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Formula One World Championship Red Bull Claim Constructors Championship

by F1Fan on November 11, 2010

Red Bull Racing’s one two finish in the Brazilian Grand Prix held at the Interlagos circuit last weekend clinched the Formula One Constructors championship for the team with one race still left to run. A truly impressive performance for the team that really have been the class of the field in 2010.

While not the fastest car in a straight line the Red Bull RB6 has proven itself to have the best handling of any Formula One car this season by a country mile. Adrian Newey the cars designer is truly the best Aerodynamicist of his generation and the RB6 the proven pinnacle of modern formula one design, eclipsing both McLaren and Ferrari.

2010 Constructors Championship After Brazilian Grand Prix

PositionConstructorPoints
1Red Bull Racing469
2Vodaphone McLaren Mercedes421
3Scuderia Ferrari389
4Mercedes GP Petronas202
5Renault F1145
6AT&T William69
7Force India68
8BMW Sauber F144
9Scuderia Torro Rosso11
10Lotus Racing0
11HRT F1 Team0
12Virgin Racing0
Confirmed teams for the 2010 season
Updated Nov 08, 2010

But I wonder if Red Bull didn’t make a strategic mistake at Interlagos, letting their two drivers race up until the final flag which may cost them the double of Constructors and Drivers World Championship titles.

In Brazil Vettel won with Webber close behind and Alonso in third place. In this order Alonso maintains the lead in the Formula One Worlds Championship by 8 points, If Webber had won in Brazil with Vettel in second Alonso’s Margin would have been cut to only 1 point giving Webber a greater chance of Winning the Championship at the final Race at the YAz MArina Circuit in Adu Dhabi this coming weekend.

2010 Drivers Championship After Brazilian Grand Prix

PositionRace
Number
DriverTeamDriver
Nationality
Current
Points
18Fernando AlonsoFerrariSpain246
26Mark WebberRed Bull RacingAustralia238
35Sebastian VettelRed Bull RacingGermany231
42Lewis HamiltonMcLarenGB222
51Jenson ButtonMcLarenGB199
67Felipe MassaFerrariBrazil143
74Nico RossbergMercedes GPGermany130
811Robert KubicaRenaultPolandl126
93Michael SchumacherMercedes GPGermany72
109Rubens BarrichelloWilliamsBrazil47
1114Adrian SutilForce IndiaGermany47
1223Kamui KobayashiBMW Sauber F1Japan32
1310Nico HulkenbergWilliamsGermany22
1415Vitantonio LiuzziForce IndiaItaly21
1512Vitaly PetrovRenault19
1616Sebastien BuemiTorro RossoSwitzerland8
1726Nick HeidfeldBMW Sauber F1Germany6
1722Pedro De La RosaBMW Sauber F1Spain6
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 Nov 08, 2010
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I guess we won’t have long to wait, and it certainly adds additional drama to the last race of the season with 4 drivers: Alonso; Webber; Vettel and Hamilton all still mathematically capable of winning the Drivers championship. This Formula One season truly has been the most competitive for years.

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