2009 Superleague Formula season


The 2009 Superleague Formula season was the second Superleague Formula championship. The series was rebranded the "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.

2009 Superleague Formula season
Previous: 2008 Next: 2010
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 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


Entrant Race team No. Race driver(s) Rounds
Sporting CP[4] Zakspeed 2 Pedro Petiz[5] All
R.S.C. Anderlecht 8 Yelmer Buurman[6] All
A.C. Milan Azerti Motorsport 3 Giorgio Pantano[7] All
PSV Eindhoven 5 Dominick Muermans[8] 1–3
Carlo van Dam[9] 4–6
CR Flamengo 7 Enrique Bernoldi[10] 4, 6
Jonathan Kennard[11][12] 5
A.S. Roma 22 1–3
Galatasaray S.K. Ultimate Motorsport
Reid Motorsport[12][13]
4 Duncan Tappy 1–2
Scott Mansell[14] 3
Ho-Pin Tung[15] 4–6
Al Ain 6 Miguel Molina 1
Esteban Guerrieri[16] 2
Sevilla FC 18 3
Sébastien Bourdais[17] 4–6
CR Flamengo Delta Motorsport/ADR 7 Enrique Bernoldi[10] 1–3
Olympiacos CFP GU-Racing International 9 Davide Rigon[18] 1–3
Esteban Guerrieri[19] 4–6
FC Basel 1893 10 Max Wissel[20] All
SC Corinthians Alan Docking Racing 14 Antônio Pizzonia[21] All
Atlético Madrid 15 Ho-Pin Tung[22] 1–3
María de Villota[23] 4–6
Rangers F.C. 17 John Martin[24] All
Tottenham Hotspur 19 Craig Dolby[25] All
A.S. Roma 22 Franck Perera[26] 4
Julien Jousse[12] 5–6
F.C. Porto Hitech Junior Team 16 Tristan Gommendy[27] 1–3, 5–6
Álvaro Parente[28] 4
Liverpool F.C. 21 Adrián Vallés[29] All
FC Midtjylland[30] 24 Kasper Andersen[30] All
Olympique Lyonnais[31] Barazi-Epsilon 69 Nelson Panciatici[32] All
  • Giorgio Pantano had signed an official deal with Al Ain before the team 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 before having Sevilla FC take their place 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

Driver Driver
Marko Asmer Greg Mansell[34]
Carlos Gaitán[35] Paul Meijer
Bruce Jouanny Nelson Philippe[36]
Stamatis Katsimis[37] Jacques Villeneuve[38]

Driver changes

Changed teams

Entering/Re-Entering Superleague Formula

Leaving Superleague Formula

Mid-season changes

2009 Schedule


  • 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

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

Test calendar and results

Championship standings


Pos Entrant Drivers MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ JAR Pts
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
1 Liverpool F.C. Adrián Vallés 1 6 3 3 6 6 2 9 4 5 7 4 412
2 Tottenham Hotspur Craig Dolby 3 10 1 9 5 4 8 18 5 2 4 2 382
3 FC Basel 1893 Max Wissel 10 3 4 8 1 3 DN 11 9 14 5 8 308
4 R.S.C. Anderlecht Yelmer Buurman 2 5 8 14 16 DN 4 4 6 6 1 15 305
5 F.C. Porto Tristan Gommendy 16 7 12 7 8 1 7 13 6 5 302
Álvaro Parente 16 1
6 Olympiacos CFP Davide Rigon 18 2 10 4 17 15 300
Esteban Guerrieri 1 14 2 4 8 10
7 A.C. Milan Giorgio Pantano 12 1 5 11 4 17 6 6 15 11 3 14 286
8 SC Corinthians Antônio Pizzonia 4 9 17 12 3 8 3 5 10 9 14 18 264
9 Sevilla FC Esteban Guerrieri 11 13 253
Sébastien Bourdais 11 2 1 3 2 6
10 Rangers F.C. John Martin 17 16 2 15 2 16 5 8 11 12 10 9 241
11 Galatasaray S.K. Duncan Tappy 5 11 9 16 239
Scott Mansell 13 12
Ho-Pin Tung 17 7 8 7 16 1
12 Sporting CP Pedro Petiz 7 17 16 13 12 2 9 17 18 1 13 13 215
13 A.S. Roma Jonathan Kennard 15 14 11 5 7 10 211
Franck Perera 7 12
Julien Jousse 3 17 15 16
14 FC Midtjylland Kasper Andersen 8 15 13 6 10 5 15 16 12 16 18 3 203
15 Atlético Madrid Ho-Pin Tung 14 12 18 2 9 7 202
María de Villota 14 13 14 10 17 7
16 CR Flamengo Enrique Bernoldi 6 8 7 18 18 14 13 3 11 12 191
Jonathan Kennard 17 18
17 Olympique Lyonnais Nelson Panciatici 13 13 14 10 14 9 12 15 13 15 9 11 160
18 PSV Eindhoven Dominick Muermans 11 18 15 17 15 11 145
Carlo van Dam 10 10 16 8 12 17
19 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
MAG ZOL DON EST MOZ 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

Position1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th9th10th11th12th13th14th15th16th17th18th19th20th21st22ndDNS
Points5045403632292623201816141210876543210

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