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The VI Türkiye Grand Prix'si, otherwise known as the 2010 Turkish Grand Prix, was the seventh round of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Istanbul Park Racing Circuit in Istanbul, Turkey, on 30 May 2010.[1][2] The race would see Lewis Hamilton lead Jenson Button to a McLaren-Mercedes one-two, after a controversial collision between the two leading Red Bull-Renaults in the closing stages.[2]

Qualifying would see Mark Webber secure his third straight pole position, beating Hamilton to the top spot on the grid.[2] Sebastian Vettel would then share the second row with Button, while the two Mercedes' of Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg shared the third row.[2]

Webber duly aced his start to claim an early lead, while Hamilton got some wheelspin and was comparatively sluggish.[2] That allowed Vettel to lunge inside the #2 McLaren for second at the first corner, although Hamilton remained glued to the tail of the Red Bull and shot back past at turn three.[2]

Further back Schumacher would get the jump on Button, only for the Brit to move back ahead on the back straight.[2] There would also be action further down as Pedro de la Rosa and Sébastien Buemi exchanged blows, resulting in Nico Hülkenberg puncturing the Swiss racer's tyre when the Toro Rosso-Ferrari rejoined.[2]

The race soon settled, with Webber coming under fire from Hamilton but managing to repulse his attacks, while Vettel stalked the pair of them in third.[2] Elsewhere, Fernando Alonso would ease up the field after his poor qualifying performance, while Hülkenberg was pushing his way past the new constructors at the back of the field.[2]

The balance at the head of the field ebbed and flowed, with the Red Bulls visibly quicker in the corners, but the Mercedes engined cars amongst them quicker on the straights.[2] Indeed, the F-ducts on the McLarens were proving particularly effective, allowing Hamilton and Button to continuously harass them at the end of the long run to turn twelve.[2] However, McLaren soon became aware that their duo were burning through their fuel at an alarming rate, and hence instructed both of them to ease off before their first stops.[2]

Vettel was the first of the leaders to stop on lap fifteen, while Webber led Hamilton in on the following tour.[2] Button would remain out for two additional laps before making his stop, although both he would find himself stuck behind teammate Hamilton as the #2 McLaren had been passed by Vettel with the undercut.[2]

The second stint saw Webber and Vettel ease clear of the two fuel restricted McLarens, albeit after Hamilton tried and failed to make a move on the #5 Red Bull stick.[2] A fair gap then followed before the two Mercedes appeared, Schumacher ahead of Nico Rosberg, with Robert Kubica on their tail, while Alonso had breached the top ten.[2]

As the race wore on Webber and Vettel were both issued with warnings from Red Bull about their fuel use, prompting Webber to call for the team to tell his young teammate to hold station.[2] The request was refused, Vettel claiming that he was under too much pressure from the shadowing McLarens, and duly went on the attack against his teammate.[2]

Vettel made his attack on lap 40, taking advantage of the fact that Webber was in a fuel saving mode to get a run on the sister car.[2] He duly sent a lunge at Webber as they ran towards the braking zone for turn twelve, although movement from both caused them to touch.[2] The contact broke Webber's front wing and sent Vettel pirouetting off the circuit with a punctured tyre, resulting in the German almost wiping out the Australian racer as Webber scrambled back onto the circuit.[2]

With that the race was effectively over, with Hamilton and Button sweeping past to claim the lead, while Webber stopped for repairs.[2] Indeed, Button informed his team that he would not attack Hamilton having seen that his tyres were struggling through turn eight, although the two Brits would fight for the lead for a couple of laps, with Button briefly holding the lead before surrendering it back to Hamilton.[2]

Hamilton duly claimed victory ahead of Button, with yellow flags blossoming around the circuit as Alonso hit Vitaly Petrov at the bottom end of the top ten.[2] Elsewhere, Webber was a distant third ahead of Schumacher, Rosberg kept Kubica at bay for fifth, while Felipe Massa, Alonso, Adrian Sutil and Kamui Kobayashi claimed the remaining points.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Mark Webber moved to the top of the Championship after his second straight win, moving onto 78 points for the campaign. Sebastian Vettel was level with his teammate on 78 points, although his one win to the Australian's two meant he was behind. Fernando Alonso was next after his post-race promotion, three off the lead, while Jenson Button and Felipe Massa completed the top five.

In the Constructors Championship Red Bull-Renault had emerged at the head of the pack after their second successive one-two, leaving Monte Carlo on 156 points. That translated to a twenty point lead over Ferrari, while the Italian squad had a seven point advantage over McLaren-Mercedes. Mercedes were next ahead of Renault, with four teams still yet to score in 2010, including all three of the new constructors.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2010 Turkish 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 India Karun Chandhok 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
21 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Spain Hispania Racing F1 Team HRT F110 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B
Source:[3]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 6 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 2 1:27.500 2 1:26.818 1 1:26.295 1
2 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 6 1:27.667 3 1:27.013 2 1:26.433 2
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 1 1:26.067 1 1:26.729 3 1:26.760 3
4 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 3 1:27.555 6 1:27.277 4 1:26.781 4
5 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 7 1:27.756 10 1:27.438 5 1:26.857 5
6 4 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 5 1:27.649 4 1:27.141 6 1:26.952 6
7 11 Poland Robert Kubica France Renault 8 1:27.766 8 1:27.426 7 1:27.039 7
8 7 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 11 1:27.993 5 1:27.200 8 1:27.082 8
9 12 Russia Vitaly Petrov France Renault 4 1:27.620 7 1:27.387 9 1:27.430 9
10 23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 13 1:28.158 9 1:27.434 10 1:28.122 10
11 14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 10 1:27.951 11 1:27.525 11
12 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 9 1:27.857 12 1:27.612 12
13 22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 12 1:28.147 13 1:27.879 13
14 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 17 1:28.534 14 1:28.273 14
15 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 15 1:28.336 15 1:28.392 15
16 17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 16 1:28.460 16 1:28.540 16
17 10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 14 1:28.227 17 1:28.841 17
18 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi India Force India-Mercedes 18 1:28.958 18
19 18 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Lotus-Cosworth 19 1:30.237 19
20 19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus-Cosworth 20 1:30.519 20
21 24 Germany Timo Glock United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 21 1:30.744 21
22 21 Brazil Bruno Senna Spain HRT-Cosworth 22 1:31.266 22
23 25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 23 1:31.989 23
24 20 India Karun Chandhok Spain HRT-Cosworth 24 1:32.060 24
Source:[4]
  • Bold indicates the fastest driver's time in each session.

GridEdit

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

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:28.47.620 2 25
2 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 58 +2.645s 4 18
3 6 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 58 +24.285s 1 15
4 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes 58 +31.110s 5 12
5 4 Germany Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes 58 +32.266s 6 10
6 11 Poland Robert Kubica France Renault 58 +32.824s 7 8
7 7 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 58 +36.635s 8 6
8 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari 58 +46.544s 12 4
9 14 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 58 +49.029s 11 2
10 23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 58 +1:05.650 10 1
11 22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 58 +1:05.944 13
12 17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 58 +1:07.800 16
13 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi India Force India-Mercedes 57 +1 Lap 18
14 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 57 +1 Lap 15
15 12 Russia Vitaly Petrov France Renault 57 +1 Lap 9
16 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 14
17 10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 57 +1 Lap 17
18 24 Germany Timo Glock United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 57 +3 Laps 21
19 25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 55 +3 Laps PL
20* 20 India Karun Chandhok Spain HRT-Cosworth 52 Fuel pump 24
Ret 21 Brazil Bruno Senna Spain HRT-Cosworth 46 Fuel pressure 22
Ret 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 39 Collision 3
Ret 19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Malaysia Lotus-Cosworth 33 Hydraulics 20
Ret 18 Italy Jarno Trulli Malaysia Lotus-Cosworth 32 Hydraulics 19
Source:[5]
  • * Chandhok was still classified despite retiring as he had completed 90% of the race distance.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Mark Webber had retained the lead in the Championship after his podium finish in Turkey, although his tally of 93 could have been higher had it not been for his brush with his teammate. Behind, Jenson Button had climbed back up into second, five off the lead, while Lewis Hamilton had ascended to third on 84 points with his first win of the campaign. Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel were next, five and six points respectively off the back of Hamilton, with seventeen drivers on the board.

In the Constructors Championship McLaren-Mercedes had moved to the head of the pack, leaving Turkey on 172 after their second one-two of the campaign. Red Bull-Renault made way for them as the former leaders, slipping a point behind, while Ferrari had slipped to third on 146. Mercedes, meanwhile, had moved through the 100 point mark in fourth, Renault had retained fifth, while BMW Sauber-Ferrari had claimed their first points of the season in ninth.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 Australia Mark Webber 93
2 United Kingdom Jenson Button 88 ▲2
3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 84 ▲4
4 Spain Fernando Alonso 79 ▼1
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel 78 ▼3
6 Poland Robert Kubica 67
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 67 ▼2
8 Germany Nico Rosberg 66
9 Germany Michael Schumacher 34
10 Germany Adrian Sutil 22
11 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 10
12 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 7
13 Russia Vitaly Petrov 6
14 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 3
15 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 1
16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi 1 ▲1
17 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 1 ▼1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 172 ▲2
2 Austria Red Bull-Renault 171 ▼1
3 Italy Ferrari 146 ▼1
4 Germany Mercedes 100
5 France Renault 73
6 India Force India-Mercedes 32
7 United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 8
8 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 4
9 Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1

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 1.8 '7. Turkey 2010', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2010/turquie.aspx, (Accessed 26/03/2020)
  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 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 Craig Llewellyn, 'Hamilton heads McLaren 1-2 in Turkish GP', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 30/05/2010), https://www.crash.net/f1/race-report/160191/1/desperate-vettel-hands-mclaren-turkish-1-2, (Accessed 26/03/2010)
  3. 'Turkey 2010: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2010/turquie/engages.aspx, (Accessed 26/03/2020)
  4. 4.0 4.1 '2010 FORMULA 1 TURKISH GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 2010), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2010/races/866/turkey/qualifying.html, (Accessed 26/03/2020)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'Turkey 2010: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2010/turquie/classement.aspx, (Accessed 24/03/2020)
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