November 1, 2010

2010 F1 Singapore Grand Prix Review

Fernando Alonso holds first place trophy at 2010 Singapore GP. Picture: AP Photo.

The 2010 Singapore Grand Prix, the fifteenth round of the 2010 Formula One Season, was held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Marina Bay, Singapore on September 26, 2010. Spanish Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso started at pole posistion, and kept the lead from start to finish. Red Bull Renault drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber took second and third places.

Below, I've included some links to the major stories for this race, from qualifying and on through to post race reactions in a review list. Please, also enjoy the highlights video.

To find preview links within Junior's Eyes, check out the last couple regular 'Reading And Viewing List' blog entries. For more articles, visit the archives.

Qualifying analysis - flying Alonso surprises Red Bull
Posted at on September 25, 2010

However you look at it, with all five championship contenders qualifying in the top five, a great race is in prospect on Sunday. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso may be on pole position, but there's no doubt Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, will do all they can to stop Alonso claiming a second successive win. We take a team-by-team look at where things stand after qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix...

Singapore Grand Prix - selected team & driver quotes
Posted at on September 26, 2010

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Mark Webber on their collision; Mercedes GP's Michael Schumacher and BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld on their coming together; Lotus's Heikki Kovalainen on his fiery exit; and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso on claiming his second successive victory and second place in the championship standings. All 24 drivers, and senior team personnel, report back on Sunday's race...

Race - Alonso claims superb Singapore win
Posted at on September 26, 2010

Fernando Alonso scored his fourth win of the season in Singapore on Sunday night after a dramatic battle with Sebastian Vettel that saw them finish only two-tenths of a second apart after a race-long fight. Points leaders Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton collided while fighting for third place on the 36th lap. Hamilton was pitched out of the race with broken suspension, and Webber brought a vibrating Red Bull home third to increase his advantage in the title fight to 202 points to Alonso's 191, Hamilton's 182, Sebastian Vettel's 181 and fourth-placed Jenson Button's 177. In the constructors' stakes, Red Bull have 383s, McLaren 359 and Ferrari 316...

FIA post-race press conference - Singapore
Posted at on September 26, 2010

1st Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 1h57m53.579s; 2nd Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 1h57m53.872s; 3rd Mark Webber (Red Bull), 1h58m22.720s.

Q: Fernando, another pole to flag victory but you had to work extremely hard for this one in every sense. Just 0.2 seconds the winning margin.
Fernando Alonso: Yeah, very good stuff. The race was long and with the safety car problems and also the people we were lapping especially at the end we found a group of five cars...

Singapore analysis - Alonso on the march
Posted at on September 27, 2010

Fernando Alonso's rise up the championship table continued apace on Sunday as he won for the second race in succession. There was little to choose between his Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull, but a stout defence of P1 at the start helped secure the Spaniard a crucial victory. With both cars on the podium, and an extended lead in both tables, Red Bull had few complaints, unlike McLaren...

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