A win never looked on the cards for Ferrari given Red Bull’s performance advantage.
But Fernando Alonso was able to split the RB6s on race day giving him a useful haul of points.
Team mate Felipe Massa, however, never figured in the battle at the front.
|Felipe Massa||Fernando Alonso|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q3)||1’20.331 (+0.344)||1’19.987|
|Average race lap||1’27.044 (+0.138)||1’26.906|
Spent the build-up to the race telling the press he’s “not a number two” – but never did anything on the track to suggest otherwise this weekend.
He dropped behind Lewis Hamilton during the pit stops as there was a delay in getting his tyres ready after Alonso had pitted. He was fortunate not to lose even more time as Barrichello almost passed him as he left the pits.
We never got to see whether Massa could take the position back from Hamilton on the track as the McLaren driver retired, leaving Massa to take fourth.
Qualified the Ferrari as high as it could go and took advantage of starting from the clean side of the grid to pass Mark Webber on the first lap.
While Webber was able to use strategy to get back ahead, Sebastian Vettel’s drive-through penalty allowed Alonso up to second.
He was hounded by Vettel for the rest of the race but the F10′s straight line speed and Vettel’s inability to close on him in turbulent air meant Alonso’s defences were never tested.
A valuable second place puts him within 20 points of championship leader Webber.
2010 Hungarian Grand Prix
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- From the stands: Nikolai Vogler watches two races in one week
- Ecclestone asks Hungarian President “Was your crown made in China?”
- Michael defends Barrichello strategy
- How F1 can make pit stops safer
- 2010 Hungarian Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review
- A move too far: Schumacher forces stewards to take a stand
- Who was the best driver of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend?
- Red Bull mark 100th F1 start with win (Hungarian Grand Prix facts and stats)
- Red Bull fly to victory but FIA set to clip their wings (Red Bull race review)
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