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Red Bull unbeatable – Except by themselves

Turkey – the country on two continents.  The last years it was absolutely the GP with the less spectators. Maybe they stayed at home as the first GP there always the Polesitter won and so the races where kinda boring but maybe last year where Seb started from Pole and got only 3rd changed their opinion. Because this year there seemed to be a bit more spectators. And for those who where there it was definitely a very thrilling, or for some disappointing, race.

Seb overtook Hamilton easily at the start but the Britain caught him a few corners later. In the first lap Hulk and Buemi had a little collision which result was a broken tyre for one and a broken frontwing for the other; but both stayed in the race. At the front the race stayed beside a little overtaking adventure between Button and Schumacher (won by the first) very unspectacular… But then came the pitstops…  Of the leading group Sebastian Vettel was the first man to take new tyres in lap 14, all went well and the German came back on track behind Rosberg (who still needed to pit). In the next lap Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton came in together and Webber just passed the McLaren pitbox when they wanted to release Hamilton. So Hamilton had to wait and this costed him some time so Seb was in front of the Britain after the stops.

A big surprise was that we were racing with all 24 cars until lap 32!!! Then Trulli stopped with an hydraulic failure on the Track and in the following lap his teammate went to the box and stopped the race for the same reason.

In this time, the first four where very close to each other wid 0.5 to 1 sec gaps. Sometimes Seb won time on Webber and got close to him but then in the next lap Hamilton, who hadn’t to pay much attention on his teammate who was running a second behind him on fourth place, nearly overtook him. Everything seemed to be fair and great racing… Until lap 39! Seb got a bit away from Hamilton and got extreme near to Mark Webber and tried to overtake him… I think everyone knows what have happened then… When Seb was obviously already 2meters in front of Mark Webber they suddenly crashed into another… Seb went off from the track and his race was over, Mark Webber had to take a new frontwing and went back out third.

I won’t discuss now who caused this accident! We did it already the whole afternoon and the only thing I can tell you now is the meaning of the Red Bull Racing motorsport consultant Helmut Marko. Check it out here:  http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=370595&FS=F1  Many Seb fans are for sure now being not very friendly with Webber on twitter. But his fans doing the same with Seb. So it has absolutely no sense to start fighting here now. And however it happened now and no one can change it!!!!

Ok, back to the race!

After this story Hamilton and Button where fighting for the victory. They had a spectacular fight but with one difference to the Red Bull Racing fight: They understood what it means to be teammates and that f1 is still team sport. Well Hamilton won the battle and it seemed that they will drive the 1-2 win comfortably home… but then came some laps before the chequered flag over the radio that they have to save fuel… But they survived the race and brang the victory home. Mark Webber saved the third place and extended his lead in the World Championship….

For the jubilees it wasn’t an amazing race… As already said, Seb did not finish and it was his 50th GP … kind of golden wedding with Julia, Kate (and her dirty sister), Liz, Mandy… And maybe if his chassis got hurt by this crash he will give it a new name again.

The other jubilee was at Ferrari who celebrated their 800th GP and finished only 7th and 8th… not brilliant too…

I think this grand prix was very very thrilling. I think the discussion about who caused the RBR crash will last at least until the next GP on June 13th (wooooooo xD Seb’s lucky number) when the Canadian GP gives its comeback.

I hope you enjoyed reading my post and you will check out the blog again the next weekends!!!

Thanks for reading !

Bye Jenny xoxo

Pos  No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 58 1:28:47.620 2 25
2 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 58 +2.6 secs 4 18
3 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 58 +24.2 secs 1 15
4 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 58 +31.1 secs 5 12
5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 58 +32.2 secs 6 10
6 11 Robert Kubica Renault 58 +32.8 secs 7 8
7 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 58 +36.6 secs 8 6
8 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 58 +46.5 secs 12 4
9 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 58 +49.0 secs 11 2
10 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 58 +65.6 secs 10 1
11 22 Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari 58 +65.9 secs 13  
12 17 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 58 +67.8 secs 16  
13 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 57 +1 Lap 18  
14 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 57 +1 Lap 15  
15 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 57 +1 Lap 9  
16 16 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 57 +1 Lap 14  
17 10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 57 +1 Lap 17  
18 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 55 +3 Laps 21  
19 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 55 +3 Laps 23  
20 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 52 Fuel pump 24  
Ret 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 46 Fuel pressure 22  
Ret 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 39 Accident 3  
Ret 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 33 Hydraulics 20  
Ret 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 32 Hydraulics 19  

 

Webber flies as Vettel suffers more woes

We’re on the border line of Asia and Europe now and we’re in the delightful Istanbul. It has everything :: the great turn 8, a great big paddock and great tourist sites. The only it lacks is HUMANS! or more formally people. Yes, like last year; the Istanbul Circuit did not have a big crowd to please but what can we do? They are the ones missing out. The words on everyone’s lips were : Can we beat Red Bull?. And the answer to that is in the title of this blog.  NO. They didn’t. And it was indeed Mark Webber who picked up his hat-trick of poles. Initially, it looked like his 22 year old teammate was going to be the one to beat but unreliabilty once again struck as his anti roll-bar broke.  However, he managed to qualify in a very respectable 3rd, infront of world champion Jenson Button and behind the 2008 world champion Lewis Hamilton who was pretty pleased with his day’s job by splitting the inseparable Red Bulls. The shock of the day came in the form of Fernando Alonso, who on Ferrari’s 800th grand prix decided to qualify a lowly 12th while his teammate Massa who normally bodes well in Turkey qualified 8th.

“I pushed very hard in that lap,” said the Spaniard. “Anyway I was slower than my fastest lap. I knew it was not enough.

“I don’t think that moment cost me a place in Q3. I did three laps in mainly in the same time and I think the pace was not there.”

Sebastian Vettel had said this about his day :

“I locked the inside wheel very easily, the car didn’t seem to stop it just went straight, When I hit the brakes I just went straight, I lost the ability to stop the car. It didn’t do what it was supposed to do, so obviously I lost a lot of time.”

So, can Hamilton stop Webber’s in form mentality? Can he get his first win? Can Webber pick up a hat-trick of wins? Or Can Sebastian Vettel replicate what he did in Malaysia?

All burning questions. All that will be answered tomorrow.

Banu xxx

1 australia Mark Webber 6 Red Bull-Renault 1:27.500 1:26.818 1:26.295
2 great britain Lewis Hamilton 2 McLaren-Mercedes 1:27.667 1:27.013 1:26.433
3 germany Sebastian Vettel 5 Red Bull-Renault 1:27.067 1:26.729 1:26.760
4 great britain Jenson Button 1 McLaren-Mercedes 1:27.555 1:27.277 1:26.781
5 germany Michael Schumacher 3 Mercedes GP 1:27.756 1:27.438 1:26.857
6 germany Nico Rosberg 4 Mercedes GP 1:27.649 1:27.141 1:26.952
7 poland Robert Kubica 11 Renault 1:27.766 1:27.426 1:27.039
8 brazil Felipe Massa 7 Ferrari 1:27.993 1:27.200 1:27.082
9 russia Vitaly Petrov 12 Renault 1:27.620 1:27.387 1:27.430
10 japan Kamui Kobayashi 23 BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:28.158 1:27.434 1:28.122
11 germany Adrian Sutil 14 Force India-Mercedes 1:27.951 1:27.525
12 spain Fernando Alonso 8 Ferrari 1:27.857 1:27.612
13 spain Pedro de la Rosa 22 BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:28.147 1:27.879
14 switzerland Sebastien Buemi 16 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:28.534 1:28.273
15 brazil Rubens Barrichello 9 Williams-Cosworth 1:28.336 1:28.392
16 spain Jaime Alguersuari 17 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:28.460 1:28.540
17 germany Nico Hulkenberg 10 Williams-Cosworth 1:28.227 1:28.841
18 italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 15 Force India-Mercedes 1:28.958
19 italy Jarno Trulli 18 Lotus-Cosworth 1:30.237
20 finland Heikki Kovalainen 19 Lotus-Cosworth 1:30.519
21 germany Timo Glock 24 Virgin-Cosworth 1:30.744
22 brazil Bruno Senna 21 Hispania-Cosworth 1:31.266
23 brazil Lucas di Grassi 25 Virgin-Cosworth 1:31.989
24 india Karun Chandhok 20 Hispania-Cosworth 1:32.060

Lewis Hamilton – A.K.A. the 2008 WDC

Lewis Hamilton, the 2008 World Chapmpion and actual 7th in the WDC , is 25 years old and in couple with the Pussycat Doll’s singer Nicole Scherzinger. In 2008 he won the Championship literally in the last corner by overtaking Glock for the 5th place, the place which gave him the points he needed to save the championship. Some people say that the boy from Hertfordshire is fast in any car, but could he ever prove it?? No! because he came 2007 immediately as GP2 champion to McLaren, which is /as we all know/ a top team so he never had to fight in a crap car like the most other  drivers who have to begin in slow teams! But only to clarify: I don’t want to say with this that he isn’t a good driver!!!! As we know already about some fears of F1 drivers, Lewis has some too: he is terrified by spiders and snakes… I only hope for him that Nicole isn’t afraid of spiders xD In front of this season, almost anyone thought he will beat his teammate but in fact until now, Button scored 2 wins and Lewis not even one! But wel we have only seen 6 of 19 races and anything can still happen!!

Jenson Button A.K.A Current World Champion

At 29 years of age, Jenson Button is the current world champion. Driving with Brawn Gp now known as Mercedes Gp, Jenson ran away with the championship effectively in the 1st 6 races. He dominated with some style and christened the story of Brawn Gp “The dream come true” or also known as the “Fairy Tale”. Originally from Frome, Somerset; Jenson has now got a road named after him! Although he still demands a castle and he says he shall name it “Buttonshire”. Jenson, on the track is known to drive smoothly and taking good decisions has led him to 2 race victories this year (Australia and China). So what do we think of Jenson’s chances this year? He lies 4th in the championship leading the title challenge for McLaren and only is 8 points behing leaders Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel. And with more that 10 races to go, we know anything can happen!

The bullfight of Monaco

The 6th round of this year’s F1 championship was the classic Monaco grand prix. As usual there were very much celebs and most of them don’t know anything about F1 (Paris Hilton: “ The Barcelona Grand Prix was won by a Renault” or Jenifer Lopez as an answer on the question if she has a favourite driver: “ No, because I don’t know them at all”).

But well, beside celebs the Monaco Grand Prix is every year very spectacular from the racing side too. This year the safety car came out 4 times, well only three times due to accidents one time a drain cover was open. In fact there were some other curious situations… but to that later more.

Many congratulations to the race winner Mark Webber. He drove as last week in Spain an amazing race and I was only thinking: Where does he find this speed??? He was unbeatable!

At the start Kubica tried to block Seb from overtaking him for 2nd place (reminded me at Melbourne 2009… =S ) but He was faster and followed his teammate who stayed 1st all the race long. But /hello welcome to Monaco/ the first safety car phase came quite early… lap 1 to be honest. It was the young German Hülkenberg who crashed into the wall in the tunnel. And while the track marshals where rolling his car away, the next driver stopped; it was the actual World Champion jenson Button, who’s engine blew up (now we know why: a mechanic forgot to pull out a cover of the engine cooler). Alonso, who started from the pitlane after he didn’t participate at the qualifying, used this early safety car to change from the softer on the harder compounds, and finished his race on 7th, ehmmm sorry 6th xD with those tyres.  Next safety car came out because Rubens Barrichello stopped in the middle of the track. Curious: he threw his steering wheel on the track and Karun Chandhok took it along. Well as i said already earlier, there was a safety car phase where first no one knew why the safety car came out… But then came the message from the FIA that a drain cover was open. This can definitely only happen in Monaco. The most spectactular crash happened when the race was almost over: Trulli flew over Chandhok and nearly had hit his head. They stopped in a funny formation because Trulli’s car was still upon the HRT. Fortunately no one got injured and Chandhok described this race as the best of his career so far even if he took along a steering wheel and got nearly hit by a car 😛

Due to this crash the safety car came out for the last time and the race finished behind it… well as it is written in the rules, if the race finishes behind the safety car it goes in in the last lap and the cars finish the race alone but under yellow flags…  But, in the last corner Schumi overtook Alonso. He got a 20 sec penalty for this and dropped from 6th to 12th place… In my opinion this penalty was completely unfair because the Marshal’s where waving GREEN flags!!! And as you all know, this means that they are allowed to overtake… another Monaco curiosity…

This win is very important for Mark Webber. He proved that he isn’t only a one-hit-wonder and he is leading the championship now!!! Well his teammate Vettel, who seemed to be quite unconcentrate and a bit desperate before the race , has the same amount of points (78) but as Macca has now 2 wins and Seb only 1 he is leading for the first time the WDC. After the race all of Seb’s unconcentration and desperation where gone and he found back to the typical Sebii grin and to his sense of humour. J

This race was definitely extremely thrilling and a great one for all Red Bull Racing fans!! And to bring you a little coverage on the formula Renault 3.5 : The red bull boys Daniel Ricciardo and Brendon Hartley finished at the Monaco GP 1st and 4th so really a great weekend for all hyper people 😛

Next week we will be back in action with a driver profile! And the weekend after it for sure with post of the Turkish GP to which Red Bull Racing will head with the leading in the WCC and a double leading in WDC!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed my post and see you next week!!!

Bye, Jenny  xoxo

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 78 1:50:13.355 1 25
2 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 78 +0.4 secs 3 18
3 11 Robert Kubica Renault 78 +1.6 secs 2 15
4 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 78 +2.6 secs 4 12
5 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 78 +4.3 secs 5 10
6 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 78 +6.3 secs 24 8
7 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 78 +6.6 secs 6 6
8 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 78 +6.9 secs 12 4
9 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 78 +7.3 secs 10 2
10 16 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 78 +8.1 secs 13 1
11 17 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 78 +9.1 secs 17  
12 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 78 +25.7 secs 7  
13 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 73 +5 Laps 14  
14 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 70 Accident 23  
15 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 70 Accident 19  
Ret 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 58 Steering 18  
Ret 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 58 Hydraulics 22  
Ret 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 30 Accident 9  
Ret 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 26 Gearbox 16  
Ret 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 25 Wheel problem 21  
Ret 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 22 Rear suspension 20  
Ret 22 Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari 21 Hydraulics 15  
Ret 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 2 Engine 8  
Ret 10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 0 Accident 11  

Pole NO6 for YOU-KNOW-WHO (NO NOT VOLDEMORT)

First of all, let me start this blog post by saying a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMULA ONE ITSELF. 🙂 Next I’ll say, it is indeed Pole No6 for the Red Bulls. It was perhaps a glimmer of hope when teams thought that Monaco will be a lottery instead of a proper qualifying. Traffic,though wasnt a big issue as in normal qualifying the backmarkers including double world champion who did not qualify after having crashed out of Saturday Practice leaving Felipe Massa the soul Ferrari. It was indeed Red Bull Racing’s Mark Webber that pipped Pole Kubica to pole position.  His teammate Sebastian Vettel, on the other hand encountered traffic and qualified 3rd behind Kubica while both McLarens struggled for pace with Hamilton and Button 5th and 8th respectively. Perhaps one of the things that separate Monaco from the rest of the track is the track itself; it is a ferocious track that demands everything from the drivers. But for me personally, I have always said to myself Monaco is a track that proves what these drivers are capable to do; showing that they have no fear to be 1mm away from the barriers or showing that they have control that somehow has been given to them. Of course, as a Vettel fan, I wanted Sebastian Vettel to qualify on pole but it was indeed Mark Webber that was the maestro today. And most of us must admit that we all have drivers that we favour and some we hate but if there is something that Monaco tells us then it is that these drivers all are brilliant at what they are doing and they all deserve credit; whether they are the rookies or the backmarkers they deserve credit for what they do. So today I learnt to admit that there are days where perhaps Sebastian Vettel won’t perform as well as Mark Webber and there will be days where he does perform better. Simple eh? All that aside, Felipe Masa put up a strong qualifying session and qualified 4th. Rosberg,meanwhile rued his day after putting a strong performance on during Q2 but failing to capitalise on it during Q3 while 7 time World Champion blamed his teammate for blocking him during Q3 costing him time in a good lap. Luizzi put up a good performance matching the 10th place he had in China. The moments of Monaco belonged to Heiki Kovalinen and Vitaly Petrov with both having their little problems but both salvaged 18th and 14th.  So I leave you here my readers but with a quote

“Winning is like a drug to me. I cannot settle for 2nd or 3rd whatsoever”

Now the person who said that is my favourite driver of all time and I follow what he says and Im sure most F1 drivers do too. Im sure Mark Webber has a feeling that he will live up to that quote tomorrow.

See you next week with a driver profile!!!

Banu XOXO

1 australia Mark Webber 6 Red Bull-Renault 1:15.035 1:14.462 1:13.826
2 poland Robert Kubica 11 Renault 1:15.045 1:14.549 1:14.120
3 germany Sebastian Vettel 5 Red Bull-Renault 1:15.110 1:14.568 1:14.227
4 brazil Felipe Massa 7 Ferrari 1:14.757 1:14.405 1:14.283
5 great britain Lewis Hamilton 2 McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.676 1:14.527 1:14.432
6 germany Nico Rosberg 4 Mercedes GP 1:15.188 1:14.375 1:14.544
7 germany Michael Schumacher 3 Mercedes GP 1:15.649 1:14.691 1:14.590
8 great britain Jenson Button 1 McLaren-Mercedes 1:15.623 1:15.150 1:14.637
9 brazil Rubens Barrichello 9 Williams-Cosworth 1:15.590 1:15.083 1:14.901
10 italy Vitantonio Liuzzi 15 Force India-Mercedes 1:15.397 1:15.061 1:15.170
11 germany Nico Hulkenberg 10 Williams-Cosworth 1:16.030 1:15.317
12 germany Adrian Sutil 14 Force India-Mercedes 1:15.445 1:15.318
13 switzerland Sebastien Buemi 16 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:15.961 1:15.413
14 russia Vitaly Petrov 12 Renault 1:15.482 1:15.576
15 spain Pedro de la Rosa 22 BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.908 1:15.692
16 japan Kamui Kobayashi 23 BMW Sauber-Ferrari 1:16.175 1:15.992
17 spain Jaime Alguersuari 17 Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:16.021 1:16.176
18 finland Heikki Kovalainen 19 Lotus-Cosworth 1:17.094
19 italy Jarno Trulli 18 Lotus-Cosworth 1:17.134
20 germany Timo Glock 24 Virgin-Cosworth 1:17.377
21 brazil Lucas di Grassi 25 Virgin-Cosworth 1:17.864
22 brazil Bruno Senna 21 Hispania-Cosworth 1:18.509
23 india Karun Chandhok 20 Hispania-Cosworth 1:19.559
24 spain Fernando Alonso 8 Ferrari

Webber dominates as Vettel shows mettle!

Even if the circuit in Barcelona is known for boring races, I think this race was not to boring. For sure is what not one of the most thrilling races but, especially for Sebii fans, it was interesting.

For now the tenth year in a row, the pole setter won also the race; Congratulations to Mark!!! He drove a brilliant race and dominated it!

At the start, Seb immediately followed Mark, but at the end of the straight, Hamilton and Alonso came near due to their F-duct. In the first corner Vettel tried to attack his teammate but Hamilton was next to him and if Seb would have finished the attack he would have crashed into Hamilton. So until the first row of pitstops, which were very early (started at lap 12 with Liuzzi and Seb was the first frontrunner in lap 16). And after a not very good pitstop from Vettel in lap 16, Hamilton made one not much better in lap 17. But Seb’s was a bit worse so they had a little fight in the first corner after the pit exit; won by Hamilton because he pushed Seb out of the track.  Well, for sure there was other action than the frontrunners too: for example and incredible fight between Button and Schumacher! Or… a  bit /sorry for all fans/ annoying Chandhok. I don’t want to say that he wasn’t good but the problem is that he caused many problems today… He didn’t let Massa overlap even when he got shown blue flags, he crashed into Jaime again while overlapping…  Well in general there was some critical moments at overlapping …

No one knew if there would be a second row of pitstops… Now we know the answer: Some came in to change but the frontrunners seemed to stay out. Seb had to came in after he went off due to braking problems They changed tyres but the left front brake was completely gone… The team said to him that if it would be better to retire from the race but Seb showed mettle and decided to stay out and try to save the 12 points because with the second pistop he lost his third place to Alonso. Since then, Seb the TV cameras followed Seb and we got a scaring team radio every lap: Slow down your brakes are at the limit…. I watched at lap times on the livetiming and didn’t saw that he slowed down much… Well after some more team radios You could see that he slowed down much. There one thing I forgot to tell you… The brakes weren’t Seb’s only problem… He could neither adjust his front wing…  

It was so thrilling to hear the radio’s become worse every lap and I was only hoping that he will bring this 12 points home…  But then suddenly, 2 laps before the end of the race Hamilton’s tyre blew up and he crashed into the wall. This brought Seb 15 points J

So at the end, Webber won the race (and never gave away the lead) Alonso became second and Seb, who’s brakes survived until the checkered  flag became third.

This was it for today’s blogpost!

I know we forgot to post the last 2 weekends, but I hope you will forgive us because we had much work to do for school. But now we promise you that we will post on non-race weekends too!!!!

Next week we are back as usual with Banu on Saturday with a Qualifying analysis and me on Sunday with race!

I hope you enjoyed the post and will check out the blog next week again!!!!

Jenny

Xoxo

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 6 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 66 1:35:44.101 1 25
2 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 66 +24.0 secs 4 18
3 5 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 66 +51.3 secs 2 15
4 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes GP 66 +62.1 secs 6 12
5 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 66 +63.7 secs 5 10
6 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 66 +65.7 secs 9 8
7 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 66 +72.9 secs 11 6
8 11 Robert Kubica Renault 66 +73.6 secs 7 4
9 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 65 +1 Lap 17 2
10 17 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 65 +1 Lap 15 1
11 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 65 +1 Lap 19  
12 23 Kamui Kobayashi BMW Sauber-Ferrari 65 +1 Lap 10  
13 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GP 65 +1 Lap 8  
14 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 64 Accident 3  
15 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 64 Technical 16  
16 10 Nico Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth 64 +2 Laps 13  
17 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 63 +3 Laps 18  
18 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 63 +3 Laps 22  
19 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 62 +4 Laps 23  
Ret 16 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 42 Hydraulics 14  
Ret 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 27 Suspension 24  
Ret 22 Pedro de la Rosa BMW Sauber-Ferrari 18 Puncture damage 12  
Ret 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 0 Accident 21  
Ret 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 0 Gearbox 20