2010 Brazilian Grand Prix

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Brazil  2010 Brazilian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 18 of 19 in the 2010 Formula One season
Autódromo José Carlos Pace (AKA Interlagos) track map.svg
Date November 7, 2010
Official name Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2010
Location Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Course Permanent racing facility
4.309 km (2.677 mi)
Distance 71 laps, 305.909 km (190.067 mi)
Weather Clear
25 °C (77 °F)[1]
Pole position
Driver Germany Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Cosworth
Time 1:14.470
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:13.851 on lap 66
Podium
First Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Second Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault
Third Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari

The 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 Grande Prêmio Petrobras do Brasil 2010)[2] was the eighteenth round of the 2010 Formula One season. It was held in Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil on 7 November 2010.[3]

Sebastian Vettel won the race, leading home a 1–2 for Red Bull Racing, which was enough to give the team the Constructors' Championship for the first time.[4] Mark Webber's second place enabled him to maintain second in the Drivers' Championship, and the margin to championship leader Fernando Alonso was reduced to eight points with Alonso's third place. Lewis Hamilton finished fourth – and set fastest lap of the race – to maintain a mathematical chance of winning the championship, dropping nine points behind third-placed Vettel and 24 behind Alonso.

Report[edit]

Free practice[edit]

Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in both Friday practice sessions followed by his team mate Mark Webber. Robert Kubica was fastest in the Saturday session.

Qualifying[edit]

With a track drying and no rain falling, the first part of qualifying eliminated the new teams and Adrian Sutil. The second part saw a last minute challenge between local hero Felipe Massa and reigning world champion Jenson Button, the former advancing to the final session. The top ten qualifiers saw a track drying so much that after a round of laps in intermediate tyres and times up to 1:16's, the teams opted for slick tyres. This tyre gamble proved successful for Nico Hülkenberg, who took advantage of the situation and qualified over a second ahead of the next quickest cars, taking his first pole position. This also gave the Williams team their first pole since Nick Heidfeld qualified on pole at the 2005 European Grand Prix, and the first pole for Cosworth since the 1999 French Grand Prix.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Grid
1 10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:20.050 1:19.144 1:14.470 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:19.160 1:18.691 1:15.519 2
3 6 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:19.025 1:18.516 1:15.637 3
4 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.931 1:18.921 1:15.747 4
5 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:18.987 1:19.010 1:15.989 5
6 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:19.799 1:18.925 1:16.203 6
7 11 Poland Robert Kubica Renault 1:19.249 1:18.877 1:16.552 7
8 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:19.879 1:18.923 1:16.925 8
9 7 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:19.778 1:19.200 1:17.101 9
10 12 Russia Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:20.189 1:19.153 1:17.656 10
11 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.905 1:19.288 11
12 23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:19.741 1:19.385 12
13 4 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:20.153 1:19.486 13
14 17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.158 1:19.581 14
15 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.096 1:19.847 191
16 22 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:20.174 1:19.899 15
17 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:20.592 1:20.357 16
18 14 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:20.830 222
19 24 Germany Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:22.130 17
20 18 Italy Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:22.250 18
21 19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:22.378 20
22 25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:22.810 21
23 20 Austria Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth 1:23.083 23
24 21 Brazil Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:23.796 24

Notes:

  1. ^Sébastien Buemi was given a five-place grid penalty, for causing an avoidable accident with Timo Glock at the Korean Grand Prix.[5]
  2. ^Adrian Sutil was given a five-place grid penalty for causing an avoidable accident with Kamui Kobayashi in Korea.[5]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 71 1:33:11.803 2 25
2 6 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 71 +4.243 3 18
3 8 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 71 +6.807 5 15
4 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 71 +14.634 4 12
5 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 71 +15.593 11 10
6 4 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 71 +35.320 13 8
7 3 Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 71 +43.456 8 6
8 10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 1 4
9 11 Poland Robert Kubica Renault 70 +1 Lap 7 2
10 23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 12 1
11 17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 14
12 14 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 70 +1 Lap 22
13 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 19
14 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 70 +1 Lap 6
15 7 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 9
16 12 Russia Vitaly Petrov Renault 70 +1 Lap 10
17 22 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1 Lap 15
18 19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 20
19 18 Italy Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 18
20 24 Germany Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 17
21 21 Brazil Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 69 +2 Laps 24
22 20 Austria Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth 65 +6 Laps 23
NC 25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 62 +9 Laps 21
Ret 15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 49 Accident 16

Standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Results: Formula 1 Grande Prêmio do Brasil 2010". Formula1.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  3. ^ "World Motor Sport Council, 11/12/2009". fia.com (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile). 11 December 2009. Archived from the original on 22 November 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Benson, Andrew (7 November 2010). "Sebastian Vettel wins in Brazil to keep title race alive". BBC Sport (Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo: BBC). Archived from the original on 8 November 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Sutil and Buemi to drop five places on Brazil grid". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 24 October 2010. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 

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