The 2010 Turkish Grand Prix It was a race won by Lewis Hamilton with a double by Mclaren on the podium, but marked mainly by the accident between Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber in the last third of the race. The latter completed the podium. The World of Drivers it was tighter than ever after six races with Mark Webber leading with 78 points, tied with his teammate Sebastian Vettel. Fernando Alonso closed the top three with 75 points. Fourth was Jenson Button with 70 points and Felipe Massa completed the top five with 61 points. Red Bull led the Builders World with 156 points, followed by Ferrari who had 136 points. Mclaren-Mercedes completed the top three with 129 points. Fourth was Mercedes with 78 points and Renault closed the top five with 65 points.
Mark Webber he achieved the fifth pole of his career and the fourth of this season, with Lewis Hamilton accompanying him in the front row with Mclaren – Mercedes. Sebastian Vettel started from third position with the other Red Bull and from fourth position Jenson Button started with the other Mclaren. The third row of the grid was commanded by the Mercedes with Michael Schumacher ahead of Nico Rosberg. Robert Kubica started from seventh with Renault and Felipe Massa started eighth with Ferrari. The top ten was closed by Vitaly Petrov with the other Renault and Kamui Kobayashi with Sauber – Ferrari.
The race started on Sunday with a good start from Vettel that stole second position from Hamilton at the first corner, but the English driver restored his position at the third corner. Schumacher won the position from Button at the start as well, but Button regained his position at turn 12. On the ninth lap of the race Nico Hulkenberg, who had entered the Williams-Renault in the pits, overtook Timo Glock in the corner 9 and Bruno Senna at Turn 5 and moved into 19th place.
On the eleventh lap, Kobayashi He was the first to open the sail from the pit stops to put on hard tires and rejoined in fifteenth position. A lap later Alonso stopped and went out in front of the Japanese rider. Petrov and Sutil also entered the Russian pilot did not lose the position Alonso and with Kobayashi, while the German pilot did lose the position.
Vettel he was the first of the top five to pit to change tires and returned to the track in fifth position. Webber and Hamilton entered at the same time. Hamilton’s stop looked like he was faster than Webber’s, but a problem at the end of the stop prevented him from getting ahead of Webber, losing even second position to Vettel. The English driver tried to overtake the German driver on the long straight on the outside but was unsuccessful.
Nineteen laps from the end Vettel He tried to pass Webber on the long straight to take the lead in the race, but they touched as they reached Turn 12 and blew a Red Bull team one-two. That doublet It was left to Mclaren with Hamilton first and Button second. With eleven laps remaining, Button approached Hamilton, tried to overtake him on the outside at Turn 12, and succeeded in taking the lead in the race. The English driver did not give up and gave him back the overtaking inside turn 1. In the final laps, Alonso tried to overtake Petrov to get into eighth position and finally succeeded.
The race ended with a great victory of Lewis Hamilton, ahead of Jenson Button. Mark Webber completed the podium. Fourth was Michael Schumacher, fifth Nico Rosberg, sixth Robert Kubica, seventh Felipe Massa, eighth Fernando Alonso, ninth Adrian Sutil and Kamui Kobayashi closed the points zone.
This was twelfth win for Lewis Hamilton and number 167 for Mclaren. This was the 800 Grand Prix for Ferrari. And that’s all. Follow Intermediate Tire for more content from the world of Formula 1 and motorsport, both on our website and on social media. Greetings!