Formula 1: GP Turkey - race result

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GP Turkey 2010 - race result
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L ewis Hamilton celebrated his first win of the season in Istanbul 2010. The Briton successfully defended himself against the attacks of his team-mate Jenson Button until the end and thus secured himself the triumph. 'It was a very interesting race,' said Hamilton. 'I knew we had a good race pace. The Red Bulls were faster at Turn 8. It was a good fight with Jenson and it was fair. A great result for us.'

Red Bull ruined the race itself

McLaren and Red Bull drove their own race in Turkey well ahead of the other teams. Hamilton was in second place behind Mark Webber for a long time, but fell behind Sebastian Vettel after his pit stop. But Red Bull tripped itself in Istanbul. For a long time it looked like a one-two for the red bulls, then Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber clashed in an overtaking maneuver by Vettel on lap 40 of 58.

The German accelerated the Australian before Turn 12, but then the two teammates collided. Vettel then had to give up, Webber was able to continue and save third place despite a second pit stop. The quarrel between the teammates should be programmed, however.

'Obviously I'm not the happiest today,' said Vettel, commenting on the situation shortly after the race. 'The situation was clear. I was clearly faster in the previous laps. I looked at the situation carefully and then started to overtake. I was inside and concentrated on the braking point. Then I lost the car. Between my teammates it's always stupid, but you should always leave enough space. '

Mark Webber only described the situation and saved himself a rating. 'He got involved pretty quickly and then we touched,' said the Australian. 'That is of course a shame for the team, but it can happen sometimes.'

Nico Rosberg fought with Robert Kubica

Behind them, the rest of the field played a minor role. Michael Schumacher's race was quite unspectacular, as he was able to break away from team-mate Nico Rosberg for most of the time and also had no chance to move forward. Rosberg, on the other hand, had to fight with Robert Kubica. The Renault driver put a lot of pressure on, drove the faster lap times, but couldn't get past and finally got itSixth.

'I was stuck behind Michael for the whole race and still had to watch out for Kubica and orient myself to the rear. I made extra slow to keep my distance from Michael so that I could do a pit stop because of the Rain don't lose a position. ' The slight trickle wasn't a big problem in the end.

Ferrari had no chance

The Ferrari looked extremely pale in Istanbul. After the disaster in training, the Italians weren't able to hit the race either. Felipe Massa still managed damage limitation in seventh place, Fernando Alonso saw the checkered flag directly behind in eighth. The Spaniard only managed to crack Vitaly Petrov, who was driving in front of him, four laps before the end. Shortly afterwards he had to tick off the race with a puncture, but was still 15th. Adrian Sutil and Kamui Kobayashi inherited the ninth and tenth places. For Sauber the first point ever this year.

Nico H├╝lkenberg already had problems at the beginning of the race and headed for the pits. He finished the Grand Prix in 17th place. Timo Glock crossed the finish line directly behind. The Lotus cars both had to give up due to technical defects.

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