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Korean Grand Prix (2010) RESULT

Mon, 25 Oct 2010

The Korean F1 Grand Prix 2010 - a rain-fest

The F1 Circus moves off to Korea for another crack of (European) dawn race on a new circuit. Everything around is new – and almost finished – but one thing isn’t new; Red Bull dominate qualifying with Vettel on pole and Webber second.

It’s hard to judge the track in Korea as the inaugural race was dominated by weather. The start was delayed because of rain, started under the safety car and red flagged after three laps. The race finally got under way again after an hour but under the safety car for thirteen laps.

The rain finished Webber’s chances after just two moire laps when he span off in to the wall taking Nico Rosberg with him. That left Vettel out front on his own, but he went on lap 46 with an engine failure which left an easy romp for Alonso to the end and victory. A victory that was accomplished in almost darkness as the race approached its two hour limit. And not just victory, but the lead in the drivers’ championship too.

Behind the Red Bulls and Alonso, Hamilton managed a very creditable second – a result that seemed to flatter the car – and Massa made it a double podium for Ferrari by grabbing third place. Schumacher managed the most impressive drive and finish of the season – the raion helped – coming in fourth, one place ahead of Kubica.

Button effectively ended his championship contention with a poor result and an effort that seemed somewhat less than 100%, and a lowly 12th place finish. Mathematically he may still be in contention, but he seems out of touch.

It’s starting to look like Alonso may snatch this year’s title, although we’re hoping that Webber will still manage to pull off the title.

By Cars UK