FANDOM


The 2010 Italian Grand Prix, officially the LXXXI Gran Premio Santander d'Italia, was race number fourteen of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, which took place at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy, on 12 September 2010.[1][2] The race would see Fernando Alonso sweep to victory for Ferrari on their home turf, moving him into title contention.[2]

Qualifying had seen Ferrari's form drastically improve, as Alonso claimed pole position, while Felipe Massa secured third.[2] Jenson Button was the man to split them by claiming second, while Mark Webber beat Championship leader Lewis Hamilton to fourth.[2]

However, at the start of the race it was the two McLaren-Mercedes that were the cars to watch, as Button streaked into the lead, while Hamilton shot past Webber.[2] The #2 McLaren duly went on to challenge Massa at the second chicane, although he would only succeed in breaking his own suspension after hitting the side of the #3 Ferrari.[2]

The early stages would see Webber tumble back to ninth before battling back through the field, while Massa survived his early clash with Hamilton and ran on in third.[2] Elsewhere, Button was having to fend off repeated lunges from Alonso for the lead, while Kamui Kobayashi and Bruno Senna joined Hamilton on the sidelines with mechanical failures.[2]

The rest of the first stint would see Sebastian Vettel suffer from engine worries and slip back behind teammate Webber, although the Red Bull-Renault's engine power returned and allowed him to catch back up.[2] Out front, meanwhile, Button fended off Alonso's latest barrage of lunges and established a small lead, with Massa stalking them in a lonely third.[2]

The stops began on lap 36 as Button charged into the pits, handing the lead to Alonso as the Spaniard stayed out for an additional lap.[2] That lap proved crucial to Alonso's race, for he would gain time on the Brit in clear air, and duly shot out of the pits as Button drew past pit-out.[2] They duly entered the Rettifilo Chicane side-by-side, but with the better line it was the #4 Ferrari that emerged ahead.[2]

Massa would lead for two laps before making his stop, dropping back to his lonely third, while Button tried in vain to try and re-pass Alonso.[2] The Spaniard would, however, shake off the Brit's attentions and establish a small lead at the head of the field.[2]

Into the closing stages and Webber finally made a move stick on Nico Hülkenberg, although he required the assistance of the German racer as the Williams-Cosworth slid onto the grass.[2] Vettel, meanwhile, had moved into fourth after opting to hold his final stop until the final lap, with the German racer ultimately emerging still in fourth ahead of Nico Rosberg.[2]

With that the race was run, with Alonso securing an emotional win for the tifosi at Monza, with Button three seconds back in second.[2] Massa made it a double podium for the Scuderia in third, while Vettel fended off the attentions of Rosberg for fourth.[2] Webber was next up ahead of Hülkenberg and a charging Robert Kubica, while Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello completed the scorers after a late, but well mannered, battle.[2]

BackgroundEdit

The Championship lead had once again changed hands as a result of the Belgian Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton established a three point lead after his third win of the campaign. Mark Webber hence slipped to second ahead of Sebastian Vettel, while Jenson Button had also lost ground in fourth. Fernando Alonso then completed the top five ahead of Felipe Massa, with eighteen drivers on the scoresheet.

In the Constructors Championship Red Bull-Renault had just managed to maintain their lead at the head of the hunt, although it had been cut to just a single point. McLaren-Mercedes were the team to move into the Austrian team's wake, while Ferrari had slipped 80 point behind in third. Mercedes were next ahead of Renault, with Force India-Mercedes heading the next cluster of teams in sixth.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2010 Italian Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-25 Mercedes FO 108X 2.4 V8 B
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-25 Mercedes FO 108X 2.4 V8 B
3 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W01 Mercedes FO 108X 2.4 V8 B
4 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W01 Mercedes FO 108X 2.4 V8 B
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB6 Renault RS27-2010 2.4 V8 B
6 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB6 Renault RS27-2010 2.4 V8 B
7 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F10 Ferrari 056 2010 2.4 V8 B
8 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F10 Ferrari 056 2010 2.4 V8 B
9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW32 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW32 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
11 Poland Robert Kubica France Renault F1 Team Renault R30 Renault RS27-2010 2.4 V8 B
12 Russia Vitaly Petrov France Renault F1 Team Renault R30 Renault RS27-2010 2.4 V8 B
14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM03 Mercedes FO 108X 2.4 V8 B
15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM03 Mercedes FO 108X 2.4 V8 B
16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR5 Ferrari 056 2010 2.4 V8 B
17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR5 Ferrari 056 2010 2.4 V8 B
18 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Lotus Racing Lotus T127 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus Racing Lotus T127 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
20 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Spain Hispania Racing F1 Team HRT F110 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
21 Brazil Bruno Senna Spain Hispania Racing F1 Team HRT F110 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Switzerland BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber C29 Ferrari 056 2010 2.4 V8 B
23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber C29 Ferrari 056 2010 2.4 V8 B
24 Germany Timo Glock United Kingdom Virgin Racing Virgin VR-01 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Virgin Racing Virgin VR-01 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
Test Drivers for Practice Sessions Only
14 United Kingdom Paul di Resta India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM03 Mercedes FO 108X 2.4 V8 B
Source:[3]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2010 Italian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 2 1:22.646 1 1:22.297 1 1:21.962 1
2 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 4 1:23.085 2 1:22.354 2 1:22.084 2
3 7 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 1 1:22.421 4 1:22.610 3 1:22.293 3
4 6 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 7 1:23.431 6 1:22.706 4 1:22.433 4
5 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 3 1:22.830 3 1:22.394 5 1:22.623 5
6 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 6 1:23.235 5 1:22.701 6 1:22.675 6
7 4 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 10 1:23.529 9 1:23.055 7 1:23.027 7
8 10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 9 1:23.516 8 1:22.989 8 1:23.037 8
9 11 Poland Robert Kubica France Renault 5 1:23.234 7 1:22.880 9 1:23.039 9
10 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 11 1:23.695 10 1:23.142 10 1:23.328 10
11 14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 8 1:23.493 11 1:23.199 11
12 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 13 1:23.840 12 1:23.388 12
13 23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 16 1:24.273 13 1:23.659 13
14 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 12 1:23.744 14 1:23.681 14
15* 12 Russia Vitaly Petrov France Renault 15 1:24.086 15 1:23.819 20*
16 17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 14 1:24.083 16 1:23.919 16
17 22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 17 1:24.442 17 1:24.044 17
18 18 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Lotus-Cosworth 18 1:25.540 18
19 19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus-Cosworth 19 1:25.742 19
20 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi India Force India-Mercedes 20 1:25.774 20
21 24 Germany Timo Glock United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 21 1:25.934 24
22 25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 22 1:25.974 21
23 21 Brazil Bruno Senna Spain HRT-Cosworth 23 1:26.847 22
24 20 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Spain HRT-Cosworth 24 1:27.020 23
Source:[4]
  • Bold indicates the fastest driver's time in each session.
  • * Petrov was handed a 5-place grid penalty for blocking Glock in the first part of qualifying.[4]
  • Glock was handed a 5-place grid penalty for a gearbox change.[4]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Fernando Alonso 2
______________ Jenson Button
Row 2 3 ______________
Felipe Massa 4
______________ Mark Webber
Row 3 5 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 6
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 4 7 ______________
Nico Rosberg 8
______________ Nico Hülkenberg
Row 5 9 ______________
Robert Kubica 10
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 6 11 ______________
Adrian Sutil 12
______________ Michael Schumacher
Row 7 13 ______________
Kamui Kobayashi* 14
______________ Sébastien Buemi
Row 8 15 ______________
Jaime Alguersuari 16
______________ Pedro de la Rosa
Row 9 17 ______________
Jarno Trulli 18
______________ Heikki Kovalainen
Row 10 19 ______________
Vitaly Petrov 20
______________ Vitantonio Liuzzi
Row 11 21 ______________
Lucas di Grassi 22
______________ Bruno Senna
Row 12 23 ______________
Sakon Yamamoto 24
______________ Timo Glock
  • * Kobayashi started the race from the pitlane.[4]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2010 Italian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 53 1:16:24.572 1 25
2 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 53 +2.938s 2 18
3 7 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 53 +4.223s 3 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 53 +28.196s 6 12
5 4 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 53 +29.942s 7 10
6 6 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 53 +31.276s 4 8
7 10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 53 +32.812s 8 6
8 11 Poland Robert Kubica France Renault 53 +34.028s 9 4
9 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 53 +44.948s 12 2
10 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 53 +1:04.213 10 1
11 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 53 +1:05.056 14
12 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi India Force India-Mercedes 53 +1:06.106 19
13 12 Russia Vitaly Petrov France Renault 53 +1:18.919 20
14 22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 16
15 17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 15
16 14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 52 +1 Lap 11
17 24 Germany Timo Glock United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 51 +2 Laps 24
18 19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus-Cosworth 51 +2 Laps 18
19 20 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Spain HRT-Cosworth 51 +2 Laps 23
20* 25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 50 Suspension 21
Ret 18 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Lotus-Cosworth 46 Gearbox 17
Ret 21 Brazil Bruno Senna Spain HRT-Cosworth 11 Hydraulics 22
Ret 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 0 Collision 5
Ret 23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 0 Gearbox PL
Source:[5]
  • * di Grassi was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Mark Webber moved back to the top of the Championship after the Italian Grand Prix, establishing a five point lead at the head of the hunt. A non-score for Lewis Hamilton meant he dropped to second for the lead, while Fernando Alonso had climbed to third after his win. Jenson Button, meanwhile, had remained in fourth, slipping a point behind Alonso, while Sebastian Vettel was the fifth man in the title hunt, 22 off the lead.

In the Constructors Championship Red Bull-Renault had extended their lead at the head of the hunt, opening out a three point advantage as the European phase of the season drew to a close. McLaren-Mercedes were still their biggest threat in second, while Ferrari had again clawed themselves back into the hunt in third, moving onto 290 points. Mercedes were next ahead of Renault, while the three new constructors had once again failed to score.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Australia Mark Webber 187 ▲1
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 182 ▼1
3 Spain Fernando Alonso 166 ▲2
4 United Kingdom Jenson Button 165
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 163 ▼2
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 124
7 Germany Nico Rosberg 112 ▲1
8 Poland Robert Kubica 108 ▼1
9 Germany Michael Schumacher 46 ▲1
10 Germany Adrian Sutil 45 ▼1
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 31
12 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 21
13 Russia Vitaly Petrov 19
14 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 16 ▲1
15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 13 ▼1
16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 7
17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 6
18 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 3
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 350
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 347
3 Italy Ferrari 290
4 Germany Mercedes 158
5 France Renault 127
6 India Force India-Mercedes 58
7 United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 47
8 Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 27
9 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 10

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 '14. Italy 2010', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2010/italie.aspx, (Accessed 29/03/2020)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Craig Llewellyn, 'Alonso takes home victory for Ferrari', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 12/09/2010), https://www.crash.net/f1/race-report/163226/1/alonso-noses-to-home-victory-for-ferrari, (Accessed 29/03/2020)
  3. 'Italy 2010: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2010/italie/engages.aspx, (Accessed 29/03/2020)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 'FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D'ITALIA 2010 - QUALIFYING', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 2010), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2010/races/873/italy/qualifying.html, (Accessed 29/03/2020)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'Italy 2010: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2010/italie/classement.aspx, (Accessed 29/03/2020)
V T E Italy Italian Grand Prix
Circuits Monza (1950 - 1979, 1981 - Present), Imola (1980)
Monza2000
Races 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1954 • 1955 • 1956 • 1957 • 1958 • 1959 • 1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019 • 2020
European Championship Races 1931 • 1932 • 1935 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938
Non-Championship Races 1921 • 1922 • 1923 • 1924 • 1925 • 1926 • 1927 • 1928 • 1933 • 1934 • 1947 • 1948 • 1949
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
v·d·e Nominate this page for Featured Article
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.