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F1 2010 World Champion – Sebastian Vettel!!!

I just realized I did not post anything about F1 2010 season until today… just when the season is over. Haha

As much as I wanted Alonso to win the championship, I’m very happy for Vettel.

Congratulations Sebastian Vettel!!!

Sebastian Vettel F1 World Champion
What a great comeback! Even from his early days in Toro Rosso, he has been touted as ‘the one to be watched’.

With the World Driver’s Championship title in the bag, Sebastian Vettel is now Formula One’s youngest world champion (Hamilton hold the record previously).

Do you know that he never lead the championship standing throughout the 2010 season until this very last race? I can assure you he’s now the Comeback King (the nickname Crash Kid will be forgotten).

Sebastian Vettel F1 World Champion

Hear what Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel have to say during Abu Dhabi’s post-race conference:
“I didn’t know anything until I crossed the chequered flag,” he said as the Red Bull team celebrated a title double after their constructors’ championship success in Brazil last weekend.

“The last 10 laps I was wondering as my race engineer, every lap, was trying to give some advice and trying to help me carry the car home. I was thinking ‘Why is this guy nervous? We must be in a bloody good position.

“Crossing the line he came on the radio very silently and said ‘It is looking good, but we have to wait until the cars finish.’

“I was thinking ‘what does he mean?’ and I hadn’t seen the screens. I just wanted to make sure, not get any distraction, just focus on myself. Then he came on the radio and screams at me that we have won the World Championship.”
– from TVNZ

Here are some little facts that I managed to accumulate about the last race of the season in Abu Dhabi:
– Webber pitted early for hard rubber tyres.
– Alonso pitted early (2 or 3 laps later) on lap 15 to ‘outwits’ Webber and due to degrading soft tyres. (I think the 2nd reason is just a horrible reason to cover Ferrari’s stupidity on the first reason)
– Both Webber and Alonso’s team ‘stupid’ strategy got them stuck behind Vitaly Petrov until the finish line. That’s 40 laps behind Petrov.
– And the funny thing is Petrov is from Renault. Can you see the connection? Alonso-Renault? Is this some sort of karma?? Hehehe
– Why is Petrov ahead of them? Well, he pitted early during the safety car period.
– Which brings to… what accident brought out the safety car? Michael Schumacher’s accident. He, the former world champion lost control of the car during a turn. (only a rookie will do that)
– In the end it was Schumacher’s mistake (indirectly) that handed the title to Vettel. Muahahahahaha

F1 2010 World Drivers’ Championship final standings (top 6):
1. Sebastian Vettel – 256 points
2. Fernando Alonso – 252 points
3. Mark Webber – 242 points
4. Lewis Hamilton – 240 points
5. Jensen Button – 214 points
6. Felipe Massa – 144 points

Formula One 2010 is not very interesting for me. Sometimes while I was watching the race, I kinda miss a driver. A driver that will add zing and spice to the race. I’m talking about Juan Pablo Montoya. Yeah surprise I talk about him? He has got to be the most colorful driver on the race track. You want overtaking? He can bring it to the table every time. πŸ™‚

A note to Ferrari: This past 2 or 3 years, sometimes I can cringe right from my sofa when I watch how Ferrari was about to take on a ‘stupid’ strategy. How come I can see it but not the strategist in Ferrari? That’s what I want to know. Come on Ferrari, get rid of the weaklings.

Images from espnF1

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  • Reply Pierre November 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Hmm… I was really hoping for Webber to seek his turn. It’s cool: a gal like you likes the F1

  • Reply Che-Cheh November 18, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Pierre, hey I thought you’re VERY busy. πŸ˜›
    Webber doesn’t shine like Vettel. He’s sometimes good but not always. He is the equivalent of Button in McLaren. I’ve a couple of gal friends who are into F1 too. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Adino November 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    At least this season was more interesting compared to past few years. Sometimes I lose interest in the middle of the race. There’s only so must interest since the cars go round and round and they don’t even need to refuel now. So I just pay attention to the start and end of the race πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh November 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Adino, Wah nice strategy you have there. πŸ™‚
    I thought this season was boring. I really miss a lot of races this year. There’s also very less over-taking. Yawn yawn.

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