- February, row over driver license fees starts to pick up in the media. Drivers are unhappy but pays their fees. FIA later lowers the fees
- March 17-24, FIA changes the points system two times in a week, just days before the first gp of the season
- March 23, FIA publishes starting list for 2009, changing Force Indias numbers to 18 and 19. Force India not happy due to promotional material and merchandise already manufactured using numbers 20 and 21
- March 24, Ecclestone reveals that teams threatened to boycott season premiere due to money row
- March 26, FIA revises starting list, giving back the old numbers for Force India
- March 24, Diffuser row takes off, teams protest the diffusers of Toyota, Brawn and Williams
BMW lodges protest but is rejected due to a formality error, Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault lodges protest, stewards clears controversial diffusers
- March 28, FIA recieves appeal from Ferrari, Renault and Red Bull with regards to diffusers. April 14th set as date of hearing.
- March 28, Williams protest the legality of Ferrari and Red Bull's cars
- March 28, Williams withdraw protest in the interest of the sport
- March 28, Toyota disqualified from qualification in Australia due to flexing wings
- March 29, Lie-gate takes off. Lewis Hamilton promoted to third place at the Australian GP after Jarno Trulli was penalised.
- March 29, Vettel handed grid penalty for Malaysia after on track incident with Kubica
- April 1, FIA re-open Hamilton/Trulli inquiry. Hearing to be held before Malaysia GP
- April 2, Hamilton thrown out of Australian GP, Trulli reinstated as third, thus giving the public its third result table in a week since the finish of the Australian GP
- April 4, BMW lodges protest against "illegal" diffusers
- April 5, Malaysian GP red flagged due to rain. Restart not possible because of lighting conditions. Ecclestone not accepting any criticism despite plenty of warnings way ahead of race
- April 7, McLaren summoned to appear before the FIA's World Motor Sport Council on April 29 to answer charges that it has brought Formula 1 into disrepute over the controversy surrounding Lewis Hamilton's Australian Grand Prix disqualification
- April 9, FIA source reveals that Hamilton and Ryan stuck to lie despite evidence to the contrary was presented to them. Bernie Ecclestone tells media that McLaren might face ban after hearing
- April 13, FIA requests copies of interviews with Whitmarsh after Australian GP
- April 14, Diffuser row set to be decided by ICA
Have I forgotten anything? Two races into the season and this is what we have... Can it possibly get any worse?
I'm thinking about updating this list as the season goes on.