2010 Korean Grand Prix articles on F1 Fanatic archive
Disaster as drivers retire from first and second places (Red Bull race review) 25th October 2010, 17:06
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 [...]
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 Hülkenberg Qualifying position 10 11 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’37.511 (-0.109) 1’37.620 Race position 7 10 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 – [...]
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 [...]