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F1 2009 Racing Manager GameF1 2009 runs in the BATracer game engine.
The Formula One 2009 F1 Manager Game, featuring 2009 teams, rules and venues. Multiplayer game is highly competitive. The most radical shakeup in years!
Team WalesComing off the back of a strong campaign in the previous year, the early launch will give Team Wales ample time to develop their car for the new season and regulations.
McLarenRegrouping from a torrid 2007 season McLaren refocused and claimed the drivers title in 2008. The team will be hoping that this car will bring them further success in 2009.
BMW SauberThe highest profile team last season to stop developing their 2008 car and shift focus to the new for 2009 regulations. Running a hybrid 08 car early with 09 spec aero in off season testing and targeting more wins and championship glory - the BMW squad is an odds on favourite with their extended knowledge of the new aero.
RenaultOne of the more interesting 2009 launches was when Renault unveiled their new car. Drawing criticism from experts and fans alike - perhaps the odd approach to its design holds the key to new successes for the team. Boosted by their late season form in 2008 could Renault be a title contender in an uncertain season this year?
ToyotaBest of the rest outside the top four teams last season: yet that elusive win still eludes the squad. The team has reaffirmed its commitment to GP racing but with all that investment - and still no win - success must surely come this year.
Toro RossoWith a maiden win in their pockets in Monza last year the team outshone the parent Red Bull - out scoring it by 10 points by seasons end. Can the team repeat that success in 09 - or has the team already had it's wings clipped to avoid further internal embarrassment?
Red BullNew regulations and a chance for their top designer to shine once again. A late scheduled launch allowed the design team time enough to find every single little detail and try and exploit it to its fullest. Testing has seen equipment issues resurface for the team - but will they be sorted in time?
WilliamsWith the biggest rule shakeup for a decade now is a great time for Williams to regain their former glory with everyone starting over. A unique interpretation of the new regulations means the Williams GP car might have an ace up its tailpipe - the team has ran strong in testing. Williams is the only team to adopt a flywheel based KERS system, which many believe is a better long term prospect.
Force IndiaThe first time this outfit has seen any stability since the Jodran days - Force India go into their second season having signed a fresh deal with McLaren for the supply of Mercedes driveline components. The team hope to profit from this years shakeup and shake off their backmarker status.
Brawn Grand PrixWith a car that has been developed with Hinda resources since the better part of 2008 - and a new engine deal from Mercedes - pre-season testing saw a miracle for what was the former Hinda team. Supreme pace and handling shows this could actually be the car to beat come the season's opener in Australia, but is this all too good to be true?
Mercedes 1802.4L V8
Renault RS092.4L V8
Welsh 6502.4L V8
BMW B902.4L V8
Toyota T092.4L V8
BridgestoneSoft Slick - Slick for dry weather.Hard Slick - Slick for dry weather with longer durability.Intermediate - For mixed weather conditions.Wet - For wet weather.
MelbourneAustralia - 29th March
The perennial season opener has a later start time than before; choosing to run in the late afternoon. A circuit that's fast; fairly bumpy and sporting various right angle turns. To quote the marketing pundits; it's "a great place for a race!"
SepangMalaysia - 5th April
One of the first Tilke-penned circuits; the venue situated just outside Kuala Lumpur is known more for its sweltering heat and humidity rather than its layout. Long sweeping corners linked with high speed sections added in make this race a real challenge.
ShanghaiChina - 19th April
Switching to an earlier place in the calendar; the Shanghai circuit is much like Sepang - long corners coupled with fast straights. A race in April could see an increased chance in wet weather which means teams will have to keep their wits about them.
BahrainBahrain - 26th April
Bahrain brings about another hot race; although crosswinds and sand factor in to make this a unique setting. Situated in the middle of the desert; this track links long straights with tight corners which means a tough time for brake wear and engines.
BarcelonaSpain - 10th May
The Spanish GP enjoyed a revitalisation with packed grandstands in previous years. The circuit is a major test venue throughout the season for all GP teams. As a result the racing can appear to be processional, though it does statistically have the reputation for hosting the most number of wet races.
MonacoMonte-Carlo - 24th May
Surely the most famous and glamorous GP circuits is the toughest of them all - with a beautiful harbour and many bars to visit. The narrow streets are real nightmare in a GP car and the race duration requires huge levels of stamina. Driver errors resulting in retirement are common. Very difficult to overtake!
IstanbulTurkey - 7th June
The first race at this venue proved popular in 2005, when the tricky turn 8 made the race very exciting. Overtaking is possible here if you can pressure other drivers into a mistake.
SilverstoneEngland - 21st June
A very famous circuit and the modern home of motorsport for many. There are some fantastic sweeping bends - especially near the opening Beckets section. This is generally a high speed circuit, and is vulnerable to the British weather even in high summer.
NurburgringGermany - 12th July
Next to the legendary and original 13 mile circuit, GP cars still come to the modern safer equiverlent of today. The drivers seem generally happy with the circuit even if it appears a bit bland relative to the old circuit. Historically the modern circuit has been the scene of many incident-packed races.
HungaroringHungary - 26th July
A natural bowl is the home for Hungary's race. Described as Monaco without the barriers for many years - recent changes have made it easier to overtake and a more interesting venue. It still requires high stamina.
ValenciaSpain - 23rd August
After making its debut on the GP calendar in 2008; the Valencia Street Circuit is rather a unique layout despite providing somewhat unexciting racing for the inaugural race. The wide birth of the course makes it feel more like Montreal than Monaco.
Spa-FrancorchampsBelgium - 30th August
Considered by most drivers to be one of the most challenging circuits, the elevation changes, high speed corners - especially Eau Rouge make this race one to look forward to. The weather is highly changeable and can put a spanner in the works of a well thought out strategy. The length of the lap is signficant and thus only 44 laps make up the race distance.
MonzaItaly - 13th September
Facing each driver are huge long straights punctuated by chicanes, most notable being turn one - the scene of several opening accidents.
SingaporeSingapore - 27th September
The very first night race around the Marina Bay was a huge hit. The course has had its bumps smoothed out; which should reduce strain on the suspension. Long straights and 90-degree corners are the norm here as it with any street circuit.
SuzukaJapan - 4th October
The legendary Suzuka circuit has been the scene of many classic GP races. Its figure of 8 layout makes it unique - the track itself tests the driver with very fast corners such as 130R.
InterlagosBrazil - 18th October
Located in the city of Sau Paulo the Interlagos circuit has a rare anti-clockwise configuration. The track is very bumpy and requires a soft set up; engine power is also important with cars having to climb a hill up towards the start finish line.
Abu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates - 1st November
The GP circus ends the season at a completely new venue in the Middle East. Being called an "Asian version of Monaco"; organizers describe the new Abu Dhabi circuit to be the best and most outstanding circuit ever built.
F1 2009 Racing Strategy GameThis series is a model of the exciting new F1 2009 season.
1st - 10
2nd - 8
3rd - 6
4th - 5
5th - 4
6th - 3
7th - 2
8th - 1
New Fuel Rule
This is not new to the real F1 2009 season but it is new to the BATracer GP carsets. In 3-stage qualifying, if you make it into the top 10 and final stage of qualifying - you will carry your race fuel. This will slow you down - so players with shorter first stints will qualify higher, but of course have to pit earlier. No first-pitstop changes can be made after qualifying for these drivers. This introduces another element and challenge to your strategy decisions.
Drivers who did not make the final cut have no restrictions on their strategy and after qualifying can make as many changes as they wish. We hope these changes improves the realism of BATracers GP sets still further.
We have finally reduced the number of warmup laps to 1, representing your one lap drive to the grid for greater realism. We have also increased the opening practice laps. However, overall the number of laps overall is slightly reduced, as a distant reflection in the reduction of testing defined by regulations.
An option to use KERS has been introduced. Although it makes your car heavier overall, it can give a performance advantage on some circuits - but it also carries an increased risk of reliability gremlins. Overtaking and blocking is often easier with KERS, but only if the driver being passed is without it. KERS is less effective in wet conditions.
As a result of aerodynamic changes set by the regulatory body, this set features easier overtaking and increased competitiveness.
As before, the F1 2009 carset features chassis upgrades since engines have been "locked" by the regulatory body and there is only one tyre supplier.
This carset was made by Mariusz Pilarek with great help from Jef Beyens (teams descriptions and Williams livery), Oscar Garcia (Abu Dhabi description), Phillip Chandler (few ideas that were included here), Paul Jones (corrected many spelling errors) and the whole batracer forum who have helped and supported.
Though this carset is inspired by high level single seater racing, no actual real life teams, cars or intellectual property is included.
F1 2013 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2013 )
The all new GP 2013 Season, featuring updated cars, calendar and stats. Yet more close racing.
F1 2012 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2012 )
The updated GP 2012 Season, now tighter and more competitive than ever! A mammoth 20 races and the introduction of a new US circuit.
Constructors Stateside( More Info on Constructors Stateside )
An entirely new game mode to extend BATracer, in which you can design your own car to a high level of detail. This version carries a champcar theme.
F1 2011 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2011 B-Spec )
The updated GP 2011 Season, now with a new tyre model, more compounds, and easier overtaking.
F1 2011 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2011 )
The GP 2011 Season, featuring different tyre behaviour, DRS and the return of KERS.
BATracer Constructors( More Info on BATracer Constructors )
An entirely new game mode to extend BATracer, in which you can design your own car to a high level of detail.
MS GT Challenge( More Info on MS GT Challenge )
Short-mid duration GT races, for those that enjoy playing LMES but are not fans of the endurance format! Split-class racing.
V8 Supercars 2010( More Info on V8S 2010 )
The exciting V8S 2010 Championship is one of the toughest Touring Car Series in the World. The fierce Manufacturer Battle rages, with supporters as passionate as any, this diverse championship is a tough one to master.
F1 2010 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2010 )
The GP 2010 Season, featuring the most anticipated season for a decade or more. New teams, new rules, more cars on track, no refuelling.
Classic Trans-Am( More Info on Classic All-American Series )
Classic American muscle cars from 1966-1972 racing on the old format tracks. 10 different custom-paintable cars each with their own traits.
Formula 3( More Info on Formula 3 )
Custom Formula 3 themed including a climax at the Macau GP. Unique features: Build a custom team from 64 unique combinations of chassis, engines and tyres. No single combination is the best! Up to 4 cars per team.
GP2( More Info on GP Two )
GP Two is inspired by a real life F1 feeder series. Race in equally matched single seaters at many of the F1 venues - Sprint and Feature races. Build up a new team from the beginning.
DTM( More Info on German Tourers )
Inspired by a famous European championship - featuring weight ballast "success penalties" and single car teams. Build up a team from the beginning.
F1 2009 inspired GP Manager Game( More Info on GP 2009 )
The GP 2009 Season, featuring the most radical shakeup in years. New rules, a new team and the new Abu Dhabi circuit add to the action.
Indy 500( More Info on Indy 500 )
The Indy 500 race - 200 laps spread across 5 x 40-lap stages allowing you to modify strategy and hone your setup mid-race. 37 entrants but only 1 winner. 2008 car data with gameplay enhancements. Unique Features: Multi-Day Single-Race Oval
2008 Indycar Series( More Info on 2008 Indycar Series )
The 2008 IndyCar season - the first season after reunification of the two North American open wheel series. Features large grids, close racing, multiple liveries per team and more.
Champcar Championship v2.0( More Info on Champion Cars v2.0 )
This is an updated edition of the original carset, but with updated car and track graphics and a full complement of '95 liveries. Miami and Indianapolis are now also included! Based around the classic PC game Indycar Racing 2.
GP 2005 Strategy Simulation( More Info on GP 2005 )
The 2005 GP season. A unique year in modern racing, where only one tyre is provided over the course of a race, and drivers must pick their race strategy before qualifying.
GP 1999 Grand Prix Championship Season( More Info on Classic 99 )
The GP 1999 Season. A good competitive F1-style set of the old school. Single tyre supplier helps level the field all the more.
F1 1997 Championship Game( More Info on Classic 97 )
This 24-car GP '97 set has a good spread of competitive cars both at the front - and at the rear with 4 teams squabbling over the wooden spoon. There are lots of upgrades throughout the season directed toward certain teams.
F1 2008 F1 Manager Game( More Info on GP 2008 )
The GP 2008 Season, featuring 2008 car data, new teams and liveries, as well as the new Valencia and Singapore Street Circuits.
MR2 World Series( More Info on Mid-Engined World Series )
A world tour of racing, in a series of wildly differing events. Road / Race classes offer 2 very different challenges for race strategy.
Unique Features: 2 classes and Variable race format.
F1 2007 Racing Manager Game( More Info on GP 2007 )
The GP 2007 Season, featuring 2007 car data, One tyre manufacturer, new teams and liveries, Fuji Speedway and Spa on the calendar.
Le Mans Endurance Series( More Info on LMES v2.0 )
Build your own GT team. GT, GTS, LMP1 and LMP2 classes. Unique Features: Long endurance races, 4 different classes on track at once, unique rules, 22 cars to choose from!
Classic 1986 GP Manager Game( More Info on Classic 86 )
A classic 1986 Season, featuring long races without safety cars or refueling. High failure rates can be frustrating, hence:
Warning! - this is not a series for the beginner!
V8 Supercars( More Info on V8S )
The highly competitive V8S championship inspired by V8 Supercars, featuring sprint, endurance and reverse grid racing.
Warning! This is a very long season, only join this game if you have the commitment to complete a full season.
A1GP Grand Prix Manager Game( More Info on Formula Nations )
An A1GP-inspired championship, consisting of individual drivers driving for their nation. Unique features: A1GP-style race format, no teams, no excuses - identical cars! Warning - not for the inexperienced player, this can be a very frustrating series.
Champion Cars( More Info on Champion Cars )
Based around the modern Indycar/CART period 1995-onwards. Unique Features: Choose chassis, engine and tyres. Team sizes from 1-3 cars! Fragile cars. Circuit and oval racing. Custom car painting!
British Tourers( More Info on British Tourers )
Build your own touring car team. Touring and Production classes based on current and recent seasons.
Note: Old Batracer v2.x legacy series.
Unique Features: Split class championship.
BAT Seven Challenge( More Info on BAT Seven Challenge )
Race a variety of Seven type cars around Bookatrack.com race and airfield circuits.
Note: Old Batracer v2.x legacy series, some graphics and gameplay elements may be of reduced quality.
Unique Features: Lack of qualifying session maximises the racing. Many team creation options and ways to win; unique circuits.
GP 2002 Fantasy Grand Prix Racing Game( More Info on GP 2002 )
The GP 2002 Season. Classic points system.
Note: Old Batracer v2.x legacy series.
Unique Features: Fixed team setup as per real season. Challenging array of car setup options: for experienced players only.