Red Bull star leads from start to finish; team-mate Webber lucky to escape huge crash

Sebastian Vettel claimed first place in the European Grand Prix in Valencia, with McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button taking second and third place respectively.

Mark Webber started second on the grid, but lost out badly on the opening lap. He was then fortunate to escape uninjured from a crash on lap nine, when his car struck the rear of Heikki Kovalainen's Lotus.

The subsequent safety car was a disaster for both Ferraris; Felipe Massa finished in 15th, while Fernando Alonso finished only ninth. The Spaniard was elevated to eighth when five-second penalties were given to nine drivers after the race as punishment for speeding when the safety car was deployed.

Hamilton was another to fall foul of safety car rules, but his penalty was delayed for crucial minutes as he ran in second place overall. By the time he had to take a drive-through penalty, his advantage over the remaining runners was such that he was able to rejoin without losing a position. The penalty did put Vettel out of his reach, however.

Kamui Kobayashi was one of the stars of the race; he went nearly the entire race on harder tyres, holding onto third place. After pitting for soft tyres on lap 53, the Sauber driver then dived past both Alonso and Sebastien Buemi in the dying stages of the race to claim seventh.Tom Richards

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28 June 2010

Great Race - Funny,Ferrari have ALWAYS Had FIA Favoring them All these Years But The LOSER & a CRY BABY Called FERNANDO ALONSO : Is Disrespecting FIA Now Coz Ferrari Havent Been Favored by FIA and SPANISH Stewards and Now ALONSO Calls them MANIPULATIVE - What an IRONY !!!!!!!

HAMILTON Was Penalized n Just Coz He Drove a Beautiful Race Under All that Was thrown @ him ( Drive thru - Glass Bottle ) by the SPANISH Stewards & Fans - Lewis Still Emerged on the Podium which Lewis Surely Deserved !!!

Its About Time - ALONSO Realizes,He Is a Good Driver But Has Always Been a GRUMPY Man Who Cant See LEWIS Shining Hence ALONSO Screwed Up at McLaren and Is ALWAYS Venting Anger Whenever Lewis OutClasses Alonso !

Lets Just RACE !!!

28 June 2010

Don't know what it is this season but F1 has recaptured my interest, seems like we have far more overtaking and closer racing than in recent previous seasons. Obviously it helps when you have two Brits close to the higher placings on the leaderboard.

28 June 2010

[quote KamaSutra]

Great Race - Funny,Ferrari have ALWAYS Had FIA Favoring them All these Years But The LOSER & a CRY BABY Called FERNANDO ALONSO : Is Disrespecting FIA Now Coz Ferrari Havent Been Favored by FIA and SPANISH Stewards and Now ALONSO Calls them MANIPULATIVE - What an IRONY !!!!!!!

HAMILTON Was Penalized n Just Coz He Drove a Beautiful Race Under All that Was thrown @ him ( Drive thru - Glass Bottle ) by the SPANISH Stewards & Fans - Lewis Still Emerged on the Podium which Lewis Surely Deserved !!!

Its About Time - ALONSO Realizes,He Is a Good Driver But Has Always Been a GRUMPY Man Who Cant See LEWIS Shining Hence ALONSO Screwed Up at McLaren and Is ALWAYS Venting Anger Whenever Lewis OutClasses Alonso !

Lets Just RACE !!!

[/quote] Not biased at all... :)) How old are you? 10?

28 June 2010

Old Enuff 2 Understand Whats Right & Wrong : Whats the History of that Grumpy Spanish Monkey @ Ferrari Called Fernando Alonso !!!

Facts are Clear that Alonso Is a Self Destructive - Non Team Player & a Bonafide Grumpy Driver with a Good Talent but Bad Mind Frame : Its about time He Realizes that He Screwed Up @ McLaren which i remember Well that He was Wishing 2 Drive All his Life time ( commented by Alonso before joining McLaren ) and He Commented the Same for Ferrari - HAMILTON is a Race Driver and an exceptional talent who shook off Alonso @ ease thanks 2 being Better than Alonso - Its about time ALONSO Accepts the Truth and Just Races - Not Keep Cribbing n Crying All the Time !!!

BTW - How abt ALONSO Holding HAMILTON in Hungry and SABOTAGING McLaren n Messing with RON DENNIS & Conspiring with FLAVIO @ SINGAPORE n CHEATING !!!

28 June 2010

I just want to throw in a few variables to this thread, feel free to shoot me down in flames as you like, but just my perspective on things :-

Length of time to impose penalty


OK this did seem to take longer than usual, so why. I genuinely wonder whether the Stewards thought there was actually a penalty to impose, or in fact that their safety car driver may have contributed to the situation. Look at the footage, you see the safety car coming out of the pits then it appears to be about to cut the pit lane line onto the track, Hamilton is by this time, alongside or just about alongside, the safety car appears to move back over and then continues along the pit lane line till it gets to the end of it. Hamilton is driving at speed, suddenly sees something to his right, hesitates then decides to continue. Also, if as Alonso alleges, he is only about a metre behind Hamilton, if he had stood on his brakes to allow the safety car through, were the chances of Alonso colliding with him not pretty high?

So with that in mind, when was the request made for the incident to be looked into. We all heard the garbled radio transmission from Alonso, which was eventually interpreted as "that's all you had to do, the one thing you had to do, go to see Charlie about Hamilton". That indicates to me that he had wanted this done before, we only hear part of the transmissions and not everyone of them, but I would put money on the fact that this was not the first time Alonso had radio'd his team going off his pip. He alleged that Hamilton blocked him, how exactly, did he have the intention of overtaking the safety car or trying to get past it, and that moment of hesitation from Hamilton prevented that, that's not blocking in my view. However, Alonso is spitting the dummy, Ferrari go to Charlie and the matter is investigated. The drive through penalty is decided upon, and McLaren accept it, nothing to do with them that its taken so long, but Hamilton has sensibly pushed on, made enough time to do the drive through and retain track poition. Had that been Alonso, we would have been hearing about great tactical driving skills.

Also, Ferrari themslves are saying nothing much, why, are they embarrassed that yet again Alonso is blaming everyone else for his inadequate performance, Massa's said nothing and he was right behind Alonso and therefore could equally be considered an injured party to all this.

I suspect that Ferrari may be regretting signing Alonso, he seemed to think he had a god given right to a drive there and would just get in the car and it would perform. I also think the top bods at Ferrari will be highly dissatisfied that a member of their team can so easily bring them into disrepute with such a silly childlike attitude and that they will be grossly disillusioned with his work ethic, hell remember that dog of a Renault, at times he drove that like his life depended on it and got results, he just does not seem to do that with the Ferrari - why?

Maybe its the seat, it's got Kimi syndrome

28 June 2010

Ignoring all the rubbish written above, i am thinking that it is worth taking a 5-second penalty to be able to sprint around the track under the safety car... Think the FIA needs to have a much closer look at this one, as penalising cars 5 seconds isn't worth anything.

Can understand why Ferrari are upset, but not sure the stewards could do anything else other than make their decision to penalise Hamilton quicker. But there is a process involved and i think that Ferrari was very unlucky. Hamilton was very very lucky, bit like Rosberg at Singapore last year.

28 June 2010

Disco Stu.

VERY WELL SAID MATE,UNLIKE THOSE BEFORE YOU

YOU SEEM TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TAKING ABOUT.

29 June 2010

Im Sure TRUTH Always Hurts The TIFOSI : Its abt time The Past Catches up with Ferrari,make No Mistake...Ferrari is Legendary But It Was Till Michael n Alonso Being a Good Driver Aint a Good Team Player....Facts are Proven Numerous Times ;-) Cheers !

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