Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull are back on top of the world after qualifying on pole and winning the European Grand Prix. Things didn’t go so well for his teammate though.

Vettel and Webber had been on pole for nearly every single race except for Canada, which Lewis Hamilton won last week.

Yet, the young German dominated the final qualifying session and then proceeded to dominate the quite dull race, winning for just the second time this season.

His teammate Mark Webber came in last after a horrific wreck saw his Red Bull take off into the air after colliding with the rear of a Lotus. On top of that, nine cars are under investigation because of speeding behind the safety car.

Lewis Hamilton finished second after a brilliant drive following a penalty for backing up the field. He was given a drive through but came out in the same spot he went in, second.

Jenson Button finished third after running in fourth behind Kamui Kobayashi nearly the entire race. The Japanese driver chose not to pit until the final few laps. After his stop, Kobayashi passed Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Buemi for seventh place.

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After finishing eighth, Alonso was quite unhappy.

"We were running well, in third after a good start. Then the safety car came out, which wasn’t too good for us, but Hamilton overtook the safety car, something that I had never seen, overtaking the medical car with yellow flags," Alonso said.

"We were a meter off each other, and he finished second and I finished ninth."

Alonso felt that his team was punished for respecting the rules of the road, while others didn’t and got away with it.

"Unfortunately everything goes against us and it seems they are allowing everything," he fumed.

"This race was to finish second. Then with the safety car I would have finished where I finished in ninth, and Hamilton in eighth.

"But here, when you do the normal thing, which is respecting the rules, you finish ninth, and the one who doesn’t respect them finishes second."

Source: Sky Sports

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6 comments:

  (745) posted on 09.2.2010

Congratulations to Vettel, Well, eventhough its not my bet, I hope this will serves as an inspiration.

  (859) posted on 07.4.2010

lucky for him, his car didn’t receive any engine problem on that day.

  (780) posted on 07.1.2010

Congratulations! for winning the vettel, and really did a great job very impressive.

  (765) posted on 06.30.2010

Sebastian Vettel took a brilliant pole position for Red Bull at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, and will start in front of Toyota’s Jarno Trulli and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton.

  (50) posted on 06.29.2010

Well it was a drive through penalty not a stop and go, the stop and go would of been had the desired affect Ferrari wanted. But the Kobayashi is the one who helped hamilton, he held up the faster cars, and allowed hamilton to have this cushion.

  (1333) posted on 06.29.2010

Lucky Hamilton. I can accept that the stewards took a while to notice that he overtook the SC. But why give him a penalty that does nothing to cancel out the advantage he gained? At least a stop/go penalty was warranted.

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