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Formula One World Championship Webber Crash Costs Lead

by F1Fan on October 25, 2010

When Mark Webber crashed out of the Korean Grand Prix on the 19th lap just two laps after racing actually got under way without the safety car on track his lead on the 2010 Formula One World Championship was under threat.

Initially it looked as though his team mate Sebastian Vettel was set to take the lead in the championship untill his Engine expired with just a few laps left in the race. Leaving Fernando Alonso leading the Korean Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton in the McLaren and the Ferrari of team mate Felipe Massa.

With just two races in the 2010 Season left to go, gaining maximum points from Korea has allowed Fernando Alonso to claim the lead in the Drivers Championship overtaking Webber by just 11 points. With 50 points still available any of the top 5 drivers are still mathematically capable of winning although in reality it will most likely come down to a fight between Alonso, Webber, Vettel and Hamilton.

2010 Drivers Championship After Korean Grand Prix

PositionRace
Number
DriverTeamDriver
Nationality
Current
Points
18Fernando AlonsoFerrariSpain231
26Mark WebberRed Bull RacingAustralia220
32Lewis HamiltonMcLarenGB210
45Sebastian VettelRed Bull RacingGermany206
51Jenson ButtonMcLarenGB189
67Felipe MassaFerrariBrazil143
711Robert KubicaRenaultPolandl114
84Nico RossbergMercedes GPGermany122
93Michael SchumacherMercedes GPGermany66
109Rubens BarrichelloWilliamsBrazil39
1114Adrian SutilForce IndiaGermany47
1223Kamui KobayashiBMW Sauber F1Japan31
1315Vitantonio LiuzziForce IndiaItaly21
1412Vitaly PetrovRenault19
1510Nico HulkenbergWilliamsGermany18
1616Sebastien BuemiTorro RossoSwitzerland8
1722Pedro De La RosaBMW Sauber F1Spain6
1826Nick HeidfeldBMW Sauber F1Germany6
1917Jaime AlguersuariTorro RossoSpain3
2019Heikki KovalainenLotus F1Finland0
2118Jarno TrulliLotus F1Italy0
2220Karun ChandhokHRT F1 Team0
2321Bruno SennaHRT F1 TeamBrazil0
2425Lucas Di GrassiVirgin RacingBrazil0
2524Timo GlockVirgin RacingGermany0
2625Sakon YamamotoHRT F1 TeamJapan0
2727Christian KlienHRT F1 Team0
last updated Oct 24, 2010
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While the Korean Grand Prix results have made big changes in the Drivers Championship, Red Bull Racing remains in the lead of the Constructors Championship, although with reduced margin. Ferrari have made big gains over the last few races but still remain in 3rd place behind McLaren and Red Bull. Any of these top three teams can still win the Constructors Championship.

2010 Constructors Championship After Korean Grand Prix

PositionConstructorPoints
1Red Bull Racing426
2Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes399
3Scuderia Ferrari374
4Mercedes GP Petronas188
5Renault F1143
6Force India68
7AT&T William65
8BMW Sauber F143
9Scuderia Torro Rosso11
10Lotus Racing0
11HRT F1 Team0
12Virgin Racing0
Confirmed teams for the 2010 season
Updated October 24, 2010

Just two weeks to go until the penultimate race at the Interlagos Circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will MArk Webber be able to fight back and retake the lead, or will it come down to a fight between Alonso and Vettel, or maybe Hamilton or even Button can win to keep in the race for the title.

This season has turned into one of the most exciting Formula One Championship seasons of all time.

I for one can’t wait!!

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