2009 Superleague Formula season

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2009 Superleague Formula season
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Olympiacos CFP (Davide Rigon) at Superleague Formula Round 3
Galatasaray S.K. (Scott Mansell) car retrieved during third practice at Superleague Formula Round 3

The 2009 Superleague Formula season was the second Superleague Formula championship. The series has been rebranded "Superleague Formula by Sonangol" for this season and also 2010 with the Angolan oil company becoming the title sponsor.[1] It began on June 28 at Magny-Cours and finished on November 8 at Jarama.

The field remained at 18 clubs for the 2009 season but Beijing Guoan did not return to try to retain the title which they won with Davide Rigon in 2008, however Rigon did return in the car of Olympiacos CFP despite GP2 commitments. In Estoril, María de Villota became the first woman to race in the series and Sébastien Bourdais became the most successful racing driver to enter the series having been dropped by Scuderia Toro Rosso just weeks earlier. Bourdais described Superleague as "the best alternative to F1".[2]

Liverpool F.C., run under Hitech Junior Team with driver Adrián Vallés, were crowned series champions for the first time at the last event of the season.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Entrant Race team No. Race driver(s) Rounds
Portugal Sporting CP[4] Germany Zakspeed 2 Portugal Pedro Petiz[5] All
Belgium R.S.C. Anderlecht 8 Netherlands Yelmer Buurman[6] All
Italy A.C. Milan Belgium Azerti Motorsport 3 Italy Giorgio Pantano[7] All
Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 5 Netherlands Dominick Muermans[8] 1–3
Netherlands Carlo van Dam[9] 4–6
Brazil CR Flamengo 7 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi[10] 4, 6
United Kingdom Jonathan Kennard[11][12] 5
Italy A.S. Roma 22 1–3
Turkey Galatasaray S.K. United Kingdom Ultimate Motorsport
United Kingdom Reid Motorsport[12][13]
4 United Kingdom Duncan Tappy 1–2
United Kingdom Scott Mansell[14] 3
China Ho-Pin Tung[15] 4–6
United Arab Emirates Al Ain 6 Spain Miguel Molina 1
Argentina Esteban Guerrieri[16] 2
Spain Sevilla FC 18 3
France Sébastien Bourdais[17] 4–6
Brazil CR Flamengo United Kingdom Delta Motorsport/ADR 7 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi[10] 1–3
Greece Olympiacos CFP Germany GU-Racing International 9 Italy Davide Rigon[18] 1–3
Argentina Esteban Guerrieri[19] 4–6
Switzerland FC Basel 1893 10 Germany Max Wissel[20] All
Brazil SC Corinthians United Kingdom Alan Docking Racing 14 Brazil Antônio Pizzonia[21] All
Spain Atlético Madrid 15 China Ho-Pin Tung[22] 1–3
Spain María de Villota[23] 4–6
Scotland Rangers F.C. 17 Australia John Martin[24] All
England Tottenham Hotspur 19 United Kingdom Craig Dolby[25] All
Italy A.S. Roma 22 France Franck Perera[26] 4
France Julien Jousse[12] 5–6
Portugal F.C. Porto United Kingdom Hitech Junior Team 16 France Tristan Gommendy[27] 1–3, 5–6
Portugal Álvaro Parente[28] 4
England Liverpool F.C. 21 Spain Adrián Vallés[29] All
Denmark FC Midtjylland[30] 24 Denmark Kasper Andersen[30] All
France Olympique Lyonnais[31] France Barazi-Epsilon 69 France Nelson Panciatici[32] All
  • Giorgio Pantano had signed an official deal with Al Ain before they announced they would not be able to compete in this season.[33] A week later however, they changed their decision and entered the championship with drivers Miguel Molina and Esteban Guerrieri. However, Al Ain were replaced by Sevilla FC from round 3 at Donington Park.
  • Beijing Guoan and Borussia Dortmund did not compete this year.
  • FC Midtjylland, Olympique Lyonnais and Sporting CP made their debut in 2009.
  • CR Flamengo and A.S. Roma swapped race teams prior to round 4 of the series, with Flamengo switching from ADR to Azerti and Roma going the other way.
  • Reid Motorsport took over the cars of Galatasaray S.K. and Sevilla FC from Ultimate Motorsport prior to round 5 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

Test/reserve drivers[edit]

Driver Driver
Estonia Marko Asmer United Kingdom Greg Mansell[34]
Colombia Carlos Gaitán[35] Netherlands Paul Meijer
France Bruce Jouanny France Nelson Philippe[36]
Greece Stamatis Katsimis[37] Canada Jacques Villeneuve[38]

Driver changes[edit]

Changed teams

Entering/Re-Entering Superleague Formula

Leaving Superleague Formula

Mid-season changes[edit]

2009 Schedule[edit]

  • The calendar for the season was announced on January 29, 2009.[39]
  • Adding to last year's qualifying and race format, a third 'Super Final' race was added to 4 out of the 6 events for the top six points scorers from the weekend's first two races (although it was initially the top three finishers from the two races qualifying – it was changed prior to round 4 of the season). The six cars raced to decide a 'Weekend Winner' and to whom the top prize money would go but no points were awarded for this race.
  • Official race commentary on the SF World Feed same from Ben Edwards and Bruce Jouanny for every round of the season. Jonathan Green and Martin Haven have also featured in the commentary box. Ben Constanduros and Warren Pole were the pitlane reporters and interviewers.

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Race Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Club Winning Team Weekend Winner Report
1 R1 France Magny-Cours June 28 Brazil SC Corinthians England Tottenham Hotspur England Liverpool F.C. United Kingdom Hitech Junior Team England Liverpool F.C.
(from Race 3 result)
Report
R2 Brazil SC Corinthians Italy A.C. Milan Belgium Azerti Motorsport
2 R1 Belgium Zolder July 19 Denmark FC Midtjylland Switzerland FC Basel 1893 England Tottenham Hotspur United Kingdom Alan Docking Racing England Liverpool F.C.
(from total points)
Report
R2 England Tottenham Hotspur United Arab Emirates Al Ain United Kingdom Ultimate Motorsport
3 R1 United Kingdom Donington Park August 2 Brazil SC Corinthians Switzerland FC Basel 1893 Switzerland FC Basel 1893 Germany GU-Racing International Scotland Rangers F.C.
(from Race 3 result)
Report
R2 Brazil SC Corinthians Portugal F.C. Porto United Kingdom Hitech Junior Team
4 R1 Portugal Estoril September 6 Brazil SC Corinthians Belgium R.S.C. Anderlecht Greece Olympiacos CFP Germany GU-Racing International Spain Sevilla FC
(from Race 3 result)
Report
R2 Switzerland FC Basel 1893 Portugal F.C. Porto United Kingdom Hitech Junior Team
5 R1 Italy Monza October 4 Greece Olympiacos CFP Brazil SC Corinthians Spain Sevilla FC United Kingdom Reid Motorsport Spain Sevilla FC
(from total points)
Report
R2 Greece Olympiacos CFP Portugal Sporting CP Germany Zakspeed
6 R1 Spain Jarama November 8 Spain Sevilla FC Belgium R.S.C. Anderlecht Belgium R.S.C. Anderlecht Germany Zakspeed Belgium R.S.C. Anderlecht
(from Race 3 result)
Report
R2 Portugal F.C. Porto Turkey Galatasaray S.K. United Kingdom Reid Motorsport
  • Race 2 starts with reverse grid from finishing order of Race 1.

Test calendar and results[edit]

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Entrant Drivers France MAG Belgium ZOL United Kingdom DON Portugal EST Italy MOZ Spain JAR Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 England Liverpool F.C. Adrián Vallés 1 6 3 3 6 6 2 9 4 5 7 4 412
2 England Tottenham Hotspur Craig Dolby 3 10 1 9 5 4 8 18 5 2 4 2 382
3 Switzerland FC Basel 1893 Max Wissel 10 3 4 8 1 3 DN 11 9 14 5 8 308
4 Belgium R.S.C. Anderlecht Yelmer Buurman 2 5 8 14 16 DN 4 4 6 6 1 15 305
5 Portugal F.C. Porto Tristan Gommendy 16 7 12 7 8 1 7 13 6 5 302
Álvaro Parente 16 1
6 Greece Olympiacos CFP Davide Rigon 18 2 10 4 17 15 300
Esteban Guerrieri 1 14 2 4 8 10
7 Italy A.C. Milan Giorgio Pantano 12 1 5 11 4 17 6 6 15 11 3 14 286
8 Brazil SC Corinthians Antônio Pizzonia 4 9 17 12 3 8 3 5 10 9 14 18 264
9 Spain Sevilla FC Esteban Guerrieri 11 13 253
Sébastien Bourdais 11 2 1 3 2 6
10 Scotland Rangers F.C. John Martin 17 16 2 15 2 16 5 8 11 12 10 9 241
11 Turkey Galatasaray S.K. Duncan Tappy 5 11 9 16 239
Scott Mansell 13 12
Ho-Pin Tung 17 7 8 7 16 1
12 Portugal Sporting CP Pedro Petiz 7 17 16 13 12 2 9 17 18 1 13 13 215
13 Italy A.S. Roma Jonathan Kennard 15 14 11 5 7 10 211
Franck Perera 7 12
Julien Jousse 3 17 15 16
14 Denmark FC Midtjylland Kasper Andersen 8 15 13 6 10 5 15 16 12 16 18 3 203
15 Spain Atlético Madrid Ho-Pin Tung 14 12 18 2 9 7 202
María de Villota 14 13 14 10 17 7
16 Brazil CR Flamengo Enrique Bernoldi 6 8 7 18 18 14 13 3 11 12 191
Jonathan Kennard 17 18
17 France Olympique Lyonnais Nelson Panciatici 13 13 14 10 14 9 12 15 13 15 9 11 160
18 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven Dominick Muermans 11 18 15 17 15 11 145
Carlo van Dam 10 10 16 8 12 17
19 United Arab Emirates Al Ain Miguel Molina 9 4 135
Esteban Guerrieri 6 1 WD
Pos Entrant Drivers R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 Pts
France MAG Belgium ZOL United Kingdom DON Portugal EST Italy MOZ Spain JAR
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify (X)
Black Disqualified (DQ)
White Did not start (DN)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Excluded (EX)
Withdrew (WD)
Bold Pole position
Italics Fastest lap

NOTE – R2 starts
with reverse grid

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd DNS
Points 50 45 40 36 32 29 26 23 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

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