The 2010 F1 World Championship Series hit Australian soil over the weekend, as Melbourne’s Albert Park was host to the 2010 Australian Grand Prix, and the race was certainly jam packed with surprises.
After rain just 15 minutes before the start of the race, it was all change in driver tactics, resulting in a courageous performance by all 24 drivers.
The 2010 Australian Grand Prix saw it all – a dominant race which just was not enough, a three-car crash with everyone walking away without a scratch and some fantastically skilled driving.
It was a stunning win by defending World Champion Jenson Button and McLaren in what was a spectacular showcase of elite F1 racing. The win takes Button within six points of retaining his top spot on the leader board.
It was a stunning win by defending World Champion Jenson Button and McLaren in what was a spectacular showcase of elite F1 racing.
Once again Sebastian Vettel had seemed set to take the race out, however in a similar style to the Bahrain Grand Prix, the Red Bull driver, who had the pole position had to retire due to a serious wheel issue.
Going into the 2010 Australian Grand Prix as the favourite to take out the race was Fernando Alonso, and the Ferrari driver finished fourth after spinning 180° when he received a knock by Button. His Ferrari team mate Felipe Massa came in third, which is his best result to date at Albert Park.
Robert Kubica with Renault impressed with his courageous driving and managed a second spot finish.
Racing on home soil in the 2010 Australian Grand Prix was Red Bull’s Mark Webber who finished ninth in front of his home crowd.
So with two races down, Ferrari is still sitting top of the manufacturer’s standings with a lead of 16 points, while Alonso is at the top of the driver’s leader board with a four point advantage.
All eyes are now looking towards the 2010 F1 Malaysian Grand Prix on the 4th of April.
2010 Australian Grand Prix Results
|5th||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes GP||58||6||10|
|7th||Vitantonio Liuzzi||Force India||58||13||6|
|9th||Mark Webber||Red Bull||58||2||2|
|10th||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes GP||58||7||1|
|11th||Jaime Alguersuari||Toro Rosso||58||17||–|
|12th||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber||58||14||–|
|Ret – Suspension||Timo Glock||Virgin||41||23||–|
|Ret – Hydraulics||Lucas di Grassi||Virgin||26||24||–|
|Ret – Wheel Issue||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||25||1||–|
|Ret – Engine||Adrian Sutil||Force India||9||10||–|
|Ret – Spin||Vitaly Petrov||Renault||9||18||–|
|Ret – Hydraulics||Bruno Senna||HRT||4||21||–|
|Ret – Accident||Sebastien Buemi||Toro Rosso||0||12||–|
|Ret – Accident||Nico Hulkenberg||Williams||0||15||–|
|Ret – Accident||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber||0||16||–|
|Ret – Hydraulics||Jarno Trulli||Lotus||0||20||–|