Fisi's Spa: best F1 moment 2009 - Andrew Noakes - Motoring Writer

More than 88,000 Formula 1 fans worldwide voted that Force India's pole position with Giancarlo Fisichella and charge to second place in the Belgian Grand Prix was the best moment of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship.

The survey, conducted in February, saw one fifth of voters pick Fisichella's performance ahead of Jenson Button's world title win, Brawn's 1-2 in Melbourne, Mark Webber's first victory and Lewis Hamilton's race drive in Silverstone.

"It's a real honour that genuine fans of the sport see our podium and pole position as their highlight of last year's classic season of racing," said team owner Vijay Mallya. "I believe it was the real spirit of the team in the face of adversity and ultimate triumph that stood out in people's minds. Everyone loves when something unexpected happens in F1 and after our relatively quiet start to the year to arrive in Belgium, start on the front row and then finish on the podium seemed to come out of nowhere for the fans."

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