December 1, 2010

2010 F1 Korean Grand Prix Review

Alonso (1st), Hamilton (2nd) and Massa (3rd) in rainy 2010 Korean GP.
Photo Copyright © AP Photo.

The 2010 Korean Grand Prix, the seventeenth round of the 2010 Formula One Season, was held at the just barely finished in time Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea on October 24, 2010. Coming in first place in South Korea's first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Spanish Scuderia Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso retook the driver championship lead. His teammate, Brazilian driver Felipe Massa, took third after second place finisher Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes).

Below, are links to the main stories of 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 - stage set for epic Korean battle
Posted at on October 23, 2010

All five title challengers have enjoyed strong performances on the demanding Korean circuit, but during qualifying it was Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel who emerged on pole position. With Mark Webber alongside him on the front row, Red Bull seem to hold the advantage, but Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button aren't ready to throw in the towel just yet. We take a team-by-team look...

Korean Grand Prix - selected team & driver quotes
Posted at on October 23, 2010

Red Bull's Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel on their different - but equally depressing - exits; Force India's Adrian Sutil on his eventful race; Renault's Vitaly Petrov on the spin that ended in a DNF; and Fernando Alonso on simultaneously clinching a critical win and the lead in the championship. All 24 drivers, and senior team personnel, report back on Sunday's race...

Race - Alonso wins in Korea, double DNF for Red Bull
Posted at on October 24, 2010

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso scored one of the biggest wins of his career in a rain-affected Korean Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon, and a day of total disaster saw neither Red Bull driver finish. Mark Webber crashed out early while running second, and Sebastian Vettel's engine blew up as he was leading on the 46th lap...

FIA post-race press conference - Korea
Posted at on October 24, 2010

1st Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 2h48m20.810s; 2nd Lewis Hamilton (McLaren), 2h48m35.809s; 3rd Felipe Massa (Ferrari), 2h48m51.678s.

Q: Fernando, three wins in the last four races. A real game changer of a day as far as the championship is concerned. You must be pretty delighted?
Fernando Alonso: Yeah, absolutely. One of the best races of the year for us, for the team, both cars on the podium, fantastic achievement for Ferrari...

Korea analysis - Alonso back in the driving seat
Posted at on October 25, 2010

A couple of months back many had ruled him out of the title fight. Fernando Alonso maintained he could still do it and after his faultless drive to the top of the table in Korea - his third win in four races - his doubters are now eating their words. The Spaniard's brilliance in Yeongam's testing conditions, combined with a disastrous day for Red Bull, means that with just two rounds to go he heads the standings by 11 points...

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