|Chassis||Carbon fibre monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Upper and lower wishbones, inboard springs and dampers, actuated by pushrods|
|Suspension (rear)||Same as front|
|Engine||BMW P86/9 2.4 litres V8 Naturally aspirated, 18,000 RPM Limited with KERS|
|Power|| N/A hp @ N/A rpm|
N/A lb-ft. of torque @ N/A rpm
|Transmission||7 forward speeds + 1 reverse|
|Tyres|| Bridgestone Potenza
|Notable entrants||BMW Sauber F1 Team|
|Notable drivers|| 5. Robert Kubica
6. Nick Heidfeld
|Debut||2009 Australian Grand Prix|
|Designer||Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)|
The BMW Sauber F1.09 was BMW Sauber's Formula One motor racing car for the 2009 Formula One season. The car was launched on January 20, 2009 at Circuit de Valencia located in Valencia, Spain. It was driven by Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld, both retained from 2008.
After the team's impressive performance in 2008, winning their first race and coming third in the championship, much was expected of them. BMW made a promising start to the season, with Kubica running second at Melbourne and lapping faster than the leader before retiring in a collision, and Heidfeld finishing second at the chaotic Malaysian GP. However, the F1.09 ultimately proved to be disappointing. At times, the drivers could barely scrape through to Q2, let alone challenge for pole. Both drivers expressed discontent with the slow developments to the car. Towards the end of the season things began to look up, with the cars managing fourth and fifth at Spa-Francorchamps and Kubica finishing second at Brazil. However, the damage had been done, and BMW announced that 2009 would be their last season in Formula One. The team eventually finished sixth in the Constructors' Championship.
Complete Formula One ResultsEdit
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)
|2009||BMW Sauber F1 Team||BMWP86/9V8||B||AUS||MAL‡||CHN||BHR||ESP||MON||TUR||GBR||GER||HUN||EUR||BEL||ITA||SIN||JPN||BRA||ABU||36||6th|
† Driver failed to finish, but was classified as they had completed >90% of the race distance. ‡ Half points awarded as less than 75% of race distance completed.
Notes and referencesEdit
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