"F1 2010" redirects here. For the video game based on the 2010 season, see F1 2010 (video game).

The 2010 Formula One Season was the 61st season of the Drivers' World Championship and the 53rd season of the Constructors' Championship. It was the last season in which Bridgestone tyres were used, before being replaced by Pirelli

It began on March 14th 2010 in Bahrain and ended on November 14th in Abu Dhabi.

The Drivers' World Championship was won by Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull-Renault, 4 points ahead of Fernando Alonso of Ferrari. Mark Webber of Red Bull-Renault was third. The 2010 title was Vettel's first, and was won having not lead the championship up to the final race - the first time this had happened since James Hunt's 1976 title. This championship also saw Vettel become the youngest ever World Champion.

The Constructors' Championship was won by Red Bull, 44 points ahead of McLaren-Mercedes.

Teams and Drivers[edit | edit source]

All engines are 2.4 litre V8s.

Constructor Chassis Tyre No. Driver Rounds Test/Reserve Drivers
Team Engine
McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 B 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button All United Kingdom Gary Paffett
United Kingdom Oliver Turvey
United Kingdom Alexander Sims
United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Mercedes FO 108X 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton All
Mercedes MGP W01 B 3 Germany Michael Schumacher All Germany Nick Heidfeld
United Kingdom Sam Bird
United Kingdom Anthony Davidson
Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes FO 108X 4 Germany Nico Rosberg All
Red Bull-Renault RB6 B 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel All New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom David Coulthard
Austria Red Bull Racing Renault RS27-2010 6 Australia Mark Webber All
Ferrari F10 B 7 Brazil Felipe Massa All Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Italy Luca Badoer
Spain Marc Gené
France Jules Bianchi
Italy Andrea Caldarelli
Brazil César Ramos
Italy Daniel Zampieri
Italy Mirko Bortolotti
Monaco Stéphane Richelmi
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari 056 8 Spain Fernando Alonso All
Williams-Cosworth FW32 B 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All Finland Valtteri Bottas
United Kingdom Dean Stoneman
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
United Kingdom AT&T Williams Cosworth CA2010 10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg All
Renault R30 B 11 Poland Robert Kubica All China Ho-Pin Tung
Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Czech Republic Jan Charouz
Russia Mikhail Aleshin
France Nicolas Prost
France Renault F1 Team Renault RS27-2010 12 Russia Vitaly Petrov All
Force India-Mercedes VJM03 B 14 Germany Adrian Sutil All United Kingdom Paul di Resta
Portugal António Félix da Costa
Netherlands Yelmer Buurman
India Force India F1 Team Mercedes FO 108X 15 Italy Vitantonio Luizzi All
Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 B 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi All New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Australia Daniel Ricciardo
United Kingdom David Coulthard
France Jean-Eric Vergne
Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Ferrari 056 17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari All
Lotus-Cosworth T127 B 18 Italy Jarno Trulli All Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy
Venezuela Rodolfo Gonzalez
Russia Vladimir Arabadzhiev
Malaysia Lotus Racing Cosworth CA2010 19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen All
HRT-Cosworth F110 B 20 India Karun Chandhok 1–10 Austria Christian Klien
Japan Sakon Yamamoto
India Karun Chandhok
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado
Italy Davide Valsecchi
Czech Republic Josef Kral
Spain HRT F1 Team Cosworth CA2010 20 Japan Sakon Yamamoto 11–14, 16–17
20 Austria Christian Klien 15, 18–19
21 Brazil Bruno Senna 1–9, 11–19
21 Japan Sakon Yamamoto 10
BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 B 22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1–14 Mexico Esteban Gutierrez
Mexico Sergio Perez
Switzerland BMW Sauber F1 Team Ferrari 056 22 Germany Nick Heidfeld 15–19
23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi All
Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 B 24 Germany Timo Glock All Spain Andy Soucek
Brazil Luiz Razia
Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Indonesia Rio Haryanto
United Kingdom Virgin Racing Cosworth CA2010 25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi All

Changes from last season[edit | edit source]

Team changes[edit | edit source]

  • The Toyota team withdrew from Formula One, along with Toyota as an engine supplier.
  • 2009 World Champion constructor, Brawn, were bought out by Daimler AG, and rebranded as the new Mercedes Grand Prix team. Ross Brawn was retained as Team Principal.
  • Ownership of the BMW Sauber team was returned to Sauber following the repurchase of the team by Peter Sauber. However, as Peter Sauber had not applied for an official change of name for the company, the team continued to operate under the name, BMW Sauber.
  • With the withdrawal of the Toyota engines, Williams switched to Cosworth engines.
  • The Toro Rosso team became a self-sustained team, having been supplied by Red Bull in the previous season.
  • In addition to Mercedes, Lotus, Virgin and HRT (all supplied by Cosworth engines) joined the sport for the 2010 season. This marked the first appearance of the Lotus name since 1994.

Driver changes[edit | edit source]

Several driver changes took place prior to the 2010 season:

Mid-season Changes[edit | edit source]

Driver changes[edit | edit source]

Rule changes[edit | edit source]

  • Ahead of the 2010 season, a new points system was introduced. Replacing the older 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 system for the top eight drivers, from the 2010 season onwards, drivers would now score points for a top-ten finish. The new scoring is as follows:
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Points 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
  • In an attempt to cut costs, refuelling was banned during races from 2010 onwards. As a result, cars required a larger fuel tank in order to hold enough fuel to last the full race. This resulted in cars being approximately 20cm longer than in the previous season.

Season calendar[edit | edit source]

Round Race Title Grand Prix Circuit Date Time
Local UTC
1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain GP Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 14 March 15:00 12:00
2 Qantas Australian Grand Prix Australian GP Australia Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 28 March 17:00 06:00
3 Petronas Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysian GP Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 4 April 16:00 08:00
4 Chinese Grand Prix Chinese GP China Shanghai International Circuit 18 April 15:00 07:00
5 Gran Premio de España Telefónica Spanish GP Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona 9 May 14:00 12:00
6 Grand Prix de Monaco Monaco GP Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 16 May 14:00 12:00
7 Turkish Grand Prix Turkish GP Turkey Istanbul Park 30 May 15:00 12:00
8 Grand Prix du Canada Canadian GP Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 13 June 12:00 16:00
9 Telefónica Grand Prix of Europe European GP Spain Valencia Street Circuit 27 June 14:00 12:00
10 Santander British Grand Prix British GP United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 11 July 13:00 12:00
11 Großer Preis Santander von Deutschland German GP Germany Hockenheimring 25 July 14:00 12:00
12 Eni Magyar Nagydíj Hungarian GP Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 1 August 14:00 12:00
13 Belgian Grand Prix Belgian GP Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Spa 29 August 14:00 12:00
14 Gran Premio Santander d'Italia Italian GP Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza 12 September 14:00 12:00
15 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix Singapore GP Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit 26 September 20:00 12:00
16 Japanese Grand Prix Japanese GP Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka 10 October 15:00 06:00
17 Korean Grand Prix Korean GP South Korea Korea International Circuit, Yeongam 24 October 15:00 06:00
18 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil Brazilian GP Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 7 November 14:00 16:00
19 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Abu Dhabi GP United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit 14 November 17:00 13:00

Changes from last season[edit | edit source]

Races not on 2009 season calendar[edit | edit source]

The inaugural Korean Grand Prix took place on 24th October, less than two weeks after the circuit gained its required license.[edit | edit source]

Schedule Changes[edit | edit source]

Circuit changes[edit | edit source]

The Bahrain Grand Prix was run on the extended Endurance Circuit layout of the Bahrain International Circuit.[edit | edit source]

Season Report[edit | edit source]

Bahrain[edit | edit source]

The season opener at the Shakir International Circuit saw Sebastian Vettel take pole position ahead of the two Ferraris, while Schumacher, returning after three seasons out of the sport qualified an underwhelming seventh. At the start, Alonso, making his debut for the Ferrari team, instantly got the jump on his teammate Felipe Massa to move up into second position. Vettel looked set for a comfortable victory until his car suddenly lost power with just a handful of laps to go. This led to him being overtaken by both Ferraris and the Mercedes McLaren of Lewis Hamilton. Alonso won ahead of Massa, Hamilton, Vettel and Rosberg. This was also Ferraris first one two since the 2008 French Grand Prix.

Australia[edit | edit source]

Vettel took his second consecutive pole position from his teammate Mark Webber, who had a poor first race in eighth. Coming into the first corner, Button and Alonso made contact, while Vettel looked set to take a comfortable victory again. However, the rain started to fall, and McLaren's Jenson Button timed his switch to slick tires to perfection, rising to second position, only behind the Red Bull of Vettel. However, as in Bahrain, the Red Bull RB6 had another technical issue, this time on the brakes. This sent Vettel into a massive crash, handing Button the win in just his second race for Mercedes McLaren. In second was Robert Kubica, taking an unlikely podium for Renault, while Felipe Massa was the only driver to take two podiums in the first two races in 2010.

Malaysia[edit | edit source]

Red Bull were dominant all weekend in Sepang, qualifying first and third with Webber the first of the Red Bulls, while Nico Rosberg was in between the two Austrian cars. Vettel got a great start and got ahead of Rosberg and his teammate. There was no repeat of either Australia or Bahrain, and Vettel easily won from Webber and Rosberg

Championship after three rounds[edit | edit source]

Felipe Massa led the drivers standings, followed by his teammate Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel was third. Schumacher was nowhere to be seen, way off the pace of his teammate and yet to score a top 5 finish.

China[edit | edit source]

The fourth round of 2010 was in China, at the Shanghai Circuit. Vettel dominated Qualifying and took his third pole in four races. Fernando Alonso scorched into the lead, but got a penalty for jumping the start. Button and several other top driver stayed out on slicks on a wet track, while the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Mark Webber found themselves work to do and carved their way through the field. But a safety car ruined Buttons gap when an accident occurred. When the Safety Car pulled in, Championship favourite Vettel, made an error and lost two positions, while Button raced home to win his second race in three. Hamilton made it a McLaren Mercedes one-two while Nico Rosberg made it a second consecutive podium for Mercedes GP.

Spain[edit | edit source]

Mark Webber took pole, with Sebastian Vettel taking second position, meaning that the Red Bull Team had three consecutive front row starts. In the race though, Red Bull encountered more mechanical issues, with Vettel's brakes had problems. Fernando Alonso, his fellow championship contender, capitalized to take second position. The victor, however, was Vettel's teammate Mark Webber.

Monaco[edit | edit source]

The Monte-Carlo street track heavily favoured Red Bull's high downforce car, and the Qualifying results did not surprise many. Mark Webber took pole while Robert Kubica took a shock front row for Renault. Kubica got passed into turn one in the race by Sebastian Vettel, while Barrichello shot up the field to sixth. Webber held on to take the victory, his second in a row, while Vettel finished second, making it a one two for Red Bull at the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. Championship contender Jenson Button retired from the race, McLaren's first retirement of the year. Michael Schumacher got a twenty second penalty for passing Alonso on the final lap, under safety car conditions.

Championship after six rounds[edit | edit source]

Massa lost his championship lead, and slumped to fifth, not scoring a podium since round 2 in Australia. Inheriting the lead was Red Bulls Mark Webber, level on points with German teammate Sebastian Vettel. Alonso was third and two time race winner Jenson Button was in fourth position.

Turkey[edit | edit source]

Perhaps, the most controversial race of the year came at Turkey. Webber took a third consecutive pole position with McLarens Lewis Hamilton in second, ending Red Bulls front row lock out streak. Vettel overtook Hamilton at turn one and the Red Bulls were set to take yet another one two finish in 2010. Behind, Schumacher and Button battled over fourth, the McLaren driver coming out on top after a ding dong battle between the two Mercedes powered cars. The order at the front stayed the same after the pitstops. Vettel was hunting down Webber relentlessly, and showed no mercy when he tried to overtake him. The two clashed on the back straight sending Webber into a spin and Vettel into retirement. Red Bull said it was Marks fault, but the replay clearly showed the Vettel cut across Webber. Up at front, the two McLaren fought wheel to wheel for the lead, but after a number of attempts, Button could not pass the eventual winner Hamilton and eventually finished second. Webber fended off Schumacher to finish on the podium for the third consecutive race, while title contender Alonso struggled home to eighth.

Canada[edit | edit source]

Hamilton won McLarens first pole position of the season, with his teammate Button down in fifth, making it a strong session for the British team. Webber was demoted to seventh, which meant Sebastian Vettel started alongside the champion Brit. Hamilton held his lead into the first corner, while Massa and Liuzzi had a demolition derby into the first few turns. Webber ran a risky tyre strategy, which looked like to have paid off but, with twenty laps remaining, Hamilton made the critical overtake to take the lead. Hamilton held on to take his second win in a row, establishing himself as a serious title contender for the first time that year. Button overtook Alonso in the closing stages to make it the second McLaren Mercedes one two in a row as well.

Valencia[edit | edit source]

The European Grand Prix was held at the Valencia Street Circuit for the third time in a row. It was a track that favoured Red Bull on paper, and was backed up by the two Red Bull drivers locking out the front row in qualifying, Vettel being the man on pole. Vettel dominated Sundays race session, while Mark Webber experienced a enormous crash with Lotus' Hiekki Kovalainen , flipping the Red Bull RB6 upside down. The crash, unsurprisingly, sent the Australian into retirement. Vettel was joined by Hamilton and Button on the podium, while Williams' Rubens Barrichello finished in fourth, another strong result for the Brazilian in Valencia, after finishing first the previous year for Brawn GP.

Championship after nine rounds[edit | edit source]

McLaren dominated both the drivers and constructors standings, with Hamilton leading Button in the drivers standings. Hamilton's consistent podium finishes ensured that he led Button by six points going into the latter stages of the World Championship, and led Vettel by twelve, the German leaping into third in the drivers championship after his dominant victory in Valencia.

Britain[edit | edit source]

Silverstone hosted the British Grand Prix in 2010, after Donington Park was set to host it, but ran out of money after trying to update the track. Vettel led Webber in Qualifying, but it was not without controversy, as the German driver broke his nose cone in Free Practice, but, Red Bull decided to put Marks new specification nose cone on Sebastian's car. This forced Mark into using the older specification nose cone. However, on Sunday, the Australian put a move on Vettel coming into Copse on lap one, and Sebastian, losing focus, crashed into Mercedes McLaren's Lewis Hamilton coming into the following chicane. Vettel fought back to come seventh, but Lewis Hamilton retained his championship lead with another podium finish. Mark expressed his disgust at the team, calling out on team radio after winning "Not that bad for a number two driver."

Germany[edit | edit source]

Sebastian Vettel took his third consecutive pole position, but was not accompanied by his teammate Mark Webber as usual. Instead, he was joined by Championship rival Fernando Alonso on the front row, with Massa starting just behind. Massa got a sublime start, to snatch the lead from Vettel, who had to yield to Alonso's Ferrari , dropped to third position. Massa retained the lead after the pitstops, but was told that Fernando is faster by his team radio manager, Rob Smedley. Massa followed the instruction, and let Alonso through, with fans and other team personnel outraged at the radio call. In 2010, team orders were banned after Barrichello was forced to let his teammate, Michael Schumacher through in Austria in 2002. Vettel held his third position, but it was Alonso who won from Massa. Ferrari were later fined 100,000 dollars for braking the rules, and the race remains one of the most controversial in the history of the sport.

Hungary[edit | edit source]

Vettel took yet another pole position for Red Bull, and had Mark Webber for company alongside him. Alonso started third. Vettel got a very good getaway, leaving his teammate under pressure from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. Alonso got pass the Australian Red Bull driver on the first turn, and Vettel looked set to take an easy victory, owing to the tight and twisty sections of the Hungary Circuit. A crash between backmarkers led to the Safety Car being deployed. Vettel made a critical error during this period, by falling more than ten car lengths behind the safety car. Vettel was issued a penalty, which would lose him the opportunity of victory. Webber crucially stayed out during the safety car, making him the new race leader, by the time Alonso pitted, and with teammate Vettel serving a penalty, Webber took the lead of the Grand Prix, which he held onto to win in Hungary. Vettel recovered to finish third, while Alonso finished a strong second for Ferrari.

Championship after twelve rounds[edit | edit source]

Webber's sensational victory in Budapest saw him jump to first in the drivers standings. Hamilton's consistency ensured he held second position in the drivers standings, while two time winners Vettel, Button and Alonso were third fourth and fifth respectively. Red Bull were now in the lead of the constructors championship, after Button had a string of underwhelming results.

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Testing[edit | edit source]

Test Track Date Fastest Driver Team Time
2010 Barcelona Test 1 Spain Circuit de Catalunya Jan 20- Jan 22 Italy Valentino Rossi Italy Ferrari
2010 Valencia Test Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo Feb 1 - Feb 3 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari
2010 Jerez Test 1 Spain Circuito de Jerez Feb 10 - Feb 13 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari
2010 Jerez Test 2 Spain Circuito de Jerez Feb 17 - Feb 20 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
2010 Barcelona Test 2 Spain Circuit de Catalunya Feb 25 - Feb 28 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes
2010 Vairano Test Italy Vairano Airfield May 3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Ferrari
2010 Paul Ricard Test France Circuit Paul Ricard Nov 4 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Italy Pirelli

Season Results[edit | edit source]

Race results[edit | edit source]

Round Event Report
Grid Result
1 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
2 Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1:58.287 on Lap 45
2 Australia Australian Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 Poland Robert Kubica
Renault
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
1:28.358 on Lap 47
3 Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Report
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Germany Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
2 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
3 Germany Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:37.054 on Lap 53
4 China Chinese Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
3 Germany Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:42.061 on Lap 13
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Report
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:24.357 on Lap 59
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Report
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Poland Robert Kubica
Renault
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
3 Poland Robert Kubica
Renault
1:15.192 on Lap 71
7 Turkey Turkish Grand Prix Report
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
Russia Vitaly Petrov
Renault
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
3 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1:26.165 on Lap 57
8 Canada Canadian Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
Germany Sebastian Vettel*
Red Bull-Renault
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
Poland Robert Kubica
Renault
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:16.972 on Lap 67
9 Europe European Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
1:38.766 on Lap 54
10 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Report
United Kingdom Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
3 Germany Nico Rosberg
Mercedes
1:30.874 on Lap 52
11 Germany German Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
2 Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:15.824 on Lap 67
12 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1:22.362 on Lap 70
13 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Report
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
2 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Poland Robert Kubica
Renault
3 Poland Robert Kubica
Renault
1:49.069 on Lap 32
14 Italy Italian Grand Prix Report
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
1:24.139 on Lap 52
15 Singapore Singapore Grand Prix Report
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
3 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
1:47.976 on Lap 58
16 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
Poland Robert Kubica§
Renault
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:33.474 on Lap 53
17 South Korea Korean Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Fastest Lap
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
3 Brazil Felipe Massa
Ferrari
1:50.257 on Lap 42
18 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Report
Germany Nico Hülkenberg
Williams-Cosworth
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
2 Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Australia Mark Webber
Red Bull-Renault
3 Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
1:13.851 on Lap 66
19 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Report
Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel
Red Bull-Renault
Fastest Lap
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Spain Fernando Alonso
Ferrari
3 United Kingdom Jenson Button
McLaren-Mercedes
1:41.274 on Lap 47

* Canadian Grand Prix: Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault) qualified second, but was demoted five places for changing his gearbox pre-race. He started seventh.

European Grand Prix: Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes) was penalised five seconds for exceeding the safety car in-lap time. This did not affect his third place.

German Grand Prix: Ferrari were called to the stewards after the race and were found guilty of breaching article 39.1 of the FIA Sporting Regulations, in relation to team orders and Article 151c of the FIA International Sporting Code for bringing the sport into disrepute. The result stood, however, Ferrari were fined US$100,000 and matter was referred to the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

§ Japanese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes) qualified third, but was demoted five places to eighth for a gearbox change.

Championship Standings[edit | edit source]

Driver Standings[edit | edit source]

Drivers' World Championship
Pos Driver Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Pts
1 Vettel 4th Ret 1st 6th 3rd 2nd Ret 4th 1st 7th 3rd 3rd 15th 4th 2nd 1st Ret 1st 1st 256
2 Alonso 1st 4th 13th 4th 2nd 6th 8th 3rd 8th 14th 1st 2nd Ret 1st 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 7th 252
3 Webber 8th 9th 2nd 8th 1st 1st 3rd 5th Ret 1st 6th 1st 2nd 6th 3rd 2nd Ret 2nd 8th 242
4 Hamilton 3rd 6th 6th 2nd 14th 5th 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 4th Ret 1st Ret Ret 5th 2nd 4th 2nd 240
5 Button 7th 1st 8th 1st 5th Ret 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 8th Ret 2nd 4th 4th 12th 5th 3rd 214
6 Massa 2nd 3rd 7th 9th 6th 4th 7th 15th 11th 15th 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 8th Ret 3rd 15th 10th 144
7 Rosberg 5th 5th 3rd 3rd 13th 7th 5th 6th 10th 3rd 8th Ret 6th 5th 5th 17th Ret 6th 4th 142
8 Kubica 11th 2nd 4th 5th 8th 3rd 6th 7th 5th Ret 7th Ret 3rd 8th 7th Ret 5th 9th 5th 136
9 Schumacher 6th 10th Ret 10th 4th 12th 4th 11th 15th 9th 9th 11th 7th 9th 13th 6th 4th 7th Ret 72
10 Barrichello 10th 8th 12th 12th 9th Ret 14th 14th 4th 5th 12th 10th Ret 10th 6th 9th 7th 14th 12th 47
11 Sutil 12th Ret 5th 11th 7th 8th 9th 10th 6th 8th 17th Ret 5th 16th 9th Ret Ret 12th 13th 47
12 Kobayashi Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret 10th Ret 7th 6th 11th 9th 8th Ret Ret 7th 8th 10th 14th 32
13 Petrov Ret Ret Ret 7th 11th 13th 15th 17th 14th 13th 10th 5th 9th 13th 11th Ret Ret 16th 6th 27
14 Hülkenberg 14th Ret 10th 15th 16th Ret 17th 13th Ret 10th 13th 6th 14th 7th 10th Ret 10th 8th 16th 22
15 Liuzzi 9th 7th Ret Ret 15th 9th 13th 9th 16th 11th 16th 13th 10th 12th Ret Ret 6th Ret Ret 21
16 Buemi 16th Ret 11th Ret Ret 10th 16th 8th 9th 12th Ret 12th 12th 11th 14th 10th Ret 13th 15th 8
17 de la Rosa Ret 12th DNS Ret Ret Ret 11th Ret 12th Ret 14th 7th 11th 14th 6
18 Heidfeld Ret 8th 9th 17th 11th 6
19 Alguersuari 13th 11th 9th 13th 10th 11th 12th 12th 13th Ret 15th Ret 13th 15th 12th 11th 11th 11th 9th 5
20 Kovalainen 15th 13th NC 14th DNS Ret Ret 16th Ret 17th Ret 14th 16th 18th 16th 12th 13th 18th 17th 0
21 Trulli 17th DNS 17th Ret 17th 15th Ret Ret 21th 16th Ret 15th 19th Ret Ret 13th Ret 19th 21st 0
22 Chandhok Ret 14th 15th 17th Ret 14th 20th 18th 18th 19th 0
23 Senna Ret Ret 16th 16th Ret Ret Ret Ret 20th 19th 17th Ret Ret Ret 15th 14th 21st 19th 0
24 di Grassi Ret Ret 14th Ret 19th Ret 19th 19th 17th Ret Ret 18th 17th 20th 15th DNS Ret NC 18th 0
25 Glock Ret Ret Ret DNS 18th Ret 18th Ret 19th 18th 18th 16th 18th 17th Ret 14th Ret 14th Ret 0
26 Yamamoto 20th Ret 19th 20th 19th 16th 15th 0
27 Klien Ret 22nd 20th 0

Constructor Standings[edit | edit source]

Constructors' World Championship
Pos Team Driver Flag of Bahrain.svg Flag of Australia.svg Flag of Malaysia.svg Flag of China.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of Monaco.svg Flag of Turkey.svg Flag of Canada.svg Flag of Europe.svg Flag of Great Britain.png Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Belgium.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Singapore.svg Flag of Japan.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Flag of Brazil.svg Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg Pts
1 Red Bull
-Renault
Vettel 4th Ret 1st 6th 3rd 2nd Ret 4th 1st 7th 3rd 3rd 15th 4th 2nd 1st Ret 1st 1st 498
Webber 8th 9th 2nd 8th 1st 1st 3rd 5th Ret 1st 6th 1st 2nd 6th 3rd 2nd Ret 2nd 8th
2 McLaren
-Mercedes
Button 7th 1st 8th 1st 5th Ret 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 8th Ret 2nd 4th 4th 12th 5th 3rd 454
Hamilton 3rd 6th 6th 2nd 14th 5th 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 4th Ret 1st Ret Ret 5th 2nd 4th 2nd
3 Ferrari Massa 2nd 3rd 7th 9th 6th 4th 7th 15th 11th 15th 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 8th Ret 3rd 15th 10th 396
Alonso 1st 4th 13th 4th 2nd 6th 8th 3rd 8th 14th 1st 2nd Ret 1st 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 7th
4 Mercedes Schumacher 6th 10th Ret 10th 4th 12th 4th 11th 15th 9th 9th 11th 7th 9th 13th 6th 4th 7th Ret 214
Rosberg 5th 5th 3rd 3rd 13th 7th 5th 6th 10th 3rd 8th Ret 6th 5th 5th 17th Ret 6th 4th
5 Renault Kubica 11th 2nd 4th 5th 8th 3rd 6th 7th 5th Ret 7th Ret 3rd 8th 7th Ret 5th 9th 5th 163
Petrov Ret Ret Ret 7th 11th 13th 15th 17th 14th 13th 10th 5th 9th 13th 11th Ret Ret 16th 6th
6 Williams
-Cosworth
Barrichello 10th 8th 12th 12th 9th Ret 14th 14th 4th 5th 12th 10th Ret 10th 6th 9th 7th 14th 12th 69
Hülkenberg 14th Ret 10th 15th 16th Ret 17th 13th Ret 10th 13th 6th 14th 7th 10th Ret 10th 8th 16th
7 Force India
-Mercedes
Sutil 12th Ret 5th 11th 7th 8th 9th 10th 6th 8th 17th Ret 5th 16th 9th Ret Ret 12th 13th 68
Liuzzi 9th 7th Ret Ret 15th 9th 13th 9th 16th 11th 16th 13th 10th 12th Ret Ret 6th Ret Ret
8 BMW Sauber
-Ferrari
de la Rosa Ret 12th DNS Ret Ret Ret 11th Ret 12th Ret 14th 7th 11th 14th 44
Heidfeld Ret 8th 9th 17th 11th
Kobayashi Ret Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret 10th Ret 7th 6th 11th 9th 8th Ret Ret 7th 8th 10th 14th
9 Toro Rosso
-Ferrari
Buemi 16th Ret 11th Ret Ret 10th 16th 8th 9th 12th Ret 12th 12th 11th 14th 10th Ret 13th 15th 13
Alguersuari 13th 11th 9th 13th 10th 11th 12th 12th 13th Ret 15th Ret 13th 15th 12th 11th 11th 11th 9th
10 Lotus
-Cosworth
Trulli 17th DNS 17th Ret 17th 15th Ret Ret 21th 16th Ret 15th 19th Ret Ret 13th Ret 19th 21st 0
Kovalainen 15th 13th NC 14th DNS Ret Ret 16th Ret 17th Ret 14th 16th 18th 16th 12th 13th 18th 17th
11 HRT
-Cosworth
Chandhok Ret 14th 15th 17th Ret 14th 20th 18th 18th 19th 0
Klien Ret 22nd 20th
Yamamoto 20th Ret 19th 20th 19th 16th 15th
Senna Ret Ret 16th 16th Ret Ret Ret Ret 20th 19th 17th Ret Ret Ret 15th 14th 21st 19th
12 Virgin
-Cosworth
Glock Ret Ret Ret DNS 18th Ret 18th Ret 19th 18th 18th 16th 18th 17th Ret 14th Ret 14th Ret 0
di Grassi Ret Ret 14th Ret 19th Ret 19th 19th 17th Ret Ret 18th 17th 20th 15th DNS Ret NC 18th

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V T E 2010 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren | Mercedes | Red Bull | Ferrari | Williams | Renault | Force India | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | BMW Sauber | Virgin
Engines Mercedes | Renault | Ferrari | Cosworth
Race Drivers 1 Button | 2 Hamilton | 3 Schumacher | 4 Rosberg | 5 Vettel | 6 Webber | 7 Massa | 8 Alonso | 9 Barrichello | 10 Hülkenberg | 11 Kubica | 12 Petrov | 14 Sutil | 15 Liuzzi | 16 Buemi | 17 Alguersuari | 18 Trulli | 19 Kovalainen | 20 Chandhok | 20 Klien | 20/21 Yamamoto | 21 Senna | 22 de la Rosa | 22 Heidfeld | 23 Kobayashi | 24 Glock | 25 di Grassi
Other Drivers Paffett | Turvey | Bird | Hartley | Ricciardo | Coulthard | Fisichella | Badoer | Gené | Bianchi | Bottas | Stoneman | Maldonado | Tung | d'Ambrosio | Charouz | Aleshin | di Resta | Felix da Costa | Buurman | Vergne | Fauzy | González | Arabadzhiev | Valsecchi | Kral | Gutiérrez | Pérez | Soucek | Razia | Haryanto
Cars MP4-25 | MGP W01 | RB6 | F10 | FW32 | R30 | VJM03 | STR5 | T127 | F110 | C29 | VR-01
Tyres Bridgestone
Races Bahrain | Australia | Malaysia | China | Spain | Monaco | Turkey | Canada | Europe | Great Britain | Germany | Hungary | Belgium | Italy | Singapore | Japan | Korea | Brazil | Abu Dhabi
Team Reports McLaren | Mercedes | Red Bull | Ferrari | Williams | Renault | Force India | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | BMW Sauber | Virgin
Driver Reports Button | Hamilton | Schumacher | Rosberg | Vettel | Webber | Massa | Alonso | Barrichello | Hülkenberg | Kubica | Petrov | Sutil | Liuzzi | Buemi | Alguersuari | Trulli | Kovalainen | Chandhok | Klien | Yamamoto | Senna | de la Rosa | Heidfeld | Kobayashi | Glock | di Grassi
Tests Barcelona 1 | Valencia | Jerez 1 | Jerez 2 | Barcelona 2 | Vairano | Paul Ricard
See also 2009 Formula One Season | 2011 Formula One Season | Category
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