Gallery: Formula 1 2009 cars unveiled

Published: 20 January 2009

The 2009 Formula One season starts on 29 March and already the teams are unveiling their cars. Over the next few weeks more and more of the F1 teams will release pictures and details of their new racers, so keep coming back to CAR Online to see photos of the new 2009 grand prix cars.

Use our image gallery to the right to see pictures of the new F1 cars officially shown so far.

It’s going to be a fascinating season, with the introduction of the KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) and the return of slick tyres for the first time in 12 years.

There’s also a change to the F1 aerodynamic regulations, which will see wider and lower front wings plus narrow rear wings, while add-on devices like winglets are now banned. The 2.4-litre V8 engines must also now last for three races and each driver may only use eight engines during the season.


>> The basic spec of each 2009 F1 car is as follow:

Weight (including driver, water, lubricant and camera): 600kg (605kg during qualifying)

Wheels: 13 inch

Tyres: Bridgestone Potenza

Transmission: Seven-speed, plus reverse

Engine: 2.4-litre V8, rev limited to FIA imposed 18,000rpm


>> 2009 F1 cars unveiled so far:

Ferrari F60

Drivers: Felipe Massa and Kimi Raikkonen

Toyota TF109

Drivers: Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock

Mercedes McLaren MP4-24

Drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen

Renault R29

Drivers: Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jnr

Williams FW31

Drivers: Nico Rosberg and Kazuki Nakajima