Next year will be a better year. Button pitted on lap 39 to release Vettel back into the lead,[32] holding a lead of nearly twelve seconds over Kubica. Alonso was unable to find a way past Petrov and so finished seventh, handing the title to Vettel by four points. The German Grand Prix saw a return to form for Ferrari, with both Alonso and Massa quickest over the course of the race meeting. The 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 64th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. This is my first year with the team and I have had a great season. Due to injuries sustained in a rally crash prior to the 2011 Formula One season, this was the last Formula One race for Robert Kubica until his return in 2019. McLaren were themselves not confirmed in second place in the championship, with a 32-point advantage over Ferrari. That's what I see – I see a shark very hungry.”, How cold Nurburgring weather added heat to third-place battle, Alonso says comeback Renault test “a new beginning”. Virgin struggled after discovering their fuel tank was too small, forcing them to push their development schedule back five races in order to build a car that could finish the race. "U.S. This was in response to several drivers in 2009 competing in their début weekend with no experience of their F1 car. Ferrari dominated the test session, with Felipe Massa setting the fastest lap times on days one[128] and two. In stark contrast to 2009, no one driver emerged as dominant in the early stages of the 2010 season. I was thinking 'what does he mean' and I hadn't seen the screens. Hamilton wins Portuguese GP, rewriting F1's record books, WRAP | 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix - Hamilton wins in empathic fashion, Nissan bakkie pics leaked - Bold new look for the next Navara, Tough luck, Bottas! [74], The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) had planned to introduce a budget cap, in order to safeguard the sport during the current economic downturn. za24_AdSize[6]='468x120'; za24_AdPositionNo[6]='1'; This page was last edited on 1 September 2020, at 15:17. [28] After passing Kobayashi, Hamilton closed in behind Kubica but found it hard to pass the Renault, akin to what Alonso had been suffering behind Petrov. [44] Experienced sports car and touring car entrant Ray Mallock Limited had intended to submit an entry bid,[45] but decided against it following the mid-season political crisis. The test started in sunny weather with rain showers scattered through the weekend. British Formula 3 Champion Daniel Ricciardo was fastest for Red Bull Racing. za24_AdSize[9]='278x76'; za24_AdPositionNo[9]='1'; za24_ArticleId='4ca0d489-7cbf-4567-b74f-dc13f5e83219'; [36], Championship runner-up Fernando Alonso, summing up his race and his chances of his third championship disappearing.[38]. "F1 2010" redirects here. Button was another four-tenths off Hamilton's pace, followed by Webber, Robert Kubica, and Alonso. This will apply whether any such car is being driven on the track, the pit entry or the pit lane. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. After fighting reliability issues early in the season, the three teams soon established themselves with Lotus leading the way, their best result being a twelfth place for Heikki Kovalainen in Japan. As I said now you need to cover from someone and if we didn't stop I think Webber probably would have overtaken us, if we stopped we cover from Webber but let Petrov and Rosberg in front so it was a very difficult call I think. We never even thought about it as long as both our drivers remain in the hunt for the championship. Vettel's victory in the championship came after a dramatic season finale at Abu Dhabi where three other drivers could also have won the championship – Vettel's Red Bull Racing teammate Mark Webber, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton.[1]. [126][127], Pre-season testing started at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia with seven teams. Although no wing ever failed scrutineers' tests, as of the. This page was last edited on 7 October 2020, at 03:58. [CDATA[ This was also the last Grand Prix for Lucas di Grassi and Christian Klien. [34] Button rejoined in fourth place behind Kubica and Hamilton, with Kubica ever increasing his margin over Petrov and Alonso, who were running inside the points again in seventh and eighth respectively. This also marked the first public test for new team Virgin Racing who only managed five laps after a shortage of parts became a problem. To accommodate the extra teams, the maximum number of cars allowed to take part in a race increased from 24 to 26 cars. za24_AdSize[8]='980x90'; za24_AdPositionNo[8]='1'; Team principal Christian Horner removed the team's new front wing from Webber's car and placed it on Vettel's for qualifying and the race, after the German driver's wing was damaged in the final practice session. Sebastian Vettel won the race, with the McLarens second and third. It is not assured that Alonso will always be the lucky one. za24_AdSize[10]='2x1'; za24_AdPositionNo[10]='1'; At the start of the season that year, at the Australian Grand Prix, Fernando Alonso got his Ferrari over the finish line first, followed team mate Felipe Massa and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton. The FIA also had several entry bids from other racing teams including World Series by Renault and Le Mans entrant Epsilon Euskadi,[37] Dave Richards's highly successful Prodrive outfit[38] and Italian touring car team N.Technology[39] as well as re-imaginings of former teams March,[40] Brabham,[40] Lola Cars[41] and Team Lotus (not to be confused with Lotus Racing). Virgin's testing misery carried on with Lucas di Grassi crashing[138] and more mechanical issues. Team principal Christian Horner removed the team's new front wing from Webber's car and placed it on Vettel's for qualifying and the race, after the German driver's wing was damaged in the final practice session. Red Bull Racing won its maiden Constructors' Championship with a one-two finish in Brazil, while Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel won the Drivers' Championship after winning the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi. 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