The final calendar was released on 11 December 2009. , The new season test schedule started on 1 December 2009 with a three-day 'Young Driver Test' (for drivers with fewer than three Formula One race starts to their name) at Spain's Circuito de Jerez. In stark contrast to 2009, no one driver emerged as dominant in the early stages of the 2010 season. To accommodate the extra teams, the maximum number of cars allowed to take part in a race increased from 24 to 26 cars. Information about your device and internet connection, including your IP address, Browsing and search activity while using Verizon Media websites and apps. , The third test at Jerez for another four-day test was also affected by mixed weather conditions.  Lewis Hamilton set the fastest lap of the test during a dry Saturday session with 1:19.583. The proposal had an optional budget cap of €30 million ($45 million, £27 million), with greater technical and design freedoms allowed to teams who nominated to use it. Webber was leading the Turkish Grand Prix when teammate Vettel attempted a pass on lap 40 that ended with the two Red Bulls colliding; Vettel retired whilst Webber recovered to finish third behind eventual race winner Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. The 2010 season saw the debut of three new teams, Virgin, Lotus and Hispania. It took the race stewards twenty minutes to pass verdict on the infringement, and while Hamilton was issued with a drive-through penalty for his actions, it had little effect as he was already well clear of the rest of the field.  The existing F1 teams, under the FOTA organisation, are understood to have agreed a system of technical support to assist new teams.
2010 F1 results distribution of points: P1=25, P2=18, P3=15, P4=12, P5=10, P6=8, P7=6, P8=4, P9=2 & P10=1 point * = this driver drove the fastest lap of the race.
Alonso was unable to find a way past Petrov and so finished seventh, handing the title to Vettel by four points. After fighting reliability issues early in the season, the three teams soon established themselves with Lotus leading the way, their best result being a twelfth place for Heikki Kovalainen in Japan. 2001-2020 © F1-Fansite.com.
Sebastian Vettel won the race, with the McLarens second and third. The German Grand Prix saw a return to form for Ferrari, with both Alonso and Massa quickest over the course of the race meeting.
Although no wing ever failed scrutineers' tests, as of the. As with 2009, the teams were allowed a maximum of 15,000 km (9,300 mi) over the course of fifteen days in February. British Formula 3 Champion Daniel Ricciardo was fastest for Red Bull Racing. Teams competed with tyres supplied by Bridgestone. "F1 2010" redirects here.
The third session was to be run in a low-fuel configuration due to the refuelling ban, Drivers were given eleven sets of tyres over the course of a weekend, reduced from the fourteen sets in.
Button needed a lead of twenty-two seconds to rejoin the circuit ahead of Kubica and Hamilton, but Kubica was able to match him on lap times and McLaren were forced to pit Button, who rejoined fourth behind his teammate, becoming third when Kubica pitted. Abu Dhabi was the first time Sebastian Vettel had led the 2010 World Championship.
 Only twice before in the history of Formula One had the Drivers' World Champion led the Championship only for the last race: in 1964 and 1976. 2010 Formula 1 Championship Driver Standings 2010 F1 results distribution of points: P1=25, P2=18, P3=15, P4=12, P5=10, P6=8, P7=6, P8=4, P9=2 & P10=1 point * = this driver drove the fastest lap of the race. The qualifying system changed to accommodate the extra cars: 7 cars drop out of the first qualifying session, 7 from the second session and 10 cars will challenge for pole position in the third session.  Other expressions of interest came from Team Superfund, an Austrian outfit to be fronted by former driver Alex Wurz and myf1dream.com, a team established by fans of the sport and funded by their donations. Button became the first driver to win more than one race with victory in China, but Mark Webber would be the first to take back-to-back victories with wins in Spain and Monaco.  Negotiations on a new Concorde Agreement directly with CVC, the commercial rights holders, led to the eventual end of the dispute with its signing by the FIA on 1 August. Ferrari dominated the test session, with Felipe Massa setting the fastest lap times on days one and two. , The second session took place at Circuito de Jerez, Spain with heavy downpours throughout the test. While Kubica was expected to rejoin somewhere behind Mark Webber, Vitaly Petrov had held Webber and Alonso up enough that when Kubica completed his stop, he joined the circuit ahead of them, adding his name to the list of drivers Alonso needed to pass in order to win the World Championship. 2010 Formula One Drivers Championship (after 19 of 19 races) Pos Driver … The following teams and drivers competed in the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship. The stewarding system had a fixed pool of stewards to draw from for each race, including former racing drivers, instead of a rotating line-up.
"U.S. Following a minor controversy when Ferrari conducted a "filming day" at, Ferrari and Red Bull were both accused of having front wings that flexed at high speed, pushing them closer to the ground than is allowed.  In his first appearance for the team, Fernando Alonso set the fastest overall time on the third day of the test with 1:11.470.  Manor became known as Virgin Racing after Richard Branson's Virgin Group purchased naming rights to the team, while Campos-Meta was reimagined as Hispania Racing after investor José Ramón Carabante purchased the team from Adrian Campos shortly before the first race of the season. The 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 64th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. This was Bridgestone's final season as the sole tyre supplier in Formula One as the company announced that it would not renew its contract at the end of the season. In doing so, Vettel became the youngest World Drivers' Champion in the sport's sixty-year history. Testing sessions were confirmed for Valencia (1–3 February), Jerez (10–13 February and 17–20 February), and Barcelona (25–28 February). The 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship was the 64th season of FIA Formula One motor racing. See all 2010 F1 results for each race, driver and team. F1 Standings is your free and mobile-friendly home for the F1 2020 driver standings, team standings, and races calendar. AOL is part of Verizon Media.  However, following a meeting of the World Motor Sport Council on 24 June, FOTA agreed to remain in Formula One and FIA president Max Mosley confirmed he would not stand for re-election in October. On the anniversary of his accident, Felipe Massa led most of the race before a message from the Ferrari pit appeared to be a coded instruction telling Massa to move over and let Alonso through, granting Alonso seven extra World Championship points for his ultimate win.
Fernando Alonso retired after a mistake in the wet. Hispania were the slowest of the three, and by mid-season were rotating their drivers on a regular basis, but a pair of fourteenth places by Karun Chandhok in Australia and Monaco put the team ahead of Virgin in the Constructors' Championship for most of the season. Points were awarded to the top 10 classified finishers. This was in response to several drivers in 2009 competing in their début weekend with no experience of their F1 car.
Webber won the race after passing Vettel from second off the start, who then developed a puncture on the first lap and was forced to pit.. The 2010 season saw the return of the most successful driver in Formula One history, with seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher coming out of retirement after a three-year absence since 2007. ", "Provisional 2010 calendar shows 19 races", "FIA Formula One World Championship – Entry List", "Vodafone McLaren Mercedes signs reigning World Champion Jenson Button to multi-year deal", "Renault reveals the R30, confirms Petrov", "Sutil and Liuzzi confirmed for Force India", "Paul di Resta to become Force India test driver", "Sauber confirms Heidfeld in, de la Rosa out", "Sauber F1 team recruit Japan's Kamui Kobayashi", "Lotus confirmed, as FIA pushes for 14 teams in 2010", "Manor to race under Virgin Racing title", "Newcomers Campos rebranded as Hispania Racing F1 Team", "F1: March And Brabham Submit Entries For 2010", "Exclusive: Stefan Grand Prix owner speaks out on F1 selection row", "New team Stefan GP have Formula 1 entry rejected", "STR hopeful about first non-Red Bull car", "Renault will race in Formula 1 after selling their team", "Fisichella: Ferrari drive a dream for me", "Pedro de la Rosa to race for BMW Sauber F1 Team", "Klien takes Yamamoto's place at HRT again", "Bahrain unveils news layout for F1 race", "Silverstone secures British GP from 2010", "Silverstone to use new track for 2010 GP", "Japanese Grand Prix in danger as credit crunch hits Formula One", "Refuelling ban confirmed for next season", "Refuelling ban still on for 2010 season", "2010 F1 rules published: FIA changes post-race penalties and fuel declarations", "Teams give details of 'cost regulation document, "FIA Formula One Commission Press Release 02/02/2010". The technical and sporting regulations applicable for the season were the subject of much debate. After finishing sixth in Germany, Webber won again in Hungary after Vettel broke an obscure safety car rule and was issued with a drive-through penalty that demoted him to third, while Lewis Hamilton won a wet Belgian Grand Prix from Mark Webber and Robert Kubica while Vettel was involved in a collision with Button that eliminated the incumbent World Champion whilst Vettel was handed his second drive-through penalty in as many races. Powered devices that lift any part of the car during the pit stop were banned, and to prevent teams from releasing a car into the path of an oncoming driver in pit lane, the crew had to wait until the oncoming driver that is within a 25 m (82 ft) zone either side of the pit box has passed. Four new teams joined the grid: Mercedes, Lotus Racing, Virgin Racing and HRT. All rights reserved. 2010 F1 Sporting Regulations – published on 2010-06-23. The new Concorde Agreement secured the sport's future until its expiration in 2012. DNQ = Did Not Qualify, DNS = Did Not Start, Ret = Retired, DSQ = Disqualified, NC = Not Classified.
Any car being driven unnecessarily slowly, erratically, or which is deemed potentially dangerous to other drivers, will be reported to the stewards.
After several difficulties including the cancellation of a planned test in Portugal when Bridgestone refused to supply tyres, Stefan attempted to purchase the defunct USF1 entry, but the moves were blocked. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices.
 In response it was announced that plans for a breakaway series were still being pursued. , The last pre-season test took place at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona. However, the Australian struggled to find speed across the weekend, qualifying behind Alonso and unable to find a way past the Ferrari driver for most of the race. The teams were often more than three seconds per lap slower than the established teams. , During a meeting on 8 July between the FIA and FOTA on future regulations, the teams walked out of the meeting after being informed that they were not entered for the 2010 season and could therefore have no input on regulatory discussions.