2010 Korean Grand Prix: the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review

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Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Korea, 2010

The first-ever Korean Grand Prix was dramatic and unpredictable at every twist and turn – once the race finally got started!

Find all the F1 Fanatic Korean Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?ǣ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.

Race results and reaction

Korean Grand Prix review – Alonso has third title in sight after Korean triumph

Should race have started sooner? (Poll) – After 17 laps behind the safety car the race finally began. Within two laps some drivers had changed to intermediate tyres

Korean Grand Prix result – Full classification

Championship points after Korea – Alonso back in the championship lead

Sutil penalised for Kobayashi crash – Force India driver loses five places on the grid at Interlagos

Buemi handed grid penalty for crash – Toro Rosso driver collided with Timo Glock

Korean Grand Prix fastest laps – Alonso’s fifth fastest lap of the year

Race analysis

Who was the best driver of the Korean Grand Prix weekend? (Poll) – Vote for the top driver at Korea

Rate the race: Korea – Your verdict on Korea’s first F1 race

Korean Grand Prix facts and stats – Korea?s first Grand Prix was the longest for 50 years

Korean Grand Prix analysis – Preserving his tyres key to Alonso?s victory

Detailed analysis of every team and driver in the Korean Grand Prix

McLaren race review – Hamilton keeps his title hopes alive as Button?s fade
Mercedes race review – Rosberg questions why Webber didn?t brake in crash
Red Bull race review – Disaster as drivers retire from first and second places
Ferrari race review – Alonso capitalises on Red Bull?s troubles for Korean win
Williams race review – Eleven points lost
Renault race review – Petrov crashes out
Force India race review – Liuzzi matches best career finish
Toro Rosso race review – Point lost on last lap
Lotus race review – Contact delays drivers
HRT race review – Best finish so far
Sauber race review – Double points again
Virgin race review – Glock taken out by Buemi


Korean Grand Prix qualifying – Red Bulls beat Alonso to claim the front row

Korean Grand Prix grid – Eighth all-Red Bull front row of 2010

Schumacher reprimanded for block – Barrichello and Schumacher cross paths again

Last sector crucial for pole ?ǣ Vettel – Slow second sector meant Vettel pushed harder in final part of lap

Webber: qualifying ??close to perfect?? – Just hundredths of a second between the two Red Bull drivers

Alonso: finishing is ??first priority?? – Ferrari driver said third was the best the car could get

Korean Grand Prix qualifying analysis – Rosberg pips Massa to fifth on grid

Korean GP pre-race analysis – Despite taking the front row, Red Bull faced strong opposition


Hamilton, Button, Alonso, Vettel and Webber re-create famous photograph – The classic 1986 portrait of Senna, Prost, Mansell and Piquet was re-staged with today’s championship rivals

Championship rivals? press conference – The five take questions ahead of the first Korean Grand Prix

The new Korean International Circuit turn-by-turn in pictures – How the new track looked before the racing got started

Hamilton fastest in first practice in Korea – Slippery track sees times tumble

Practice one analysis – Red Bull had a 10kph speed deficit on straights at the start of the race weekend

Webber heads second practice in Korea – Red Bull showed their hand

Practice two analysis – Teams cope with high tyre wear

Drivers give thumbs-up to Korean F1 track – Apart from the controversial pit lane entrance

Kubica quickest in final practice in Korea – Renault driver headed busy final session

Live blogs

How we saw the Korean Grand Prix as it unfolded:

Korean Grand Prix live
Korean Grand Prix Qualifying live
Korean Grand Prix Free Practice 3 live
Korean Grand Prix Free Practice 2 live
Korean Grand Prix Free Practice 1 live

Find coverage of every race this season here: F1 2010 Season

How can we improve our coverage?

A new feature was added to this weekend’s coverage analysing the drivers’ performances in qualifying.

What else would you like to see in F1 Fanatic’s Grand Prix coverage? How can we make it better? Please post your suggestions in the comments.

Images ?? Red Bull/Getty images (1), KAVO (2-5)

Author information

Keith Collantine
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18 comments on “2010 Korean Grand Prix: the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review”

  1. Only when you look at all these articles do you realise the full extent of the brilliant job you do every race weekend Keith (not to mention the live blog moderators too).

    To get all this free is nothing short of amazing. I look forward to a Paypal Donation box in the future.

    1. Thanks Ichtyes – there is already a donation box by the way for anyone who wants to chip in:


  2. you do a fabulous job Keith,huge respect
    next time I have money on paypal i’ll donate some.

  3. I had some,gave a donation,keep up the great work

  4. I love this site, I think I am addicted. Really good job this weekend mate.

    1. Ditto!

      I’m on every lunch time at work without fail..it’s an amazing resource and I will make a donation right now :)

  5. Since I’ve found it by chance I got fully addicted! Best F1 site no doubt! Great articles and very Up to date.
    It’s my home page.
    Thanks Keith for all your work.

    from Argentina

  6. This may be a bit UK-centric and may well be old ground but i am heartily tired of Legard on BBC’s Tv coverage.

    His constant errors at the start of the Korean GP were tiresome and his interrupting of Brundle is amatuerish and tedious. Added to that his lack of understanding of how to measure excitement “and thats de Grassi off!!!!” at the top of his voice and overly wordy, frankly dull descriptions and it all adds up to him beginning to ruin my enjoyment.

    I heard the beeb were unhappy with him, im unhappy with him, Brundles seems weary of him. If the Beeb has to make cuts then please start with him !

    1. I agree to a cerain extend. He has been getting worse and is by far the worst part of an otherwise great BBC coverage team. Hopefully he is replaced for next year.

  7. This is the next best thing to watchin F1 Live on TV! Great job Mr. Keith. :)

  8. One British tabloid is saying today that Alonso will have the most WDC titles?
    Getting a bit carried away aren’t they?

    1. Well if (big if) Alonso wins the WDC this year he’ll have one more title than Schumi did at this stage of his career. But then again I still think Webber will win it this year.

  9. Amazing article Keith very well done keep it up!

  10. Dear Keith,
    I would like to thank you either for these fantastic articles. Always, you give me true information from whole world of the Formula1.
    You are on great way to be the one of the most populat journalist who write about F1. Greetz from Poland.
    Many thanks… ;)

  11. Mr. Keith,you do a great job.
    By the way,I support red bull ,I support Webber to it thi year

  12. surely you mean you supprt Mr Mark?

  13. This site is by far one of the best on F1. I continue to be impressed with Keith’s ability to remain fairly neutral in the way information is presented. And I think it is OK for Keith to present his oppinion, as long as he states that it is not a neutral convey of information. I like to read Keith’s oppinion – I don’t always agree, but sometimes it changes my view to read other views on a subject.
    If I may suggest anything, it would be to bring some more articles about the developers and development processes of F1 cars, and the teamwork. To me, the driver is the “user” – his feedback and knowledge is important, but he isn’t the individual who makes it all possible.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion Palle.

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