The 2010 F1 World Championship Series is off and running, as Bahrain hosted the opening Grand Prix for the year, and saw no surprises in who would cross the finishing line first.
It was a fantastic victory as Fernando Alonso and Ferrari won the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix, starting from the third position on the grid, and the win also marks the drivers first victory with Ferrari.
It was a fantastic victory as Fernando Alonso and Ferrari won the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Ferrari came away well from the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix, grabbing the top points, as fellow Ferrari driver Felipe Massa took the runners-up spot.
Sebastian Vettel, starting from the pole position, looked to have been home and dry until the 34th lap. The Red Bull driver had issues with his spark plug, and so the ever experienced Alonso pounced, and cleared Vettel with ease who finished in fourth spot.
Rounding out the top three was the 2008 F1 drivers Champion Lewis Hamilton with McLaren, while British teammate Jenson Button finished in seventh.
Dominating headlines coming into the 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix was the return of the legendary Michael Schumacher. Debuting with Mercedes GP, the seven-time F1 drivers Champion finished in sixth spot – one position behind teammate Nico Rosberg.
Claiming the last of the points for the opening round was Rubens Barrichello with Williams.
With three new teams added to the list for the 2010 F1 World Championship in Lotus, Virgin and HRT, only Lotus made a decent claim for themselves.
Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli, the Lotus’ drivers, finished 15th and 17th respectively – both strong finishes for the new team.
So after the opening motor races of the 2010 F1 World Championship Series, Ferrari is top of the constructor standings with 43 points – a 22 point lead over McLaren, while Fernando Alonso leads the driver standings, seven points clear of Felipe Massa at 25 points.
Next on the F1 calendar is the Australian leg, with the 2010 Australian Grand Prix taking place at Melbourne’s Albert Park, from the 26th to the 28th of March.
2010 Bahrain Grand Prix Results
|4th||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||49||1||12|
|5th||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes GP||49||5||10|
|6th||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes GP||49||7||8|
|8th||Mark Webber||Red Bull||49||6||4|
|9th||Vitantonio Liuzzi||Force India||49||12||2|
|12th||Adrian Sutil||Force India||49||10||–|
|13th||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso||49||18||–|
|16th||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso||46||15||–|
|18th||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber||28||14||–|
|23rd||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin||2||22||–|