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2010 FIA Formula One

World Championship season

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2009 2011
Races 18
Drivers 27
Teams 12
Engine Suppliers Cosworth, Ferrari, Mercedes, Renault
Tyre Suppliers B
Drivers' Champion
Seb 2010
Germany Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault) - 256 points
Constructors' Champion
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Austria Red Bull Racing - 498 points

The 2010 Formula One season was the 61st Formula One season of World Championship motor racing competition. The season's first race was held on March 14 in Bahrain and the season concluded on November 14 in the United Arab Emirates after 19 motor races held in 18 countries on five continents. Red Bull Racing won its maiden Constructors' Championship with a one-two finish in Brazil, while Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel won the Drivers' Championship after winning the final race of the season. In doing so, Vettel became the youngest World Drivers' Champion in the sport's sixty-year history. This was Bridgestone's last season as the sole tyre supplier in Formula One as the company announced that it would not renew its contract at the end of the season.

Season previewEdit

Jenson Button entered the season as World Drivers' Champion and Mercedes GP (won as Brawn GP) as World Constructors' Champion.

Rule ChangesEdit

  • Refuelling during the race was abolished for the first season since 1993. Despite the resolution over the budget cap and the decision for 2010 to fall back to the 2009 rules, FOTA expressed interest in a refuelling ban as it represents a way to cut costs.
  • Teams had to homologate certain parts of the car, including the driver's survival cell, roll structures, all impact structures and the front and rear wheels, meaning they couldn't be modified over the course of the season without written approval from the FIA on safety or reliability grounds. The minimum car weight increased from 605 kg to 620 kg (1,334 lbs to 1,367 lbs) to better accommodate heavier drivers with KERS units, despite FOTA's agreement not to use the system.
  • Drivers were given eleven sets of tyres over the course of a weekend, reduced from the fourteen sets in 2009. Three of these sets were for practice only and were returned before the start of qualifying, regardless of whether they are used or not. The front tyres are narrowed from 270 mm (11 in) to 245 mm (9.6 in), in order to improve the balance of grip between the front and rear. Wheel covers and rim heaters were banned, and tyre blankets were only allowed to act on the tyre's outer surface.
  • Powered devices that lift any part of the car during the pit stop were banned, and to prevent teams from releasing a car into the path of an oncoming driver in pit lane, the crew had to wait until the oncoming driver that is within a 25 m (82 ft) zone either side of the pit box has passed.
  • Replacement drivers were permitted to one day of testing, provided they have not participated in an Formula One race in the last two calendar years. This was in response to several drivers in 2009 competing in their début weekend with no experience of their F1 car. Teams are also allowed to run a replacement driver in the Friday practice sessions.
  • A new points system was ratified for 2010, in response to the increased grid. Since 2003, points had been awarded to the top eight finishers, on a 10–8–6–5–4–3–2–1. The 2010 system awards the top ten classified finishers on a 25–18–15–12–10–8–6–4–2–1 basis.
  • The qualifying system changed to accommodate the extra cars: 7 cars drop out of the first qualifying session, 7 from the second session and 10 cars will challenge for Pole position in the third session. The third session was to be run in a low-fuel configuration due to the refuelling ban, although these drivers must start the race on the set of tyres used in the third session. In the event that a tyre is damaged in qualifying, the FIA technical delegate will assess the extent of the damage and may allow the car to switch tyres to a set he deems to be safe.
  • The stewarding system now had a fixed pool of stewards to draw from for each race, including former racing drivers, instead of a rotating line-up. Previously, stewards were only able to issue twenty-five second penalties for infractions that occurred too late in the race for drivers to receive a normal penalty, but for 2010 they had the power to hand out twenty-second penalties to drivers who would have received a drive-through penalty and thirty-second penalties to those who would have received a stop-and-go penalty. A penalty had to be completed within two laps of the issuing rather than the three of previous years now.
  • In order to accommodate the extra teams, the maximum number of cars allowed to take part in a race increased from 24 to 26 cars. Formula One Management offered financial support to all new teams for 2010, in the form of $10m (£6.25m, €6.8m) along with the free transportation of two chassis and 10,000 kg (22,049 lbs) of freight to each race. The increased number of teams now requires garages to be allocated on an equal basis at each Grand Prix.
  • The Concorde Agreement, which governs Formula One, was renewed at the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix. Several cost-cutting proposals were included, such as a limit on the number of aerodynamic upgrades permitted over the course of a season and restrictions on the number of team personnel who attend a Grand Prix weekend. Also included was a Provision that teams were now be able to miss as many as three races before being ejected from the championship, although the FIA was to incur some kind of penalty for a missed race.

Driver changesEdit

Team changesEdit

Teams and DriversEdit

The following teams and drivers compete in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre No. Driver Rounds No. Free Practice Driver
United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren-Mercedes MP4-25 Mercedes FO 108X B 1 United Kingdom Jenson Button All N/A
2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton All
Germany Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team Mercedes MGP W01 Mercedes FO 108X B 3 Germany Michael Schumacher All N/A
4 Germany Nico Rosberg All
Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull-Renault RB6 Renault RS27-2010 B 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel All N/A
6 Australia Mark Webber All
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F10 Ferrari 056 B 7 Brazil Felipe Massa All N/A
8 Spain Fernando Alonso All
United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams-Cosworth FW32 Cosworth CA2010 B 9 Brazil Rubens Barrichello All N/A
10 Germany Nico Hülkenberg All
France Renault F1 Team Renault R30 Renault RS27-2010 B 11 Poland Robert Kubica All N/A
12 Russia Vitaly Petrov All
India Force India F1 Team Force India-Mercedes VJM03 Mercedes FO 108X B 14 Germany Adrian Sutil All 14
15
United Kingdom Paul di Resta
15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi All
Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso-Ferrari STR5 Ferrari 056 B 16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi All N/A
17 Spain Jaime Alguersuari All
Malaysia Lotus Racing Lotus-Cosworth T127 Cosworth CA2010 B 18 Italy Jarno Trulli All 18
19
Malaysia Fairuz Fauzy
19 Finland Heikki Kovalainen All
Spain Hispania Racing F1 Team HRT-Cosworth F110 Cosworth CA2010 B 20 India Karun Chandhok 1–10 20
21
Austria Christian Klien
Japan Sakon Yamamoto
Austria Christian Klien 15, 18–19
Japan Sakon Yamamoto 11–14, 16–17
21 10
Brazil Bruno Senna 1–9, 11–19
Switzerland BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber-Ferrari C29 Ferrari 056 B 22 Spain Pedro de la Rosa 1–14 N/A
Germany Nick Heidfeld 15–19
23 Japan Kamui Kobayashi All
United Kingdom Virgin Racing Virgin-Cosworth VR-01 Cosworth CA2010 B 24 Germany Timo Glock All 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio
25 Brazil Lucas di Grassi All

Season calendarEdit

On 21 September 2009 the provisional 2010 calendar was issued by the World Motor Sport Council containing 19 races followed by a second provisional schedule which had the Abu Dhabi and Brazilian Grands Prix switching dates. The final calendar was released on December 11, 2009

14 March - Bahrain Grand Prix

Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir

28 March - Australian Grand Prix

Australia Albert Park, Melbourne

4 April - Malaysian Grand Prix

Malaysia Sepang Intenational Circuit, Kuala Lumpur

18 April - Chinese Grand Prix

China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai

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9 May - Spanish Grand Prix

Spain Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona

16 May - Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Circuit de Monaco, Monte carlo

30 May - Turkish Grand Prix

Turkey Istanbul Park, Istanbul

13 June - Canadian Grand Prix

Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal

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27 June - European Grand Prix

Spain Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia

11 July - British Grand Prix

United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone

25 July - German Grand Prix

Germany Hockenheimring, Hockenheim

1 August - Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest

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29 August - Belgian Grand Prix

Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot

12 September - Italian Grand Prix

Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza

26 September - Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore

10 October - Japanese Grand Prix

Japan Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka

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24 October - Korean Grand Prix

South Korea Korea International Circuit, Yeogam

7 November - Brazilian Grand Prix

Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo

14 November - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

United Arab Emirates Yas marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi

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Season reviewEdit


Results and standingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

Rd. Grand Prix Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Constructor Report
1 Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Spain Fernando Alonso Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari Report
2 Australia Australian Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
3 Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Australia Mark Webber Australia Mark Webber Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
4 China Chinese Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
5 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
6 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Australia Mark Webber Germany Sebastian Vettel Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
7 Turkey Turkish Grand Prix Australia Mark Webber Russia Vitaly Petrov United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
8 Canada Canadian Grand Prix United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Poland Robert Kubica United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
9 Spain European Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Jenson Button Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
10 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Spain Fernando Alonso Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
11 Germany German Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari Report
12 Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Germany Sebastian Vettel Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
13 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Australia Mark Webber United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes Report
14 Italy Italian Grand Prix Spain Fernando Alonso Spain Fernando Alonso Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari Report
15 Singapore Singapore Grand Prix Spain Fernando Alonso Spain Fernando Alonso Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari Report
16 Japan Japanese Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Australia Mark Webber Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
17 South Korea Korean Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel Spain Fernando Alonso Spain Fernando Alonso Italy Ferrari Report
18 Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Germany Nico Hülkenberg United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report
19 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Germany Sebastian Vettel United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault Report

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Championship points were awarded on a 25–18–15–12–10–8–6–4–2–1 basis to the first ten finishers in each race.

Pos Driver BHR
Bahrain
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
China
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
CAN
Canada
EUR
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
KOR
South Korea
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 4 Ret 1 6 3 2 Ret 4 1 7 3 3 15 4 2 1 Ret 1 1 256
2 Spain Fernando Alonso 1 4 13 4 2 6 8 3 8 14 1 2 Ret 1 1 3 1 3 7 252
3 Australia Mark Webber 8 9 2 8 1 1 3 5 Ret 1 6 1 2 6 3 2 Ret 2 8 242
4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 3 6 6 2 14 5 1 1 2 2 4 Ret 1 Ret Ret 5 2 4 2 240
5 United Kingdom Jenson Button 7 1 8 1 5 Ret 2 2 3 4 5 8 Ret 2 4 4 12 5 3 214
6 Brazil Felipe Massa 2 3 7 9 6 4 7 15 11 15 2 4 4 3 8 Ret 3 15 10 144
7 Germany Nico Rosberg 5 5 3 3 13 7 5 6 10 3 8 Ret 6 5 5 17 Ret 6 4 142
8 Poland Robert Kubica 11 2 4 5 8 3 6 7 5 Ret 7 Ret 3 8 7 Ret 5 9 5 136
9 Germany Michael Schumacher  6 10 Ret 10 4 12 4 11 15 9 9 11 7 9 13 6 4 7 Ret 72
10 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 10 8 12 12 9 Ret 14 14 4 5 12 10 Ret 10 6 9 7 14 12 47
11 Germany Adrian Sutil 12 Ret 5 11 7 8 9 10 6 8 17 Ret 5 16 9 Ret Ret 12 13 47
12 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 10 Ret 7 6 11 9 8 Ret Ret 7 8 10 14 32
13 Russia Vitaly Petrov Ret Ret Ret 7 11 13 15 17 14 13 10 5 9 13 11 Ret Ret 16 6 27
14 Germany Nico Hülkenberg 14 Ret 10 15 16 Ret 17 13 Ret 10 13 6 14 7 10 Ret 10 8 16 22
15 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 9 7 Ret Ret 15 9 13 9 16 11 16 13 10 12 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret 21
16 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 16 Ret 11 Ret Ret 10 16 8 9 12 Ret 12 12 11 14 10 Ret 13 15 8
17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Ret 12 DNS Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 14 7 11 14 6
18 Germany Nick Heidfeld Ret 8 9 17 11 6
19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 13 11 9 13 10 11 12 12 13 Ret 15 Ret 13 15 12 11 11 11 9 5
20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 15 13 NC 14 DNS Ret Ret 16 Ret 17 Ret 14 16 18 16 12 13 18 17 0
21 Italy Jarno Trulli 17 DNS 17 Ret 17 15 Ret Ret 21 16 Ret 15 19 Ret Ret 13 Ret 19 21 0
22 India Karun Chandhok Ret 14 15 17 Ret 14 20 18 18 19 0
23 Brazil Bruno Senna Ret Ret 16 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 20 19 17 Ret Ret Ret 15 14 21 19 0
24 Brazil Lucas di Grassi Ret Ret 14 Ret 19 Ret 19 19 17 Ret Ret 18 17 20 15 DNS Ret NC 18 0
25 Germany Timo Glock Ret Ret Ret DNS 18 Ret 18 Ret 19 18 18 16 18 17 Ret 14 Ret 20 Ret 0
26 Japan Sakon Yamamoto 20 Ret 19 20 19 16 15 0
27 Austria Christian Klien Ret 22 20 0
Pos Driver BHR
Bahrain
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
China
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
CAN
Canada
EUR
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
KOR
South Korea
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

Bold - Pole
Italics - Fastest lap

Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Constructors' ChampionshipEdit

Championship points were awarded on a 25–18–15–12–10–8–6–4–2–1 basis to the first ten finishers in each race.

Pos Constructor Car
No.
BHR
Bahrain
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
China
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
CAN
Canada
EUR
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
KOR
South Korea
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points
1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 5 4 Ret 1 6 3 2 Ret 4 1 7 3 3 15 4 2 1 Ret 1 1 498
6 8 9 2 8 1 1 3 5 Ret 1 6 1 2 6 3 2 Ret 2 8
2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 1 7 1 8 1 5 Ret 2 2 3 4 5 8 Ret 2 4 4 12 5 3 454
2 3 6 6 2 14 5 1 1 2 2 4 Ret 1 Ret Ret 5 2 4 2
3 Italy Ferrari 7 2 3 7 9 6 4 7 15 11 15 2 4 4 3 8 Ret 3 15 10 396
8 1 4 13 4 2 6 8 3 8 14 1 2 Ret 1 1 3 1 3 7
4 Germany Mercedes 3 6 10 Ret 10 4 12 4 11 15 9 9 11 7 9 13 6 4 7 Ret 214
4 5 5 3 3 13 7 5 6 10 3 8 Ret 6 5 5 17 Ret 6 4
5 France Renault 11 11 2 4 5 8 3 6 7 5 Ret 7 Ret 3 8 7 Ret 5 9 5 163
12 Ret Ret Ret 7 11 13 15 17 14 13 10 5 9 13 11 Ret Ret 16 6
6 United Kingdom Williams-Cosworth 9 10 8 12 12 9 Ret 14 14 4 5 12 10 Ret 10 6 9 7 14 12 69
10 14 Ret 10 15 16 Ret 17 13 Ret 10 13 6 14 7 10 Ret 10 8 16
7 India Force India-Mercedes 14 12 Ret 5 11 7 8 9 10 6 8 17 Ret 5 16 9 Ret Ret 12 13 68
15 9 7 Ret Ret 15 9 13 9 16 11 16 13 10 12 Ret Ret 6 Ret Ret
8 Switzerland BMW Sauber-Ferrari 22 Ret 12 DNS Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 14 7 11 14 Ret 8 9 17 11 44
23 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 10 Ret 7 6 11 9 8 Ret Ret 7 8 10 14
9 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 16 16 Ret 11 Ret Ret 10 16 8 9 12 Ret 12 12 11 14 10 Ret 13 15 13
17 13 11 9 13 10 11 12 12 13 Ret 15 Ret 13 15 12 11 11 11 9
10 Malaysia Lotus-Cosworth 18 17 DNS 17 Ret 17 15 Ret Ret 21 16 Ret 15 19 Ret Ret 13 Ret 19 21 0
19 15 13 NC 14 DNS Ret Ret 16 Ret 17 Ret 14 16 18 16 12 13 18 17
11 Spain HRT-Cosworth 20 Ret 14 15 17 Ret 14 20 18 18 19 Ret 19 20 19 Ret 16 15 22 20 0
21 Ret Ret 16 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 20 20 19 17 Ret Ret Ret 15 14 21 19
12 United Kingdom Virgin-Cosworth 24 Ret Ret Ret DNS 18 Ret 18 Ret 19 18 18 16 18 17 Ret 14 Ret 20 Ret 0
25 Ret Ret 14 Ret 19 Ret 19 19 17 Ret Ret 18 17 20 15 DNS Ret NC 18
Pos Constructor Car
No.
BHR
Bahrain
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
CHN
China
ESP
Spain
MON
Monaco
TUR
Turkey
CAN
Canada
EUR
Spain
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
HUN
Hungary
BEL
Belgium
ITA
Italy
SIN
Singapore
JPN
Japan
KOR
South Korea
BRA
Brazil
ABU
United Arab Emirates
Points

Cars did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Formula_One_season
  2. http://www.statsf1.com/en/2010.aspx

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