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25px-Brazilflag  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)</td></tr>
Distance 71 laps, 305.909 km (190.067 mi)</td></tr>
Weather Clear
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Pole position
Driver Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Cosworth
Time 1:14.470
Fastest lap
Driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:13.851 on lap 66
Podium
First Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Second 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault
Third 22px-Flag of 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.

ReportEdit

Free practiceEdit

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.

QualifyingEdit

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.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Grid
1 10 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:20.050 1:19.144 1:14.470 1
2 5 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:19.160 1:18.691 1:15.519 2
3 6 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:19.025 1:18.516 1:15.637 3
4 2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.931 1:18.921 1:15.747 4
5 8 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:18.987 1:19.010 1:15.989 5
6 9 25px-Brazilflag Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:19.799 1:18.925 1:16.203 6
7 11 22px-Flag of Poland Robert Kubica Renault 1:19.249 1:18.877 1:16.552 7
8 3 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:19.879 1:18.923 1:16.925 8
9 7 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:19.778 1:19.200 1:17.101 9
10 12 25px-Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:20.189 1:19.153 1:17.656 10
11 1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.905 1:19.288 11
12 23 Flag-of-japansmall Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:19.741 1:19.385 12
13 4 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:20.153 1:19.486 13
14 17 22px-Flag of Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.158 1:19.581 14
15 16 20px-Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.096 1:19.847 19 1
16 22 Flag of Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:20.174 1:19.899 15
17 15 22px-Flag of Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:20.592 1:20.357 16
18 14 Flag of Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:20.830 22 2
19 24 Flag of Germany Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:22.130 17
20 18 22px-Flag of Italy Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:22.250 18
21 19 22px-Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:22.378 20
22 25 25px-Brazilflag Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:22.810 21
23 20 22px-Flag of Austria Christian Klien HRT-Cosworth 1:23.083 23
24 21 25px-Brazilflag 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 2010 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]

RaceEdit

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

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 246
2 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber 238
3 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel 231
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 222
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button 199
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Austria Red Bull-Renault 469
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 421
3 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 389
4 Flag of Germany Mercedes 202
5 22px-Flag of France Renault 145
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1]
  2. "Results: Formula 1 Grande Prêmio do Brasil 2010". Formula1.com. Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2010/842/. 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. http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pressreleases/wmsc/2009/Pages/wmsc_111209.aspx. 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. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/formula_one/9165001.stm. Retrieved 7 November 2010. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "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. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2010/10/11431.html. Retrieved 4 November 2010. 

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