In some respects the outcome of this year’s world championship was decided before any of the cars had turned a wheel in anger.
The early part of a memorable season was dominated by Brawn GP’s Jenson Button, winning six of the first seven races, he was flying with the title aleady at that point of the season though his form dropped in the summer as first Red Bull and then his team mate Rubens Barrichello came back at him.
But yeah after a exhilarating season of F1 Button held his nerve to win the title last time out in Brazil with a fighting drive and finished the season off with a podium finish behind the two Red Bulls under the lights in Abu Dhabi.
Speculation was rife that Massa’s injury would lead to a return to racing of Michael Schumacher, this was soon discounted as a neck injury sustained while racing in the German Superbike Championship left him unable to withstand the rigours of Formula 1
Driver’s Championship Final Standings
|Pos. Driver Team Points|
|1. J. Button Brawn 95|
|2. S. Vettel Red Bull 84|
|3. R. Barrichello Brawn 77|
|4. M. Webber Red Bull 69|
|5. L. Hamilton McLaren 49|
|6. K. Raikkonen Ferrari 48|
|7. N. Rosberg Williams 34|
|8. J. Trulli Toyota 32|
|9. F. Alonso Renault 26|
|10. T. Glock Toyota 24|
|11. F. Massa Ferrari 22|
|12. H. Kovalainen McLaren 22|
|13. N. Heidfeld Sauber BMW 19|
|14. R. Kubica Sauber BMW 17|
|15. G. Fisichella Force India 8|
|16. S. Buemi Torro Rosso 6|
|17. A. Sutil Force India 5|
|18. K. Kobayashi Toyota 3|
|19. S. Bourdais Torro Rosso 2|
For the first time in the history of F1 a team took both Driver’s and Constructor’s Championships in their first season.
here is the video review of one of the most memorable and Controversial season to date in Formula 1.
F1 2009 Season Video Review