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 wasn’t just slow stewards which inadvertently helped Lewis Hamilton hold onto second place after his drive-through penalty. Valencia’s short pit lane was the difference between him finishing second instead of sixth. See below for more data on the European Grand Prix including the race progress and lap time interactive charts.
Ross Brawn believes a mis-application of the safety car rules cost Michael Schumacher a better finish in the European Grand Prix. Schumacher had to wait at the pit lane exit after taking his pit stop during the safety car period. Brawn said: As the leaders had not been picked up, Michael was waved through and … Continue reading Brawn criticises safety car rules
Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’38.766 2 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’38.968 0.202 3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’39.141 0.375 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’39.156 0.390 5 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’39.489 0.723 6 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’39.517 0.751 7 Robert Kubica Renault 1’39.542 0.776 8 Adrian Sutil Force … Continue reading European Grand Prix fastest laps
Whatever you thought of the result, the European Grand Prix was certainly a more exciting affair than previous races at Valencia had been. Look back on a dramatic and controversial race with this collections of pictures from the European Grand Prix.
Nine drivers have been handed time penalties after the European Grand Prix. All the drivers investigated for the speed behind the safety car received five-second penalties: Jenson Button, Nico H?â??lkenberg, Rubens Barrichello, Robert Kubica, Vitaly Petrov, Adrian Sutil, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Sebastien Buemi and Pedro de la Rosa. Timo Glock also got a 20 second penalty … Continue reading Ten drivers get penalties, Alonso and Rosberg gain extra points (Updated)
Fernando Alonso called the result of the European “unreal and unfair” after falling from third place behind the safety car to ninth at the chequered flag (before being promoted to eighth). Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton got a drive-through penalty for overtaking the safety car yet still finished second.
Sebastian Vettel scored his second win of 2010 in the European Grand Prix. Vettel was chased home by the two McLarens, Lewis Hamilton delayed by a drive-through penalty and Jenson Button spending much of the race behind Kamui Kobayashi.
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 57 1 2 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 57 5.042 5.042 3 3 1 Jenson Button* McLaren-Mercedes 57 12.658 7.616 7 4 9 Rubens Barrichello* Williams-Cosworth 57 25.627 12.969 9 5 11 Robert Kubica* Renault 57 27.122 1.495 6 6 14 Adrian … Continue reading European Grand Prix result
Drivers’ championship standings Position Driver Points 1 Lewis Hamilton 127 2 Jenson Button 121 3 Sebastian Vettel 115 4 Mark Webber 103 5 Fernando Alonso 98 6 Robert Kubica 83 7 Nico Rosberg 75 8 Felipe Massa 67 9 Michael Schumacher 34 10 Adrian Sutil 31 11 Rubens Barrichello 19 12 Vitantonio Liuzzi 12 13 … Continue reading Vettel up to third behind McLarens – full championship points
Jenson Button and eight other drivers are under investigation following the European Grand Prix. Button along with Nico H?â??lkenberg, Rubens Barrichello, Robert Kubica, Vitaly Petrov, Adrian Sutil, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Sebastien Buemi and Pedro de la Rosa may be handed penalties because of their safety car in-lap time. The safety car was deployed after Mark Webber … Continue reading Nine cars under investigation after race
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Mark Webber’s European Grand Prix came to a dramatic end when he crashed violently with Heikki Kovalainen. The Red Bull and Lotus drivers were racing for position and collided at the fastest point of the track approach turn 12. Webber hit the back of the Kovalainen’s car and flew through the air.
Wondering whether we might see our first decent race in Valencia this year I wrote this in the European Grand Prix preview: The best we can hope for is a similar situation to what happened in Turkey, with the faster McLarens and probably Ferraris starting behind the Red Bulls and a battle for the lead … Continue reading Can McLaren and Ferrari pressure Red Bull? (European GP pre-race analysis)
European Grand Prixqualifying in pictures Sebastien Buemi was happy with his best qualifying position of the year at Valencia but said he could have qualified in the top ten. The Toro Rosso driver blamed Rubens Barrichello for holding him up on his best lap in Q2: It?óÔé¼Ôäós my best qualifying result of the season and … Continue reading Buemi blames Barrichello for missing Q3
European Grand Prixqualifying in pictures Mercedes suffered their worst performance in qualifying for the second race in a row. Tenth and 13th on the grid in Canada two weeks ago had been their worst to date. But Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher will start tomorrow’s Eureopean Grand Prix from 12th and 15th respectively after both … Continue reading Poor qualifying disappoints Mercedes
Say what you like about the Valencia Street Track – at least the photographers can get close to the cars and snap some cracking close-ups. Practice had led us to expect an unusual result in qualifying but it turned into another battle between Red Bull and McLaren. Here’s a selection of pictures from qualifying for … Continue reading European GP Qualifying in pictures
The Red Bull duo locked out the front row of the grid for the European Grand Prix with Sebastian Vettel heading Mark Webber. Lewis Hamilton looked able to get between the two RB6s but made a mistake on his final lap and had to settle for third. The two Ferraris line up fourth and fifth … Continue reading Red Bull claim the front row again in Valencia (European GP qualifying)
Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’37.587Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber 1’37.662Red Bull-Renault Row 2 3. Lewis Hamilton 1’37.969McLaren-Mercedes 4. Fernando Alonso 1’38.075Ferrari Row 3 5. Felipe Massa 1’38.127Ferrari 6. Robert Kubica 1’38.137Renault Row 4 7. Jenson Button 1’38.210McLaren-Mercedes 8. Nico H?â??lkenberg 1’38.428Williams-Cosworth Row 5 9. Rubens Barrichello 1’38.428Williams-Cosworth 10. Vitaly Petrov 1’38.523Renault Row 6 11. … Continue reading 2010 European Grand Prix grid
Sebastian Vettel was fastest in third practice at the European Grand Prix. He headed Robert Kubica and Mark Webber after a close final practice session in Valencia. There were some surprising names towards the top of the times sheets with Adrian Sutil setting fourth-fastest time and Rubens Barrichello sixth for Williams.