Which driver did the best job during the Korean Grand Prix weekend? See below for my pick of the best drivers in the Korean Grand Prix. Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.
The Korean Grand Prix ended with one RB6 caked in mud and another in fire extinguisher foam. This couldn’t have been a more crushing result for Red Bull. Having annexed the front row of the grid for the eighth time this year they came away with nothing after a crash and a blown engine.
Fernando Alonso seized an 11 point championship lead over Mark Webber with his fifth win of 2010 in the Korean Grand Prix. He bounced back from a slow pit stop which cost him a place to Lewis Hamilton and stayed on top of tyre wear in the closing stages to score an impressive win.
Second place in Korea keeps Lewis Hamilton within range of the championship leaders heading into the last two races. But Jenson Button seems destined to lose his championship crown. He struggled for pace in the rain and slumped to a point-less 12th after spinning near the end of the race.
Michael Schumacher matched his best result of the year, passing Jenson Button on his way to fourth place in Korea. But it was a case of what might have been for team mate Nico Rosberg who was taken out of the race shortly after overtaking Lewis Hamilton.
Sixth place for Vitantonio Liuzzi equalled the best result of his F1 career. But team mate Adrian Sutil had a race to forget. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 14 17 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’38.572 (-0.383) 1’38.955 Race position 6 Laps 46/55 55/55 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player … Continue reading Sutil fined (Force India race review)
Williams were on course for fifth and sixth places with five laps to go before their drivers hit trouble. They ended up with seventh and tenth which keeps them behind Force India in the constructors’ championship. Rubens Barrichello Nico H?â??lkenberg Qualifying position 10 11 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’37.511 (-0.109) 1’37.620 Race position 7 10 … Continue reading Eleven points lost (Williams race review)
Jaime Alguersuari came close to end a point-less streak that stretched back to the Spanish Grand Prix. Team mate Sebastien Buemi endured a messy race and eventually picked up a penalty for crashing into Timo Glock. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 16 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’38.594 (+0.741) 1’37.853 Race position 11 Laps … Continue reading Point lost on last lap (STR race review)
A heavy crash cost Vitaly Petrov a potential points finish. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 8 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’37.179 (-0.62) 1’37.799 Race position 5 Laps 55/55 39/55 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window Robert Kubica Looked set to … Continue reading Petrov crashes out (Renault race review)
Both Sauber drivers lost places at the start of the race but made it to the end to score the team’s first consecutive double points finish of 2010. The two drivers were also able to change to intermediate tyres within two laps of the safety car coming in at the start of the race – … Continue reading Double points again (Sauber race review)
Williams have confirmed they will run Pastor Maldonado in the young drivers’ test days in Abu Dhabi in November. The news adds weight to rumours that Maldonado will replace Nico H?â??lkenberg at the team next year. The team also confirmed Dean Stoneman will drive for them in the two-day test following the Abu Dhabi Grand … Continue reading Williams to test Pastor Maldonado
Hydraulic problems delayed Jarno Trulli in Korea and both drivers made costly contact with rivals during the race. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 18 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’40.521 (-1.247) 1’41.768 Race position 13 Laps 25/55 54/55 Pit stops 2 2 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart … Continue reading Contact delays drivers (Lotus race review)
Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 19 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’40.748 (-1.577) 1’42.325 Race position Laps 31/55 25/55 Pit stops 0 3 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window Timo Glock Happy with his qualifying effort after splitting the Lotus pair. Was running 12th … Continue reading Glock taken out (Virgin race review)
Both HRTs made it to the finish in Korea, giving them their best result so far. Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 23 24 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’42.444 (-0.839) 1’43.283 Race position 15 14 Laps 53/55 53/55 Pit stops 1 2 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in … Continue reading Best finish so far (HRT race review)
Korea’s first ever Grand Prix was always going to have a place in the history books. But taking near three hours to complete, it also became the longest world championship race since 1960. Read on for more stats and facts from the Korean Grand Prix.
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