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Red Bull take constructors' title
Vettel leads Red Bull on-two to close gap on Alonso
Posted Nov 08, 2010 by Jeff Dawson
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Congratulations must go to Red Bull for their success by winning the Formula One constructors’ championship at the weekend. It was a nailed on certainty that it was going to happen but still, the drivers had to go out there and do the business and that they did.
Sebastian Vettel took the Brazilian Grand Prix crown whilst teammate Mark Webber claimed second spot with championship leader Fernando Alonso finishing third.
This means that the drivers’ championship now looks like this:
1. Fernando Alonso – 246 points
2. Mark Webber – 238 points
3. Sebastian Vettel – 231 points
4. Lewis Hamilton – 222 points
So this coming weekend in Abu Dhabi, the 2010 F1 World Champion will be one of these four drivers. But back to Brazil…
Vettel was the best driver throughout the weekend and he thoroughly deserved to take the 25 points. He drove superbly to maintain his chance of winning the title but it may be too little too late. He has since come out and said he will help teammate Webber win the title if that’s the only option that faces him in Abu Dhabi.
Vettel told the BBC: “I don’t wish anything back to happen to (Alonso), but it would be nice if we see some nice Ferrari smoke. No, joking apart, we try to win the race and we see where he is.”
The German dominated the race from the very moment he overtook surprise pole sitter Nico Hulkenberg who had stunned everyone by putting in a sensational lap as the weather changed from wet to dry.
As for Hamilton, his fourth place finish has effectively ruled him out of the race as he now requires the three competitors ahead of him to finish outside of the points whilst he needs to win the Abu Dhabi GP. It it extremely unlikely that this will happen!
Vettel added: “It’s an incredible effort from the team. It has not been an easy season, but this was the perfect answer after what happened in Korea.”
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be a fantastic conclusion to a season that threatened boredom and predictability after the first race in Bahrain. Luckily it’s been anything but that and the clock is now ticking towards the finish of a memorable season.