Sebastian Vettel said his team kept him in the dark about how close he was to winning the championship.
Final 2010 F1 championship standings in full
Sebastian Vettel claimed the world championship by winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
With a precious eight-point championship lead and his closest rival behind him on the grid, the cards are stacked in Fernando Alonso’s favour.
Here’s a selection of pictures from today’s qualifying session under floodlights at the futuristic Yas Marina circuit.
Having been the most closely matched drivers in qualifying all year, a crucial gap opened up between the Red Bull pair.
Mark Webber said he simply didn’t have the pace to qualify any higher than fifth for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel will start the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from his tenth pole position of the season.
Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton are on the front row of the grid in Abu Dhabi.
Sebastian Vettel headed the times at the end of the final practice session at Yas Marina.
McLaren say a breakthrough with their Suzuka rear wing was key to Lewis Hamilton’s pace in practice.
Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday’s second practice session at Abu Dhabi.
A collection of pictures from today’s practice session at Abu Dhabi.
Red Bull showed their usual healthy performance advantage in first practice in Abu Dhabi.
Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time as practice began in Abu Dhabi.
Pictures of what Ferrari and the other teams have been up to since arriving in Abu Dhabi.
The four championship contenders faced the media in the Thursday press conference at Abu Dhabi.
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Four drivers are contesting the championship in the final round for the first time in the sport’s history.
Here’s how the numbers that will decide the destiny of the 2010 championship add up.