Sebastian Vettel Wins 2010 European Grand Prix Ahead Of Hamilton

This weekend saw the 2010 F1 World Championship Series head to Spain for the ninth race of the season, and taking place at the Valencia Street Circuit saw the 2010 European Grand Prix provide another bout of F1 controversy.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel claimed his second win of the season this weekend, adding to his success in the 2010 Malaysia Grand Prix in April.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel claimed his second win of the season this weekend, adding to his success in the 2010 Malaysia Grand Prix in April.

Red Bull took the pole position and the second spot on the grid in qualifying through Vettel and Australian Mark Webber respectively, however it was the latter who grabbed the most headlines.

After a dire start, Webber saw Vettel and Brit Lewis Hamilton take off and in the ninth lap tried to overtake Heikki Kovalainen – and instead ran into the back of him, resulting in Webber twisting and turning through the air in his car, lucky to be able to walk away from the incident in one piece.

The safety car then came out, and with Vettel and Hamilton leading, the McLaren driver was given a drive-through penalty after being investigated for overtaking it – and ended up finishing second.

Teammate to Hamilton, and the defending driver’s champion Jenson Button finished in third place as he kept up with the pace for the majority of the race.

Hamilton is still ahead on the leader board, with teammate Button six points behind, and Vettel in third a further six behind the McLaren drivers.

McLaren are clear on the constructors board with 248 points, while the closest rivals are Red Bull on 218.

Next up on the F1 calendar is the 2010 British Grand Prix, which will take place at the historical Silverstone track on the 11th of July.

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2010 European Grand Prix Results

Position Driver Team Laps Grid Points
1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 57 1 25
2nd Lewis Hamilton McLaren 57 3 18
3rd Jenson Button McLaren 57 7 15
4th Rubens Barrichello Williams 57 9 12
5th Robert Kubica Renault 57 6 10
6th Adrian Sutil Force India 57 13 8
7th Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 57 18 6
8th Fernando Alonso Ferrari 57 4 4
9th Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 57 11 2
10th Nico Rosberg Mercedes 57 12 1
11th Felipe Massa Ferrari 57 5
12th Pedro de la Rosa Sauber 57 16
13th Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso 57 17
14th Vitaly Petrov Renault 57 10
15th Michael Schumacher Mercedes 57 15
16th Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India 57 14
17th Lucas di Grassi Virgin 56 21
18th Karun Chandhok HRT 55 23
19th Timo Glock Virgin 55 22
20th Bruno Senna HRT 55 24
21st Jarno Trulli Lotus 53 19
Ret – Exhaust Nico Hulkenberg Williams 49 8
Ret – Accident Damage Heikki Kovalainen Lotus 8 20
Ret – Accident Mark Webber Red Bull 8 2