May 14, 2010

2010 F1 Spanish Grand Prix Review

Mark Webber celebrates 2010 Spanish Grand Prix win.
Photo by Associated Press.

The 2010 Spanish Grand Prix race was run in Montmeló, near Barcelona, Spain last Sunday - May 9, 2010. Australia's Mark Webber won the race, after dominating the whole way. This post contains a list of title linked entries for followers of Formula One racing that want to review the event, the fifth of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship Season.

Links to preview posts and other interesting F1 items published on the internet, but not having to do with this event specifically, may be found in the last Junior's 'Reading And Viewing List' blog entry. To visit that list, click here.

Qualifying - Webber pips Vettel to pole in Spain
Posted at on May 8, 2010

Red Bull put on yet another stunning display of raw speed at Barcelona during qualifying on Saturday afternoon, as Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel dominated all three sessions to fight for pole position, the team’s fifth of the season.

On his final run in Q3 Vettel went to the top with a lap of 1m 20.101s, but Webber’s best aced him as 1m 19.995s won the Australian his second pole of the year...

Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes
Posted at on May 8, 2010

Williams’ Rubens Barrichello on just missing the cut for Q2; Renault’s Vitaly Petrov on how he made it to qualifying despite his big accident during morning practice; and Red Bull’s Mark Webber on clinching his second pole position of the year. All 24 drivers, and senior team personnel, review Saturday’s action in Barcelona...

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Spain
Posted at on May 8, 2010

Drivers: 1. Mark Webber (Red Bull), 1m 19.995s; 2. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 1m 20.101s, 3. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), 1m 20.829s

Q: Mark, fastest in Q1, fastest in Q2 and this time Sebastian didn’t beat you when it counts; pole by a tenth of a second.
Mark Webber: Yeah, that’s right. Normally it’s a good battle all the way through qualifying but Seb’s had a pretty solid run in the last while in Q3 but today I had two solid laps, obviously both of them. It’s nice to go into the second lap knowing you’re already ahead. It’s a nice situation to try and build on your second lap in that way instead of being behind. But this pole is for the team...

Qualifying analysis - Red Bull to reign?
Posted at on May 8, 2010

Red Bull once again dominated qualifying on Saturday in Barcelona, with Mark Webber taking pole position ahead of team mate Sebastian Vettel. Behind the Red Bull duo, McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton, Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button in the second McLaren make up the top five. We take a team-by-team look at how all the runners performed...

Q&A with Red Bull’s Mark Webber
Posted at on May 8, 2010

Today’s pole position was a big load off Mark Webber’s mind. The internal competition level at Red Bull is extremely high - all but inevitable with two such capable drivers - and Webber clearly demonstrated he has no intention of standing in Sebastian Vettel’s shadow. But whoever gets the break tomorrow, one thing is clear: the fans will see a mesmerizing race because the likes of Hamilton, Alonso, Button and Schumacher will be doing their utmost to spoil the Red Bull party...

Paddock Postcard from Barcelona
Posted at on May 9, 2010

The paddock in Spain is always bustling with familiar faces, and the race calendar this year was even busier than ever with GP2, GP3 and Formula BMW events showcasing the talents of upcoming drivers.

On Friday Jenson Button uncovered a plate commemorating his achievement in 2009 in the Circuit de Catalunya’s Avenue of Champions, which pays tribute to all the drivers and riders who have raced there and have won at least one world championship...

Mark Webber lifts first place 2010 Spanish Grand Prix trophy.
Photo by Associated Press.

Faultless Webber wins with style in Spain
Posted at on May 9, 2010

Mark Webber drove the race of his life in Barcelona on Sunday afternoon, leaving Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel behind on the way to the third Grand Prix victory of his career. The Australian won the race to the first corner as Vettel tucked into second place ahead of McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, and steadily set the pace as he pulled away...

Spanish Grand Prix - selected team & driver quotes
Posted at on May 9, 2010

HRT’s Karun Chandhok and Toro Rosso’s Jaime Alguersuari on the coming together that earned one a drive-through penalty and the other retirement; McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton on the late failure that ruled him out of the race; and Red Bull’s Mark Webber on his first win of 2010. All 24 drivers, and senior team personnel, report back on Sunday’s race...

McLaren investigating Hamilton failure
Posted at on May 9, 2010

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton could almost taste the champagne of a second consecutive podium position at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Sunday when two laps from home his left front tyre deflated and sent him careering towards the tyre wall at Turn Three...

FIA post-race press conference - Spain
Posted at on May 9, 2010

1st Mark Webber (Red Bull), 1h35m44.101s; 2nd Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 1h36m08.166s; 3rd Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 1h36m35.439s.

Q: Mark, Fernando described you and the team on Friday as unbeatable and you proved it today. You must be very happy? Mark Webber: Yeah, absolutely rapped. After qualifying yesterday it was certainly a great position for us to start the Grand Prix in. We knew it was a long run to the first corner here and we had some pretty quick cars behind us in terms of top speed, so that was the very important part of the race to unlock that and get out of turn one still in the lead. It was quite tight into turn one. We had a good battle going into there and then I just settled into a rhythm...

Q&A with McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton
Posted at on May 9, 2010

It looked set to be a good day for Lewis Hamilton, with McLaren closer to Red Bull on pace, and some excellent pit work helping him leapfrog Sebastian Vettel. Then came the problem with the front-left tyre deflating and 18 points disappeared, almost within sight of the flag. Unfortunate - but having delivered a flawless race to that point, Hamilton leaves Barcelona for Monaco with a clear conscience...

Spain analysis - joy and frustration for Red Bull
Posted at on May 10, 2010

Their qualifying speed, fine weather, and the difficulty of passing in Barcelona meant the odds were heavily stacked in favour of a dominant Red Bull one-two in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix. It wasn’t to be. Their race pace was not as quick as expected, and although polesitter Mark Webber won as he pleased, technical gremlins again struck the RB6, meaning Sebastian Vettel had to rely on others’ misfortune for his podium finish. We take a team-by-team look at Sunday afternoon’s events...

Barcelona debrief with Williams’ Sam Michael
Posted at on May 10, 2010

Williams headed to Spain with an updated car and high hopes. Those hopes took a hit on Saturday when Rubens Barrichello failed to progress beyond Q1 in qualifying, leaving rookie team mate Nico Hulkenberg to lead the team’s points charge from 13th on the grid. In the end, however, it was the veteran Brazilian who came through to finish ninth for two points, while the German hit trouble en route to 16th. Technical director Sam Michael reflects on a less than satisfactory weekend...

Mark Webber Q&A: Spain victor fired up for Monaco
Posted at on May 11, 2010

Winning a race is one thing. Winning it unchallenged from pole to podium is another. On Sunday in Spain Mark Webber entered the illustrious club of men who’ve achieved it and he now heads to Monte Carlo on a high, ready to take on Formula One racing’s ultimate challenge...

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