Michael Schumacher recorded his worst ever Grand Prix finish with 15th place in the European Grand Prix.
Meanwhile Red Bull were celebrating their tenth F1 victory.
Read on for more facts and stats from the European Grand Prix.
It was the seventh career win for Sebastian Vettel, giving him as many F1 victories as Juan Pablo Montoya and Rene Arnoux. He also scored his ninth pole position.
Vettel also led every lap of the race for the second time in his career. He only needed fastest lap to secure a perfect result but that went to Jenson Button. This was only the third time Button has set fastest lap.
Red Bull resumed their domination of qualifying. They locked out the front row for the fourth time this year, have now been on pole position for eight of of nine races, and made their 13th consecutive front row appearance.
Vettel’s win was the tenth for the team, all of which have been scored in the last 24 races. They have now won as many races as Alfa Romeo, and seven more wins will place them among the top ten most successful Formula 1 constructors. Not bad for a soft drink manufacturer…
Lewis Hamilton finished in second place for the third year in a row in Valencia.
Rubens Barrichello’s fourth place was Williams’s best result of the year, may have been some small consolation.
Michael Schumacher scored the worst classified finish of his F1 career with 15th place. He was promoted from 16th after Vitantonio Liuzzi’s penalty. His previous worst finish was 12th at China in 2004 and Monaco earlier this year.
There were 16 cars on the lead lap by the end of the race – the most since last year’s German Grand Prix when 17 cars completed the race distance.
Mark Webber’s crash ended his run of ten consecutive finishes in the points.
Red Bull have led more laps this year than the other teams put together. An RB6 has headed the field for 69% of the laps raced so far.
Times out-qualified team mate
Lucas di Grassi out-qualified Timo Glock for the first time this year, leaving Vitaly Petrov the only driver to have started every race behind his team mate:
|Pos||Driver||Times out-qualified team mate|
|10||Pedro de la Rosa||5|
|22||Lucas di Grassi||1|
After Webber’s shocking crash Robert Kubica is now the only driver to have completed every lap in 2010.
|20||Lucas di Grassi||352|
|23||Pedro de la Rosa||277|
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2010 European Grand Prix
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