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2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

From : The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Document : 04

To : The Stewards of the Meeting Date : 20 August 2009
Time : 15:39

Technical Delegate’s Report

The drivers entered in the 2009 Formula One Championship have used the below listed number of new engines during this season up to now:

Number Car Driver New engines used so far

01 McLaren Mercedes Lewis Hamilton 5
02 McLaren Mercedes Heikki Kovalainen 5
03 Ferrari Luca Badoer 5
04 Ferrari Kimi Räikkönen 5
05 BMW Sauber Robert Kubica 6
06 BMW Sauber Nick Heidfeld 5
07 Renault Fernando Alonso 5
08 Renault Romain Grosjean 5
09 Toyota Jarno Trulli 5
10 Toyota Timo Glock 5
11 STR Ferrari Jaime Alguersuari 4
12 STR Ferrari Sébastien Buemi 4
14 RBR Renault Mark Webber 5
15 RBR Renault Sebastian Vettel 5
16 Williams Toyota Nico Rosberg 5
17 Williams Toyota Kazuki Nakajima 5
20 Force India Mercedes Adrian Sutil 5
21 Force India Mercedes Giancarlo Fisichella 5
22 Brawn Mercedes Jenson Button 5
23 Brawn Mercedes Rubens Barrichello 5

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

From : The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Document : 05

To : The Stewards of the Meeting Date : 20 August 2009
Time : 15:41

Technical Delegate’s Report

Between 10:00 and 15:15 today the following cars underwent preliminary scrutineering:

Car numbers Team

1, 2 : Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
3, 4 : Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro
5, 6 : BMW Sauber F1 Team
7, 8 : ING Renault F1 Team
09, 10 : Panasonic Toyota Racing
11, 12 : Scuderia Toro Rosso
14, 15 : Red Bull Racing
16, 17 : AT & T Williams
20, 21 : Force India F1 Team
22, 23 : Brawn GP Formula One Team

All the above cars were found to be in conformity with the safety requirements of the 2009
FIA Formula One Technical Regulations.

The cockpit exit time according to Article 13.1 of the 2009 FIA Formula One Technical
Regulations and the clearance of the driver’s knees according to Article 13.3 of the 2009
FIA Formula One Technical Regulations have been successfully checked with the drivers
Luca Badoer and Romain Grosjean.

A seal was broken on the gearbox of car number 17, driver Kazuki Nakajima, in order to change the gearbox oil pump.

This was done in accordance with Article 9.5.2 of the 2009 FIA Formula One Technical
Regulations.

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

From : The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Document : 19

To : The Stewards of the Meeting Date : 21 August 2009
Time : 16:27

TECHNICAL DELEGATE’S REPORT

After the first free practice session:

It was checked that all cars did not exceed 18000 rpm during the first free practice session.

The fuel pressure of all cars during the first free practice session was checked. A fuel sample was taken from car number 20.

After the second free practice session:

Car numbers 17 and 21 were weighed.

Car numbers 17 and 21 were checked for the following:

1) Bodywork around the front wheels
2) Front wing height and overhang
3) Rear wing height and overhang
4) Front and rear wing width
5) Rear wing configuration
6) Rear bodywork area
7) Rear winglet height
8) Stepped bottom
9) Overall height
10) Overall width

The tyres used by all drivers during the sessions today have been checked. A fuel sample was taken from car number 08

The results of fuel analyses show that the fuels were the same as ones, which had been approved for use by the relevant competitors prior to the Event.

All the above items were found to be in conformity with 2009 FIA Formula One Technical
Regulations.

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

From : The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Document : 24

To : The Stewards of the Meeting Date : 22 August 2009
Time : 08:12

TECHNICAL DELEGATE’S REPORT

The following drivers will use a new engine for the remainder of the event:

Number Car Driver Previously used engines

09 Toyota Jarno Trulli 5
10 Toyota Timo Glock 5
11 STR Ferrari Jaime Alguersuari 4
12 STR Ferrari Sébastien Buemi 4
16 Williams Toyota Nico Rosberg 5
17 Williams Toyota Kazuki Nakajima 5
20 Force India Mercedes Adrian Sutil 5
21 Force India Mercedes Giancarlo Fisichella 5
22 Brawn Mercedes Jenson Button 5

The engine used by the above drivers is one of the eight new engines allowed for the 2009
Championship season and this is in conformity with Article 28.4a of the 2009 Formula One
Sporting Regulations.

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

From : The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Document : 25

To : The Stewards of the Meeting Date : 22 August 2009
Time : 08:14

TECHNICAL DELEGATE’S REPORT

The following drivers will start the eleventh Event of the 2009 Formula One World
Championship with a new gearbox:

Number Car Driver
15 RBR Renault Sebastian Vettel

The above driver used his previous gearbox for four consecutive events in conformity with
Article 28.6a of the 2009 Formula One Sporting Regulations.

Number Car Driver
07 Renault Fernando Alonso

The above driver did not finish the last race in Budapest and is in conformity with Article
28.6a of the 2009 Formula One Sporting Regulations.

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

From : The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Document : 30

To : The Stewards of the Meeting Date : 22 August 2009
Time : 16:59

TECHNICAL DELEGATE’S REPORT

The weights of the cars at the start of the 2009 European Grand Prix will be:

Number

01 Car

McLaren Mercedes Driver

Lewis Hamilton Weight [kg]

653.0
02 McLaren Mercedes Heikki Kovalainen 655.0
03 Ferrari Luca Badoer 690.5*
04 Ferrari Kimi Räikkönen 661.5
05 BMW Sauber Robert Kubica 657.5
06 BMW Sauber Nick Heidfeld 677.0*
07 Renault Fernando Alonso 656.5
08 Renault Romain Grosjean 677.7*
09 Toyota Jarno Trulli 707.3*
10 Toyota Timo Glock 694.7*
11 STR Ferrari Jaime Alguersuari 678.5*
12 STR Ferrari Sébastien Buemi 688.5*
14 RBR Renault Mark Webber 664.5
15 RBR Renault Sebastian Vettel 654.0
16 Williams Toyota Nico Rosberg 665.0
17 Williams Toyota Kazuki Nakajima 702.0*
20 Force India Mercedes Adrian Sutil 672.5*
21 Force India Mercedes Giancarlo Fisichella 692.5*
22 Brawn Mercedes Jenson Button 661.5
23 Brawn Mercedes Rubens Barrichello 662.5

*declared weight

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

From : The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Document : 31

To : The Stewards of the Meeting Date : 22 August 2009
Time : 18:16

TECHNICAL DELEGATE’S REPORT

Before the qualifying practice session:

The thickness of the brake discs of all cars taking part in the qualifying session was checked.

During the qualifying practice session:

Car numbers 03 and 08 were weighed.

Car numbers 03 and 08 were checked for the following:

1) Bodywork around the front wheels
2) Front wing height and overhang
3) Rear wing height and overhang
4) Front and rear wing width
5) Rear wing configuration
6) Rear bodywork area
7) Rear winglet height
8) Stepped bottom
9) Diffuser height
10) Diffuser width
11) Overall height
12) Overall width

Fuel samples were taken from car numbers 09 and 20.

After the qualifying practice session:

Car numbers 01, 02, 04, 05, 07, 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23 were weighed.

Car numbers 01, 02, 04, 05, 07, 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23 were checked for the following:

1) Bodywork around the front wheels
2) Front wing height and overhang

3) Rear wing height and overhang
4) Front and rear wing width
5) Rear wing configuration
6) Rear bodywork area
7) Rear winglet height
8) Stepped bottom
9) Diffuser height
10) Diffuser width
11) Overall height
12) Overall width

The chassis identification transponders have been confirmed for car numbers 01, 02, 04,
05, 07, 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23.

The logged pressure within the engine cooling system during the qualifying sessions was checked on car numbers 01, 02, 04, 05, 07, 14, 15, 16, 22 and 23.

It was confirmed for all drivers taking part in the qualifying session that they have used their sealed engine.

The units locking status was checked on car numbers 05, 15, 16 and 23. The logger usage was checked on car numbers 05, 15, 16 and 23.
Software version checks have been carried out on car number 05, 15, 16 and 23.

Gear shift data checks have been carried out for car numbers 04, 05, 15, 16, 22 and 23. The gear shift configuration of car numbers 05, 15, 16 and 23 was checked.
Engine protections were checked on car numbers 05, 15, 16 and 23.

The maximum throttle target was checked for car numbers 05, 15, 16 and 23. The driver throttle map gradient was checked on car numbers 05, 15, 16 and 23.
The throttle pedal shaping map changes were checked on car numbers 05, 15, 16 and 23. The front wing control was checked for car numbers 05, 15, 16 and 23.
The KERS control was checked for car numbers 01, 02 and 04.

It was checked that all cars did not exceed 18000 rpm during the qualifying practice session.

The fuel pressure of all cars during the qualifying session was checked.

The tyres used by all drivers during the sessions today have been checked. Fuel samples were taken from car numbers 04, 05 and 15.
All the fuel samples have been checked for density and analysed by gas chromatography.

The results of fuel analyses show that the fuels were the same as ones, which had been approved for use by the relevant competitors prior to the Event.

The following software versions have been used by the teams during the qualifying sessions:

Team FIA Standard ECU system version
BMW Sauber V1.00.0066
Brawn GP V1.00.0066
Ferrari V1.00.0066
Force India V1.00.0065
McLaren V1.00.0066
Red Bull V1.00.0065
Renault V1.00.0065
Toro Rosso V1.00.0064
Toyota V1.00.0066
Williams V1.00.0065

All the above items were found to be in conformity with 2009 FIA Formula One Technical
Regulations.

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

From : The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Document : 36

To : The Stewards of the Meeting Date : 23 August 2009
Time : 11:10

TECHNICAL DELEGATE’S REPORT

After the third free practice session the following driver uses a new engine for the remainder of the event:

Number Car Driver Previously used engines

15 RBR Renault Sebastian Vettel 5

The engine used by the above driver is one of the eight new engines allowed for the 2009
Championship season and this is in conformity with Article 28.4a of the 2009 Formula One
Sporting Regulations.

A seal was broken on the gearbox of car number 17, driver Kazuki Nakajima, in order to inspect the 3rd and 4th gear ratio and associated dog ring for physical damage.

This was done in accordance with Article 28.6d of the 2009 Formula One Sporting
Regulations.

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

From : The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Document : 37

To : The Stewards of the Meeting Date : 23 August 2009
Time : 12:25

TECHNICAL DELEGATE’S REPORT

The following parts have been replaced during the Parc Fermé yesterday and today:

McLaren Mercedes:

Car 02: RHS rear brake caliper duct mounting

Ferrari:

Car 03: Tyre pressure ECU antenna cable and antenna

Car 04: RHS loom heat shield

Renault:

Car 07: RHS quarter panel GPS antenna coax Front brake calipers
RHS fuel scavenge pump Front brake friction material LHS and RHS rear roll damper

Car 08: Car battery
LHS T-tray bodywork

Toyota:

Car 09: Two fuel catch tank PRVs

Car 10: Brake reservoirs bracket

STR Ferrari:

Car 11: LHS rear wheel nut

RBR Renault:

Car 15: One spark plug
Pitot air pressure sensor assembly LHS front brake temperature sensor Exhaust primary to collector retaining bolts

Williams Toyota:

Car 17: Engine hydraulic valve block assembly
Throttle actuator and links
Hydraulic pump
FOM powerbox
Both front brake caliper bleed nipples

Force India Mercedes:

Car 21: LHS rear wheel nut retainer assembly
LHS front brake barrel seal

Brawn Mercedes:

Car 22: Oil in / oil out of engine coverplate bolts

All above parts have been replaced with the approval of the FIA technical delegate following a written request from the team concerned, this being in accordance with Article
34.1 of the 2009 Formula One Sporting Regulations.

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

2009 EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX

From : The FIA Formula One Technical Delegate Document : 42

To : The Stewards of the Meeting Date : 23 August 2009
Time : 18:19

TECHNICAL DELEGATE’S REPORT

Before the race:

The following parts have been replaced today after 12:30 and before the start of the race:

RBR Renault:

Car 14: TPMS ECU

Car numbers 04, 06, 07, 10, 14 and 20 have been weighed.

A fuel sample was taken from the refuelling rig of car numbers 06, 11 and 14 and analysed during the race.

On the grid it was checked that all cars had fitted their tyres when the 3-Minutes board was shown.

After the race:

The following cars were weighed:

Number

01 Car

McLaren Mercedes Driver

Lewis Hamilton
02 McLaren Mercedes Heikki Kovalainen
03 Ferrari Luca Badoer
04 Ferrari Kimi Räikkönen
05 BMW Sauber Robert Kubica
06 BMW Sauber Nick Heidfeld
07 Renault Fernando Alonso
08 Renault Romain Grosjean
09 Toyota Jarno Trulli
10 Toyota Timo Glock
11 STR Ferrari Jaime Alguersuari
14 RBR Renault Mark Webber
16 Williams Toyota Nico Rosberg
17 Williams Toyota Kazuki Nakajima

20 Force India Mercedes Adrian Sutil
21 Force India Mercedes Giancarlo Fisichella
22 Brawn Mercedes Jenson Button
23 Brawn Mercedes Rubens Barrichello

The steering wheel of all classified cars has been checked.

Car numbers 01, 02, 04, 05, 07, 09, 11, 14, 16, 20, 22 and 23 were checked for the following:

1) Bodywork around the front wheels
2) Front wing height and overhang
3) Rear wing height and overhang
4) Front and rear wing width
5) Rear wing configuration
6) Rear bodywork area
7) Rear winglet height
8) Skidblock thickness
9) Stepped bottom
10) Diffuser height
11) Diffuser area
12) Overall height
13) Overall width

The position of the front wheel centre line was checked on car numbers 01, 02, 04, 05, 07,
09, 11, 14, 16, 20, 22 and 23.

The cooling header tank PRV was checked on car numbers 01, 04 and 23. The units locking status was checked on car numbers 01, 04 and 23.
Software version checks have been carried out on car number 01, 04 and 23. The logger usage was checked on car numbers 01, 04 and 23.
The start data of car numbers 01, 02, 04, 22 and 23 have been checked. Engine protections were checked on car numbers 01, 04 and 23.
The gear shift data of car numbers 01, 04 and 23 have been checked. The gear shift configuration of car numbers 01, 04 and 23 was checked. The maximum throttle target was checked for car numbers 01, 04 and 23.
The driver throttle map gradient was checked on car numbers 01, 04 and 23.

The throttle pedal shaping map changes were checked on car numbers 01, 04 and 23. The front wing control was checked for car numbers 01, 04 and 23.
The pit lane speed limiter use was checked for car numbers 01, 04 and 23. The KERS control was checked for car number 01.
It was checked that car numbers 01, 04 and 23 did not exceed 18000 rpm during the race. The fuel pressure of car numbers 01, 04 and 23 during the race was checked.

The tyres used by all drivers during the sessions today have been checked.

The data logger of the refuelling rig of car numbers 22 and 23 has been checked. A fuel sample was taken from car numbers 01 and 23.
The fuel samples have been checked for density and analysed by gas chromatography.

The results of all the fuel analyses show that the fuels were the same as ones, which had been approved for use by the relevant competitors prior to the Event.

All car weights and the items checked were found to be in conformity with the 2009 FIA Formula One Technical Regulations.

Jo Bauer
FIA Formula One Technical Delegate

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