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Motor Racing

2009 F1 preview: The drivers

Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton will be looking to become the first British driver to win back to back titles when the season gets underway in Melbourne.

Click the image on the right to launch our guide.

There is just one new driver on the grid this season; Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland joins the Toro Rosso team.