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F1 2010 season – Back to front

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  • #132410
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    Kingshark
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    The credit for the idea of this thread originally goes to sumedhvidwans, who made the original topic on the 2009 season.

    Now, I am going to do the exact same to the 2010 season and see how things varied and changed throughout.

    Round 1: Abu Dhabi
    Sebastian Vettel takes pole position from Hamilton and wins the race. The Mclaren’s finish second and third. Alonso only 7th and Massa 10th due a strategic mistake from Ferrari, same so for Webber who finished 8th.

    1.) Vettel – 25 pts
    2.) Hamilton – 18 pts
    3.) Button – 15 pts
    4.) Rosberg – 12 pts
    5.) Kubica – 10 pts
    7.) Alonso – 6 pts
    8.) Webber – 4 pts
    10.) Massa – 1 pt

    Round 2: Brazil
    Hulkenberg dramatically takes pole position ahead of the Red Bull’s in a wet qualifying session at Interlagos. The race is not so dramatic, both RBR’s pass young Nico early on and control the race from there.

    1.) Vettel – 50 pts
    2.) Hamilton – 30 pts
    3.) Button – 25 pts
    4.) Webber – 22 pts
    5.) Alonso – 21 pts
    6.) Rosberg – 20 pts
    7.) Kubica – 12 pts
    13.) Massa – 1 pt

    Round 3: Korea
    In a dramatic race in the monsoon conditions neither Red Bull finish. At last Ferrari get their first win of the season with Alonso ahead of Hamilton and Massa.

    1.) Vettel – 50 pts
    2.) Hamilton – 48 pts
    3.) Alonso – 46 pts
    4.) Button – 25 pts
    5.) Webber – 22 pts
    6.) Kubica – 22 pts
    7.) Rosberg – 20 pts
    8.) Massa – 16 pts

    Round 4: Japan
    A generic and rather boring Grand Prix. Red Bull lock out the front row. Kubica does well early on but loses his wheel during the SC period. Hamilton does well to recover from a penalty, but has a gearbox problem. Vettel wins ahead of Webber and Alonso.

    1.) Vettel – 75 pts
    2.) Alonso – 61 pts
    3.) Hamilton – 58 pts
    4.) Webber – 40 pts
    5.) Button – 37 pts
    6.) Kubica – 22 pts
    7.) Rosberg – 20 pts
    8.) Massa – 16 pts

    Round 5: Singapore
    Alonso takes pole position when everyone was expecting it to be Vettel’s. He controls the race from the front. Hamilton is involved in a controversial incident with Webber. Nonetheless, Alonso wins ahead of the RBR’s.

    1.) Vettel – 93 pts
    2.) Alonso – 86 pts
    3.) Hamilton – 58 pts
    4.) Webber – 55 pts
    5.) Button – 49 pts
    6.) Rosberg – 30 pts
    7.) Kubica – 28 pts
    8.) Massa – 20 pts

    Round 6: Italy
    Red Bull struggle here while Ferrari seem to have the best car. After a car setup for the race, Hamilton crashes with Massa on lap 1. Button takes the lead early on but Alonso retakes it during the pit stop phase. Alonso wins ahead of Button and Massa.

    1.) Alonso – 111 pts
    2.) Vettel – 105 pts
    3.) Button – 67 pts
    4.) Webber – 63 pts
    5.) Hamilton – 58 pts
    6.) Rosberg – 40 pts
    7.) Massa – 35 pts
    8.) Kubica – 32 pts

    Round 7: Belgium
    At last a winner who isn’t Alonso or Vettel. Mark Webber takes pole position but is out started by the whole field. Hamilton dominates from the lead in the rain. Button is taken out by Vettel and Alonso crashes. Hamilton wins ahead of Webber and Kubica.

    1.) Alonso – 111 pts
    2.) Vettel – 105 pts
    3.) Hamilton – 83 pts
    4.) Webber – 81 pts
    5.) Button – 67 pts
    6.) Rosberg – 48 pts
    7.) Massa – 47 pts
    8.) Kubica – 47 pts

    Round 8: Hungary
    Vettel starts from pole position, but after a drive through penalty, he falls behind his teammate Webber and Alonso. Mclaren have a miserable weekend and score a mere 4 points. Webber wins ahead of Alonso and Vettel.

    1.) Alonso – 129 pts
    2.) Vettel – 120 pts
    3.) Webber – 106 pts
    4.) Hamilton – 83 pts
    5.) Button – 71 pts
    6.) Massa – 59 pts
    7.) Rosberg – 48 pts
    8.) Kubica – 47 pts

    Round 9: Germany
    Vettel snatches pole position from Alonso by a mere 2 thousandths of a second, but is swamped by both Ferrari’s at the start. Later on Ferrari team orders force Massa to move over for Alonso. Alonso wins ahead of Massa and Vettel.

    1.) Alonso – 154 pts
    2.) Vettel – 135 pts
    3.) Webber – 114 pts
    4.) Hamilton – 95 pts
    5.) Button – 81 pts
    6.) Massa – 77 pts
    7.) Rosberg – 52 pts
    8.) Kubica – 53 pts

    Round 10: Great Britain
    Red Bull front row lockout. Vettel has a puncture at the start. Webber dominates the race ever since. Alonso gets a drive through at the worst possible time, hence scores no points. Webber wins ahead of Hamilton and Rosberg.

    1.) Alonso – 154 pts
    2.) Vettel – 141 pts
    3.) Webber – 139 pts
    4.) Hamilton – 113 pts
    5.) Button – 93 pts
    6.) Massa – 77 pts
    7.) Rosberg – 67 pts
    8.) Kubica – 53 pts

    Round 11: Europe
    Red Bull front row lockout again. Vettel dominates the race while Webber crashes into Kovalainen and does yet another backflip. Due the Safety Car dilemma Ferrari are very unlucky. Vettel wins ahead of Hamilton and Button. He now takes the championship lead again.

    1.) Vettel – 166 pts
    2.) Alonso – 158 pts
    3.) Webber – 139 pts
    4.) Hamilton – 131 pts
    5.) Button – 108 pts
    6.) Massa – 77 pts
    7.) Rosberg – 67 pts
    8.) Kubica – 63 pts

    Round 12: Canada
    Lewis Hamilton takes pole position ahead of the Red Bulls and Alonso. Webber has a gearbox penalty. Red Bull struggle with pace in the race. Hamilton wins ahead of teammate Button and then Alonso.

    1.) Vettel – 178 pts
    2.) Alonso – 173 pts
    3.) Hamilton – 156 pts
    4.) Webber – 149 pts
    5.) Button – 126 pts
    6.) Massa – 77 pts
    7.) Rosberg – 75 pts
    8.) Kubica – 69 pts

    Round 13: Turkey
    Webber takes pole, but collides with teammate Vettel in the race. Mclaren pick up the pieces and Hamilton wins again ahead of Button and takes the championship lead. Ferrari struggle miserably with pace around Istanbul. Massa and Alonso only finish 7th and 8th respectively.

    1.) Hamilton – 181 pts
    2.) Vettel – 178 pts
    3.) Alonso – 177 pts
    4.) Webber – 164 pts
    5.) Button – 144 pts
    6.) Rosberg – 85 pts
    7.) Massa – 83 pts
    8.) Kubica – 77 pts

    Round 14: Monaco
    Alonso crashes in free practice hence cannot compete in qualifying. Mark Webber dominates in Monaco ahead of teammate Vettel. Kubica puts the Renault in a brilliant third while Alonso manages to recover to sixth. Button does not finish due engine problems.

    1.) Vettel – 196 pts
    2.) Hamilton – 191 pts
    3.) Webber – 189 pts
    4.) Alonso – 185 pts
    5.) Button – 144 pts
    6.) Massa – 95 pts
    7.) Kubica – 92 pts
    8.) Rosberg – 91 pts

    Round 15: Spain
    Webber once again takes pole position and dominates the race. Brake problems leave Vettel behind Alonso while a broken wheel rim costs Hamilton a more certain second place. Webber wins ahead of Alonso and Vettel.

    1.) Webber – 214 pts
    2.) Vettel – 211 pts
    3.) Alonso – 203 pts
    4.) Hamilton – 191 pts
    5.) Button – 154 pts
    6.) Massa – 103 pts
    7.) Kubica – 96 pts
    8.) Rosberg – 91 pts

    Round 16: China
    In a dramatic Grand Prix event, the rain causes to spice up the Chinese GP big time. Button wins his first race of the season ahead of teammate Hamilton and Rosberg. Red Bull only manage 6th and 8th, Alonso still manages fourth despite the drive through penalty.

    1.) Vettel – 219 pts
    2.) Webber – 218 pts
    3.) Alonso – 215 pts
    4.) Hamilton – 209 pts
    5.) Button – 179 pts
    6.) Rosberg – 106 pts
    7.) Kubica – 106 pts
    8.) Massa – 105 pts

    Round 17: Malaysia
    In a dramatic qualifying session. we saw both the Ferrari’s and Mclaren’s eliminated in the first knock out session. Red Bull goes on to dominate the race. Hamilton, Massa and Button make up places but due an engine blowout Alonso does not finish.

    1.) Vettel – 244 pts
    2.) Webber – 236 pts
    3.) Hamilton – 217 pts
    4.) Alonso – 215 pts
    5.) Button – 183 pts
    6.) Rosberg – 122 pts
    7.) Kubica – 118 pts
    8.) Massa – 111 pts

    Round 18: Australia
    Another dramatic race affected by the wet weather. Button yet again takes victory with a brilliant strategic call. A brake failure means Vettel doesn’t finish. Alonso progresses his way through the field despite his spin on lap 1. Hamilton and Webber both have very disappointing races.

    1.) Vettel – 244 pts
    2.) Webber – 238 pts
    3.) Alonso – 227 pts
    4.) Hamilton – 225 pts
    5.) Button – 208 pts
    6.) Kubica – 136 pts
    7.) Rosberg – 132 pts
    8.) Massa – 126 pts

    Round 19: Bahrain
    Vettel takes pole position ahead of the Ferrari’s. Another mechanical issue with the RB6 means Alonso inherits the lead, yet all Vettel needs to do to become world champion is stay within the top 5. He does the job that is necessary and becomes the 2010 world champion.

    1.) Vettel – 256 pts
    2.) Alonso – 252 pts
    3.) Webber – 242 pts
    4.) Hamilton – 240 pts
    5.) Button – 214 pts
    6.) Massa – 144 pts
    7.) Rosberg – 142 pts
    8.) Kubica – 136 pts

    #215617
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    Kingshark
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    A few things I noticed.

    The first 6 rounds were all won by only 2 drivers. Vettel or Alonso, it was not up until round 7, the Belgian GP where another race winner of the season was actually crowned, Hamilton.

    Sebastian Vettel, who has never lead the championship before in his career until Abu Dhabi, now lead all the way up until round 6 in Monza. He also lead a total of 13 out of 19 rounds in the championship.

    Ferrari’s team orders in Germany would then have been considered far more reasonable and appropriate. Because at that time, Alonso was leading the championship while Massa had some 70 points deficiency to his teammate.

    The season finale would be far more exciting! The final 10 laps of the Bahrain Grand Prix. Vettel is coasting to the finish with a sick Red Bull whose missing a cylinder. Alonso is leading and cruising to victory. Vettel cannot fall below 5th place no matter what. He can afford If he is overtaken by Rosberg, but if he loses another place to Schumacher, who is only 4 seconds behind, then the championship is lost!

    #215618
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    Enigma
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    Hah, interesting! Really shows how important the mishaps in the first three races of the season were for the title battle. (The actual first 3, not backwards!)

    #215619
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    katederby
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    I won’t mention the deliberate mistake in the Turkey round up! ;)

    #215620
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    Kingshark
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    @Enigma

    Hah, interesting! Really shows how important the mishaps in the first three races of the season were for the title battle. (The actual first 3, not backwards!)

    Indeed. Every race is equally relevant for the championship. It’s just that the final races of the season seem to get more recognition because people will always perceive them as being more important.

    #215622
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    Great!

    Imagine if Valencia was the last race of the season. Championship standings before the race
    1) Alonso 248 points
    2) Webber 242 points
    3) Vettel 231 points
    4) Hamilton 222 points

    Hamilton is already out of the championship. Alonso qualifies 4th and Webber 2nd, if they finish the race according to the qualifying order, Alonso is champion. More good luck for Alonso as Webber has a bad start and Alonso is up to third. He only needs 5th place to win the championship now (even if Vettel wins).

    And then, disaster strikes! Safety car. Stewards deliberate for ever. Fernando cannot pit in time like the rest of the field behind and ahead of him. He finishes the race in P9. Stewards issue a meager five second penalty to drivers who speeded into the pits jsut before the safety car came out.

    Home hero Alonso (alongwith the whole of Spain) is furious and claims that the whole race and championship was manipulated!

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