F1 Grand Prix du Canada 2010

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Courtesy of Florent Gooden of Braking-Zones Photography.

Update: Since this photo is one of our more popular posts, originally published in January 2011, here’s a race recap.

In 2010 the Formula One circus returned to Montréal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve following a one-year absence. After dominating the previous three races of the 2010 F1 season, it was widely expected that the Canadian circuit would not play to Red Bull’s strengths, with intense media speculation that the controversial crash between Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber while fighting for the lead of the Turkish Gand Prix would only worsen the team’s chances.

McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton secured pole position by 0.2s over Webber. However, Webber was demoted from 2nd place on the grid to 7th after Red Bull found iron filings in a sample of oil taken from the gearbox used in Webber’s car during qualifying. This finding, which suggested damage to the internals of the gearbox and necessitated a gearbox change under parc férme conditions, resulted in the five-place grid penalty. In the end, Hamilton won from teammate Jenson Button by some two seconds. Classifications.

Hamilton—Canada 2010 podium

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Lewis Hamilton McLarenMercedes 70 1:33:53.456 1 25
2 1 Jenson Button McLarenMercedes 70 +2.254 4 18
3 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 70 +9.214 3 15
4 5 Sebastian Vettel Red BullRenault 70 +37.817 2 12
5 6 Mark Webber Red BullRenault 70 +39.291 7 10
6 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 70 +56.084 10 8
7 11 Robert Kubica Renault 70 +57.300 8 6
8 16 Sébastien Buemi Toro RossoFerrari 69 +1 Lap 15 4
9 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force IndiaMercedes 69 +1 Lap 5 2
10 14 Adrian Sutil Force IndiaMercedes 69 +1 Lap 9 1
11 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 69 +1 Lap 13
12 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro RossoFerrari 69 +1 Lap 16
13 10 Nico Hülkenberg WilliamsCosworth 69 +1 Lap 12
14 9 Rubens Barrichello WilliamsCosworth 69 +1 Lap 11
15 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 69 +1 Lap1 6
16 19 Heikki Kovalainen LotusCosworth 68 +2 Laps 19
17 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 68 +2 Laps 14
18 20 Karun Chandhok HRTCosworth 66 +4 Laps 24
19 25 Lucas di Grassi VirginCosworth 65 +5 Laps 23
Ret 24 Timo Glock VirginCosworth 50 Steering 21
Ret 18 Jarno Trulli LotusCosworth 42 Vibration 20
Ret 22 Pedro de la Rosa BMW SauberFerrari 30 Engine 17
Ret 21 Bruno Senna HRTCosworth 13 Gearbox 22
Ret 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW SauberFerrari 1 Accident 18

 

 

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