Sebastian Vettel is on pole position for the second year in a row at Silverstone, leading yet another Red Bull one-two. But reigning champion Jenson Button starts in 14th place for his home Grand Prix after failing to reach Q3. Team mate Lewis Hamilton starts from fourth place alongside Fernando Alonso. Q1 The usual suspects … Continue reading Vettel on pole as Red Bull dominate at Silverstone
Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’29.615Red Bull-Renault 2. Mark Webber 1’29.758Red Bull-Renault Row 2 3. Fernando Alonso 1’30.426Ferrari 4. Lewis Hamilton 1’30.556McLaren-Mercedes Row 3 5. Nico Rosberg 1’30.625Mercedes 6. Robert Kubica 1’31.040Renault Row 4 7. Felipe Massa 1’31.172Ferrari 8. Rubens Barrichello 1’31.175Williams-Cosworth Row 5 9. Pedro de la Rosa 1’31.274Sauber-Ferrari 10. Michael Schumacher 1’31.430Mercedes Row … Continue reading 2010 British Grand Prix grid
Ferrari are bringing more upgrades for the F10 for the British Grand Prix and have further steps planned for the next two races. A new front wing and revised rear wing will be run at Silverstone, two weeks after they introduced their exhaust driven diffuser in Valencia. In the video above Stefano Domenicali confirms further … Continue reading Ferrari bringing further upgrades (Video)
Ron Dennis has given his explanation for the the fierce rivalry that broke out between Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton when the pair were team mates at McLaren three years ago. Speaking with Bernie Ecclestone in an interview for F1.com Dennis said: It was very simple – Alonso didn’t expect Hamilton to be that competitive … Continue reading Dennis: ‘Alonso underestimated Hamilton’
Having pilloried the European Grand Prix stewards in the 48 hours following the race, Ferrari have begun to tone down their criticism of Sunday’s event. Fernando Alonso was first to take a step back from his earlier criticism of the race as “manipulated”, saying “we should talk about it together in a calm way, to … Continue reading Alonso retracts Valencia criticism
McLaren may not have won the European Grand Prix but they scored more points than anyone else and extended their lead in the constructors’ championship. The safety car appearance worked out particularly well for Jenson Button, putting him on the podium. But Lewis Hamilton was fortunate to keep second place after his drive-through penalty.
Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo said he expects the FIA to analyse the circumstances of yesterday’s European Grand Prix. Ferrari expressed outrage yesterday that Lewis Hamilton was able to finish second in the race after taking a drive-through penalty for overtaking the safety car, while their drivers finished lower down the field after staying behind … Continue reading Montezemolo expects FIA reaction
Fernando Alonso’s race was ruined when he got stuck behind the safety car during yesterday’s European Grand Prix. Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton finished second despite getting a penalty for overtaking the safety car. Video footage suggests Hamilton may have done his bit to make sure Alonso got stuck behind the safety car.
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. Lap 1 Lap 1 … Continue reading Valencia’s short pit lane helps Hamilton hold onto second (European GP analysis)
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.
Sebastian Vettel scored his second win of 2010 in the European Grand Prix at Valencia after Mark Webber suffered a horrific crash and Lewis Hamilton was penalised.
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
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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
Ferrari appear to have the race pace to back up the one-lap performance they showed in the second practice session in Valancia. Red Bull are close behind but McLaren didn’t exhibit the same performance they had in the first session – in terms of straight-line speed or lap time. Here’s the interactive data for the … Continue reading Ferrari show good race pace in second practice (FP2 interactive data)
Ferrari, Renault, Mercedes and Red Bull were among the teams who tested significant upgrades on their cars in the first two practice sessions at Valencia. While Red Bull tested their version of McLaren’s F-duct three of their rivals tried to run exhaust-driven diffuser similar to those on the RB6. Have a look at the revised … Continue reading Ferrari, Red Bull and rivals test Valencia updates (European GP Practice pictures)
Fernando Alonso was the fastest man in second practice at Valencia for the second year in a row. The Ferrari driver led the two Red Bulls, followed by Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. For the second session in a row the red flags came out. This time they were caused by Felipe Massa, who spun … Continue reading Alonso fastest on home ground in FP2