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Template:Country flagicon 2010 Korean Grand Prix
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Race details
Race 17 of 19 in the 2010 Formula One season
Date October 24 2010
Official name Korean Grand Prix
Location Yeongam, South Jeolla, South Korea
Course Korean International Circuit
5.615<ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> km (3.489 mi)
Distance 55 laps, 308.630 km (191.774 mi)
Weather Rain
Pole position
Driver Template:Country flagicon Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:35.585
Fastest lap
Driver Template:Country flagicon Fernando Alonso for Ferrari
Time 1:50.257 on lap 42
Podium
First Template:Country flagicon Fernando Alonso for Ferrari
Second Template:Country flagicon Lewis Hamilton for McLaren-Mercedes
Third Template:Country flagicon Felipe Massa for Ferrari

The 2010 Korean Grand Prix was the seventeenth round of the 2010 Formula One season. It took place at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Jeolla, South Korea on 24 October 2010.<ref name="Go-ahead">{{#if: Korean Grand Prix gets FIA go-ahead

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Ferrari's Fernando Alonso won the race to retake the drivers' championship lead after Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel retired on lap 46 from a race-leading position, due to engine failure.<ref>{{#if: Fernando Alonso wins Korean Grand Prix from Lewis Hamilton

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Report

Background

Following increased hostilities between North Korea and South Korea in the wake of the ROKS sinking of the South Korean corvette Cheonan in March 2010, Bernie Ecclestone had declared that the race would be in jeopardy if political tensions continued to escalate, and would be abandoned in the event that the army crossed the border.<ref>{{#if: Ecclestone hopes Austin is here to stay

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Following the Japanese Grand Prix, five drivers remained in contention for the title. However, as they finished behind rivals Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber and Fernando Alonso, the McLarens of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton remain more than 25 points behind championship leader Webber, meaning they are slowly falling behind in the title race.

Free Practice

Other than the general complaint of a dirty track surface due to the asphalt being laid out recently, the layout of the Korean International Circuit received generally positive reviews with many drivers enjoying lapping the circuit. Renault's Robert Kubica commented that while the first sector is "boring", the track layout as a whole is "10 times better than Abu Dhabi".<ref name="Criticism">{{#if: F1 drivers criticise 'dangerous' new Korea track

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Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Grid
1 5 Template:Country flagicon Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:37.123 1:36.074 1:35.585 1
2 6 Template:Country flagicon Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:37.373 1:36.039 1:35.659 2
3 8 Template:Country flagicon Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:37.144 1:36.287 1:35.766 3
4 2 Template:Country flagicon Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:37.113 1:36.197 1:36.062 4
5 4 Template:Country flagicon Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:37.708 1:36.791 1:36.535 5
6 7 Template:Country flagicon Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:37.515 1:36.169 1:36.571 6
7 1 Template:Country flagicon Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:38.123 1:37.064 1:36.731 7
8 11 Template:Country flagicon Robert Kubica Renault 1:37.703 1:37.179 1:36.824 8
9 3 Template:Country flagicon Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:37.980 1:37.077 1:36.950 9
10 9 Template:Country flagicon Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:38.257 1:37.511 1:36.998 10
11 10 Template:Country flagicon Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1:38.115 1:37.620 11
12 23 Template:Country flagicon Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.429 1:37.643 12
13 22 Template:Country flagicon Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:38.171 1:37.715 13
14 14 Template:Country flagicon Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:38.572 1:37.783 14
15 12 Template:Country flagicon Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:38.174 1:37.799 20
16 17 Template:Country flagicon Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:38.583 1:37.853 15
17 16 Template:Country flagicon Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:38.621 1:38.594 16
18 15 Template:Country flagicon Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:38.955 17
19 18 Template:Country flagicon Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1:40.521 18
20 24 Template:Country flagicon Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:40.748 19
21 19 Template:Country flagicon Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1:41.768 21
22 25 Template:Country flagicon Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1:42.325 22
23 20 Template:Country flagicon Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1:42.444 23
24 21 Template:Country flagicon Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1:43.283 24

Notes:

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Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Template:Country flagicon Fernando Alonso Ferrari 55 2:48:20.810 3 25
2 2 Template:Country flagicon Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 55 +14.999 4 18
3 7 Template:Country flagicon Felipe Massa Ferrari 55 +30.868 6 15
4 3 Template:Country flagicon Michael Schumacher Mercedes 55 +39.688 9 12
5 11 Template:Country flagicon Robert Kubica Renault 55 +47.734 8 10
6 15 Template:Country flagicon Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 55 +53.571 17 8
7 9 Template:Country flagicon Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 55 +1:09.257 10 6
8 23 Template:Country flagicon Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1:17.889 12 4
9 22 Template:Country flagicon Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber-Ferrari 55 +1:20.107 13 2
10 10 Template:Country flagicon Nico Hülkenberg Williams-Cosworth 55 +1:20.851 11 1
11 17 Template:Country flagicon Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 55 +1:24.146 15
12 1 Template:Country flagicon Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 55 +1:29.939 7
13 19 Template:Country flagicon Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 54 +1 Lap 21
14 21 Template:Country flagicon Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 53 +2 Laps 24
15 20 Template:Country flagicon Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 53 +2 Laps 23
Ret 14 Template:Country flagicon Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 46 Collision 14
Ret 5 Template:Country flagicon Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 45 Engine 1
Ret 12 Template:Country flagicon Vitaly Petrov Renault 39 Accident 20
Ret 24 Template:Country flagicon Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 31 Collision 19
Ret 16 Template:Country flagicon Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 30 Collision 16
Ret 18 Template:Country flagicon Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 25 Collision Damage 18
Ret 25 Template:Country flagicon Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 25 Accident 22
Ret 6 Template:Country flagicon Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 18 Accident 2
Ret 4 Template:Country flagicon Nico Rosberg Mercedes 18 Collision 5

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Template:Country flagicon Fernando Alonso 231
2 Template:Country flagicon Mark Webber 220
3 Template:Country flagicon Lewis Hamilton 210
4 Template:Country flagicon Sebastian Vettel 206
5 Template:Country flagicon Jenson Button 189

Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Template:Country flagicon Red Bull-Renault 426
2 Template:Country flagicon McLaren-Mercedes 399
3 Template:Country flagicon Ferrari 374
4 Template:Country flagicon Mercedes 188
5 Template:Country flagicon Renault 143

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  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

External links

See also

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