Australia 2009: Amended Race Result

Australia 2009: Amended Race Result

Following the re-investigation into the incident involving Lewis Hamilton and Jarno Trulli in the final few laps of the Australian Grand Prix last weekend, the stewards have decided to reinstate Jarno Trulli’s third place finish and disqualify the McLaren driver. It would appear that fresh evidence was brought to light and while Toyota withdrew their initial appeal, the stewards deemed the new evidence important enough to warrant further investigation.

The initial race result had Jarno Trulli in third and Lewis Hamilton in fourth, but soon after the race Trulli was handed a 25-second penalty, thus promoting Hamilton and sending Trulli down to twelfth place. This has now been reversed, with Trulli placed back in third and Hamilton completely out of the finishing order.

The full race report from last weekend can be read here: Australia 2009: Jenson Button Leads Brawn One-Two.

Australia 2009
Race Results


Race Length


1. Jenson Button Brawn 58 1h34:15.784 10pts
2. Rubens Barrichello Brawn 58 +1.604s 8pts
3. Jarno Trulli Toyota 58 +2.914s 6pts
4. Timo Glock Toyota 58 +4.435s 5pts
5. Fernando Alonso Renault 58 +4.879s 4pts
6. Nico Rosberg Williams 58 +5.722s 3pts
7. Sebastien Buemi Scuderia Toro Rosso 58 +6.004s 2pts
8. Sebastien Bourdais Scuderia Toro Rosso 58 +6.298s 1pt
9. Adrian Sutil Force India 58 +6.335s
10. Nick Heidfeld BMW 58 +7.085s
11. Giancarlo Fisichella Force India 58 +7.374s
12. Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 57 +1 Lap
13. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 56 Collision
14. Robert Kubica BMW 55 Collision
15. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 55 Mechanical
16. Felipe Massa Ferrari 45 Mechanical
17. Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 24 Spun
18. Kazuki Nakajima Williams 17 Accident
19. Heikki Kovalainen McLaren 0 Collision
20. Lewis Hamilton McLaren 58 DSQ


  • […] As if Formula One couldn’t get any more controversial and political, Lewis Hamilton has now been stripped of his third place in the Australian Grand Prix last weekend. The news came after the investigation into the incident involving the McLaren driver and Toyota’s Jarno Trulli was reopened in Malaysia, the venue for this weekend’s grand prix. An updated version of the results can be viewed here: Australia 2009: Amended Race Result. […]

  • Hahaha, well spotted. My first error of the year in the results table is always for the first race! I get better after that when I’m in full swing. I’ll adjust it in a second. Thanks Erik. 🙂

  • I hope this is how the results stay! Too much has been done off the track rather than on it! Fingers crossed for a clean Malaysian GP and good wheel to wheel racing!

  • “Robert Kubica – Brawn”? When did this happen? :-p {Erik M – 4 comments ago}

    I bet he wishes BMW had given him a Brawn!

    Stay tuned folks for the next intsallment of Australian GP Results, coming to a PC near you on April 14th…… {Pink Peril – 2 comments ago}

    Unfortunately I can see that happening, purely because the FIA seems to think it needs to throw its power round to the maximum.

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