2010 European GP – Race Result – Vettel wins

Sebastian Vettel - 2010 European GP winner

Sebastian Vettel - 2010 European GP winner

Sebastian Vettel won the 2010 European GP ahead of McLaren duo Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. This Valencia race was more exciting the previous two. However the incompetence of the race stewards and race control following the safety car deployment (after the spectacular and scary Mark Webber crash) did leave a blemish on the race result. How can a driver who overtakes a safety car end up actually benefiting from breaching the rules ? Why all the drivers investigated for their behavior behind the safety car could not be penalized during the race ? (And by the way, where did the five seconds penalty come from ?)

2010 European GP Result:

1. Vettel – Red Bull
2. Hamilton – McLaren
3. Button – McLaren
4. Barrichello – Williams
5. Kubica – Renault
6. Sutil – Force India
7. Kobayashi – Sauber
8. Alonso – Ferrari
9. Buemi – Toro Rosso
10. Rosberg – Mercedes

11. Massa – Ferrari
12. De la Rosa – Sauber
13. Alguersuari – Toro Rosso
14. Petrov – Renault
15. Schumacher – Mercedes
16. Liuzzi – Force India
17. Di Grassi – Virgin
18. Chandhok – HRT
20. Senna – HRT
21. Trulli – Lotus

Did not finish:

Hulkenberg – Williams
Kovalainen – Lotus
Webber – Red Bull

Fastest lap: Jenson Button – 1:38.768

6 Comments Post a Comment
  1. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    The silver car which was running out there for a couple of laps, which team is it? McLaren Mercedes’s Safety car???

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      no, it was Mercedes-Mercedes,but did not help Mercedes GP drivers much :-)

      • KotenokNo Gravatar says:

        Yeah! We all understand that it came out because it was needed and the race result doesn’t depend of it’s deployment. But the race was really affected by it’s come out and the stewards’s decissions which are really curious and a bit unfair to the given the circumstances.

  2. peter rossNo Gravatar says:

    That was a ridiculous race. Why do they even use a safety  car? Why are they allowed to pit during the safety car?
    You have the best cars in the world, driven by the best drivers in the world on the best tracks in the world and then you have the FIA.

  3. KotenokNo Gravatar says:

    This race settled an important discussion about rules and behaviours towards them. There are several drivers and teams which can’t see any sense to what happened and claim for a harder penalty, and there are some drivers and teams which stay on the statement that they have been already been “correctly” penalized.
    Well, the question is simple: how do the FIA stewards apply the rules? Because the rules exist to be applied not just in certain cases; rules may be applied to all cases, like a protocol, as a procedure. We know that there have been previous events which settled the precedent, the case is known and works like an example: 2006′s GP2 season, the 1st race of the 2nd round in the year in Imola.


    History tells us another story, rules didn’t change since then, so were 2006 stewards better than nowadays ones?

  4. peter rossNo Gravatar says:

    The European GP only reaffirmed the FIA’s inability to govern. The rules are vague and applied arbitrarily. Races should be formated so as to eliminate the opportunity for the type of confusion  that occurred. The  FIA is more about making money than it is about making good racing. The teams should start a new series, minus anyone associated with the FIA.


2013 Teams and Drivers

Red Bull
1. Sebastian VETTEL
3. Fernando ALONSO
4. Felipe MASSA
5. Jenson BUTTON
6. Sergio PEREZ
8. Romain GROSJEAN
10. Lewis HAMILTON
12. Esteban GUTIEREZ
Force India
14. Paul di RESTA
15. Adrian SUTIL
16. Pastor MALDONADO
17. Valtteri BOTTAS
Toro Rosso
18. Daniel RICCIARDO
19. Jean Eric VERGNE
20. Charles PIC
21. Giedo van der GARDE
24. Jules BIANCHI

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15-17 March - Australia
22-24 March - Malaysia
12-14 April - China
19-21 April - Bahrain
10-12 May - Spain
23-26 May - Monaco
07-09 June - Canada
28-30 June - Great Britain
5-7 July - Germany
26-28 July - Hungary
23-25 August - Belgium
06-08 September - Italy
20-22 September - Singapore
04-06 October - Korea
11-13 October - Japan
25-27 October - India
01-03 November - Abu Dhabi
15-17 November - USA
22-24 November - Brazil


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