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The 2010 Singapore Grand Prix, otherwise known as the III SingTel Singapore Grand Prix, was the fifteenth race of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on 26 September 2010.[1][2] The race would see Fernando Alonso sweep to victory to enhance his bid for the title, as Lewis Hamilton retired for the second straight race.[2]

Alonso had aced qualifying to claim pole position for the race, beating Sebastian Vettel by half a tenth.[2] Hamilton and his McLaren-Mercedes teammate Jenson Button would share the second row, while Championship leader Mark Webber would launch from fifth alongside Rubens Barrichello.[2]

The start of the race would see Alonso ease clear off the grid to claim the lead, surviving a lunge from Vettel into turn one to solidify his grip.[2] Behind, Button attacked Hamilton and briefly laid claim to third, before the #2 McLaren managed to elbow its way back ahead, while Barrichello would slip to eighth.[2]

There was more action further around the opening lap, as Nick Heidfeld tried a double move on the two Force India-Mercedes, and only succeeded in tapping the back of Sutil.[2] That broke Heidfeld's front wing before Vitantonio Liuzzi hit the back of Heidfeld's car and broke his own front wing, with the German's #22 BMW Sauber-Ferrari limping back to the pits for repairs.[2]

The early laps would see Felipe Massa make a very early swap to medium compound Bridgestones, as Alonso tried to escape Vettel.[2] However, his escape would be halted by an appearance for the Safety Car as Liuzzi pulled off the circuit having slapped the wall, resulting in Webber making an early stop along with several others at the back of the field.[2]

Webber questioned Red Bull's decision as the field sprinted away for the restart, for he was placed among the backmarkers on a circuit it was notoriously difficult to overtake on.[2] He would however, deal with Timo Glock and Kamui Kobayashi quickly to get back into the top ten, as Alonso eased clear of Vettel at the head of the field.[2]

Alonso's break was a brief one, however, for Vettel would react as the pair began exchanging barrages of fastest laps.[2] Their plan was to get enough of a gap over Webber as the Australian racer no longer had to stop, as behind Glock's Virgin-Cosworth was passed by a cluster of cars having briefly ran in the top ten.[2]

Hamilton also received a call to push to keep ahead of Webber, although the Brit's rear tyres were struggling with the pace and causing him to slide.[2] He subsequently became the first of the leaders to stop, and rejoined behind Webber, while Alonso and Vettel pitted a lap later and remained ahead.[2]

The rest of the stops would see Webber climb up to third behind the #4 Ferrari and the sister Red Bull, as behind Kobayashi triggered a second safety car.[2] The Japanese racer would try a lunge at Michael Schumacher into turn eighteen but instead crashed into the barriers, with Bruno Senna sliding into the barriers alongside him having failed to react fast enough.[2]

The restart would see Alonso again ease clear of Vettel, while Webber found himself struggling to keep Hamilton at bay, resulting in contact that left the Brit with a puncture and, ultimately, a retirement.[2] Elsewhere, Schumacher would run into the back of Heidfeld with enough force to put the Sauber-Ferrari into the barriers, although there would be no interruption to proceedings.[2] Heikki Kovalainen, meanwhile, would have a fire erupt at the back of his car, which he would extinguish himself after pulling aside on the start/finish straight.[2]

The final lap saw Vettel close right onto Alonso's tail, although the Spaniard would keep his lead through to the chequered flag.[2] Vettel was next ahead of Webber, while Button claimed a lonely third ahead of Rosberg and Barrichello.[2] Robert Kubica was next ahead of Massa, while Adrian Sutil and Nico Hülkenberg completed the scorers.[2]

BackgroundEdit

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.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2010 Singapore 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 Austria Christian Klien 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 Germany Nick Heidfeld 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
18 Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy Malaysia Lotus Racing Lotus T127 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio United Kingdom Virgin Racing Virgin VR-01 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
Source:[3]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2010 Singapore 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 1 1:46.541 2 1:45.809 1 1:45.390 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 2 1:46.960 1 1:45.561 2 1:45.457 2
3 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 9 1:48.296 3 1:46.042 3 1:45.571 3
4 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 6 1:48.032 4 1:46.490 4 1:45.944 4
5 6 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 3 1:47.088 6 1:46.908 5 1:45.977 5
6 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 8 1:48.183 8 1:47.019 6 1:46.236 6
7 4 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 12 1:48.554 5 1:46.783 7 1:46.443 7
8 11 Poland Robert Kubica France Renault 4 1:47.657 7 1:46.949 8 1:46.593 8
9 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 10 1:48.425 9 1:47.160 9 1:46.702 9
10 23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 15 1:48.908 10 1:47.559 10 1:47.884 10
11 17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 7 1:48.127 11 1:47.666 11
12* 10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 5 1:47.984 12 1:47.674 17*
13 12 Russia Vitaly Petrov France Renault 14 1:48.906 13 1:48.165 12
14 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17 1:49.063 14 1:48.502 13
15 22 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 13 1:48.696 15 1:48.557 14
16 14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 11 1:48.496 16 1:48.899 15
17 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi India Force India-Mercedes 16 1:48.988 17 1:48.961 16
18 24 Germany Timo Glock United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 18 1:50.721 18
19 19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom Lotus-Cosworth 19 1:50.915 19
20 25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 20 1:51.107 20
21 18 Italy Jarno Trulli United Kingdom Lotus-Cosworth 21 1:51.641 21
22 20 Austria Christian Klien Spain HRT-Cosworth 22 1:52.964 22
23 21 Brazil Bruno Senna Spain HRT-Cosworth 23 1:54.174 23
24 7 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari NC 24
Source:[4]
  • Bold indicates the fastest driver's time in each session.
  • * Hülkenberg would serve a five place grid penalty for changing his gearbox.[4]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Fernando Alonso
Sebastian Vettel ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Mark Webber
Rubens Barrichello ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Nico Rosberg
Robert Kubica ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Michael Schumacher
Kamui Kobayashi ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Jaime Alguersuari*
Nico Hülkenberg ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Vitaly Petrov
Sébastien Buemi ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Nick Heidfeld
Adrian Sutil ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Vitantonio Liuzzi
Timo Glock ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Heikki Kovalainen
Lucas di Grassi ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Jarno Trulli
Christian Klien ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Bruno Senna
Felipe Massa ______________
  • * Alguersuari started from the pit lane due to a problem in the warm up.

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

Post-RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 61 1:57:53.579 1 25
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 61 +0.293s 2 18
3 6 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 61 +29.141s 5 15
4 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 61 +30.384s 4 12
5 4 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 61 +49.394s 7 10
6 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 61 +56.101s 6 8
7 11 Poland Robert Kubica France Renault 61 +1:26.559 8 6
8 7 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 61 +1:53.297 24 4
9* 14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 61 + 2:12.416 15 2
10 10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 61 +2:12.791 17 1
11 12 Russia Vitaly Petrov France Renault 60 +1 Lap 12
12 17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 60 +1 Lap PL
13 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 60 +1 Lap 9
14 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 60 +1 Lap 13
15 25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 59 +2 Laps 20
16 19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom Lotus-Cosworth 58 Fire 19
Ret 24 Germany Timo Glock United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 49 Hydraulics 18
Ret 22 Germany Nick Heidfeld Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 36 Collision 14
Ret 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 35 Collision 3
Ret 20 Austria Christian Klien Spain HRT-Cosworth 31 Hydraulics 22
Ret 23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 30 Collision 10
Ret 21 Brazil Bruno Senna Spain HRT-Cosworth 29 Accident 23
Ret 18 Italy Jarno Trulli United Kingdom Lotus-Cosworth 27 Hydraulics 21
Ret 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi India Force India-Mercedes 1 Suspension 16
Source:[5]

* Sutil received a twenty second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage.[5]

  • Hülkenberg received twenty second time penalty for leaving the track and gaining an advantage after a protest from Force India.[5]
  • Kovalainen would still be classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Mark Webber had retained his lead in the Championship as a result of the Singapore Grand Prix, and would become the first driver to surpass 200 points in a single season courtesy of the new-for-2010 points system. His closest challenger appeared in the form of Fernando Alonso, eleven behind, while Lewis Hamilton was a further nine behind after slipping to third. Sebastian Vettel was next, a point behind the Brit, while Jenson Button was a further four behind in fifth.

In the Constructors Championship Red Bull-Renault had moved onto 383 points after a strong result, extending their lead to 24 points with four rounds to go. McLaren-Mercedes were their closest challengers, leaving Singapore on 359 points, while Ferrari had once again closed in, leaving on 319 points. Behind, Mercedes were out of the fight in fourth, and were hence in a fight for fourth with Renault for the rest of the season.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Australia Mark Webber 202
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 191 ▲1
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 182 ▼1
4 Germany Sebastian Vettel 181 ▲1
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button 177 ▼1
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 128
7 Germany Nico Rosberg 122
8 Poland Robert Kubica 114
9 Germany Adrian Sutil 47 ▲1
10 Germany Michael Schumacher 46 ▼1
11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 39
12 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 21
13 Russia Vitaly Petrov 19
14 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 17
15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 13
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 383
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 359
3 Italy Ferrari 319
4 Germany Mercedes 168
5 France Renault 133
6 India Force India-Mercedes 60
7 United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 56
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 1.5 1.6 1.7 '15. Singapore 2010', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2010/singapour.aspx, (Accessed 29/03/2010)
  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 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 Craig Llewellyn, 'Alonso wins Singapore Grand Prix', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 26/09/2010), https://www.crash.net/f1/race-report/163665/1/alonso-resists-as-singapore-shuffles-title-fight, (Accessed 29/03/2020)
  3. 'Singapore 2010: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2010/singapour/engages.aspx, (Accessed 29/03/2020)
  4. 4.0 4.1 '2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 2010), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2010/races/874/singapore/qualifying.html, (Accessed 02/02/2020)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 'Singapore 2010: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2010/singapour/classement.aspx, (Accessed 29/03/2020)
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Teams McLaren | Mercedes | Red Bull | Ferrari | Williams | Renault | Force India | Toro Rosso | Lotus | HRT | BMW Sauber | Virgin
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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
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