Blast From The Past: How far back was 2009?

Sebastian Vettel, 2009 Abu Dhabi GP

Paddock magazine relives the first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.

The 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (formally the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix) was the seventeenth and final Formula 1 motor race of the 2009 season. It took place on November 1, 2009 at the 3.45-mile Hermann Tilke-designed Yas Marina Circuit.

It was the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and also the first ever day-night Grand Prix (starting at 17:00, with sunset at 17:43 on race day). The race was won by Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, with Lewis Hamilton of McLaren having retired due to a brake failure.

Pos Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1  Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 55 1:34:03.414 2 10
2  Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 55 +17.857 3 8
3  Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 55 +18.467 5 6
4  Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 55 +22.735 4 5
5  Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 55 +26.253 8 4
6  Kamui Kobayashi Toyota 55 +28.343 12 3
7  Jarno Trulli Toyota 55 +34.366 6 2
8  Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 +41.294 10 1
9  Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 55 +45.941 9
10  Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 55 +48.180 7
11  Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 55 +52.798 18
12  Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 55 +54.317 11
13  Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 55 +59.839 13
14  Fernando Alonso Renault 55 +1:09.687 15
15  Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 55 +1:34.450 16
16  Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari 54 +1 Lap 20
17  Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 54 +1 Lap 17
18  Romain Grosjean Renault 54 +1 Lap 19
Ret  Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 19 Brakes 1
Ret  Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17 Gearbox 14

 




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