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Fernando Alonso wins inaugural Korean GP 2010
« on: Oct 24, 10, 04:14 »
Ferrari Their were many first in the race. It is the inaugural race in the Korean Circuit. First time Mark Webber did a mistake this season. First time Fernando Alonso has won a wet race!. Not only that this might be the first race Ferrari had 2 in the podium of a wet race.

Fernando Alonso has moved to the top of the driver's championship with a very crucial win in the Korean GP 2010 which was a wet race till the last 10 laps.  Both Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel crashed out. Mark Webber crashed out on lap 35 from second position due to a mistake by him as he was under pressure from Lewis Hamilton. Sebastian Vettel who was leading through out the race retired as his engine blew up at a very crucial time on lap 43rd. Sebastian Vettel is now clearly 25 points behind the Championship leader.

The race started with 10 minutes delay under the safety car. After 3 laps the race stewards decided to halt the race as the conditions worsened further. The race started again under another safety car period where around 17 laps were completed.

Nico Rosberg also retired as Mark Webber collected his car after banging in to one of the barriers. Nico Rosberg was in 3rd position after over taking Lewis Hamilton. Nico's retirement helped Michaal Schumacher to top position ahead of his team mate and the top most position he had claimed so for.

Due to 2 DNFs from RedBull, the constructors also is now wide open between McLaren Mercedes and RedBull closely followed by Ferrrari. In the driver's, Fernando has taken a valuable lead but as he predicted in the post race conference, one DNF can change the scenario upside down if one of the driver's challengers wins and he has a DNF. And only DNF will save RedBull from a debacle as Ferrari has moved form strength to strength.

The Korean Grand Prix
Korea Auto Valley, Yongam, Korea;
71 laps; 305.909km;
Weather: Wet.

Classified:

Pos  Driver        Team                       Time
 1.  Alonso        Ferrari                    2h48:20.810
 2.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes           +    14.999
 3.  Massa         Ferrari                    +    30.868
 4.  Schumacher    Mercedes                   +    39.688
 5.  Kubica        Renault                    +    47.734
 6.  Liuzzi        Force India-Mercedes       +    53.571
 7.  Barrichello   Williams-Cosworth          +  1:09.257
 8.  Kobayashi     Sauber-Ferrari             +  1:17.889
 9.  Heidfeld      Sauber-Ferrari             +  1:20.107
10.  Hulkenberg    Williams-Cosworth          +  1:20.851
11.  Alguersuari   Toro Rosso-Ferrari         +  1:24.146
12.  Button        McLaren-Mercedes           +  1:29.939
13.  Kovalainen    Lotus-Cosworth             +     1 lap
14.  Senna         HRT-Cosworth               +    2 laps
15.  Yamamoto      HRT-Cosworth               +    2 laps

Fastest lap: Alonso, 1:50.257

Not classified/retirements:

Driver        Team                         On lap
Sutil         Force India-Mercedes         63
Vettel        Red Bull-Renault             62
Petrov        Renault                      56
Glock         Virgin-Cosworth              48
Buemi         Toro Rosso-Ferrari           47
Di Grassi     Virgin-Cosworth              42
Trulli        Lotus-Cosworth               42
Webber        Red Bull-Renault             35
Rosberg       Mercedes                     35


World Championship standings, round 17:               

Drivers:                    Constructors:             
 1.  Alonso       231        1.  Red Bull-Renault          426
 2.  Webber       220        2.  McLaren-Mercedes          399
 3.  Hamilton     210        3.  Ferrari                   374
 4.  Vettel       206        4.  Mercedes                  188
 5.  Button       189        5.  Renault                   143
 6.  Massa        143        6.  Force India-Mercedes       68
 7.  Kubica       124        7.  Williams-Cosworth          65
 8.  Rosberg      122        8.  Sauber-Ferrari             43
 9.  Schumacher    66        9.  Toro Rosso-Ferrari         11
10.  Barrichello   47       
11.  Sutil         47       
12.  Kobayashi     31       
13.  Liuzzi        21       
14.  Petrov        19       
15.  Hulkenberg    18       
16.  Buemi          8       
17.  De la Rosa     6       
18.  Heidfeld       6       
19.  Alguersuari    3
« Last Edit: Oct 24, 10, 05:02 by Vas »
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