2009 GP2 Series season

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2009 GP2 Series season
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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 fifth GP2 Series season. 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 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 drivers[edit]

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

Driver changes[edit]

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

Team changes[edit]

Midseason changes

2009 Schedule[edit]

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.[31]

Round Circuit/Location Country Date Supporting Time
Local UTC
1 R1 Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona  Spain 9 May 2009 Spanish Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
R2 10 May 10:30 08:30
2 R1 Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo  Monaco 22 May 2009 Monaco Grand Prix 11:15 09:15
R2 23 May 16:00 14:00
3 R1 Istanbul Park  Turkey 6 June 2009 Turkish Grand Prix 16:00 13:00
R2 7 June 11:30 08:30
4 R1 Silverstone Circuit  United Kingdom 20 June 2009 British Grand Prix 15:00 14:00
R2 21 June 09:30 08:30
5 R1 Nürburgring  Germany 11 July 2009 German Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
R2 12 July 10:30 08:30
6 R1 Hungaroring, Budapest  Hungary 25 July 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
R2 26 July 10:30 08:30
7 R1 Valencia Street Circuit  Spain 22 August 2009 European Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
R2 23 August 10:30 08:30
8 R1 Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps  Belgium 29 August 2009 Belgian Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
R2 30 August 10:30 08:30
9 R1 Autodromo Nazionale Monza  Italy 12 September 2009 Italian Grand Prix 16:00 14:00
R2 13 September 10:30 08:30
10 R1 Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, Portimão  Portugal 19 September 2009 FIA GT Algarve 2 Hours 15:00 13:00
R2 20 September 13:00 11:00

Results[edit]

Round Circuit Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team Report
1 R1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean Spain Barwa Addax Team Report
R2 Italy Edoardo Mortara Italy Edoardo Mortara Netherlands Telmex Arden International
2 R1 Monaco Circuit de Monaco France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean France Romain Grosjean Spain Barwa Addax Team Report
R2 Russia Vitaly Petrov Venezuela Pastor Maldonado France ART Grand Prix
3 R1 Turkey Istanbul Park Germany Nico Hülkenberg India Karun Chandhok Russia Vitaly Petrov Spain Barwa Addax Team Report
R2 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Brazil Lucas di Grassi Spain Fat Burner Racing Engineering
4 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit France Romain Grosjean Germany Nico Hülkenberg Brazil Alberto Valerio Brazil Piquet GP Report
R2 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Pastor Maldonado France ART Grand Prix
5 R1 Germany Nürburgring Germany Nico Hülkenberg Germany Nico Hülkenberg Germany Nico Hülkenberg France ART Grand Prix Report
R2 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Germany Nico Hülkenberg France ART Grand Prix
6 R1 Hungary Hungaroring Brazil Lucas di Grassi Germany Nico Hülkenberg Germany Nico Hülkenberg France ART Grand Prix Report
R2 Italy Luca Filippi Netherlands Giedo van der Garde United Kingdom iSport International
7 R1 Spain Valencia Street Circuit Germany Nico Hülkenberg Germany Nico Hülkenberg Russia Vitaly Petrov Spain Barwa Addax Team Report
R2 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Germany Nico Hülkenberg France ART Grand Prix
8 R1 Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Portugal Álvaro Parente Portugal Álvaro Parente Portugal Álvaro Parente Portugal Ocean Racing Technology Report
R2 Mexico Sergio Pérez Netherlands Giedo van der Garde United Kingdom iSport International
9 R1 Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza Russia Vitaly Petrov Italy Edoardo Mortara Netherlands Giedo van der Garde United Kingdom iSport International Report
R2 Brazil Luiz Razia Brazil Luiz Razia Italy PPR.com Scuderia Coloni
10 R1 Portugal Autódromo Internacional do Algarve Russia Vitaly Petrov Italy Luca Filippi Germany Nico Hülkenberg France ART Grand Prix Report
R2 Italy Luca Filippi Italy Luca Filippi United Kingdom Super Nova Racing

Championship standings[edit]

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

Drivers[edit]

Pos Driver ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
VAL
Spain
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
Points
1 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 9 14 5 3 5 4 3 5 1 1 1 7 2 1 2 Ret 6 3 1 16 100
2 Russia Vitaly Petrov 2 9 2 6 1 3 15 10 4 4 Ret 12 1 3 Ret 6 2 5 4 Ret 75
3 Brazil 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 France Romain Grosjean 1 2 1 17† Ret 12 5 4 18† 5 10 4 45
5 Italy Luca Filippi 4 7 Ret NC 2 Ret 14 16 Ret 18† 6 2 7 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 1 40
6 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 5 6 8 1 6 5 7 1 Ret 9 4 Ret DSQ 8 4 Ret Ret 15† 11 20 36
7 Netherlands 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 Portugal Álvaro Parente Ret 11 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 11 6 2 9 6 4 Ret 1 Ret 11 Ret Ret 4 30
9 Belgium 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 Spain Javier Villa 10 Ret 10 8 7 2 Ret 15 5 6 3 5 18† 9 13 10 7 10 13 2 27
11 Spain Roldán Rodríguez Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 17 12 9 2 Ret Ret 13 5 Ret 5 2 13 7 5 Ret 25
12 Mexico Sergio Pérez 14 17 12 9 Ret 16 4 6 8 20† Ret 16 3 2 Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 11 22
13 United Arab Emirates Andreas Zuber Ret Ret 3 5 9 19 8 2 3 Ret Ret 17 16 Ret 12 Ret 8 12 21
14 Italy Edoardo Mortara 6 1 Ret 13 Ret 9 Ret Ret 17 Ret 12 14 6 12 8 Ret 5 Ret Ret 8 19
15 Brazil Alberto Valerio 15 13 Ret Ret 4 6 1 7 Ret 17 Ret 21† 17 10 Ret 12 Ret 11 Ret 7 16
16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 8 5 Ret 12 Ret NC Ret 17 9 3 13 8 8 11 7 11 17 17† 6 19 13
17 Italy Davide Valsecchi Ret 16 15† 18 3 Ret 10 14 13 10 5 9 10 Ret Ret 8 14 9 7 14 12
18 India Karun Chandhok Ret NC 7 Ret 13 14 6 3 11 Ret 17† 10 Ret 6 Ret 7 19† 12 Ret 13 10
19 Brazil Luiz Razia 16 12 13 10 Ret 20 20† Ret Ret 14 Ret Ret Ret 13 8 1 10 17 8
20 Brazil Diego Nunes 11 8 Ret 14 11 11 11 Ret Ret 11 Ret 15 11 5 9 3 10 Ret 12 5 8
21 Spain Dani Clos Ret 19 Ret Ret 12 7 13 Ret 16 8 11 11 Ret Ret 10 Ret 15 Ret 9 3 4
22 Italy Davide Rigon 17 21† 9 7 10 8 16 20 8 Ret 12 7 Ret 5 9 8 14 9 3
23 Romania Michael Herck 13 Ret 16 16 Ret Ret 9 8 14 12 15 Ret 13 Ret Ret 9 20† 13 DSQ Ret 0
24 France Nelson Panciatici 12 18 Ret 15 Ret Ret 18 Ret 19† 13 14 20 Ret 15 11 13 0
25 Monaco Stefano Coletti Ret Ret 12† DNS 0
26 Portugal Ricardo Teixeira Ret 20 DNQ DNQ 14 18 Ret 18 Ret 15 Ret 19 Ret 14 Ret 14 16 14 15 21 0
27 Italy Giacomo Ricci Ret 15 14 Ret Ret Ret 17 DNS 0
28 France Franck Perera Ret 16 EX 18 15 16† DNQ DNQ 0
29 Venezuela Rodolfo González 15 19 0
30 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto, Jr. 18† 16† DNS 18 0
Pos Driver ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
VAL
Spain
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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
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.

Teams[edit]

Pos Team Car
No.
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
VAL
Spain
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
Points
1 France 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 Spain 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 United Kingdom 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 Spain 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 United Kingdom 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 France 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 Brazil 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 Netherlands 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 Portugal 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 Italy Fisichella Motor Sport
Italy 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 Italy 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 Italy 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 United Kingdom 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.
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
VAL
Spain
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
POR
Portugal
Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (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
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.

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