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Red Bull star leads from start to finish; team-mate Webber lucky to escape huge crash
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28 June 2010

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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KamaSutra 29 June 2010

Re: Vettel wins Valencia GP

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 !

kdwilcox 28 June 2010

Re: Vettel wins Valencia GP

Disco Stu.

VERY WELL SAID MATE,UNLIKE THOSE BEFORE YOU

YOU SEEM TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TAKING ABOUT.

disco.stu 28 June 2010

Re: Vettel wins Valencia GP

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.

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