FIA GT - Season's final
Maranello (Modena), 26 October 2009 -- The F430's extraordinary adventure in the FIA GT Championship ended with two cars on the podium. After conquering the Constructors' and Teams' Title at the French Paul Ricard circuit with one race to go and for the fourth year in a row, the AF Corse Team drivers missed the success in the Drivers' standings by a whisker, while the BMS and CRS Racing teams gained the second and third place in the final race at the Belgian Zolder race track. In the last two hours of the series - which, after 13 seasons, will be divided into two series in the coming year and changing its name (GT1 World Championship and GT2 Europe) -class victory went to Richard Westbrook with the Porsche 997, followed by the Ferraris with Paolo Ruberti-Matteo Malucelli (BMS Scuderia Italia) and Andrew Kirkaldy-Rob Bell (CRS Racing).
Just a fourth place for the F430 driven by the previous champion Toni Vilander for AF Corse, slowed down by 100 kg of ballast and forced to an additional pit stop to change his car's tyres.