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2009 GP2 Series
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Nico Hülkenberg won the championship by a margin of 25 points over Vitaly Petrov. His team ART Grand Prix also wrapped up the teams' title, holding off Barwa Addax by 14 points.
For the Asian-based series, see 2008–09 GP2 Asia Series season.

The 2009 GP2 Series season was the forty-third season of the second-tier of Formula One feeder championship and also fifth season under the GP2 Series moniker. The season consisted of twenty races at ten rounds, beginning on 9 May at the Circuit de Catalunya and finishing on 20 September at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. The Algarve circuit hosted its first GP2 weekend, and was the only new circuit on the calendar. The Nürburgring also returned as part of its rotation with Hockenheim as the home of the German Grand Prix.

The title was won by German rookie Nico Hülkenberg at the penultimate round of the championship at Monza, the first time the series had been won before the final round. His team ART Grand Prix claimed the teams title in the Algarve.

Barwa Addax's title contender Romain Grosjean left the series mid-season to join the Renault for the remainder of the Formula One season following Nelson Piquet Jr.'s sacking.

Champion Hülkenberg, runner-up Petrov and 3rd place Lucas di Grassi all drove in the 2010 Formula One season for Williams, Renault and new team Virgin Racing respectively. 16th place Kamui Kobayashi took part in the final two races of the 2009 Formula One season for Toyota following Timo Glock's injury in the Japanese Grand Prix while 18th place Karun Chandhok joined new Formula One team HRT in 2010.

Teams and driversEdit

Team No. Driver Rounds
  Barwa Addax Team[1] 1   Vitaly Petrov[1] All
2   Romain Grosjean[1] 1–6
  Davide Valsecchi[2] 7–10
  iSport International 3   Giedo van der Garde[3] All
4   Diego Nunes[3] All
  Piquet GP 5   Roldán Rodríguez[4] All
6   Alberto Valerio[5] All
  Fat Burner Racing Engineering[6] 7   Lucas di Grassi[7] All
8   Dani Clos[8] All
  ART Grand Prix 9   Pastor Maldonado[9] All
10   Nico Hülkenberg[10] All
  Telmex Arden International[11] 11   Sergio Pérez[11] All
12   Edoardo Mortara[11] All
  Super Nova Racing 14   Luca Filippi[12] All
15   Javier Villa[13] All
  DAMS 16   Jérôme d'Ambrosio[14] All
17   Kamui Kobayashi[14] All
  Trident Racing 18   Ricardo Teixeira[14] All
19   Davide Rigon[14] 1–4, 6–10
  Rodolfo González[15] 5
  PartyPokerRacing.com Scuderia Coloni[16] 20   Andreas Zuber[17][N 1] 1–7, 9–10
21   Luiz Razia[18] 1–7, 9–10
  Durango 22   Davide Valsecchi[19] 1–6
  Stefano Coletti[20] 7–8
23   Nelson Panciatici[21] 1–8
  Ocean Racing Technology[22] 24   Karun Chandhok[23] All
25   Álvaro Parente[24] All
  David Price Racing 26   Michael Herck[14] All
27   Giacomo Ricci[14] 1–4
  Franck Perera[25] 5–8
  Johnny Cecotto Jr.[26] 9–10

Team changesEdit

Midseason changes

Driver changesEdit

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering GP2
Leaving GP2
Midseason changes

2009 ScheduleEdit

The 2009 calendar was announced on 16 December 2008. The final round of the championship will be the first GP2 race to take place at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve. Also, the German Grand Prix was moved from Hockenheim to the Nürburgring.[31]

Round Circuit/Location Country Date Supporting Time
Local UTC
1 F Circuit de Catalunya, Montmeló   Spain 9 May 2009 Spanish Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
S 10 May 10:30 08:30
2 F Circuit de Monaco, Monaco   Monaco 22 May 2009 Monaco Grand Prix 11:15 09:15
S 23 May 16:00 14:00
3 F Istanbul Park, Istanbul   Turkey 6 June 2009 Turkish Grand Prix 16:00 13:00
S 7 June 11:30 08:30
4 F Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone   United Kingdom 20 June 2009 British Grand Prix 15:00 14:00
S 21 June 09:30 08:30
5 F Nürburgring, Nürburg   Germany 11 July 2009 German Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
S 12 July 10:30 08:30
6 F Hungaroring, Mogyoród   Hungary 25 July 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
S 26 July 10:30 08:30
7 F Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia   Spain 22 August 2009 European Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
S 23 August 10:30 08:30
8 F Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot   Belgium 29 August 2009 Belgian Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
S 30 August 10:30 08:30
9 F Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza   Italy 12 September 2009 Italian Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
S 13 September 10:30 08:30
10 F Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão   Portugal 19 September 2009 FIA GT Algarve 2 Hours 15:00 13:00
S 20 September 13:00 11:00

ResultsEdit

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Report
1 F   Circuit de Catalunya   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   Barwa Addax Team Report
S   Edoardo Mortara   Edoardo Mortara   Telmex Arden International
2 F   Circuit de Monaco   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   Romain Grosjean   Barwa Addax Team Report
S   Vitaly Petrov   Pastor Maldonado   ART Grand Prix
3 F   Istanbul Park   Nico Hülkenberg   Vitaly Petrov   Vitaly Petrov   Barwa Addax Team Report
S   Lucas di Grassi   Lucas di Grassi   Fat Burner Racing Engineering
4 F   Silverstone Circuit   Romain Grosjean   Nico Hülkenberg   Alberto Valerio   Piquet GP Report
S   Pastor Maldonado   Pastor Maldonado   ART Grand Prix
5 F   Nürburgring   Nico Hülkenberg   Nico Hülkenberg   Nico Hülkenberg   ART Grand Prix Report
S   Nico Hülkenberg   Nico Hülkenberg   ART Grand Prix
6 F   Hungaroring   Lucas di Grassi   Nico Hülkenberg   Nico Hülkenberg   ART Grand Prix Report
S   Luca Filippi   Giedo van der Garde   iSport International
7 F   Valencia Street Circuit   Nico Hülkenberg   Nico Hülkenberg   Vitaly Petrov   Barwa Addax Team Report
S   Nico Hülkenberg   Nico Hülkenberg   ART Grand Prix
8 F   Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps   Álvaro Parente   Álvaro Parente   Álvaro Parente   Ocean Racing Technology Report
S   Sergio Pérez   Giedo van der Garde   iSport International
9 F   Autodromo Nazionale Monza   Vitaly Petrov   Edoardo Mortara   Giedo van der Garde   iSport International Report
S   Luiz Razia   Luiz Razia   PPR.com Scuderia Coloni
10 F   Autódromo Internacional do Algarve   Vitaly Petrov   Luca Filippi   Nico Hülkenberg   ART Grand Prix Report
S   Luca Filippi   Luca Filippi   Super Nova Racing

Championship standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top 8 classified finishers in the Feature race, and to the top 6 classified finishers in the Sprint race. The pole-sitter in the feature race will also receive two points, and one point is given to the driver who set the fastest lap inside the top ten in both the feature and sprint races. No extra points are awarded to the pole-sitter in the sprint race.

Feature race points
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th 
Points 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Sprint race points

Points are awarded to the top 6 classified finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th 
Points 6 5 4 3 2 1

DriversEdit

Pos Driver CAT
 
MON
 
IST
 
SIL
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
VAL
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
ALG
 
Points
1   Nico Hülkenberg 9 14 5 3 5 4 3 5 1 1 1 7 2 1 2 Ret 6 3 1 16 100
2   Vitaly Petrov 2 9 2 6 1 3 15 10 4 4 Ret 12 1 3 Ret 6 2 5 4 Ret 75
3   Lucas di Grassi Ret 10 4 4 8 1 2 19 7 Ret 2 3 19† Ret 3 Ret 3 2 3 15 63
4   Romain Grosjean 1 2 1 17† Ret 12 5 4 18† 5 10 4 45
5   Luca Filippi 4 7 Ret NC 2 Ret 14 16 Ret 18† 6 2 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 1 40
6   Pastor Maldonado 5 6 8 1 6 5 7 1 Ret 9 4 Ret DSQ 8 4 Ret Ret 15† 11 20 36
7   Giedo van der Garde 7 4 NC 11 15 13 Ret 13 12 Ret 7 1 14 Ret 6 1 1 6 Ret 6 34
8   Álvaro Parente Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 11 6 2 9 6 4 Ret 1 Ret 11 Ret Ret 4 30
9   Jérôme d'Ambrosio 3 3 6 2 Ret 15 19 12 10 7 16 Ret 9 4 Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 10 29
10   Javier Villa 10 Ret 10 8 7 2 Ret 15 5 6 3 5 18† 9 13 10 7 10 13 2 27
11   Roldán Rodríguez Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 12 9 2 Ret Ret 13 5 Ret 5 2 13 7 5 Ret 25
12   Sergio Pérez 14 17 12 9 Ret 16 4 6 8 20† Ret 16 3 2 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 11 22
13   Andreas Zuber Ret Ret 3 5 9 19 8 2 3 Ret Ret 17 16 Ret 12 Ret 8 12 21
14   Edoardo Mortara 6 1 Ret 13 Ret 9 Ret Ret 17 Ret 12 14 6 12 8 Ret 5 Ret Ret 8 19
15   Alberto Valerio 15 13 Ret Ret 4 6 1 7 Ret 17 Ret 21† 17 10 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret 7 16
16   Kamui Kobayashi 8 5 Ret 12 Ret NC Ret 17 9 3 13 8 8 11 7 11 17 17† 6 19 13
17   Davide Valsecchi Ret 16 15† 18 3 Ret 10 14 13 10 5 9 10 Ret Ret 8 14 9 7 14 12
18   Karun Chandhok Ret NC 7 Ret 13 14 6 3 11 Ret 17† 10 Ret 6 Ret 7 19† 12 Ret 13 10
19   Luiz Razia 16 12 13 10 Ret 20 20† Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 13 8 1 10 17 8
20   Diego Nunes 11 8 Ret 14 11 11 11 Ret Ret 11 Ret 15 11 5 9 3 10 Ret 12 5 8
21   Dani Clos Ret 19 Ret Ret 12 7 13 Ret 16 8 11 11 Ret Ret 10 Ret 15 Ret 9 3 4
22   Davide Rigon 17 21† 9 7 10 8 16 20 8 Ret 12 7 Ret 5 9 8 14 9 3
23   Michael Herck 13 Ret 16 16 Ret Ret 9 8 14 12 15 Ret 13 Ret Ret 9 20† 13 DSQ Ret 0
24   Nelson Panciatici 12 18 Ret 15 Ret Ret 18 Ret 19† 13 14 20 Ret 15 11 13 0
25   Stefano Coletti Ret Ret 12† DNS 0
26   Ricardo Teixeira Ret 20 DNQ DNQ 14 18 Ret 18 Ret 15 Ret 19 Ret 14 Ret 14 16 14 15 21 0
27   Giacomo Ricci Ret 15 14 Ret Ret Ret 17 DNS 0
28   Franck Perera Ret 16 EX 18 15 16† DNQ DNQ 0
29   Rodolfo González 15 19 0
30   Johnny Cecotto Jr. 18† 16† DNS 18 0
Pos Driver CAT
 
MON
 
IST
 
SIL
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
VAL
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
ALG
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

TeamsEdit

Pos Team Car
No.
CAT
 
MON
 
IST
 
SIL
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
VAL
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
ALG
 
Points
1   ART Grand Prix 9 5 6 8 1 6 5 7 1 Ret 9 4 Ret DSQ 8 4 Ret Ret 15† 11 20 136
10 9 14 5 3 5 4 3 5 1 1 1 7 2 1 2 Ret 6 3 1 16
2   Barwa Addax Team 1 2 9 2 6 1 3 15 10 4 4 Ret 12 1 3 Ret 6 2 5 4 Ret 122
2 1 2 1 17† Ret 12 5 4 18† 5 10 4 10 Ret Ret 8 14 9 7 14
3   Super Nova Racing 14 4 7 Ret NC 2 Ret 14 16 Ret 18† 6 2 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 1 67
15 10 Ret 10 8 7 2 Ret 15 5 6 3 5 18† 9 13 10 7 10 13 2
4   Fat Burner Racing Engineering 7 Ret 10 4 4 8 1 2 19 7 Ret 2 3 19† Ret 3 Ret 3 2 3 15 67
8 Ret 19 Ret Ret 12 7 13 Ret 16 8 11 11 Ret Ret 10 Ret 15 Ret 9 3
5   iSport International 3 7 4 NC 11 15 13 Ret 13 12 Ret 7 1 14 Ret 6 1 1 6 Ret 6 42
4 11 8 Ret 14 11 11 11 Ret Ret 11 Ret 15 11 5 9 3 10 Ret 12 5
6   DAMS 16 3 3 6 2 Ret 15 19 12 10 7 16 Ret 9 4 Ret Ret 4 4 Ret 10 42
17 8 5 Ret 12 Ret NC Ret 17 9 3 13 8 8 11 7 11 17 17† 6 19
7   Piquet GP 5 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 12 9 2 Ret Ret 13 5 Ret 5 2 13 7 5 Ret 41
6 15 13 Ret Ret 4 6 1 7 Ret 17 Ret 21† 17 10 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret 7
8   Telmex Arden International 11 14 17 12 9 Ret 9 4 6 8 20† Ret 16 3 2 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 11 41
12 6 1 Ret 13 Ret 16 Ret Ret 17 Ret 12 14 6 12 8 Ret 5 Ret Ret 8
9   Ocean Racing Technology 24 Ret NC 7 Ret 13 14 6 3 11 Ret 17† 10 Ret 6 Ret 7 19† 12 Ret 13 40
25 Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 11 6 2 9 6 4 Ret 1 Ret 11 Ret Ret 4
10   Fisichella Motor Sport
  PPR.com Scuderia Coloni
20 Ret Ret 3 5 9 19 8 2 3 Ret Ret 17 16 Ret 12 Ret 8 12 29
21 16 12 13 10 Ret 20 20† Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 13 8 1 10 17
11   Durango 22 Ret 16 15† 18 3 Ret 10 14 13 10 5 9 Ret Ret 12† DNS 10
23 12 18 Ret 15 Ret Ret 18 Ret 19† 13 14 20 Ret 15 11 13
12   Trident Racing 18 Ret 20 DNQ DNQ 14 18 Ret 18 Ret 15 Ret 19 Ret 14 Ret 14 16 14 15 21 3
19 17 21† 9 7 10 8 16 20 15 19 8 Ret 13 7 Ret 5 9 8 14 9
13   David Price Racing 26 13 Ret 16 16 Ret Ret 9 8 14 12 15 Ret 13 Ret Ret 9 20† 13 DSQ Ret 0
27 Ret 15 14 Ret Ret Ret 17 DNS Ret 16 DNQ 18 15 16† DNQ DNQ 18† 16† DNS 18
Pos Team Car
No.
CAT
 
MON
 
IST
 
SIL
 
NÜR
 
HUN
 
VAL
 
SPA
 
MNZ
 
ALG
 
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Notes:

  • † — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Zuber is an Austrian driver who raced this year under Emirati racing license.

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