, Trulli was fending off a determined Rosberg in the closing stages, while Barrichello's race came to an end with a gearbox failure, the first non-finish for Brawn in 2009.[2]

With that the race was run, with Button cantering through the final laps to claim an ominous victory, and one which history suggested would make him Champion.[2] Behind, Webber kept Vettel at bay by just 0.7s in a late fight for second, while Trulli eased clear of Rosberg for fourth.[2] Massa, Robert Kubica and Timo Glock claimed the remaining points.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Jenson Button once again extended his Championship lead with his fifth victory of the campaign, leaving Monte Carlo with 51 points to his name. Rubens Barrichello had again remained as his closest challenger, but slipped sixteen points behind, while Sebastian Vettel had fallen 28 points off in third. Mark Webber was next, 3.5 points behind his teammate, while Jarno Trulli had retained his top five status.

In the Constructors Championship Brawn-Mercedes had continued to build their early lead at the head of the field, and left Monaco with 86 points to their credit. Red Bull-Renault were still the British squad's main challengers, but faced a 43.5 point deficit after just six races. Toyota, meanwhile, had retained third, Ferrari moved up into fourth, while Force India-Mercedes were still the only pointless team.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
3 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F60 Ferrari 056 2009 2.4 V8 B
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F60 Ferrari 056 2009 2.4 V8 B
5 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW P86/9 2.4 V8 B
6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW P86/9 2.4 V8 B
7 Spain Fernando Alonso France ING Renault F1 Team Renault R29 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 B
8 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France ING Renault F1 Team Renault R29 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 B
9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B
10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B
11 France Sébastien Bourdais Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 2008 2.4 V8 B
12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 2008 2.4 V8 B
14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 B
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 B
16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW31 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B
17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW31 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B
20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
Source:[3]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1 1:27.330 1 1:27.016 1 1:28.316 1
2 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 2 1:27.355 3 1:27.230 2 1:28.421 2
3 23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 3 1:27.371 7 1:27.418 3 1:28.579 3
4 14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 4 1:27.466 6 1:27.416 4 1:28.613 4
5 9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 7 1:27.529 2 1:27.195 5 1:28.666 5
6 4K Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 8 1:27.556 5 1:27.387 6 1:28.815 6
7 3K Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 5 1:27.508 4 1:27.349 7 1:28.858 7
8 7 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 12 1:27.988 10 1:27.473 8 1:29.075 8
9 16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 6 1:27.517 8 1:27.418 9 1:29.191 9
10 5 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 10 1:27.788 9 1:27.455 10 1:29.357 10
11 6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 11 1:27.795 11 1:27.521 11
12 17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 9 1:27.691 12 1:27.629 12
13 10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Toyota 13 1:28.160 13 1:27.795 13
14 2K Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 14 1:28.199 14 1:28.207 14
15 20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 15 1:28.278 15 1:28.391 15
16 1K United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 16 1:28.318 16
17 8 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France Renault 17 1:28.582 17
18 12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 18 1:28.708 18
19 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India-Mercedes 19 1:28.717 19
20 11 France Sébastien Bourdais Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 20 1:28.918 20
Source:[4]
  • K Indicates a driver was equipped with KERS during the session.
  • Bold indicates the fastest driver's time in each session.

GridEdit

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

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 58 1:26:24.848 2 10
2 14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 58 +6.714s 4 8
3 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 58 +7.461s 1 6
4 9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 58 +27.843s 5 5
5 16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 58 +31.539s 9 4
6 3K Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 58 +39.996s 7 3
7 5 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 58 +46.247s 10 2
8 10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Toyota 58 +46.959s 13 1
9 4K Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 58 +50.246s 6
10 7 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 58 +1:02.420 8
11 6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 58 +1:04.327 11
12 17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 58 +1:06.376 12
13 1K United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 +1:20.454 16
14 2K Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 57 +1 Lap 14
15 12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 18
16 8 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France Renault 57 +1 Lap 17
17 20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 57 +1 Lap 15
18 11 France Sébastien Bourdais Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 20
Ret 23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 47 Gearbox 3
Ret 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India-Mercedes 4 Brakes 19
Source:[5]
  • K Indicates a driver was equipped with KERS during the session.

MilestonesEdit

  • Jenson Button claimed his seventh career victory.[1]
  • Sixth win for Brawn as a constructor.[1]
    • This was also Brawn's tenth podium finish.[1]
    • Mercedes secured their 73rd win as an engine supplier.[1]
  • Button recorded the fourth and final fastest lap for a Brawn chassis.[1]
    • Also the tenth fastest lap for a car using #22 as its race number.[6]

StandingsEdit

A sixth win in seven races left Jenson Button in command of the Championship with a third of the season completed, his tally of 61 points just four short of a maximum score. Furthermore, his closest challenger Rubens Barrichello faced a 26 point deficit to the Brit, while Sebastian Vettel in third was some 32 points off the lead. Behind, Mark Webber had inched closer to the German youth in fourth ahead of Jarno Trulli, while Robert Kubica had become the season's sixteenth scorer.

Like their lead driver, Brawn-Mercedes had continued their steady march to the 2009 crown, leaving Turkey with 96 points to their credit. That translated to a 39.5 point lead over closest challengers Red Bull-Renault, who were themselves a secure 24 points clear of third placed Toyota. Ferrari had retained fourth ahead of McLaren-Mercedes, while Renault had slipped to seventh.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button 61
2 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 35
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 29
4 Australia Mark Webber 27.5
5 Italy Jarno Trulli 19.5
6 Germany Timo Glock 13
7 Germany Nico Rosberg 11.5 ▲4
8 Brazil Felipe Massa 11 ▲2
9 Spain Fernando Alonso 11 ▼2
10 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 9 ▼2
11 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 9 ▼2
12 Germany Nick Heidfeld 6
13 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 4
14 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 3
15 Poland Robert Kubica 2 ▲4
16 France Sébastien Bourdais 2 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 96
2 Austria Red Bull-Renault 56.5
3 Japan Toyota 32.5
4 Italy Ferrari 20
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 13
6 United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 11.5 ▲1
7 France Renault 11 ▼1
8 Germany BMW Sauber 8
9 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 5
10 India Force India-Mercedes 0

Only point scoring drivers are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 '7. Turkey 2009', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2009/turquie.aspx, (Accessed 21/03/2020)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 'Button damns statistics for Istanbul F1 glory', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 07/06/2009), https://www.crash.net/f1/race-report/148009/1/button-damns-f1-statistics-for-turkish-gp-glory, (Accessed 21/03/2020)
  3. 'Turkey 2009: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2009/turquie/engages.aspx, (Accessed 21/03/2020)
  4. '2009 FORMULA 1 ING TURKISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 2009), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2009/races/849/turkey/qualifying.html, (Accessed 21/03/2020)
  5. 'Turkey 2009: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2009/turquie/classement.aspx, (Accessed 21/03/2020)
  6. [Archived] '2009 Turkish GP', chicanef1.com, (Chicane F1, 2014), https://web.archive.org/web/20190410185521/http://chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=2009&gp=Turkish%20GP&r=1, (Accessed 21/03/2020) Original
V T E Turkey Turkish Grand Prix
Circuits Istanbul Park (2005-2011)
Istanbul Park
Races 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011
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
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